Location: Randolph County GA

Martin Cemetery, Randolph County, Georgia

Located in lower part of the 5th District of Randolph County on the east side of a paved farm-to-market road approximately one mile southwest of the point where this road crosses Pachitla Creek at a location known as Fountain Bridge. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Olliff, Bartie Nov. 1889 – 3/25/1904 Martin, Lula E 7/10/1858 – 4/20/1924 Olliff, John L 6/17/1856 – 1/11/1900 Olliff, Thomas Bradley 2/7/1891 – 12/18/1897 Martin, Sarah J 1/26/1831 – 5/8/1902 Martin, George W 1/3/1829 – 10/24/ 1916 Martin, C N 7/23/1869 – 12/13/1913 Saxon, Margaret J 1/26/1823 – 9/25/1865 Nancy J Saxon 7/1/1844 – 9/11/1863 James M Saxon, 4/24/1839 – 4/25/1846 J. Carlton Olliff 3/9/1888 – 1/5/1914 Bartie F Saunders 9/15/1861 – 8/13/1888 Willie L Saunders 11/7/1887 – 8/26/1888 Patrick H Martin 7/18/1859 – 8/22/1880 Hester Martin b. Union District S C 4/15/1789 d. Randolph Co Ga 7/29/1867 James Martin b. Charleston Dist S C 11/15/1788 d. Randolph County Ga 11/22/1869 Rev. Charels C Martin 3/9/1827 – 11/25/1910 Rachel Ann...

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Slave Narrative of Angeline Lester

Interviewer: Frank M. Smith Person Interviewed: Angeline Lester Location: Youngstown, Ohio Place of Residence: 835 West Federal Street Story and Photo by Frank M. Smith Ex-Slaves Mahoning County, Dist. #5 Youngstown, Ohio The Story of MRS. ANGELINE LESTER, of Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Angeline Lester lives at 836 West Federal Street, on U.S. Route #422, in a very dilapidated one story structure, which once was a retail store room with an addition built on the rear at a different floor level. Angeline lives alone and keeps her several cats and chickens in the house with her. She was born on the plantation of Mr. Womble, near Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia about 1847, the exact date not known to her, where she lived until she was about four years old. Then her father was sold to a Dr. Sales, near Brooksville, Georgia, and her mother and a sister two years younger were sold to John Grimrs[HW:?], who in turn gave them to his newly married daughter, the bride of Henry Fagen, and was taken to their plantation, near Benevolence, Randolph County, Georgia. When the Civil War broke out, Angeline, her mother and sister were turned over to Robert Smith, who substituted for Henry Fagen, in the Confederate Army. Angeline remembers the soldiers coming to the plantation, but any news about the war was kept from them. After the war a celebration...

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Native American History of Randolph County, Georgia

Randolph County is located in southwest Georgia. It was named after John Randolph of Virginia, a prominent Congressman and spokesman for states rights during the late 1700s and early 1800s. The county seat of Randolph County is the town of Cuthbert. Randolph County is bounded on the north by Stewart County, GA. On the southeast, it is bordered by County and southwest by Clay County. The county’s western boundaries are formed by the Quitman County. On the east it is bordered by Terrill County, GA. On the northeast, it is bordered by Webster County, GA Geology and hydrology Randolph County is located in the Upper Gulf Coastal Plain. In most areas of the Gulf Coastal Plain the terrain is almost level with sandy loam soils. However, in Randolph these types of soils are limited to stream valleys. The soils located in stream former Miocene, Pliocene and Holocene swamplands (25 million to 2,000 years ago) can be extremely fertile. Because of their sandy structure, they were particular attractive to Native American farmers, who only had crude stone and bone tools with which to till the soil. The Chattahoochee Red Clay Hills run through Randolph County. The terrain is much more undulating than in the adjacent flood plain and alluvial terraces adjacent to the Chattahoochee River. Streams tend to flow in a westerly direction through ravines. However, Randolph County does not...

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Slave Narrative of Taylor Gilbert

Interviewer: Alfred Farrell Person Interviewed: Taylor Gilbert Location: Titusville, Florida Age: 91 Occupation: Farmer Taylor Gilbert was born in Shellman, Georgia, 91 years ago, of a colored mother and a white father, “which is why I am so white”, he adds. He has never been known to have passed as White, however, in spite of the fact that he could do so without detection. David Ferguson bought Jacob Gilbert from Dr. Gilbert as a husband for Emily, Taylor’s mother. Emily had nine children, two by a white man, Frances and Taylor, and seven by Jacob, only three of whom Gilbert remembers – Gettie, Rena, and Annis. Two of these children were sent to school while the others were obliged to work on the plantation. Emily, the mother, was the cook and washwoman while Jacob was the Butler. Gilbert, a good sized lad when slavery was at its height, recalls vividly the cruel lashings and other punishments meted out to those who disobeyed their master or attempted to run away. It was the custom of slaves who wished to go from one plantation to another to carry passes in case they were stopped as suspected runaways. Frequently slaves would visit without benefit of passes, and as result they suffered severe torturing. Often the sons of the slaves’ owners would go “nigger hunting” and nothing – not even murder was too...

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