Thursday, October 24, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday: Andrew Jackson Pool elected Tax Collector in Hall County, Georgia- January 1853

I think one of the biggest Treasure Chests for genealogists are old newspapers.  Look what I found this week...

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Andrew Jackson Pool was elected Tax Collector in Hall County, Georgia.  I just found this in the Southern Banner newspaper from Athens, GA on page 3 of the 20 January 1853 edition.  The entire newspaper can be viewed at:

Born in South Carolina, the future Brigadier General A.J. Pool (1815-1884) married Sarah Armstrong Norvell (ca1811-ca1892) and they are both buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Hall County.