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201 "Grover Solms, the thirteen year old son of Mrs. Emma Solms, died at the family residence, 72 Walton Street, Friday afternoon. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, and three brothers..." SOLMS, Grover H (I3250)
202 "Hannah Kean Storm was born in 1810. She was the 2nd wife of Jacob Storm. He died in 1850 in Ohio. Hannah stayed in Ohio at least until the 1860 Census. I found her in 1870, 1880 Iowa Census living with Samuel and a couple of her kids."

Source: Find-a-Grave Contributor 
KEANE, Hannah (I9998)
203 "Hannah ye well beloved
Wife of Captain Benedict
Arnold and daughter of
Mr. John and Elizabeth
Waterman, (She was a
Pattern of Piety Patience
and Virtue) who died
August 15, 1759
AEtatis Suae 52 
KING, Hannah Waterman (I9482)
204 "He and his soon-to-be-wife, Alexina Walter Watters, were issued a marriage license on February 7 1867."

"James and Alexina had seven children, two unnamed and dying very young, one named William who also died as a child and the four that grew into adulthood." 
Family F2781
205 "He served in Capt. John Bowie's Independent Company of Militia." HOLLAND, Dominico (I295)
206 "He was a doctor and veteran of World War II. He served as a Major in the Army Medical Corps and received the Bronze and Silver Stars and the Purple Heart. Her was a member of the Methodist Church." PICKLE, Doctor Coy Redell (I10023)
207 "He was a merchant, tailor, and farmer" PICKLE, Obadiah Ayers (I1181)
208 "He was an American football player. He was elected to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1958, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1977, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963. At Georgia Tech, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity." PUND, Henry Rudolph (I7128)
209 "He was in the U.S. Diplomatic Service for many years and worked in communications. They lived in several cities both in the United States and abroad. They were members of the Presbyterian Church."

Source: "History of the William Pickle Family, page III-22" 
STEPHENSON, William Boyd Sr. (I8210)
210 "Herman Judge Adamson, born 5/24/1893, was married to Irene Beene Oct. 14, 1919 and died 7/28/1954 in Lubbock and is buried at [Greenwood Cemetery] in Teague, Limestone, Texas. They had three children: W.W., Juanita, and one that died at birth." ADAMSON, Herman Judge (I9720)
211 "His was an interesting career, including his efforts in the Militia as Commanding Officer at the Battle of Nacogdoches, the first military encounter of the Texas War of Independence. For his services he was awarded a parcel of land in the Ayish Bayou near San Augustine, and on which his father, Bailey Anderson, Sr. is buried. ANDERSON, Bailey Jr. (I6690)
212 "History of William Pickle Family" spells his name Ode, but 1900 Census taker recorded it at Oade. PICKLE, Oade Bristow (I774)
213 "History of William Pickle Family, lists this person as Cecil B. Pickle, but that seems unlikely. Since the article about her death says she was a daughter, her name was more likely to have been Cecile. PICKLE, Cecile B. (I1108)
214 "History of William Pickle" listed her has Norma Lee Pickle, but Olive Branch cemetery records list her as Nora Lee Pickle.

At one point she was chief operator of the Jacksonville Telephone Company. 
RHODES, Nora Lee (I4298)
215 "In January, 1734, he inherited through the will of John Thompson, of Dorchester County, Maryland, 100 acres known as "Amboy" comprising the best land located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland." BARTLETT, William (I709)
216 "In the Kent County Rent Roll, 1681-1688, Nich. Bartlet is paying rent for 1000 a. called Longacre. Also listed were Jane Bartlet paying rent on Popular Ridge, 380 a. and Rich. Bartlet paying rent on 1150 a. called Bartlets Lot." BARTLETT, Nicholas (I713)
217 "James Marion Pickell, Raleigh N.C. 'Pick'; Born February 13, 1902; Prepared at North Carolina State College; Architecture; Architectural Society; R.O.T.C.; Entered Junior Year."

