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Lamkin of Northumberland County, Virginia, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Columbia County, GeorgiaHunnicutt of Coweta County

Hunnicutt HydeJohn Atkinson Hunnicutt, M. D.John Atkinson Hunnicutt, M. D. was born 16 Sept 1838 in Coweta County, Georgia. He was a graduate of Madison College in Sharon, Mississippi in 1860. During the War Between the States, he served as a private in the GA Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia from 1861-1865. After the war he was a physician and surgeon in Coweta County from 1866 to 1870, later becoming president of Athens Ry. and Electric Co., Athens Gas Co., Athens Oil Mill, Bank of the University, Athens Savings Bank; and was director of the Northeastern R. R. and Southern Mutual Insurance Company. He was married to Mary Lewis in 1870. Issue: * Martha Atkinson Hunnicutt married Rev. Cyprian P. Wilcox. * Lucy Edwin Hunnicutt, born 1874, married Emmett J. Bailey. * Coloonel Deupree Hunnicutt, born 1878, married Gabriella Lanier. * Mary Eleanor Deupree Hunnicutt, born 10 Feb 1880 Athens. * Sarah Elizabeth Hunnicutt. * Eleanor Francina Hunnicutt married Colonel Isaac Stiles Hopkins. * Dr. John Atkinson Hunnicutt, Jr. * Nellie Grattan Hunnicutt, born 1893, married Charels Gates Eckford.

Connally of Atlanta

Elijah Lewis Connally Dr. Elijah Lewis Connally was born 1837. He was married on 15 April 1874 to Mary Virginia Brown (born 1850). Their homestead was The Homestead in Atlanta, Georgia. Their children were: Joseph Brown; Mary Temperance; Elizabeth Grisham; Thomas Whipple; Sally Brown and Frances Connally.

General Nathaniel Greene of Rhode Island and Georgia

Nathaniel Green Nathaniel Greene, Major-General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary, was b. at Potowomut in Warwick, Rhode Island on 7 Aug 1742 and d. 19 June 1786. was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. He was the son of a Quaker farmer and smith. In 1770, Greene moved to Coventry, Rhode Island, to take charge of the family-owned forge (foundry), shortly prior to his father's death. There, he was the first to urge the establishment of a public school and in the same year he was chosen as a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly, to which he was re-elected in 1771, 1772 and 1775. It is debatable that he was a member of the General Assembly since there is no mention of his participation in his personal papers and because there were several of his contemporaries with the same name from Rhode Island. He sympathized strongly with the Whig, or Patriot, element among the colonists. In 1774, he was married to Catherine Littlefield Greene of Block Island. At this time, marriage to a non-Quaker was grounds for expulsion. North and South Carolina and Georgia voted Greene liberal grants of lands and money, including an estate called Boone's Barony, south of Edisto in Bamberg Co., S. C. He sold this home to meet bills for the rations of his Southern army. After twice refusing the post of Secretary of War, Greene settled in 1785 on his Georgia estate, Mulberry Grove, 14 miles above Savannah where he died on 19 June 1786, of sunstroke. More on the Greene Genealogy

Faver of Meriwether County

Alexander FaverAlexander Hall Faver was born 1871 in Meriwether County and was married to Florida Dykes on 5/30/1899. He was a son of Alexander Columbus Faver, born 1844-1920, whose LWT was dated 1920 in Meriwether County and named his children. Subscribers of Georgia Pioneers can see the full genealogy of the Favor Family.

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Chambliss of Monroe County

Joel ChamblissJoel Chambliss Joel Edgar Chambliss was born on 20 Nov 1850 in Bolingbroke, Monroe Co., Georgia. He descends from the Chambliss family of Prince George County, Virginia who came from England ca 1630. Joel was buried in May 1918 in Smith Cemetery, Brent, Monroe Co., Georgia. He died on 21 May 1918 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Joel Edgar Chambliss resided at Bolingbroke, a small community in Monroe Co. At the turn of the century he removed his family to Atlanta. In the summertime, he and his wife would take the children to his wife's parents plantation in Monroe Co., located at Brent, near Forsyth. They are both buried at the old Smith Family Cemetery at Brent. The plantation house on this site was torn down about 1930 and is now being used as farmland. The old Davis Smith house was a typical two story structure with square columns supporting the front porch. A lane of cedar trees led a path to the house. Subscribers of Georgia Pioneers can see the full genealogy of the Chambliss Family of Virginia (traced to ca 1630).

John Graham Esq. of Georgia

On August 19, 1783, the Assembly of the State of Georgia passed an Act of Attainder, Banishments and Confistication that confiscated the property of all known Loyalists and banished them from the state. Most Loyalists fled to the British province of East Florida and from there to England. Some of them went to the British occupied islands in the Caribbean, primarily the Bahamas. Notice of the Act was published in the Georgia Gazette and listed 225 names. The list included the last Royal Governor of Georgia, Sir James Wright, Lt. Gov. John Graham, and members of their council along with all other officials of the displaced government. Graham owned Mulberry Grove, a Savannah plantation having over 25,000 acres. In early Colonial days mulberry trees were cultivated on Mulberry Grove for use in Georgia`s silk industry. Later it became one of the leading rice plantations of Georgia. At the end of the Revolution the confiscated plantation was granted by the State of Georgia to major General Nathanael Greene was a reward for his military services.A slave inventory belonging to Loyalists John Graham, Esq. was discovered in the Great Britain Public Record Office (1774-1787) and lists some 254 names. A photocopy of it is available to members of, in the Chatham County Records. Also, a sketch of Hon. Graham is available under Colonial Records, Biographical Sketches. Members of Georgia Pioneers can view a full biography of the Colonial Graham family.

Button Gwinnett of Georgia

Button GwinnettButton Gwinnett Everyone knows the story of the famous 1777 dual of Button Gwinnett and Lachlan McIntosh in the streets of Savannah. Gwinnett died of wounds three or four days later. But what happened to the family afterwards? I found the Last Will and Testament of Ann Gwinnett, widow of Button, which was filed 1785 in the Court of Canterbury. It explains who she was and some petty details about the family. Button Gwinnett was married to Ann Bourn, the daughter of Aron and Sarah Bourn of Wolverhampton of Staffordshire. Apparently there was some sort of family quarrel with one, David Jones of Wales, because Ann made a Last Will and Testament dated 1770 which left her pew at the Canterbury Church to her mother if she did not allow David Jones to sit there. She later added a codicil which left all of the estate to her daughter, Ann Belin, the wife of Peter Belin, stipulating that Peter was to have no portion of it. Actually, the estate must have been probated in Savannah granting Peter Berlin Letters of Administration in 1785 according to the copy filed in the Perogative Court of Canterbury, but I have not found this estate in Savannah. A notation in the will states that Ann was of the province of Georgia in Charles Towne. We all know that Charles Towne was in South Carolina; this is probably a (Welsh) mistake. The Gwinnett family history and a copy of Ann Gwinnett's will is available under Chatham County Court Records to members of Georgia Pioneers

McCleskey from Virginia to Georgia

McCleskeyThe McCleskeys number among those Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from Ulster, Ireland who came to America seeking religious liberty. They settled first in Pennsylvania but by 1740 James McCleskey along with several thousand others removed to Augusta County, Virginia. From there, he removed to Abbeville, South Carolina where his son, David Henderson McCleskey was born. David went first to Hall County, Georgia, but died in Alabama.The McCleskey genealogy is available to members of Georgia Pioneers and includes the family file of a Texas ancestor, now deceased.


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