I have just found out, my George, wasn't really a George to begin with. Found out today... He, only have last name of Zacharius, came by boat to Mobile AL sometime in the mid 1700's?, reading word for word, "Custom was, for the male to take wife's last name if the father of the bride requested it. So he took George, as his name."Now, either France, Spain or the British, can't figure out which, were in power at that time. But I think it was just on the coast. I don't know who was in power inland (Choctaw, Chichasaw, or Creek?). He came to Al. with a land grant ( "had paper's from the govt'") for Bluff Ridge, Bibb/Jefferson Co area. Which government? I believe, the English, Spanish, and French have always been patriarchal societies. So, who's custom was it to take the maiden name if the father asked him to? George can also be a Greek name, they too are patriarchal.
These dang Georges are going to drive me nuts.
I have Bob George (who's father was Zacharius?), who had a son Bob George who married Mary Nicholas, who are parents of William Henry George b.1870, and Sam George, and "a bunch of girls". They lived on Sand Mountain, then moved to Birchville, Woodstock, then Oak Grove.