Thomas Starke b. 1724 Virginia
As the result of DNA testing we now know that Thomas is NOT the son of Col. John Starke, and that his obituary has his date of birth correct! 1724 - NOT 1740 the date of the birth of Col. John's son, Thomas. Starke Thomas . 1724 10/10/1794 Wilkes Rev. War Patriot
Book: C, Page: 65, Grantor: Stark, Thomas & Jane, Grantee: Terry, Thomas, Date: 16-May-1761 Thomas & Elizabeth Stark of Goochland Co., Thomas Terry of Caroline Co. £40 for 400 acres of land on both sides of Hickory Creek, patented for John Davis  . Beg. White oak on N. Side the N. fork of Hickory Creek, N30E; 53P; pine; S75E; 274P; two white oak bushes; S; 156P; three pines; crossing Hickory Creek; N89W; 394P; crossing south fork of said creek to a pine & several saplins; N30E; 207P; to beginning
- 1757 - Caroline County, VA .. Court Action .. Order Book .. page 318 .. 11 Nov 1757 .. It's ordered Phillip Jones pay Joseph Butler 150 pounds of tobacco for six days attendance .. Wm. Wright 125 pounds of tobacco for five days attedance as and evidence for him ads. Collins.
According to D.A.R. records, (1) Thomas's wife was Elizabeth Jones and he was noted to be a 'Patriot', for furnishing beef to the Continental Army, but did not wear a uniform or fight in the Revolutionary War. (2) Thomas wife is listed as Elizabeth Dozier, so there is a discrepancy in the records of the D.A.R., but never was Thomas listed as anything but a 'patriot', and another Thomas Starke married Elizabeth Dozier.
Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims 1780-1784 Page 10
George Tucker for 175# beef; 32# bacon Edward Jordan for 750# beef 106# bacon William Samsun for a waggon horse 8-9 years which was lost; 1 days waggoning. Benjamin Cobb for 33# bacon
- **Thomas Starks for 350# beef
Frederick Nance Susanna Christopher Thomas Starke 9/27/1775
From the Will of Thomas Starke
To wife, Elizabeth, the use of my plantation whereon I now live together with 5 negores to wit: Cato, Jude, Betty, Jean, Rachel; stock of every kind and household furniture as it stands without interruption during her natural life. Three daughters: Mary Staples, Sarah Hilliard, Elizabeth Cummins 45 pounds or negroes of that value and also what I have heretofore given to them. Son William Stark what property I have heretofore given to him. Son Jones Stark 300 acres being part of a tract containing 600 acres whereon he now lives, also Negro named Nan and Negro boy named Peter which was put in pledge for the sum of 40 pounds sterling. Son John Stark certain tract of land in Green Co. adjoining the Academy land containing 267 1/2 acres and also 200 acres lying on the twelve mile Beaverdam Creek, also negro by name Sam and negro girl about age 14 or 15, when he arrives to the age of 21. At decease of my wife, Elizabeth Starke, my property to be equally divided between my 4 sons and 3 daughters to wit, William Starke, Thomas Starke, Jones Starke, John Starke, Mary Staples, Sarah Hilliard, Elizabeth Cummins. Executors: Son William Starke and Alexander Cummins. Wit: Henry Mounger, Lidia McCullough. Signed Novemeber 11, 1793. Probabated November 26, 1794. Henry Mounger, Lidia MCcullough, Testors
Baldwin County Newpapers Issue of April 1, 1812
"Take notice. The subscriber has a valuable tract of Swamp Land for sale, lying in Wilkinson County, just above the mouth of Black Creek, nearly opposite the Wife Bluff, drawn by Thomas Starke.; any person wishing to purchase a great bargain may apply to the subscriber in Milledgeville... (signed) Samuel Buffington
Son of Thomas Starke d. 10 Oct 1794
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"GILBERT, RICHARD to Thos Stark, bill of sale for slave Delia May 2, 1791, Philip J. Stark, test."
Pg. 43 "Thomas Starke............................7 1/2 polls, 13 slaves, 800 acres Wilkes Co."
Pg. 291 "STARK, THOMAS dec'd. est. Wm. Stark and Alex. Cummins, excrs. Sale Jan, 1807. Jones and Thos. Stark. Nancy Stark wife of John Stark, Mrs. Mary Staples, purchasers. Receipts of P.J. Stark 1808 for part of his legacy from est of Mrs. Elizabeth Stark, dec'd. Alex. Cummins, excr. Petition of David Terrell in right of Alex. Cummins and wife Elizabeth and Nathaniel Willis in right of Philip Jones Stark and Thos. Stark, Jr., to divide 175 acres on Beaverdam and Rocky creeks nar the town of Washington, Feb. 26, 1807. To be divided into seven parts, wich was done and assigned the heirs as found in Thos. Stark's will. Vol. I, p. 65."
Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims 1780-1784 Page 10
George Tucker for 175# beef; 32# bacon Edward Jordan for 750# beef 106# bacon William Samsun for a waggon horse 8-9 years which was lost; 1 days waggoning. Benjamin Cobb for 33# bacon
- **Thomas Starks for 350# beef
STARKE, Thomas W/B 1792 - 1801 p. 123 wife: Elizabeth; daus, Mary Staples; Sarah Hilliard; Elizabeth C. sons: William; Jones; John, Exrs; son William & Alex. Cummings, Henry Mounter; Lidia McCullough. s/ 11/11/1793 - p/ 11/26/1794 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --- EARLY RECORDS OF GEORGIA - Vol. Two - WILKES COUNTY Abstracted and Compiled by Grace Gilliam Davidson (Mrs. John Lee) State Historian Georgia D.A.R. 1926 - '28. State Chairman Genealogical Research, 1928 -1932
Remnant 1785 Tax Digest "Thomas Starke ----------------------------------------------------7 1/2 polls, 13 slaves, 800 acres Wilkes County William Starke--------------------------------------------------------1 1/2 polls, 1 slave, 200 acres Wilkes County" Pg 114 "STARKE, THOMAS, dec'd est. Alexander Cummins, excr. Paid Richard Hillyer and Thos. and Jones Starke legacies, Mar. 6, 1809." Pg 115 "STARKE, ELIZABETH, dec'd est. Alexander Cummins, excr. Paid certain sums to Jones Starke and Richard Hillyard, Mar. 5, 1810. On the same day Alex. swears that none of the est. of said dec'd has ever come into his possession. On Mar. 5, 1800 Wm. Starke one of the excrs of Thos. Starke, dec'd, gives a list of debts, and says the balenace of the est. is in the hands of the wid as per will of dec'd." Pg 317 "STARK, PHILIP J., dec'd. est. Wm. Robertson, admr. Division of est $456.66 each to Mary, Wm.,, Thos., John, Sarah, Mary, (dau), Phoeby, Louisa, and Philip J. Stark, Mar 13, 1818." Pg 253 "WM. ROBERTSON, admr. Sold all slaves by order of court Dec. 29, 1817. Slave Rachel belonging to Anna Stark, dec'd sold to Chinet Peteet. Sold 105 acres land on Kettle Creek to Richard Henderson. Signed Mar. 2, 1818. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------
THE WILKES COUNTY PAPERS 1773 - 1833
Pg. 175. Petition of THOMAS STARK, Sr., for debt due from JOHN MILLS. Mentions JOHN and ISAAC DENNIS (s) WATKINS, Pltffs. Atty., 20 December 1792. Papers served 17 January 1793, (s) J. SIMS, DS February Term, 1793. (No verdict shown.)
