History of Henry County

 

History of McDonough

The following record of McDonough's past was printed in 1921 and included in the celebration of Henry County's 100th birthday. The author pays a special tribute to the origin of the historical facts as coming from, "the most effective single example of a history of McDonough ever published". Taken from "an article by Miss. Elizabeth C. Nolan, which appeared in the U. D. C. Edition of the Weekly in 1908". The factual detail of this record offers a unique look into McDonough's past.

 

Written by Mr. Scip Speer

 

History of McDonough

  BY Scip Speer

  May my good fairy aid me to rise to the altitude of the situation in chronicling these Centenary solemnities, which return but once in a hundred years. So seldom do I push a pencil that there is a great danger in carrying the laws of journalism to a tedious obfuscation, and thus have my effort classified as an egregious nullity. 

Ye Goodly Editor – a name of some note and lucency – has requested, fortune favoring, that I give a short historical sketch of McDonough. Before attempting to give performance on this commission I wish to digress long enough to make note of the disappearance of the last landmark from the public square – the erstwhile Dunn Hotel. As I view with rapt attention and amazement the site made vacant by the removal of this edifice, I am wont to opine that it is the saddest thing in our city ever born of time. 

A public hostelry three score and ten years and more, and now its public functioning has become a thing that was! 

An ineffaceable sadness must flicker in the memories of the elder inhabitants, as the last vestige of older-time resemblance is lost to sight from the public square. 

Tis a sad reality stirring the heart that must be borne in the interest of progress. But, on the whole, may not the change be compared in figurative language, to the one-gallussed lad who grows to maturity and wealth, and exchanges his primitive appeal for the latest fad in the haberdashers emporium. 

My attention has been called to an article by Miss. Elizabeth C. Nolan, which appeared in the U. D. C. Edition of the Weekly in 1908. So much fertility of research is apparent from its perusal that, in my opinion, it is the most effective single example of a history of McDonough ever published. To those who read it at that time, I need hardly take the pains of explaining the nature of the intensity of the gratification thus derived. It is so much nearer the ultima Thule than anything I could create in the short time allotted that the article is here appended, with apologies to Miss Nolan: 

The town of McDonough was created in 1823 while George M. Troupe was governor. The half of Lot No. 134, one-half of Lot No. 123 and one square lot of land, all being in the Seventh district, was purchased from Mr. Turner Evans for this purpose. Mr. Evans had bought lot 134 from John B. teal in April, 1823, for $500.00. 

The town was named in memory of Commodore McDonough. 

There was a good deal of fickleness displayed in the selection of the county site before the present situation was chosen. At first the commissioners went out on Birch Creek, and near where Mr. Styles Carmichael afterwards lived, a place was mapped out for the town, but before any buildings were put in course of construction it was thought best to move it near the Big Spring on the north side of the present site. 

The center of the town was intended to be located east of Mr. George Green’s residence.  

Shortly after the foundation of the town, the people began to build on the south side of the spring, which resulted in the selection of the present site. 

The first commissioners of the town were William L. Clayton, James Kimbrough, Frank Key, and Andrew Brown. 

Mr. Clayton was a merchant and occupied a business house on the site of B. B. Carmichael’s furniture store. Mr. Clayton was a brother-in-law of Mr. Hunt Clements, who resided two miles east of town. 

James Kimbrough lived in the residence later occupied by Mrs. Tabitha Turner, which stood back of the Presbyterian Church. 

Frank Key lived in a dwelling that was situated in the northeast corner of the Brown House garden spot, now a part of the Alec A. Lemon estate. Mr. Key was for some time in charge of the post office. He was also the manager of the first hotel of the town. It was a double log cabin erected where the old Masonic hall stood. This corner is now occupied by the Smith’s drug store. His widow bought and lived in a house, which stood near the school house, and is now owned by Mr. Dooley Nelson. When Mrs. Key moved to Griffin, Mr. J. B. Crabbe bought a set of chairs from her. These chairs are now in the possession of his daughter, Mrs. W. B. Kelley, and it is reasonable to propose they were a century old. 

