Our family history is one of great interest.I have taken many years to research this information and have gathered it from numerous locations.Some of the information was obtained from various databases but most of it was obtained from various distant cousins who are also researching and discovering our family history. Some of those I contact were well into their 90's when they provided family information.We are fortunate in that our ancestors were very prolific and, for the most part, stayed within the same general area for many generations. By doing so, many left clear evidence of their existence and will live on though their descendants, their stories remembered through our passing this own to our descendants.As you look at the charts and read through the history of our family, I hope they will become more real to you now. Although they are long gone, through these pages we can begin to know them and their lives and realize they did exist!Possibly these pages will inspire you to take pen and paper in hand and write down your own family memories to add to these. A family so rich in history is a precious gift.Let us not forget them.Dedicated With Love toMy Mother,Betty Sue Hanson MaskewDecember 29, 1934 - October 27, 2000Early Georgia SettlersOur family can truthfully boast that they have been in this country for more than 250 years. Some, more than 300 years! Not many families these days can claim such a history. Yes too, contrary to what I had always been told most of these ancestors had slaves...many of them.With the exception of a very few individuals, our ancestors were living here long before the Revolutionary War. Most came originally from Scotland and England. All were in Virginia before they eventually relocated to Morgan and Walton Counties in Georgia shortly after that war.Most came here because they were given land as payment for their service during the Revolution and/or for service in keeping the colonies safe from Indian attacks. We have many men in our family that can claim service in the Revolutionary War.Though their service anyone in our family can obtain membership into the prestigious DAR or SAR (Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution)As you look though the family trees you can't help but notice seeing some of the same names over andover.James Malcom, SeniorOne of these names is James Malcom, Sr. who was born in Virginia in 1752.James' father, George was also born in Virginia in 1720. George's father John came from Scotland and settled on this country before he married in 1720.James fought in the Revolution and came to Georgia in about 1789 through Wilkes County along with several of his war buddies, which included other ancestors of ours, Edmund Adcock, George Young and the Hawk boys. It is not known for certain yet, but it is assumed that the father of John Peters, Sr. was also in this group.The children of James Malcom, Edmund Adcock, the Hawk's and John Peters' Sr.all married within their close kit community for several generations. By doing so, all four of our grand parents, John Hanson, Lena Peters Hanson, Lilious Peters and Agnes Young were related at birth.James Malcom is found in our family line an unbelievable seven (7) times. Through John Hanson's mother Lucy, through Lena Peters Hanson mother, Mary and her father Edward, through Lilious Peters father, Thomas and through Agnes Young though her mother, Dora's family three (3) separate times!The Malcom family has a very interesting history including having the distinction of having James' son, John (AKA "Rich" John) within it. He was actually called by that name - "Rich" John Malcom."Rich" John was a founding father of Madison, Georgia, and served as a soldier in Major Thomas Hogg's Battalion, War of 1812. John Malcom moved to the Blasingame district in Walton County, Georgia in 1833.Family legend as well as US History states that John was one of the wealthiest men in Georgia prior to the Civil War. At the war's outbreak, John was one of the wealthiest men in the Confederacy. Most of his wealth was in two large plantations and the slaves to work it. . John Malcom's property at Sandy Creek consisted of approximately 19,000 acres of very fertile land and 125 slaves. In 1838, when the Georgia Railroad was successfully completed all the way from East Georgia to West Georgia, John rode the train one hundred miles from Monroe to Greenville, in Meriwether County. There, John purchased all the available property he could, which turned out to be 10,000 acres of excellent cotton land. This new acquisition brought John Malcom's total holdings to 29,000 acres and immensely increased his wealth.Read his story inside