Pg. 186 Indictment, (term not given), that MICAJAH WILLIAMSON, tavern keeper, assaulted ANDREW FRAZER, (s) PENDLETON, Atty. Genl. Witnesses were THOMAS STARK, Senr., ANDREW FRAZER, and CHISOLEM. No Bill, (s) HOLMAN FREEMAN, forem.
orphs of Dudley Stinson, dec'd. Wm. Q. Anderson app gdn Mar. 7, 1831.
STARK, JOHN, Receipt to Wm. Stark for debts in his hands for collection,
Jul. 30, 1797.
Page 290 STARK, THOMAS dec'd. est. Wm. Stark and Alex. Cummins, excrs. Sale
Jan. 1807. Jones and Thos. Stark, Nancy Stark wife of John Stark, Mrs. Mary Staples, purchasers. Receipts of P. J. Stark 1808 for part of his legacy from est of Mrs. Elizabeth Stark, dec'd. Alex. Cummins, excr. Petition of David Terrell in right of Alex. Cummins and wife Elizabeth and Nathaniel Willis in right of Philip Jones Stark and Thos. Stark, Jr., to divide 475 acres on Beaverdam and Rocky creeks near the town of Washington, Feb. 26, 1807, to be divided into seven parts, which was done and assigned the heirs as found in Thos. Stark's will, Vol. 1, p. 65.
Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book AA, 1785-1787 p 132 2 June 1786, Thomas Stark, senr. to Richard Hillyard, both of Wilkes Co, for 50 lbs, 150 acres, part of 700 acres orig. granted to John & Isaac Denis to Thomas Starke, Senr., 21 Nov. 1785. (signed) Thos. Stark,Wit: Josiah Cole, J.P. Regd. 6 Jan. 1787
p 220 1 Jan 1789, John Bouhannan and Anne, his wife, to Thomas Stark, all of Wilkes Co., for 800 lbs, Little River, adj. S.W. by Moore & Vason, N.W., by Lawson, N.E. by Lawson & Fenley, S.E. by unknown 600 acres (signed) John Bohannan, Anne (\) Bouchanan. Wit: Josiah Cole, J.P. Regd. 12 Nov, 1789
p 224 16 May 1789, James Buford of Bedford Co., Va., to Thomas Stark of Wilkes Co., Ga., for 200 lbs, 200 acres, waters of Shoulderbone, adj. vacant land on all sides, granted 8 Dec. 1784 (signed) James Buford. Wit: Barnard Kelly, Bedfd. Brown, John King, A.J. Regd. 18 Nov. 1789.
p 283 Richard Gilbert to Thomas Stark, both of Wilkes Co., a negro girl Deliah, for 40 lbs, 2 May 1791. (signed) R. Gilbert. Test: Phillip J. Stark. Bill of sale proved by Philip J. Stark, 4 June 1791, H. Mounger, J.P. Wilkes County, Ga., DeedBook LL, 1794
p. 181 Rec. of Thomas Stark, 25 lbs and 8 pence, & 13,190 weight of Augusta inspected tobacco. (signed) Jephthah Vining. Test: Philip J. Stark, 13 Mar. 1792, Wilkes Co., Ga.,: proved by Phillip J. Stark before Spencer Branham, J.P., 13 Sept. 1794. Regd. 20 Sept. 1794 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book MM. 1794-1795
p 27 31 Dec. 1786, Nathaniel Coats, sheriff of Wilkes Co., to Thomas Stark of Wilkes Co., for 17 lbs, an execution issued from court on 200 acres of Anthony Griffin, at suit of said Stark, the highest bidder, land adj. McNabb, all other sides vacant at time of survey originally granted to William Stark. (signed) Nathl. Coats. W. Catching, J.P. Regd. 25 May 1794
p 177 1 May 1794, Thomas Starke to Sally Riddle, both of Wilkes Co., for 75 lbs, 200 acres in Wilkes Co., adj McNabb, all other sides vacant at time of survey, originally granted to William Starke (signed) Thos. Starke. Wit: B. Harris, Bedfd. Brown, J.P. Regd. 1 Aug. 1794 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book PP, 1796 - 1798
p. 145 21 Nov. 1785, John Dennis & Isaac Dennis and Sarah, his wife, of Ricmond Co., Ga., to Thomas Starke of Wilkes Co., adj. S. by Smallwood & Boner, W. by Hog, N. by unknown, E. by John Mills. land was originally granted to said John & Isaac Dennis, 3 Jan. 1785. (signed) John Dennis, Isaac Dennis, Sarah (x) Dennis. Wit: Jas. McFarland, A.J. Saml. Harper, J.P. S.P. The line between Thomas Stark & John Mills being a new line beginning at a corner pine of Smallwood on a small drean running nearly a N.W. course to a corner pine on the old black line. Regd. 7 Aug. 1797. Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book QQ, 1797 - 1798
p. 63 7 Jan. 1796, David Meriwether, Tax Collector of Wilkes Co., Ga., to Thomas Stark, 1000 acres in Franklin Co., Ga. surveyed for Francis Smith, 19 Jan. 1790, was found by the Wilkes Co. Tax Collector to be in arrears for taxes up to 1794. Land was advertised for time required and 21 Sept. 1795 was exposed at public sale in courthouse in Wilkes Co. Thomas Stark was the highest bidder for $17.50 Land adj. Smith, the Academy land, Crookshar, Trayler. (signed) David Meriwether, T.C. Wit: Gustavus Gains, Garland Wingfield, Archibald Simpson, J.P. Rec. 2 Feb 1798 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book RR, 1798 - 1805
p. 491 23 Aug. 1796, William Stark and Alexander Cummins, exors of the last will & testament of Thomas Stark, Senior, decd., late of Wilkes Co., Ga., to John Lawson of same co., for 1000 lbs, on Little River waters, 230 acres, adj. N.E. by James Finley, S.E. by Finley & Morrow, S.W. by Morrow, N.W by Jones Stark. (signed) A. Cummins, Ack. before He. Musgrove, J.P. a plat annexed to deed which is not recorded. Rec. 22 Dec. 1800, Da. Terrell, clk. Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book SS, 1801 - 1802
