JULY 14,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
July 5 - Miss MARY BEAN daughter of HAZARD BEAN of this County.
July 6 - Mrs. SARAH HINKLE, wife of JOS. HINKLE of this county.
July 9 - Mr. K C SEABOURN, a well known and highly respected citizen of this county.
July 9 - A young daughter of Mr. JOHN McGRIFF - aged about 8 years.
Mr. W B REYNOLDS, President of the Cleveland National Bank resigned the first of this
month. Capt. J E RAHT is the Vice President.
JULY 21, 1876 WEEKELY
Miss MARTHA L. COWAN, of consumption, on Tuesday, July 13, aged twenty
years, four months and thirteen days. She was a daughter of the late D C COWAN Esq. of this county.
July 12 - Miss ANNIVA SAMPLES, daughter of the late W. B. SAMPLES, of this city.
Mrs. ELIZABETH LEA, at the age of 63 years, on Monday, July 17, 1876. She was born in
, VA, April 8,1813. Mrs. Lea's whole life was a brave Christian conflict with wrong
She had a heart gentle as mercy, and charity as open as light to every appeal of suffering
and, want. Truly had the fell Archer a shinning mark. The church has lost a pillar, the little ones, a Christian
instructress, and the orphans a mother. Mrs. Lea made home the abode of purity, of noble sentiment, of loving kindness. Her gentle step
was heard in the chamber of sickness, the kind pressure of her hand was felt on the brow of pain, the poor and friendless received
from her spiritual counsel
and temporal relief. The little ones in Sabbath
School were pointed by her to Jesus. The church and its ministry,
she sustained, and was ever ready to aid in the advancement of the Master's Kingdom. The death of the good is our strongest
moral assurance of the resurrection. The clam departure of the Spirit, from its earthly tenement,
anointed and cleansed by the blood
of Christ, is more solemn and awe inspiring, but not less beautiful than childhood.(lots
more on sermon)
Our friends and neighbors will please accept out thanks for the kind attention paid our
mother during her illness. GEO LEA LIZZIE LEA.
Mr. W M SEAHORN, the efficient postmaster at Athens,
died on Friday night last. Mr. Sehorn had the reputation of being one of the most accommodating postmasters
in the state. No one will leave more friends to mourn his loss than Mr. SEHORN.
JO O'NEIL was elected and sworn in as Lieutenant of Police. He's a "Bloody Irishman"
- Look out boys.
More honor Betsy - JOHN RODGERS declared the ugliest boy in town by a "hoss".
JULY 28,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
For several years now our town has been subject to a great nuisance, in the way of men
and boys getting drunk and shooting pistols after night. On Saturday night last about 2 o'clock some party discharged a pistol
in front of J T CATE's livery stable. the ball lodging in the railing of a bed in Mrs. WOOD's house just
across the street. Mr. JOHN WHITMAN was in the bed at the time, and had the shot went a foot higher WHITMAN would
have been killed. This thing has gone on about long enough, and it is time the authorities were putting a stop
to it in some way. Let the Mayor offer a reward of twenty five dollars, and bind them over to the peace;
then the thing will stop.
At the residence of the brides father, four miles from Athens on July 20th Mr. M A JOHN, of this city, to Miss SALLIE BYINGTON.
Mr. JOHN SMALLIN, who had his leg cut off on the 4th of this month, was removed to his
home this week. He is improving very fast.
Mrs. COOPER, wife of BENNETT COOPER, of this county, on July 22nd Age about 80.
LAURA - infant daughter of A S HOFFMAN, of this city, at the age of thirteen months, on
July 24th. 
AUGUST 4,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
On the 29th of last month, Mr. JOHN NEWTON of this city. We didn’t learn his age.
Our young friend, JAMES M COWAN, has bought the stock of family groceries
from McREYNOLDS Bros. in the Ocoee corner.
AUGUST 11,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
The entire stock of goods in the store of G D OVAITT Dec'd will be sold
at auction , August 19th commencing at 9 o'clock.
Mr. P M CRAIGMILES, of this city, is dangerously ill at White Cliff Springs, from throat
Mr. A H WILSON, aged about 80years died in this county on the third of this month[August
3,1876] He was one of the oldest settlers of Bradley county.
Hon. W M BRADFORD is elected over Hon. D C TREWHITT by a majority of 300.
In Knox county REEDER, Republican, was elected Sheriff by 400. ANDERSON, Democrat, was elected
Trustee. Our Officers, Sheriff HAYS and Trustee WHITE, are two as clever men as there is in the county,
and will make good officers.
Our young friend E E CLINGAN, was elected Sheriff of
James county. He is the old one, and gives entire satisfaction.
Polk county - Mr. J E TAYLOR writes us that BRADFORD's
official majority in Polk county is 374, and that BROCK (Dem) is Sheriff, and SMITH (Dem.) is Trustee.
The county court is equally divided.
The two happiest men in this district are JOHN PETER CAMPBELL and JAMES ANDREW LAWSON -
Capt. JOHN W SMITH was elected Trustee of James county. Mr. SMITH is one of the best
men in the county, and will make as good an officer as anybody. He is well qualified and has good
character for honesty.
Our old friend S S BARRETT has been re-elected Justice of the Peace in Charleston district. WILLIAM BARRETT is the constable.
At Athens on August
16 , by Rev. J A HYDEN, Mr. JOSEPH LUSK to Miss FLORENCE CARTER, both of this city.
Elder I R CHESTNUTT, formerly of McMinn county, died at Gainesville, Texas, recently. He was a native of McMinn county, and supported an excellent
A colored woman named RACHEL COLLINS, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary
recently by Jefferson county circuit court, for infanticide.
The Hon. JAMES H THOMAS, of Columbia,
died at the residence of his son, A S THOMAS, in Fayettville, August 4, He was in Congress in 1846-48-59,
and served in the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
AUGAUST 25,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
At Ellijay, Ga.
August 16,, Mrs. SUSAN NOBLE, mother of Mrs. GEO. WIGGINS of this place and Mr. J L NOBLE and Miss JULIA E NOBLE
of Ellijay. A life in conformity to the true principles of true Christianity is thus ended. The deceased was about
72 years of age.
Rev. ASA STAMPER, 5 miles east of Cleveland
on August 18, aged about 77 years.
In Cleveland, Sunday,
August 20 - JOSEPH K DAVIS, Esq., born in Greene county, Tenn.
October 26, 1808, being nearly 68 years of age. The deceased has been an honored citizen of
this county for 25 years, and has served the people as justice of the peace and mayor of
our city. He was buried Monday evening at 4 o'clock by the Masonic fraternity of which he was a member, Rev. Mr.
GRAY of St. Luke's Church officiating.
Mr. P M CRAIGMILES was removed from White
Cliff Springs to his home on
Thursday evening last. He is now improving.
A negro boy aged nineteen, was found foully murdered at McMinnville on the 14th inst.
by an unknown party. The event caused great excitement.
ISHAM G HARRIS has backed out of traces and stepped down and out of - electoral honors.
Too much record we conclude.
A child named JOHNSON, residing in Robertson county, while holding a knife in her hand
a day or two ago, fell upon the blade which penetrated her throat and killed her.
Hon. W C WHITTORNE of Seventh Congressional District has been re-nominated against his
wish by Democratic constituents.
WILEY McCLISH, an elderly gentleman was murdered and his body horribly muliated by two
negros near Dover, in Stewart county.
His head was severed and carried in one direction and his body in another. The object was
robbery but the muderers got only ten cents. The two negroes were arrested.