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Samuel Fleming was born Abt. 1720 in County Antrim, Ireland4467, and died Abt. 1770 in Jefferson County, Georgia, America. He married (2) <Unnamed>.

 Includes NotesNotes for Samuel Fleming:
Index to The Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909
Grantee: Samuel Fleming; Location of Grant:St. George; Grant Bk:I
Page: 93; Acres Granted: 350 Year Granted: 1770 page in index: 202
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Georgia Land Owners' Memorials 1758-1776 p. 160 652 Samuel Fleming, 300 acres, St. George's Parish, 2/100, 10-25-1770. Town Lot 66 in Queensborough and 300 acres bounded by vacant land. Granted to self 7-3-1770. Signed by Matt. Lyle for Samuel Fleming
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"The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia" Vol III By Allen Candler p. 64
Samuel Fleming had lot 66 in Queensborough - Records show Wm. Read to have lot 67 in Queensborough.
p. 66 Land bounded east by Samuel Fleming - Land Grant to Robert Rogers
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"History of Jefferson County" By Mrs. Z.V. Thomas p. 38 Among early settlers were ... from North Ireland. . . R.Fleming

p. 40 Following are some names of those who received land grants prior to the Revolution, and settled in the township of Queensboro. Most of these were emigrants from North Ireland:
JAMES FLEMING, ROBERT FLEMING, SAMUEL FLEMING

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More About SAMUEL FLEMING:
Event 1: Queensboro List, Ga.'s Land Marks & Memorials- Historic Ga. Families
Event 2: September 1769, Lots Granted to the Settlers of Queensborough - Lot # 66 Samuel Fleming3,4
Fact 3: July 3, 1770, 350 Acres, St. Georgia's Parish; Town Lot # 66 in Queenboro; 300 acres5,6
Fact 4: Hopewell- Warrant for 100 acres 2-2-17697
Fact 5: Granted lot 66 and 350 ac. In Queensborough 7-3-17707,8
Comment 1: Certificate of Gen. John Twiggs for 287 1/2 ac. which was granted in Wash. Co, G
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Index to The Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909
Grantee: Samuel Fleming; Location of Grant:St. George; Grant Bk:I
Page: 93; Acres Granted: 350 Year Granted: 1770 page in index: 202
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Georgia Land Owners' Memorials 1758-1776 p. 160 652 Samuel Fleming, 300 acres, St. George's Parish, 2/100, 10-25-1770. Town Lot 66 in Queensborough and 300 acres bounded by vacant land. Granted to self 7-3-1770. Signed by Matt. Lyle for Samuel Fleming
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Wife is unknown. Apparently she died in Ireland or on the ship en route to Savanah Georgia in 1768. He arrived in Savanah, Georgia in December 1768 from County Antrim, Ireland. This family settled in Queensborough, Jefferson County, Georgia, 20 Feb 1769. Source: Bible and other records in possession of Mrs. Phillips Seebach, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia. Queensborough was probably changed to Louisville after the Revolutionary War in 1776.

It is believed that Samuel Fleming, Sr. came on the Ship "Prince George" from Belfast, Ireland to Savannah, Georgia which landed in December 1768, with five sons, James, Samuel, Jr, William, John, and Robert, and a sister. They are believed to have come from County Antrim, Provence of Ulster, Northern Ireland being Scotch-Irish. Their ancestors were of the group of Scotts who migrated to the Ulster Provence of Northern Ireland.

From "Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-1775", R. J. Dickson, 1966:
"The South Carolina bounty came to an end in December 1767 and, in 1768, Matthew Rea again drew public attention to his brother's settlement at Queensborough (Burke County, Georgia). In conjunction with Beatty he advertised the advantages of settling in Georgia under John Rea or George Galphin on the same terms of tenure as in 1765. Not more that two hundred 'decent healthy people' were required and the passage money from Belfast to Savannah was to be only one guinea per person. Three months' notice of sailing was given but the advertisement was really a straw in the wind to see if the response would justify the chartering of a vessel. As the South Carolina bounty had now ceased, sailings to the southern colonies dwindled and Philadelphia again became the chief attraction for emigrants. Had a suitable vessel been sailing to Charleston the additional expense of conveying settlers to Savannah would not have been great, but diverting a ship from Philadelphia was a different matter. The response to the initial advertisement was so good that the "Prince George", already advertised to sail to Philadelphia, was chartered by Rea who made a short tour of central Down and north Armagh while William Beatty visited Ballymena to interview prospective settlers. The "Prince George" sailed to Savannah in October with 170 settlers for Queensborough on board."

