|Sunbury Cemetery. Few tombstones remain legible. Colonel Carr may be buried here.|
On January 28, 1740, Capt. Mark Carr wrote from the Hermitage to General James Campbell a long accounting of General Oglethorpe's expedition into Florida in pursuit of the Spanish and of taking Ft. Picolata and Ft. San Francisco. He remarked that last season was the "wettest known in America", and that 50 out of 1200 persons had died of fevers; and that it was best to plant indian corn, peas, pumpkins and potatoes, rather than import the British seeds and plants.
He owned extensive lots of 500 acre increments on the site of old Sunbury, Georgia (now privately owned) in Liberty County. The old colonial deeds also reflect that this port was active in shipping and trading. The biography of Mark Carr is available to members of Georgia Pioneers
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