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  • ID: I3553
  • Name: Anthony Sr BONNELL
  • Surname: Bonnell
  • Given Name: Anthony Sr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 Mar 1740 in Prince Frederick Winyah, (Georgetown Co) Sc
  • Christening: 3 Apr 1741 Parish Register, Prince Frederick Winyah (PRPFW)
  • Death: 25 Apr 1809 in Screven County, Ga
  • Burial: Lovett Cem, Screven County, Ga Hiltonia, Ga
  • _UID: 1903E056D598EC4E9AE840A5AF3C03D11FFD
  • Note: The Ogeechee, where my ancestors settled in Screven, was the largest navigatible stream of th e area that ran from the Savannah River. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Change Date: 12 Nov 2012 at 22:29:09

    Father: John BONNELL b: 1696/1699 in Sc
    Mother: Honora WHITE b: ABT 1705

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann MILLS b: 1744 in Sc
      1. Has Children Anthony Jr., BONNELL b: ABT 1770 in St. Matthews Parish, Ga
      2. Has Children Elizabeth BONNELL b: 30 May 1775 in St Matthews Parish, GA
      3. Has No Children Rebecca Jane BONNELL b: 1774 in Sc
      4. Has No Children Daniel BONNELL b: ABT 1777
      5. Has Children Honora "Honor" BONNELL b: BEF 1778 in St. Mathews Parish Ga
      6. Has Children William BONNELL b: 2 Apr 1779 in "Native of Screven County, Georgia"
      7. Has Children Ann BONNELL b: BEF 1784

      1. Title: The Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection. 3x5 cards contain names and information about fam ilies in Screven County, GA
        Author: Hollingsworth, Dixon, Clyde and Essie
        Publication: <>Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: Card 6604 Bonnell Book A - P 106-107 Deed Records Screven Co, GA 03 Jan 1797
        Conveyance of 450 acre tract of land to:
        Elizabeth Mills, widow, by her children. Elizabeth conveying her dower. The children sign i n this order:
        Anthony Bonnell (son or son-inlaw?)
        Archilbald Mills
        Elizabeth Mills
        Francis Jones
        Polly Jones
        James Jones
        Betsy Jones
        John Lanier
        Hannah Lanier
        to these add Stephen Mills, the purchaser of the property.
        Since these grantors were the children of the widow, Elizabeth, Anthony Bonnell, Francis Jone s & James Jones were signing in the right of their wives since no wife signed with
      2. Title: The Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection. 3x5 cards contain names and information about fami lies in Screven County, GA
        Author: Hollingsworth, Dixon, Clyde and Essie
        Publication: Cards accessed on the Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System<>C opy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        Text: Cards on the Anthony Bonnell, Sr. line
      3. Title: The Lovett Family
        Text: In 1778, Anthony served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Capt. Joseph Atkinson's company of the Burke C ounty Militia, commanded by Col. John Thomas, and was later promoted to captain (Ga. Rev. Sol dier's Graves, Vol. II, p. 588). After the war, Anthony served on a commission to buy land fo r a county seat for Scriven County, and the Jacksonborough site was purchased in 1797. He die d ?at his plantation? on Apr. 25, 1809, at age 68, and his obituary was carried in the Savann ah Republican Evening Ledger on Apr. 27 (Mary B. Warren, Marriages and Deaths 1763-1809, p. 1 1). His will, which he signed with an X, is dated Nov. 19, 1804, witnessed on July 8, 1805, a nd proved on July 3, 1809. He named his son, William, and his eldest son-in-law, Archibald Mi lls, as executors. (Screven County Will Book 1, pp.5-6.)
      4. Title: Last Will & Testament
        Anthony Bonnell, Sr
        Text: signed 19 Nov 1804 - probated 05 Jul 1809
        Screven Co., GA Records - Will Book A (1?) - Pgs 5-6
        Named heirs:
        wife, Mary
        son Wm BONNELL, 300 acres
        son, Anthony, Jr
        dau, Honor Bryant
        dau, Rebecca Lovett
        granddaughter Elizabeth BONNELL
        grandson John BONNELL
        grandson Elias BONNELL
        Archibald MILLS son-in-law?
        Henry BRYANT son-in-law
        Anthony BONNELL, Jr
        Thomas F LOVETT
        Wm BONNELL
        Archibald MILLS
        Wm BONNELL
        John F LOVETT
        John SALTER
        Abraham LEWIS
        Andrew GRAVES
      5. Title: The Georgia Frontier Vol. II: Revolutionary War Families to the Mid-1800s. p. 33.
        Author: Austin, Jeannette Holland
        Publication: 2005: Baltimore, Genealogical Pub Co, Washington Library Genealogical Room, Macon, GA. Cop y on file Sharon Dean Lee
        Text: Anthony Bonall is listed in the Virginia Census of 1624: ?Anthony Bonall, James Bonall and La Guard, Frenchmen, are dwellers at Elizabeth City, near Hampton. These persons arrived in 162 2, in the Abigail, to impart information relative to the raising of silk. Two of them relate d to John Bonnel, or Bonall, silk-worm raiser to the King . . . .?

