Some Personalities in Polk County

Joseph A. Blanche, Lawyer, Cedartown. Son of Joseph G. and Mary Williams Blanche. He was born at Savannah, Georgia June 30, 1838. Attended school Emory at Oxford until 1857, then studied law and was a partner of Col. James D. Waddell in law at Cedartown.

Silas I Cox, Farmer. Son of Zachariah and Grizzy Cox. Born Upson County, Georgia, June 10, 1831. Served in the Confederate army.

Giles Minifield Featherstone, merchant of Cedartown. Born Heard County, Georgia, June 10, 1842. His father came from Muary County, Tenn. He was a lawyer and a Presbyterian.

William T. Gibson, merchant of Cedartown. Son of Henry and Jane Ellington Gibson. Born Polk, County, May 6, 1844. He served in the Confederate army.

William Henry Hines, merchant of Rockmart. Son of James and Winniford Hines. He was born in Merriweather County, Georgia September 8, 1829 and came to Rockmart in 1871.

Isaac N. Jones, county schools commissioner in Rockmart. Son of Jesse P. and Temperance Farrington Jones. He was born in Rockingham County, NC January 22, 1818. His father was born in Maryland and moved to Rockmart December 31, 1838. He served as Justice of the peace for 4 years, tax collector and county school commissioner.

Joseph Mansell, farmer of Cedartown, son of James and Sarah Johnson Mansell. He was born in South Carolina November 8, 1821.

* Undated document from Philpot Family binder in Polk County Historical Society Research Library.