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BABB, Alonzo "Lonnie", Jr.
Trained at Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso Texas. His plane was shot down in Germany and he was reported Missing In Action while serving as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Corps. He was formally declared dead on the May 20th 1945 by the War Dept. His name is listed on a Memorial Marker in front of the Old Baldwin County Courthouse in Milledgeville, GA.
Submitted by Eileen B. McAdams Sep 2002
BABB, William Lawrence
1920-1982, Milledgeville, GA U.S. Army/Air Force 593rd Army Air Force Base Unit. In service May 26, 1942- Sep 18, 1945 Main Occupation-Heavy Truck Driver, drove 10 ton truck hauling logs. Drove trailer truck and several small trucks hauling feed and construction materials. Drove over all types of construction sites. Made minor repairs on trucks. Promoted to Corporal after 1 year 2 months, Automotive equipment. Then 1 year 10 months later was Tech Sgt. Motor Transportation NCO where he supervised and directed personnel in the operation of a motor pool in England. Filled transportation requisitions. Directed automobile mechanics in the maintenance and repair of vehicles. Kept records of mileage and gasoline consumption of vehicles. Assigned drivers. He was 25 years old when discharged on Sept. 18, 1945 at Fort McPherson, GA. . England, France, and North Africa tours, "adopted" by the Bellman family in Bedford England. Two of his daughters were named after two of the English sisters. He died December 5, 1982 and is buried at Cooperville Baptist Church Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA.
Submitted by Eileen B. McAdams Sep 2002
BARRY, Newton Stokes
Born 11 September 1841 in Harris County, Georgia
Died 13 December 1918 in Haralson County, Georgia
Buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Felton, Haralson County, Georgia
Married Margarette C Munroe 1 November 1857
He volunteered in the Confederate Army on June 24, 1861 in Polk County, Georgia. Went is as a Private in Company D, 20 Reg Georgia Infantry, sworn by Capt Waddell for the duration of the war. Was a First Sergeant at the time of surrender by Gen, Robert E Lee at Appomattox Courthouse. Was pardoned on the same day as surrendered and then walked home to Georgia. He left his wife and two children to fight for his country. His wife, Margaret Munroe Barry, had to fend for herself and watch the farm and children and watch out for marauders, both Southerners and Yankee soldiers and did a superb job with the help of two slaves, given to her by her Father, Duncan Munroe, to care for her and her children while her husband, Newton Stokes was gone fighting. A distant cousin who stayed in the area and heard more family tales said that she was very good with a shotgun and hid family valuables from the Yankees. We can only guess what a hardship it was on the family to try to make it during reconstruction. It was during this time (reconstruction period) that our Grandfather, J C Barry was born in 1866. He was their fourth child, they had eight children in all.

Battles Newton Stokes Barry was engaged in during 1861-1865:
1. 2nd Manassas, VA ~ 30 August 1862
2. Antratzm ~ 17-18 September
3. Gettysburg, PA ~ 2 July 1863
4. Fredericksburg ~ 11-13 December 1863
5. Chickamauga, GA ~ 20 September 1864
6. Wilderness, VA ~ 6 May 1864
7. Cold Harbor, VA ~ 1 June 1864
8. Petersburg, VA ~ 9 June 1864
9. Ft. Harrison, VA ~ 29 September 1864
10. Darbytown Road, VA ~ 7 October 1864
11. Paroled at Appomattox, VA ~ 9 April 1865
May be more, but this is all that is documented.
Submitted by Evelyn Barry Harris
BELLFLOWER, Robert Relford
He was born abt. 1822 in Laurens Co., GA and died Abt. 1873 in Hamilton Co., FL. He enlisted as a private in Captain Frink's Company (Frink's Guards), 5th Regiment Florida Infantry, later designated Company F, on March 14, 1862 in Jasper, FL. He received an enlistment bounty of $50. He was discharged on October 31, 1864 at Petersburg, VA. He married Luraney E. Smith February 18, 1849 in Laurens Co., GA. Robert and Luraney Bellflower are buried in the Bellflower Cem., Hamilton Co., FL.
