Death of Mr. John H. Benson

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

June 2, 1887 Page 3

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Mr. John H. Benson died last Wednesday night, May 25th, of apoplexy. Mr. Benson was one of our highly esteemed citizens. He came from Norway when he was young and settled in Rusk, Texas, and from Texas he came to Georgia. He has lived here for a number of years. He was a devout father and an honest and upright man. The body was buried at Oothcaloga cemetery. He left three daughters and a son to mourn his loss. He was about fifty-five years old.


The Courant American
August 23, 1888, Page 4

Administrator’s Sale.

By virtue of an order from the court of ordinary of Bartow county, Georgia, will be sold before the court house door in Calhoun, Gordon county, Georgia, within the legal sale hours on the first Tuesday in October, 1888, the following property to wit:  The west half of lot of land number two hundred and eighteen (218), in the 7th district and 3rd section of Gordon county, Ga.  Unimproved land and well timbered situated about four miles east of Calhoun.  Sold as the property of the estate of J. H. Benson, deceased, for division.  Terms cash.  This 20th August, 1888.

T. J. Benson
Adm’r J. H. Benson, dec’d.


The Courant American
September 1, 1887, page 2

Letters of Guardianship.
Georgia, Bartow County.

To all whom it may concern:
L. P. Gaines, having in due form applied to the undersigned for the guardianship of the persons and property of Mary Benson and Mattie Benson, minor children of John H. Benson, late of said county, deceased, notice is hereby given that his application will be heard at my office on the first Monday in October next.  Given under my hand and official signature this 29th August, 1887.

J. A. Howard, Ordinary.


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