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Sam Furr of Hall Co. GA. Circa 1835
Posted by: Russell Fields (ID *****1391) Date: September 09, 2008 at 11:01:00
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I am seeking information on Sam Furr, reported to be the brother of Paul M Furr, and father of Wilson Furr, born in N.C. abt. 1786. "The History of Hall County" located in the Georgia Archives in Clayton Co. Ga., page 370, states that Joseph Gailey, "In the 1830's, he sold much of his property including the store to Sam and Paul Furr, from Franklin County. The Furrs accumulated much property in the Narramore Militia District". Also states, "Gailey's Store and Mill. Exact site undetermined, but thought to have been near present Belton Bridge Road, on Hagen's Creek". Also states, on page 95, Early Post Offices: " In December of 1831 a new office was opened at John Gailey's store and mill along the Gainesville-Clarkesville postal stage route in northeastern Hall County. Gailey was an early settler in the area and had been charged with laying out the road between Gainesville and Habersham County. In 1835 Sam and Paul Furr purchased the store and became postmasters".
The footnotes and references for the above statements in "The History of Hall County" were from loose papers donated to the GA Archives from Hall County courthouse.
Paul Furr is found in the 1820 Federal census in Hall county GA., but there seems to be no other documentation for "Sam Furr", other than the above mentioned reference.
Any information on Sam Furr would be greatly appreciated.


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