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George Corn
Birth: Apr. 15, 1867
Lumpkin County
Georgia, USA
Death: 1908
Georgia, USA


My Great Great Uncle
Great Grandmother
Nancy Ann Corn Gaydon's Brother

George married Ida Perry; George was beaten to death by a prison guard on the chain gang. This is 3 of Caroline and John's children that died or were involved in a violent death. So sad !!! How very painful for the parents and family...

From the Lumpkin County Marriage records:

Lumpkin Marriage Records:

Corn, George........... Perry, Ida .... Married August 25, 1887

Story from a GA Newspaper.
Deaths, Murders and Lynchings in GA

George Corn, who was sent to the chain gang from Pickens, Co., died on Thursday of last week, and was brought back to Lumpkin CO for interment last Sunday. His time would of been out in next month. It is claimed that his death was caused by sunstroke. An investigation was intended to be made by his relatives but has been too long before reaching here. His body had been turned over to a medical college in Atlanta, and it began to look like it wouldn't be gotten by his brother at all, although he made arrangements to have the corpse to be sent home as soon as notified. Why there was such a delay and then his brother having to pay $15 before being able to get the body out of the college is not understood. In the August 14th issue: When it was reported a few weeks ago that George Corn, a resident of Lumpkin, CO., had died in the chain gang from sunstroke, we believed then that he had been killed on account of the long delay in getting his body at home for burial, to hide the crime in looked like. Sure enough we were not deceived according to the testimony before the legislative committee first of the week.
It was shown that Corn was knocked over a log and killed by a guard named Cason at a "hell on earth" conducted by Fowler & Co. in Worth Co. called "Wild Cat." Dr. C.T. Anderson was called out who reported it a case of "sunstroke" based upon what the brutal guard, Cason, said, and without advertising at the courthouse door for relatives to come and get the body, notified the brother of the deceased at Gainesville, and without waiting for him to come, shipped the corpse to the "state of health" at Atlanta, causing the brother to have to pay $15 before he could get the dead body, coupled with much trouble and delay, and upon reaching the county, was in such a decayed state that burial had to take place without an examination. Later another convict told how Corn was killed, and this same guard gave the informer 40 lashes in such a manner that the doctor who had previously reported the case of murder to "sunstroke" was called to treat the suffering whipped man. Now isn't this a shame and disgrace to the state of Ga.! Corn had been sent up a year for fighting. In less than two months his time would of expired, and by this time had he been treated human he would of been at home. But alas. There is a lonely, heart broken, weakly wife left up here in the mountains with a lot of little children to feed and clothe. Col. R.H. Baker, of Dahlonega, is preparing to commence suit against the company.

A big Thank you to Denise for getting this from the Library in Dahlonega Ga and sharing with me and thanks to Steve for helping me get it on this memorial. Also thanks to Ronnie for verifying my information and sending a picture. I am so blessed with wonderful helpful family members.

bio by Nita (blessings)

Family links: 
  John Peter Corn (1825 - 1902)
  Caroline Bird Davis Corn (1831 - 1906)
  Bessie Corn Marney*
  Susan Corn Sheffield (1894 - 1985)*
  Josephine Amanda Corn McDonald (1851 - 1931)*
  William Harrison Corn (1851 - 1887)*
  Edwin Corn (1855 - 1939)*
  Henry M Corn (1857 - 1929)*
  John A. Corn (1862 - 1919)*
  Rachel Melvina Rosina Corn Crane (1865 - 1950)*
  George Corn (1867 - 1908)
  Susan Delilah Corn Perry (1870 - 1965)*
  Decater Corn (1872 - 1900)*
  Daniel Corn (1874 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Lumpkin County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: williamknight57
Originally Created by: Carolina Angel
Record added: Nov 29, 2008
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I descend from JP Corn also, so very sad what our people went through...Sandy Reed Neider
- sandy reed neider
 Added: Aug. 22, 2015

- GenealogyGirl
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014

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