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The English In Georgia

We have shown that South Carolina had been established as a colony for some years, that its seat of government was at Charleston, and that its inhabitants, in endeavoring to extend the English trade to all the Western Indian nations as far as the Mississippi river, had many conflicts and difficulties with the French, who occupied the territory of Alabama. They were also constantly opposed by the Spaniards of the Floridas. In order to interpose a barrier to these foes, as well as to protect the citizens from the attacks of the Creek Indians, the King of England and the British Parliament listened to a proposition of a great philanthropist, to plant a colony upon the western bank of the Savannah river. His motives, purely noble and disinterested, originated in a desire to ameliorate the condition of many unfortunate people in England. To carry out his plans of humanity, he was willing that the King should blend with them politic measures for the advancement of this, his most Southern province, and it was determined that “silk, wine and oil should be cultivated most abundantly.” James Oglethorpe, a descendant of one of the oldest and most influential families of England, was born on the 22d of December 1688, and after graduating at Oxford University, was commissioned an ensign in the British army. In 1713, he accompanied the Earl of Petersburg, then Ambassador to the Italian States, in the capacity of aide-de-camp. Returning to England, a year afterwards, he was promoted to a captaincy in the first troop of Queen Anne’s Guard, and was soon an adjutant- general of the Queen’s...

1832 Creek Census – Coweta Towns

By a treaty of March 24, 1832, the Creek Indians ceded to the United States all of their land east of the Mississippi River. Heads of families were entitled to tracts of land, which, if possible, were to include their improvements. In 1833 Benjamin S. Parsons and Thomas J. Abbott prepared a census of Creek Indian heads of families, which gave their names and the number of males, females, and slaves in each family. The entries were arranged by town and numbered; these numbers were used for identification in later records. This is the census for the town of Coweta. TownNumberHeadMalesFemalesSlavesTotalRemarks Coweta11Kotch ar Tus tun nuck ee1203principal chief Coweta12James Island4408principal chief Coweta13E far Tus ke ne haw1203principal chief Coweta14Absolom Islands1102principal chief Coweta15Jacob Beavers2303principal chief Coweta16Tal marse Har jo2204principal chief Coweta17Char lo Har jo Co cho ko ne3205principal chief Coweta18E marth lar Har jo1203principal chief Coweta19Joseph Marshall421692principal chief Coweta 101Tus ke ne haw1203 Coweta 102Hath lan Har jo2305 Coweta 103Ho lar tar (alias Col. Blue)3205 Coweta 104Oke chun Ho tar te2201 Coweta 105Par hose Har jo3205 Coweta 106Ko wok koo che Yo ho lo1102 Coweta 107Yar te kar Har jo3205 Coweta 108Har pe koo che1102 Coweta 109Thomas Carr121013 Coweta 110Har har lok E marth lar1102 Coweta 111See har ye1102 Coweta 112Chock ko thle0202 Coweta 113See har par ye1102 Coweta 114Cho pokes kar1102 Coweta 115Ko we3205 Coweta 116Chis se1102 Coweta 117Sim mar1102 Coweta 118David Marshall (alias Ko we marth lar)4217 Coweta 119Yar har E marth lar1203 Coweta 120Lo toke ki che2305 Coweta 121Har par lar Har jo3407 Coweta 122O tul ke Har jo2204 Coweta 123Fose hatch Yo ho lo1203 Coweta 124E...

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