p 94 26 May 1801, Alexander Cummins and Elizabeth, his wife, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., to David Terrell of Wilkes Co., Ga., for $300 the undivided right, title & interest of Alexander Cummins and Elizabeth, his wife, which either of them have or can claim under the last will & testament of Thomas Stark, decd., to all the undivided tract on Beaverdam Creek waters in Wilkes Co., being tract where said decd. resided at the time of his death, containing 475 acres, adj. said Ebenezer Torrence, George Moore, J.P., Oglethorpe Co., Ga.: Mrs. Elizabeth Cummins, wife of Alexr. Cummins, rel. dower rights, 26 May 1801, George Moore, J.P. Plat: The heirs of Thomas Stark, decd., 475 Adj. N. by Hope Hull & Wm. Terrell, N.E. by David Terrell, W. by David Merriweather, S.W. byNath. Willis & Darracott, S.E by Benajah Smith & Richd. Worsham on the other side of Fishing Creek waters. Beverdam waters entering property on N. (The plat is flipped: Hope Hull & Wm Terrell adj. on W.) The above courses, distances & corner trees are taken from the deed of Sanders Walker to said Thomas Stark and boundaries set down as they are at this time, May 1801. No. rec.
In the eighteenth century migrations few trails in America were more important than the Indian route, which extended to east of the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Georgia. This Ancient Warriors Path had long been used by the Iroquois tribesmen of the north to come to the south and trade or to make war in Virginia and the Carolinas. By a series of treaties with the powerful Five Nations of the Iroquois, the English acquired the use of the Warriors Path. After 1744 they took over the land itself. The growth of the route into the principal highway of the colonial back country is important in the development of the nation. Over this vast wagon road came the English, the Scots-Irish and the German settlers to claim land. The Great Warriors Path led from the Iroquois Confederacy around the Great Lakes through what later became Lancaster and to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to York, to Gettysburg, into the western Maryland around what is now known as Hagerstown, across the Potomac River at Evans Watkins Ferry following the narrow path across the "back country" or "up country" or "Piedmont" to Winchester through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to Harrisburg, Staunton, Lexington, Roanoke to Salem, North Carolina, to Salisbury, where it was joined by the east–west Catawba and Cherokee Indian Trading Path to at the Trading Ford across the Yadkin River, in Rowan, North Carolina, thence to Charlotte, to Rock Hill, South Carolina where it branches to take two routes to Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia."
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OBITUARY - Thomas Starke Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia) Saturday, 1 Nov 1794, p. 3, column 3; University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. "Died - On Friday the tenth of October died at his seat near the town of Washington, in the county of Wilkes, Mr. Thomas Starke aged 70 years. His disorder was the gout; which suddenly seizing on the vitals, put an end to a well spent life, before the necessary means could be obtained, for driving it to the extremities. This painful disorder which he inherited from his ancestors - he had born (sic) for upwards of thirty years, with a degree of fortitude that did honor to the man, the Christian, and the philosopher. His industry and economy constantly enabled him to assist the needy; and his assistance was always ready, where the object was worthy; but idleness and dissipation, he chose to discourage. He never took usary for money lent, tho he lent often - perhaps oftener than any man in the state. His philantropic soul could never bear to see, And not dry up, the widow's tear, the poor, the orphan alien - all agree. In this one found that man befriended me. He oft was pressed to lend on int'rest high But to such prossers always would reply, I lend not for the sake of sordid gain, But merely to relieve my neighbor's pain. When in your power, give me back my own, That fully compensates me for the loan. Ye neighbors, friends, acquaintances drop a tear, His many virtues you must revere. His foibles being few, and very small, From Heav'n's example, we'll forget them all."
Phillip Jones Stark (Thomas)
Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book UU, 1803 - 1804 P. 98 Philip J. Stark of Wilkes Co., for $130 ponds to William Evans of same co., 2 negroes named Peter & Nan, 9 June 1795. (signed) Philip J. Stark. Test: Stephen Evans. Bill of sale proved by Stephen 24 Aug. 1796, B. Smith, J.P. Rec. 4 Jan 1804 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book VV, 1804 - 1806 p. 344 Johnson Wellborn, sheriff of Wilkes Co., to William Evans, Senr. of same Co., 1 sorrel mare & colt, sorrel horse, 1 cow & 2 yearlings, 1 chest, 1 trunk, etc. Writ of ferie facias issued from InferiorCourt by Nathaniel Willis, Esqr., clerk of the Inferior Court, 4 Aug. 1803, returnable Mar. Term next in name of Shelldrake Kendrake agst. Philip Jones Stark, 1st Tues on Mar. 1804. William Evans, Senr. was the highest bidder for $81.25, 14 Oct. 1805 (signed) Johnson Wellborn, sheriff W.C. Wit: James Corbett, Felix H. Gilbert, W. Sansom, J.I.C. Rec. 11 Oct. 1805.