Andrew M. Brown lived on the public square. The house was near the spot where Walker-Turner store is situated. He was the father of Sheridan R. brown. 

The first court house cost about $1,000.00, and was a plain plank building. 

Before any houses were built for religious purposes, the people of all denominations would assemble under a shed erected on the corner of the Nolley lot, where Mr. Atkinson at present has a grocery store. 

The first house built within the town of McDonough was occupied by William Hardin, situated on the northwest corner of the public square.  

The second house, known as the Connell house, was situated on the site of Copeland’s store.  

In 1824, there were five flourishing dry goods establishments in McDonough, run respectively by Messieurs. Clayton, Findley, Shaw, Kimbrough, and Hutchinson. 

The first graveyard selected for the town was on the northeast corner of a lot belonging to the Presbyterian Church and lying in front of Mr. J. C. Daniel’s residence. 

The first death that occurred in the village was the little daughter of Mr. Turner Evans. She was the first person buried within the limits of the incorporation. After the internment of other bodies, another site was selected for the cemetery upon the hill near the old home of Captain A. C. Sloan, where at the time stood the Methodist Church. The burial ground was changed to its present site, because it was thought to be too near the Big Spring. This land was donated to the town by Judge Q. R. Nolan. Many of the bodies were taken up and removed to the new location, but among those who still lie buried near the old Methodist Church site are Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Bradford, Mrs. William Brown, and Mrs. Hunt. 

The first Baptist Church ever built in the town stood just in front of Mr. Scip Speer’s residence. It was later rolled up the west side of the public square, where it was still used as a church for a time; then later as a law office by Q. R. Nolan. It was torn down last year. 

Mr. Gamble was the first Presbyterian minister. He had previously been the president of William and Mary College. He came to McDonough about 1826. 

The first Baptist minister to ever serve the church at McDonough was the talented Cyrus White of Jasper County. The first Methodist that was ever sent upon the circuit was Mr. Bellah.  

Mr. Fish conducted the first school in an unknown log building, the floor being nothing more or less than mother earth. The building stood on the hill above the Big Spring. Afterwards he moved his school to a house near the Residence of Mr. N A. Glass. Later he taught in the Methodist Church which, which has already been stated, was situated near the Sloan residence. Later a large brick school house was built upon a brow of the hill above the spring, but was destroyed by fire. 

As far back as 1825 the residence were rudely furnished with home-made furniture. For a long time, William Hardin owned the only furniture of any consequence in the town. This set was purchased in Charleston, S. C. for $1,000.00 and hauled by wagon from there to this place.  

Mr. Holland was the contractor for the old brick court house, but the work was later given to Mr. Hitchcock. The brick for this building was molded near the residence of Mr. Humphrey Tomlinsion. 

The first fields that were ever cleared in the vicinity of the town were the plateau not far from Mr. G. W. Bryan’s home and a field in the rear of the old McDonald home now divided into lots known as Western Heights. 

At that time, the whole site of the present incorporation was covered with a thick undergrowth of chinquepin bushes. 

The muster ground for the militia to meet and drill upon was east of Mrs. Mary Alexander’s residence. At this time, it was customary for the old soldiers of the Revolutionary war to come to the muster ground clad in the full rigged costume of Continental regiments.  

General Daniel Newman was a noted resident of the town. He introduced into the county the Jerusalem artichoke and silk cocoons. 

Bermuda grass was introduced into the community by Billy Beck who at that time lived at the place afterwards known as the Lemon homestead. 

In 1824, there were three lawyers in McDonough, Mr. Tuggle, Arthur Paton, and Mr. Steel.  

At that time, Dr. Tuggle was the only physician in the place. The following year Dr. Stokes came to McDonough. 

Mr. Minor in 1828 edited a paper called the Jacksonian and it is claimed that this was the first paper in the United States that put the name of General Andrew Jackson in nomination for the presidency. 

