I am trying to match my Russell George to any families that came out of South Carolina in the 1800s. See Alabama Family Puzzles on George Genforum for my interests.Russell George, b. SCCA 1833 according to the 1860 Census in Calhoun Co, AL, married Martha Francis Griffin, daughter of Beverly Allen Griffin, in Benton, later renamed Calhoun Co, AL in 1853. I cannot find him in any other census. He died in 1863 in Civil War. The Griffins started out in Edgefield District, SC in the late 1700s. B. A. s father was Jesse Griffin who died there in 1807. B. A. is in Jones, Walton and DeKalb Cos, GA in 1820, 30 and 40 before showing up in Benton Co, AL in 1850. I cannot find Russell’swidow in the 1870 Census, but in 1880 she is in the census in Blount Co, AL before going to Denton Co, TX.
I have found a Land Patent dated 9/26/1877 for a Martha F. George, widow with five children, for 40 Acres in Mobile County. In those days they entered on the land, farmed and improved it, and later were issued a patent or deed. My Martha F. George was a widow with five children at the time. In the mid to late 1870s, my Martha appears in Blount County where two of her daughters were married. Family lore has it that she went to his family during the civil war, but we have no idea where. If these Martha F. Georges are the same, and mine was homesteading land in Mobile County, perhaps there is some connection to other Mobile County Georges. Does anyone know who the Mobil County Martha F. George is, or what family she connects to?