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Eidson of DeKalb County, Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin

eidsonWilliam J. Eidson was the first mayor of Chamblee, Georgia. He was born in the year of 1858 and resided with his family in DeKalb County in the Shallow Ford and Cross Keyes District, which ultimately became known as Chamblee, more specifically Chamblee-Shallowford Road area. He was the son of Jefferson Eidson, a laborer (born 1822 in Georgia) and his wife, Sintha H. (born 1825). Other children in the family were: Harriett, Laura M., and John A. Eidson.
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Bachlott, John Rudolph, son of Richard and Emily (Rudolph) Bachlott, was born in St. Mary's, Ga. (Camden Co.) on 12 Feb 1860 where he later became a merchant. His grandfather was John Bachlott, a large slaveholder and planter who also operated a large tannery. His father was a carpenter and steamboat captain before the War Between the States. Source: Memoirs of Georgia (1895), Camden Co. Sketches.

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