Philip J. Starke joined Phillip's Mill Baptist Church September 10, 1808. He was the son of Thomas Starke and Elizabeth, his wife, by whose will Jones Starke is left "300 acres whereon he now lives" --(November 11, 1793) part of a 600-acre tract, slaves, etc. (p. 65, Vol., "Early Georgia Records").
Philip J. Starke was a soldier in the War of 1812, D. A. R. Hist. Collections (p. 118.)
Sources: Title: Southern Lineages Author: A. Evans Wynn Publication: Published by the A. Evans Wynn r in 1940; a copy of which is in the hands of Darryl and Darlene Onstad Note: An outline of The Evans Family and their descendents Repository: Call Number: Media: Book
EARLY RECORDS OF GEORGIA - WILKES COUNTY - Pg. 231
"STARKE, P.J., dec'd. orphans. Bartholomew Johnson, gdn. Returns for 1821. Board and clothes for J. P. Stark, board, clothes and tuition for Leucy (Lucy) Stark. Paid for land grant."
Pg. 291 "STARK, PHILIP JONES, dec'd, est. Wm. Robertson, admr. Receipt of Polly Stark 1812; of Wm. Stark 2818 for his legacy from Philip J. Stark, dec'd and from the est. of Susannah Evans, dec'd. 1818; of John W. Stark in both estates, "my father and grandmother", 1824; of John Blasingame for Sally Stark in part of legacy, 1825; of Thos. Stark 1820; of John Blasingame in full 1821; of Bartholemew Johnson for Louisa and Jones Stark's legacies in full, no date; of John W. Stark, gdn. of Pheby I. Stark for her legacy 1826."
Pg. 124 "Clerk ordered to qualify Mrs. Catherine Toombs and Thomas W. Cobb as excrs. of Robert Toombs in hnis office or the house of the parties Jan. 14, 1816. Philip Jones Stark, dec'd, William Robertson appointed temporary Admr. Issac Fluker, Security.
Pg. 159 " Petition of William Robertson, Admr. of Philip Jones Stark to sell 105 acres, part of the real estate.
Pg 10 "William Robertson appointed guardian of Thomas M., Sarah E., Mary M., John W., and Phebe L. Stark, orphans of Philip J. Stark, dec'd."
Pg 18 "Petition of William Robertson, Admr., Philip J. Stark to sell slaves Peter, Nan, Jenny, Charles and Ned. His petition as guardian of the orphans of Anna Stark to sell their slaves."
Pg 94 "Sept. 5, 1826. Letters dismissory granted Wm. Robertson, Admr. of Philip J. Stark, David Ogletree, Abishah Henley, John Landgon and John Ogletree, dec'd. Admr. James D. Willis, Security, Jane Ellington, dec'd Henry R. Ellington appointed Admr, and also Admr. of David Ellington with will annexed."
Pg 121 "Letters dismissory granted Wm. Robertson, Admr. of John Ogletree, Philip J. Stark and Abijah Henley, dec'd.
LAND LOTTERIES 1803 - 1806 - 1819 - 1821 - 1827 - 1832 - Lottery of 1803 EXPLANATORY - The land given out in this lottery was obtained from the Creek Indians in a treaty at Fort Wilkinson, June 16, 1802, and included "the Territory south of the Oconee and Altamaha rivers". This land was divided into three counties, Wayne, Wilkinson and Baldwin. The lots in Wayne consisted of 490 acres each, those in Baldwin and Wilkinson 202 1/2 acres each, three thousand two hundred and forty acres reserved for a twon to be called Milledgeville. Those entitled to draw were every free white male twenty-one years and upwards, and an inhabitant of the state twelve months immediately preceding the passage of this act, who had paid tax, one draw; every free white male having a wife and one or more legitimate children, two draws; all widows, having legitimate child or children, two draws; all families of orphans having no parents living, two draws. No mention is made of military service in this act, and no provision is made for soldiers of any war.
Georgia, Wilkes Co. We the Justices of the Inferior Court viz; Benjamin Porter, James Anthony, Thomas Mounger, and Richard Worsham having met the 13th day of June 1803 at the court house agreeable to the Governor's Proclamation for the purpose of receiving the names of the inhabitants of the county and the draws to whch they are entitled by an Act of the General Assembly passed May 11, last. Do Herby certify that the person hereinafter named are entitled to the number of draws designated by the figures one and two opposite their names, viz: Evans, John C. ................................................................ 2 Stark, Philip J. ................................................................. 2
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EXPLANATORY The land given out in this lottery was obtained from the Creek Indians in a treaty at Fort Wilkinson, June 16, 1802, and included "the Territory south of the Oconee and Altamaha rivers". This land was divided into three counties, Wayne, Wilkinson and Baldwin. The lots in Wayne consisted of 490 acres each, those in Baldwin and Wilkinson 202 1/2 acres each, three thousand two hundred and forty acres reserved for a town to be called Milledgeville.
Those entitled to draw were every free white male twenty-one years and upwards, and an inhabitant of the state twelve months immediately preceding the passage of this act, who had paid tax, one draw; every free white male having a wife and one or more legitimate children, two draws; all widows having legitimate child or children, two draws; all families of orphans having no parents living, two draws.
No mention is made of military service in this act, and no provision is made for soldiers of any war.
Georgia, Wilkes Co. We the Justices of the Inferior Court viz: Benjamin Porter, James Anthony, Thomas Mounger and Richard Worsham having met the 13th day of June 1803 at the court house agreeable to the Governors Proclamation for the purpose of receiving the names of the inhabitants of the county and the draws to which they are entitled by an Act of the General Assembly passed May 11, last, Do hereby certify that the persons hereinafter named are entitled to the number of draws designated by the figures one and two opposite their names, viz:
Drawer's Name and Number of Draws Allowed
Moore, Thomas (Kettle creek) 1 Littleton, William 1 Evans, John C. 2 Stark, Philip J. 2 Terrell, David 2 Johnson, Jesse 2 Johnson, Bartholomew, Sr. 2 Starr, Henry 2 Pollard, William, Jr. 2 Moore, Seth 2
He owned 600 acres on Little River in Wilkes County, adjoining Finley.
