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Early History of Jackson County, Georgia

THE EARLY HISTORY OF

JACKSON- COUNTY

GEORGIA

"The Writings of the Late G. J. N. Wilson, embracing some of the Early

History of Jackson County."

THE FIRST SETTLERS, 1784

FORMATION AND BOUNDARIES TO THE PRESENT TIME

RECORDS OF THE TALASEE COLONY

STRUGGLES OF THE COLONIES OF

YAM ACUTAH, GROANING ROCK, FORTYARGO,

STONETHROW AND THOMOCOGGAN

Given in Narrative Style without Burdening the Readerwith Dates Hard to Remember

By G. J. N. WILSON

With Supplement giving a list of Officers of the County, 1796 to 1914

Judges of the Inferior Court Jackson County's Part in the Civil War

Confederate Veterans in the County

Representatives and Senators from Jackson, 1799 to 1914

And Some Strange Records by EditorW. E. WHITE 1914

CONTENTS.

SECTION I.

Introduction.

I. Formation, Boundaries, etc . . .

II. The Country, its Inhabitants, Forests, Streams and Birds

III. Animals, Together with some Incidents Relating toThem-The Mysterious Wog .

SECTION II.

THE TALASEE COLONY.

I. First Settlers from Effingham County

II. Johnson Josiah Strong Makes a Discovery

III. The White Ladies Visit Adabor

IV. The Identity of Banna Mar de Vedo is Found Out .

V. The Cherokee Spy

VI. A Number of New Emigrants Arrive

VII. The Visit to Yamacutah and Return

VIII. The Draper and Modin Families at Snodon IX. The Visit to Nodoroc

X. Trouble at Snodon and the Arrival of More Emigrants

XI. The Cold Winter and a Visit by Governor Matthews.

The Organization for Mutual Protection

SECTION III.

YAMACIJTAH.

I. First Settlers at Tumbling Shoals and Related Incidents

SECTION IV.

THE OLD-TIME LOGROLLING.

I. The Log is Rolled

II. The Dance at Dunson's and Preaching at the School House

III. Brantly Carries His Bride to Jefferson

IV. Gabe Nash Spells "Tizic"

SECTION V

CELL No. 21.

I. The "A" Family

II. Sidney York is Arrested

III. York is Found Guilty-Coatney's Confession

SECTION VI.THE HUT OWL IN BORROWED FEATHERS.I. The Reading of the Poem Opens Their Eyes SECTION VII.

THE REBEL GIRL

I. The Search for the Rebel .

II. The Girl in the Hollow Tree .

III. A Cousin is Discovered

IV. The Rebel Girl is Carried Home

SUPPLEMENT.

Public School Officers of Jackson County

Harmony Grove Female Academy, 1824

Commissioners Roads and Revenues

Sheriffs .

Coroners

Ordinaries

Deputy Sheriffs

Clerks Inferior Court

Tax Receivers

Treasurers

Surveyors

Tax Collectors-

Clerks Superior Court .

Justices of the Peace, Notaries Public, and Constables in 1914

Some Queer Things Culled from Court Records

Index:

