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Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Find Savannah Ancestors


Find your Ancestors before 1790


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Colonial Georgia (video)

Colonial Georgia     A video of Colonial Life in Georgia.







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Saturday, April 5, 2014

16th and 18th century ships

El GaleĆ³n and Nao Victoria are replicas of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. These ships are currently anchored in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ship Passenger Lists for Georgia

Also, a list of emigrants.  Become a member and find your ancestors


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Public Relief

During the years of 1741 to 1751 there were many persons who went on "public relief".  Of course, that meant that another burden was placed upon Savannah residents to support the sufferers.  However, everyone did not have a legitimate case. Such was the instance of John Brown, an indigent who applied for relief. The comment entered was "inasmuch as the said Browne is not to be trusted with money to purchase the necessaries of life; but squanders away what he gets in debauchery; it is thought expedient by this Board that an allowance of a two pound loaf of bread daily be given him in specie towards the support of himself and wife..." 13 September 1743. As he was continually before the Board,Browne was later supplied clothing, as well as specie.  Source: Colonial Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin available to members of Georgia Pioneers, Colonial category

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Malcontents


The years of 1740 to about 1743 were hardship years to those residing in Savannah.  They were suffering from drought and poverty. The indentured servants were unable to maintain good health in the climate and were a steady stream of run-aways.  Too, there existed a group of persons called "malcontents" in Savannah who complained about everything and refused to work. The following colonists ran away from the colony, usually due to poverty, debts, or laziness. Some of them returned, but most of the run-aways went to Charleston, South Carolina. Thus, if you did not find them in Georgia, Charleston is a logical place to search next..
  1. Addison, Will. and his family, October 1740
  2. Burnside, Ja. selling off his cattle, and going to Carolina, 1740
  3. Desborough, carpenter, from Savannah to Carolina some months since, returned. 6 February 1738.
  4. Faulcon, Jacob and his son, October. 1740
  5. Faulcon, John and his son, left Frederica 1741
  6. Hughes, a Smith, settled at Abercorn, ran away to Carolina, with his family. 6 February 1738.
  7. Hughes, a tallow-chandler of Savannah, October 1738. Also, Gould (accountant at the stores) and Hurst, a Writing Clerk.
  8. Levally,Jo, Jr. and his family, October 1740
  9. Macintosh, Jo. Holmes of Darien went to Carolina, October 1740
  10. Mitchell, Andrew and his family, October. 1740
  11. Pratt, Thomas to sell his house; returned to England, left Savannah 1735. 
Source: Colonial Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin available to members of Georgia Pioneers in the Colonial category

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Observations of William Bartram

William Bartram, explorer
The mulberry trees was grown by ancient civilizations and used for their delicious berry fruits and the green leaves which were eaten by livestock. In the Orient, the leaves were used to fatten silkworms, a prosperous trade. During 1733 General Oglethorpe imported 500 white mulberry trees to Fort Frederica in Georgia to encourage silk production.  Later on, when William Bartram, the famous explorer and botanist, came to America, he noted in his book Travels, page XC, that “Every landowner was required by law to grow silkworms and produce silk, but only a colony of Germans at Ebenezer, (Georgia), just up the river from Savannah, were successful with this crop”. Bartram found Mulberry trees,” (morus rubra)”, growing near Wrightsville,Ga. 30 miles West of Augusta. Bartram found white mulberry trees growing near Jacksonburg, S.C., a village on the Pompon River. He wrote on page 306, “At this plantations I observed a large orchard of the European Mulberry tree, “(Morus Alba)”, some of which were grafted on stocks of the native Mulberry (Morus rubra); these trees were cultivated for the purpose of feeding silk-worms (phalaena bombyx.)”

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Planting of the Mulberry Tree

The leaves of the mulberry tree was needed to feed the silk worms being nurtured in the trustee's garden in Savannah. All of the first land grants given were conditioned upon the settler planting 500 trees.  The leaves from these trees were then used to feed the worms.in the filature house. The silk worm's diet of mulberry leaves causes them to secrete a protein like substance from their heads which produces a cocoon around their bodies. The cocoons are then unwound and the silk thread, or filatures, can be woven into fabric. 
In 1735 Queen of England wore a gown made of the Georgia silk to her birthday party.  By the next year German speaking immigrants called Salzburgers established a town north of Savannah called New Ebenezer and also began making silk.  Do you notice the mulberry trees in Georgia?


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