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Monday, April 4, 2016

There is a Road to the Past (video)



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Monday, March 28, 2016

Savannah (video)


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Monday, March 21, 2016

Imagine Savannah's Past !

Riverfront Plaza
 A bit of the old and new as well as an imagination into the past.
Savannah Georgia

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Monday, March 14, 2016

River Street in Savannah

River Street, Savannah

Anyone who has walked down River Street in Savannah is passing over a bed of old colonial cobblestones. Cotton warehouses mostly occupied this district, as crops were exported to England.
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Owens House

Owens house, 124 E. McDonough Street
This house was built in 1861 for Alfred Haywood but referred to today as "the Owens house". Haywood was a successful Savannah businessman and public servant.



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Factor's Walk

Factor's Walk, Savannah
If you were a planted during the 17th and 18th centuries, you needed someone to manage your imports and exports.  A factoring agent bargained for the best prices and shipped plantation goods abroad.  The Savannah River served as a busy port town. The planters in Savannah did well after 1752, when the Trustees surrendered the Charter to King George and they could bring slaves into the colony.  The industry and prosperity of the plantations is reflected in the first several books of wills and estates in the probate court where wills and inventories averaged 50 pages or more!  All of the old Chatham County Wills and Estates are available to members of Georgia Pioneers

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Philip Delegal

Ft. Frederica on St. Simon's Island, Georgia

CAPT. PHILIP DELEGAL served with General Oglethorpe in the Colony, fighting the Spanish invaders throughout Georgia, as well as Florida. In a letter to James Oglethorpe dated August 14, 1735 from Philip Delegal, South Carolina, Ft. Frederick: 
"I received the letter you honored me with dated the 16th of May last...I take leave to give you my hearty thanks for so great a favor. I have not words sufficient to express myself how much I am obliged to your honor...if it should happen any discrepancies in the Colony and that he give (Mr. Causton) me timely notice, I shall be ready to do him all the service in my power both by acting and threatening the mutineers, nothwithstanding that I am directly under the command of the Governor of South Carolina, no man being more willing to serve the Colony than myself. I do not think it proper to ask the Governor's approbation in assisting your Colony upon so critical a time by reason there is a dispute between the South Carolina agent and the Indian nation and your agent about the trade, but as soon as I have opportunity I shall not fail to write to him, wishing for nothing more than to be able to give you the most convincing proof thereof. Philip Delegal. P. S.  My son is at present in the country or else he did not himself the honor to have wrote to you."

From the Journal of William Stephens, Secretary of the Colony for many years, who reported regularly all the business of Georgia to the Trustees in England:
"11 January 1738. A boat sent by Lt. Delegal at St. Simon's for Charles Town here in the morning and brought several letters; among others from Capt. Gascoigne, Mr. Horton, and Mr. Hawkins, for me.... 

2 February 1738. Thursday. Lt. Delegal in the morning crossed Jekyll Sound from his fort on St. Simon's and paid us a visit. Mr. Horton then did not allow us to put out without dining with him, which I perceived he had made provision for, and we fared well. Afterwards, Mr. Delegal took his leave and returned to his fort."


 "15 December 1740. The person on the boat who did not show himself yesterday we now            heard was Colonel Barnwell of Carolina, to whom the General (Oglethorpe) had been friendly with; and it was not doubted but both he and Lt. Delegal had with them some particular orders and instructions from his Excellency." (At the seige of Augustine by General Oglethorpe) 

Capt. Delegal served in Lt. General Parson's Regiment of Invalids, St. Peter's Port, on the Island of Guernsey, until he became active in the politics of His Majesty. December 19, 1751 he was granted 500 acres, adjoining that of his son. In 1755 he returned to the Legislature representing the Great and Little Ogeechee District, being elected a Member of the House. In 1757 he carried a bill to the Council to prevent any person from trading or encouraging Indians to come into Georgia.  When Capt. Delegal died in January of 1769, his wife, Eleanor, removed herself to reside at Philip's Bluff in South Carolina. 



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Monday, February 15, 2016

Thomas Lee, blacksmith


THOMAS LEE, SR. came to Georgia as a Trust servant for ten years, having embarked May 14, 1735. After his servitude, in February of 1759 he was granted 200 acres in Augusta on Williams Creek about 50 miles from Augusta and 40 miles from the mouth of the Little River.  A deed (
Colonial Deed Book C-I, page 396-397) records a deed from Isaac and Mary Trippe, cordwainer of Savannah, to Thomas Lee, blacksmith, Savannah, 100 acres in Newport District, bounded northeast by Lachlan McIntosh.  In December of 1760 he possessed 200 acres above Augusta and was ordered to vacate his land by proclamation because of the menacing indians in that area. He then petitioned for 300 acres, 35 miles above Augusta, where James Mathews formerly had a small settlement.  In October of 1770, Thomas Lee was granted 400 acres in St. Phillips Parish, Chatham County.  

WILLIAM LEE, a brother to Thomas Lee, Sr., late of Barbadoes, petitioned on February 4, 1755 for 1800 acres of land, stating that he had a wife and two children, and three servants and 28 negroes on his property. By his brothers will (Thomas), he was left two lots in St. Philip's Parish containing 650 acres. Deed Book C-I, Colonial Deeds, William Lee, Gentleman,Savannah to James and Elizabeth Rutherford, silvers of Savannah, July 18, 1755, a Town Lot in Savannah, Slopes Tything, Percival Ward, No. 3, and five acres, garden lot, west of town; 44 acres and 7/8 acre called farm lot. Wife, Charity, who died August 29, 1799, Richmond Co., Ga. 

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