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~Revolutionary War~

 

Revolutionary War Pensioners who lived in Laurens County

 

Hardy Smith (He was allowed his pension on his application dated May 6, 1833, when he was living in Laurens County.

He married Rebecca Thompson, 16 Nov 1796 in Washington Co GA.  She died in Laurens Co GA August 1835 and he died

there in Feb 1842.    Surviving children in 1852 were Thompson, Hardy and Loftin all living in Laurens County. 

Hardy was born in Johnston Co NC and served in Capt King's Co, Col Jonas Johnsons Regiment, three months in

Capt Thomas Hadly's Co of Light Horse in Col Thomas Armstrongs Regiment and was discharged after Cornwallis

 surrendered. This while he was living in Cumberland Co NC.

 

 

~Civil War~

 

14th Georgia Infantry Battle Flag

Unidentified Laurens County Confederate Soldier,

Anyone knowing this soldiers identity please advise.

Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Archives

 

 

County Support for Families of Confederate Soldiers

Laurens County's Confederate Soldiers

Please view other Civil War Records for Laurens County here

Hardy Smith, ca 1900.  He was born 1841.  He is wearing his confederate uniform.  During the Civil War he served in Co H, 14th Regt Georgia Volunteer Infantry.  He attained the rank of captain by the end of the war.  He was wounded and lost his right arm in one of the battles.   After the war he held several county posts and managed business interests.

Said to be the last two Confederate veterans and the last two Confederate widows in the county.  They gathered for the birthday of Green V Jenkins (1848-1938), seated at far left.  Dublin 1937.  Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Archives.

If anyone knows who the other people are in the photo, please advise.

 

Private Bill Yopp, a Laurens County soldier,  is the only African American Confederate soldier buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Marietta.

 

Photo of Bill Yopp and Thomas Yopp

 

WWI

Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

William Abner Abbott, lived at RFD 4 Dexter, Laurens Co. Born 13 Dec 1875, Farmer. Nearest relative: Ludia Abbott, 4 Dexter, Laurens Co.

Tall, slender, blue eyes, dark hair.

 

Albert Abram, living Dublin, Laurens Co. Negro.  Born 12 May 1900.  Farm laborer for Bedford Abram, Dublin. Nearest relative: Mildred Hall Abram,

Dublin.  Tall, slender, dark brown eyes, black hair.

 

Henry Abrom, lived at Montrose, Laurens Co. Negro. Born 18 Apr 1902.  Farmer for self.  Nearest relative is Ella Abrom, Montrose, Laurens Co.

Medium height and build, brown eyes, black hair.

 

Willie Abrom, Lived Dudley, GA.  Negro. Born Dec 1895, Hancock Co GA.  Farm hand for J H Snow near Dudley.  Married.  Medium height and build,

brown eyes, black hair.

 

Arthur McFee Achord, lived RFD 4, Dexter.  Born 9 Oct 1872. Farmer for E D Brown. Nearest relative: Emma Achord, RFD 4, Dexter.  Tall, medium build,

blue eyes, gray hair.

 

Harris Newton Achord. lived RFD 5, Rentz.  Born 18 Jan 1876.  Farmer. Nearest relative: Eva Achord (wife).  Medium height and build, light blue

 eyes, gray hair.

 

Algerine Adams, RFD 5, Dublin.  Born 10 Sept 1895, Dublin.  Farmer for A H Adams, Dublin.  Single.  Tall, slender, blue eyes, dark hair.

 

Calvin Emmett Adams, 227 Academy, Dublin.  Born 22 Aug 1891, Sandersville, GA.  Tailoring for self in Dublin.  Wife and mother.  Tall,

slender, brown eyes, black hair.

 

Cuyler Homer Adams, lived RFD 5 , Dublin.  Born 18 Dec 1873.  Farmer for self. Nearest relative: Mrs C Homer Adams.  Tall, medium build, blue

eyes, black hair.

