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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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Theodore Ellis Atkinson (23 Dec. 1851-19 Feb. 1939)

Theodore Ellis Atkinson was the son of John Pepper Atkinson (1804-1873) of Brunswick County, Virginia, and his second wife, Theodora Phelps Ellis (1820-1905) of Putnam County, Georgia. (Phelps) One of Theodore’s brothers was William Yates Atkinson, who served two terms … Continue reading

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