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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The McIntosh Treaty Chest


The McIntosh Treaty Chest

William McIntoshWilliam McIntosh was a son of John McIntosh Mohr who came over with General Oglethorpe. William married a Creek princess. This chest was used for treaties with the Indians and may have been in the possession of the Highlanders at the Battle of Bloody Marsh. It is in possession of Walter B. Dunwody, a direct descendant of William McIntosh, cadet at the Battle of Boody Marsh and grantee of the land. Source: Kelvin Grove Plantation 1736-1986 by Huie, Murphy, Wilcox (1986).



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The Flaw of Elizabeth Warren "Pocohontas" Claim of Cherokee Ancestry

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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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Military Road on St. Stimon's Island

Military Road on St. Simon's Island

Military RoadGeneral Oglethorpe established a fort on the northern part of the island in 1738 and a smaller fort on the southern tip where the lighthouse was later built which was adjoined by Military Road. The Colonial Records of Georgia by Candler describes this road as being due east and crossing Gully Hole Creek at its narrowest point. A personal visit to this area suggests that this may have been the entrance through a stockade fence leading inside the town. There are cement several graves rising above the ground. Although the inscriptions are no longer discernible, the fact is (according to Candler) there were deaths occurring as early as 1741. After crossing Gully Hole Creek and the marsh, the road swung to the southeast, crossing the present (Frederica) Road to the south end just north of Obligation Pond which touched the eastern shore of St. Simon's where the present settlement of Harrington is located. From this point, it followed the edge of the marsh to the site of the Battle of Bloody Marsh.
"The inhabitants of the Town went out on the 25th September 1738 with the General and cut a road through the woods down to the Soldiers Fort (Fort St. Simon's) in a straight line, so that there is open communication from thence; they performed this work in three days, tho' it is near 6 miles through thick woods." Source: Gentlemen's Magazine (London) January 1839. Very little of the original road remains today.



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Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Old Christ Church

Old Christ Church

Christ ChurchThe old Christ Church on Frederica was organized by John and Charles Wesley in 1736, but not built until about 1808. It was destroyed by the forces of General Sherman during the War Between the States. For a long while, the settlers of Savannah and St. Simon's Island did not have a church building. Indeed, during the colonial era while Oglethorpe's troops were still on the island (they left about 1742 after winning the land war with Spain and returned to England), open air services were given by John Wesley whose efforts went unattended and unappreciated. The complaints against Charles Wesley included the fact that he frowned on getting drunk and shooting up the town after dark. Brothers, John and Charles Wesley were unsuccessful in acquiring public assistance for the construction of a church building.



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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Easier Road to Genealogy #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

The Easier Road to Genealogy

scenic roadAn easier method of tracing ancestors is available should one study the history of the times. Sure, there are the standard history books. However, those books provided in schools, libraries and elsewhere do not begin to describe the history of any given era. Because it is the people themselves who make history. A few characters who fought in the Revolutionary War or made laws, does not begin to describe the real history! The key is to find the old neighborhood. In other words, where the families resided, neighbors and friends who witnessed their deeds, married their daughters, and labored on farms, developing a better way of life. One can learn the names of ancestors, but what did those people accomplish and who were they? County records provide interesting answers but to glean the details one must examine every possible record!



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Romance of John Wesley

The Romance of John Wesley

John WesleyMrs. Wesley of Lincolnshire, England had seven sons who were ministers of the Gospel. When General Oglethorpe visited the family in Epworth to convince the lady to send one of her sons to Georgia, she declared that she regretted that she only had her two youngest sons to give to the cause, the others already engaged. They were clerics of the new religion of Methodism. It was catching on, but still unpopular. On the voyage over,    . . . more . . .



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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Romance of John Wesley

The Romance of John Wesley

John WesleyMrs. Wesley of Lincolnshire, England had seven sons who were ministers of the Gospel. When General Oglethorpe visited the family in Epworth to convince the lady to send one of her sons to Georgia, she declared that she regretted that she only had her two youngest sons to give to the cause, the others already engaged. They were clerics of the new religion of Methodism. It was catching on, but still unpopular. On the voyage over, the brothers had compassion for the savages and a strong desire to teach the Gospel to the Creeks in the region. John Wesley settled in Savannah and Charles Wesley in Frederica.   more ...