One of the most fiendish crimes ever committed around McDonough was the cold blooded murder of his wife by a man named Jarrell. He was the first white man ever hung in Henry County. The gallows was erected on Birch Creek near the Carmichael home. 

In 1830 a negro was hung on the left side of the Covington road in the field of Mrs. Charles Walker, and was guarded to his death by a horse company under the command of Colonel Benning, the father of Capts. Theodore and Augustus Benning of the English marine. 

The Gallows Field owned by Mrs. Annie Nolan, now used as a ball ground, received its name from the hanging there of a negro by the name of Cummings. 

At one time McDonough was one of the most important towns of middle Georgia. The Georgia and the Western and Atlantic railroads were surveyed to this point forming a junction where the old jail house or present court house now stands. But the people violently objected to the roads and there were never built. Many of the inhabitants soon afterwards moved to Griffin or Hampton so as to have the advantage and convenience of a railroad. Several hansom houses were torn down and moved by wagons to Griffin. Where Mr. J.B. Newman has built, Mr. Billie White had a house torn down and carried tom Griffin. Dr. Bean moved a two-story house that stood on Dr. Scott’s lot. Mr. Burn’s a two-story house that was situated north of the Brown House. Almost opposite of Mr. Tye’s residence George Clark lived and his house was among the number moved. Mrs. Stanley moved a hansom residence, which stood, on the site of Mrs. Julia McDonald’s home.  

Among those who taught our parents and grand parents, were Mrs. Margaret Turner, Mrs. Stokes, Aunt Kate Piper, Miss. Maggie Candler, Miss. Olive Markham, Miss. Mattie Cox, Miss. Mary Ray, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Shumate, Mr. A. M. Campbell, Mr. R. A. Campbell, and Mr. Newton.  

The editors of a Students journal written by the school boys in 1855 were L. S. Jenkins, Thomas Stokes, William Sloan, L.W. Jarrell, J. B. Manson, William Lowe, J. W. Dailey, John Foster, E. S. Tomlinson, and John Doyal. I regret that space will not allow copying of some of the articles written in this journal. 

The large wooden school building erected where our present school building stands was destroyed by fire son after the war. I have now reached a period, which many of our old people can remember and will mention briefly, some of the public men of that time. 

Dr. L. M. Tye was graduated from the Medical College at Augusta, Ga., and immediately began to practice his profession to McDonough. For thirty-five years he lived in the town, loved and honored by all who knew him. Twice he was elected to the general Assembly of Georgia. In 1877, he was elected by the citizens of the 34th Senatorial district as one of the delegates for remodeling the Constitution. For McDonough's safety daring Sherman's raid, we are indebted to Dr. Tye's diplomacy in handling some sick federal soldiers. Only one house was destroyed, Mr. Dan Nolley's situated in the eastern part of the town. Dr. Tye married M 83 M. Crockett, whose home was two and one-half miles north of McDonough. Mr. John Crockett moved to Henry County in 1840.

Judge Able A. Lemon, when quite a boy, came to McDonough to procure an education. He was of German extraction. His father moved to Georgia from South Carolina in 1818 and settled on the Ocmulgee. This home still remains in the family. Judge Lemon married Miss Minerva Mann in 1847. Early in life he was selected for official station and without an intermission was in public service to the day of his death. For twenty years or more he was worshipful master over Fraternal Lodge No. 37, F. & A. M. He was ordinary of the county for a number of years and was holding the office at the time of his death.

Judge Thomas M. Speer came to McDonough in the fall of 1852. For a term of years he was one of the judges of the inferior court. In 1867 he moved from McDonough to the John M. Dorsey farm, subsequently known as the Speer farm. This home was known throughout the country as the "Floating Place." It is two miles from McDonough on the Flippen road. Six of Judge Speer's sons fought in the Confederate Army.

Mr. Levy Turner was reared near Turner Church. In 1865 he moved to town and lived in the house afterwards known as the George M. Nolan home, which stood at the corner of Nolan street and Brown's avenue. Mr. Turner's wife was a Miss Harder, whose father was one of the pioneer settlers of the county and lived near McMullen bridge. Mr. Turner was sheriff, also judge of the county court for many years. The last years of his life were spent in a house which stood where Mrs. Cam Turner now lives. When quite a small boy Mr. Tamer helped to clear the ground upon which the first court house was built.

Mr. Alexander Price came to Henry County in 1838 and built a beautiful home four miles north of McDonough. The family were originally from Virginia. They made good soldiers in the Confederate Army. Some of the descendants are now living near Flippen.

Judge Q. R. Nolan was a graduate of Emory and Henry College, Virginia, and Yale University. He located in McDonough in 1946, and married Antoinette Campbell. Judge Nolan held different offices of public trust during his life. He was county school commissioner, ordinary of the county, and was on Governor Brown staff. He bought Dr. Gordon's home, which was afterwards known as the Nolan home and stood where Mr. Pullin is now erecting a beautiful residence. Mr. George M. Nolan the late mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., was his brother, and for many years he also lived in McDonough, and served the county as ordinary.

The Copeland family of Henry County are of English origin moving here from South Carolina in 1826. Mr. W. M. Copeland was a great friend of Joe Brown's and served in the siege of Atlanta, also Savannah. He married Miss Mary A. Green, a daughter of one of the original settlers.

Mr. J. M. Carmichael moved to Henry County about 1849, settling three miles west of the town. He was the father of the Carmichael family now scattered over Georgia and Texas. Of Mr. J. M. Carmichael there are ninety-six living descendants. The great grandfather, William Carmichael, fought in the Revolutionary War.

William Berry moved to Henry County in 1836 and settled eight miles west of McDonough. For a number of years he served as justice of the peace of the Sixth district. During the civil war he represented the county in the legislature. His oldest daughter married William Markham and moved to the Brown House in McDonongh. It was while Mrs. Markham was living there that his daughter, Mrs. Robert J. Lowry, of At- Atlanta, was born. Mr. Markham built the Speer homestead.

John Ward moved from Putnam County in 1845. At first he lived in the western part of the county near Lovejoy. Later he moved to the old Doss place nine miles west of McDonough, and afterwards moved to Stockbridge. His wife was Miss Margaret Berry.

Mr. Ward was prominent in the affairs of the county.

Maxwell Berry married Miss Hattie Key, of McDonough, in 1863. He moved to Atlanta in 1964. S. W. Berry was born in 1828. He with his family and brother, J. A. Berry, was killed in 1864 at the battle of Decatur, Ala.

John Stillwell lived four miles south of McDonough on the Jackson road. He came to Henry County about 1830.

James Knott was proprietor of the Mansion Hotel, now known as the Dunn Hotel. His son, Mr. David Knott, and Mr. Alien Turner, built the brick store now standing on the west side of the square. Dr. Edward Knott, and her son, acquired quite a reputation as a physician and for a while had a drug store in front of the Tye residence, known as "Knott and Tye".

Mr. Healy married Miss Olive Markham while living in McDonough. He moved to Atlanta from here and acquired con- considerable property. Mr. Tom Johnson had a son drowned in the Big Spring. This happened while he was living at the Cleveland house.

Oliver W. Cox came to Henry County in the early thirties and settled in McDonough where he engaged in the mercantile business in the building recently occupied by Mr. Cam Turner. At one time he owned the plantation known as "White Chimneys". He married Miss Harvey, of McDonough. In 1840 he was elected senator. His brother, John M. Cox, came to McDonough in 1838. He also went into the mercantile business and for a number of years was proprietor of the hotel which stood on the southeast corner of the square. While living here he owned the plantation now known as the Dailey place.

Mr. D. H. Wall came to Henry County when quite a boy. He married Miss Margaret Rosser, the daughter of one of the earliest settlers. They made their home near Locust Grove and the old homestead is still occupied by their descendants.