Aaron, Abner, Adair, Adams, Addington, Akin, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Alston, Amercides, Anaxicorn, Anderson, Anglin, Anthony, Appleby, Archer, Armstrong, Arnold, Arthur, Asbury, Ash, Atkins, Atwater, Austin, Axter, Ayers, Bacon, Bailey, Baily, Baird, Ballard, Banks, Bankston, Banna, Barnes, Barnett, Barnum, Barr, Barrett, Barron, Barrow, Batchelor, Bates, Baugh, Bean, Beard, Beasley, Beasly, Belknap, Bell, Benedict, Benge, Bennett, Benning, Benton, Berry, Best, Betts, Bingham, Black, Blackburn, Blankinship, Boggs, Bohannon, Bolden, Bolton, Bone, Bonoaguartah, Booth, Borders, Bowden, Bowen, Bowles, Bowls, Bowman, Boyce, Boyd, Boyle, Bradberry, Bradbury, Bradley, Bradshaw, Brand, Brantly, Braselton, Bratcher, Bray, Brewer, Bridges, Bridgewater, Brock, Brooks, Brown, Bruce, Bryan, Bryant, Bulloch, Burgar, Burns, Burson, Bush, Butler, Byrd, Callahan, Camp, Campbell, Campton, Camsby, Candler, Cantrell, Carethers, Carithers, Carlisle, Carnes, Carr, Carrol, Carson, Carter, Cash, Casper, Cass, Catlett, Cato, Cauthorn, Chambers, Chandler, Chaplain, Chatham, Chatman, Cheek, Cheely, Chestnut, Clack, Clanton, Clark, Clarke, Clayton, Cleghorn, Clements, Clotfelter, Clover, Coatney, Cobb, Cochran, Cofer, Coffer, Cohen, Coker, Coleman, Collier, Collins, Colquitt, Cone, Cook, Cooley, Cooper, Copeland, Cornwallis, Cosby, Cowan, Cowen, Cox, Cramer, Crawford, Crisler, Crockett, Cromwell, Cronic, CROOK, Cruse, Culberson, Culbertson, Culpepper, Cummins, Cunningham, Dadisman, Dailey, Daily, Dale, Daley, Dalton, Dameron, Damons, Damron, Daniel, Davenport, David, Davidson, Davis, Dawson, Daxator, Day, Deadwyler, Deaton, DeLaperriere, Delay, Densmore, Depriest, Deveral, Dickson, Dimple, Dixon, Dobbs, Doss, Doster, Dougherty, Dovale, Dow, Dowdy, Draper, Duke, Duncan, Dunnahoo, Dunson, Durham, Durran, Eads, Easley, East, Eberhart, Edgar, Edwards, Elancydyne, Elbert, Elder, Ellison, Elota, ELROD, Elsberry, Elsbury, Elslery, Eltomura, Eltrovadyne, Emory, Erwin, Esco, Espey, Estes, Etohautee, Eustice, Evans, Farmer, Farr, Ferguson, Few, Fields, Finch, Flanigan, Flannigan, Fleeman, Flournoy, Foster, Fowler, Franklin, Freeman, Fulcher, Gailey, Gant, Garner, Garrett, Garrison, Gates, Gathright, Gee, Gentry, Gholston, Giddens, Gilbert, Giles, Gilleland, Gillespie, Gilmer, Glenn, Gober, Gohlston, Goode, Goodin, Gore, Gossett, Graves, Greenway, Greeson, Gresham, Grier, Griffeth, Groves, Grow, Guffin, GUMER, Gunnin, Gunter, Guthrie, Gwinn, Gwinnett, Hailes, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Hampton, Hancock, Hard, Harden, Hardigree, Hardman, Hardy, Harmon, Harper, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Hartley, Harvil, Harvill, Harwell, Hawkins, Hawks, Hay, Hayes, Haynie, Head, Heard, Heart, Helton, Henderson, Hendrix, Henry, Herndon, Herrin, Herrington, Hewit, Hewitt, Highfiell, Highfill, Highland, Hill, Hinton, Hiram, Holden, Holder, Holland, Holliday, Holliway, Holmes, Hoochlechoopah, Hoochleohoopah, Hood, Hoopaugh, Hoopaw, Hooppan, Hopkins, Hopson, Horton, Hosch, House, Howard, Howen, Howington, Huanaco, Hubbard, Hudgins, Hudson, Hughey, Hull, Human, Humphrey, Humphries, Hunter, Hutchens, Hutchins, Hyde, Ingram, Inomatawtunsigna, Inomatuhata, Irwin, Ivey, Ivy, Jacks, Jackson, Jarrett, Jefferson, Jennings, Jentry, Jett, Jewell, Jillico, Johns, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Justice, Kelley, Kenney, Kenningham, Kent, Kerbo, Key, Kidd, Kilgoor, Kilgore, Kilough, Kinerly, King, King., Kinily, Kinnerly, Kinney, Kirbo, Kirkpatrick, Knight, Knox, Lackey, Lafayette, Lahgoon, Lamar, Lampkin, Lancaster, Lane, Langworth, Lanier, Lapsidali, Lasears, Latimer, Lavender, Lawton, Lay, LeCain, Ledbetter, Ledford, Lee, Leechman, LeMaster, Lemmons, Lessieur, Liddell, Lindsey, Link, Linn, Linsey, Linton, Lipscomb, Little, Loggins, Long, LORD, Lott, Lovin, Lowery, Lowry, Luke, Lutro, Lyddell, Lyle, Maddox, Madkiff, Mahaffy, Major, MALEY, Malone, Mangum, Manly, Mann, Manus, Marbury, Marchance, Marcum, Marler, Marlow, MARTIN, Mason, Mathews, Matkeif, Matthews, Mauldin, Maxey, Mayes, Mays, McCann, McCarty, McCleskey, McClesky, McCulloch, McCune, McCurry, McCutchen, McDaniel, McDanold, McDonald, McElhannon, McElroy, McEntyre, McEver, McGarity, McGillivray, McGinnis, McGinty, McGowen, McIntosh, McKeon, McKinney, McLester, McMillan, McPharse, McRee, Meeks, Meigs, Mera, Merk, Merriwether, Michael, Middlebrooks, Middleton, Midlock, Miller, Millican, Milligan, Mills, Millsaps, Milton, Minish, Mino, Mintz, Mise, Mispenthe, Mitchell, Mobley, Montgomery, Moomaugh, Moon, Mooney, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Mosley, Motes, Moulder, Murphey, Murphy, Murray, Nabors, Nash, Neal, Nelson, Nenathemahola, Nere Nara, Newman, Newton, Niblack, Nichols, Nicholson, Nickelson, Nix, Nixon, Norman, North, Notha Neva, Nowell, Nunn, Nyrulyn, Okelley, Okolegee, Oliver, Onomaco, Orr, Osburn, Oshields, Owen, Pace, Page, Palmer, Parham, Park, Parks, Parr, Party, Patman, Patrick, Patton, Pendergrass, Pendleton, Pentecost, Perkins, Perry, Pettyjohn, Pharr, Phillips, Pickelsimon, Pierce, Pike, Pinson, Pitman, Pittman, Pollard, Pool, Poole, Porter, Potter, Potts, Preston, Price, Pruit, Quails, Quarterman, Queen, Quillian, Rabun, Ragsdale, Rainey, Ramppy, Ramsey, Randolph, Ranson, Rawson, Ray, Reed, Reeves, Reid, Reinhardt, Reynolds, Rhea, Rhodes, Rick, Riden, Riley, Ripley, Roads, Roberson, Roberts, Robertson, Rodgers, Rogers, Rooks, Rose, ROSS, Rouse, Rowdin, Russell, Ryley, Sailers, Sailors, Sanders, Sanford, Saunders, Scott, Scupeen, Seaborn, Seay, Segars, Sell, Sells, Seymore, Shackelford, Shaddon, Shankle, Shannon, Sharp, Shaw, Shay, Sherman, Shield, Shields, Shirley, Shockley, Shore, Sikes, Silman, Simmons, Simpkins, Sims, Singleton, Sisk, Sisson, Skates, Slaton, Smith, Smithwick, Sorrow, Sparks, Spence, Spencer, Sprewell, Stanley, Stanton, Stapler, Stark, Starnes, Starr, Statham, Stebbins, Steed, Stephens, Stevens, Stewart, Stinson, Stockton, Stokes, Stone, Stonum, Story, Stover, Strange, Straynge, Streetman, Strickland, Stringer, Strong, Strother, Suddeth, Swetman, Talitchiechee, Talitchlechee, Tata, Tata Nyxter, Tate, Tatnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrill, Tethlemaco, Therrauld, Thespe, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Thurmond, Tiller, Tillman, Tinsley, Titshaw, Todd, Tolbert, Toney, Traylor,, Treadwell, Trent, Trout, Turk, TURNER, Twitty, Tyler, Umausauga, Underwood, Upson, Urocasca, Vandiford, Vandiver, Varnum, Vaughn, Veal, Venable, Vermillion, Vincent, Virmillion, Voiles, Waddell, Wadkins, Wages, Wagnon, Walker, Wall, Wallace, Wallis, Walls, Walton, Ward, Warren, Wash, Waters, Watkins, Watson, Watt, Watts, Wayne, Weaver, Webb, Weir, Welborn, Welchel, Wesley, Wheeler, Whelehel, WHITE, Whitehead, Whitmire, Whitworth, Wier, Wilbanks, Wiley, Wilhite, Wilkes, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Wilson, Winburn, Wingfield, Winn, Winters, Witt, Wokolog, Wood, Worsham, Wright, Yarbrough, Yeargan, Yearwood, Yetha, York, Young, Yrtyrmyrmyrmysco,