I emailed John Ozment the outlines of wills found in a book on Cherokee Co., TX Wills and Probate cases regarding Solomon Wolfe, two of his sons and his wife.
My interest lies more in the Georges than the Wolfes, although its possible that the Wolfes may turn out to be important to me as well.
My ancestor Jesse Wesley George was born in Georgia in 1819.His mother and Father were Jesse George b. 178? in SC and Faithy (unknown) born in SC 1788.They had several children and are in Muscogee Co., Georgia by 1840, and the children of theirs that I can account for are also living close by, or are still living with them.
Here's a breakdown of the households:
Green Huckabay and family live right next to Jesse George and family (Green is the brother of Sarah Jane Huckabay, Jesse Wesley George's wife).
Jesse George household.One male age 10-15, one male 50-60, one female 10-15, 2 females 15-20, one female 40-50.
Wesley George (this is Jesse Wesley George) one male 1-5, one male 20-30, one female 15-20.Jesse Wesley named his children the same names as the Orangeburgh SC/Henry Co,GA/Early Co.,GA/Cherokee Co.,TX Georges:
John Carey, Jesse Green, David, Caleb, William Riley, and Mahala (if Jesse Sr. had a daughter named Mahala).His other daughters were Laurania Elizabeth, Delilah Jane, Mary Olivia, Matilda F., and Calista E.
Next to Jesse is the family of West Parker.
This is the Westley Parker who married Mahala George in Henry Co., GA in 1827.West was born in 1808 and Mahala was born in 1810.Some people believe that Mahala was the daughter of Jesse Sr. of Orangeburgh SC, but I don't think so.I believe she was the daughter of this Jesse George and his wife Faithy.She lives by them, moves with them, and is the right age to be their oldest daughter.
There is a widow named Leah Johns and her three children living between Mahala George Parker and the next child of Jesse and Faithy George.Leah is between 20-30.I've found nothing to indicate that she is one of their children, but then again, I haven't found much about her period.
There is another family (sorry forgot the name) also between the Georges and Civility and her family.
Then comes Civility Green George and her husband and family.Civility married John Gaskins.
In 1841 another one of the George girls, Epsey Ann, marries John Johnson in Muscogee Co., GA (Epsey was one of the girls age 15-20 in 1840).
By 1850 all of these people have moved to Ouachita Parish, La (in abt. 1846) except Jesse Sr., the son age 10-15, one of the daughters age 15-20, and Leah John and the other family that I can't remember the name.Leah John moved to Marion Co., the next county over.Green Huckabay moved to Louisiana, but not until 1851 and he moved to Bienville Parish instead of Ouachita.
Jesse and Faithy also had a daughter Laurania "Anne" George, that married James Reason Pilcher.They lived nearby but in Marion Co.Close to them was Sarah Jane Huckabay's father, John Huckabay and family.
Sarah George, Jesse and Faithy's youngest daughter marries Henry Gunter in Ouachita Parish in 1847.In 1850 Faithy George is in their household.
I've recently been in contact with several of Sarah George Gunter's descendents, one of which has evidence in the form of a letter from one of Sarah's sons that Jesse and Faithy were German.She says that Sarah George Gunter spoke broken English and that her children were all fluent in German when they were young.Faithy seems to have been half German and half Cherokee.No doubt, given the times, and the extreme racism of the south, that would mean that Faithy would have had a German father and an Indian mother.A white woman marrying an Indian wouldn't have been tolerated back then.
I know the spot for Jesse George Sr's son Jesse George Jr. is already claimed by some to be a Dr. Jesse George, but I've got some other evidence that says this is not correct.Dr. Jesse George was born in North Carolina and not South Carolina.He seems to me to belong to a different line of Georges while my Jesse George fits the SC Georges almost perfectly. I'd like to out more about him.He, his wife, and his children moved to Upshur Co., TX in abt. 1850, but that's all I could find from that point.
I'm trying to find out as much as I can about all of these people so that I can safely make the claim without jumping to conclusions.Sue Lynn thinks that Doris Claiborne has mixed up her George lines.Sue Lynn is a George descendant of both Jesse and Faithy and another George line James George (these moved to Indiana before Texas).
Oh well, no one ever said this stuff was easy.
If you have any ideas about this, feel free to express them.