Just looking today at ths site, having recently acquired a Nunnally Candy Box (wooden) from approx. 1926.I do not know I have info re founder of that candy company correct, but here is what I think it is:Isaac Barrett (my gr gr gr gr grandfather) married first wife and she died about 1806 - they had a girl and a boy, from which line I descend.Isaac remarried Nancy Goolsby Glenn of Elbert Co, GA.They had three children, one of whom was Dr. J.H.M. Barrett, who married an Allen.Dr. Barrett & wife were still in Elbert Co GA in 1850 but they moved to Spalding County, near Griffin, GA. They had a daughter name "Ollie Ophelia" or sometime similar (not definite).She married AARON DICKSON NUNNALLY, son of Dr. Josiah Nunnally.Aaron D. Nunnally died in 1874 while Mayor of the City of Griffin (he and wife both buried Oak Hill Cemetery that city).According to a Nunnally historian this couple had the following children (not in order of birth?):M. E. Nunnally (a girl born 1855), James Hilliard Nunnally (born 1859 died 1938), William Nunnally (born 1862) and Aaron Dixie Nunnally (born 1856 died 1914 Trinidad, CO.).
JAMES HILLIARD NUNNALLY was the founder of the Nunnally Candy Company.He married CORA WINSHIP (a cousin of the Coca Cola Woodruffs); they had one child, WINSHIP NUNNALLY. "The candy company was very successful and when teamed with the Coca Cola soda fountains, made even more money; son Winship wisely invested his father's money and became a multi-millionaire.Apparently in his later years, James Hilliard Nunnally became somewhat of a "society seeker" and spent his money well in Atlanta, Palm Beach,FL, and other exciting places.The son, Winship, did not approve of his father's galavanting but Winship was married six times and had ten children.James Hilliard and Cora Nunnally and their son, Winship, are buried at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, Block 5, Lots 247 and 247A."
I am told James Hilliard Nunnally at one time served as President of the prestigious Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, GA.
William Nunnally (James' brother) was arrested for the beating murder of their grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. J.H.M. Barrett near Vaughn, GA (then called Creswell) in 1892.He and a couple of others were aquitted and the case to this day is unsolved.I have no idea what happened to William W. Nunnally following the trial.