Jones Stark paid taxes in Wilkes County in 1794 and in 1801 on land on Kettle Creek. In 1805 he paid taxes on 500 acres in Hancock County and 722 acres in Wilkes County. He bought and sold many pieces of property in Wilkes County. He drew 490 acres in the 1805 Ga Land Lottery which he sold 10-15-1806 to Steven M. Irvin
Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book NN, 1795 - 1796 p. 68 25 Nov, 1794, Philip Jones Stark to John Lawson, both of Wilkes Co., for $40, 30 acres in Wilkes Col, adj. said Lawson & Stark (signed) Philip J. Stark. Wit: Wm. Robertson, John (x) Evans, Evan Price. Proved by Wm. Robertson & John Evans, 21 Mar. 1795 before Edward Butler, J.P. No regd.date. Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book OO, 1795 - 1797
p. 101 10 Sept, 1796, Phillip Jones Stark and Anne, his wife, to William Vason, all of Wilkes Co., for $700 where said Stark now resides (excepting 50 acres of tract which Stark sold toEvan Price, adj. Price & Stark, Lawson), on Little River waters, originally granted to John Buchannan, sold toThomas Stark, Senr. & left by him in his last will and testament to Phillip Jones Stark adj. Vason, Gillum, Price, Lawson, & Moore, 300 acres. (signed Philip J. Stark, Anne (x) Stark. Wit: Evan Price, Joseph Morrow. Proved by Evan Price, 22 Nov. 1796, before S. Branham, J.P. Regd. 15 Nov. 1796.
p. 184 23 Sept. 1796, William Leveritt to Phillip Jones Stark, both of Wilkes Co., for $200, 63 acres on Kettle Creek, adj. S. by Peter Gillum, W. by William Evans, N. by Micajah Bennett, E. by Thompson. (signed) William (W) Leveritt. Wit: Robt. Morrow, William (x) Evans, J. Gresham, J.P. Regd. 20 Feb. 1797 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book RR, 1798-1805
p. 401 2 June 1798, Phillip Jones Stark to Evan Price, both of Wilkes Co., for $150 on North Fork of Little River waters, originally granted to John Buckhannon, adj. Wm. Vason, John Evans & said Evans Price, 50 acres (signed) P.J. Stark. Wit: Jno. Lee, J.P., Joseph Morrow. Regd. 10 June 1800
p. 404 18 June 1799, Benajah Smith to John Griffin, Hope Hull, David Mereweather, John Wingfield, David Terrell, Gilbert Hay & John Mathews, Commissioners of the Academy and twn of Washington, for $500, adj. Stark, on road leading from Burrouse to Washington, (Ga.) Stark, 10 acres. (signed) B. Smith, Wit: Joel Casey, Ths. P. Carnes one of the judges. Regd. 11 June 1800 Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book SS, 1801 - 1802
p 129 27 June 1801, Philip Jones Stark to Nathaniel Willis, both of Wilkes Co., for $300, all the undivided right & claim of Philip Jones Stark which he has or can claim under thelast will & testament of Thomas Stark, decd., to all that undivided tract in Wilkes Co. on Beaverdam Creek wateres, being the tract where decd. resided at time of his decease, containing 475acres, adj. Dd. Terrell, David Meriwether, said Willis & others. (signed) P.J. Stark. Wit: Dd. Terrell, Ebenezer Torrence. Actk. 27 June 1801, before E. Brice, J.P. No recording date.
LETTER TO EDWARD TELFARE (TELFAIR), GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA FROM THE CITIZENS OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (Much of present day Banks County)
January 1, 1793
To His Excallancy Edward Telfare Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the state of Georgia
We your humble Petitionors do once more presume to beg from your mercyfull hands, some protection for our Disstress'd women and Children, as their Lives With our own are daly Expos'd, to savage Barbarety. It is not long since we ware Leaping with Joy, by reason of the Encouragment You gave us, Even went as far as to pass an act for our Relief, with the Aprobation of your Honnor, and the particulars Came back to us in the publick papers, and from all this Encouragement, we have embodyed our helpless famelies and Stood Sentry Around them, Impatiently waiting your good aid and assistance, as we thought as assurance of it, but Alass what is the the Last Account lamentable indeed to people in our situation the former orders Countermanded by Your Honner. What Cou'd be worse to our feelings than this or what must be the Concequence, Why, Undoubtedly Death must be the fatal Concequence; if not by Tommehock(then) by famine for when our Small stake of Provisions that we are Hudled round is Exausted where is the Support of another year why none maid nor any likelyhood of makeing, We further wish if it be your Good Pleasure to inform us who or what person or persons have been the Instigation of Removeing Your Good Will from our Relief, it must Certainly have been some ill minded person or Raskill that have self Interests in View, & Not feeling for the innocent Fronteers, but their Reward is pointed out and the black Account of Murder Stands Charg'd Against them.
Since Mr. Wofford Started Last to Augusta with the Talke of the Noted Villain Shuagee, their has been a Number of Horses taken by the Indians from our fronteer Settlements, five of which ware taken from his fort, & an Abundance of Indian Signs seen by our Spies Which we have to keep at at Our Own Exspence Whilst the fronteers of South Carolina are well garded with men and Sufisient Supply of every nesecery of Life & all at the Publicks Exspence where their Nesessity is none in Comparison to Ours.
Three Companies of Horse men would be Sufisient to Gard our Fronteers, Stationed in three Different Places, one at a place known by the Name of Bowens Place, another at Norrises Place & a third at the Corokee Mountain; at each of those Places their is a Sufisiency of winter food, to support their Horses, with a Careful Conductor
Shou'd it Please Your Excellancy to Grant Our Request we shall try to Stand Our Ground, Other Ways we must of Necessity fly for our Lives, The Western fronteers of Franklin Cty.
from Sir Your Humble Servants
By the Bareor Capt. Phillip Martain Who can inform you Particulars
Jany 1st 1793
Majr. Terrell William Varnell Elijah Martin Moses Payne Ely Savage John Barnett John Ray Jacob Hollingsworth Mal. Jones Owen Bowen William Allred Reuben Shields John Martin William Norris John Trimble Moses Trimble Daniel Bush John Turk William Jones William ___ Samuel Reed Thomas Raborn Phillip Martin Jolian or Jo Lian Enrique Martin Joel Raborn Simon Terrell Francis ____ William_____ Jacob Hollingsworth Jarred Hollingsworth Thomas Hollingsworth George Vaughn George Cockburn Thomas Hallcom Solomon Huitt Archibald Cockburn Sherod Halcom James Huitt William Huitt John Hall Robert Young James Young Andrew Glenn William Glenn James Terrell Nimrod Flaure Elijah Banks James Coggburn John George Riner John Shipply Thomas Raborn Robert Shipley Robert Shipley Junr. Mathew Shipley Ezra Owens Johan Ramer George Hening Peter Williamson Joseph Dobbs Richard Wiliamson Robert Williamson George Priket William Quillen Joshua Sled or Shed Peter Jones M. Gaithright Florce Sullivan Philip J. Stark John Truball William F. Mann John Starks
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Jones, Philip, Major, E.
