Town’s Population Estimated In 1869 Around 100 People

The Gazette
October 5, 1939

Civil War and Emmigration Accounted for Slight Drop in Number

Shortly after the Civil War, when the South was first beginning to feel the pangs of the Reconstruction Era, in 1869, Farmerville’s population was small.

The war had driven many of its citizens further west and had scattered others.

However, there were quite a few people left in Farmerville.

Records show that around 100 lived within the limits of the township in 1869.

A partial list of that 1869 population follows:

S. M. Fuller, A. W. Harris, S. J. Harris, William Knott, Milton Ramsey, William Wilkerson (it was at Wilkerson’s home that the first parish police jury met). Samuel Simpson, Joe Fitzgerald, William Fitzgerald, Willis Hays, David Norris, J. D. Heard, J. P. Heard, Asa Duty, J. D. Hamilton, B. Hamilton, Robert Roberts, J. J. Brooks.

W. R. Weldon, J. J. Brice, J. B. Lynch, David Johnson, Jack Austin, John Thomas, O. H. Youngblood, C. M. Farris, John Farris, Edwin Riley, Qually Austin, T. T. Weldon, B. F. Pleasant, A. R. C. Green, Thomas Smith, John N. Rabun, W. B. H. Poe.





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