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History of Wilkinson County, Georgia

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History of Wilkinson County, Georgia

  • by Victor Davidson, 1889
  • Published by the John Ball Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Printed by The J.W. Burke Company, Macon, Georgia
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Table of Contents

Chapter Page
IThe Indian Era of Wilkinson County13
IIDeSoto's Visit to Wilkinson County16
Wilkinson County's First War Expedition, 18
IIIIndian Tribes20
Oconee, 20; The Muskogean Invasion, 22; The Uchees, 23
IVOld Trails26
River Crossings and Ferries, 28; The Old Federal Trail, 28
VRevolutionary and Post Revolutionary Period29
John Galphin's Famous Ride, 33
VIMcGillivray's Victory at Rock Landing35
VIISpanish and British Intrigues - The Fall of McGillivray45
VIIIIndian War Clouds Gathering52
A Flood As an Ally, 55; Chickasaw War, 55; King Payne Makes Peace, 56
IXExpeditions Against the Indians58
Benjamin Harrison, 59; The Chehaw Indians Defeat Major Brenton's Expedition, 60
XThe Adams Insurrection62
XIClarke's Expedition Against Florida72
XIIElijah Clarke's Republic82
XIIITrans-Oconee Lands Laid Off in Districts92
XIVThe Harrison Massacre of the Uchees97
XVEpau Haujo Finds the Remedy for Horse Stealing103
XVITrespassing on the Indiana Lands107
The Lamar Insurrectin, 111
XVIIThe Treaty of Fort Wilkinson112
Ceremonies of the Indians and Talks Delivered by Efau Haujo, The Mad Dog of the Tuckabaches Chief Speaker of the Creeks at the Treaty of Fort Wilkinson, 120
XVIIIDissatisfaction in Georgia129
Unrest Among the Creeks, 129; The Ooseoocee Convention, 130
XIXThe Development of the New Lands133
The Rush of Settlers, 134; Attempts to Purchase More Lands, 136; Hawkins Treaty in 1804, 138; Treaty of Washington, 39; Wilkinson County Should Have Contained the Capital, 140; Fraudulent Speculators, 141; The First Wilkinson County Scandal, 142; Defense Against the Indians, 142
XXThe Creation of a County Government144
The First Court, 145; The Carving of Wilkinson into More Counties, 147; Wilkinson Changed to the Ocmulgee Circuit, 149
XXISelecting the County Site150
XXIIThe Militia Organized157
Militia Districts, 159; The Militia Captains, 160; The Virginia and Carolina Settlers, 162
XXIIIEarly Churches163
The Early Baptist Churches, 163; Early Methodism in Wilkinson, 165
XXIVThe Schools of Wilkinson County168
Early Development, 168; Mt. Etna, 168; The County Academy, 169; The First Brick School House, 171; The Poor Schools, 173; The "Deestrick" School, 175; Academies, 176; Black Creek--Liberty Hill--Mount Pleasant--Union Hill--Griffin District--High Hill--Turkey Creek--Lafayettte--Washington--Harrison--Cool Spring--Talmage Normal Institute, 177; The Origin of the Compulsory Education Law, 178; Early Teachers, 179
XXVWar Preparations in Wilkiinson181
The Building of the Hartford Road, 181; Wilkinson County's Part in the War of 1812, 182; Wilkinson County Threatened by the Indians, 184XX
XXVIThe Post War Boom194
XXVIIThe Building of Irwinton197
XXVIIIPolitics, 1812 to 1860200
The King-Troupe Senatorial Race of 1844, 201; Cumming-Carswell Senatorial Race, 202; The Wilkinson Resolution, 204; Slavery and Plantations in Wilkinson, 205; The Public Roads, 210
XXIXImportant Events213
Decrease in Population, 213; Early Post Offices, 213; The Great Fire of 1831--Early members of the Bar--LaFayette's Visit, 214; The Death of Lafayette, 215; Jesse Vaughn's Buried Jug of Gold, 216; James M. Smith, 216; Early Fruit Orchards, 216; The First Physician, 217.
XXXThe Central of Georgia Railroad218
The Building of the Central of Georgia Railroad, 219; The Growth of Towns Along the Right-of-Way, 221; Wriley, Gordon
XXXIWar Clouds of 1860223