these pages and see how the family fortune was stolen!Edmund Adcock, SeniorSometimes we see his name spelled as Edmond.Another often seen name within our family tree is that of Edmund Adcock, Sr.Edmund was born about 1755 in Virginia. His father, Joseph (son of John) was also born in Virginia around 1727. The Adcock's came across from England in the Middle 1600's or very early 1700s. They were of Scotch-Irish decent. John Adcock settled in Albermarle County Virginia, which was divided in 1761, and the Adcock's were residing in the area, which became Buckingham County.Family historian Bert Hawk writes that Edmond Adcock Sr., like James Malcom, "was a Revolutionary Soldier from Virginia". He came to Wilkes County, Georgia from Virginia about 1790. Edmund, like James Malcom had a house full of children and brought some of them to Georgia with him.By 1808, Edmund had moved to Morgan Co, GA. On 05Mar 1810, Edmund Adcock deeded land to David Malcom of Morgan County, land originally granted to Edmund Adcock by Georgia Governor, Jared Irwin on February 9, 1808. (Book C, p 69-71). In 1830, Edmund first appears in the Walton County. Census in Blasingame's district. He is also listed in 1840, 1850, and 1860 Census for the same area. Edmund died March 7, 1860. His estate was administered by Barnett Adcock and John Hester. Note that Tapley Hanon's grandson married into the Hesters.http://www.lads.com/genealogy/D0000000/I132.htmlThrough Edmund, Agnes Young Peters' mother descends; Lena Peters Hanson's father descends twice.The Andrew Hawk's (Junior and Senior)Andrew who was born about 1730 the son of Andrew born 1703 of Palatinate, Holland.Interestingly enough, Andrew Sr. was brought to this country from Rotterdam, Holland to Pennsylvania in a ship captained by Christopher Ratsey of Isle of Wight England. Christopher Ratsey was an ancestor of my father, Jack Maskew! What a coincidence.According to Seaborn's diary (Andrew JR's. son) on May 17, 1784, a Washington County, Georgia a bounty warrant was recorded for Andrew Hawk. At this point we are not sure if this was Andrew Sr. or Jr. In November 1789, Andrew Hawk tolls a brown steer that wandered into his pasture near Augusta. Seaborn reflects that his grandfather was involved in "the first settling of Augusta", and it is quite possible that his grandfather remained and died in Augusta, Richmond County, and that it was the son Andrew that continued on into the later records.In 1791 Andrew Hawk is listed on the Wilkes County tax rolls with 400 acres of second quality land in district MM (present day Taliaferro County) and no slaves. He is again listed in 1792 with the same information, but in 1793 he has moved to district GG (present day Greene County), now has 200 acres of second quality land, and no slaves. In 1795 Andrew paid tax in Oglethorpe County and an interesting variety of neighbors in the district including Thornton's and Whatley's -other family members of ours!Andrew next appears 1798 in Oglethorpe County tax records, and from this point forward I do not know if he owned any land or slaves. (Note that Ornan Whatley, Sr. died in Oglethorpe in 1798; his daughter Rebeckah Whatley would have been 12 years old at the time. It would be interesting to follow the estate administration records forward and see if/when her name clicks over to Rebeckah Hawk.)In years 1801, 1805, 1809, 1810, and 1815 Andrew is on the Greene County tax rolls (along with John Peters, Sr. and the unknown (as yet) Edmond Peters). The lottery records of 1805 in which he drew a blank confirm his presence in Greene. In July 1819 Andrew has a letter left unclaimed at the post office in Madison, Morgan County.Andrew Hawk can be found in the pedigree of Lena Peters Hanson's mother, Mary, Agnes Young Peters' mother, Dora.George Young, SeniorGeorge was also born in Virginia in about 1720 the son of John who was also born in Virginia about 1705.John's father, William was born in Virginia in 1673.His father, Samuel Young, Jr. was born in England in 1629 and came to the new land around 1652. He was the ancestor to Agnes Young Peters.George was what was known as a Long Hunter and also fought in the French and Indian War (1754-1763). These Long Hunters traveled together after the war in groups all over the colonies and to uncharted new lands hunting game and mapping new territories. They were away from home many months of the year.George was said to have hunted with Samuel Crowley, ancestor of Lilious Peters, the famous Daniel Boone, Thomas Callaway (another ancestor of my father, Jack Maskew), James Cox (his family also married into the Malcom's) among others.George is listed in the book entitled "600 