Bevers, Hadaway, Wheeler & Griggs Families

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This is the story of my Georgia family. Most of my ancestors first settled in Virginia, but some initially came through Maryland, Pennsylvania or Massachusets. These early Colonists migrated south and established farms in the Carolinas. When land became available in north Georgia in the 1790's and early 1800's, three of my grandparents' families settled in this newly opened wilderness, though one remained in central NC. We are truly a proud Southern Family.

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  • ID: I179
  • Name: Mary Jane PORTER 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1795 in Dublin, