I am working on family histories for the ancestors and descendants of my relatives, as follows:
James and Eliza Sullivan who lived in and around Dooly Co., GA in 1850. James died in 1860 leaving Eliza pregnant and with 10 other children under the age of 21.
Andrew and Mariah Hill who lived and farmed in Lumpkin (later Dawson) Co., GA from the 1840's until about 1883. Andrew served in the Confederate Army, was wounded at Gaines Ferry and Antietam and eventually discharged. In about 1883 Andrew and family moved near Ball Ground, GA in Cherokee Co., GA where Andrew farmed and was part owner of a saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin operated by water power from the Etowah River. His land holdings totaled about 800 acres. The family was active in the Sharp Mountain Baptist Church near Ball Ground. Andrew and Mariah moved to Gordon Co., GA in about 1895 and was followed there by several of his children who by then had families of their own. Andrew and sons farmed in the southern part of the county between Adairsville and Calhoun, and Andrew also owned property in the little community of Hill City located north of Calhoun. Mariah died in 1907 and is buried at Hill City. Shortly thereafter, Andrew apparently moved to Dooly Co., GA, again near some of this descendants. I have additional information on the Hill family provided by other family members that is not incorporated into my database.
C.J. and Mary Nelson Murray who lived in Houston and Dooly Co., GA from their births in the 1850's to their deaths in the early 1900's. C.J. is descended from Murray ancestors who migrated to Burke County, GA from Virginia before the Revolutionary War. Most of my information on C.J.'s ancestors came from an excellent book entitled Kindred Murrays that was published in 1981 by my distant cousin Alton J. Murray. The information in Alton's book is not all included in my database.
Mary Nelson Murray's grandfather Alfred Nelson migrated to Georgia from Virginia. He was an early settler of Houston Co., had substantial land holdings and lived a long life there. I'd like to acknowledge that most of the information in my database on the Nelson family came from my cousin Tom Sheffield.
Thomas and Martha Collins Gurr who lived in Dooly (and possibly Houston) Co., GA from the 1850's onward. Thomas fought for the Confederacy, was captured at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and later died in nearby Marietta, GA in 1864. I have additional information on the Gurr family from other family members that I have not incorporated into my database.
Lee and Carrie Page Morgan who were born in Dooly Co., GA in the 1870's and lived there until the 1920's when they moved to Atlanta, GA. Most of my information on Lee's ancestors came from the work of my distant cousin Uley Morgan.
Joel and Amy West Page who came to Dooly Co., GA in 1851 and lived there the rest of their lives. Carrie Page Morgan was their granddaughter.
Thomas and Harriett Taylor Smith who lived in Lumpkin (later Dawson) Co. and Cherokee Co., GA from at least the 1860's until their deaths in the early 1900's. Thomas was a 49er. He went to California in search of gold, but returned to GA to live out the rest of his life.
William and Susana Brown Killen who lived in Houston Co., GA in the 1800's. William was captured in the Battle of Gettysburg and died in the Union prison camp at Johnson's Island, OH.
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