Marion County




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African Hartage, Battle and Shipp Families of Marion County, contributed by Clarence D. White


Allison/Stevens Family, contributed by Pat Lowe, Judy Gresham and Carla Miles


Rev. David Apperson

Ausborn (Osborn) Brown, contributed by Gerry Hill


George A Brown, contributed by Gerry Hill


Osborn Cordy Bullock: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns,

Events, Inst.& Persons, Allen Daniel Chandler, 1906.


Hilliard Z Burt, Memoirs of Georgia


William B Butt, Report of the Proceeding of the GA Bar, 1905


Isaac Comfort Chandler of Juniper Mills, contributed by Jon Posey


S H Christopher, Memoirs of Georgia


Robert E Clemens, Memoirs of Georgia


Dr William F Winfrey Drane, contributed by Gerry Hill


W. W. Drane, Memoirs of Georgia


Duke Family, contributed by Jon Posey


Joe J Dunham, Memoirs of Georgia


Lewis Everingham, History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia


H T Hollis, Memoirs of Georgia


John Augustus Ivey and Benjamin Henry Ivey, History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia


A Brief History of John Jackson and Julia Ann Stevens and of Their Descendants in Marion and

Schley Counties, contributed by Clarence D White


Binion H Jossey, Biographical Souvenirs of the States of Georgia and Florida


W B Jossey,  Memoirs of Georgia


Charles Knowlton, Memoirs of Georgia


James M Lowe, Memoirs of Georgia


John Mayo, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


C Horace McCall, Memoirs of Georgia


William D McDaniel, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


Seaborn McMichael, contributed by Gerry Hill


Elbert Melton, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


Henry Sampson Melton, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


Matthew Melton, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


McKinney Melton, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


Mitson Melton, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


Michael Mixon link


William Henry Mixon link


G W C Munro, Memoirs of Georgia


Thaddeus Oliver, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


B Thompson Peacock, Memoirs of Georgia


Posey Family, contributed by Jon Posey


Stephen Sims, Memoirs of Georgia


John C Short and family, contributed by Trish Elliott-Kashima


William B. Short, Standard History of Georgia, 1917


Critton J Smith, Memoirs of Georgia


S B Storey, Memoirs of Georgia


Swain Family, contributed by Jon Posey


William Stanley West link




Some Noted Sons:

Source: Georgia’s Landmarks, Memorials and Legends by Lucien Lamar Knight, 1914

Governor O B Colquitt of Texas, the present chief magistrate of the Lone Star state, spent several years of his early boyhood in Buena Vista, a town founded by his grandfather, David N Burkhalter.  Judge Mark H Blandford, an associate of the Supreme Court of Georgia, opened an office at one time in Buena Vista

for the practice of law.  Hon J E Sheppard of Americus  and Hon B S Miller of Columbus, two of Georgia’s most brilliant lawmakers, were reared in Buena Vista.  Former State School Commissioner W B Merritt was a native of Marion. Hon William West of Valdosta, who on the death of senator A O Bacon was given an ad interim appointment to fill the vacancy, was born on a plantation in Marion.    Judge William B Butt was a native of Buena Vista, where he practiced law until just a short time before his election to the bench of the

Chattahoochee circuit.  Marion County furnished three companies of infantry to the Southern Army, Col Edgar M Butt, Captain Taylor and Captain Blandford commanding; in addition to which a large number of volunteers went to Griffin and joined a cavalry company, led during many fierce battles by Capt T M Merritt.  Some of the ablest lawyers in the State have practiced at the Buena Vista Bar.  It is still ably represented by a group of strong men, among whom are Hon William D Crawford, Hon William B  Short, Hon George P Munro, Judge

John Butt, Col Noah Butt, Col T B Rainey.



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