Revolutionary Soldiers Living in Georgia in 1827-8" by Martha Lou Holston. On June 28, 1788, George Young purchased 37 more acres on Buffalo Creek in Old Wilkes County from the Lumpkins.That is one of the earliest records of George being in Georgia.His son, James Young, another of Agnes' ancestors, also fought in the Revolutionary War. Many people have gained their DAR acceptance through his lineage. James was alos in the Georgia Militia, fighting to keep the Indians out of the new settlements. His service with the Georgia Militia is well-documented in Old Wilkes County records.Benjamin ParteeBenjamin was the exception to the rest of the family. He was a late arrival to this new country and was from Versailles, France and born about 1720 and died in Granville Co., North Carolina. Benjamin appears to have been the Patriarch of the Partee's in the United States.Benjamin emigrated from Versailles, France some time before 1755. In the book entitled Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1773 Benjamin is listed as a freeholder (free man, land owner) who polled (voted) for Captain John West and for William Elzey on December 11, 1755. Since a freeholder in Virginia had to be at least 21 years of age, we can assume that the latest Benjamin could have been born was 1734. Since Benjamin also had two children who were born in France as early as 1742, we may assume that he was probably born around or before 1725 and did not immigrate to the American colonies until after 1742.The another record of Benjamin Partee was found in Fairfax County, Virginia "1758 Delivered to Mr Smith" Indenture 16 October 1755 between Robert Carter of Westmoreland Co. and Benjamin Partee. In consideration of rents...farm let...130 acres in parish of Cameron in county of Fairfax...Goose Creek tract...corner to Shore and Fields...by Partees Sprng...during natural lives of Benjamin Partee, Mary Partee his wife, and Charles Partee, his eldest son. Yearly rent of three pounds, ten shillings.Will dated 09 Jan 1764-proved May 1764 Benjamin Partee, Sr. wills to his sons Charles, Edmond and Benjamin, all land to be equally divided between them with Benjamin having the part whereon I live, allowing his mother to live there her lifetime, to wife Mary during her widowhood, all rest of my estate and if she remarry then to be divided to her and the children. John Adcock and wife excepted in this division since she has had part of her share and is now only to be made equal to others. Exr. Wife, Mary Partie. Witnesses: Robert Harris, William WilliamsBenjamin Partee may have been a brother of James Partee, who first lived in Maryland near present Washington, DC, about 1756, and later lived in parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Edmund Partee served three tours of duty in the Revolutionary War. In 1780 he worked as a shoemaker for three months in the Granville County, North Carolina Militia under Captain Mangrum.Benjamin's son, Benjamin, Jr. was the first Partee of our family to settle in Georgia. The first record of him here is in 1811 in Baldwin County, Georgia. His son Abner Partee born 1809 in North Carolina, married Charity Malcom, a grand daughter of James Malcom, SR.Their daughter, Martha Partee Johnson was the grandmother to John Hanson.One of Benjamin Sr's daughters married John Adcock while the family was in Granville County,North Carolina.Reuben JohnsonMartha Partee married Civil War Solider, Joseph Bailey Johnson great grandson of Rueben Johnson. Joseph Bailey Johnson was killed at the Battle of Jonesboro in Clayton County Georgia. Joseph and Mary's daughter Lucy is buried next to her husband, William Henry (Peg Leg) Hanson at Prospect Methodist Church near Fairplay.Reuben and his son-in-law Jeremiah had warrants issued against them in 1782 in Cumberland County, NC for pilfering from the loyalists. They were to have appeared in court in April of 1782. However they fled to Georgia, which had no extradition, to escape being tried on these charges. Ref: Cumberland County, NC Court abstracts. A copy of his Will from Oglethorpe County, Georgia was signed January 18,1823 and probated 5-5-1824.Reuben Johnson was a charter member of Cloud's Creek Baptist Church (chartered 1788) in the part of Wilkes County that later became Oglethorpe County. Below is the inscription of a marker that was erected in 1999 at the church."In 1785, following the Revolutionary War, pioneers from North Carolina-including the Hendons, Hartsfields, Standifers, Johnsons, Lawrences, and Olives-settled near Big Cloud's Creek on the Georgia frontier near the Creek and Cherokee nations. Olive's Fort was soon constructed and Cloud's Creek Baptist Church was constituted within its walls in 1788. The church was later moved 2 1/2 miles south to its present location on land deeded by Thomas Hendon in 1798." The second and current sanctuary on the new site was constructed in 1909 and continues in use today.Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Cloud's Creek Baptist Church, Descendants of Robinson and Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon, and Historic Oglethorpe County. Note: Cloud's Creek Baptist Church constituted September 20, 1788 Note: Charter Members - Robinson Hendon * Elizabeth Hartsfield Hendon * William Hendon * Elizabeth Standifer Hendon * Thomas Hendon * Cassander Standifer Hendon * Kerenhappuch "Happy" Hendon Olive * Benjamin Standiford/Standifer * Rachel Forrest Standiford/Standifer * Thomas Johnson * Penelope Sanders Johnson * Reuben Johnson * Lydia Johnson * William Lawrence * Rhoda Lawrence * Joseph Embry * Rachel Embry * Timothy Carrington * Abel Gower * Isaiah Haile * Adam Simmons * Jimmy Sims * Benjamin Tribble * Mary Bradford Bridges * Tabitha Simillion Note: Erected by Descendants. Dedicated September 19, 1999.After the Revolutionary War, land grants for military service were given in Georgia. Certain pioneers arriving in the northern portion of Wilkes County (later to become Oglethorpe County) were a close-knit group of families from Wake County, North Carolina. Interconnected by blood and marriage, they included Hendons, Olives, Johnsons and Hartsfields. Beginning in 1785, they formed a community near Big Cloud's Creek.Note: The Cherokee and Creek Nations overlapped in this area, and tensions between the two tribes erupted -- fully directed against the settlers. For protection, Anthony Olive built a two-storied blockhouse and stockade known as Olive's Fort. His wife, Kerenhappuch, was a younger sister to three Hendon brothers: Robinson, William, and Thomas, who along with their families used the fort for refuge.President Andrew Johnson was born in Wake Co., NC in 1808 and his father, Jacob was also born in Wake Co., NC in 1778.It is possible our Reuben is related.John Peters, SeniorAccording to Walton County Census information John Peters, Senior was born in Virginia in 1772. By 1793 John was in Greene County, Georgia - another one of the new counties formed from Wilkes County. He was listed on the tax roll there along with an Edmund Peters.Edmund Peters later migrated to Morgan Co and died their June 3, 1837. Edmund had been a member of the Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776. He served as Sargent in Col.Byrd's Regiment. He also served under Capt. Thomas. Fleming for eight months in 1758.No one presently knows for certain if Edmund is the father of John but the dates and locations make the connection favorable.Only time and more research will tell the true tale.John married Sarah Sallie Haynes in Greene County although the exact year of their marriage is in dispute. It appears to be written as February 01, 1807 but several researchers have noted colonial numeral 1's were crossed and often looked like 7's.Therefore, it is possible they were married in 1801.John did have children prior to 1807 but some speculate these children were not by Sarah but by a first wife who is not yet known by name.Sometime between 1820 and 1830, John and his family moved to Walton County, Georgia.He is the ancestor of Lilious Peters through his father, Thomas and Lena Peters Hanson through her father, Edward.John GannawayJohn Gannaway was born August 02, 1720 in New Kent, Virginia the son of John Seaman Gannaway of Bath, England and Zadia Larriategui of Spain. John married Mary MacGregor of Aberdeen, Scotland and the first 7 children were born in Albemarle Co VA, the final five in Buckingham. (except Betsey, no birth location).John's daughter, Nancy Sallie married James Malcom, SR.Tapley HansonTapley Hanson was born about 1768 in Virginia the son of Robert born 1728 in Virginia.The earliest documented Hanson from this line was Robert Hinson born 1615 who died in Stafford Co. VA in 1675. It is not presently known where Robert was born.Tapley was in Clarke County, Georgia by 1817 and in Morgan County, Georgia by 1827, Tapley's grandson , Francis Marion Hanson is the Great Grandfather of John Leonard Hanson. It is interesting to note that according to census documents, he lived only three houses down from Moses Young - Great Grandfather of Agnes Young Peters.About the same time our Hanson's came to Morgan County, another group of Hanson's starting with Samuel who was about Tapley's age, also settled in Morgan County around Hard Labor Creek.It is not known yet if Samuel is somehow connected to Tapley's family.