Saturday, May 18, 2019

Elisha Bryant Name Search: Indexed Records from My Old Files

Elisha Bryant is one of my brick walls. I will post his information later, but here are some miscellaneous (probably unrelated) records associated with my search for Elisha.

These are indexed records found by searching for the name. I concentrated my search in Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama, paying special attention to records related to Bryants in the center of that tri-state area (where those three states meet): Dade County, Georgia; Jackson County, Alabama; and Marion County, Tennessee. However, I found these Bryants who were in Southern states, but not necessarily in the three states or the specific counties I was concentrating on.

Elisha Bryant
3rd Cavalry Regt, Co. G
USA
Rank: Privt
Age: 22
Enlisted: 11    Mustered: Aug 31, 1863
Remarks:

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Confederate:

Elisha Bryant, Co. C, 43rd Infantry [Georgia, inferred]
Age not given
Year: 1862
Source: not known

Note: Men in the 43rd Infantry typically were from North Georgia. However, the counties listed for that regiment (Cherokee, Pickens, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Banks) are not the ones I was really looking for for 'my' Elisha Bryant. I would expect him to be from in or near: Jackson Co., Alabama, Dade Co., Georgia, or Marion Co., Tennessee.

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Second citation for Confederate listing, above:
M266
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served
in Organizations from the State of Georgia (NARA)

It does not give his company, though, just the regiment.
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CENSUS POSSIBILITY:

Publication Number: M653
Publication Title: 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population
Content Source: NARA
State: North Carolina
County: Bertie
Minor Civil Division: [Blank]
Page: 135

Elisha Bryant, 36 (?) Overseer
Francis A Bryant 36
Nancy S. 11
Lucy E 5

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My own Elisha Bryant appears in census in Dade County, Georgia, in 1870 and 1880, with his (inferred) wife, Stacey, and their children. I have not yet posted those listings.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Death of Mrs. Headrick, Mother of Brother J.E. Headrick (a Deacon), Walker County, Georgia

The death of "Grandma Headrick, mother of J.E. Headrick, is mentioned in the Walker County Messenger of 28 October 1910.  She was buried at Gladden. J.M. Coley, author of the column, mentions that he was her pastor, and mentions that her son, J.E. Headrick, was a deacon of the church. (I found a cross-reference--see other notes).

Coley, J.M., 'Death of Mrs. Headrick' in 'Confederate X-Roads' (column), \Walker County Messenger\ (Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia), 28 October 1910, in Georgia Historic Newspapers (via GALILEO). [Walker County messenger. (LaFayette, Ga.) 187?-current, October 28, 1910, Image 3] https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn89053488/1910-10-28/ed-1/seq-3/#index=1&rows=12&proxtext=headrick&sequence=0&region=north&words=Headrick&page=1 (accessed 18 April 2019).

Link to Walker County Messenger article

Note: The link above might be a dynamic link; the site no longer seems to offer a permanent link.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Obituary of Grandma Headrick, or Narcissa Catherine (Waters) Headrick

Death of Grandma Headrick, Mother of J.E. Headrick

The death of "Grandma Headrick, mother of J.E. Headrick, is mentioned in the Walker County Messenger of 28 October 1910.  She was buried at Gladden. J.M. Coley, author of the column, mentions that he was her pastor, and mentions that her son, J.E. Headrick, was a deacon of the church. (I found a cross-reference--see other notes).


Citation: 
Coley, J.M., 'Death of Mrs. Headrick' in 'Confederate X-Roads' (column), \Walker County Messenger\ (Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia), 28 October 1910, in Georgia Historic Newspapers (via GALILEO). [Walker County messenger. (LaFayette, Ga.) 187?-current, October 28, 1910, Image 3] https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn89053488/1910-10-28/ed-1/seq-3/#index=1&rows=12&proxtext=headrick&sequence=0&region=north&words=Headrick&page=1 (accessed 18 April 2019).

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My identification of Grandma Headrick: Narcissa Catherine (Waters) Headrick, wife of Jacob B. Headrick, of Walker County, Georgia. Jacob and Narcissa were the parents of John Enoch L. Headrick (the J.E. Headrick mentioned in the obituary). See also, posts about J.E. Headrick as a deacon of Naomi Baptist Church in Walker County, Georgia.

Jacob Enoch L. Headrick, Deacon of Naomi Baptist Church, Walker County, Georgia; also Other Records and Notes

J.E. Headrick is mentioned as a deacon of the church in the death mention (brief obituary) of his mother, Mrs. Headrick (or 'Grandma Headrick). [Ref.: J.M. Coley, 'Death of Mrs. Headrick,' in 'Confederate X-Roads' (column), \Walker County Messenger\ (Lafayette, Walker County, Georgia), 28 October 1910 (via GALILEO).]

Here is a cross-reference for J.M. Coley as a presbyter of a church (Naomi Baptist) and J.E. Headrick as a deacon of that church, apparently at the time of its organization in 1898. However, Mrs. Headrick is not mentioned among the charter members listed.

Citation: Coley and Headrick (mentioned), 'Naomi Baptist Church,' History of Walker County (n.d., n.p.), page 369 (via GaGenWeb on USGenNet.org). The church was organized in 1898, and Coley and J.E. Headrick was a deacon. URL: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/fulton/walkerhistory/pg%20301-400red.pdf (accessed 18 April 2019).

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My identification of J.E. Headrick: Jacob Enoch L. Headrick, born 23 March 1862, Georgia; died 16 December 1944. Lived in Walker County, Georgia. Jacob was the son of Jacob B. and Narcissa Catherine (Waters) Headrick.

Jacob Enoch L. Headrick married Flora Lowry on 6 December 1891, Walker County, Georgia.

Wedding Announcement of Raymond Bell and Mattie Headrick, 1910, Walker County Messenger

Wedding Announcement of Raymond Bell and Mattie Headrick
Walker County, Georgia

Humorous wedding announcement.

Well, Billy, on Thursday of last week I was trying to rake and haul hay and there was some dissatisfaction about the way some folks were living. So I was summoned up to Bro. J. E. Headrick's home and I went with wagon and hay frames and met Mr Raymond Bell, of High Point, armed with the necessary papers fresh from the Ordinary of Walker county, and in a very brief space of time I settled all their dissatisfaction between him and Miss Mattie Headrick, the oldest daughter of Bro. Headrick, and they left for Chattanooga man and wife. May supreme happiness be their lot through life and never a trouble cross their path. Mr. Bell semed to be a very nice young man. I have known Miss Mattie all her life. She is a charming bright young woman that any young man ought to be proud of.

(It goes own about hopes for the future, etc.)

Citation:
'Bro. Coley Officiates at Another Wedding Boosting the Fair,' in 'Confederate X-Roads' (column), \Walker County Messenger (Lafayette, Walker, Georgia), Friday, 14 October 1910 (online via Galileo). Since the wedding occurred 'Thursday of last week,' that was probably October 6th.

Note: So far, I cannot find the marriage on Family Search.