Source Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Technique Yearbook (Cambridge, MA) -- Class of 1930 
PICKELL, James Marion Jr. (I1239)
218 "James was in Missouri by 1820, where he worked in silver mines. After 1825 move to Texas. He was an early resident of Fort Bend County, Texas. He died from Yellow fever during an epidemic. His probate estates was valued at more than $7,000"

SOURCE: Ancestry.com, post by Donald Hanson dated 14 Dec 2012 
ESTES, James D. (I705)
219 "James William Adamson born 5/25/1867 and died 7/19/1936. He married Augusta Lee Smith, named for General Lee's daughter, 12/23/86 at New Hope. She was born 12/15/1866 and died 30 May 1945 [should be 1946]. She was the daughter of Sam Hight and Josephine Reed Smith. They had four sons: Ray, Herman, Luther, and J.W. " ADAMSON, James William (I9794)
220 "Jesse Bartlett removed and settled on the Brazos River, now Hempstead, Texas. His youngest child was born in Texas in 1833. Mr Bartlett was active in all public affairs."

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BARTLETT, Major Jesse (I24)
221 "John Anderson served in the militia under Col. Benjamin Roebuck and was killed in battle."   Clearly he was not killed in battle as this same reference says, incorrectly, that he died in 1786. However, he died in 1781 while suffering from injury sustained during the Battle of Augusta.

Ref: Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, page 20 
ANDERSON, John (I296)
222 "John Baldwin Adamson probably named for his mother's father. Probably born in Montgomery Co, MD about 1682. Died early in 1746 at "Adamson's Choice." Had four children: Basil, Jeremiah, Lucy and John." ADAMSON, John Baldwin (I10361)
223 "John married Anne Gassaway (1670-1742) at Anne Arundel County, Md in 1688. John was 28 years old, and Anne was 18. Anne was the daughter of Col. Nicholas Gassaway (1634-1698) and Anne Besson Gassaway (1638-1692). Col. Nicholas Gassaway was born in Westminster, London, England and died at South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Anne Besson was born in Maryland, but her dad was born in England. John and Anna and all of their children were born in the American colony in Maryland before it became known as the USA. The brick church that many in our family were buried was built on land owned by Anne Gassaway's parents. "
Family F3776
224 "Joseph Brown, Jr. , was born 20 Oct 1760 in Rowan Co., NC. His parents were Joseph Brown, Sr., and his wife, Mary Porter, both of whom were born in Ireland. They had immigrated to Pennsylvania in the mid-1750's with their parents, William and Margaret (Fleming) Brown and Hugh and Violett (Mackey ) Porter. This branch of my family was part of the wave of Scotch-Irish settlers who moved down the Appalachian trail to populate much of the Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina area.

Joseph enlisted in NC and served on various tours with NC Troops as a Private under Capt. Alexander Moore and Col. John Sevier. Joseph was in the Battle of Briar Creek and Kings Mountain. [His family records and military service are spelled out in his widow's Revolutionary Pension Application #W5744, which consists of over 100 pages of data, which is available on microfilm at the National Archives.]

Joseph's family migrated from Rowan Co., NC, to Washington Co., TN, before 1781. In that year Joseph married Jemima Broyles, a daughter of Adam and Mary (Wilhoit) Broyles, formerly of Culpeper Co., VA, where their parents had immigrated from Germany as part of the Germanna Community in 1717.

Joseph's parents moved on from Washington Co., TN, to Pendleton District, SC, after the war, and Joseph followed them a few years later, locating his family just across the Tugaloo River in Habersham Co., GA.

Joseph died at the age of 40, on 28 Oct 1800, in Franklin Co., GA, and he is buried near Belton (now in Anderson Co.), SC, in a family cemetery. His record says that he died "on the river." I have never been able to learn whether that meant he was drowned, or whether it just meant that he lived near the river. Joseph and Jemima had eight children..."

