Love Harris

F, #1825
Father*Richard Harris d. b 1693
Mother*Ann (?)
Relationships8th great-grandmother of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
8th great-grandmother of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
ReferenceB-785
 Love Harris was the daughter of Richard Harris and Ann (?)
MARRIAGE*8 January 1696 She married John Bass, son of William Bass Sr. and Catherine LANIER, on 8 January 1696 at Nansemond, VA, Married in either Nansemond Co., VA or Perquimans Co., VA. Albert D. Bell says they were both of Nansemond County and parish and were married by Major Samuel Swann Esq. Bell then goes on to say: "Exactly as it appears in "Perquimans Precinct, Births, Marriages, Deaths and Flesh Marks, 1659-1739, p 16, folio 4 (Seen and handled by A.D. Bell, at Dept of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C)
On the next page of Bell's book "Bass Families of the South" is a curious note. Apparently he stuck note at bottom of page because there was room left.
EXPLANATION AND APOLOGY FROM THE COMPILER:
I sincerely regret the disorderly manner in which these odd bits and pieces of information had to be presented. Return trips to some courthouses, etc., sometimes resulted in the addition or correction of material already printed. On the off chance that one of these items may be the very one that someone needs, I decided to try to get them in, somehow, at the very last minute. The oldest Bass item in N.C., the marriage bond of John Bass and Love Harris had to be reprinted, anyhow, because all printed versions of it are "translations" or restatements of the document, rather than literal copies. (Hathaway, Winslow, et al.) The fact of the marriage seemed more important than anything else until certain questions arose concerning descendants of John Bass and his brother Edward. Then it became very important to confirm the Nansemond connections of John. The Perquimans County items required little space. So, the rest of the items could be included. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to put them in alphabetical order; but it could not be done without reprinting more pages than we could afford. MVW has no idea what this means, but seem worthy of inclusion in view of the John/Edward controversy of 1999.

John Bass and Love Harris was Married ye 8th day of Janewary 1696 both of Nanse Mum County and Nanse Mum Parresh by Mager Samuel Swann Esqr. [Haun, Old Albemarle County North Carolina, 62].1,2,3 
Anecdote  She may well have been an Indian too.4 
Anecdote*1687  In 1687 Deed Book 5 Part 2 "Orders" May 19 1687, Ann Harris, Love Harris, and Elizabeth Jennett acquitted of any wilfull neglect in death of an infant child of Ann Harris.
1693 Jean Harris age nine orphan of Richard Harris deceased with consent of mother Ann Harris bound to Malachy Johnston.
January 6, 1693 Coroner requested a ruling on his fee in cases of death by misadventure, with specific reference to the accidental deaths of Richard Harris and his two children. Matter referred to His Excellency.
June 1, 1694, John Harris orphan of Richard Harris, deceased and son of Ann Harris, apprenticed to James Lowry to learn the craft of a cordwainer or shoemaker.5 
Married Name8 January 1696  As of 8 January 1696,her married name was Bass.1,2 

Family

John Bass b. 4 December 1673, d. 18 January 1732
Children
Last Edited10 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. [S361] Unknown subject Department of Cultural Resources - Archives and Records Section.
  2. [S362] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S467] Free African Americans, online www.freeafricanamericans.com.
  4. [S547] Fred Harvey Williiams, "Basse Family," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, Feb 2004.
  5. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

Mary Louise Lanier Harris

F, #851, b. 1837, d. 1921
Father*Henry Clay Harris b. 1810, d. 1865
ChartsDe Calmes
Birth*1837 Mary Louise Lanier Harris was born in 1837. 
 She was the daughter of Henry Clay Harris
MARRIAGE*28 April 1859 She married Robert Carter Richardson, son of Samuel Q. Richardson and Mary Hopkins Harrison, on 28 April 1859.1 
Death*1921 She died in 1921. 
Married Name28 April 1859  As of 28 April 1859,her married name was Richardson.1 

Family

Robert Carter Richardson b. 18 May 1826, d. 1896
Children
Last Edited14 Jan 1999

Citations

  1. [S556] Bob Juch, online www.juch.org/gedpage/fam/fam01103.asp.

