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Biography of James P. M. Norman

JAMES P. M. NORMAN. One of the most popular and widely known of Douglas County’s county officers is James P. M. Norman,who has been identified with the growth and the interests of the county for many years. Mr. Norman was born in Carroll County, Ga., April 27, 1847, and is a son of Abner S. and Charlotte (Orr) Norman, natives respectively of Alabama and South Carolina. George Norman, grandfather of our subject, came from Scotland to this country, and brought with him the sturdy habits so characteristic of those of that nationality. Settling in Alabama, he there reared his family, and after a long and useful life passed to that bourne from whence no traveler returns. Abner S. Norman came to Douglas County, Missouri, in 1863, and the following year was killed by bushwhackers near Yellville, Arkansas He was with the army, but was not a soldier. Mrs. Norman died in 1881. Both were worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The father and mother had emigrated from Georgia to Arkansas, and settled in what is now Baxter county in 1853. In 1863 they came to this county, as above stated, being obliged to leave Arkansas on account of sympathizing with the Union. There was a family of eleven children born to this worthy couple: Nancy C.; Sarah A., deceased, was the wife of W. J. Cooley, of Arkansas; George L. lost his life in the late war, dying in 1863; William C. died in the army in 1862; Abner J. was a soldier in the same regiment, and was killed by accident at the close of the...

Native American History of Carroll County, Georgia

Carroll County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It was named after Charles Carroll of Maryland, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is the home of the State University of West Georgia. Much of the plantation, owned by Creek mekko, William McIntosh is now a public park known as the McIntosh Reserve. The park includes McIntosh’s grave and a reproduction of his two story, dog-trot style log house. Carroll County is bounded on the northeast by Douglas County, GA. On the east, it adjoins a short boundary with a section of Fulton County, GA that was formerly Milton County. On the southeast, it is bordered by the Chattahoochee River and Coweta County, GA. Heard County adjoins Carroll on the south. The county’s western boundaries are formed by Cleburne County, AL and Randolph County, AL. Haralson County, GA forms its northwestern boundary. Geology and hydrology Carroll County is located in the Piedmont geological region, which is characterized by underlying rock strata of igneous and metamorphicized igneous rock. The terrain consists of rolling hills, stream valleys and some relatively level plateaus in the area of the county west of Newnan. Seasonal or permanent wetlands parallel many of its streams. These are relatively narrow bands of soggy terrain that provide ecological diversity for animal and plant life. The top soils are thin over most hills and steep slopes, while much deeper near streams. Short-sighted cultivation techniques in the 19th and early 20th century caused much of the best top soil to be eroded; thus exposing red clay...

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