        From this venerable person survives the Bonnells who came to ?Georgia. Anthony Bonnell was b orn 1741, died in Screven County, Georgia in 1805, his LWT dated 19 November 1804, wherein h e named a wife, Mary, and son, William; also, a daughter, Elizabeth, and grandson, John. Als o mentioned were: Archibald Mills, Henry Bryant, Anthony Bonnell, Jr. and Thomas F. Lovett . He served as an Ensign in the Georgia 4th Regiment of Burke County, Georgia in 1774; promo ted to 2nd Lieutenant of the 1st Company of 1778. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier, havin g been granted land in Burke County, which later became Screven County. Unfortunately, the B urke County records were burned.

        ?Died at his plantation in Screven County last Tuesday, Anthony Bonnell, in his
        68th year.?44


        44 The Republication and Savannah Evening Ledger published on 27 April 1809
        45 Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers in Georgia by McCall; Screven County Wills.
      6. Title: The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia, Vol I.1769-1782. 1908: The Franklin-Turne r Co, Atlanta, GA
        Publication: Compiled and Published under authority of the Legislature by Allen D. Candler. Copy on file S haron Dean Lee
        Introductory Remarks, Miscellaneous Papers, Council of Safety, Provincial Congress, Constitut ion of 1777, Confiscation and Banishment, Sales of Confiscated Estates, 1769 to 1782. NSDA R Library, Washington, DC, # 42558.
        p. 167 'Journal of Council of Safety' At a meeting of the Council, July 26th, 1776. Present : His Excellency the Prest. Nathan Brownson John Bohun Girardeau. Willm. LeConte. John Houst oun. Daniel Roberts. Benjamin Andrew.Jonn. Bryan. Ordered, that William O?Brien and Thomas R oss, Esqrs. Do take a Constable or Constables with them and proceed ?round the Town of Savann ah and tender the TEST, ordered by our Provincial Congress, to all the male inhabitants of th e said Town, and those who refuse to take the said Test, they are immediately to commit to sa fe custody, agreeable to the Resolve of Congress. Ordered, that Mr. Wm. LeConte and Mr. Jona than Bryan be a committee to raise the scout boat. Philip Dell presented a petition to the B oard requesting leave to go to Saint Augustine in order to seek after his son, supposed to b e in confinement there. Ordered, that Philip Dell have permission accordingly. Mr. John Stew art qualified as Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Saint Paul Mr. William Connell was a ppointed Adjutant of the Battalion of Militia commanded by Col. Jones. [Note from SDL: I inc luded the information from page 167 as a means of showing that this council governed all of t he Parishes of Georgia.] p. 168 ?Journal of Council of Safety? At a meeting of the Council , Savannah, July 30th, 1776. Present: His Excellency the Prest.William LeConte. John Bohun Gi rardeau.John Houstoun. John Adam Treutlen.Benjamin Andrew. Daniel Roberts.Samuel Saltus. Ord ered, that commissions do issue for Daniel Bunnell, as Captain, Robert Dixon, First Lieutenan t, and Thomas Mills, second Lieutenant of a Company of Militia in the Upper District of Sain t Matthew?s Parish, 2d Battalion, 1st Regiment. p. 413
        Under the Act of May 4, 1782, providing for the confiscation of the estates of persons who ha d, during the struggle, been loyal to the state, and the selection by the House of Assembly o f a Commission consisting of two persons from each county, except Glynn and Camden from whic h there should be one commissioner, to take possession of and sell, for the benefit of the St ate, all the property, both real and personal, of the disloyal, a Commission was organized an d began its work on the thirteenth day of the following June. Among the archives of the Stat e is found the following imperfect Journal of the transaction of this Commission.

