Biographies of Pulaski County Georgia

Baggott, Rev. J. L. Biographies of Pulaski County Georgia. Daughters of American Revolution. 1935.

Biography of Dr. Nathaniel Polhill Jelks

Dr. Nathaniel Polhill Jelks, fourth son of James Oliver Jelks and Mary Polhill, was born July 18, 1845, in Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, where he died March 28, 1911. When six years old his family moved to Oglethorpe, Georgia, after two years moving to Hamilton County, Florida, where he received his early education, later studying in …

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Biography of Noah Scarborough

The name Scarborough is an old and honorable one. Family records show that several brothers came to this country during the Revolutionary War and settled here. The Scarborough coat of arms shows that this family descended from the nobility of Great Britain. Noah Scarborough emigrated from South Carolina to Houston County, Georgia, later moving to …

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Biography of Alfred Nelson

Alfred Nelson came to Georgia from Virginia in 1825 and settled near Perry. He married Pauline Jenkins of Houston County. She was a refined, educated woman, and very wealthy. Alfred Nelson raised cattle and was a large land and slave owner. He was uneducated, but was intensely interested in education and all worthy causes. The …

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Biography of Emile Sommer

Emile Sommer, son of Samuel and Fannie Brown Sommer, born in Shierhoffen, Alsace, France, October 10, 1853, came to America and to Fort Valley, Ga., at the age of fourteen, joining his elder brother, Aaron, with whom he became associated in the mercantile business. Four years later Aaron died, and shortly thereafter Emile was joined …

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Biography of Anton Schneider

Anton Schneider, a respected citizen of Hawkinsville, was a native of Prussia, born October 1, 1825. In youth he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker and four years were consumed in learning the trade. In that country it was necessary that a mechanic should travel throughout the provinces before he became a master mechanic. He traveled …

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Biography of M. H. Boyer

Born in Sandersville, Georgia, September 4, 1878, the son of Miribeau and Vivian Skrine Boyer, of Sandersville, Georgia. Education obtained in the Hawkinsville High School. He read law in the office of Col. Thos. C. Taylor, and was admitted to the bar under Judge C. C. Smith on June 23, 1898. Appointed solicitor of the …

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Biographical Sketch of William Van Bell

William Van Bell, whose parents were Sarah Elizabeth Powell and Vandemore Bell, was born March 30, 1880, at “Bellview,” Hawkinsville, Ga., the home of his grandparents, Mattie Allen and Joshua Bell. After attending the Hawkinsville public school, he began business as a drug clerk, and later assisted in organizing and conducting the Brown-Bell Pharmacy. Then …

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