Perhaps these notes will help someone.What is interesting is that the plantation of David Urquhart near Augusta was called "Hilton"(Virginia Mylius)
1. David URQUHART was born 15 May 1779 in County Ross, Scotland. He died 20 Nov 1842 in his residence "Hilton, " near Augusta, GA.He was the son of John Urquhart and Katherine Banks.
John Urquhart's son CHARLES was also in Augusta, GA, but I can find no reference of a family, yet.
December, 1800:(Various ads)DAVID URQUHART, has just received from London, a large and general assortment of GOODS, suitable for the present and approaching season.Jewellery (sic) and Fancy Goods, all of which will be sold for cash or produce.
December 1801:TO BE SOLD, on Monday the 4th of January 1802, at the market house in Augusta, the stock of goods assigned by David C. Neal for the benefit of his creditors, consisting of a various of articles suitable for the season, with household furniture, horses, chair and harness.DAVID URQUHART & ABNER SIMS, assignees.
November 27, 1802:TO RENT, and immediate possession, the store and house at present occupied by Mr. Thomas Jones, as good a stand for business as any in this place.DAVID URQUHART.
Howard, John and Louisa Stoner, Apr 3, 1806; David Urquhart, Sec.N.W. Herbert, Dep. Clk.
Aug/Sept/Oct 1809:Administrators sale in October advertised, at the house of Mary Rhodes, in Bedford, the whole of the real estate of late John Rhodes, deceased.To be sold was 100 acres of pine land adjoining David Urquhart and John Catlett.
APRIL 1812:NOTICE:Nine months after the date, application will be made to the Inferior Court for the county of Richmond, for leave to sell the whole of the estate of JOHN CATLETT deceased, for the benefit of heirs and creditors.One tract of land containing 1058 acres, composed of the following tracts on the Savannah River, four miles above Augusta:145 acres known as the Bedford tract, being that whereon John Catlett lately resided, bounded on the north by Savannah river, on the east by lands of John Milledge, on the south by lands belonging to the estate of George Walker, deceased, on the west by lands belonging to David Urquhart and others.400 acres above the village of Bedford, being the land and plantation purchased by John Catlett from the administrators of Cornelius Dysart deceased, bounded on the south by DAVID URQUHART’s, and on the east by Lamkin and others, and on the south by Sinner’s land, and on the west by a tract of pine land belonging to David Catlett.And 121 acres pine land, to the west of last mentioned tract, being that tract with Reuben Colman purchased of John Rhodes, bounded south by land formerly the property of Cornelius Dysart, northeast by Thomas Pace’s land, west by John Stalling’s land, and ___ by Richard Call’s survey.Also a lot (#29) in the City of Augusta on Broad Street; (#28 on Ellis Street).Also lots (#23 & #21) of Reynolds Street. (descriptions given).Also 287 + acres pine land in Washington County near the Oconee River, adjoining Owen Sullivan’s lands.287 + acres pine land in same county of Beaverdam fork of Richland Creek, originally granted to Thomas Shaw.287 + acres on the Ohoope River granted to J. Killgore adjoining Samuel Branham’s; 287 + acres granted to Samuel Branham;187+ acres on the Ohoopee River andMill Creek, granted to Samuel Underwood.287 + acres land on the Alatamana River adjoining William David’s and Wm Green’s land, originally granted to Robert Peritt.400 acres lying in Effingham County between Scull’s Creek and Syke’s Bluff adjoining Nichol’s granted to Reuben Coleman; 200 acres ditto…. JOHN SCOTT & LINDSEY COLEMAN, Administrators.
December 1812 ads:FOR SALE. On the plantation of the subscriber, a quantity of excellent firewood already cut down – a wagon can easily haul to Augusta two loads per day, the distance being about four miles and the roads in good order.Enquire of:DAVID URQUHART
September 1823 ads:TO RENT:the house on the corner of Telfair and Elbert Streets, at present occupied by Mrs. Twiggs, suitable for a family.DAVID URQUHART
January 6, 1843:Notice.All persons indebted to the estate of DAVID URQUHART, late of Richmond County, deceased, will make immediate payment to the executors, and all persons having demands against the estate will present their accounts duly authenticated.JOHN GARNER, DAVID W. URQUHART, Exrs.
July 1, 1843:Four months after date, application will be made to the Inferior Court of Richmond County for leave to sell the real and personal property belonging to the estate of David Urquhart, late of said county.J. GARNER, D.W. URQUHART, Ex'rs.
David married Catherine Brooks Gartary MCGEHEE, daughter of Daniel MCGEHEE and Janet HODNETT. Catherine was born 7 Jul 1783 in Prince Edward Co., VA. She died 6 Oct 1835 in at "Hilton" near Augusta, GA.