E.--"Index of the Revolutionary records in the Virginia State Archives", compiled by Dr. H. J. Eckenrode in 1912 and 1914.
Jones, Philip, Captain, Amelia Mil., rec.
June 22, 1780.
Jones, Philip, 3 CL, 8 CL. CL.--Preceded by a numeral. The 15 Virginia Regiments of the Continental Line. Thus, 10 CL refers to the Tenth Virginia Regiment, Continental Line.
William Evans Stark (Phillip Jones; Thomas)
William Stark noted on the 1820 Walton County census. Beasley District.
Morgan Co., Ga., Inferior Court for Ordinary Purposes, 1808 - 1834, and Wills 1808-1830 by Michal Martin Farmer
3 Nov. 1828, William E. Stark was one of the persons who divided the slaves for the estate of Robert Penick, decd. 12 March 1832, William E. Starke was one of the persons who divided the estate of Isaiah Ball. Jan. Term 1833, William E. Starke was one of the persons who divided the estate of Bartlet Akins, decd. 4 Nov. 1833, William E. Starke was one of the persons who divided the estate of Sarah Jane Penick, decd.
1821 Land Lottery GA - Rabb - Snelling
Stark, Wm. E. Morgan Morrows 106/13 Houston Stark, Wm. E. Morgan Morrows 98/12 Dooly
Stark Cemetery GA Walton cemetey 334639N 0833725W High Shoals
John W Stark CSA (William Evans; Phillip Jones; Thomas)
Co. H. 42 Ga. known as Walton Tigers
"The first battle this company was engaged in was at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. June 18, 1862, the second near Tazewell, Tenn. August 6, 1862. Afterwards was with General Bragg through Kentucky. In battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., December 28, 1862; Baker's Creek, Miss., May 16, 1863; siege of Vicksburg, Miss., from May 18 to July 4, 1863. when that city was surrendered by General Pemberton to General Grant; was paroled by him July 7, 1863, and furloughed by Colonel Henderson for 30 days July 23, 1863. Reorganized at Decatur, Ga. September 20, 1863. and marched into East Tennessee October 2, 1863. In battles of Missionary Ridge, November 28-29, 1863; Rocky Face, Ga. February 25, 1864; Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864; New Hope Church, Ga. May 25, 1864; near Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. July 12, 1864; in and around Atlanta, Ga. July 20-22, 1864. This company left Lovejoy, Ga., for Tennessee September 18, 1864. In battle of Franklin, Tenn. November 30, 1864; Nashville. Tenn. December 15-16, 1864; Kinston, N. C. March 14, 1865, and Bentonville, N. C. March 18-21, 1865."
Stark, John W.- private August 15, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. and paroled there July 7, 1863. Wounded at Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864; Kinston, N. C. March 10, 1865.
J.W. Stark of said State and County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament, Item First: I will my soul to God and my body to the earth. Item Second: I give bequeath and devise to my wife Rebecca Stark the following property to wit: part of land lot No (44) & part of lot land No 45 in the 13th District and 3rd section,all of said lands lying lying on the east side of public road, Known as The Sugar Valley and Dalton road, to be hers so long as she lives free of all charges, and at her death the above said lands to go to my son Pryor Stark, Ttem Third: I give,bequeath and devise to my son Pryor Stark all my live stock ,mules Mare,Cows,hogs and Sheep, all the farming Tools Wagon,Buggy,hay,ladders, corn and cotton and Storm house and stock of goods, and store accounts of 1896 free from all charges whatsover, Item Fourth: I give bequeath and devise to my son Buell Stark and Pryor Stark the following property to wit: all my notes and accounts and money to be equally divided between the two, Item Fifth: I hereby constitute and appoint my son Buell Stark Executor of this my last will and Testament,This the 2nd day of June 1896 (he signed his name) J.W.Starks Signed,declared and published by J.W.Stark on his last Will and Testament,in the presence of us the sucribers.Who sucribed our names hereto in the presence of said Testator at his instance and request and each other,he signing in our presence. (They all signed & he initialed) Josc England (LS) A.J.Hond (LS) N.A.Bradford (LS)
John W. Stark (First_Last) Regiment Name 42 Georgia Infantry Side Confederate Company H Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M226 roll 57
Roster of Joseph E. Johnston Camp, No. 34, United Confederate Veterans, Dalton, Ga. There are doubtless few who know that Camp Joseph E. Johnston. No. 34, United Confederate Veterans, was the first camp ever organized in the South, but such is a fact. While the camp is designated No. 34, it is really entitled to first place. It came about in this way: The camp was organized August 18, 1891, and on January 11, 1892, together with thirty-three others at New Orleans, received its charter, or permit, from General John B. Gordon and the quotation, "The first shall be last" -was literally verified. MEMBERS* Stark, John W Co. C, 39th Ga. Reg. (this is incorrect)
Name: John W. Stark Side: Confederate Regiment State/Origin: Georgia Regiment Name: 42 Georgia Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry Company: H Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Film Number: M226 roll 57
