Jeannette Holland Austin Profile
The Glover Gold Mine
"Having a few hours of leisure last Friday, the writer concluded to pay a visit to the Glover property, three miles Northwest of Cleveland, and see for himself, something of the new gold vein. Captain W. H. McAfee of Dahlonega, a veteran miner, under whose supervision the work is being prosecuted, kindly showed us through the mine, and gave us the results of the tests that have been made. The main tunnel, which has been pushed at water level, for 150 feet, has yielded ore that runs uniformly at $10 to $12 per ton. The assays run much higher, and with a good mill on the property, with proper appliances, for saving the gold, the ore would yield as much as $20 per ton. Higher up the high, a few yards another out-cropping was followed, which led to a point where it converges with the vein below, assaying, and yielding by actual experiment the same as the other. Still further up the hill another vein was struck last week, which was beyond even the expectations of owners and leases. Capt. McAfee, who has had a life long experience in the minues of this section, says that the Glover is proving itself one of the best mines he has ever yet had the pleasure of openeing, and he can number them by the score. The nature of the ore renders it very easy to handle and mill, and situated as it is, near water power, and where the timber is plentiful, makes it one of the most desirable properties in the whole country, and will doubtless yield the lucky owners a handsome income, as soon as they can put in the necessary machinery for working it." Source: Cleveland Progress. November 24, 1893.
Gold at Pleasant Retreat
"From Pleasant Retreat. Gold mining is yielding a fine turnout of yellow metal. Mr. W. H. Courtney, who is one of the best miners in this section, is doing very well." Source:Cleveland Progress. December 22, 1893.
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White County Families
The Rope Broke
"That which came near being a fearful accident happened at the residence of Mr. James Glen in Nacoochee Valley. Last Monday, as Mr. Jim SHubert was being lowered into a well for the purpose of cleaning it out, the rope broke when he was about 15 feet from the bottom and he fell, fortunately landing squarely on his feet, and sustaining no further injury than a severe shaking up, and bumpking his head against the rock walls. After procuring a new rope, Mr. Shuber and went on his work as it nothing had happened." Source: Cleveland Progress. December 8, 1893.
Fifty One Years in Service
" A. N. Vandiver of Nachoochee Valley district in this county was elected Constable in January of 1843. He was re-elected January 7, 1893 and has been constable every year since he was first elected. Next January will complete the fifty-first year of his service." Source:Cleveland Progress. December 8, 1893.
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White County Wills and Estates
White County in 1857 from a part of the original land lot county of Habersham and was named for Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped to attain passage of an act creating the new county. The county seat is Cleveland, Georgia.
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- Will Bk I, 1863-1893.
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- Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Book 1, 1859-1875.
- Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Book 2, 1869-1929.
Testators: William Allison, Isaac Black, Larkin Brownlow, Alfred Clark, James Colley, Henry Conley, Mordecai Cox, John Craven, Wiley Dean, Green Dodd, Vesta Doe, John Dorsey, Joseph Etries, Emily Field, John Field, Robert Foster, Isaac Fowler, Alexander Freeman, Jeptha Freeman, Rufus Gilstrap, John Glen, Ruth Hunt, William Kinsey, Allison Ledford, Francis Logan, John Logan, Joseph McDowell, William McKinney, Christopher Meaders, Elizabeth Nix, Jonas Nix, Ozilla Norris, Samuel Parker, William Pitchford, Osborn Quillian, James Sears, J. W. Sears, William Sears, Littleton Skelton, Noah Sosebee, Martha Standridge, Samuel Standridge (2), Nathaniel Trotter, Berry Turner, Micager Turner, Berry Vickery, Hannah Williams, Abraham Wofford.Newspapers
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