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T.C. Statham, 1878 Colquitt GA, Princeton NJ, Connecticut - in the news

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T.C. Statham, 1878 Colquitt GA, Princeton NJ, Connecticut - in the news

Posted: 1446327387000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Statham, Johnson
Ty-Ty, Ga., October 24. – Editor Morning News: On the 19th day of October, 1878, in the swamp of Ty-Ty creek, near the north line of Colquitt county, Ga., was discovered by one N.B. Whittington the remains of some unknown human being... There was a small printed book found among other papers, that showed dates as late as 1874, the same showing that the unknown deceased had been in existence since that date. We found the address of T.C. Statham, Rome, Ga., also the address of T.C. Statham, Princeton, New Jersey. The following articles were also found: One violin and case, one satchel, one single case patent lever silver watch, one diploma case, two files, two pocket knives, three razors, one eye glass, one soldering pipe, one pair nippers, one pair foceps, one silver half dollar, and one ambrotype about 4x6 inches, bearing the likeness of a beautiful girl, supposed to be from eight to twelve years of age. The articles in possession of the unknown person tell that he was a watchmaker... P.S. – On the 27th day of October, 1878, I was informed that about two years ago there was a man traveling through the adjoining neighborhood calling his name Johnson, who had in his possession the identical articles above described, who claimed to have a permanent home in the State of Connecticut...["Horrible Discovery," Savannah (Ga.) Morning News, 31 October 1878, p. 1, col. 2, digital images, Georgia Historic Newspapers.]

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