The 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers (Infantry), Confederate States Army The 42nd Georgia Regiment consisted of ten companies of mostly young farmers and was one of the largest regiments in the service. It was always kept well recruited and was engaged in twenty-two battles. Walton County’s two companies in the 42nd were H (Walton Tigers) and G (Walton Blues). Company H was largely recruited from a company of six month troops (Capt. H.L. Williams Co B, 3rd Battalion Infantry, Sunny South Guards), who left Walton County and served out their time on the coast at Savannah. The other companies were from Gwinnett, Milton, Dekalb, Newton, and Fulton Counties. The 42nd organized at Camp McDonald 4 Mar 1862 and during the month there, a great deal of sickness and many deaths occurred. They were sent to Knoxville, TN, and from there marched to Cumberland Gap where they were first under fire. Their second contact with the enemy came near Tazewell, TN August 6, 1862. After that they were led through Kentucky by Gen. Braxton Bragg. The regiment arrived at Vicksburg, MS in time to defeat Grant on 28 December 1862 in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou under the leadership of Gen. John C. Pemberton. At Vicksburg the Regiment was first stationed north of the city, and afterwards below in the swamps under horrible conditions before being moved into the city. Again outside the city on 16 May 1863, they were routed in an early morning surprise attack by Grant at Baker’s Creek and were forced to retreat to Vicksburg. There they remained under siege from 18 May 1863 until the city surrendered to Grant on July 4. The Blues and Tigers were among those paroled during that month and sent home by way of Mobile, Ala. Reorganization took place at Decatur, Georgia. The 42nd joined Bragg’s forces once more, this time at Chickamauga, Georgia and soon took to the field again in east Tennessee. These troops were present at the battle of Missionary Ridge, 24 Nov 1863. After this battle Gen. Joe Johnston super-ceded Gen. Bragg and took up winter quarters at and around Dalton, recruited and disciplined his army, and was ready, but out-manned, for Sherman when the spring campaign opened. Company H and one other company from the 42nd were on picket when engaged in a fierce fight at Rocky Face Ridge being outnumbered ninety men against four hundred before being rescued by Col. Henderson and two additional companies of the 42nd. This was Company H’s hardest fought battle. After winter the Atlanta campaign opened in earnest and it was almost a continuous battle with major battles for the 42nd at Resaca, New Hope Church, Pumpkin Vine, Kennesaw, three battles in and around Atlanta (July 20, 22, and 28, 1864), and at Jonesboro. In the July 22 Battle of Atlanta the 42nd Georgia. Reg captured the famous Degress’ Battery of eight guns near the Hurst House, as shown in the Cyclorama, now at Grant Park in Atlanta. In September 1864 from Lovejoy, they were sent into Tennessee, where they engaged the enemy at Franklin and Nashville. Their last battles of the war were at Edisto River, Binaker’s Bridge, Orangeburg, and in 1865 in North Carolina at Winston and Bentonville. Quoting from 2nd Lt. James Monroe Gresham of Co H. concerning the closing months of the War, " No general except Joe Johnston could maneuver a small army before a superior force without having it demoralized. Everyone had the utmost confidence in him; when ordered to fight we were ready, and when told to retreat it was done in order without any demoralizing effect. Suffice it to say that when not absent, sick or wounded in Hospital, or on detached services we were always ready and did our part most nobly."
23 | 1049 | | Unoccupied | | | | | | | 24 | 1050 | 1049 | Stark John W | 24 M | Farmer | 500 | Georgia | | S362 | 25 | 1050 | 1049 | Stark Rebecca | 20 F | | | Georgia | | S362 | 26 | 1050 | 1049 | Stark Elizabeth | 1 F | | | Georgia | | S362 |
Buell Stark, Esq (John W; William Evans; Phillip Jones; Thomas)
Found among my Grandmother Stark's papers was a list of the 'positions' that my Grandfather Buell Stark had held in his lifetime... He was a graduate of an unknown Alabama Teacher's College. Named after a Yankee general, while my GGrandfather John W. Stark was a Confederate soldier, this had been a puzzle to the family until I found written my my Grandmother' s hand on the back of a photo John W. Stark, the following. "Wounded in Mississippi. General Buell (yankee general) gave him (John W. Stark) a $20 gold piece to get home. He named his firstborn son for the general." As far as I know the $20 gold piece and a personal meeting with Gen. Buell is highly unlikely, however John W Stark CSA WAS paroled at Vicksburg, signing a statement he would not fight anymore and pledged allegiance to the USA - however we also know that John continued to fight with his unit, wounded twice and was present at the surrender in NC where he was again taken prisoner, put in the hospital for treatment of a leg wound, then paroled home, and this time it was over. I know he was an honorable man and, probably, felt guilty about not keeping his word to a document he signed, thus, he named my paternal grandfather after the Yankee general who was responsible for paroling the Confederate soldiers.
Positions held by Buell Stark: School Principal - Tunnel Hill Superintendent of Schools - West Point, Georgia Superintendent of Schools - Fairburn, Georgia Superintendent of Schools - Conyers, Georgia Superintendent Baptist S.S. (Sunday Schools?) - West Point, Fairburn, Conyers and Rockmart. This seems unusual as he was a lifelong Methodist. Commander K(nights) of P(ythias) - Conyers Noble Grand IOD's - Rockmart Noble Grand 18th Division IOD's (?) - Rockmart Noble Grand 18th Division IOD's - Dalton Chairman Dew(or n) Exchange Company - Rockmart Member Board of Education - Polk County Representative - Whitfield County, 2 terms Senator - 43rd District, Whitfield, Murray and Gordon (?) Counties Chairman V (?) and M while Representative Chairman - Finance Committee while senator Cashier - Bank of Rockmart, Citizens's Bank (Rockmart) and the Bank of Dalton.(he was back in Dalton by Nov 1911 as he is listed as an incorporter for the Bank with capital stock of $50,000. The other men listed are R. F. Wardlaw, W. M. Sapp, W. C. Fincher, and Dennis Barrett) President - Bank of Rockmart Cashier Bank of Dalton He was short of stature (5'8"), of normal build with a premature head of pure white hair - he never lost his hair. He was a remarkable man from a family with a remarkable heritage - I just wish that he had lived long enough for me to know him better but I was about 10 or 11 when he died.
Year: 1900; Census Place: Conyers, Rockdale, Georgia; Roll: T623 220; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 95. Head - born 1866 - teacher Annie B. - wife bor 1867 Willard - daughter born 1891 Stafford - son born 1892 John B. B. - son born 1895 Living in next house is Mary Stafford - Head with two daughters - both teachers.
