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These photos are courtesy of the Georgia Archives Vanishing Georgia

Buckeye Community, ca 1885. 

Home of Dr Alfred I Haines (1848-1916)

Some members of the family and employees are

seen in front.  Please let me know if you can identify anyone

in the photo. 

Cadwell ca 1900.

Front row L to R: Dr William Braxton Taylor, Dr Thomas J Taylor, Amanda Melvira M Taylor, Millard S Taylor,

Virgil Joiner Taylor.


Back row L to R: Julia Taylor Bedingfield,

Jennie Taylor Hadden, Lelia Taylor Silas.

Cadwell, ca 1911

Front seat L to R: Homer Mullis, Bob Lee.

Back seat: Hiram Millis, Johnny Fann.


The home of Dr William Braxton Taylor,

built ca 1904

Dublin ca 1916-1917

L to R: Abe Dunn, Reuben Tennebaum

and Hyman Dunn

Dublin 1860.

Dr Henry Hicks. He was an early promoter of Dublin

and one of its leading citizens.

Dublin, 1860.

Mrs Mary Frances Hicks, wife of Dr Henry Hicks

Dublin, 1885

Left is the brick office of Dr Robert Henry Hightower.

Said to have been the first brick building constructed

in Dublin after a fire destroyed almost all of the city.

The tent was set up as a center to inoculate citizens against smallpox.

Dublin, 1897

Members of George W Carter family in front of their home.

Mr Carter was a prominent farmer in the county and had

large cotton holdings.  He served in the Senate of the

Georgia General Assembly 1900-1901

Dublin, 1911

Dr Edward Burton Claxton and daughter Charlotte Iris in his

first automobile.  Dr Claxton was involved in

establishing several hospitals in Dublin.

Dublin, 1915.

Talmadge Hicks, an educator and farmer in Laurens County.

He was superintendent of Laurens County Schools

for a number of years.

Dublin 1918.

Laurens County Courthouse which was completed

in 1895.  this building no longer exists.

Dublin, 1935

Dublin Coca Cola Bottling Company

which was located at Madison and Franklin Streets

Dublin 1940s

Lunches were served in this house for workers

who were building the Veterans Administration

Hospital complex on Macon Rd.

Sarah Orr Williams, a journalist from Dublin, is seen in the doorway.

Dublin, ca 1860.

George William Rountree and his wife Elizabeth Maddox Rountree

He was an engineer on the boat Dubois that navigated the Oconee River from Dublin to Darien.  She taught school.

Dublin ca 1872.  Mr and Mrs G S Hooks.  They managed the Hilton Hotel which had been built in the mid 18902.  It

became known as the Hooks House and later as the New

Dublin Hotel.  It was located on South Jefferson St.

Dublin ca 1880.

John Thomas Duncan (1830-1891).  He was a lawyer, and

served in the House of Representatives of the Georgia General Assembly, serviced as the sheriff of Laurens County and

held other county offices.

Dublin ca 1885.

Seated L to R: James B Jones, William B Jones, John W Jones, Martin L Jones.

Standing L to R: Mary J Jones, Russell B Jones, Henry T Jones, Sarahann E Jones.

Martin L Jones owned a general store, the others were farmers.

Dublin ca 1890

Row of horses and buggies beside the depot

Dublin ca 1896

William Oscar Ogburn Wagon and Repair Shop

located on East Madison St

It burned in 1909, a new shop was built in 1910 on the

same site.

Dublin, ca 1899.  Four generations of the Rowe family.

Seated L to R: Mrs Margaret Janet Rowe and her son Thomas H Rowe

Standing: Mrs Margaret Janet Hicks, daughter of Mr Rowe and

Rowe J Hicks, son of Mrs Hicks.

Dublin, ca 1900.

Mule drawn wagon loaded with bales of cotton in front of J D Smith and Son Stables, located on North Jackson St

Dublin ca 1905

Hardwood mill and raft located on the river front of the

Oconee River

Dudley, ca 1906

T J Gilbert Merchandise store, Dry goods and notions.

The owner, Thomas Jordan Gilbert is fifth from

the right on the back row.

General David Blackshear, an early doctor in Laurens County.

Born 1764, died 1837.  He was in charge of building a string of forts on the western frontier of early Georgia to protect settlers from Indian attacks by the Creek tribes.  He was born 1764 in Craven NC.  Fought in the Revolutionary War at the age of 12 or 16.  After the war he became a surveyor and moved to Georgia in 1790.  He established his home in a small settlement of Springfield, which was originally in Washington County, now in Laurens County.  He was appointed Brig General in the state militia in 1799.  In the war of 1812 he again was called to service with the responsibility of defending the southern and western borders of Georgia.  He married Frances Hamilton and had children: James Hamilton Blackshear, William Thweatt Blackshear, Edward Jefferson Blackshear, Everard Hamilton Blackshear, Elijah Franck Blackshear.

Levi Sawyer and his wife who was a Cherokee Indian,

with their children in this photograph, ca 1890-1895

Caroline Henderson, ca 1915.

She was a midwife and lived at the home of T J Perry.  She had been a slave and died at about the age of 90 about 1918-1920.

Laurens County, 12 Dec 1919.  Friends and relatives gather to celebrate the 100th birthday of Zenus Fordham, seated

whose home was located on Moore Station Road east

of Dublin.  He died 14 June 1920.  At the time of his death he left nine children, 62 grandchildren, 87 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. 


Private in Civil War, Co I, 57th Regt GA Vol Infantry.


He was the son of Benjamin Fordham and Elsie Miller


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