        p. 414
        At a Board of Commissioners held at the Town of Ebenezer in the County of Effingham, for th e Sales of Confiscated Estates in the county of Chatham on the 13th day of June 1782
        John Baker Thomas Lewis
        Josiah Powel Peter Paris
        Charles Odingsells James Martin
        Thomas Washington Daniel Coleman
        John McLean

        p. 464
        1782 Thomas Mills Dt
        June 13th To Long Island in Skidoway 236
        M Narrows late the property
        of Phillip Moore
        L 236

        p. 465
        1782 Per Contra Cr
        June 13th By Bond Number [8 or S?]
        Delivered to his honor the
        Governor in Council as per
        Receipt 22d August 1782 236
        L 236
      7. Title: The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia. Vol III. From Aug 17, 1781, to Feb 26, 17 84. 1908: Atlanta, GA
        Publication: Franklin-Turner. Compiled and Published under Authority of The Legislature by Allen D. Candle r
        NSDAR Library, Washington, D.C., # 42559. Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        Text: Journal of the House of Assembly. From August 17, 1781, to February 26, 1784.

        p. 168
        Wednesday, July 31, 1782
        . . .
        p. 167
        A Bill for restoring certain Persons herein after mentioned to the Rights of Citizenship wit hin this State, was read the first time.

        The Committee to whom were refered the Cases of Several

        p. 168
        Persons who had surrendered themselves to Col Johnson in Effingham County. Report.

        That they find the said Persons ought to be divided into two Classes Number one and two (Whi ch being taken into Consideration was agreed to.

        Number one consisting of thirty three Persons, to find three recruits amongst them, the sam e to be determined by Lot or otherwise, as they may agree, and the rest to be restored immedi ately to the Rights of Citizenship/ Their names as follow. Vz

        Drury Shorter Stephen Mills
        John Nevil Archibald Mills
        William Meazel William Todd
        David Meazel Phillip Thomas
        James Meazel John Thomas
        Luke Meazel John Martin
        John Meazel John Potts
        Benjamin Richardson Hugh Jeffers
        Archibald Patterson Dan Johnson
        John Heart Henry Obrey
        James Jones Thomas Johnson
        John Lanier Dennis Woods
        William Basset Thomas Woods
        Christopher Nelson Benjamin Cook
        William Richardson Henry Cook
        Hardy Richardson John Sims
        Charlton Meazle

        Number Two, to be put on the Amercement Bill, and to be Amerced agreeable to the rates whic h other Persons named in the said Bill are Amerced at. Their names as follow, making in al l fifty four Persons.

        p. 169
        Mark Phillips, Sen Benjamin Lanier
        William Main William Langham
        Samual Cradock Leonard Harper
        Noah Harrell John Lyons
        Paris Simms John Webster
        Anthony Bonnell Josiah Adams
        William Wall William Larissa
        Clark Johnston George Tilman
        Clark Johnston George Tilman
        William Reeves William Lee
        William White Isaac Stubbs
        William Jenkins Samuel Denny
        Samuel Cooper Felix Giger
        Joseph Daughtry Samuel Marre
        Phillip Mincey James Roberts
        Thomas Thompson Arthur Roberts
        William Bennet William Overstreet
        John Giger Mark Phillips, Jr.
        Abraham Giger Brantly Harrigan
        Augustine Hobbs John Cook
        John Shirley Isham Roberts
        William Shirley Mathew Colson
        Dan Bonnell James Cook
        Arthur Ryals Michal Daughtry
        John Kennedy John Harper
        John Hicks William Willis
        John Bonnell James Barfield

        . . .
      8. Title: Georgia Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution. Compiled by Robert S. Davis, Jr. Pu blication. 1979:
        Publication: GA Historical Press, Easley, SC. pp. 70-72. NSDAR Library #70079, GA Military 1775-1783 DAV . Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee
        p. 70
        J. Georgia Loyalist Petitions, 1780-1782

        The restoration of royal rule in Georgia from 1779 to 1782 did not bring a halt to the war i n Georgia or, apparently, even a slowing down of the fighting. Bandits robbed Georgia citize ns on land and sea. Some of the robbing and killing was done by the Patriots and Frenchmen , but much of it was also done by the former Loyalists and by bandits of no particular allegi ance. Probably the worst was Daniel McGirth, who, actually used the restored colonial politi cal system and his former service to the king to aid in his robberies and cattle-rustling, an d to prevent his arrest. In the last days of the war, Patriot raiding parties drove Georgi a Loyalists from their homes in the backcountry to within the British lines around Savannah . The fighting and killing among Patriots, Loyalists and Indians at that time was so terribl e that in the South, the murder of unarmed prisoners of war was being called ?granting a Geor gia parole.?


        The following Loyalist Petitions from this period are reproduced from the originals in the S ir James Wright Papers, Telamon Cuyler Collection, Special Collections, University of Georgi a Libraries.

        To His Excellency Sir James Wright Baronnet Captain General Governor & Commander in Chief o f the Province of Georgia, Chancellor & Vice Admiral of the same.

