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Buffington of Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia

The Buffington and Few Families intermarried and were well-known in Pennsylvania. Joseph Buffington, the son of Richard and Phoebe Buffington, was born 1737 in Pennsylvania and died 1796 in South Carolina. After Joseph's marriage to Mary Few, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Few of Pennsylvania, they removed to Chester County, Virginia where their first child was born. Later, they settled in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on Fairforest Creek.The Buffington and New Bibles are available to members of South Carolina

Carlisle of Georgia and Alabama

Green Whatley Carlisle was born 16 March 1810 in Morgan County, Georgia and died 4 June 1882 in Brundidge, Alabama. He was married on 19 July 1832 in LaGrange, Georgia to Mary Elizabeth Leverett. Alabama. He was a farmer, owning land in Brundidge and was buried on his homeplace. Mary Elizabeth Leverett was born 15 October 1816 in Putnam County, Georgia and died 12 May 1887 in Brundidge, Alabama. She was a daughter of Rev. Thomas Leverett and Mary G. Griffin, her father being a baptist minister and a soldier of the Revolutionary War. Rev. Thomas Leverett was a son of William Leverett and his wife, Bridget, who emigrated from England to Wilkes County, Georgia. Deeds and other records of this family are found in Davidson's 2 volume set of Wilkes County, Georgia. Also the genealogy of the Leverett family and the Carlisle family is found, under Genealogies to members of Georgia Pioneers

Eidson of DeKalb County, Georgia

William EidsonWilliam J. Eidson was the first mayor of Chamblee, Georgia. He was born in the year of 1858 and resided with his family in DeKalb County in the Shallow Ford and Cross Keyes District, which ultimately became known as Chamblee, more specifically Chamblee-Shallowford Road area. He was the son of Jefferson Eidson, a laborer (born 1822 in Georgia) and his wife, Sintha H. (born 1825). Other children in the family were: Harriett, Laura M., and John A. Eidson.

Donelson from Virginia and Tennessee
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John DonelsonJohn Donelson, born 1715, was the son of Catherine Davies and Patrick Donelson and emigrated with his parents from London to Pittsylvania County, Virginia where he was married. He served as a lieutenant-colonel in 1775 during the American Revolution. His life was filled with adventure, and in 1780 went to Fort Patrick Henry on the Holston River to the French Lick on the Cumberland, a place where Nashville now stands. He was a surveyor and was killed by Indians in 1785.The Donelson coat of arms was registered in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1312. For more information on this family, see the Folder Collection at Georgia Pioneers

Daniel Families in Europe and America

Early History of the Daniel and Daniels Families in Europe and America by Henry Dudley Teetor, M. A. (1920) has been added to It was discovered in the folder collection of the Georgia State Archives. As with most family histories, only a few copies are printed and then they seem to disappear from history. That is why this is a great find! The family name begins with Robert Danyell who departed from Scotland in 1685 and continues on with David Daniels (born 1699) whose descendants went to Medway, Massachusetts.

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Pound of Virginia and Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin

Sylvester Pound descends from a family which resided in both Richmond and Orange Counties, Virginia and migrated to Greene, Jackson and finally Gwinnett Counties, Georgia. He was born 1842 in Gwinnett County, Georgia and died 1926 in Stone Mountain. He was married on 8 June 1865 in DeKalb County, Georgia to Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale. They settled in Chamblee, which was the old Cross Keys District of DeKalb County as evidenced by the 1880 Census. The first home of Sylvester was blown down by a cyclone. The second home was built by neighbors and friends. They had seven or more children. Sylvester was the son of Richard Davis Pounds who died 1888 in Gwinnett County, buried in the Pounds Cemetery in Tucker, Georgia.Sylvester Pounds 1842-1926. Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale PoundsFor more information on this family, Georgia Pioneers

Hyde Family of Chamblee, Georgia

Oscar HydeOscar Hyde Oscar Hyde was born 1878 in Dawsonville, Georgia. He was the son of William J. and Tabitha Hyde. Oscar removed to Chamblee, Georgia before 1907 where he served as mayor. Here Oscar is featured with his children, Marian and Marvin. Oscar's father was born 1845 in South Carolina and was a minister, married twice, the second time to Mrs. Tabitha Mabry, who is the mother of Oscar. Tabitha brought with her to the marriage her son, Seaborn Mabry. Tabitha was also the mother of Oscar's sister, Martha A. Hyde (born 1876). Oscar had a daughter, Edna, who was married to Gene Carroll, Jr. of Chamblee.

Prominent Connecticut Family in Georgia

At first glance, it appears that David Hillhouse of Wilkes County was a wealthy landowner in Georgia, having acquired great tracts of land in Wilkes, Elbert and Jackson Counties, along the Oconee River. But he was also in the iron business, having a furnace and forge on the Oconee River. In 1789 he furnished over 20,000 rations to the soldiers stationed at Rock Landing on the river while an Indian treaty was being negotiated by the US Government. For more details, see the Hillhouse genealogy at Georgia Pioneers

Dobbs of Dekalb, Newton Counties, Georgia

DobbsThe Dobbs family established its roots in DeKalb County, near Wesley Chapel Road. They were all buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Nelson Dobbs (1816-1894) and his wife, Sarah A. (1815-1901) first settled the area. For more information on this family, see the Folder Collection at Georgia Pioneers


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