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Monday, November 12, 2018

Creeks Steal Everything and Drive the Family into Alabama #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Creek Indians Steal Everything and Drive Family into Alabama

Trader's HillGeorgia, Jasper County, Court of Ordinary, July Term of 1823. "Personally appeared before us, Tandy Walker, who, being duly sworn in open court saith that in the year of 1791 and in subsequent years has mentioned the following property was stolen from deponent by the Creek Indians." A 1791 and 1796 claim."Further, Alabama, Dallas County, personally appeared in open court Tandy Walker and saith that in 1791 a party of Indians belonging to the Creek Nation stole horses, etc. and further this deponent saith that he was a citizen of the State of Georgia living near Traders Hill on the St. Marys River at the time; a citizen of Glynn County on the Altamaha River." 20 January 1823. Tandy Walker, when he was named as the executor of the Last Will and Testament of William Walker, stated again that in 1791 Indians stole his property, as well as that of his father, while he was a resident of Georgia living near Traders Hill on the North side of the St. Marys River. 





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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Plantation Journal of Seaborn Hawks #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

The Plantation Journal of Seaborn Hawks

colonial nailsSeaborn Hawks kept a daily journal for his plantation in Jasper County. In addition to an inventory of medicines such as laudanum, he also maintained a list of eight or more paid workers and the amounts. On February 13, 1855 he noted that it was a rainy day and night. On February 17th he nearly finished planting cotton and nine lambs were sheared. That season he also planted corn along the creek field and elsewhere, sending 9 bushes to the mill. It appears that he had about 500 acres of land, also a number of slaves. Records were always kept on the plantation including such items as promissory notes given by neighbors, money borrowed for crops, expenses of equipment and repairs, and so on. The more costly items were exported from England. When buildings were torn down, lumber was stacked in a heap and inventoried. Also, items such as nails and windows. Croppers shipped goods to Augusta, Savannah and Charleston. This journal is available to members of in the Genealogy Vault




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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lowest Rate to Seniors (Genealogy)

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy 

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Wealthiest Planter in Muscogee County #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Wealthiest Planter in Muscogee County

Chattahoochee RiverReverend Charles F. Fisher was one of the wealthiest planters in Muscogee County. His stately plantation was located on the Chattahoochee River 17-1/2 miles from Columbus, Georgia. Unfortunately, it was burned down by order of the local authorities during an epidemic of smallpox. The first record of his owning the land was in 1838. Fisher first came to Washington County where he was listed on the 1820 Census. 





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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Georgians who went to Alabama

Georgians who went to Alabama

covered wagonAfter the Indians were removed from Georgia about 1833, many settlers moved westward into Alabama. Because they were moving westward, to discover their location in Georgia, the genealogist should search the counties of Meriwether, Murray, Chattooga, Haralson, Heard, Troup, Harris, Muscogee and Stewart Counties. Typical first settlements in Alabama were in the counties of Chambers, Limestone, Cherokee and Randolph Counties.



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Monday, October 22, 2018

Think of the Internet as a Genealogy Vault #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Think of the Internet as a Genealogy Vault

vaultThe technology of the Internet moves civilization forward and is a blessing because it is where we discover forgotten members of the family and more about our past. And, it is a place to post important genealogy data. As time moves forward and more people share their family histories, the Internet will contain the most valuable documents on earth. All that we need to do is to continue to share and add our information (no matter how trivial) to lasting websites. Initially at the first onset of the user experience, there was a rush of family group sheets added from computer programs. However, most of those have been taken down. Therefore, it is important that we post our information on more than one website. All over the Nation there are public libraries with a surprising amount of file folders containing family genealogy. I have found that people are still donating some pretty interesting to libraries and archives. Hopefully, the data will be digitized on library websites. Actually, local libraries are beginning to write their own websites and (for now) contains only a small amount downloadable data (usually out-of-date books). How much genealogy will be digitized and preserved on the Internet is a question of budget. We should continue to be supportive with our genealogy donations and attend local libraries. I have personally gathered and preserved a great deal of genealogical data over the years and those books which I published are contained as databases on my genealogy websites, viz: Georgia Pioneers Kentucky Pioneers North Carolina Pioneers South Carolina Pioneers Southeastern Genealogy and Virginia Pioneers 





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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Flaw of the Elizabeth Warren Cherokee Claim

The Flaws of the Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" Claim and DNA Testing

Elizabeth Warren produced some bizarre DNA results of her heritage.  It is very strange that the company which she employed sampled "South America" and not North America where the Cherokees actually reside.  I mean, if you think that you are of Cherokee descent, would you not want that done?  A further question. Is there a DNA company which actually has North American Cherokee samples? 

There were many tribes of North American Indians who, although they were wiped-out by conquering tribes, some members survived by merging. This is the situation as they crossed over into the Western territories of the United States.  In 1903, the Dawes Commission asked for applicants of those persons who thought that they had as much as 1/32nd blood-lineage to apply for free land in Oklahoma.   The key was that their ancestor needed to be listed on one of the Indian Rolls.  A multiplicity of Indian Rolls were kept from 1818 to 1832 by the various tribes.  In other words, they knew the identify of their people.  I get requests to find the marriage of a white man who married an Indian.   It was uncommon for the white man to marry a squaw (mostly found among Indian traders); and if he did, the marriage was not recorded in county records as he was unwelcome among whites. Further, during 1832 and 1833 when the Cherokees were driven out of North Carolina and Georgia, the white traders did not go.  So now, we have over 32,000 applicants, most of whom did not qualify for the Oklahoma land.  I personally read many of the applications and found them vague and full of hearsay.  In other words, they could not prove their lineage in 1903. 

Interestingly, the descendants of these same people (some 39.33 generations later) might want to try a DNA test should a company advertise that they had sampled the Cherokees in North America! 
Meanwhile, the task of searching the Indian Rolls is still advisable.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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