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This home page outlines the family of George Franklin Washington (ca. Mar 1860-26 May 1940) of Thomas County, Georgia. He was also of American Indian descent. George married Ella Nixon (ca Oct 1872-bef Nov 1917) in Thomas County on 7 Feb 1889, and they had twelve children.

George was raised by former slaves, David & Sarah Guyton (and sister, Lydia Guyton). His known half brothers and sisters were Charlie Plummer, Lula "Ma Lou" Plummer Baldwin, and James "Jim" Griffin.

The death certificate of Jim Griffin records his mother's maiden name as Mannie Washington. Washington may not have been her maiden name. George at least once signed his name as "Jr.," which would indicate that he and his father had the same name. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Ella Nixon Washington's parents were Mack Nixon (ca. Jan 1834-ca. 1916) and Martha Hadley Holland Nixon (Aug 1841-08 Dec 1919). Martha, born a slave, was the daughter of Dennis Hadley (ca. 1817-ca. 1895) and Mary Nixon or Dixon (ca. 1821-aft 1870). Dennis was the son of a slave and her owner, Simon D. Hadley. Simon never married but as handed down by our ancestors, he had twenty-eight children. Twenty by one of his slaves, and eight by another. Simon and his father, Simon Hadley, Sr., migrated to Georgia from North Carolina.

Some of the names I am interested in are: Baldwin, Clark, Griffin, Guyton, Hadley, Holland, Jackson, Nixon, Plummer, Russell, Wade, Washington
The WASHINGTON-HADLEY Family of Thomas County, Georgia
Updated December 2, 2012