Penjamin and Burton Crabbe moved from Wilkes County to Henry County in the early thirties. Benjamin settled near Shingleroof Campground. For many years he was tax receiver for the county. Burton was proprietor of a hotel in McDonough. His son James, owned the only carriage and buggy repair shop in the town. This shop stood on the present site of the McDonough Buggy Factory. James' first wife was Miss Crabbe his second wife was Miss Harrell.

The Clements family were originally from Virginia. David Clements came from there to here soon after this county was organized, and took a prominent part in the early settlement of the town. His home was on the spot where the Presbyterian Church now stands. Mr. Clements owned the first gin that was ever run in Henry County. After residing in the town for a number of years he moved to his plantation on Walnut creek.

Jonathan J. Brannan was born in 1830. He married Miss Barbara Crumbley in 1851. Mr. Brannan was an officer to the Confederate Army, was captured at Knoxville, Tenn., and died while in captivity. Mr. John Dailey first lived at the old Nolley homestead. Later he moved out on his farm two miles north of McDonough where he had a large nursery. Mr. Dailey lost about $30,000.00 in the old Monroe railroad.

Mr. Johnnie Lowe was among the pioneer settlers of McDonough and lived in a house which stood on the present location of Hon. Paul Turner's residence.

Mrs. Pamelia Campbell moved to McDonough in 1848 and lived in the residence now occupied by Mrs. Florence Harper. Six of her sons fought in the Civil War, one being killed in the battle of Antietam. She was the mother of the late Dr. Campbell, also mother of Rev. A. M. Campbell, deceased, whose wife is now a missionary in Korea.

Mrs. Mary Ray came to McDonough from Philadelphia and as one of our early teachers. She married Mr. Hall and was the mother of John I Hall, of Griffin.

Mr. A. R. Brown was a merchant. His store stood between the Connel house and the old Alec Lemon home on the east side of the square. For many years he was our postmaster. He came to Henry County in 1873 and married Miss Sallie Knott. After Mr. Brown's death Mrs. Brown ran a hotel known as the "Brown House."

The Everetts lived near Tye's residence in the house that is now occupied by Mr. Borders. Mr. Everett is the father of Mrs. Margaret Johnson.

Mr. Adam C. Sloan came to McDonough when sixteen years of age. His wife was Miss Elizabeth Johnson, sister of ex-Governor Johnson. He was a successful business man. Where Mr. Billy Bryant lives, Mr. Sloan had a blacksmith shop that became a place for the men to meet and discuss the questions of the day. His eldest son, Thomas Sloan, was lieutenant- colonel of the Fifty-third Georgia regiment and was killed in the battle of Spartanburg.

Thomas Russell moved here from South Carolina with his family soon after the county was organized. He donated the ground upon which Timberridge Church was built and with the help of Mr. Billie Green, John Thompson, and a few others built the church.

Sheridan R. Brown was born in 1831. His wife was Miss Mary Lowe. Soon after enlisting in the army he was elected captain of Company F, Fifty-third Georgia regiment. His company took part in the following battles: Malvern Hill, Harper's Ferry, Spartanburg, Salem Church, First Battle of the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Mr. Brown was elected major, but, on account of a wound received while in battle, was unable to rejoin his command.

Mr. W. A. Stewart was born in South Carolina in 1829, but came to Henry County with his father when only four years old. He lived near Wynn's Mill and married Miss Sophie McMullen. Mr. Stewart fought in the war but did not receive the slightest wound. He is now in his eighty-ninth year.

William H. Peebles lived near Hampton (then known as Bear Creek). He was a practicing physician and left a good practice to enter the Confederate Army. Soon after he entered the army he was made colonel of the Forty-fourth Georgia regiment. Mr. Peebles was captured at Spotissylvania Court House. After his release he returned to his home where he resided until his death.

Alien W. Turner was seven years old when his father crossed the Ocmulgee and made a home in the new county. For sixty years he lived in Henry County, during which time he became an important factor in politics also a great financier. He died in 1882. In early life he married the daughter of Edward Lowe. His second wife was the daughter of Hon. T. M. Speer.