Penelope Harris

F, #3427
Relationships6th great-grandmother of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
6th great-grandmother of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsAnnie Jane Holland
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
MARRIAGE*5 May 1778 Penelope Harris married Archibald Odom Sr. on 5 May 1778.1,2 
Married Name5 May 1778  As of 5 May 1778,her married name was Odom.1 

Family

Archibald Odom Sr. b. 1758, d. 1845
Children
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. [S501] Descendancy of Archibald Odom, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~oceanbreez/…
  2. [S503] Archibald Odum, Revolution, unknown file number, Copies of the family bible are in the pension file.

Rachel Harris1

F, #3763, b. 1885
MARRIAGE* Rachel Harris married Clarence Eugene Clemson, son of Francis William Clemson and Elizabeth Eith.1 
Birth*1885 She was born in 1885.2 
Married Name Her married name was Clemson.2 

Family

Clarence Eugene Clemson b. 14 April 1873
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;, No children shown even though both are in their forties.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;, Impossible to make out her name. This is best I can do. No children shown even though both are in their forties.

Richard Harris1

M, #1826, d. before 1693
Relationships9th great-grandfather of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
9th great-grandfather of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
MARRIAGE* Richard Harris married Ann (?)
Death*before 1693 He died before 1693 at Nansemond, VA, Jean Harris age nine orphan of Richard Harris deceased is bound to Malachy Johnston.
Janunary 6 1693 the coroner requested a ruling on his fee in cases of death by misadventure, with specific reference to the accidental deaths of Richard Harris and his two children.1 

Family

Ann (?)
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

William Harris

M, #956, d. 16 July 1782
MARRIAGE*after 1735 William Harris married Margaret Thomas, daughter of Samuel Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Hutchins, after 1735. 
Death*16 July 1782 He died on 16 July 1782. 

Family

Margaret Thomas b. 1710, d. 23 April 1766
Last Edited4 Feb 1999

Edmund Harrison

M, #958
Relationships10th great-grandfather of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
10th great-grandfather of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
MARRIAGE* Edmund Harrison married Jane Godfrey, daughter of Thomas Godfrey
Employment* He was employed at Embroiderer to Charles I. 

Family

Jane Godfrey
Child
Last Edited3 May 1999

Isabella Woodward Harrison

F, #304
Relationships5th great-grandmother of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
5th great-grandmother of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
MARRIAGE* Isabella Woodward Harrison married William Barnett
Married Name Her married name was Barnett. 

Family

William Barnett
Child
Last Edited3 May 1999

Mary Hopkins Harrison

F, #835, b. 9 April 1791, d. 10 June 1834
Father*Robert Carter Harrison1
ChartsDe Calmes
Birth*9 April 1791 Mary Hopkins Harrison was born on 9 April 1791. 
 She was the daughter of Robert Carter Harrison.1 
MARRIAGE*February 1812 She married Samuel Q. Richardson, son of John Crowley Richardson and Sarah Hall, in February 1812 first marriage.1 
Death*10 June 1834 She died on 10 June 1834 at age 43.1 
Married NameFebruary 1812  As of February 1812,her married name was Richardson.1 

Family

Samuel Q. Richardson b. 1791, d. 8 February 1835
Children
Last Edited3 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. [S556] Bob Juch, online www.juch.org/gedpage/fam/fam01103.asp.

Robert Carter Harrison1

M, #4014

Family

Child
Last Edited3 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. [S556] Bob Juch, online www.juch.org/gedpage/fam/fam01103.asp.

Sarah Harrison

F, #938, d. 25 November 1687
Father*Edmund Harrison
Mother*Jane Godfrey
Relationships9th great-grandmother of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
9th great-grandmother of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
 Sarah Harrison was the daughter of Edmund Harrison and Jane Godfrey
MARRIAGE*circa 1646 She married Philip Thomas Sr, son of Evan Thomas and Sarah (?), circa 1646 at Bristol, England
Death*25 November 1687  Herring Meeting (Quaker) records "Sarah Thomas (maiden name) is taken away by death."1 
Married Namecirca 1646  As of circa 1646,her married name was Thomas. 

Family

Philip Thomas Sr b. 1620
Children
Last Edited25 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S494] Laura Glass, "Laura Woodrough Glass correspondence", This is taken from information assembled by LWG. Individual sources will be mentioned in each item.

    My source for the THOMAS SHORE information was Marshall SHORE, who has done
    extensive research on the SHORE ancestors; also, received information from
    Tommy Wiggins, a descendant, on Jane Shore Morin and William STAMPS, and Sue Moore, another descendant of Jane Shore & James MORIN.
    But Marshall Shore was the main source of info.
    LWG.

