The Warthen Family

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Sin of this firm was the grandfather ol the late Senator Ben Bill and the house in which he and Bennett did business is still Handing and Is about one hundred yean old. Ben Bill's lather also clerked for the firm- In 1822 BJchard Warthen succeeded to the burl. ness of Bennett and Bill.and In a lew years acquir ed a large fortune. Be wag several times la the legislature from this county and has left record of an honorable and useful life. Be' died Twelve children were born to him six boysaod six girls. The boys are all living and It Is donjt- ml 11 the state can show six brothersmore success fill. BIchard Leooidas the oldest Is a peso. tiring attorney In Sandersvfllj. Be hag represented his county In the state senate and has long been a leading citizen. Ills fortune is estimated at one hundred thousand dollars the most of which he has made oat of his proteaslo.n. Be Is never known to make a speech bat his clients are willing to pay well for his counsel. Thomas Warthen another brother has devoted himsell to practical life being both a merchant and a farmer. He resides at the old homestead and ranks as the most progressive man in his county. I have never 'met a man with more peso tlcal sense. His mind seems to grasp instinctively the practical relations of things and as a consequence he Is uniformly successful. He has con ducted an experiment this year the success of which may work wonders in the system of culti 'eating crops. By the use of the Corbln disc has- row la preparing the land and the Planet Jr.- la cultivating it he has "tended with one hand and two males one hundred acres in corn and cotton. Be has acquired a large property and is liberal and enter pelting with his means. For a long time he was president of the agricultural association of his county and is foremost in all movements loosing to the prosperity of his section and state. HJztb Macon and George are all successful young butlnes men and worthy and rueful cltl- Zeta. Green Warthen another brother married a sister of Mr. E. W. Mtnh of Atlanta and now resides in Walker county where he Is known as one of her wealthiest and most Intelligent ciU- tens. The Warthen family own about twenty thousand acres of land In this county and their Influence is a felt power for good a mong the people The little town of "Warthen" Is owned by T. Warthen and company the company being his two brothers Blush and Macon One thousand bales of cotton shipped from this point Whin the railroad is completed here there business will be The place is besotted for location ana wnen ma on in lots ana tnut up in neat res idences will be one of the most attractive towns In this section of th iuta ThAArim GfjigTr and gandersvUUsTaJlraad baa beta coraple&x as- far as Gibson and is being pushed as rapidly-as pcnible to this point It Is expected to reach here In a short time. T. Warthen Co. have sub' icribed $10,000 to the capital stock of this road and Thomas Warthen Is one of Its directors The cotton crop in this section will not yield as largely as was thought six weeks ago yet It Is lair as compared with last year. The corn crop is magnificent Mr. George Gilmore of this place has sixty five acres which some think will yield him two thousand bushels. I I s- WARTHEN Ar4D TI THLTSUR' z A twenty Thousand ciValiakis av and neavtng wutb sod uflI-T5s G&C.tOB51Ch51 WAzTKzyQLgeptember3OCSpecl&-W&r. utn S derSTIIleI one theatite The pre.iucuan&stretchaway level plateaus orgrsdui11yufldniaUZfal1. aze thrifty. hz upsaug tithe y 1h thrift. one thi srasborn ifl ofthelate alewyeansaequlr. e Ue In 1861. him-six audit nevermet Zen TheWarthen Wbtntbe uadritpie. neatres- th.it&t& ThaAitnsta.G1sop as , / - ¬ ¬ - , - * . , . ¬ , ? ' : ' * : : ' - ; . . . . . . , ' " ' ' " , . . , - . ' , , , , . - ' . . ' : ' . , , , . - , " ' . . . ' . , , , , . , , , , . ' - ¬ . ¬ . , & . 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 01 Oct 1885, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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