Among other families prominent during the early days of our town were Askew, Nolley, McDonald, Cornnell, Rodyhan, Terry, Setzer, Maxwell, Darbey, Hale, Goodwin, Pullin, Glenn, Foster, Tidwell, Fargason, Callaway, Varner, McDaniel, and Barnett.

Let me close this hurriedly written sketch, gathered with difficulty from so many sources, with the hope that it will be read with interest by every reader of this issue of The Weekly, and, notwithstanding its crudeness, that it will be valued by the surviving members of the families of whom I have written, since it contains facts which should be known to all of our people, and which should be preserved for future generations.

Cotton goes down while McDonough's population goes up. The last census gives 1,263, but is incomplete for the reason that the corporate limits extend only one-half mile from the square; and more people enjoying the privileges of city life live outside these bounds than within -them. To include every person within a radius of one mile from the public square would give a population of almost 3,000 souls.

The city is very fortunately fathered by Hon. J. E. Hooten, whose rare executive ability as mayor makes the present regime one of the moat efficient ever elected.

McDonough High School, under the efficient supervision of Prof. A. R. Woodson is in a flourishing condition. Enrollment over 450 pupils with eleven grades and ten highly competent teachers. It speaks highly for the thorough training of the school to say that it is accredited by the state.

The Copeland-Turner Mercantile Company is one of the oldest firms in the county, having been established in 1882. They handle general merchandise and do an enormous business.

B. B. Carmichael & Son Company is an old established firm, and carries a full line of general merchandise, furniture, etc.

T. A. Sloan & Company is one of our most up-to-date concerns, and believe in handling good and dependable merchandise cheap for cash. They specialize in dry goods and shoes.

The Bank of Henry County, P. W. Pullin, President, is the oldest one in the county, having been successful since its foundation in 1895. Mr. J. B. Dickson is the cashier, and Mr. John D. Hightower is assistant cashier. The bank has a surplus and capital of $100,000.00 and has the confidence of a large constituency.

The First National Bank, T. A. Sloan, President, has a capital and surplus of $100,000.00, and is a financial Gibralter in this section. Mr. R. L. Turner is the popular Vice President, Mr. W. J. Greer, Cashier, and Mr. Homer Elliott, Bookkeeper.

The Farmers and Merchants' Bank, while the most youthful in point of years, is a patriarch in financial strength. Mr. Homer J. Turner is the President, Mr. H. C. Hightower, Cashier, Miss Annie G. Thompson, Bookkeeper.

Few cities in Georgia have a more perfect Water and Sewerage System. The recent addition of the artesian well to the water supply gives an almost inexhaustible supply of water, enough for a population of 5,000 or more.

The Electric Lighting System is very modern and is furnished by Dr. J. G. Smith, who has harnessed nature by the erection of a dam five miles, northeast of the city on Cotton Indian River, and has an electric power plant which generates more than 1,000 horse-power. At small structural expense and the addition of generating machinery the plant can be made to produce considerable more power. The crying need of McDonough from time immemorial has been manufacturing industries, but a perfect dearth of facilities for cheap power has precluded the possibility of any extended-progress in this line. Notice is hereby given the world that McDonough henceforth has a standing offer of cheap power for prospective manufacturing enterprises.

The Henry County Milling & Ice Company is the latest of our industrial enterprises. Recently the ice machinery was installed, and they are now manufacturing an Al article of ice. The capacity is ten tons per diem, and they. hope to soon have orders to the full capacity of the plant. A very superior corn meal is produced at this mill, and their trade is growing on the strength of the output of their mill.

The Henry County Supply Co. is one of the leading business houses of the town. The company has recently remodeled their store building on the north side of the public square and today have one of the most up-to-date emporiums in this part of the state. Mr. Parks Cook is at the head of this company and has seen some twenty years of continuous business, yet a young man in years, having started the mercantile business at a cross-roads store when quite a young man. They do one of the largest businesses of any mercantile establishment in McDonough.

