Col. John J. Word

The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
July 16, 1857, Page 2
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Death of Col. John J. Word.

It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we announce the death of this high-toned gentleman and prominent citizen of our county.  He died very suddenly at Montvale Springs, Tenn., on the morning of the 7th.  His health had not been good for several months, but had been able to be at the table every meal since his stay at the springs, and his friends hoped that he would have been spared, to adorn for many years, that position in society which his peculiar qualities so well fitted him to fill.  The death of no man would perhaps have caused more sorrow, and been regretted by more friends, throughout the State than that of Col. Word.  He lived for no selfish purposes—the welfare and happiness of his friends was the great object of his life; his name is endeared to the poor of Cherokee Georgia by the recollection of a thousand acts of kindness.  He was too liberal—too charitable—too confiding—too honest, for the times in which he lived—had he not have been so, he would have amassed a princely fortune, but as it is, he leaves to his family a name untarnished by a mean act—with no enemies to rejoice, but a host of friends to sympathize with them in their sad bereavement. [Another Obituary for Col Word appears on page 3 of this issue.  It states “He was one of the first settlers in the county of Cass.”]


August 6, 1857
Page 3

Letters Of Administration

Thomas A. Word on the estate of John J. Word.


December 17, 1857
Page 3

Administrator’s Sale.

Agreeably to an order from the Ordinary of Cass county, will be sold before the Court-house door in the town of Cassville, in said county, on the first Tuesday in February next:

One-half of lot of land No. 306, in the 22nd district and __ section of Cass county.

Also, one negro woman, Barbary, about 30 years old, of dark complexion.

Also, on the same day will be sold in the town of Cumming, Forsyth county, one-half of lot of land No. 87, in the 5th district and 1st section of said county.

Also, on the same day will be sold in the town of Calhoun, Gordon county, one-half of lot of land No. 229, in the 6th district and 3d section of said county.

All the above sold as the property of John J. Word, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors.  Terms made known on the day of sale.

Thos. A. Word, Administrator
Dec. 17, 1857



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