Submitted by George Thomas Apr 2003
BRADDOCK, Captain John Cutler
He was born 10/3/1743 in Beaufort, SC and died 1794 in Glynn County, Georgia. Commanded the Georgia Rebel galley Lee in the Revolution. He was so effective against the British that they named him on three lists of men who were considered traitors to the British cause. His exploits can be seen on the following web pages:
Col. Elbert's Letter
Captain John Cutler Braddock
Submitted by J. G. (Jerry) Braddock, Sr. Sep 2002
BREWER, Dottry George
born April 23, 1921 Sevier County, Sevierville, TN; died February 15, 1987 Whitfield County, Dalton, GA. Enlisted July 4, 1940 at Charlotte, NC as a Private First Class. Discharged July 25, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, IN as a Tech 5. Served with the Headquarters Battery of the 8th Infantry Division Artillery in World War II in France, Rhineland and Central Europe and was on Normandy Beach on D-Day. Received the ???? Theater Ribbon with 4 Green? Stars, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon
Submitted by Paula Franklin
BROOK, Micajah
Family moved from North Carolina to Wilkes County, Georgia, before the Revolution. When militia actions took place in that area in 1779 Micajah joined the Patriot militia and was at the Battle of Kettle Creek. Micajah later was living with his uncle, a former Regulator, at his ancestral home on Tick Creek, North Carolina. While there, Nathaniel Greene's army came upon the farm while pursuing Cornwallis after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. While on an errand to the gristmill, Micajah joined the army without notifying his family, who thought he had died or disappeared. Micajah went on to serve at the Siege of Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs. After the war ended Micajah went back to Georgia, eventually moving to Morgan Valley in Polk County, Georgia, dying at the age of 100. County: Polk, Paulding, and Wilkes
Submitted by Brad Jones Sep 2002
BROWN, William A. "Jack"
born 1830 Crawford Co. Ga.
died 1891 Washington, DC
59th Ga. Volunteer Georgia At Gettysburg- He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. His wife wrote a letter to Vice President Stephens trying to get information on her husband after Gettysburg.
1882-From HAWKINSVILLE DISPATCH 9-28-1882 apparently reprinted from the Washington D C newspaper
COL JACK BROWN Expresses his views on matters of things political and otherwise. Jolly Col. Jack Brown, brown and effervescent, has turned up in Washington again, and was today interviewed by one of the inquisitive reporters of the Critic.
"Where've yo been kurnel?" the Critic asked, adopting McKee Rankin's old "49" dialect.
"I have been in Georgie for the past seven weeks."
"Politics down there is boomin'. I s'pose."
"Yes, sir, everything in politics seems lovely...that is, the Democrats are weakening, and there is a strong probability of Stephen's defeat for governow. Independent..republicans and greenbackers have united against bossism, and ring democracy, and we believe there will be such a change in the October and November elections as will astonish the nation. Many republicans and anti-bourbons will be elected to the legislature, and tere will be a change in our congressional delegation." etc.
He was evidently a political force to be reckoned with, and pretty well liked--as being a Republican in the 1880's was not 100% popular position in Ga...
1891- Involved in Reuublican Politics when he died in Washington. Death announced in Atlanta Paper Apr.1891.
Married Sarabelle Margaret Shelton-Talbot Co. Ga.
Submitted by Gerry Hill Sep 2002
BROWN, William M.
Born 1805 Greene Co. Ga. Died 29 Apr 1870 Americus, Sumter,Ga. Married Amanda Gray.
