This is the house where James Milton and Mary Thomas Echols lived in Forsyth County, Georgia. Mary was the sister of my 2nd great-grandmother Margaret Thomas Petty. Margaret died 28 July 1876 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.1 After her death, six of Margaret and John R. Petty’s nine children went to live with Mary and her family.2 Mary married James Milton Echols 16 January 1845 in Forsyth County.3
This picture, labeled “Uncle Milt Echols’ House,” is from the collection of Helen Hankins Morgan. Helen was the granddaughter of Margaret’s daughter Samantha Petty Hankins.
- Hopkins County, Kentucky, “Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953,” 1876 Section, M. E. Petty; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com: 18 May 2008). ↩
- 1880 U.S. census, Forsyth County, Georgia, population schedule, Coal Mountain, enumeration district (ED) 78, p. 24, dwelling 240, family 240, J. M. Echols; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 Nov 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 147. ↩
- Forsyth County, Georgia, Marriage Records from Microfilm, A: 203, Echols-Thomas, 16 Jan 1845; digital images, Georgia State Archives., Georgia’s Virtual Vault ((https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/) : accessed 25 May 2012). ↩