The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 30, 1888, Page 1
Transcribed by 2006

Wofford’s Work.
The Remarkable Record Made By A Worthy Colored Man.

We take the following paragraph from the Griffin, Ga., Sun:

“Nearly everybody in Griffin knows John Williams, the colored man who attends to the baggage at the Central passenger depot, but few people are aware of the amount of work John does or the great record he has made in working for the Central.  Every day, Sundays included for seventeen years John Williams has met the Central trains that pass through Griffin from 6 o’clock in the morning until 12 o’clock at night, and during that time he has never lost but five days time.  This is a remarkable record for a man who works sixteen hours a day, and we doubt if there is a colored man in the state who can equal it.  John always does his work well, too, commanding the respect of both white and black, and when he dies the Central railroad will have to go a long way to find his equal.”

That is certainly a good record, and the conclusion of the Sun that the Central railroad will have to go a long way to find his equal when he dies is correct.  But we have here in Cartersville an old negro man who beats them to death.  His name is Noah Wofford, and he has occupied the position of truckman and baggage man of the W. & A. railroad depot at this place since January 1, 1866, over twenty-two years.  In that time he has only lost on account of sickness, parts of ten days, and outside of that he has put in full time.  Noah has been watchman of the warehouse during this twenty-two years and in that time the company has only lost a bag of coffee, two boxes of candy and a bag of shot.  The latter three articles were stolen by a negro in broad daylight, but he was afterwards caught up with and sent to the chain gang.  The coffee has never been accounted for.  Noah is thoroughly honest and reliable.  During his stewardship he has returned to Mr. Wafford(sic) $17.50 that he has picked up at different times while sweeping out the office of the depot.  He never fails to pay everything he owes.

In the language of the Sun, when Noah dies the W. & A. will have to go a long way to find his equal.


March 30, 1888, Page 4

Administrator’s Sale.
Georgia – Bartow County:

Agreeable to an order of the Court of Ordinary of Bartow County, Ga., will be sold at public outcry, to the highest bidder, before the court house door in Cartersville, said county, on the first Tuesday in May, 1888, within the legal sale hours, the following property, to-wit:

One vacant lot in the city of Cartersville, Ga., containing one-half acre more or less, bounded on the east by Tennessee street, on the north by A. R. Hudgins’ lot, on the west by Gilmer street, and on the south by the Isham Alley residence and lot.  Sold as the property of the estate of Isham Alley, late of said county, deceased.  Terms cash.  This 26th March 1888.

Elizabeth Alley
I. W. Alley
Administrator’s Estate of Isham Alley, Dec’d.


March 30, 1888, Page 4

Executrix Sale.
Georgia – Bartow County:

Agreeably to an order of the Court of Ordinary of Bartow County, Ga., will be sold at public outcry, to the highest bidder, before the court house door in Cartersville, said county, on the first Tuesday in May, 1888, the following property, to-wit:

The undivided one-half interest in the two story brick store house and lot on the north side of West Main street in Cartersville, Ga., now occupied by Baker & Hall as banking office, said building being twenty-seven and one-half (27 ½) feet front on Main street and running back north fifty-eight (58) feet.

Also the undivided interest in the brick store room and lot under the Opera House in Cartersville, Ga., and fronting on public square and now occupied by Miss Leo Shockly as a millinery store, said lot being eighteen (18) feet wide and running back to the Baker & Hall house.  This store and lot, owning its proportionate share of the roof over the Opera House, the purchaser taking, subject to the contract, between the city and the owners of the rooms under the Opera House, as appears of record in the ordinary’s office said county.

Also the two story frame dwelling house and lot, whereon M. C. Jackson resided at the time of his death, fronting east on Erwin street and containing four (4) acres more or less, bounded south by Dr. L. Johnson and Baxter’s lots, north by house and lot of Baker & Hall, east by Erwin street.

Also one vacant lot containing two (2) acres, more or less, situated on the east side of Erwin street and fronting the above described home place, bounded west by Erwin street, east by E. & W. and W. & A. Railroads, south by vacant lots.

