Location: Coweta Georgia

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,...

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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. 1832 Creek Census - Coweta Towns TownNumberHeadMalesFemalesSlavesTotalRemarks Coweta 11 Kotch ar Tus tun nuck ee 1 2 0 3 principal chief Coweta 12 James Island 4 4 0 8 principal chief Coweta 13 E far Tus ke ne haw 1 2 0 3 principal chief Coweta 14 Absolom Islands 1 1 0 2 principal chief Coweta 15 Jacob Beavers 2 3 0 3 principal chief Coweta 16 Tal marse Har jo 2 2 0 4 principal chief Coweta 17 Char lo Har jo Co cho ko ne 3 2 0 5 principal chief Coweta 18 E marth lar Har jo 1 2 0 3 principal chief Coweta 19 Joseph Marshall 4 2 16 92 principal chief Coweta 1 01 Tus ke ne haw 1 2 0 3 Coweta 1...

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