C. B. Conyers

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
February 19, 1885, page 3
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Death of C. B. Conyers.

[See Cartersville American February 17, 1885]

…Mr. Conyers at the time of his death was in his 53d year.  He was the eldest of his brothers.  His father, Bennett H. Conyers, was a man of great wealth and influence, was a citizen of this county for more than fourteen years.

Some years before the late war, when the gold fever raged highest, Kit Conyers, in company with James McNeal, Richard Puckett and others, went to California to seek his fortune, and there he remained for about one year, undergoing many hardships in those western wilds.  After his return home he engaged in the mercantile business in Cartersville, in co-partnership with William Mitchell, commonly called “Shad” Mitchell.  He next engaged in the livery business, which proved very lucrative.  On the 20th February, 1861, he was married to Miss Fannie H. Bullock at the residence of her uncle, Mr. James C. Jones, in this city.  The ceremony was performed by Col. J. W. Harris, Sr.  At the beginning of the war he volunteered in the cavalry service of the Confederate States.  He was assigned to Phillip’s Legion, and was discharged from the service in Northwestern Virginia on account of physical inability to perform duty.  He lived in Cartersville, with the exception of a short time, while the Federal forces were in passion of this country during the war, until he moved to the old Nathan Land farm, which he bought in January, 1882.  He lived on this plantation until a few weeks since, when he again came to Cartersville, his wife having engaged her services as assistant to Prof. Hubert Smith, principal of the Cartersville Institute.  In the year 1882, shortly before his removal to his plantation near Cassville, in this county, he professed conversion, joined the Cassville Baptist church, and was baptized by Rev. W. M. Dyer.  From that time until his death he lived a consistent Christian.

He has left to mourn his loss, his most excellent wife and seven children, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Conyers, two brothers, James B. and Joel T. Conyers, and his sister, Mrs. Rebecca M. Gilreath.

The eldest of his children is Bennett J. Conyers, who graduated with much distinction at the University of Georgia last summer, and who was, at the death of his father, engaged as assistant professor with Mr. McCarty at the University in Jefferson, Jackson county, Ga.  The next oldest, Samuel T. Conyers, was at the University of Georgia, educating himself.  The next, C. B. Conyers, Jr., was at Kenmore High School, Amherst, Va.  These three boys and their mother are members of the Baptist church…..


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