Dixie Annie Jarratt Haygood
Inscription and Notes:
a.k.a. Annie Abbott, 'The Little Georgia Magnet'.
m. Charles Haygood Apr. 28, 1878, per marr. records. Death date per death certificate.
Photo shows three men trying, unsuccessfully, to force a billiard cue down
to the ground, while she is able to prevent them from doing it by the mere touch
of her hand.
Her grave remained unmarked until October, 2001, when contributions from family and friends enabled a headstone to be placed on the grave.
Biirth date per passport record. Obituary from the Union Recorder:
MRS. DIXIE HAYGOOD 'LITTLE GA. MAGNET' DIED IN MACON
(Page 1 of Union Recorder, November 23, 1915) "Following an illness of four years, Mrs. D. A. Haygood, aged 54 years, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at her home 877 Orange street, Macon, Ga. She was survived by one son, F. H. Haygood, of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. H. W. Bass and Mrs. W. A. Connell, of New York. Mrs. Haygood was born in Baldwin county. She has been a resident of Macon for the past three years. She was the widow of the late Chas Haygood. Funeral services were held at 12 o'clock Monday at the chapel of Hart's Undertaking company. The remains were brought to Milledgeville at 1 o'clock for interment. Mrs. Haygood, as the little Georgia magnet achieved a reputation as a spiritualist which not only made her well known in this country, but in many of the European nations. She appeared before the crown heads of Europe where she demonstrated her supernatural powers."
From her obituary in the Macon Telegraph: "She appeared before virtually all the royal houses of the world during the past fifteen years."
It is said that Dixie Jarratt Haygood, whose stage name was Annie Abbott, had a strange "power." She could lift 4 men on a chair by simply touching the chair. She could stand upon one foot and resist the united efforts of four strong men to move her. She could lift men into mid-air by placing her open hands upon their heads. She is believed to have performed for the Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria, the Czar of Russia, and other royalty of Europe.
A book written by Hugh T. Harrington and Susan J. Harrington about Annie Abbott (Dixie Haygood) was published in 2010. Please see the website AnnieAbbott.com or e-mail them at webmaster@NOSPAM.friendsofcems.org (remove NOSPAM. before sending your email) if you are interested in Annie Abbott (Dixie Haygood).