Location: Troup County GA

Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District

Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District Adams, Absalom Adams, James M. Allums, Britton Amoss, James Barnes, William Bays, John R. Bays, Moses Bays, Nathaniel Boman, Isham Boman, Larkin Boman, Levi Boman, Robert Boman, William Brooks, Isaac R. Brooks, John Brooks, William Burson, Isaac C. Butler, Whitaker Cardwell, William Collum, James Crawley, Bird Crawley, Turner Culberson, David H. Culberson, James H. Culberson, Jeremiah C. Curry, James Daniel, James L. Daniel, William B. Day, Stephen Dennis, Peter Dickson, Thomas Dunn, Barney Ethredge, Bryant Ethridge, Zachariah Funderburk, Washington Furgison, Burrell Gibson, Churchill Gibson, William Glenn, James Gresham, Davis E. Grizzle, Kinchen Guyse, Joel Harbuck, Henry, Sr. Harbuck, Henry, Jr. Harbuck, William Hendon, Henry T. Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Littleberry Hicks, Nathaniel Holmes, Benjamin Holt, William Hopson, William Horton, Jeremiah Jackson, Thomas Jenkins, John Jenkins, Robert Jennings, Robert M. Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Mordecai Jones, Willie Keeth, James M. Kilgore, Robert Kilgore, William Kirkland, John Kolb, Jonathan Latimer, Samuel M. Layton, Thomas S. Lewis, Henry. Lipham, John McCullars, Andrew McPost, Lindsey Mays, James Mays, Robert Meadows, Simeon Meadows, Vincent Miller, John C. Mobley, William Moran, Jesse Moran, William J. Morgan, Wilson Norman, Jeremiah Pace, Noel Patterson, James Patterson, John, Jr. Patterson, Thomas Patterson, William Peppin, Noah Phipps, Thomas Poe, Gilbert Poe, Jonathan Poe, Solomon Post, John B. Post, Samuel B. Powers, James G. Redding, John Reeves, James Rigsby, Allen Rigsby, Eli Rigsby,...

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Captain McGehee, G. M. D. No. 673, Harrisonville District

Captain McGehee, G. M. D. No. 673, Harrisonville District Allen, James A. Allen, John A. Allen, Matthew Arnold, John Bailey, Jeremiah Bailey, Joseph Bailey, William Baley, James W. Barnes, Micajah R. Beck, Jacob Bird, John Black, Joseph Brooks, Biving Brooks, Julius H. Brown, Robert W. Bruster, Sheriff Bryant, Ransom R. Butt, Frederick A. Cardin, Jesse Cardwell, James Cardwell, John Cawsey, Absalom Cawsey, William Chapman, Berry Clark, John Cobb, Samuel B. Coney, William Cook, Philip Cox, Thomas W. Dewberry, Giles Dewberry, John Duke, John M. Duke, Thomas Duncan, Nathaniel Edwards, Asa Evans, William G. Ford, Bartholomew Ford, Jesse Freel, Howell Fuller, David Furgerson, William Galding, Robert Germany, Augustus B. Germany, John P. Glenn, James, Esq. Goode, James S. Goode, Mackarness Gray, Thomas Greer, Henry Grice, Larry Hallsey, Benjamin L. Harrist, Archibald M. Harrist, Daniel Harrist, John Harrist, Thomas M. Hewston, James Hightower, Arnold Holderfield, John Holsey, Benjamin W. Holt, Thomas S. Horn, Joshua Howell, Philip Hutchins, Littleberry Jennings, Coleman Jennings, James R. Jennings, John Johnson, James F. Johnson, Sankey T. Johnston, Isham Johnston, James Johnston, Lindsey Johnston, Posey Johnston, Samuel A. Jones, Jefferson Justice, William Leath, William C. Lee, Athanatius Looser, John C. Loran, John Lyons, Robert Matthews, Frederick McGehee, William McKnight, William McLain, James Meacham, John Menefee, William Miller, Homer P. M. Mitcham, Hezekiah Mitcham, James Morton, Duke O’Kelly, Stephen O’Neal, Bryan Owen, Jeremiah Pane, Joseph Patterson, John, Sr....

