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CHARLES W. HEARN

CHARLES W. HEARN, farmer, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, son of John and Nancy (Lynch) Hearn, was born in Hancock County, Georgia, in 1808.

His father was born in Richmond County, Virginia, in 1767, raised a farmer and educated at the common schools. He was a home guard the latter part of the Revolutionary War. In 1807 he migrated to Georgia with his family and settled in Hancock County, making the journey in ox-carts.

Mr. Hearn was reared on the farm and educated at the common schools of the county. While in his boyhood, his father moved to Putnam County. In 1832 Mr. Hearn moved to Troup County. In 1853 he was elected justice of the peace, was re-elected and held the office for many years.

He enlisted as a member of the reserve or home guard in 1862, was elected first lieutenant, assigned to Col. William Carter’s regiment and remained with his command until the fall of Richmond.

He returned to his farm after that event, where he farmed until 1867, when he removed to his present place in Heard County. He has a fine body of land, and a large farm under excellent cultivation. Although eighty-six years of age he is in robust health, we1l-preserved and very active for his age.

Mr. Hearn was married in 1829 to Miss Nancy Wheeler, who was an orphan and who died in 1851.

Two years afterward he contracted a second marriage with Mrs. Mary (nee McKinney) Sattiewhite who has borne him one child, a son, Romaldus. She was a daughter of Eli and Sarah McKinney, born in Jones County, Georgia, in 1819, and in 1835 was married to Smith Sattiewhite. He volunteered as a soldier in the Florida war and died in 1842.

Mr. and Mrs. Hearn are active and much beloved, venerated members of the Baptist Church, and are held in the highest esteem by the entire community.

Romaldus Hearn, only child of Charles W. and Mary Hearn, was born in Troup County in 1854, where he was reared on the farm and received only such education as could be obtained during the vacations of hard farm work-winter-and after “laying-by” time. He was married in 1874 to Miss Ada, daughter of Joseph and Prudie (Thomas) Carter. To them five children have been born: E. Watson, Prudence M., Lola, deceased, Pauline and Annie. Mr. Hearn has a fine farm, and a comfortable home, surrounded by an intelligent and interestmg family, with no harassing cares, and with an abundance of this world’s goods, enjoying peace, plenty and prosperity.



Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume I, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895







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