Alexander Hart1

M, #2394, b. 5 March 1878, d. 8 April 1931
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*5 March 1878 Alexander Hart was born on 5 March 1878 at GA.2 
 He was the son of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Burial*1931 He was buried in 1931 at Hart Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, GA.
Bowers
Death*8 April 1931 He died on 8 April 1931 at age 53. 
Last Edited27 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Ammon J. Hart1

M, #4355, b. 1903
AMMON HART IS THE BOY
Father*Willie E. Hart1 b. 1870, d. b 1930
Mother*Nancy E. Allen1 b. 26 Dec 1872
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1903 Ammon J. Hart was born in 1903.1 
 He was the son of Willie E. Hart and Nancy E. Allen.1 
Last Edited2 May 2007

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.

Annie Hart1

F, #2398
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Annie Hart was the daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Last Edited1 Jul 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

Bertha Hart1

F, #2399
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Bertha Hart was the daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Last Edited1 Jul 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

Calvin Hart1

M, #4352, b. 1894
Father*Willie E. Hart1 b. 1870, d. b 1930
Mother*Nancy E. Allen1 b. 26 Dec 1872
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1894 Calvin Hart was born in 1894.1 
 He was the son of Willie E. Hart and Nancy E. Allen.1 
Last Edited11 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.

Caroline Hart1

F, #3723, b. 11 November 1838
Father*Hardy Hart1 b. 24 Apr 1802, d. 27 Feb 1882
Mother*Nancy McClendon1 d. 1840
Birth*11 November 1838 Caroline Hart was born on 11 November 1838.1 
 She was the daughter of Hardy Hart and Nancy McClendon.1 
Last Edited15 Feb 2006

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.

Crofford Hart1

M, #4392, b. 1809
Father*Marmaduke Hart1 b. 1780, d. 23 Sep 1852
Mother*Mourning Collum1 b. 1783, d. 5 Sep 1867
Birth*1809 Crofford Hart was born in 1809.1 
 He was the son of Marmaduke Hart and Mourning Collum.1 
Last Edited22 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S580] Mary McIntyre, "Mary McIntyre," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2006.

Elizabeth Hart

F, #1207, b. 1876
Father*Warren Hart b. 26 Feb 1845, d. 5 Mar 1908
Mother*Sarah Jane (Sallie) Davis b. 10 Oct 1845, d. 4 Apr 1908
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1876 Elizabeth Hart was born in 1876.1 
 She was the daughter of Warren Hart and Sarah Jane (Sallie) Davis
MARRIAGE*1 October 1905 She married James M. Putnal on 1 October 1905 at Pulaski County, GA, Since he worked in a saw mill and his brother in law owned a saw mill, its possible that is how the couple met.2,3 
CENSUS1900*1900 She appeared on the census in 1900 at GA; She was single and living with her parents as well as the newly married couple, Pink Davis and John Graham.4 
Married Name1 October 1905  As of 1 October 1905,her married name was Putnal. 
CENSUS1920*1920  In 1920 She and her husband were living in Florida. Apparently they moved there shortly after the murder as their first son was born in Georgia in 1907 and their second was born in Florida in 1909.2 

Family

James M. Putnal
Children
Last Edited11 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;.
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  4. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Elizabeth Hart1

F, #4389, b. 31 August 1804, d. 1847
Father*Marmaduke Hart1 b. 1780, d. 23 Sep 1852
Mother*Mourning Collum1 b. 1783, d. 5 Sep 1867
Birth*31 August 1804 Elizabeth Hart was born on 31 August 1804.1 
 She was the daughter of Marmaduke Hart and Mourning Collum.1 
MARRIAGE*30 May 1824 She married Theopolis Sauls on 30 May 1824 at Twiggs County, GA.1 
Death*1847 She died in 1847.1 
Married Name30 May 1824  As of 30 May 1824,her married name was Sauls. 

Family

Theopolis Sauls
Children
Last Edited22 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S580] Mary McIntyre, "Mary McIntyre," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2006.

Elizabeth C. Hart1

F, #3725, b. 9 May 1843
Father*Hardy Hart1 b. 24 Apr 1802, d. 27 Feb 1882
Mother*Miilly Ann Malone Stokes1 b. 5 Sep 1815, d. 2 May 1882
Birth*9 May 1843 Elizabeth C. Hart was born on 9 May 1843.1 
 She was the daughter of Hardy Hart and Miilly Ann Malone Stokes.1 
Last Edited18 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.