Daughter of Daniel McGehee and Janet Hodnett.
Note:EdwardMacGehee married Katharine DeJarnette, daughter of David DeJarnette, son of Jean DeJarnette, and had David MacGehee who married Janet Hodnett, daughter of John Hodnett and Katharine Brooke, daughter of Brooke and Miss Gartery, and had Katharine Brooke Gartery McGehee who married David Urquhart, born in Cromarty, Scotland May 15, 1779; died in Augusta, GA November 20, 1842.From this line descends Mrs. SE. Habersham, the Garners and Glenns.
In 1696, Wm. Mack GEHEE, of New Kent County, bought 200 acres in Henrico County on the river of Alex MacKenny of New Kent, for 3000 pounds of tobacco.Witness, Gideon Macon of New Kent, and Mary Swan [Henrico Records].
2. Anna married ___ Butler
3. Dinah married John Lipscomb
5. Jacob married a daughter of Benj. Collier of the Peninsular, who was son of John Collier of "Porto Bell."
8. Edward (father of Micajah)2830 acres in Amelia County in 1746, and 5798 acres additional in 1748.In the 'Amelia Book' his name is spelled 'Mack Gehee'.His brother Jacob (name also spelt Mack Gehee) 727 acres in 1746 and 400 acres in 1748.He married Miss De Jarnett (Mumford and Daniel De Jarnette her brothers probably, each entered 400 acres in Amelia County in 1754).The De Jarnettes were of Huguenot descent and settled in Prince Edward County.
9. Mary married Dickson
Children of Edward and _____ (de Jarnette) McGehee were seven sons and two daughters as follows:
1. John of Prince Edward county, married.Issue:two sons
2. Micajah of Broad River, Oglethorpe County, GA
3. Daniel, of Augusta, GA, married Janet Hodnett of Charlottesville, VA.Issue:
B. Archibald of Jackson, Miss
C. Nathan, all wealthy and successful
D. Mrs. Ann Tyler
E. Catherine Brooks Garthray McGehee who married DAVID URQUHART of Augusta, GA, the Scotchman, and ancestor of the Uquharts of Georgia and several others.
[note:see Early Settlers of Alabama: With Notes & Genealogies Parts 1 & 2 By James Edmonds Saunders, Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs, page 449, for the rest of the genealogy of the McGehee's]
(note that this reference doesn't complete her name - her last name was McGehee) :The wife of Mr. Urquhart was Catherine Brooks Garteray, who was born in Prince Edward county, Va., July 7th, 1783. She died at the family residence, "Hilton," near Augusta, Ga., October 6th, 1835.
They had the following children:
2 F i. Jane Eliza Brooks URQUHART.
2nd Husband of Jane Eliza Brooks Urquhart:
+William Weedenb: of Huntsville, Alabama
+M. T. Read
John D. Weeden-Military service: Civil War - Col. C. S. A.
+Mattie Pattonb: of Florence, Alabama
Henry Vernon Weeden
Maria Howard Weedenaka: ' Miss Howard '
Jane married James (III) (son of James) WATKINS (no children), son of James B. (Jr.) WATKINS of Petersburg, GA and Jane THOMPSON. James was born 1795. He died 1826.
James Watkins, the son of James Watkins (the second), was born September 20, 1795. His youth gave much promise, which his manhood did not fulfil. He was educated for a lawyer; had a fine person, and married Miss Jane Urquhart, of Augusta. He became intemperate and died about 1825, with no issue.
James Watkins (4) (b. 20th September, 1795 , d. 15th March, 1826 ) m. Jane , daughter of Dr. John Urquhart , of Augusta, Ga. No issue. "Educated for the law, and of handsome person, too much prosperity was his ruin." He became dissipated, and died young - no issue.His widow m. Dr. William Weeden , of Huntsville, Ala. (2d wife), and their descendants are numerous.
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Glover's Mill - Middle Fork Falling Creek
Elbert County Georgia - Superior Court - Deed-Mortgages
1821, March 6-I, James Watkins, Sr. for natural love and affection towards my Son, James Watkins, Jr. convey all my landed estate, a tract on Savannah River containing 700 acres.Also an island containing 330 acres of land, another tract in South Carolina on Rocky River and Savannah River containing 200 acres.
Registered 18th November 1821
81/17 Elbert County Deed Book
3 F ii. Catherine Louisa Banks URQUHART was born 30 Jan 1801. She died 19 Sep 1863.
Catherine married Jesse ANSLEY on 14 Dec 1818. Jesse died 7 Nov 1863 in "The Hill" Summerville, Augusta, GA.