 

Dock Green Adams, RFD 3, Dublin. Born 29 Jan 1892, Laurens Co.  Farmer.  Has wife and child.  Tall, slender, gray eyes, brown hair.

 

Eddie Adams, RFD 1, Rentz. Negro. Born 12 Dec 1884. Farmer.  nearest relative: Winnie Adams, Rentz.  Medium height and build, Black eyes and hair.

 

Edgar Adams, lived at 407 Rowe, Dublin. Negro.  Born 4 Oct 1891, Dublin.  Drayman for Cochran-Smith, Dublin.  Has wife.  Medium height and build,

dark eyes, dark hair.  Left leg gives trouble sometimes.

 

Emmie Adams, lived at Route 5, Dublin.  Born 13 Oct 1891, Dublin.  Farmer.  Single.  Medium height and build, blue eyes.

 

Grover Cleveland Adams, lived at Dublin, Laurens Co. Born 26 Jan 1886.  Farmer. Nearest relative: Ella Adams, Dulin GA. Medium height and build,

blue eyes, black hair.

 

Henry Gaynor Adams, lived Dublin.  Born 7 Oct 1898.  Shipping clerk for Stevens How Co, Dublin.  Nearest relative L B Turner, Dublin.  Medium

height and build, grey eyes, light hair.

 

Hiram J Adams, RFD 1, Dublin. Born 9 Jan 1875.  Farmer.  Nerest relative: Mrs Emmie Adams, RFD 1, Dublin.  Tall, medium build, black eyes and hair.

 

John Thomas Adams, Dublin.  Born 12 Aug 1898.  Negro.  Farming for H R Lowery.  Nearest relative: Prisilla Adams, Dublin, Lauren Co.  Short and slender,

black eyes and hair.

 

John Willie Adams, 575 McKenzie, Dublin. Negro. Born 30 Jan 1895, Wilkinson Co GA.  Day laborer for Dublin Veneer Co.  Single.  Tall, slender

brown eyes, black hair.

 

Leroy A Adams, 1 Helena, Laurens Co.  Born 2 Nov 1881. Negro. Farming.  Nearest relative Ezella Adams.  Tall, stout. Black eyes and hair.

 

Lewis Alexander Adams, 4 Glenwood, Laurens Co. Born 27 Sept 1879. Negro.  Farming.  Nearest relative: Sophie Moe Adams, 4 Glenwood.  Tall,

medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.

 

Otho Adams, Glenwood GA.  Born 2 June 1891, GA.  Negro. Has wife with one child.  Tall, slender, brown eyes, black hair.

 

Prentice Adams, 530 Bellvue, Dublin.  Born 7 Nov 1895, Dublin.  Salesman for John E Hurst & Co.  Single.  Previous military experience: Corporal

at Prep School for 3-1/2 months.  Medium height, slender, dark brown eyes and hair.

 

Richard Adams, Dublin.  Born 16 Mar 1892, Laurens Co.  Farming.  Responsible for wife and mother.  Medium height, slender, black hair and eyes.

 

Robert Lee Adams, 6 Dublin. Born 1 Oct 1899.  Negro.  Farming, for A D Adams.  Medium height and build, brown eyes, black hair.

 

Samuel Hodges Adams, 116 Gaines, Dublin.  Born 23 Aug 1885.  Clerk for Atlantic Ice and Coal.  Nearest relative: Sarah Virginia Adams, 116 Gaines, Dublin.

Medium height and build, blue eyes, brown hair.

 

T D Adams, Dublin.  Born 13 Dec 1889, GA.  Farming.  Married.  Tall, slender, brown eyes, sandy hair.

 

William Thomas Adams, 2 Dublin, Laurens Co GA.  Born 9 Sept 180. Negro. Farming for W S Burns.  Nearest relative Carris Adams, 8 Dublin.  Medium height,

stout, black eyes and hair.