The Smith-Newman Manufacturing Company, makers of ginsaw filing and gumming machines, has grown into what is probably the largest manufacturing concerns in Henry County. In 1920 it was incorporated at $40,000.00, with Mr. John R. Smith, the inventor, general manager, who has made mechanics his life work and the Triplex Filing Machine is the happy, resultant product. He has a talent for overcoming emergencies by supplying his present needs with the output of his creative genius, as is evidenced by the many time-saving devices to be found in the up-to-date mechanical equipment of his plant.

The John J. Smith Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of the Duplex Filing and Gumming Machine, which is the perfected result of more than 25 years of time and study. The machine has merit plus durability, both of which are attested by the fact that a robust and healthy increase in the sales are noted from year to year. Mr. Smith has recently received a Canadian patent on this machine.

H. M. Amis Company, sole agents for the Ford Motor Company, does a flouring business both in the sale of new cars and repairs on old ones. They handle the Ford products exclusively. H. M. Amis is president, while Mr. Asa A. Lemon is secretary and treasurer.

Tolleson & Turner handle the old reliable Buick Car and do a general garage business. Mr. E. D. Tolleson is the efficient manager.

The Masonic Building is a handsome edifice constructed primarily for the purpose of furnishing a place of meeting, jubilee, and was also for Lodge No. 37, F. & A. M. Three stories high, built of brick, and occupied on the ground floor by the McDonough Trading Company, on the second by office rooms, and the third is given to secret order meetings.

The city has three warehouses and three ginneries. The average cotton production is about 25,000 bales. A number of cotton buyers are located here. and on account of the keen rivalry between them this is made one of the best cotton markets in the state—the staple selling usually from 25 to 40 points higher here than at other places.

The profession of law is represented as follows: R. 0. Jackson, Reagan and Reagan, Brown and Brown, E. M. Smith, and Paul Turner.

The medical doctors are: J. G. Smith, H. C. Ellis, R. L. Tye, Wyman Sloan, D. W. and A. R. Scott.

The following is a partial list of the business houses of McDonough: McDonough Drug Co., J. T. Weems, Insurance, W. 0. Welch, Groceryman, John Dupree, Cotton Buyer, T. J. Patterson, Auto Dealer, W. A. Stewart, Groceryman. Turner Cotton Company, J. M. Heath, Cotton Buyer, Castellaw & Brown, Sales Stable, Carmichael Lumber Co., Green & Tarpley Warehouse Co., Arthur Bowden Cotton Buyer, Planters Warehouse & Lumber Co., Austin's Ten-Cent Store, Cathy-Copeland, D. A. Brown, Dentist, Amusu Theatre, John Rogers, Sales Stable. Bankston's Blacksmith Shop, Henry County Supply Co. H. L- Carmichael, Undertaker, Berry Lumber Co., Norris & Green Garage, W. W. George Shoe Shop, J. L. Atkinson & Son, Mackey Pressing Club, Cecil Abraham Restaurant, D. T. Carmichael, Undertaker, Elliott & Amis, Sales Stable, Knight's Blacksmith Shop, Sims Garage, Horton Drug Co., C. D. Newman, City Drug Store, Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co., Western Union Tel. Co., O. L. Adams, Dentist, Coker & Hand Barber Shop, C. M. Speer, Optometrist, J. W. Stone Barber Shop, Variety Store, McLaughlin's Meat Market, Joe J. Smith Sales Stable, Russell & Smith, Auto Dealers, Brown House, Tolleson & Turner, Sales Stable, Rape Brothers' Garage, W. B. J. Ingram, Ellis-Setzer Co., Crowell's Ginnery, Brown & Harkins' Ginnery, Kimbell Brothers' Ginnery, Sidney Farrar, Gulf Refining Co., J. E. Hooten, manager, Standard Oil Co., John Goodwin and Harvey Fields, managers.

Written by
Mr. Scip Speer
1921

 

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