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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Imagine yourself instructing your computer to assemble a pedigree chart based on the information you provide. As AI draws upon information across thousands of genealogy platforms and assembles the data, would you trust the results?  If IT had access to all of the world's genealogy records, it would probably deliver a fairly accurate genealogy.  The brick walls and suppositions in our work would be analyzed from a mathematical standpoint. Let us face the fact that math is a true science.  I can imagine that when AT hit the brick walls, that he would provide us with a logical choice of the data. Our decision, then, would culminate from the mathematical prowness of a computer. But what about the tidbits of data stored inside our own brain, a sort of family knowledge?  Aunt May always said that our family came to America from Germany, for one example.  There are countless others couched inside of our own brain, not that of IT.

The fastest computer in the world uses about 40,000 processors with 260 cores each. That is more than 10 million processing cores running in parallel. Although each of these cores has less power than the intel processor on your desktop, the entire machine delivers about the same power as the human brain. Interesting. Nevertheless, that does not mean that AI is ready for big things such as robot control. Far from it.  This massively parallel architecture still presents enormous programming challenges in all of the processes powered together. The growth of the IT industry demands the use of custom microchips, more parallelism, more sophistocated software, and even the possibility of entirely new ways of doing computing.  for more articles, Join the Genealogy History Blog





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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Old Cars and Things #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet


Old Cars, and Things

40 FordThis generation thinks of the old automobiles of the past as glamorous and classy. I remember when the "40 Ford" was quite popular for its easy finesse around town. It did not have the "shiny classic car look" of today. In other words, during the days of actual use, it was simply a loud, smelly, dusty vehicle which bore the brunt of wind, rain and dust. One had to be properly addressed for the occasion. The glamorization part seems to occur after a society suffers through an age of invention and industrialization and passes on its upgrades to future generations. Yet the old farms, mules, chicken coups of our ancestors is a reminder that they prepared the way, for us. 







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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

How Colonials

Colonial Dress
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Shoe buckles were worn manufactured of brass, steel or silver. The periwig was worn during the latter part of the 17th century. In 1689, William Byrd sent one of his wigs to his London merchant with instructions to have it altered. The covering of heads of men consisted of the monmouth cap, the felt, the beaver or caster and the sraw hat. The neck-cloth was of blue linen, calico dowlas, muslan or the finest holland. The band or falling collar was made either of linen or lace. The material of the coat ranged from broadcloth, camlet, fustian drugget and serve to cotton, kersey, frieze, canvas and buckskin. In 1638 a pair of boots in Accomac were valued at forty pounds of tobacco.
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Transatlantic Steamer in Savannah #history #genealogy #georgiapioneers

The Savannah; Transatlantic Steamer
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The SavannahA French report on American steam vessels published in 1823 as well as Russian newspaper accounts contemporary with the steamship Savannah upon its historic voyage  in 1819, described a rigged scale model purported to be of the pioneer transatlantic steamer Savannah. For many years this model was generally accepted as being a reasonably accurate representation and was the basis for countless illustrations but it does not agree with the published catalog description as to the side paddle wheels nor does it agree with the material in the Marestier report, which is accepted as the only source for a contemporary picture of the Savannah. Consequently, the National Museum undertook the research necessary to correct or replace the existing model with the help of Frank O. Braynard of the American Merchant Marine Institute, Eugene S. Ferguson, curator of mechanical and civil engineering at the Museum, and others. The Savannah crossed from Savannah, Georgia to Liverpool, England from May 22 to June 20, 1819; and proceeded to the Baltic, where she entered at St. Petersburg (now Leningrad), Stockholm, and a few other ports. Upon her return she reached Savannah, Georgia on November 30, and then on December 3 she sailed for Washington, D.C., arriving on December 16. Her original logbook on exhibition in the Museum covers the period between March 28, 1819, when she first left New York for Savannah, to December 1819 when she was at Washington. The United States National Museum's new model of the Savannah (pictured) was built by Arthur Henning, Inc., of New York City, from the ship's plans as reconstructed by staff members of the Museum's division of transportation. Source: The Pioneer Steamship SAVANNAH: A Study for a Scale Model by Howard I. Chapelle. 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

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Monday, March 28, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Imagine Savannah's Past !

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