Stark Annie Stafford 1867 1906 Buell 1866 1953 Frances York 1882 1973 John W. (C.S.A.) 1833 1920 Rebecca Malcolm 1833 1920 Malcom M. 1895 1896 DALTON LODGE NO. 72, I. O. O. F. Dalton Lodge, No. 72, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, was instituted June 12, 1901, with the following members: J. R. Fallis, T. B. Goodwin, F. A. Hamilton, E. C. Harris, P. S. Henderson, Samuel Pyle, J. T. Taylor, and others. Since that time the following have served as Noble Grands: J. W. Brown M. A. Keister G. H. Hightower C. H. Fraker C. C. Maples Thomas Cowart Tom Hill C. A. Kreischer L. N. Shahan C. L. Cowart T. D. Ridley C. B. Houston F. F. Baker G. C. Hill J. E. Goddard W. H. Houston, Buell Stark The Bank of Dalton was organized as a state bank in 1911 by Buell Stark and Dennis Barrett. STATE SENATORS REPRESENTING WHITFIELD COUNTY 1931-32 Buell Stark WHITFIELD COUNTY'S REPRESENTATIVES (State Representatives?) 1925-26 Buell Stark
Liberty League of Whitfield County, Georgia WAR WORK CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES DISTRICT COMMITTEES COUNTY COMMITTEES Josiah Crudup, Buell Stark, John Williamson Antioch PLATFORM "We are ready to do anything our Government asks, ready to make any sacrifice, putting up with any inconvenience in order to serve our country best."
Grand Lodge of Georgia, IOOF Edward Stallings, Grand Secretary 102 Melton St Griffin GA 30223 United States of America Tel: 770-227-0911
This is my own interpretation of the home that my great grandparent's built just before the war - it is verified by an interview with my great-grandmother, Rebecca Malcom Stark for the Dalton newspaper. There is an old house in Dalton, GA on the main highway south of town. Here, newlyweds John W. Stark and Rebecca Malcom Stark built their home on land that her father, John Malcom received during one of the land grant draw as an orphan of a Revolutionary soldier. Old James had been a private during the Rev war and lived in Augusta County, Virginia at the time - he fought in the Battle of Guildford with Capt. John Dickey's Company, but after the war the family moved to Georgia. It was not long after John and Rebecca's first child was born in May of 1859 that the heated conversations between north and south, slavery and anti-slavery, and state's rights to decide which way their state would be handle the issue, that the only logical conclusion became war. War between brothers, uncles, fathers and sons, but war that brought a firestorm that tore through Dixie and left many homes, both grand and not so grand, burned to the ground. On the day the yankees came to Stark Springs, Rebecca watched as they approached through the field, and later said it seemed as it the field had been mown, so great was the destruction as the yankees, some mounted, some not, came towards her new home. She knew they had only one thought in mind and what few precious possessions they owned had long been buried in the woods, but there was no way to do this with a house and livestock. First the yankees began rounding up the livestock - everything that moved was taken for their army's needs, including Rebecca's prize mare. Finally, their work in the yard finished, they came for the house, and as Rebecca held tightly to her baby girl, the house was emptied of belongings. As the soldiers carried a large trunk downstairs, one slipped and the trunk fell open at the feet of the officer in charge, who knelt and picked up an object. Rebecca knew exactly what it is was, and she had no idea how it had not been hidden, but here it was held tightly in the officer's hands, John's Mason's apron. "Is this your husband's?" he asked, this time with an almost gentle tone to his voice. "Yes," she replied, "It is my husband's, and yes, he is a Mason, and so is my father, and his father before him!" she almost haughtily answered. The officer said no more, he carefully folded the apron that had fallen at his feet, placed it back into the trunk, and ordered his men to replace everything that had been removed from the house. "I am a Mason too," murmured the officer, "and I cannot burn my brother's home." Although they took the livestock, and again he officer apologized saying that he had hungry men to feed, the house was left intact. It still stands today alongside the highway, although John and Rebecca's oldest son, Sen. Buell Stark, sold it, as he said so his 'poor' relatives would stop coming to live with him! He built a small house on a hill across the road where he could watch the home of his youth, but all the family knew there was no room at his house anymore! Sometimes I thought that he also did not want too many grandchildren around at once since he was a very old man before most of us were born, but how I wish he had kept the house! When I was young, I could not imagine wanting anything to do with the old house across the road, although I do remember visiting there, but now as my years are too rapidly coming to a conclusion how I wish the house was owned by the family. I cannot imagine a house in Sherman's path with a history so rich and rare!
American College and Public School Directory Published 1903 C. H. Evans & Co Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Apr 25, 2006 Title varies: 1877-82, American college directory and universal catalogue. Page 51 Where's the rest of this book? </support/bin/answer.py?answer=43729&topic=9259&hl=en> 2. Fairburn, Fall-burn Institute. Buell Stark, AB 4. ...
Georgia's Official Register By Georgia Dept. of Archives and History Georgia's Official Register - Page 72 <http://books.google.com/books?id=i-IOAAAAIAAJ&q=%22Buell+Stark%22&dq=%22Buell+Stark%22> by Georgia Dept. of Archives and History - 1968 BUELL STARK, Dalton. Farmer; banker. Son of John W. and Rebecca (Malcolm) Stark. Born June 18, 1866 in Dalton, Ga. Graduated, AB degree, University of Ala. ... (try as I may, I have been unable to identify the AL college attended by my grandfather but it was not the Univ of AL)
George Arnold Stark, Lt Cmdr (ret) USN= (Buell; John W; William Evans; Phillip Jones; Thomas)
Born Arnold Wood Stark, sometime after 12 Jan, 1942, he changed his name to George Arnold Stark probably through the Cherokee Circuit Court or Fulton County. Graduated from the Univ of GA May 1942, but was not there to receive his diploma as he had joined the Navy and was in the Naval Officer's Candidate School at Columbia Law School in NYC. It was there, at the Little Church Around the Corner (Methodist), my parents married in June 1942.
My father served aboard a minesweeper during WWII in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters, returned to civilian life in Atlanta, called back into service during the Korean War and retired a Lt Cmdr.