Reverend W.H. Styles, a former state representative, reported in January 1898 that his barn and stable near Walthourville had burned to the ground. He suspected it to be the work of an arsonist. Sheriff Aaron B. Brewer investigated the case and came up with nothing.
From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s) 65; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office