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Biography of John P. Rounsevel

John P. Rounsevel, formerly a well-known wool buyer of Claremont, was born in Unity, N.H., January 2, 1815, son of Royal and Betsey (Sweat) Rounsevel. Rounseville, the original spelling of the name, was changed to the present form by Joseph Rounsevel about the year 1768. In 1749 Thomas Rounseville wrote from Ottery St. Mary to Philip Rounseville, of England, who afterward came to this country. He settled in Freetown, Mass., and was called by the townspeople King Philip. His son Joseph, who, born January 3, 1737, died in 1827, went to Washington, N.H., between 1768 and 1772, from Middleboro, Mass., having previously resided in East Freetown. Joseph was a good farmer, a well-read man, and a Justice of the Peace. He executed the legal business of the town, and represented Washington with other towns in the General Court. His children were: Alden, Charity, Phebe, John, Rosamond, and Royal. Alden married Hannah Wells. Charity married Manasseh Farnsworth in 1784. Phebe never married. John married Rebecca Chamberlain in 1768. Rosamond married Thomas Putnam in 1787. Royal’s children were: Joseph, Minerva, Elle I., Lyman, and John P. Of them Joseph, who was born in 1796, and died December 24, 1858, married Betsey Laughton, who had by him five children-Sarah, Harriet, Holmes, Lyman, and Marinda. Minerva, born in 1799, who married John Stowell, had no children, and died in July, 1848. Elle I.,...

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Troup County Georgia Genealogy

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Troup County was created June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826 with 447 square miles acquired by Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. It was named for George Michael Troup, 1780-1856. He was the governor of Georgia, 1823-1827. He was elected to the U.S. Senate. Later, he was nominated to be president of the United States. The court house burned in November 4, 1936 along with some records. The following is the...

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Troup County Georgia Government Officials

Troup County Clerk of Superior Court 1827-1934 1827-34 N. Johnson 1835-42 Robert F. McGehee 1842-48 Moses Lee 1848-50 H. B. Williams 1850-62 William M. Latimer 1862-66 Inhn R Awtrev 1866-75 R. S. McFarlin 1875-81 John W. Sledge 1881-87 John Edward Toole 1887-96 E. T. Winn 1896-14 William L. Cleaveland 1914- G. Thomas Travlor Court of Ordinaries Roster 1852-1934 1852-56 Wiley H. Sims 1856-58 Thomas C. Evans 1858-64 Samuel Curtright 1864 James Turner 1864-68 Littleton Pitts 1868-72 Henry H. Cary 1873-77 Littleton Pitts 1877-88 William C. Yancey 1888-93 Robert M. Young 1893-01 John B. Strong 1901-25 Henry T. Woodyard 1925- J. Forest Johnson Judges of Superior Court 1826-1931 1826-32 Walter T. Colquitt 1833-40 Hiram Warner 1841-44 William Ezzard 1845-53 Edward Young Hill 1854-55 Obediah Warner 1855-61 Orville A. Bull 1864-65 Benjamin H. Bigham 1866-67 Hiram Warner 1868-69 John Collier 1869-71 John S. Bigby 1871-72 William F. Wright 1872-80 Hugh Buchanan 1881-82 Francis M. Longley 1882-03 Sampson W. Harris 1903-04 Thomas A. Atkinson 1904-16 Robert W. Freeman 1917-20 J. Render Terrell 1921-30 Charles E. Roop 1931– Lee B. Wyatt In the above roster the names of Edward Young Hill, Orville A. Bull, Benjamin H. Bigham, Francis M. Longley, Thomas A. Atkinson, and Lee B. Wyatt, indicated by italic type, were citizens of Troup. Inferior Court Judges 1827-1877 Amoss, B. B. 1857-58 Atkinson, Nathan L 1861-64 Bacon, Thomas 1851-52 Bailey, Samuel A....

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Troup County Georgia World War 1 Commissioned Officers

The following list of Commissioned Officers was extracted from NARA records by Dennis N. Partridge. They represent officers who served in World War 1 and are not present in the Troup County Georgia World War 1 Soldiers and Sailors Roster. Troup County Georgia World War 1 Commissioned Officers SurnameFirst NameRankCountyState Allen Winston S. 1st Lieutenant Troup Georgia Atkinson James L. 2nd Liuetenant Troup Georgia Baker Arthur Marshall 1st Lieutenant Troup Georgia Bradfield Arthur D. 2nd Liuetenant Troup Georgia Bradfield Loyd 1st Lieutenant Troup Georgia Chandler Homer E. Field Clerk Troup Georgia Clark Neal 1st Lieutenant Troup Georgia Clark Wallace...