Source: LeBron Camp Preston [Online] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/r/e/Le-bron-C-Preston/index.html 
BROWN, Joseph Jr. (I3599)
225 "Long time organist of St. James Episcopal Church, Greeneville" WILLIAMS, Marie Lanier (I8803)
226 "Married: Last Thursday night, John Holland, Esq., of Wilmington, North Carolina, to Mrs. Jane [Anderson] Marshall, widow of Abraham Marshall, Esq. of East Florida, deceased. (Thursday, September 7, 1786.)"

Source: Marriage Notices in the South-Carolina Gazette and its Successors (1732-1801)
Online at http://www.archive.org/stream/marriagenoticesi00insall/marriagenoticesi00insall_djvu.txt 
Family F184
227 "Mexican War Veteran" STORM, George (I9743)
228 "Mr. Murray was a Revolutionary War soldier, having enlised Jan. 26, 1777, in the 5th S.C. Regiment. (National Archive, as recorded in a book comprising copied of original rolls in the Office of Army Accounts under Paymaster General, Vol. 9, p. 225). MURRAY, James (I4084)
229 "My great great grandfather was Richard Haughton Manning and his wife was Lydia S. (Howett) Manning. 

Richard was born in Edenton (Chowan County) but moved to Gates County after his marriage and lived in Gates County for the rest of his life.

With his 2 wives he had the following children: James, Frances, Sarah, William, RT or RJ, and Magruder or McGruder. "

A note found on Ancestry.com, Message Board from his gr.gr.granddaughter. 
Family F2949
230 "Nanine's Note: 'After Lewis' death, about 1852 in Cannon Co. , TN (formerly Wilson Co, TN0 Frances moved to Missouri then to Limestone Co. Texas in 1854 as did many related Adams, Hancock, and Adamson families. Here already in the part of Limestone Co., later becoming Freestone Co., was her daughter, Hannah.'" ADAMS, Frances (I10375)
231 "Nicholas Bartlett and his wife, Sarah, conv. to William Paterson of TA Co., mariner, 150 a. in Tredhaven Creek adj. The Exchange called Petty France.

[TALR 4:56] 
BARTLETT, Nicholas (I713)
232 "Nicklos Bartlet of Kent Co., Delaware, d. by 12 Feb 1689 when his estate was administered by Sarah Bartlet, widow."

[Penna. Hist. Soc. Papers, AM. 2013:112] 
BARTLETT, Nicholas (I713)
233 "Nickoles Bartlet was granted a license to keep a house of entertainment for the county of St. Jones, for victualls, drinke and lodging for horses and men."

[Kent Ct.: 15] 
BARTLETT, Nicholas (I713)
234 "Not found in the family Bible, but three nephews insisted she belonged here and that she died young before the immigration to Texas in 1854 or 1855" ADAMS, Cynthia (I10424)
235 "On 15 March 1791, Robert Sharp late of Rockbridge County, Va. did sell unto Thomas McClean for 150 lbs a tract of land. Robert Sharp soon afterwards removed with his family to Tennessee where he departed life intestate, leaving his widow, the said Lettitia, who afterwards married said John Clarke" SHARP, Robert (I8221)
236 "On 27 Apr 1799, Adam Broyles, blacksmith of Washington Co., Tennessee, sold to Daniel Moore 100 acres originally belonging to William Brown on the north side of the Nolachuckey." BROYLES, Adam (I3727)
237 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ESCHBERGER, Velmer May (I7353)
238 "Our Hubbard Family Bible from the 1800's names Mary Elizabeth SANDERS from Georgia, as marrying Gustav Eschberger. " SANDERS, Mary Elizabeth (I7253)
239 "Philanthropist Ina Robertson established a series of boardinghouses for you working women in Chicago in 1898. These boardinghouses, called Eleanor Clubs, reached the height of their popularity in the 1910s and 1920s, when six residential clubs housed a total of six hundred women. "

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WILLIAMS, Lena May (I5865)
240 "Pioneer Families of Anderson County" says her death occurred on 20 December, 1973.

