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Re: John CONN, May Farmer Conn Wood, E. Pierce Wood
Posted by: J. L. Sibley Jennings, Jr. (ID *****4654) Date: December 09, 2004 at 14:01:59
In Reply to: John CONN, May Farmer Conn Wood, E. Pierce Wood by John E. Adams of 473

John Conn's name rings a bell. The Conn's, among other things, were bankers in Milledgeville. They had one of the three principal banks in the town. There were two Conn houses as I remember. One was a ca. 1810-20 tavern (early hotel) converted to a fine but eccentric columned Greek Revival residence. For some reason I think that might have been the John Conn residence, but am not absolutely certain of that. It is now a law firm. The other Conn house of my childhood was a fine 1910's-20's at the corner of Montgomery and Clark Streets, which is now a fraternity house. I think that was the Otto Conn house, and young Otto Conn may still be alive. His older brother was an industrialist, who, as I remember was the director of the project that constructed the largest mill in history to be fabricated in Japan and then floated across the Pacific around the tip of S. America and then dragged up the Amazon in Brazil. I think that he may still be alive, but lives in New England. My uncle, Dr. Erwin R. Jennings, surgeon in Brunswick, Georgia, may know how to contact him -- in fact, he may remember John Conn. Suggest you contact him. He was a young surgeon in WWII. If I can be of any other help, let me know. jlsj@dmv.com.


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