Fannie Hart

F, #1495, b. 11 August 1875, d. 16 November 1950
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*11 August 1875 Fannie Hart was born on 11 August 1875 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
 She was the daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
MARRIAGE*21 March 1897 She married William Amos (Bill) Floyd, son of Frederick Floyd and Roxy Ann Blount, on 21 March 1897 at GA In addition to the children shown the couple had two more who died as infants.2,1 
Burial*1950 She was buried in 1950 at Hart Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.3
Death*16 November 1950 She died on 16 November 1950 at Bleckley County, GA, at age 75.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at Pulaski County, GA.; Shown living with her parents.4 
Married Name21 March 1897  As of 21 March 1897,her married name was Floyd.2 

Family

William Amos (Bill) Floyd b. 24 March 1866, d. 22 July 1948
MARRIAGE*21 March 1897 She married William Amos (Bill) Floyd, son of Frederick Floyd and Roxy Ann Blount, on 21 March 1897 at GA In addition to the children shown the couple had two more who died as infants.2,1 
Children
Last Edited12 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  3. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Hardy Hart

M, #2346, b. 24 April 1802, d. 27 February 1882
Father*Marmaduke Hart b. 1780, d. 23 Sep 1852
Mother*Mourning Collum b. 1783, d. 5 Sep 1867
ChartsJOHN GRAHAM
Birth*24 April 1802 Hardy Hart was born on 24 April 1802 at N.C.1,2 
 He was the son of Marmaduke Hart and Mourning Collum
MARRIAGE18 January 1826 He married Nancy McClendon on 18 January 1826.2 
MARRIAGE*1 March 1842 He married Miilly Ann Malone Stokes on 1 March 1842.1,2 
Death*27 February 1882 He died on 27 February 1882 at GA at age 79.2
CENSUS1850*1850  In 1850 Apparently he lived in Twiggs as that is where his father lived. Later he moved to Pulaski.3
CENSUS 1850
HARDY DAVIS
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at Pulaski County, GA; The family consisted of Warren, Missouri and Seaborn.1
CENSUS 1860
HARDY DAVIS
CENSUS1870*1870  In 1870 Hardy Hart had land valued at $500. and personal property at $300. just a few years after the war. He was well off. 
CENSUS1880*1880  In 1880 This family lives just down the road from the Floyd brothers and the Davis family.4 
Biography*2009  In 1860 Hardy Hart is living with his wife and three children Warren, Missouri and Seaborn in Pulaski County. The value of his real estate is $50 and personal property is $350. Not too shabby.
On the census his home is # 697

By 1870 Hardy Hart had land valued at $500. and Personal effects valued at $300. Just three houses away lived John Graham with real estate valued at $1,200 and personal property at $400. This was rather decent considering the war was only four yours previous.
On the census Hardy’s home is # 728. Home # 729 is that of his son Seaborn the who is Warren Hart’s brother. House # 731 is a John Graham who lives alone and his real estate valued at 1,200 and property valued at $400. He is age 34. House # 725 belongs to James Holmes $2,000 and $1120. (again not bad for just after the war. (I believe this is the Holmes property that is used to describe the metes and bounds of the property that John Graham buys in 1911.

It appears that Missouri came from a family with better than average net worth and married into an even better financial position.

By 1880 John and Missouri Graham are living with a young son named John age 6.They are shown in house # 452 The are right next door to Hardy Hart in house # 451 who lives there as head of household with his son Warren- (Warren and Sallie and their children William, Lizzie and Nora. I assume this Nora is really Rosa, but wonder why an eleven year old child is listed last when most census show the children in descending order of birth. She is called a daughter.) Since Warren and Sally were living with Hardy Hart and his wife, its possible that they inherited the farm free and clear when Hardy died in 1882.

(Warren Hart is brother to Missouri and Missouri is the mother of John Graham – the killer. Killer Graham killed his own uncle with whom he had grown up living next door.

In 1890 William Davis died of Typhoid in June and his wife Lusia died July 10th 1890 in childbirth. Their children were farmed out to relatives:
Here is Ed Harmon’s description:

I do not know how much you know about the entire matter, but it is a pretty sordid tale. It all began in 1890 when William "Bill" Davis died of Typhoid in June and his wife Lusia E. "Lu" Sparrow died on July 10, 1890 during child birth. The children were split up and "taken in" by the families of the Zacharias Davis children. As I read the notes, this was the split according to my mother's notes:

Sally Davis and Warren Hart took, Minnie and Willie

Ruben Davis and Ann, took Nancy and Pink

Fannie Davis and Willis took, Fanny

Mary Ann Davis and George Meyer took, George

I do not know where the other children went.