Death due to myocardial infarction. 
BROWN, Lenna Ann (I825)
241 "Richard C. Broyles, B.S.A.E., owns and operates a dairy and farm near Decatur. Mr. Broyles was married on June 10, 1935 to Miss Moleta Goldsmith." Family F1009
242 "Robert Newton White was born in South Carolina on Dec. 8, 1810, and on January 21, 1840, he married Julliett Means. On October 14, 1845, Mr. White and his family arrived at Dresden in Navarro County, Texas.

Robert White was appointed the first postmaster of Corsicana but he could not serve as he was already serving as County Clerk. He served as County Clerk for ten years and resigned in 1856 because of his failing eyesight. He then devoted his time to raising livestock and horses near Dawson. Robert moved back to Corsicana around 1870 and was among those who were instrumental in getting a railroad to Corsicana in 1871.

Mr. White was a Presbyterian and was one of the sixteen people who organized the church in Corsicana on May 16, 1853. Robert, with John Mc Quiston, purchased property and donated it to the Third Avenue Prebyterian Church. Mr. White was a Mason. He died May 25, 1891. A painting of him can be seen today hanging in the Navarro County Clerk's Office at the County Courthouse in Corsicana. A painting of Mrs. White can be seen at the old log home in Pioneer Village. 
WHITE, Robert Newton (I2811)
243 "Samuel Wilbur, Jr. was Freeman of Portsmouth, [RI], 1655; Juryman, 1656; Commissioner six years, between 1644 and 1670; Assistant, 1665 to 1669. 1677 to 1678. He enlisted in the Troop of Horse, August 10, 1667, and was Captain, 1676. His will was proved November 7, 1679. He married Hannah, daughter of John and Margaret Porter, and their daughter, Abigail, married Caleb Arnold." WILBUR, Samuel Jr. (I9477)
244 "See 'The German Colony' by Arthur Leslie Keith, Vol. XXVI No. 2, October 1917, pp 89-91. This documents the will of Adam Broyles dated April 19, 1782 and lists the following: Moses, my first born son, etc. then Aaron, Joshua, and daughters Millie Prather, Mima Broyles, Mary Broyles, Anne Brown." BROYLES, Adam (I3549)
245 "She was cremated and her ashes were scattered over the sea." LEWIS, Ouida (I11943)
246 "She was the daughter of to Luther Jackson and Billie Carter Lewis. Her parents are buried in New Addition Annex of Palestine City Cemetery. She married Audry Lilburn Ferguson. Their son, Lewis Todd Ferguson, is buried in Holly Springs Cemetery. Pat was living in Garland, TX at the time of her death in Dallas. She was survived by her husband; one son, Lee Ferguson of Garland; her mother, Billie Carter Lewis Walton of Killeen; two brothers, Billy Jack Lewis of Palestine and Luther J. Lewis of DeQuincey, LA; and her stepfather, Don Walton of Killeen. Her obituary was published in the Palestine Herald-Press, Tuesday, 12 August 1988." LEWIS, Patricia Ann (I11989)
247 "Son of Abel Davis and Sarah Johnson. Was a private in Civil War, wounded at Drury's Bluff, Va. 16 May 1864. Witness Q.S. Adams & T. W. Barley. Enlisted 22 April 1862, discharged 23 June 1865. Co. E 43rd, Ala. Inf. Reg. - Was paid $11 a month for fighting. Was captured at Hatcher's Run 25 March 1865 & released 11 June 1865 from Point Lookout, Md. In later years he had a blacksmith shop in front of his house by the road between Putnam and Nanafalia. He had a long white beard."

Source: Find a Grave, Memorial 32685334 
DAVIS, James Benjamin (I10860)
248 "Son of William Deloss Love III and Virginia M. Love. Died of a heart condition only two months before his widow and three of his four children were killed in a midair collision. Survived by a daughter."

Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 150209476 
LOVE, William Deloss IV (I11747)
249 "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973" lists them as A. A. Ingram and Clemie Clements Family F79
250 "The Anniston Hot Blast" :
Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama

NEWSPAPER Issue of Saturday, MAY 3, 1884

CALHOUN County Local News

PISTOLS AND POOL Results in Shooting of Mr. Wes Hardy in the Stomach

The usual quiet and serenity of Tenth street was considerably excited and
stirred about seven o'clock yesterday afternooon by the thoroughfare just in
front of the Red Light Restaurant. Hastening to the place, The Hot Blast
Reporter found Mr. Wes Hardy lying on a bed with his hands across the pit of
his stomach, quite ill. He was very sick from the wound. From what could be
learned, it seems that Mr. Willis A. Hawkins Jr., formerly of Americus, Ga.,
but more recently of this city, and another party, were engaged in a game of
pool in the billiard saloon of Mr. Lon Hardy, a brother of the victim.

During the game, a dispute arose about how many games the parties had played and from one word to another between Hawkins and young Hardy were exchanged, whereupon Hardy retaliated by giving his opponent a blow with a billiard cue. Hawkins left the saloon with the remark " This is not the end of this."

A few minutes afterward, Hawkins returned to the Red Light Restaurant, next door to the billiard room and was speaking of the difficulty to Mr. Lon
Hardy and another gentleman present. Mr. Wes Hardy was standing near while Hawkins was talking and as natural, the dispute was renewed. Hawkins received a slap on the side of the head from Hardy, whereupon he pulled his pistol and fired, the ball striking its victim in the region of the stomach, hitting the second rib, glancing and entering the cavity. After firing, Hawkins turned and walked down Tenth street foward his room, where he was found by Marshall Hunter and arrested. Drs. Davis and Sexton attended the young man.

In reply to our question, Mr. Hawkins stated that he regretted the
difficulty very much, and that it happened in this way: "Ever since I have
been here I have frequented the billiard room and grew quite intimate with
Mr. Hardy. We have been in the habit of calling each other liars just for
fun and this afternoon we had "rum in a jug" and had taken a drink or two. I
called him a liar about the pool store and he didn't like it. I told him I
did not mean anything more than usual. This did not satisfy him and I told
him he could take it as he pleased. He then struck me with a billiard cue
and beat me up badly. I left and went to my room and after awhile returned
and was standing in front of the Red Light restaurant telling his brother
about the difficulty when he came up and slapped me and his brother drew a chair to strike me. As I recovered from the blow, I drew and shot and him
and then went to my room.

Mr. Hardy was not allowed to talk by physicians but said to us that he had
whipped Hawkins in the afternoon for calling him a liar and that later me
met Hawkins in front of the Red Light restaurant when Hawkins again called
him a liar and he slapped him, and Hawkins shot him.

Mr. Lon Hardy swore out a warrant before Judge Jeffers, charging Hawkins
with assault with attempt to murder. The judge placed Mr. Hawkins in the
custody of Marshall Hunter to appear before him this morning at 10 o'clock.

Mr. Wes Hardy, the wounded man is twenty-one years old, a clerk in his
brother's billiard hall and is regarded by everyone as honorable, congenial
and a clever young gentleman. He was born and reared in Cartersville, Ga.,
where his parents are buried and most of his relatives reside.

Mr. Willis A. Hawkins Jr. is but recently from Americus, Ga. He is the son
of Hon. Willis A. Hawkins of that place, a former judge of the Supreme Court
of Georgia, and a gentleman very prominent at the criminal bar of his state.
Young Hawkins graduated for the law and came to this city for the purpose of
establishing himself as an attorney. He is a polished and clever young
gentleman and generally liked by his associates.


NEWSPAPER Issue of Saturday, MAY 10, 1884


Wednesday, the preliminary trial of the State vs. Willis A. Hawkins Jr.,
charged with murder, was begun before Judge H.L. Jeffers. The justice court
room was so very small that the court adjourned to the law office of J.J.
Willett, Esq. At 11 o'clock, both sides announced ready. Saffold Berney,
Esq., John M. Caldwell and Colonel Broyles of Atlanta appeared for the
prosecution. The defendant was represented by Colonel N.B. Feagan and J.J. Willett, Esq. Judge W.A. Hawkins of Americus, the father of the defendant was in court.