 

Willie Adams, Dublin.  Born 21 Aug 1895, Laurens Co GA. Negro. Farming for Julian Adams.  Responsible for mother, wife and child.  Tall,

medium height, brown eyes, black hair.

 

Clifford J Adderholt, Jefferson St, Dublin.  Born 11 June 1897, Calhoun Co AL.  Employer: Joe Underwood. Nearest relative: W D Adderholt, Jacksonville, AL.

Medium height and build, blue eyes, light hair.

 

Milton Addison, RFD 8, Dublin.  Born 21 Sept 1890, Supter SC. Negro.  Farming for D Kunsey.  Has wife and 4 children.  Tall, stout, black eyes and hair.

 

Solomon Addison. Born 1 Oct 1894, Columbia SC. Negro. Farmer for Ben Parker. Has wife and two children.  Tall and stout, black hair and eyes.

 

Dolphus Adison, born 11 Aug 1893, Laurens Co GA. Negro.  Farmer, has wife and one child. Medium height and build, black hair and eyes.

 

Andrew Adkins, Eastman.  Born 1894, Dooly Co GA. Negro. Farmer for Andrew Bunch. Medium height and stout, black eyes and hair.

 

Ben Adkins, Eastman. Born 25 Mar 1899, Laurens Co GA.  Negro. Had wife and two children. Farmer for self. Tall, slender, black eyes and hair.

 

George Adkins, Dublin. Born 13 Jan 1900.  Negro.  Farmer for C T Beecham, Dublin. Nearest relative: Mary Adkins, Dublin.  Medium height and

build, black eyes and hair.

 

Golden Adkins, Eastman. Born 1895, Laurens Co. Farmer for Andrew Burch.  Negro.  Has wife and two children. Medium height and build,

light brown eyes, black hair.

 

Hasie Lee Adkins, Montrose. Born 15 Oct 1895, Twiggs Co. Negro.  Wages hand on farm of G M Crumpley. Single. Medium height, stout,

black eyes and hair.

 

Ira Adkins, Eastman.  Born 6 Jan 1896, Laurens Co GA. Negro.   Farmer for J B Bryant, Laurens Co.  Married.  Short, medium build, black eyes

 and hair.

 

James Adkins, Rentz. Born 10 Feb 1884. Negro. Farmer and preacher.  Nearest relative: Sarah Adkins, Rentz.  Medium height and build,

black eyes and hair.

 

Joe Clarence Adkins, Dexter.  Born 3 Dec 1895, Cochran, GA.  Farmer for D A Kilgore, Dexter.  Responsible for mother, single.  Medium height

and build, blue eyes, dark hair.

 

John Adkins, Dublin.  Born 1891, Atlanta GA. Negro. Laborer on farm of Charly Dominy, Dublin. Medium height and build, black eyes and hair.

 

Julius Melvin Adkins, Dublin.  Born 4 Feb 1875. Farmer for self. Nearest relative Mrs Mamie Adkins, Dublin. Medium height, slender build,

blue eyes, sandy hair.

 

King Grifs Adkins, Alamo. Born 4 Feb 1884. Negro. Farming  for D W Burch, Alamo. Nearest relative: Maggie Adkins, Alamo.  Medium height

and build, black eyes and hair.

 

Otis L Adkins, Adrian. Born 8 June 1890, Bartow, GA. Farmer for J H Bailey, Adrian. Responsible for wife, child and mother.  Short, medium

 build, brown eyes and hair.

 

Sam Adkins, Dublin. Born 17 Feb 1878. Negro.  Laborer for J T Pope, Dublin.  Nearest relative: Lucy Adkins, Dublin.  Tall, medium build,

brown eyes, black hair.

 

Steward Augusta Adkins, Eastman. Born 1 Dec 1899. Negro.  Farming for Wile Burch, Eastman.  Nearest relative: Ben Adkins, Eastman. 

tall, slender, black eyes and hair.

