Thanks for the post. I would not be surprised if some of the Jewish men listed played a part in the Jewish Temples/Synagogues established in Georgia since they all served on a commission that served both Georgia and South Carolina. Interestingly, the link I posted
mentions South Carolina planters/slaveholder who vigourously (sp)fought to bring their slaves into Georgia against Oglethorpe and the TRUST, during a period when Georgia was not really considered a wealthy state based on slave economy.
Someone who claims to share my same ancestral lines, posted that my ancestors were Jewish based on their given or surname. J. Friedman was trying to assist me in figuring out whether or not there would have been any Jewish Temples in the surrounding area of my ENSLAVED ancestors, (Harris County, Georgia)which is near the s.w. border close to Chambers & Lee county Alabama.
This link http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3169http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-3169 regarding "Judaism and Jews In Georgia", New Georgia Encyclopedia, does mention, I think 2 Jewish Temples/Synagogues located in Savannah, GEORGIA, established ca. early-mid 1700's. Savannah is located on the opposite side of the state from Harris County, GA. where my enslaved ancestors lived. There is no mention of any Jewish Temples/Synagogues anywhere in the vicinity of my ancestors.
I have no reason to believe that these particular enslaved ancestors were practicing Jews, and even if they were, it is highly UNLIKELY, that any slaveholder would have loaded up a buggy or (a greyhound bus):-) and drove my ancestors across the state to any religious service.