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Re: Matthew McDonald
Posted by: George Damon Nolin (ID *****0548) Date: March 12, 2004 at 15:05:28
In Reply to: Matthew McDonald by Lynne Hicks of 664

Lynne,

I find a mention of a Matthew McDonald on page 193 of "History of Lumpkin County for the First Hundred Years".
The book gives an excerpt of an article that was said to have been printed in the Methodist Advocate, September, 1870, and later published in the Signal of June 19, 1875. The article is said to have been written by Rev. Joseph McKee who was said to have discovered the "healing powers" of Porter Springs around 1868 and gives stories of people who were supposed to have been healed after drinking water from Porter Springs:
"Matthew McDonald was afflicted with a dreadful headache for seven or eight years past, supposed to have grown out of a deranged state of the stomach and liver. He says he has been perfectly cured by drinking the water, that he has not had the slightest vestige of a headache for the last six months."

I don't know if this is your Matthew McDonald or not, but the time and place are right.

Janice Nolin




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