Sometime after the death of the parents Nancy turned up pregnant, Nancy's brother's apparently decided that Ruben had lived way too long and thus Ruben left the country, assuming the alias Lee Johnson. Pink then went to live with Warren & Sally. John Graham was after Pink before she turned 14 and that may have been what the Hart's objected to, John was 26 and Pink 14 when they married. It might also have been that the Hart's did not like the Grahams, period. Daniel Graham, John's grand father looks to have been quite the brigand, with robbery, burglary, theft, murder, etc. to his credit. I do know a Daniel Graham from Georgia, killed his father in-law a Barefoot, in SC and I have found a note that says grandma Barefoot died at near 100 sitting in her rocking chair with her corn cob pipe in her mouth. A pencil note is at the bottom and says related on the Graham side but do not know how. Soooooo it must be the same Daniel. This would also explain my grand mother's comment about the Grahams being the meanest people on the face of the earth.

In 1899 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Reuben Davis on charges of Adultery and Fornication according to item found by Jimmie Lee Davis.
I was going thru some books at the court house the other day and came across the following:
Criminal Docket, Book 2, Pulaski County, Georgia
Attorneys No. Parties Offense Charged Disposition
Sol. Gen. 9 Reubin Davis Adultry & Fornication Feb 2 1899 No arrest
Aug 99 County Court
I assume it was held over for the August 1899 Court, but can't find where it was done. So maybe the story of Pete Davis helping him escape is true. What do you think?
Jimmie Lee

Reuben too the name of Lee Johnson and disappeared leaving no trace.

Pink was taken from the home of Reubin and Willie Ann Davis (don’t know why this was necessary if Reuben was gone). She was placed with Warren and Sallie Hart. She married John “Killer” Graham on April 29 1900 – and on the census for 1900 she and John are shown as living with Warren and Sallie. John Graham is listed as a laborer and Pink has the last name of Graham. Her relationship to “head” is shown as “boarder”. The Harts own their property with no mortgage.
Pink gave birth to Sam H. Graham just six weeks before the murder on March 6 1908
The murder was widly reported in local newspapers. Here is an example:
Hawkinsville dispatch News
The horrible tragedy in the Wright settlement in which Mr. Warren Hart and his wife were unmercifully murdered is deplored by everyone. Mr. Hart was found dead at his lot Wednesday morning and Mrs. Hart died Thursday night from injuries received at the hand of the assassins.

Everything indicates that the killing was done at daybreak. It is presumed that robbery was the object as Mr. Hart was a quiet inoffensive citizen liked and respected by everyone who knew him. He generally kept money at his house.

Excitement is rife in that part of the county. Two negroes were arrested and brought to Cochran jail but were taken out and carried to the scene of the murder by a large crowd of determined men. One negro resisting arrest ran against a stump and killed himself. It is now reported that a negro from Empire has confessed to a conspiracy of fifteen negroes and say the murder had been planned for some time. Seven of these negroes are under arrest. Mr. Hart was about sixty years old.
In the 1910 Census Pink and John are shown living on a farm that they own free and clear. It is house # 139. (Interesting how they could have accumulated enough money for this. House # 141 belongs to Jason Hart (he is the J.C. Hart mentioned in the 1911 deed where John Graham bought 50 acres. House # 142 shows Peter Hart (He is the father of J.C. and also mentioned in the 1911 land purchase. House # 138 belongs to Everett Floyd.
On November 11 1911 John Graham bought fifty acres from Warren’s son William E. Hart. The land was described as being in the 21st distrect of Pulaski county and to be better known as the Seab Hart Place. Seaborn died in 1905 so its possible that William Hart bought the land from the estate. However, it does not appear the William Hart ever farmed. His occupation is described as Rail road Section manager and then later as the owner of a saw mill. His sister Lizzie married a James M. Putnal in 1905 who worked at a saw mill so its likely she met him through her brother’s business. He was born in De Soto county Florida, but the couple lived the first three years of their marrage in Pulaski county. They left to go to Florida in 1908. Perhaps this was a result of the horrible murder. The property that John Graham bought was described as being bounded on the north by Thompson, on the East and South by Peter and J.C. (Jason) Hart and on the West by J.W. Holmes. The 1909 Hudgins map of Pulaski county shows the Holmes place as being on the East side of the road that intersects the chicken road at the Floyd Cemetery location. Its in the same LL at the Hart Cemetery.
In 1920 Jason C. Hart lived in house # 184 just one house away from John and Pink Graham in house # 186