1836-Indian War Account Crawford Co Ga. Macon Telegraph-Macon,Ga (Crawford & Sumber Co. Fighters Mentioned) William M. Brown is said to have accused his commanding officer Capt. Wm. A. Carr of being a coward. Capt. Carr took out space in the newspaper to tell his account, and then Cpl. Brown took out space to tell his side. Witness testified on both sides-starting Jun. 13, 1836. In the end- Major Brown prevailed. An account of the actual skirmishes and happenings and the newspaper recountings-is posted in a couple of places on this Ga. site.
1837 HISTORI OF GA MILITIA Vol 4 Co's Crawford Guards Signed certificates in favor of Cpt. Wm. A. Car
pg. 240 Crawford Co. Cavalry SGM Wm. Brown 15 Feb 1836 Comm. Calong w/Cpt. Wm. A. Car. Aug. 1833 Knoxville attacked Hiram Wanner with a dirk.
Jun. 7 1836 Cpt. Carr, Maj. Brown (Met by Capt's Brown,Carr 60,70 min. faught Indians.
1844-Crawford Co. He supported Henry Clay in the Macon Messanger.
1845-48-50 He was the Honorable Wm. M. Brown of Crawford
1849-Us Marshall of Ga.
1870 US CONGRESS Joint Select committee on the conditions of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States Report of the joint select committee appt. to inquire into the condition of affairs in the late insurrectionary states so far as regards the execution of the laws, and the safety of the lives and property.
1870 May 13 Page. 13-Tri-Weekly Republican-Americus,Ga. May 17, 1870 Tuesday Morning
Tribute of Respect for Col. WM. M. Brown Americus, Ga. 5-13-1870
At a meeting of Americus Lodge F.A.M. the undersigned were appointed a committee to draft such resolution as would express their bereavement, consequent on the death of our brother, Col. William M. Brown. In compliance therewith we submit the following.Report:
Col. William M. Brown was a resident of Marion County, and died suddenly in Americus on the morning of the 29th of April 1870, in the 63rd year of his age.
The death of our brother was a sad and mysterious one, the cause of which is known only to the great "I AM". Within a few yours of his death he was in the vigor of Manhood, but death suddenly laid his icy cold hands upon him, and claimed him as his own. Though he was not permitted by Providence to breathe his last in the Peaceful abode of his own loved home, or be surrounded by his affectionate companion an dloving daughters, yet we have the colsolation of knowing that he was attended in his last momemts by his two sons and a large number of sorrowing friends and mystic breathren.
The character of Col. Brown was strongly marked by a strict integrity in all his business relations. He was firm in his attachments and candid in the expression of his sentiments upon all subjects. He was a high-toned generous gentleman, geniel companion and useful citizen. His loss is a great calamity, not only to the section of the country where his lot was cast, but to the entire State. The famiy and community feel that thy have sustained an irreparagle loss in the death of Col. WIlliam M. Brown- a void not easily filled.
In testimony of our respect as members of the Americus Lodge, for the rare qualities of head and heart of our friend and brother, be it therefore. Resolved, That while we bow with submission to the divine will of our heavenly father in removing from our midst our much esteemed friend and brother, and mourn with hearts full of sorrow, we can but exclaim, "Thy will, not ours, be done, O God."
Resolved, That we extend to the widow and family of Col. William M. Brown our heartfelt sympathy and condolence in their great affliction in that they have lost a good husband and kind father.
Resolved, That our condolence be tendered to the breatren of the Marion Lodge; of which our brother was a zealous member, and mingle our grief with theirs in this sad calamnity.
Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to forward a copy of this memoriam to the Lodge of which the deceased was a member, and also to the family of our deceased brother.
Charles W. Hancock/ P B Sims/ John E Sullivan/ Committee
Signed by Flo Heath Clerk of Probate Ct. 9-12-86-as a true copy of the newspaper article.
1870 Persons who died during they year ending June 1870: Wm M Brown Apr Murdered Marion Co Record, Died in Americus, Sumter, Ga. so should not have been...but I am surely glad he was.
Submitted by Gerry Hill Sep 2002

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