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Thomas Butler King Wylly (13 Oct. 1847-24 Jun. 1900)

King Wylly was one of the sons of George Washington Wylly (1816-1906), a slave trader, and his wife, Sarah Anne Revel (1830-1875). (Findagrave.com) George W. Wylly was also an alderman of Savannah, Georgia, almost continuously from 1858 to 1869, and … Continue reading

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Edward Dudley Alfriend (6 Dec. 1842-18 Jul. 1887)

Edward D. Alfriend[1] was the son of Dr. William L. Alfriend (1811-1880?[2]) of Sparta, Georgia, and his wife, Sarah Frances Dunn (1825-1900). Note that there are several Alfriend families in Virginia and Georgia at this time, including Dr. Edward Walter … Continue reading

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Benjamin Mellichamp Cromwell (22 Sep. 1835-30 Apr. 1917)

Benjamin M. Cromwell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Warham Cromwell, of Columbus, Georgia and his wife, Josephine. He grew up in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. He attended the University of Virginia in session 30 (1853-1854). … Continue reading

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Jonathan Lawrence Adams (28 Sep.1851-13 Mar. 1889)

Jonathan L. Adams’s father was Abram B. Adams (b. 1818), a “warehouse and commission agent” (i.e., a cotton merchant); his mother was Henrietta Hollingsworth (1830-13 Sep. 1889). The family lived in Macon, Georgia. (1860-1880 U.S. Censuses) Abram Adams states in … Continue reading

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Eve Family (Augusta, Georgia)

A man named Joseph Eve was the inventor of the Eve cotton gin which was used before the Whitney cotton gin. He had a factory seven miles from Augusta, Georgia. One of Eve’s sons was Dr. Joseph A. Eve, (1805-1886), … Continue reading

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