Born: 1789 Upper Freehold,Monmouth,North Carolina,USA
Died: 1863-11-07 Summerville,Richmond,Georgia,USA
Son of William Ansley and Sarah Stayhorn
August 15, 1843:Jesse Ansley of Augusta was in the Factorage & Commission business and formed a co-partnership with Wm. M. Martin of Charleston - name of the firm:ANSLEY & MARTIN
July 12, 1846:MARRIED, at Summerville, on Tuesday evening, 9th inst., by Rev. C.S. Dod (sic), Mr. J. S. Wilcox to Miss Sarah Jane, daughter of Jesse Ansley, Esq'r.
Sept 1873:Richmond Co Sheriff's Sale.All that tract of land lying in the county of Richmond, three miles west of the city of Augusta, continaing 107 acres bounded on north by Rae's Creek, on east by land belonging to the estate of Henry H. Cumming, on the south by lands formerly owned by J.L. Knight, and on west by lands formerly conveyed by John H. Fitten to Mrs. Harriett Smith and Thaddeus Oakman; also that lot of land lying in the village of Summerville, bounded on north by lot belonging to estate of Jonathan Wilcox, south by land of Ebenezer Starns, (etc)Levied on as property of Jesse A. Ansley to satisfy a fi fa issued in favor o fJames B. Whaley and Thomas Whaley, executors of Thomas Whaley, vs Jesse A. Ansley.
1915:"The Sand Hills Seventy Years Ago:(only portions quoted)"On what is now Mr. Bryan Cunning's lot on this street (Cumming) stood the stable of Colonel Henry Cumming.From there north the land was vacant to what later became the home of Miss Ann Woods, but was then owned by Mr. Jesse Ansley, Sr., and many years prior to his ownership, this house was used as a boarding school, which was kept by Lord
4 M iii. Dr. John Augustus URQUHART of Columbus, GA1.
John married Mary Jane SHORTER (no children), daughter of Judge Eli Sims SHORTER of Georgia and Sophia Herndon WATKINS. Mary died 23 Apr 1873 in Columbus.
"Mary Jane, the eldest daughter of Judge Eli S. Shorter, married Dr. John A. Urquhart of Columbus, GA.They had no children and have both departed this life."
"History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861" Chapter 12: Georgia Militia Generals.page 338
Eli Sims Shorter (1792-1836), was a lawyer "from Putnam and Muscogee Counties."He "became a renowned jurist from Putnam County, Georgia.He was the first judge of the Flint Judicial Circuit, 1822-1825.He died on 12/13 December 1836 in the 44th year of his age, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.He was the brother-in-law of the Hon. Stephen W. Harris.
Shorter married SOPHIA H. WATKINS on 18 June 1817 in Elbert County, Georgia.Biography of Eli S. Shorter in Stephen F. Miller "The Bench and Bar of Georgia; Memoirs and Sketches, etc" II (Philadelphia, PA 1858); Nancy Terrell, "A History of Columbus, Georgia, 1828-1928" (Columbus, GA, 1929) 64; anecdotes of Judge Eli Shorter in Atlanta "Constitution," 11 March 1894.
Mrs. MARY JANE URQUHART, wife of Dr. John A. URQUHART of Columbus, died in Columbus on 23 April 1873.Her obituary states that she was the eldest daughter of General (sic) Eli. S. Shorter, SMN, 25 April, 1873."They had no children, and have both departed this life.
5 F iv. Sarah Ann URQUHART.
Sarah Ann Urquhart
+John Garnerb: of Augusta, Georgia
+Stephen Elliott Habershamb: of Savannah, Georgia
Katherine Virginia Habersham
John G. Habersham
Sarah married John GARNER of Augusta, GA.
6 M v. David William URQUHART.
Executor of his father's estate.
7 F vi. Mary Matilda URQUHART (died age 21) was born 13 May 1820. She died 27 May 1841.
Mary Matilda Urquhart
+W. W. Garrardb: of Columbus, Georgia
Mary Isabel Garrard
+W. A. Robertsonb: of Louisiana
Mary married William W. GARRARD of Columbus, GA.
Notes of Steve Beaty:
WILLIAM W. GARRARD, of Columbus, Ga., was born, about 1818 in Marion county, Ga. He was a typical Southern gentleman, a wealthy planter and one of the most influential cotton merchants in the South in the ante-bellum days, when "cotton was king," He died at his residence, "Hilton," near Columbus, Ga., in 1866, aged forty-eight years. He married first, Mary M. S. Urquhart, who was born May 13th, 1820, and died May 27th, 1841.
MARTHA GARRARD, daughter of Jacob Garrard, of Columbus, Ga., married Judge William Elam, of Atlanta, Georgia.
AUGUSTIN O. GARRARD, of Rome, Ga. Two of his sons are Charles P., civil engineer; Rome, Ga , and William Garrard.
