News from The Cartersville Courant

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
March 25, 1886, Page 3
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Pensioners of the Seminole War.

There are two pensioners of the Seminole war living in Bartow, and so far as we learn they are the only ones in our county.  They are, Mrs. Elizabeth Heath, aged 84 years, and Mrs. Margaret Dobbs, stepmother of Capt. J. N. Dobbs.  The Courant enjoyed a pleasant chat with Mrs. Heath, who was found to be a very interesting character.  Her husband, if living, would now be near one hundred years old.  The old lady is full of interesting information, and her accounts of things during “Indian Times” would fill a volume.  She draws $24 every three months, which is all the sustenance she has.  This keeps her up very comfortably, and is a god send.  When the Courant chatted with her the other day she was chirping gaily over the reception of her regular quarterly remittance from the government, to which her husband had rendered valuable assistance in vanquishing the noble red man.  The late Felix Franklin was also engaged in the Seminole war of 1812 and enjoyed a pension up to the time of his death.


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