Abner Harrison Woodyard was born in White Gate, Virginia, November 11, 1870.  He married Emily Victoria Dulaney, June 5, 1895.  He had a sister, Mary, who died at an early age.


His brother, Dr. S.W. Woodyard, was a prominent physician at Greenville, Tenn.


He attended Military Academy at Glade Springs, Virginia, and William and Mary College at Williamsburg, Virginia.  He moved to Athens, Georgia in 1913 to practice law.  His office was on Lumpkin Street.  He moved to Rising Fawn, Georgia, December 1920, and practiced law in Dade County.  His office was located at Trenton on the corner of what is known as Church Street.  In 1922, he built a law office at Rising Fawn.


When Mr. Alex Hale, who was postmaster at Rising Fawn died in 1923, he was appointed postmaster.  The post office was in front of the building and his law office was in the back.  He served as postmaster until his death March 1, 1932.  Mrs. Woodyard died October 29, 1936.


He and Mrs. Woodyard had six children, Seth (deceased), who married Alice Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia, they had 8 children, Robert, Herbert, Walter, Grace, Howell, Lillian, Douglas and Faye.


Owen, married Gertrude Gravitt of Birmingham, Alabama; children, Owen, Jr., Frank, Lawrence (deceased) and Charles.


Ruth (deceased) who married John Hale of Rising Fawn, they had one daughter, Margaret.


Quinton, who married Rosa Lee Leak (deceased) of Knoxville, Tennessee; one daughter, Barbara Sue.


Virginia, who married Ray Smith of Rising Fawn, no children.  (Used by permission HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)

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