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...


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:

http://athnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers/view?docId=news/sbn1853/sbn1853-0011.xml&query=Poole&brand=athnewspapers-brand

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.