The Grahams continue to live in Pulaski County and raise their family and appear on each census through 1930. Pink continued to live in Bleckley county (previously called Pulaski) She is shown on the Georgia Death Index. John Graham is not shown on this index so apparently the story that he moved away are true. The SSDI shows two John Grahams with the same birth year. One lives in Alabama and the other in Oklahoma. This could be a clue where to look.
My mother, Annette Floyd Kaplan says she knew Pink Graham and certainly knew Aunt Willie Ann.
I noticed that my mother’s sister Viola Floyd Berryhill told me in 1990 that she knew of the Hart murder and that it was Walker Davis who told her of the death bed confession. (Walker was the son of Reuben and Willie Ann.) That’s pretty close to the bone so I’m starting to think there was a deathbed confession. Ed Harmon remembers times when the topic was raised, and it was obvious folks knew, but were not interested in telling. (I think this gives a bit more support to the story.
I told Annette about all this today and she said she remembered another murder when the people’s house was burned down with them inside. She also remembers vividly the Ku Klux Klan. She told me that she didn’t know if her father was involved, but that there were meetings that he attended. (I guess what she meant here is she never saw him dressed in robes, but that didn’t leave out the possibility that he attended meetings.) I do know that both of my grandparents were very kind to the Negroes.

 

Family 1

Nancy McClendon d. 1840
MARRIAGE18 January 1826 He married Nancy McClendon on 18 January 1826.2 
Children

Family 2

Miilly Ann Malone Stokes b. 5 September 1815, d. 2 May 1882
MARRIAGE*1 March 1842 He married Miilly Ann Malone Stokes on 1 March 1842.1,2 
Children
Last Edited9 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  2. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  3. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Harty Hart1

M, #2352, b. 1745
ChartsJOHN GRAHAM
Birth*1745 Harty Hart was born in 1745 at North Carolina, NC

Family

Child
Last Edited8 Jun 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

Henry Hart1

M, #4393
Father*Marmaduke Hart1 b. 1780, d. 23 Sep 1852
Mother*Mourning Collum1 b. 1783, d. 5 Sep 1867
 Henry Hart was the son of Marmaduke Hart and Mourning Collum.1 
CENSUS1820*1820 He appeared on the census in 1820 at Pulaski County, GA; He appears on the 1820 census as being between 26-25 years old and with a wife in the same age range and two daughters.2 
Last Edited29 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S580] Mary McIntyre, "Mary McIntyre," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2006.
  2. [S49] 1820 Census;.

Hickson S. Hart1,2

M, #4353, b. 1898
Father*Willie E. Hart3 b. 1870, d. b 1930
Mother*Nancy E. Allen3 b. 26 Dec 1872
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1898 Hickson S. Hart was born in 1898.3 
 He was the son of Willie E. Hart and Nancy E. Allen.3 
Last Edited11 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.
  2. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  3. [S60] 1910 Census;, This first name probably not right. Very hard to read on the census and couldn't find him in the 1920 to verify.

Jacob Hart1

M, #2401
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Jacob Hart was the son of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Last Edited1 Jul 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

James Hart1

M, #2396
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 James Hart was the son of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Last Edited1 Jul 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."

Jason C. Hart1

M, #2397, b. 1884, d. 1948
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1884 Jason C. Hart was born in 1884. 
 He was the son of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
MARRIAGE*17 January 1909 He married Deela Lucas on 17 January 1909.2,3 
Burial*1948 He was buried in 1948 at Hart Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, GA
Death*1948 He died in 1948 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA

Family

Deela Lucas b. 1891, d. 1969
Last Edited27 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;.
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.

Lilla Hart1

F, #2395, b. 1880
Father*Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 Mar 1850, d. 1905
Mother*Rebecca (Beckann) Davis b. 1854, d. 2 Jun 1896
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1880 Lilla Hart was born in 1880.2 
 She was the daughter of Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart and Rebecca (Beckann) Davis
Last Edited8 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.