 

 

Harvey Aides, Dublin. Born 21 May 1895, Bibb Co. Farmer for C C Bender, Dublin. Responsible for mother.  Single.  Short, slender,

brown eyes, black hair.

 

F L Aikin, Dudley. Born 18 Nov 1890, Morgan Co.  Farming, single.  Medium height and build, grey eyes, black hair.

 

J C Aiken Jr, Dudley.  Born 10 Aug 1895, Morgan Co GA.  Farmer near Dudley.  Single.  Medium height and build, brown eyes,

black hair.

 

William Newman Ainsworth, Dunlin. Born 3 Aug 1883.  Printer for Dublin Tribune. Nearest relative: Mrs W N Ainsworth, Dublin.

Medium height, slender. Brown eyes, black hair.

 

Rothel Anderson, Kite.  Born 4 Nov 1900.  Farmer fro M B Wheeler. Nearest relative: Neommia Anderson, Kite. Medium Height,

slender, blue eyes, sandy hair.

 

Tom Anderson, Wrightsville.  Farmer.  Wife and children.  Black.  Medium height and slender, black eyes and hair.

 

W L Anderson, Kite.  Born 24 Oct 1892, Kite.  Farming for self.  Responsible for father and mother.  Medium height, slender, blue eyes, black hair.

 

Wes Anderson, Kite.  Born 1897, Johnson Co.  Black, single.  Farmer for O L Kight.  Responsible for mother.  Tall, slender, black eyes and hair.

 

William M Anderson, Kite.  Born 25 Sept 1889, Kite.  Has wife. Medium height and build, brown eyes and hair.  Farmer

 

Willis Anderson, Wrightsville.  Born 22 Sept 1895, Laurens Co.  Farmer for J E Brantley.  Has wife.  Medium height and build, black eyes and hair.

 

Zachariah Anderson, Kite.  Born 19 July 1877.  Farmer for self. Nearest relative; Naomie Anderson, Kite.  Medium height, stout build,

brown eyes, hair.

 

Julian Wadlow Andrews, Wrightsville.  Born Feb 18, 1895, Sandersville.  Farmer.  Married.  Medium height, blue eyes, dark hair.

 

Ira Andrews, Lavett, Laurens.  Born 16 Aug 1880.  Farmer.  nearest relative: Rebecca Andrews, Lovett.  Medium height and build,

blue eyes, black hair.

 

Willie Andrews, Adrian.  Born 15 May 1887, Sparta.  Mill laborer for G A Fountain.  Has wife.  Negro.  medium height and build,

dark brown eyes, black hair.

 

Isaac Anthony, Kite.  Born 15 June 1888, Jefferson Co GA.  Farmer.  Married.  Negro.  Medium height and build, brown eyes, balck hair.

 

Otis Anthony, Kite.  Born 8 Apr 1899.  Negro.  Farmer for J M Smith, Kite.  Nearest relative: Nancy Anthony, Kite.  5'10", slender,

Black eyes and hair.

 

Tony Anthony, Kite.  Born 15 Mar 1877.  Black.  Farmer.  Nearest relative: Susan Anthony. Medium height, slender, brown eyes, black hair.

Has only one eye.

 

Berry Archie, Wrightsville.  Born 18 Oct 1887, Sandersville.  Farmer for J H Rowland.  Had wife and 5 children.  Black.  Medium height

and build, black eyes and hair.

 

Alfred A Auschbacher, Church, Dublin.  Born 4 Sept 1893, Altonia GA. Baker for C E Sears Baking Co Dublin. Single. Medium height and

build, brown eyes and hair.

 

 

WWII

 

Laurens County resident Capt Bobbie Brown was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Heroism in WWII.  Many Laurens County residents

were awarded the silver star for service during WWII and Vietnam Conflict.

 

Dublin, 1956

Members of the 160th Tank Battalion, Georgia National Guard in front of Laurens County Jail located on Franklin St.

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