Also, the undivided one-half interest in one story frame dwelling house and lot, containing one-fourth (1/4) acre, more or less, on Carter street, in Cartersville, Ga., bounded west by the old Jackson shop lot, east by Mrs. James lot, south by Stephens lot and north by Carter street.  All said property being in the city of Cartersville, Ga.  This lot owns one third interest in the well.  Sold as the property of the estate of Milton C. Jackson, late of said county deceased, for the purpose of distribution among the heirs of the deceased.  Terms of sale, cash.

Emily Jackson
Executrix of M. C. Jackson, dec’d.
This 26th of March, 1888.



Following is a roll of Company C, 18th Georgia Regiment, which you will please examine carefully and report all errors and omissions to me at Stegalls, Ga., in order that I may be enabled to get up a complete roll for our next reunion.  Those marked (d) are dead.
Geo. W. Maddox, Sec’y.

Capt. F. M. Ford Merrill, J. R. (d) Ward, Jack Mann, R. L.
Lieut. W. L. Wofford Miles, H. K. Young, W. Mann. W. H.
Lieut. W. D. Smith (d) Merrill, J. R. (d) Capt. John Grant Mann, Lach
Abernathy, J. J. Miles, J. E. (d) Lieut. Geo. Smith Mann, Jack
Addington, ___ Miller, Dock Allen, Wash Hally, A. J.
Atkinson, F. Mann, Wm. Jr. Anthony, H. Payne, James (d)
Allen, Wash Mann, Meeks Atkinson, N. Pierce, G. H. (d)
Bell, H. W. (d) Owens, Lanford Anthony, C. Paul, R. K.
Burns, B. Pierce, D. Belk, H. C. Pierce, Geo. (d)
Barron, W. H. Pender, J, H, Barron, A. L. Purse, Geo. (d)
Bradshaw, Jno. Ponder, J. (d) Byers, Wm. Rich, Arch
Chumlee, D. W. Ponder, E. Beauchampe, Jno. Stocks, Jno. T.
Corbin, Eley (d) Rich, Jim (d) Couch, A. Sage, D. M.
Callum, W. Rich, Wm Clarke, W. W. Stacy, A. O.
Couch, H. Smith, J. W. Cotton, W. W. Smith, W. H.
Cochrane, B. Smith, A. J. Clark, Alex Smith, P. C.
Chastain, Jno. (d) Stroup, D. Chumlee, Mart Stewart, ___
Cotton, Bennett (d) Strain, Jim (d) Carver, Riley Saye, R.
Cox, Monroe Stroup, Jno Cotton, Lynch (d) Sage, Jno.
Dysart, J. M. Swann, M. Cotton, James Strain, Jas.
Dysart, ___ (d) Saye, Alex. Dysart, James (d) Upshaw, J. M.
Eddleman, W. H. (d) Stanford, Casby Dykes, Jim Underwood, F.
Ford, J. V. (d) Tate, W. W. Foster, J. V. (d) Vining, W. (d)
Ford, Marv Underwood, D. Fox, Andy Vaughan, Jasper
Ferguson, A. Underwood, Jno. Gardner, D. B. (d) Windsor, W. H.
Gordon, C. P. Vaughan, S. D. Gilstrap, Y. B. (d) Whittock, ___
Hammond, G. W. Vaughan, Starling Hampton, S. J. Windsor, J. M.
Henson, Thad (d) Waters, W. H. Holden, F. M. (d) Williams, J.
Holmes, J. B. Woodall, T. J. Jinkins, J. A. Ward, Jno.
Jinkins, Eli White, A. T. (d) Kirk, R. White, Amos
King, F. A. (d) Whittemore, L. C. Knight, J. P. Wofford, Wm.
King, Mid Welch, Wm. Lawless, G. W. Williams, David
Lachman, Jas. Waters, Iason Lachman, C. K. Wofford, J. T.
Lachman, F. Wofford, Thos. J. Lake, Wm. Young, B. L.
Miles, H. K. Wofford, J. C. Mann, L. M. Young, Henry


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