XXXIIThe Wilkinson Militia at the Outbreak of the War227
Co. F, 3rd Georgia--Organization of Company I, 231; Ramah Guards, 232; Company A, of the 49th Georgia, 234
XXXIIICompanies D, I and K of the 57th Georgia Regiment235
Vicksburg, 236
XXXIVConditions in Wilkinson During the War240
Scarcity of Salt, 241; The Smallpox Epidemic, 241; Value of Slaves, 245
XXXVWith the Wilkinson County Companies in Virginia249
Cedar Run--Second Manassas, 250; Chancellorsville, 252; Gettysburg, 253; In Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, Wilderness, 255; Spotsylvania
XXXVIThe War Reaches Wilkinson258
Stoneman's Raiders, 258; Co. D 8th Ga. and Co. H, 2nd Ga., 258; Sherman's Burning of Irwinton, 262; Pillagig the Homes of Wilkinson, 265; When Big Sandy Swamp Was No Man's Land, 266; Battle at River Bridge, 267; Ball's Ferry Skirmish, 267; War Heroines of Wilkinson, 268
XXXVIIThe Escape of Bob Toombs271
XXXVIIIReconstruction Days in Wilkinson273
Arrest of Citizens, 275; The Klan's Last Meeting, 277; Prohibition in Wilkinson, 278; Newspapers, 279
Appendix
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.Appendix281
.Treaty at Fort Wilkinson in 1802283
.Wilkinson County - List of Officers286
.Justices of the Inferior Court, 286; Tax Receivers, 287; Tax Collectors, 287; Surveyors, 287; Clerks of the Superior Court, 288; Coroners, 288; Sheriffs, 288; Clerks of the Inferior Court, 288; Treasurers, 289; Representatives, 289; Commissioners of Roads and Revenues, 289; County School Commissioners, 290; Ordinary--Senators, 290
.Records of Wills and Estates291
.Wills--Records of Returns, 1820-1828, 1848-1853, 291; 1828-1838, 292; 1838-1848, 293; 1853-1858, 294; Estates, 1853-'58, 295; 1849-1853, 296; 1838-1848, 297; 1820-1828, 298
.Extracts from Marriage Records, 1819-1865301
.Marriage Records Reversed, 355
.Celebration of Fourth of July at Irwinton, 1831370
.Clippings from Ga. Journal, July 14, 1831, 370
.A Short History of the Ebenezer Association Taken from Regular File of Minutes by Wiley Shepherd373
.Church Histories380
.Mt. Nebo, 380; Ramah, 380; Liberty, 383; Mt. Olive, 383; Oakdale, 383; Toomsboro Baptist, 384; Walnut Creek, 384; Bethel, 384; Mt. Carmel, 384; Asbury, 384; New Providence, 385; Poplar Springs, 385; Old Chapel, 385; Old Hopewell, 385; The Irwinton Churches, 385; Red Level, 386; Union Methodist, 387; Toomsboro Christian, 387; Myrtle Springs, 387; Pleasant Plains, 388; Friendship, 389; The Toomsboro M.E., 389
.History of Towns in Wilkinson County:
.Danville, 390; Allentown, 391; Gordon, 392
.Roster of the Wilkinson County Companies in the War Between the States395
.Muster Roll of Co. I, 3rd Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf., 395; Co. F, 3rd Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf., 399; Ramah Guards, 403; Co. A, 49t Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf. Army of Northern Va., Wilkinson County, Wilkinson Invincibles, 406; Co. I, 57th Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf. Army of Tennessee, Laurens and Wilkinson County, Buckaloo Rifles, 411; Co. D, 57th Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf. 414; Co. K, 57th Reg. Ga. Vol. Inf. Army of Tennessee, 417; Co. H, 2nd Reg. 1st Brigade Ga. State Troops, Commanded by Co. R. L. Storey, 421; Co. D, 8th Reg. Ga. Militia, 422
.The Death of a Wilkinson County Soldier in Virginia424
.Kirkpatrick's Trial426
Genealogical Appendix
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.Genealogical Appendix431
.The John Ball Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 433; John Ball, 434; Gordon Woman's Club, 435; Robert Toombs Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, 436; Wilkinson County Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, 437.




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