Georgia Genealogy & History
Editor: Jeannette Holland Austin
Volume No. 2 Issue No. 8 August 2006
Georgia Genealogy Research in 2006 to New Subscribers of www.georgiapioneers.com
Battle of Brier Creek, March 3, 1779.
Creek, Lieutenant Colonel James Mark Prevost managed to route the Americans at
Briar Creek. This meant that the lower
part of the State had returned to British rule.
Campbell now proceeded to name Colonel Prevost
as the acting governor until Sir James Wright could safely return to Georgia.
Collins enlisted as a substitute for Pvt. Moses Kemp and joined Capt. Thomas
Barron and his regiment in the march to Brier Creek where they joined the army
of General Ashe. After the skirmish, he remained there until March 17th
when Daniel McIntire hired him to take his place in the North Carolina Militia
for three months. Pvt. James Larimore, also serving under General Ashe, was
wounded was wounded in the right arm and right side during the skirmish. Also,
his arm was broken. Pvt. John Dunlap who
served under the command of Colonel Archibald Lytle’s Regiment of Infantry, saw
Larimore bleeding and one of his arms hanging down and watched him being placed
into a wagon the next morning without his wounds having been dressed. Present:
Pvt. George White among others.
Bonar Hall, built in 1832 in Madison, Georgia
is a lovely old brick manor house of Georgian architecture surrounded by more
than a hundred acres consisting of a lawn, gardens and orchards.
The grounds include a brick orangery and an
English tea house. The kitchen has two
rooms and is, of course, outside between a paved court
yard which goes to the house. Originally
there were a number of slave cabins which were constructed with timbers soaked
in the nearby millpond for almost a year.
Bonar Hill was built for the bride of Charles Bonar, Lady Catherine Whipps, whom he brought from England.
Hall in Roswell was built in 1842 by Barrington King (1789-1866),
one of the founders of Roswell who removed from
the coastal plains of Darien, Georgia to Cobb County.
The house overlooks the Chattahoochee
River and is listed in
the National Register. The house is
available for viewing. Barrington King was the son of Roswell King who was born 5-3-1765 in Windsor Ct, and died2-15-1848 in the front northeast room of
Barrington Hall in Cobb County,
GA. He was a private in the
Revolutionary War when he was 17 years of age. In 1788, at the age of 23, Roswell settled in Darien.
He was married to Catherine Barrington (1776-1839) on April 14, 1791 San Savilla Bluff of the Altamaha River.
She was the daughter of Col. Josiah Barrington of England,
friend and kinsman of General Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia in 1733. Barrington
was active in local coastal politics in Glynn and McIntosh Counties.
From 1799 to 1802 he was a Judge of the Inferior in McIntosh County.
Probate Images: Forsyth County Will Book
1856-1892; Forsyth County Will Book 1892-1936; Gwinnett County Minute Book A
(1819-1861); Gwinnett County Will Book D (1852-1886).
Civil War Images: Gwinnett
County 1910 Pension Roll
for Soldiers and Widows. (includes regiment, death date, etc.); Indigent Soldier's
Roll, Service Roll of 1910, Disabled or Invalid Soldier's Roll, Widow's Roll
and Widow's of Deceased Soldier's Roll.
Files: These are the files which I am currently
working on. Information is from
subscribers. Burroughs, Crawford, Cunningham, Denson, Dooly, Edwards, Hall,
Hampton, Harris, Hill, Scoggins, Taylor.
AncestorTracer now contains
over 7,000 names. What it does is assist
the genealogist in locating the county of residence for ancestors. If the name is listed here, that means that
there is some data on that person on the Georgia Pioneers website.
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