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The Case of Hog Smith

The case of James "Hog" Smith concerned a Cherokee accused who was convicted for the killing James Graves in Walker County. Graves was the sheriff of Walker County, and fearing that a mob might overpower his small force, asked Cass County to house the Cherokee. During October of 1834, the death sentence of &Hog" Smith was upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court. Thus, the Indian was removed from the Cassville jail under heavy guard to Murray County, where he was executed. There are a number of cases which may be read about in the Georgia Reports and an assortment of books. Daniel Bonnell was Executed for Robbery Tales of Woe "Light Horse" Harry Lee died at Dungeness The Romance of John Wesley Thomas Jones of Wales Capt. John Collins of Acworth William Few Peter Gruber and Neighs Forced out of Austria There were Two Margaret Hollands Dr. N. G. Long He Came Over in a Barrel The Heartbreak of George A. Benson of Lawrenceville The Old Woman and Toccoa Falls They Traveled Far in Search of a Home The Enduring Escapades of Thomas Ramsey Major James Hicks Jeremiah Lamar The Flemings of Sunbury Lorenzo Dow Smith Wilson Conner The Sad Tale of Every Cemetery Swedish Soprano If Only I Could Tell My Grandmother the Rest of the Story Grannie Stories told over Chicken Every Sunday Anthony Bonnell Old Dan Tucker

Remember the Day?

  • Remember...When no one locked their doors?
  • We sat on the front porch counting different makes of cars? In those days models like the Cadillac coupe de ville were more glamorous.
  • Everyone had a front porch and we were invited to sip lemonade and chit chat?
  • When we acquainted ourselves with neighbors by walking the streets?
Map of Cass County

Traced Genealogies: Cass County Families

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The Cherokee Indian Two Runs

On February 9, 1833, William Hicks (Two Runs) wrote a letter to Governor Lumpkin as follows:

"I now consider myself a citizen of this country and take pleasure in introducing to your acquaintance Mr. William Hicks, a native of the Cherokee Nation, who wishes to see you respecting some of the affairs or situation of the Nation, and bring an entire stranger to you and every person in Milledgeville. I have thought proper to direct you these few lines, being you will be pleased to become acquainted with him as he is a gentleman and will give you any information respecting the wishes of the Cherokees." Signed, Two Runs.

Indians

The Etowah Discoveries Cherokee Descendants Looking for Cherokee Marriages? The Skirmish of Cow Creek When the Creeks were Removed from Georgia Tomochichi, Friend of General Oglethorpe The Difficult Meanderings of Native Americans and Fort Hawkins The Creek Agency Reserve Tracing Native Americans The Creek Sellout in Georgia All about Echota Creek Indians Steal Everything... Red Stick Warriors Collections of Cherokees and Creeks Proving that you are of Cherokee Descent The Trail of Tears and Fort Hoskins Cherokees in the Cohutta Mountains Youngdeer Battle of Shepherd's Plantation Platform Mounds at Helen, Georgia

Cherokee Map

Cass County Probate Records Equal the Best Source to Help Find Ancestors

Cassville Museum Cass County was created in 1832, first called Cass County, originally Cherokee County, renamed Bartow County. See Bartow County for further records

Genealogy Records available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Index to Marriages 1837 to 1843
Cass County Marriages and Minutes of the Court
  • Cass County Minutes of the Court 1839-1853
  • Lackey, Robert, LWT, transcription (1839)

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