Joe Ann Wood
Thomasville, GA A-United States

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  • George Franklin Washington (25 KB)
    Mar 1860-26 May 1940. Married Ella Nixon (the granddaughter of Dennis Hadley, Sr., great granddaughter of Simon D. Hadley (Dennis' slaveowner)) in Thomas County, GA on 7 Feb 1889. They had 12 children. Ella died in 1917 some time after the birth of their last child, Cecil.
  • John Hadley, I (15 KB)
    15 Sep 1820-17 May 1907. Born in Baldwin County, AL to Benjamin and Elizabeth Kenderson Hadley.
  • Joseph Mack (Sim) Washington (7 KB)
    25 May 1894-28 Feb 1978. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Cora Smith ca. 1914, Lillie Mae Russell on 26 Dec 1923. He and Cora had 2 sons and 2 daughters; he and Lillie Mae had 5 daughters. Probably named after his mother's father, Mack Nixon.
  • Henretta Nixon Simmons (14 KB)
    Aug 1863-31 Jul 1941. Born in Thomas County, GA to Mack Nixon and first wife. Step-daughter of Martha Hadley Holland Nixon. Married Austin Simmons 18 Dec 1879. They had 10 children.
  • Dock D. and Sarah Ellen Luevenia Hadley (15 KB)
    Dock: 1842-1929. Born in Thomas County, GA to Jasper and Hagar (?) Hadley, Sr. Sarah: 1842-1946. Born in Thomas County, GA to Watkins and Minerva Hadley. Watkins and Jasper were brothers, sons of Simon D. Hadley (their slaveowner).
  • Lizzie Johnson Robinson (9 KB)
    24 Feb 1882-10 Jun 1971. Born in Thomas County, GA to Scott and Charlotte Hadley Johnson. Married Samuel Robinson in 1902.
  • Sarah Washington Rogers (6 KB)
    20 May 1897-27 Mar 1970. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Charles "Cleveland" R. Rogers on 21 Oct 1915. They had 1 son, Charlie. Sarah died in a house fire at her home in Savannah, GA. May have been named after the ex-slave, Sarah Guyton, who raised her father. Photo: 1936.
  • Raymond J. Hadley, Sr. (17 KB)
    1884-1983. Born in Thomas County, GA to Dock D. and Sarah Ellen Luevenia Hadley.
  • Frank and Katie Wilson Washington, Sr. (15 KB)
    Frank: 30 Jan 1896-12 Feb 1989. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Katie Wilson on 20 Nov 1920. They had 4 boys and 1 girl. Katie's parents were Virt William and Sophia Starks Wilson.
  • Elvin Brevard (13 KB)
    25 Dec 1899-31 May 1969. Born in Thomas County, GA to Carter and Mamie Ida Kearse Brevard.
  • Dr. Thomas Ponder Brown (13 KB)
    10 Oct 1880-22 Feb 1959. Son of William Ponder and Jane Lafayette Hadley Brown.
  • Susie Martha Washington Heard (15 KB)
    15 May 1901-19 Mar 1996. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Samuel Heard 16 Nov 1917. They had 4 girls and 2 boys. Named after her grandmother, Martha Hadley Holland Nixon. Photo: 1956 at her retirement from Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Sanford, FL, where she worked for 25 years.
  • Eva Brevard Oliver Armstrong (11 KB)
    5 Aug 1903-11 Feb 1983. Born in Thomas County, GA to Carter and Mamie Ida Kearse Brevard.
  • Rev. I. E. & Laura Jane Hadley Washington & Family (11 KB)
    Seated: Andrew Malone Washington, Rev. Isaac Edward Washington, Laura Jane Hadley Washington. Standing: Hattie Ruth Washington Allen, Ralph James Washington, Rachael Washington Ivey. Photo: 1966
  • Genesis (Benny) and Carrie (?) Washington (12 KB)
    Benny: Jan 1898-1988. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Benny had 1 son, 1 daughter, and two adopted children.
  • Carrie Washington Brown (7 KB)
    3 Jun 1903-6 mar 1991. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Willis Brown and they lived in Columbia, SC. They had no children. May have been named after her mother's sister, Carrie Nixon Wade.
  • Willie Frank Washington (10 KB)
    b: 1 Mar 1940 in Thomas County, GA to Sarah Eloise Washington. Grandson of Frank & Katie Wilson Washington, Sr. Photo: 25 Dec 1998.
  • Rosa Lee Ervin James (16 KB)
    Born 22 Mar 1944 in Thomas County, GA to Samuel Simmons and Frances Ervin. Married Johnny James, Sr. on 24 May 1961. Photo: 1999
  • Herman and Ola M. Thomas Hadley (13 KB)
    Herman: ca. 1888-15 Oct 1953. Born in Thomas County, GA to Dennis and Susie Dorch Kuro Hadley, Jr.
  • Alma Loretha (Mutt) Washington (11 KB)
    12 Mar 1912-16 Jan 1996. Born in Thomas County, GA to George F. and Ella Nixon Washington. Married Jim Ellis and they had 1 son. Married Marcus Sadler and they had 5 daughters and 2 sons.
  • Cora Lee Allen (9 KB)
    b: 10 Sep 1930. Daughter of James Allen & Blanche Washington; granddaughter of Joseph Mack & Cora Smith Washington.
  • Ethel Mae Russell Jackson (8 KB)
    30 Aug 1900-4 Apr 1995. Daughter of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Mary Lois Harvey Moore (15 KB)
    Born on 16 Aug 1946 in Thomas County, GA to Frank and Sarah Frances Washington Harvey, Sr. Married John Luther Moore in Brooklyn, NY on 9 Jun 1973. They have 3 daughters.
  • Alleen Hadley Sinquefield (13 KB)
    b: 17 Apr 1915. Born in Thomas County, GA to Lemuel E. and Dosia Jane Larkins Hadley. Married Homer Sinquefield and they had no children. Photo: ca. 1931.
  • James Arthur Law, Jr. and Christopher Law (18 KB)
    Sons of James Arthur and Cora Lee Allen Law, Sr.; grandsons of James Allen and Blanche Washington.
  • Barbara L. Russell (5 KB)