The prisoner has been in jail at Jacksonville since the homicide and was
brought here for trial Wednesday by Marshall Hunter. The state through Mr.
Berney announced ready and the defendant announced ready through Colonel Feagan. The warrant was sworn out by A.C. Hardy and charges the defendant with murder in the first degree. The witnesses for both sides were sworn and put under the rule. The defendant waived the reading of the warrant and admitted that the defendant came to his death from a pistol ball fired by the prisoner.

The first witness introduced for the state was A.C. Hardy, brother of the
deceased, who in substance, testified as follows:

"Western Hardy was the name of the deceased. He was my brother. He was
killed by Willis A. Hawkins Jr. in Anniston on the second day of May of this
year in front of the Red Light restaurant. He was shot Friday afternoon and
died Saturday at four o'clock. Friday evening, I was standing in front of
that restaurant when Mr. Hawkins came up. His voice seemed to falter and he said to someone that there is two of them ___ but I don't care. He then
turned and asked me if we had not always been friends and I replied yes. He then asked me if he had not often called me a liar and I said no, he had
not; he said he had, and I then asked him if he meant to call me a liar and
he said yes, that I was a liar. I told him I would not take that. He drew
his pistol and I told him that did not frighten me, and I picked up a stool
to strike him, when my brother stepped up and slapped him in the face and
caught at his pistol. The stroke sort of staggered him and as he recovered,
he fired at my brother. My brother went into the saloon, with his hands on
his stomach. I asked some one to see that Hawkins was arrested and then went to my brother and staid with him until his death.

Cross-Examined - - - I live here and run a billiard saloon. I have known Mr.
Hawkins for six weeks, he having been about my saloon quite often. He takes his meals at the Red Light restaurant. He passed by my door that evening to get to the restaurant. He did not stop at my saloon. I am positive he came up the street and passed by my saloon. When he stopped near me he said there were two of the ____, but he was not afraid of both of them. His back was to me then, but he turned toward me and asked if he had not always me treated me as a gentleman. I said he had. When I saw he intended to shoot, I got behind the column and raised the stool to my face. When my brother's hand appeared in his face he staggered back and in a few seconds he fired. I did not hear him say that he had been badly beaten up and had no friends in Anniston. He was not exceeding seven or eight feet from me at any time after he arrived there up to the time of the shooting. I did not grab the stool until I saw the pistol. Hawkins was not at the Red Light restaurant when I came up. I was there first.

Redirect - - - The Red Light restaurant is on 10th street. The shooting took
place about seven o'clock. When I first saw Hawkins I was standing in the
restaurant and Hawkins was coming up from the direction of the depot, and I
first saw him in front of my saloon. In the forenoon before the killing, I
saw Hawkins in my pool room. Just as he stepped out of the door I heard
Hawkins say that is not the last of it. He then went in the direction of his
room. Before leaving, my brother came and apologized for what had occurred in the billiard saloon and Hawkins refused to accept it.

Joseph E. Adderhold was sworn, and in substance said: " I knew Western
Hardy. I was sitting in front of my restaurant and saw Hawkins below the
billiard saloon and the deceased standing in the saloon door. The deceased
said he had broken a billiard cue over Hawkins. Awhile afterwards, Hawkins
returned to my restaurant, coming down the street from the mill. Hawkins was standing in front of my restaurant telling Bush and me and others about how he had been treated, when Mr. Lon (A.C.) Hardy came up and slapping his hands together said "Yes and I would have treated you the same way." Hawkins then said "Lon, haven't I called you a liar in fun?" Then Hardy said "no, you haven't." Hawkins said yes, I have and Hardy said, do you mean to
dispute my word, and with that remark jerked up a stool and endeavored to
strike him with it, but some one caught ahold of it. The deceased then ran
up to Hawkins and struck him with his fist, staggering him back against the
awning. As he recovered himself, he fired at the deceased and I then caught
his pistol and told him not to shoot any more. The deceased went into my
restaurant and Hawkins went towards his room.

