Georgia (1); Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons Arranged in Cyclopedic Form

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 486 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Dec. 28, 1866, is a resident of Louisville, Ky.; Robert C, born Nov. 16, 1868, resides in Atlanta; Mary L., born Sept. 1, 1871, is the wife of Benjamin F. Cobb, of Atlanta, and they have two children--Mary Bruce Cobb, born in May, 1895, and Bruce Cobb, born in July, 1899. Brumby, Thomas M., president of the Brumby Chair Company, of Marietta, Ga., the largest chair manufacturing concern in the state, has been prominently identified with the business interests of the city for the past thirty years, holding prestige among the leading manufacturers of the "Empire State of the South." Mr. Brumby was born in Holmes county, Miss., Nov. 16, 1852, and is a son of John and Catherine (Remley) Brumby, the former of whom was born in South Carolina, in 1807, and the latter at White Sulphur Springs, Va., in 1808. The subject of this sketch was named in honor of his paternal grandfather, Thomas M. Brumby, who was born and reared in England whence he came to America about 1762, first settling in South Carolina where he became a successful planter. He espoused the cause of the colonics in the great strugfor independence and was a private in the colonial line in the war of the Revolution. The parents of Mr. Brumby removed to Mississippi in the late '40s and lived there until 1862 when they went as refugees to Marietta, Ga., the father having been a planter by vocation. Thomas M. Brumby was afforded the advantages of the schools of his native state and at the age of eighteen years started out for himself. He came to Marietta, in 1878 and became one of the interested principals in the firm of Brumby & Bro., his associate being his brother, James R. Brumby. Continuing in the same line of enterprise, that of manufacturing chairs, in 1884 the business was incorporated under the style o...

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