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Troup County Georgia World War 1 Soldiers and Sailors

The following information has been extracted from NARA records by Dennis N. Partridge, and provides a list of all known World War 1 Soldiers and Sailors as reported by their respective agencies. For additional names view the following: Troup County Georgia Commissioned Officers Troup County Georgia Soldiers Who Died in Service Troup County Georgia World War 1 Soldiers and Sailors Last NameFirst NameRankFile #RaceService Abbott Emory C. Sergeant 1356421 W Army Abell John Private 2902852 W Army Abraham William H. Private 726415 W Army Adams Charles D. Private 4745034 W Army Adams Charles S. Sergeant 794345 W Army Adams Willie F., Jr. Private 1346090 W Army Adams James Private 2648886 C Army Akers Washington Corporal 1928823 C Army Alexander John Private 4574530 C Army Allen Alwyn L. Private 4884386 W Army Allen Beverly P. Private 1361853 W Army Allen Frank Private 3497707 W Army Allen Marshall L. Private 1343831 W Army Allen William H. Private 4432074 W Army Allen Winston B. Private 793234 W Army Allen Henry Corporal 1931817 C Army Allen John T. Private 1924013 C Army Allen Willie F. Private 2345943 C Army Allison Virgil Private 3991778 C Army Ammons Robert M. Sergeant 30863 W Army Amos U.J. Private 1927983 C Army Anderson Will Private 1360443 W Army Anderson John Private 2650390 C Army Andrews Frank Private W Army Andrews Oliver M. Corporal 2521288 W Army Andrews...

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Native American History of Troup County, Georgia

Troup County is located in west central Georgia. It was named after George M. Troup, who was the 35th governor of Georgia, a member of the House of Representatives and a United States Senator. Troup and his first cousin, Creek Mekko (town leader) William McIntosh, played a critical role in the removal of Creeks Indians from western Georgia. Troup County is bounded on the northeast by Coweta County, GA. On the east, it adjoins Meriwether County, GA. On the south, it is bordered by Harris County, GA. The county’s western boundaries are formed by Chambers County, AL and Randolph County, AL. Heard County, GA forms its north-northwestern boundary. Geology and hydrology Troup County is located in the Lower Piedmont geological region, which is characterized by underlying rock strata of igneous and metamorphicized igneous rock. The terrain consists of rolling hills, stream valleys and some relatively level plateaus in the area around Newnan. Seasonal or permanent wetlands parallel many of its streams. These are relatively narrow bands of soggy terrain that provide ecological diversity for animal and plant life. The top soils are thin over most hills and steep slopes, while much deeper near streams. Short-sighted cultivation techniques in the 19th and early 20th century caused much of the best top soil to be eroded; thus exposing red clay sub-soil. Sandy loam can still be found near All of Troup...

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Slave Narrative of Lewis Favor

Interviewer: Edwin Driskell Person Interviewed: Lewis Favor Location: Atlanta, Georgia [TR: informant also referred to as Favors in this document.] Among Atlanta’s few remaining ex-slaves is one Lewis Favors. When he fully understood this worker’s reasons for approaching him he consented to tell what he had seen and experienced as a slave. Chewing slowly on a large wad of tobacco he began his account in the following manner: “I was born in Merriweather County in 1855 near the present location of Greenville, Georgia. Besides my mother there were eight of us children and I was elder than all of them with one exception. Our owner was Mrs. Favors, but she was known to everybody as the “Widow Favors.” My father was owned by a Mr. Darden who had a plantation in this same county. When the “Widow’s” husband died he left her about one-hundred acres of land and a large sum of money and so she was considered as being rich. She didn’t have many slaves of her own and so her son (also a plantation owner) used to send some of his slaves over occasionally to help cultivate her crops, which consisted of cotton, corn, and all kinds of vegetables.” In regard to her treatment of the slaves that she held Mr. Favors says: “She wasn’t so tight and then she was pretty tight too.” Those slaves who...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Waller Deering

Deering, Robert Waller; university dean; born, Hogansville, Ga., June 27, 1865; son of Rev. John R. and Fannie (Covin) Deering; A. M., Vanderbilt University, 1885; A. M., Ph. D., University of Leipsiz, 1889; married Jessie Winn, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Sept. 9, 1891; adj. prof. Germanic languages, Vanderbilt, 1890-1892; prof. Germanic languages since 1892, dean, Grad. Faculty, since 1893,. Western Reserve University. Editor: The Little Gipsy (translated from Cervantes La Jitanilla), 1891; Schiller’s Wilhelm Tell, 1894; Schiller’s Wilhelm Tell, spl. edit., 1900; Goethe’s Egmont, 1903; also monographs and reviews on philol....