FRANCIS GARRARD, married Morefield.
LOUIS GARRARD, son of Anthony Garrard, of Wilkes county, Ga., lives in Marengo county, Ga. Descendants not obtained.
ALLEN GARRARD, oi Wilkes county, son of Anthony Garrard, was born about 1799, and died in 1875. He married first, Margaret Black, of Pennsylvania. Their son —
JOSEPH GARRARD, born about 1822, married Elizabeth Sanders, of Randolph county, Georgia. They lived in
Geneva county, Alabama. Allen Garrard married secondly
Nancy Madox. Their children were—
GEORGE GARRARD, of Wilkes county, was born in June, 1828. Died in October, 1864, in the Confederate service.
He married Emmeline Gilbert, and left children.
LUCY GARRARD was born in 183o. Married James Hendrick, of Sumpter county, Ga. Their son, James Hendrick, lives at Waco, Tex.
SARAH GARRARD, born in 1834. Married John G. Bailey, of Wilkes county, Ga.
LOUISA GARRARD, born in 1836. Married first, Matt Bell, who was killed in the Confederate service. Married
secondly S. Bailey, of Wilkes county, Ga.
NANCY GaRRARD, born in 1838. Married Joseph C. Bailey, of Wilkes county.
WILLIAM GARRARD, of Taliferro county, Ga, born October 6th, 1839. Marrid May Scisson.
8 F vii. Frances Isabel URQUHART was born 14 Sep 1818.
Mr. Garrard married secondly, Frances Isabel Garteray Urquhart (sister of his first wife), who was born in Richmond county, September 14th, 1818. Her father was David Urquhart, who was born in Cadbell, in the Parish of Fearne, County of Ross, in Scotland, May 15th, 1779. He died at his residence "Hilton," near Augusta, Ga., November 20th 1842.
Frances Isabella Garteray Urquhart
+William W. Garrard
+Humphreys Castlemanb: of Kentuckyd: Aft. 1870 ? Georgia
+Mary Lawtonb: of Savannah, Georgia
Hellen Augusta Garrard
+John T. Glennb: of Atlanta, Georgia
Gertrude Kate Garrard
+James W. Harrisb: of Mississippi
Louis F. Garrard
Ada Frances Garrardd: ? died young
Mrs. Garrard died at her son's residence near Columbus, Ga., August 13th, 1890 The Rev. Dr. Carter her minister
in his obituary of her, says: "Mrs. Garrard was the daughter of Mr. David Urquhart, a planter of large means and a princely gentleman. Of his large family only one survives, Mrs. L. T. Downing, of Columbus, Ga.
Miss Isabel Urquhart married Mr. William W. Garrard, one of Georgia's most prominent citizens, who died many years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and two sons; Mrs. Humphreys Castleman, of Atlanta; Mrs. James Harris, of Chattanooga; Mrs. J. T. Glenn, of Atlanta ; Col. William Garrard, of Savannah, and Hon. Louis F. Garrard, of Columbus, Ga. She was in her seventy-second year. "
Mrs. Garrard was a remarkable woman, as all who knew her can testify. The culture inherited from her high-strung and noble race, she illustrated in her life. 'The honored heir-loom of her ancestors she handed down untarnished to her descendants Left with the care of a large household, she dedicated herself to rearing her children, and in their honored and useful lives are the living proofs of her success. There was a dignity in her bearing that impressed all with the nobleness of her character. Singularly courteous in her manner, she won the respect of all who knew her. The loving tribute of a loving daughter but expresses the estimate of a true regard. Of her gracious presence, of her loveliness of character, her worth as a wife and mother 'whose children rise up and call her blessed,' it may be very justly said, 'none knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise.' It was during the long sickness, which from the first with death's prophetic power she anticipated the end, that the writer of this sketch became so well acquainted with her as to know her noble and true character. The calmness 'with which she anticipated the inevitable hour, the patient cheerfulness with which during the long and weary months she bore the almost continual suffering, is rarely ever witnessed. It was indeed a precious relief when at last came to her 'the sleep from which none ever wakes to weep.' "
Frances married William W. GARRARD of Columbus, GA.
WILLIAM W. GARRARD, of Columbus, Ga. He married first, Mary M. S. Urquhart, who was born May 13th, 1820, and died May 27th, 1841.Married second her sister, Frances Isabel Urquhart.
1. Frances Isabel URQUHART (b.14 Sep 1818)
sp: William W. GARRARD of Columbus, GA
|-2. William Urquhart GARRARD
|-2. Eva GARRARD
|-2. Louis Ford GARRARD
|-2. Helen Augusta GARRARD
|-2. Gertrude Kate GARRARD
+-2. Ada Frances GARRARD (died young)