This might be more proof of putting names and families together...My great grandfather was George Wailes Thomas born 3 Jan 1846 in GA, and I believe he ties into the Wailes and Covington lines. I'm still working on collecting documentation.I appreciate any help and guidance along the way...and talking to new cousins.
From Special Publications of the National Genealogical Society, Number 21, Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1820 by Mary G. Bryan:
Richmond County 24th October 1806 Sir Being about to pass through the Creek & Choctau Nations of Indians to the Town of Washington near Natchez, in Company with my brother, Mr. Edwd. Lloyd Wailes, we are desirous of obtaining your honors Passports.---I shall esteem it a favor if you will transmit them by my brother.--- I have learnt, Sir, that you have a brother residing near Natchez---Should you have any Commands it will afford me pleasure to attend to them.---I believe I shall take up permanent residence in the Mississippi Territory.An introductory letter to your brother will particularly oblige. Your very respectfull & most obt. Servt. Levin Wailes (there is more on the reverse of this letter)
page 54-these are from Minutes of the Executive Department-
Page 483---Monday 28th August 1809 ORDERED That a Passport through the Creek nation be prepared for Messers Lewis Sewell, Isaac Darnielle, Worham Eastry, Abel Farrar and James Thomas and Mrs. Eleanor Wailes and her three children---which was presented and signed