Corn, Mary Ann (b. 1820, d. ?)
Note: Married before 1845
Note: With the help of a neighbor (and later father in law) Silas and Thomas
Jefferson Loggins built the Fairfield Church (Baptist) in the new
homeland of Habersham Co. Both Silas and Sarah are buried near the old
house which is near the church.
Georgia Census for Cherokee Co. 1850
A List of Heads of Households in alphabetical order
(surname, first name, age, birthstate, household number)
CORN Charles 27 GA 1704
CORN Francis W. 20 GA 1705
CORN John 56 SC 1712
CORN John R 30 NC 1695
CORN Joseph 45 SC 1707
CORN Semon S. 24 GA 1708
Note: It has been said by the family that Jesse married a a second time, after
Jane's death, but name of the wife is unknown. Almost true to the
pattern, this family produced ministers as a legacy to the next
generation, and records show the father Adam was in Macon Co., NC for the
1830 census, but moved in time to be in Georgia for the 1840 listing.
Death: 12 JUN 1901
Note: Taught her husband to read the bible and prepare his sermons. He would be
pulpit with his bible in his hand and read his text from memory and
preach in a loud voice.
His personality had much to do with his gift as a preacher. Had he had an
education within his reach, he would have made an outstanding preacher.
"They are both buried, Aunt Jane and Uncle Rufus, in the Shooting Creek
Community of Clay County," so adds Mrs. Ritchie.
Note: named for their close friend Rev. Humphrey Posey
Note: some records show another son Newton, but no proof
Note: Was the daughter of Jesse Carter and Lavina Sams Carter, among the first
settlers of the Tennessee Valley Community. They settled there in 1821,
or about the same time as Rabun County was organized in 1819. The
Carter's bought land, lot 147, containing 250 acres for $300.00. and
later purchased lot 134 containing 250 acres at $600.00. These two lots
lie in the center of 1800 acres owned now by the Rbun Gap Nacoochee
Death: 14 JAN 1879
Note: Enlisted May 1862 in Co. A., 6th Regt., Georgia Calvary, and paroled at
Goldsboro, N.C. in April 1865, at the close of the war.
John served as the only postmaster for the small town of Visage
(disbanded in 1941)
Belonged to the Hightower Baptist Church.
Was a member of the state legislature in Atlanta.
Mrs Ritchie says, "Uncle Albert Corn performed the ceremony of Joh
Heatherly Corn and Sarah E. Dillard. John and Uncle Alfred made the
journey through the mountains from Towns Co. by horseback, leading an
extra horse with side saddle for my mother's return trip as a bride on
her honeymoon. As to the wedding, it was of course an unusual affair,
with her cousins in attendance. The house, where my mother(and her new
husband came to live) was great grandfather's home. It was a large two
story building with a large upstairs and plenty of room for four double
beds, as well as a downstairs bedroom. The kitchen was on the north side
and was Alson large. Big broad fireplaces were in both the big house and
the kitchen. Immense log fires in both houses kept the place warm and
there was no scarcity of wood, as it was always piled high on the porch
during winter months.
There was a broad porch across the front too and at one end of this a
plank was placed that held a pitcher of water and a bowl. This was for
the many visitors, comers and goers, preachers and friends, that came by.
The towel was hung on a home-made roller and a large barn and granary was
across the road. Nearby was the spring and near the spring a stream of
water that ran through the spring house where our milk, butter and
vegetables were kept... there was also a smoke house in the yard."
Death: 4 JUL 1927
Death: 18 JAN 1867 buried in the Hightower Cementary near the church of the same name
Death: --Not Shown--
Death: --Not Shown--
Note: When they married Sarah was wearing a white Alpaca dress which she and
her mother had made by hand. Grandfather Dillard, so they say had driven
to town with supplies to sell, such as bacon, ham, skins of animals and
other produce as he did quite often, and received in exchange coffee,
sugar, salt and of course he purchased the precious wedding material. It
was said by the neighbors that she was the prettiest bride they had ever
seen in Towns Co., and was indeed a great asset to the Corn family,
through not only her beauty, but her strength of character.
"We seldom had a doctor in our family. There was never a broken bone nor
any disease of any serious nature. bone set was gathered in the fall and
when there appeared signs of colds in the winter months, a large glass of
cold bone set tea was administered at bed time, much more soothing than
any sleeping tablet you take now. It didn't taste too good, but made you
rest and by morning your cold was broken and soon disappeared. A bottle
of castor oil and turpentine, onion poultices were a remedy for chest
colds, and if a cut was infected, burnt alum was used freely. Another
remedy was sulphur. We never failed to drink sassafras tea during the
winter months, and this too was served to our guests."
Death: 16 NOV 1937
Event: Type: Nickname
Place: of Stillwater OK
Event: Type: Telephone
Place: Stillwater OK
Death: 1 FEB 1905 Stillwater OK
Named for her grandmother. Their marriage ceremony was performed by Uncle
Alfred Corn in his 83rd year. J. Miles, as he was familiarly known, was a
sucessful business man, merchant, and large land owner, a State Senator
1901-02. His father was a soldier in the War of 1812.
Maggie attended the following colleges: Breaau, Cox, Georgia normal and
Industrial College for Girls and the university of Georgia, taught in
many schools including Hiawassee High School, and was County Home
Demonstration Agent 1920-44, 24 years. She is listed in "Who's Who among
Georgia Women, July 1939". Lived in a Nursing Home in Leesburg, Virginia.
Note: graduate of Harvard, Head of English Dept. at Baylor, Waco, Tx.
Note: died of pneumonia, taught school, moved to Table Rock, Nebr., Pawnee
Nebr., engineer for C.B. & Q Railroad
Death: 7 MAY 1923
Note: graduate of Hiawassee High School, Mail Carrier
Note: Taught school at the Rabun Gap Schoo of her sister and brother-in-law,
Dr. Ritchie, where she met William Hopkins, who came there to teach from
the mountain district of Ky. He was the son of a Methodist minister. May
was a teacher in Decatur, Ga. school system for 14 yrs, and for the past
15 yrs. with Rich's Inc. as one of their leading saleswomen. Her home is
416 Adams St. Decatur,m Ga.
Death: 21 NOV 1951
Note: went to school at Hightower, Ga., and his sister Maggie was his teacher
for 7 years. He later went to the University of Ga., following a period
of teaching ans saviang his money, he hasd a year at the University of
Nashville, Tn.. in Medical School. In his Sophomore and Junior year he
went to the Atlanta School of Medicine, which was nearer home. After
graduating at the University of Ga., he was an intern at the City
Hospital for one year. Then went to practice with an old Doctor at
Johnson, SC, The old Doctor died in 6 monyths and Charles fell heir to
the large practice. They lived 7 years in Johnson SC., then he decided to
specialize in Dermatology. He studied in New York, and in Europe later.
In 1930 he and his wife made a trip to Greenville, SC., where they lived
until 1958 when he was retired from his practice, and moved Walhalla, SC.
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