Cross Examined - - - Mr. Hardy had the chair drawn until Hawkins took down
his pistol. When Hawkins came to the restaurant he did not pass the billiard
saloon but came in the opposite direction. Hawkins did not draw his pistol
until after the deceased had struck him and he drew it as he recovered from
the blow and immediately fired. Hawkins did not say there are two ___, and I am not afraid of both of them. Hawkins did not call Lon Hardy a liar.

Mr. David Pittard was sworn and in substance said: " I was just inside the
billiard saloon when the shooting took place, near the door. I could not see
anyone except those next to the outside of the pavement. They were Mr.
Hawkins and Mr. Adderhold. Mr. Hawkins had the pistol in his hand and had
fired and Adderhold got hold of the pistol and told him not to fire again. I
was not present at the difficulty between the deceased and the prisoner and
never heard the prisoner make any threats.

A.P. Bush was sworn and in substance said: " I was in the restaurant and so
was Hawkins. He told me he had been beaten all up and had been badly treated in the billiard saloon. About that time, Lon Hardy came up and said he would have done the same thing. Hawkins said, "Lon, I have called you a liar in fun, and so have I called Bush a liar." Lon Hardy said he hadn't and asked if Hawkins meant to dispute his word. Hawkins said no, but he had called him a liar. Hardy then tried to get up the stool but I tried to take it away from him. I then heard the pistol shot but did not see the deceased strike him as my back was to him. "

The defense began by introducing Mr. J.O. Marhover, who was sworn, and in substance said: " I do not reside here but I was here last Friday. I was in
the billiard room and heard Mr. Hawkins called the deceased a liar, when the
deceased said he would not take that. Hawkins said he only said it in fun,
and the deceased still said he did not like to e called a liar. Hawkins then
said "well you can take it as you please", when the deceased struck him
twice, breaking the billiard cue. In fifteen or twenty minutes I saw
Hawkins, Bush and Adderhold taking in front of the restaurant. I joined them
and Hawkins was talking about the fight, when Lon Hardy stepped up and said he would have done the same thing."

The argument of the case was then begun for the state by Safford Berney,
Esq. Mr. Benrey made a masterly speech of two hours, in which he read all
the law bearing on the case, and applied to law to the facts. He was
listened to with marked attention by the judge, an the large audience who
had assembled to hear the speeches. Mr. Berney was congratulated in his

J.J. Willet, Esq., followed for the defense and though young in the practice
of law, his handling of the case stamped him as a man of ability and
destined to take high rank as a lawyer. He drew eloquent in the defense of
his client, and contended that it was clearly a case of self defense. At the
conclusion of Mr. Willett's speech, the court adjourned until the next

Thursday morning the argument in the case was renewed, Colonel. N.B. Feagan following for the defendant. Colonel Feagan has but recently moved to Anniston from Union Springs, but his ability as a lawyer had preceded him
and our people were prepared to find in him an able and eloquent lawyer, and in this they were not disappointed. His speech was a powerful one for the prisoner. He reviewed and dissected the testimony of each witness and
adjusting it all, he declared the case one of self defense. He was listened
to with marked attention as his eloquence and logic rang out in the crowded
court room.

After the arguments had been concluded, Judge Jeffers reviewed the testimony and said the evidence would not make out a case of murder, nor did he though he ought to discharge him (the prisoner) entirely, and therefore would admit him to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars to appear at the August term of Calhoun circuit court. The bond was readily given and the prisoner discharged. In the afternoon, young Hawkins, accompanied by his father Colonel Willis A. Hawkins, took the Georgia Pacific train for Atlanta.


NEWSPAPER Issue of Saturday, AUGUST 16, 1884

CALHOUN County Local News


The grand jury, after investigating the case of young Hawkins who shot and
killed young Hardy here in the spring, decided they could not even find a
true bill against him, or in other words, thought the killing was
justifiable. This seems to have been public sentiment here since the trial
and thus the county was spared the expense of a trial that would have
resulted in young Hawkins' acquittal.

File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/bartow/newspapers/hawkinsj1869gnw.txt
HARDY, Western Jr. (I7168)

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