A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of America; Including Numerous Incidents of More Than Local Interest, 1540-1922 ... Volume 1

A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of America; Including Numerous Incidents of More Than Local Interest, 1540-1922 ... Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...of slaughter stands this moment in my bedroom, and money couldn't buy it. It is an 8-shot Spencer repeating rifle. "French's troops were heroes, every one. They were in the open and we were behind strong breastworks. They had no chance to dislodge us. French had cut our wires. Americans against Americans, and I am glad to hope that North and South are now one united country." THE BARTOWS IN FLOYD COUNTY.--Comparatively few people know that the Bartow family, of Savannah, once maintained quite an establishment at Gave Spring. It is likely that they removed to Floyd County prior to 1850, and that they lived there part of the time for five years or more. Mrs. Bartow moved back to Cave Spring after the death of her husband and her son. The head of the house was Dr. Theodosius Bartow, who was born at Savannah Nov. 2, 1792, and married Frances Lloyd Feb. 26, 1812. Says The Mothers of Some Famous Georgians: "After Francis S. Bartow's sad end, Mrs. Bartow returned to her home in Floyd, now endeared to her by many sacred memories, which threw a halo around her pathway, for it lay in shadows the rest of her days since the light of her life, her counsellor and friend, would no more go in and out with words of peace. Her 60th birthday was Nov. 1, 1852, and her son wrote: "'I now take advantage of the closing-hours of this day which completes your 60th year. It has been one of those bland, bright days, more like spring than autumn, neither warm nor cold, and I have thought of the green hills of Floyd and wished myself there, that I might walk with you through the quaint garden and see the sun, as he sets behind the mountains, light up the sky with golden radiance. How beautiful does nature present to the mind the evening of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776534
  • 9781236776532