Notebook:George Family in Indiana

Article Covers
Notebook:George Family


George Tapestry
……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky


Note 1

From:History of Oldenburg, Indiana extracted June 2012

In 1817, a pioneer settler, William George, of Tazwell, Virginia, filed a claim at Brookville, Indiana, for a quarter section of land that later was to become the Town of Oldenburg

Note 2

From:Tazewell Queries]Extracted June 2012

Bill George Fri Feb 14 20:06:36 1997 Seeking Information on William George who the coroner for Tazewell county in the early 1800. In 1808 he sold his land to James Peery, Jr and moved to Indiana.

Note 3

From:Combs Family Extracted June 2012

The GEORGE family in Tazewell Co. were desc./relatives of one William and Jane GEORGE who lived in Russell Co. or Lee Co.... at one time. Wm and Jane died in Tazewell. I think it is possible that this William GEORGE was related to Nicholas GEORGE family whose daughter, Wilmouth GEORGE, m Henry HARDING, and their daughter, Nancy HARDING, m John COMBS (s/o Mason COMBS, Sr., and "father of the eight").

Note 4

From George Surname Project. immigrant ancestors

With some modifications...

Immigrant Founders are the earliest known ancestor who immigrated to America. A resident founder is the earliest known ancestor of a family line in America who was not an immigrant. We have assigned a temporary group number to each immigrant (i) resident (r) ancestor based on the estimated year of birth.

Immigrant Ancestors

1635i John George Colonel John George born about 1603 in Essex County, England. He and his wife, Jane Cole, immigrated to Virginia about 1635. He died in 1679 in Isle of Wight Co, VA. Many of the George family lines in the Southern United States are descended from Col. John George. Marty Grant has an excellent report on Col. John George and his descendents. John may be the brother or cousin of Nicholas George, who settled in Lancaster County, Virginia.

1638i Nicholas George Nicholas George was born in England before 1617 and had immigrated to Virginia by 1638, when he patented land in Isle of Wight Co, Virginia. He was residing in Lancaster County, Virgina by about 1653. The first several generations of this line are well documented and this is probably the largest George family in Virginia, and perhaps in the entire Southern United States (see Marty Grant's article on Nicholas George). Some key researchers on the Nicholas George line include Joe George, Barbara George, and Morris George.

Nicholas may be the brother of cousin of Col. John George (1635a).

Resident Ancestors

1791i John George John George, a native of County Antrim, Ireland, arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, in January 1791. He applied for naturalization as a U.S. citizen in November, 1806, in Pendleton District, South Carolina. Geo. Bowie, Pat. Norris, Thomas Farrar, David Sloan, and Robert Anderson attested to his character. There were other George families living in Pendleton District during this period which were probably not related.

Holcomb, Bert H. South Carolina Naturalization 1788-1850. Genealogical printing Company, Baltimore, 1985.

1775r Benjamin GeorgeBenjamin George was first noted in the 1800 census for Pendleton District, South Carolina, where he was associated with John George and Richard George. He was probably related to John George of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, a descendent of Col. John George, but definitive evidence is lacking. He was probably not related to the John George of Pendleton District, South Carolina, who immigrated from Ireland in 1791. Benjamin was noted in Wilson County, Tennessee, by 1805, and Lincoln County, Tennessee, by 1810. Later residences include Alabama, Haywood County, Tennessee, and Izard County, Arkansas. There are know male descendents through his sons, James S., Richard, and Andrew J.

1752r Jessie GeorgeJessie George was first noted in the 1772 tax list for Surry County, North Carolina. He was born sometime between 1725 and 1750.