        The Petition of the Merchants of Savannah & other the Inhabitants of the said Province.


        That the Coast, rivers & Inlets of this province are infested by a number of men consistin g of French & Rebesl, in gallies & armed Boats, who lately have captured several vessels, a s well loaded with Goods & Effects, the property of your Petitioners, & other His Majesty?s f aithful Subjects therein, to their great Injury & oppression.

        That your Petitioners have great Reason to laiment [sic] it will be daily the Case, having n o vessel of war, galley, or armed Boat in the Province, so as to protect their trade & Proper ty, which will unavoidably be their ruin, unless some immediate Steps are taken to prevent th e same/.

        p. 71
        That your Petitioners are ready & willing to advance as much money as they can possibly affo rd towards purchasing a Boat or Boats, to be armed & mann?d for the purpose of protecting th e trade & property of the said Inhabitants; . . .
        Your Petitioners therefore pray your Excellencey will be pleased to take the Premises into y our serious Consideration and call the House of Assembly, so as to lay before the same the pr esent distressed Situation of the Province, that provision may be made for . . . send[ing] ar med vessels to our immediate assistance . . .

        Savannah Decr. 2nd 1780. [The following are all from signatures.]

        [various merchants of Charleston among whom is George Baillie . . .S. H. Jenkins . . . John M ac Iver . . . Thos. Mills . . . Peter Henry Morel . . .]

        To his Exelencey [sic Sir Jams [sic] Wright Esqr. Baronet Capt. And Comander [sic] in Chief i n an [sic] over his majesty?s said province of Georgia Chancelor [sic] and vice admiral of th e same. The petition of some of the inhabitants of the upper [sic] parts of Saint phillops [ sic] parish humbly heweth
        That By Reason of the want of Magistrates in these parts of the parish The inhabitants suffer s [sic] grately [sic] by Reason these parts is Cheafly [sic] settled with ill Desposed {sic ] persons that Don?t want Law nor Civell [sic] government to take place and the parish bein g very Long near fifty miles from the mouth of Deep Creek to the flay ford at gregors
        We your Excelency [sic] to act in the Destrict [sic] would be much to the Majestrates [sic] t o act in that Destrict [sic] in these parts We therefore humbly Represent That Joseph Johnsto n David gains and Bejamin Richardson being filly [sic] qualified would ad [sic] much to the p eace and satisfaction [sic] of all well Desposed persons in these parts and your Excelencys H umble petition[ers] shal Ever pray March 14th 1781
        [All the following are from signatures.]
        Charlston Mizell John Mizell John Nivell
        Wm. Mizell David Mizell Wm Still
        Luke Mizell Archd patterson Samuel Cradock
        Jams Mizell Robert Dixon Drurey Shorter

        Ebenezer 21st June 1781


        Being Informed that a Doctor or Surgeon to be appointed by the Govournor [sic] and Council f or to attend the Militia on this present

        p. 72
        occasion and being Informed that Doctor Foliott is not Engaged and that he may be persuaded [ sic] to take upon him that Charge and from the knowledge and good opinion we have long sinc e Experienced in that gentleman beg you will use your best endeavours to get him appointed t o that Trust and you will Much oblige
        Your Hble Servants

        To Col Rogers Comdt Militia at Ebenezer

        [All of the following are from signatures.]

        John Goldwire Capt. Joseph Reaves [?] Captn. Lt.
        John Morke John Wilson Capt.
        John Thomas Jeremiah Rogers Lt.
        David Russell Robt. Carr Capt.
        William Corker Capt. Benja. Lanier Leut. [sic]
        William Read Capt. Anthony Bonnell Capt.
        John Morrison Capt. Thomas Mills Capt.
        John Brown Lt. Militia Joel Walker

        His Excellency Sir James Wright Barronet and Governor of Georgia &c &c

        We his Majestys Loyal subjects of the Parish of St. George being sensible of your Excellency s indulgent goodness towards us at every period and in every circumstance We look upon oursel ves as in duty bound from such indulgence to present to your Excellency every circumstance th at may be injurious ether [sic] to [the] British government or faithful subject. We do there fore recommend to your prudent consideration the following things all of which we look upon a s detrimental both to the government and subjects. . .

        [the list includes reference to stolen cattle, their inability to subsist and need for aid, a n appeal for a hearing for a Col. Lyle who has been their leader and who they now ask for ?re storation of his former command? over them, their appeal for clothing for the men on duty the re]

        August 17th 1781
        [All names below are from signatures.]

