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Shiver-Cherry-Newman update, Pulaski Co GA

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Shiver-Cherry-Newman update, Pulaski Co GA

Posted: 1387476128000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shiver, Cherry, Newman
Conventional wisdom has held that Canzada Shiver was first married to George Cherry. However, the guardian bond that her second husband Arthur Newman entered into for William Jackson Cherry in 1846 shows him as the orphan child of James P. Cherry, who died in about 1838. I still haven't found a record for any of these marriages, despite the fact that Pulaski generally has marriage records from about 1810.

Also, it wasn't Arthur John Newman (Arthur Newman's son, who mostly went by John) who married Martha Sanders in 1881 - he died in Dec 1880 in the typhoid epidemic that claimed two of Arthur's other grown children. It was Arthur the elder who married Martha Sanders and she "died very suddenly at their home five miles below Hawkinsville on Saturday night last of apoplexy, aged forty-nine years..." [i.e., 14 Mar 1885]

Martha was the daughter of Miles Sanders, who left the bulk of his real and personal property to her when he died in late 1876. It's likely that Arthur Newman gave or sold his old home place to his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Wm G. Hunt, and then lived with Martha on property she had inherited from her father. According to Arthur's death notice he was buried in the "family burial ground near his old home" and his grave is located in Hunt Cemetery, part of what locals call the old Hunt place.

Miles's will also named a grandson, William Chancey, who married Emma Love Newman, the widow of Arthur's son John, in 1882.

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