From Rex Fleming:
"The Fleming's were granted land in Queensborough, St. George's Parish, Georgia in 1769. St. George Parish was later called Burke County, and the Queensborough area was still later cut off into Jefferson County. Queensborough consisted of 50,000 acres of land set aside for "Protestants from Northern Ireland", recruited by John Rae and George Galphin to help populate the frontier area. The town was near present day Louisville in Jefferson County, Georgia, but did not survive due to the Indian depredations and the American Revolution."



More About Samuel Fleming:
Ancestral File Number: 1HDQ-D2S.
Date born 2: 1720, Antrim,Ireland.
Comment 1: Certificate of Gen. John Twiggs for 287 1/2 ac. which was granted in Wash. Co, G.4468
Died 2: Abt. 1770, Jefferson County, Georgia.4469
Died 3: 1770, Georgia, America.
Event: Queensboro List, Ga.'s Land Marks & Memorials- Historic Ga. Families.
Event 2: Lots Granted to the Settlers of Queensborough - Lot # 66 Samuel Fleming.4470
Fact 3: 1770, 300 Acres, St. Georgia's Parish; Town Lot # 66 in Queenboro; 300 acres.4471
Fact 4: Hopewell- Warrant for 100 acres 2-2-1769.4472
Fact 5: Granted lot 66 and 350 ac. In Queensborough 7-3-1770.4472

Children of Samuel Fleming are:
  1. James Fleming, b. 1744, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  2. Margaret Fleming, b. Abt. 1746, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  3. +John Fleming, b. 1753, Antrim, Ireland, d. Abt. 1838, Jefferson County, Georgia4473.
  4. Mary Fleming, b. 1754, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  5. Robert Fleming, b. 1756, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  6. Jane Fleming, b. 1758, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  7. Samuel Fleming, b. November 1760, Ireland, d. 1853.
  8. +William Fleming, b. 1750, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, d. Abt. 1820, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia.

Children of Samuel Fleming and <Unnamed> are:
  1. Margaret Fleming, b. Abt. 1746, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  2. +John Fleming, b. 1753, Antrim, Ireland, d. Abt. 1838, Jefferson County, Georgia4473.
  3. +William Fleming, b. 1750, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, d. Abt. 1820, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia.
  4. Mary Fleming, b. 1754, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  5. Robert Fleming, b. 1756, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  6. Jane Fleming, b. 1758, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  7. Samuel Fleming, b. November 1760, Ireland, d. 1853.

Children of Samuel Fleming are:
  1. James Fleming, b. 1744, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  2. Margaret Fleming, b. Abt. 1746, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  3. +John Fleming, b. 1753, Antrim, Ireland, d. Abt. 1838, Jefferson County, Georgia4473.
  4. Mary Fleming, b. 1754, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  5. Robert Fleming, b. 1756, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  6. Jane Fleming, b. 1758, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  7. Samuel Fleming, b. November 1760, Ireland, d. 1853.
  8. +William Fleming, b. 1750, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, d. Abt. 1820, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia.

Children of Samuel Fleming are:
  1. Margaret Fleming, b. Abt. 1746, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  2. +John Fleming, b. 1753, Antrim, Ireland, d. Abt. 1838, Jefferson County, Georgia4473.
  3. +William Fleming, b. 1750, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, d. Abt. 1820, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia.
  4. Mary Fleming, b. 1754, County Antrim, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  5. Robert Fleming, b. 1756, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  6. Jane Fleming, b. 1758, Ireland, d. date unknown.
  7. Samuel Fleming, b. November 1760, Ireland, d. 1853.
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