        Samuel Montgomery JP John Irwin Lieut.
        Robert Irwin William Reed Capt.
        John Wilson Capt. Edw. Caswell Lieut.
        John Morrison Capt.

        To His Excellency Sir James Wright Governor of Georgia
        The Petition of Thomas Rutherford Capt. [among others]

        Humbly Sheweth

        That being drove away from our habitations Destitute of money cloths [sic] and Provisions b y the Rebells [sic] and are Come here for Shelter under the British standard We humbly implor e your Excellency to Order us your Petitioners Rations as we cannot subsist at this time with out your assistance and we shall always be in the Readiness at your Excellency command to g o upwards to Distress our enemies and in hopes that your Excellency will grant us our Reques t we shall be obliged and for your Excellency shall Ever Pray

        August 28th 1781

        [the pleas continue . . .]

        p. 77
        K. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE (not dated)

        Exactly when or why the following document was signed by more than 150 Georgians remains unk nown. Perhaps Georgia Patriots in 1783 required Georgians of questionable loyalty to sign th is document in order for them to remain in Georgia temporarily. The original document is fou r pages long and made of silk. It is filed under ?Georgia Declaration of Independence? in th e Keith Read Collection, Special Collections, University of Georgia Libraries. All names o n the original document are signatures. The editor would like to thank Dr. Kenneth Coleman o f the University of Georgia for his ideas concerning this oath.

        We and each of us do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify, and declare that th e State of Georgia is and of right ought to be, free, Sovereign, and Independent and do swea r to bear true faith and allegiance to the said State and defend the same against traitors, c onspiracies, and all hostile attempts whatsoever, and that we do renounce objure, all Allegia nce subjection, and obedience to the King of Great Britain. And that no foreign prince, pers on, prelate, state
        p. 78
        or potentate hath or ought to have any jurisdiction, superiority, preeminence, authority an d power . . . So help me god.??

        [among the signers are the Savannah merchants who appealed to the British Barronet for protec tion in 1780]

        p. 80


        This document is a petition on behalf of Thomas Young, who stayed in the state during the Bri tish occupation. Although a Loyalist, Young was ?relieved from the penalties of the Act of C onfiscation and banishment? because of his ?humane efforts on behalf of his Patriot neighbor s and of the American prisoners held by the British at Sunbury, Georgia.? The document is sig ned by [among others] John McIntosh Lt. Colo G. L., John Berrien [?], Alexr. Danl. Cuthbert . John Wereat signs with the statement, ?I agree to forgive every body now the War is at a n end.?
      9. Title: The Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection. 3x5 cards contain names and information about fam ilies in Screven County, GA
        Author: Hollingsworth, Dixon, Clyde and Essie
        Publication: 3x5 cards contain names and information about families in Screven Cards accessed on the Screv en-Jenkins Regional Library
        Text: Card 6849
        Bonnell, Anthony Bk A - P 599 24 Feb 1809 (deed of conveyance)
        Anthony Bonnell, the elder, for natural love and affection for my son-in-law Archibald Mill s - one slave
      10. Title: Early Pee Dee Settlers: Part One. Compiled by John M. Gregg. Heritage Books, 1993: Bowie, MD
        Publication: NSDAR Library, Washington, DC. #116242, Copy on file Sharon Dean Lee.
        RBPPFW: The Register Book of Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw of the Black River, S.C. which wa s founded during 1713. This book was published during 1916 by the National Society of The Col onial Dames of America.

        Text: p. 37
        Bonnell, John ID: 4276
        Spouse: Honora [--?--]
        Children: Hannah, Elizabeth, Anthony, Sarah.
        Date in Pee Dee: 1730 Last Date: 1744
        Location: Prince Fredrick Parish
        Source(s): RBPPFW
      11. Title:
        Henry Purvis
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        ?ID: I130
        ?Name: Anthony Sr. BONNELL 1
        ?Sex: M
        ?Birth: 3 APR 1742 in South Carolina 1
        ?Death: 25 APR 1809 in Screven County, Georgia 1
        ?Military Service: 1776 Revoluntionary War 1

        Father: John BONNELL b: ABT. 1720
        Mother: Honora UNKNOWN b: ABT. 1720

        Marriage 1 Mary Ann MILLS b: 1744 in South Carolina
        ?Married: 1765 1
        1. Anthony Jr. BONNELL b: 1770 in St. Matthews Parish, Effingham, Screven County, Georgia
        2. Elizabeth BONNELL b: 1772
        3. William BONNELL b: 1774
        4. Rebecca BONNELL b: 1775
        5. Ann BONNELL b: ABT. 1776
        6. Daniel BONNELL b: 1777
        7. Honor BONNELL b: 1780
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