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Alberta Towns celebrates her 105th & 106th birthday with loved ones

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Alberta Towns celebrates her 106th birthday with loved ones Mrs. Alberta Downer Towns was honored on the occasion of her 106th birthday at a celebration at her home Saturday, February 13. Mrs. Towns was born in Wilkes County on February 14, 1910, to Sallie and Albert Downer and is the only surviving sibling of their ten children, five girls and five boys.


Alberta Towns



Mrs. Alberta Downer Towns was honored on her 105th birthday at a birthday celebration at her home Saturday, February 14. Mrs. Towns was born in Wilkes County on February 14, l910, to Sally and Albert Downer, one of 10 children, five girls and five boys. She and her 97-year-old sister, Annie Laura Downer Porter of Atlanta, are the only surviving siblings. Mrs. Towns is the mother of seven children, Joe Lewis Towns of Washington, Fred Towns of Washington, D.C., and Evelena Johnson of Buffalo, N.Y.; also, Moses Towns, Leonard Towns, Jeroline Towns, and Annie Pearl Towns, who are deceased. For her birthday celebration, Mrs…

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My African Ancestry Family Results came back!

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My African Ancestry Family Results came back!

Wilkes County, Georgia 1840 U.S. Census - Free Colored Persons - NONE

Wilkes County, Georgia 1840 U.S. Census - Free Colored PersonsTranscription by Keith Giddeon. From NARA Microfilm Series M704 Roll 53.
NOTE: Apparently, there were no free persons of color living in their own house in 1840 Wilkes County. All heads of household listed below are white.Free Colored MalesFree Colored FemalesDist.PageHead of Household0
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910
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2324
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3536
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5455
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99100
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910
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2324
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3536
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5455
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99100
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up164248Gilbert, Richard....1.....1.164248Plumb, David.........1..

WEALTHY VIRGINIAN'S DEMISE. Dr. Francis T. Willis, of Richmond, Falls Victim to Pneumonia.

Source: http://giddeon.com/wilkes/newspapers/story0009.shtmlWilkes County, Georgia Newspaper AccountsWEALTHY VIRGINIAN'S DEMISE.
Dr. Francis T. Willis, of Richmond, Falls Victim to Pneumonia.
Special to the Post.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 15.—Dr. Francis T. WILLIS, one of the most wealthy men in Richmond, died late to-night after an illness of only a few days. He was eighty-two years old and had pneumonia. Dr. WILLIS was a native of Washington, Ga., where he lived until 1868 when he came to Richmond. He left a library in that city dedicated to his daughter, Mary WILLIS JONES, whose husband, Capt. Pembroke JONES, was in the Confederate Navy. Dr. WILLIS was a Union man, but his only son was a Confederate Brigadier, and having been killed in battle, was buried here. Deceased was formerly President of what is now the Central Railroad of Georgia.
Washington, District of Columbia, The Washington Post, 16 January 1898, p. 1.