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From the BookShelf:
Coweta County Chronicles
edited & compiled by Mary G. Jones & Lilly Reynolds

DearREADERS,
County histories are just thing to "put meat on the bones" of our family histories. We ambled through this county while on our research trip to Georgia last week.  BJSGen@aol.com had already done her research, by accessing her copy of this book.  

If your ancestor lived in Coweta County in 1907, you'd enjoy reading from page 386:

"Many new families moved into the Cureton Springs community.  The heaviest sleet in years injured the fruit, and forest trees, telegraph and telephone lines were put out of service... Much of the 1907 cotton crop was unpicked in the fields up to March 20; picking up the old crop and planting new went on in adjoining fields... Bexton on the AB&A Railroad was added to the number of Coweta towns.  The Junior order of United American Mechanics presented a flag, and pole and a Bible to the public school on Friday, May 1; the flag was raised by Milton Keith and Marian Bryant.  The School-tax aroused much opposition (from the near-sighted) to nine months rural schools... The Daughters of the Confederacy erected a marble slab to mark the battlefield of Brown's Mill."

You'll also find photos of buildings and early settlers -- one couple on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Coweta County Chronicles for 100 Years with An Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired & Some Historical Papers Relating to its Acquisition by Georgia with Lineage Pages.
Copyright 1928, edited & compiled by
Mary G. Jones and Lilly Reynolds
for
Sarah Dickenson Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
of Newan, Georgia

First printing 1928 
The Stein Printing Company
Atlanta, GA.

Reprinted 1975, Second printing 1978
Southern Historical Press

Copies of this book can be ordered from:
The Newan-Coweta County Historical Society
PO Box 1001
Newan, Georgia 30263

or

Southern Historical Press
c/o The Reverend Emmett Lucas, Jr.
PO Box 738
Easley, South Carolina 29640

Myrt     :)
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