The following was extracted from the book;
Historical Collections of Georgia:
Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc.
Compiled From Original Records and Official Documents.
by the Rev. George White, M.A.
Pudney & Russell, Publishers
This County was laid out in 1793, and portions set off to Jefferson in 1796; and in 1825, portions to Taliafarro. Length, 26m.; breath, 16m.; area square miles, 416. It was named in honour of Major-General Joseph Warren, who fell at the battle of Bunker's or Breed's Hill. The north fork of the Ogeechee is on the western boundary of the county. Here Briar Creek rises, runs S.E., and after a course of 100 miles, discharges itself into the Savannah River. Warrenton, a pleasant and flourishing town, is the seat of justice. It is situated on the waters of Goulden's Creek, nearly in the centre of the county, distant from Milledgeville 45 miles E.N.E. From the Georgia Railroad there is a branch railroad terminating at Warrenton, 2 3/4 miles long. Mayfield, Double Wells, and Camak, are on this railroad.
Extract from the Census of 1850.- Dwellings, 1,135; families, 1,335; white males, 3,066; white females, 3,102; free coloured males, 72; free coloured females, 77. Total free population, 6,317; slaves, 6,108. Deaths, 138. Farms, 605. Manufacturing establishments, 42. Value of real estate, $1,751,790; value of personal estate, $4,148,853.
The climate is mild and healthy. Most of the diseases occur on the water-courses. This county is remarkable for cases of longevity. Six years ago, there were living the following persons: -Capt. HILL, aged 87 years; Mr. JOHN JONES, 85; Mr. G.BERRY, over 90; Mr. D. NEWSOME, 80; Mr. H. POOL, over 85; Mr. H. CHALKER, 85; Mr. J. BURKHALTER, 90;
Mr. CRENSHAW, over 80; Mrs. PERSONS, 92; Mrs. BASS, 90; Mr. BRINKLEY, 85; Mrs. HOBBES, 100.
The following individuals died in this county: -Mrs. PEOPLES, 100; Mrs. KILBREW, 100; Mrs. HEATH, 90; Mrs. WALKER, 93; Mrs. BATES, 90; Mr. CASON, 96; J.W. JACKSON, 100; JOHN WILSON, 92; C. STURDEVANT, 95; Mr. BULLOCK, 90; Mrs. KENT, 80; M. RACHEL, 105.
Mr. JOHN TORRENCE died July 4th, 1827, aged 78 years. The venerable old patriot breathed his last a short distance from his residence, on his return from the celebration of the day in Warrenton, in which he participated with more than usual interest and feeling, as if he were conscious it was the last national jubilee he should ever witness. His countenance wore a peculiar cast of serene and heartfelt joy during the day, and his old acquaintances received many a cordial embrace.
HENRY BONNER died on the 1 of January, 1822, aged 98 years. He was an officer in the Revolution.
JONAS SHIVERS died on the 12th of November, 1826, aged 77, a soldier of the Revolution.
JAMES DRAPER died in the 83rd year of his age. At a very youthful period, say
sixteen years of age, he enlisted in the cause of liberty, to fight the battles
of freedom against the British Lion, and by the continued in that service for
something like three years, animated by the principles of liberty which burned
in his bosom.
Among the early settlers were, DANIEL ATKINS, SOLOMON NEWSOME, DAVID NEAL, WM. JOHNSTON, JOB HUNTER, CULLEN BRADDY, ROBT. ABERCHROMBIE,
HENRY PEOPLES, WM. HILL, A. DENTON, WM. CASON, S. BURNLEY, B. UPTON, E. PERRYMAN, E. CONNER, A. BRINKLEY, WM. JENKINS, A. JONES, M. ENGLISH, C. LOWE, SEN., D.A. SIMPSON, THOS. MADDUX, E. IVY, JOHN BURKHALTER, E. WILSON, T. PERSONS, T. LOCKITT, SAMUEL BELL, JONAS SHIVERS,
PETER NEWSOME, JOHN NEWSOME.
A Return of the Commissioned and Acting Elect Officers in Lieutenant-Colonel SAMUEL ALEXANDER'S Regiment of Militia, including all Volunteer Corps attached thereto, for the 13th day of December, 1797.
The First Battalion, commanded by Major John Lawson.
Captains.-David Neal, commissioned Dec. 15, 1788; Absalom Cobbs, Nov. 26, 1795; James Wilson, Jan. 28, 1797; Chapman Abercrombie, April 13, 1797.
Lieutenants.-William Landrum, commissioned Nov. 15, 1795; Benjamin Mitchell, Jan. 20, 1797; John Barnes, Jan. 28, 1797; A. Jones, April 18, 1797.
Ensigns or Cornets.-Daniel Hutchenson, commissioned Nov. 15, 1795; Charles M. Lawson, Feb. 10, 1797; Moor Carter, Jan. 28, 1797; Benjamin Oliver, Jan. 20, 1795.
The Second Battalion, commanded by Major Solomon Slatter.
Captains.-Jesse Bunkley, commissioned May 11, 1793; Nicholas Jones, Nov. 26, 1795; William Smith, Nov. 26, 1795; William Hill, Nov. 26, 1795; Adner Fluellin, Jan. 19, 1797.
Ensigns.-Joseph Carter, commissioned Nov. 26, 1795; John Brantley, Nov. 26, 1795; Joseph White, Nov. 26, 1795; Peter Clowers, Nov. 16, 1796; Wm. Cox, Jan. 29, 1797.
Lieutenants.-M. Womack, commissioned Nov. 26, 1795; Mountain Hill, Nov. 26, 1795; Burrell Perry, Nov. 26, 1795; Gibson Flournoy, Nov. 26, 1795; Thos. Cox, Jan. 29, 1797.
I hereby certify that the above return contains all acting, commissioned, and elect officers, of the Regiment of the Warren County Militia, under my command. July 12, 1798.
The Hon. DAVID MERIWETHER, Brigadier-General.
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