|Notes for Jesse Washington|
Mr. Jesse Washington , of 122 Ludlow Street, Newark, NJ formerly of 18 Ann Street, Kearny, NJ.
Born to the late Samuel and Ellen Battle Washington, in Bainbridge, Georgia; December 25, 1895. He was one of thirteen children.
He later married Amanda Daniels and of this union were born: Hazel, Jesse, Dorothy, Louis, Booker, David, Georgia, Elizabeth, Eugene, Barbara and Doreen.
After the death of Amanda Daniels in 1942, he met and married Suzie Walker of New Brunswick, NJ in 1954.
Having come north to seek a better life for his family, he settled in Kearny, NJ and lived there from 1927 through 1968. He worked for Swift and Company in Kearny for 37 years, as a butcher and contributed many ideas and changes for the safety conditions at the plant and was highly rewarded.
He was a former member of the Masons and the Knights of Pythias in Georgia.
He confessed Christ and joined the Friendship Baptist Church, Newark, NJ. Later he moved his membership to the Abyssinia Baptist Church and joined the Usher Board. He was a faithful member for many years.
He departed this life on Monday, May 28, 1984 in Beth Isreal Hospital, Newark, NJ.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Suzie and six children, Hazel Bryant of East Orange, NJ Booker Washington of Kearny, NJ, Georgia Dean, and Elizabeth Neal of Newark, NJ, Barbara Stroud of East Orange, NJ and Doreen Stephens of Pennsylvania; thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.346
Notes from a historical account of Jessie Washington's employer (1917-1920) Babcock Brothers Lumber Co in 1902: Babcock Bros. Lumber Co. was organized in early 1901 soon after the brothers bought their first longleaf pine tract of 30,000 acres in southwest Georgia. Now they own or control an estimated 250,000,000 feet of standing timber. Only four months old and located at Babcock, Ga., the mill already is operating smoothly, reflecting the detail and care that went into its construction.
The business started with two locomotives, six miles of standard gauge railroad, and a new and complete town. It is situated on the shores of Lake Boykin, one of the most beautiful sheets of water in the Gulf states. The railroad extends into the lake, which serves as a cleansing storage area for an unlimited supply of logs.
With more than 1,000 inhabitants, the town has schools and churches for both whites and blacks and is incorporated. The company owns every building in the town, which has an elected mayor and aldermen and other officials to look after matters and to maintain law and order. Babcock Bros. runs a large plantation and stock farm from which its store is supplied with vegetables and meats.
The town is located four miles from the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama Railroad and now comprises over 60 dwelling houses besides stores and office buildings.353
Reverend Sykes and his wife Bernice/Bernadine from Delaware are family members in Brunswick, Georgia who attended Hazel's funeral.
|Notes for Amanda (Spouse 1)|
|Amanda's mother might have been full blood Indian354|
Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Harrison, Washington, Georgia; Roll: T623 228; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 85.
Daniels Dan age 47 born June 1852 married 5 years
Anna wife b. Dec 1878 age 21 married 5 years 4 children 3 still living
Omer daughter Sept 1892 age 7
Manda daugher May 1896 age 4
Clarra B. Daughter March 1898 age 2
This family listed above "fits" except the father's name is not Nick, as stated by Holly Bryant. I am not sure if this is the correct Daniels family - SFM
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