This is the
Pioneer Families of South Georgia Home Page. We have data on
families of the counties of
Brooks, Green, Dodge,
Palaski, Lurens, Marion and a few others. We also have the related
families and they cover the US. These Georgia families were from VA,
SC, NC and England for the most part.
At this site we
have genealogy for many of the famlies which settled south Georgia.
There is the descendants of
William Parrish and
William Monk. Willam Parrish's great grandson
Henry Parrish was the progenitor of most of the Parrishs of south
Georgia. Henry Parrish, the Revolutionary War ancestor of the Parrishes
of South Georgia and Florida, was born in Spotsylvania, VA., about 1740,
a son of Joel Parrish who died there testate in 1791. Henry Parrish,
about 1770 married Mary Ann Monk, born 1748, and they had 10 children.
Henry Parrish moved to New Hanover County, NC., but whether before or
after marriage cannot be determined. He served three years in the NC
Continental Line for which he was paid by the State of NC, and also
granted bounty land there. Soon after the war he moved to Wilkes County,
GA, where he was granted 200 acres of land and also in 1787 bought 92
acres more on the Ogeechee River, from a Benjamin Few ( the signer of
the Constitution ?) a few years after he moved to Bulloch County where
he lived until his death. His will dated June 23, 1800, was probated
June 30, 1800, so he died between those dates. Executors of the will
were his wife Mary Ann, John Daughtrey and Jacob Mincy. The will gave
his estate to his wife for her lifetime, then to be divided between his
10 children. Note--- Mrs. Florrie Hendry of Adel, was the first
descendant of Henry Parrish to become a member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution on the record of his service; she became a member in
1949, and is a member of the John Floyd Chapter, and her National Number
is 386789. She descends through the son, Henry. From Judge Folks
Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia"
We have hundreds
of surnames some of which are
Griner and many others. Our work has centered on the south Georgia
counties of what was once Irwin and Lowndes. These now make up more than
a dozen counties. The migration routes of these families alos takes us
into Dodge, Laurens, Effingham, Montgomery and many other Georgia
counties as well as other states and countries.
We also have have
genealogy (family history) for Hancock or Hancocke family from 1525.
This Hancock family descended from
who was born about 1525 in St. Mary Woolnot, London, London,
England. One of his descendants, a
came to America in 1619. He was a member of The Virginia Company Of
London which was created by King James I for the purpose of colonizing
in America. The first settlement was established at Jamestown in 1607.
As an investor in the Virginia Company, William traveled to Jamestown in
1619. He was a member of a group that founded Berkeley Hundred. On 22
March 1622 the settlement was attacked by Indians and William, along
with many others, was massacred. Shortly after 1630, three of William's
sons came to America. Augustine,
Simon and William became prominent planters in Virginia and
established a family line that today includes many thousands of their
descendants. From Virginia, their descendants migrated throughout the
southeastern and Midwestern states and today are living in all parts of
the country. Simon Hancock had a son named William, (this line had many
Williams and Simons) One ot this William Hancock line moved to Craven
Co. North Carolina and then on to Lowndes, Berrian, Colquit and Cook
counties of Georgia.
Mary Jane Hancock the daughter of
Elder Littleton Albritton Hancock married
Dempsey Day Taylor. These Hancock's also married into the Joiner,
Ivey, Hall, Jones, Dearham, Spencer families to name a few. In This line
there is also a Hector Hancock who had a great granddaughter named
Elizabeth Hancock who
married John Hardison Redd
in North Carolina. this family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints and went west with that body. Elizabeth Hancock died
28 Nov 1853 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Ut and was buried 1853 in Spanish
Fork, Utah, Utah.
We also have
genealogy (family history) for the Peacock family.
William Peacock of Virginia is the progenitor of this family. Some
of the descendants moved to North Carolina and then on to Georgia. First
Washington county then Wilkerson and Dodge.