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Martha (Galphin) Milledge (1764 - 1811)

Martha Milledge formerly Galphin
Born in South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Augusta, Georgia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Nov 2020
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Martha (Galphin) Milledge was a South Carolina colonist.

Martha was born in 1764. She was the daughter of George Galphin and Rachel Dupee.

George Galphin made a deed of Trust on the 2nd day of Feb 1775 to the trustees named as Locklin McGillvery, John Parkinson, John Graham, Alexander Wyly, George Galphin the younger, and Thomas Galphin in consideration of the love and affection which he hath and beareth unto John son of "Matorney" a Creek Indian woman which also noted In trust for his the said John brother and sister George and Judith, and also Thomas & Martha son and daughter of Rachael Dupee to be shared in manner following: That is to say, the lands to fall to the above named George and Thomas and their heirs forever, also the said cattle horses mares and colts with the future issue and increase of the females thereof, to be shared equally share & share alike.[1] This document proves George Galphin's children by Rachel Dupree were Thomas and Martha. On the 6th of April 1776, George Galphin wrote his Last Will and Testament. He left to Martha Galphin, daughter of Rachel Dupee, 500 acres of land above Augusta, in Georgia. Also cattle, etc. at Ogechee. [2]

Martha Galphin married John Milledge about 1786.

On the 7th day of June 1800 John Milledge of the County of Chatham, Planter, and Martha his wife sold 220 acres in Chatham County known by the name of Pembroke bounding on Milledge Galphins' land.[3]

A Supreme Court case, Milligan v. Milledge, 7 U.S. 220 (1805), recorded that Martha was the daughter of George Galphin, the elder.[4] Among other things it was noted:

"That John Milledge, and Martha his wife, who is daughter of G. Galphin, the elder, and a principal legatee and devisee under his will, have received, and are possessed of, lands, negroes, and assets of the estate of her father, which came to them by descent, devise, or distribution, and liable to the claim of the complainant."

She passed away in 1811.[5] According to her obituary in The Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger, Died, on Tuesday the 5th inst. at the Sand-Hills, Mrs. Martha Milledge, consort of J. Milledge, Esq. in the 47th year of her age. [6]


  1. South Carolina, Miscellaneous record, 1774-1779, 1781-1784. Page 270-273, citing Thomas and Martha son and daughter of Rachael Dupee. Digital images: [databse with images] Film 004753877, image 503 of 613. Accessed 15 Nov 2020.
  2. Georgia Gen Web. contributors. Early Settlers of Augusta, citing George Galphin. [transcribed South Carolina Wills, Box 40, pack 898]. Digital image: Georgia Gen Web. Accessed 16 Nov 2020.
  3. Chatham County, Georgia Deed Book V, Page 154-155, citing Jno Milledge & wife - John Morel. Digital images: [database with images] Film 008564909. image 110 of 585. Accessed 9 Nov 2020.
  4. Justia US Supreme Court Milligan v. Milledge, 7 U.S. 220 (1805) Page 7 U. S. 221, citing John Milledge and Martha his wife. Digital image: Justia. Accessed 15 Nov 2020.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images, memorial page for Martha Galphin Milledge (8 Apr 1764–5 Nov 1811), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19549224, Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939).
  6. Georgia Historic Newspapers. The Republican ; and Savannah evening ledger. (Savannah, Ga.) 1807-1816, November 19, 1811, Image 3, column 3, citing Mrs. Martha Milledge. Digital image: Georgia Historic Newspapers. Accessed 15 Nov 2020.

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