April 9, 1873
DEATH – Mr. Jonathan G. Nelms, an old resident and much respected citizen died at his home in this county on Saturday evening last. Mr. Nelms was Sheriff of this county for thirteen years, and had many warm friends. He was buried on last Monday with Masonic honors.
[Note: Jonathan G. Nelms was Sheriff of Elbert County in 1860 and served
in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry Bttn. State Troops in Atlanta Campaign.]