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Coweta Tribe

The Coweta were the second great Muskogee tribe among the Lower Creeks, and they headed the war side as Kasihta headed the peace side. Their honorary title in the confederacy was Kawita ma’ma’yi, “tall Coweta.” Although as a definitely identified tribe they appear later in history and in the migration legends which have been preserved to us the Kasihta are given precedence, the Coweta were and still are commonly accounted the leaders of the Lower Creeks and often of the entire nation. By many early writers all of the Lower Creeks are called Coweta, and the Spaniards and French both speak of the Coweta chief as ”emperor” of the Creeks. An anonymous French writer of the eighteenth century draws the following picture of his power at the time of the Yamasee uprising: The nation of the Caoüita is governed by an emperor, who in 1714 [1715] caused to be killed all the English there were, not only in his nation, but also among the Abeca, Talapouches, Alibamons, and Cheraqui. Not content with that he went to commit depredations as far as the gates of Carolina. The English were excited and wanted to destroy them by making them drag pieces of ordinance loaded with grape-shot, by tying two ropes to the collar of the tube, on each one of which they put sixty savages, whom they killed in the midst of...

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Muskogee Indians

Muskogee. Meaning unknown, but perhaps originally from Shawnee and having reference to swampy ground. To this tribe the name Creeks was ordinarily applied. Also called: Ani’-Gu’sa, by the Cherokee, meaning “Coosa people,” after an ancient and famous town on Coosa River. Ku-û’sha, by the Wyandot. Ochesee, by the Hitchiti. Sko’-ki han-ya, by the Biloxi. Muskogee Connections. The Muskogee language constitutes one division of the Muskhogean tongues proper, that which I call Northern. Muskogee Location. From the earliest times of which we have any record these people seem to have had towns all the way from the Atlantic coast of Georgia and the neighborhood of Savannah River to central Alabama. (See also Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.) Muskogee Villages It is difficult to separate major divisions of the Muskogee from towns and towns from villages, but there were certainly several distinct Muskogee tribes at a very early period. The following subdivisional classification is perhaps as good as any: Abihka (in St. Clair, Calhoun, and Talladega Counties): Abihka-in-the-west, a late branch of Abihka in the western part of the Creek Nation, Okla. Abihkutci, on Tallassee Hatchee Creek, Talladega County, on the right bank 5 miles from Coosa River. Kan-tcati, on or near Chocolocko, or Choccolocco, Creek and probably not far from the present “Conchardee.” Kayomalgi, possibly settled by Shawnee or Chickasaw, probably near Sylacauga, Talladega County. Lun-ham-ga, location unknown. Talladega,...

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Early Troup County, Georgia Land Records

The following records of early Troup County Georgia Land records was extracted from the History of Troup County, Atlanta, Ga.: Printed by Foote & Davies Co., 1935, pp 11-26. The lot numbers followed by an asterisk (*) are fractional lots of less acreage than those unmarked; those followed by a plus (+) are not wholly in Troup County; the county from which registrations were made is the third column; names followed by an asterisk (*) are revolutionary soldiers or their widows; those followed by a plus (+) are soldiers of Indian wars or their widows. Early Troup County, Georgia Land Records LotNameCountyDistrict 220 Adair, John B. Madison Twelth 7 Akins, William Pike Sixth 100 Albritton, Elizabeth Washington Fifteenth 123 Alexander, William+ Jasper Fourteenth 245 Allen, Clement Greene Fifth 36 Allen, Edward Warren Eleventh 51 Allen, James Warren Twelth 82+ Allen, Samuel Washington Twelth 193 Allinder, Edward C. Chatham Fourth 128 Allred, Aaron Gwinnett Eleventh 140 Almand, William Burke Third 158 Almond, William M. Elbert Sixth 152* Amos, Elijah M. Crawford Fifteenth 145 Anderson, Amos Telfair Fifteenth 240 Anderson, Ann Walton Third 131 Anderson, Mary Wilkes Sixth 182 Anderson, T. W. Twiggs Fifth 200 Andrews, children Taliaferro Fifth 177 Andrews, Joseph Liberty Fourth 247 Anthony, Ruth Liberty Fifth 98 Archer, David Clarke Sixth 63 Armor, Robert+ Wilkes Fifth 71 Arnold, Sarah Oglethorpe Sixth 59 Arthur, Mathew* Habersham Fourth 8 Asbey,...

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