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George Milford Willett was born in Milford, New Jersey, on November 4, 1817, and called to Savannah, Georgia in 1836. He married a native Savannahian, Maria Barthelmiess, in 1839 and the couple eventually had five children:these were Ella lob., Laura, Georgia, George H. Willett, Jr., and Emma Florence. At various times during his life, George worked as a carpenter, brick maker,

and railroad conductor. He spent a great deal of time involved in various business transactions or court cases which were related to his occupations, George N, Willett died from paralysis of the heart on October 25, :t890, at the age of 73.

Publication Date

Summer 1979

George Milford Willett