FROM OUR TREE:
Descendants of Rev. Timothy CARRINGTON
the Cherokee Indians ceded the land in the lower Piedmont
region of upper Georgia including what is now eastern Madison
County in the summer of 1773, a great migration of people
moved into the state. Numerous farms were sold to settlers
before the American Revolution began. About the time the Revolution
broke out, it was estimated that the population of Georgia
was 50,000, almost half of them slaves. During the Revolution,
the overall population of Georgia decreased, and some historians
attributed that to the savagery and destructiveness of the
Revolutionary conflict. After the lower Piedmont area was
organized as Wilkes County in 1777, there were no more buyers
for the remaining land parcels.
after the war headright grants of land were offered free except
for office and surveying costs, and new settlers began trickling
in. In 1784 the Cherokees ceded more land from which Franklin
County was created. More and more settlers arrived in the
areasome were people of Scotch-Irish descent from Pennsylvania,
many were of English descent from Virginia or Maryland, and
others were from all over the original thirteen colonies.
Primarily, those who made their way to Georgia were the American-born
sons and daughters of the original colonial settlers from
England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and other European countries.
Some of them migrated directly to Georgia, while others moved
first to the frontier areas in North Carolina or South Carolina
then drifted on down to take advantage of the various types
of land grants available on the newest frontier in the lower
Piedmont area of Georgia.
all the men who were the first settlers in the Madison County
area had served with the colonial forces during the Revolutionary
War. Some were officers, such as General Allen Daniel for
whom the town of Danielsville was named; many more were ordinary
foot soldiers. All served the cause of American independence.
the various families that comprise our ancestral tree, the
first to appear in the original land records for the Madison
County area was Rev. Timothy Carrington. Exactly when Rev.
Timothy moved his family to Georgia is unknown, but he was
granted 300 acres of land in old Wilkes County in 1786 (Grant
Book III, p 589).
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