    20 Apr 1910-23 Nov 1988. Daughter of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Mary Etta (Sister) Washington NeSmith (7 KB)
    29 Nov 1914-aft 1987. Born in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Cora Smith Washington.
  • Robert Lee and John Davis Washington, Jr. (16 KB)
    Sons of John Davis and Elizabeth Law Washington, Sr.; grandsons of Joseph Mack and Cora Smith Washington.
  • Lillian Russell Cheatham (9 KB)
    ca. 1908-ca. 1986. Daughter of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Elijah and Blanche Washington Perry, Sr. (17 KB)
    Blanche: 11 Aug 1915-9 Aug 1965. Born in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Cora Smith Washington.
  • Mary Lois Harvey Moore and Family (30 KB)
    L-R: bottom, Latoya Sabrina Moore & Natasha Nakia Moore. Top, Mary Lois, John Luther Moore, Shineaca Anne Moore. Photo: 1994
  • Vina Russell (8 KB)
    6 May 1902-8 Jan 1979. Daughter of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Hattie Russell (14 KB)
    Aft 1910-ca. 1970. Daughter of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Laura Jane Hadley Washington (14 KB)
    16 Apr 1879-18 Feb 1968. Born in Thomas County, GA to George Wesley and Carolina Clark Hadley. Married Rev. Isaac Edward Washington on 13 Apr 1897. They had 10 children.
  • Rev. John Davis and Elizabeth Law Washington, Sr. (14 KB)
    John: 4 Apr 1919-31 Jul 1995. Born in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Cora Smith Washington.
  • Walter Reed (Bunch) Hadley, Sr. (11 KB)
    9 Sep 1890-10 Mar 1967. Born in Thomas County, GA to George Wesley and Carolina Clark Hadley. He and Otha Bell Allen had 3 children. Married Bessie Elizabeth Burns on 26 Oct 1956 (they had 12 children).
  • Bertha Mae Washington Anglin (8 KB)
    Born 22 Sep 1924 in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Lillie Mae Russell Washington. Photo: New York, 1949.
  • William Andrew Russell (10 KB)
    Son of Robert R. and Mary Etta Huggins Russell.
  • Josephine Washington Clark Dye (11 KB)
    19 Sep 1926-24 Jan 1997. Born in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Lillie Mae Russell Washington.
  • Robert Lewis (8 KB)
    10 Nov 1910-Dec 1977. Son of Alonzo and Josephine Russell Lewis, Sr.
  • Lula Bell Washington Davis (9 KB)
    Born on 12 Jul 1933 in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Lillie Mae Russell Washington.
  • Sarah Frances Washington Harvey (10 KB)
    4 Dec 1928-20 Sep 1984. Born in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Lillie Mae Russell Washington.
  • James Curtis Adams (12 KB)
    Born 31 May 1948. Son of James Ross Adams and Clara Mae Jackson.
  • Lillie Mae Washington White (8 KB)
    Born on 13 Dec 1930 in Thomas County, GA to Joseph Mack and Lillie Mae Russell Washington. Photo: 1949.
  • Joe Ann Harvey Wood (7 KB)
    Born 23 Nov 1950 in Thomas County, GA to Frank and Sarah Frances Washington Harvey, Sr. Photo: Brooklyn, NY, 1970.
  • Beverly Ann Adams and Family (19 KB)
    Born 11 Oct 1950. Daughter of James Ross Adams and Clara Mae Jackson. Photo: Khalil Hassan Jackson, Harold Davis Barney (holding Dakotah), Beverly Ann Adams Barney. Photo: 1998.
  • Rev. Roland and Sarah Eloise Washington Johnson (14 KB)
    Sarah: Born 1 Oct 1923 in Duval County, FL to Frank and Katie Wilson Washington, Sr.
  • John Benjamin Hadley (10 KB)
    24 Dec 1853-1884. Born in Baldwin County, Alabama to John and Nellie Johnson Hadley. Killed when the girt of his saddle broke during a horse race and he was thrown against a tree.
  • Clemmon Washington (4 KB)
    18 Sep 1921-27 Oct 1998. Born in Thomas County, GA to Frank and Katie Wilson Washington, Sr.
  • Rev. Daniel Wade (8 KB)
    14 Aug 1911-Sep 1993. Born in Thomas County, GA to Horace and Carrie Nixon Wade.
  • John William Hadley (11 KB)
    b: 13 Feb 1951 in New York, NY to William Moore and Wilma Funchess Hadley. Photo: 1971.
  • Capt. Joshua Hadley (7 KB)
    13 Jul 1753-8 Feb 1830. Born in North Carolina to Thomas and Mary Thompson Hadley.
  • Sophia Starks Wilson and Family (20 KB)
    Five Generations - Top: Ruby Vanover Slaughter, Katie Wilson Washington, Hattie Williams Vanover Mootry Dawkins. Bottom: Cherry Wilson Williams, Merlene Slaughter, Charles Slaughter, Jr., Sophia Starks Wilson (May 1848-24 Jul 1946). Photo: ca. 1940.
  • Jannie Lee Brevard Knapp (21 KB)
    b: 8 Oct 1922 in Thomas County, GA. Parents: Alfred and Lillie Plummer Brevard, Sr. Photo: ca. 1955.
  • Malinda Hadley (8 KB)
    ca. 1910-unk. Born in Thomas County, GA to Thomas T. and Susie Thompson Hadley, Sr.
  • Carter and Mamie Ida Kearse Brevard (12 KB)
    Carter: Mar 1863-17 Apr 1929. Born in Greenville, SC to Alfred Brevard (slave owner) and Louisa Bynum (slave). Mamie: Jan 1878-24 Aug 1933. Born in Georgia to Sam Gatlin and Emma Kearse.
  • Thomas T. Hadley, Jr. (11 KB)
    1912-unk. Born in Thomas County, GA to Thomas T. and Susie Thompson Hadley, Sr.
  • Alfred Brevard, Sr. (17 KB)
    4 Feb 1897-9 Jul 1977. Born in Thomas County, GA to Carter and Mamie Ida Kearse Brevard.
  • Mamie Ida Kearse Brevard & Son, Alfred (16 KB)
    Mamie with her first born child, Alfred, who was born 4 Feb 1897. Photo: ca. 1898.
 

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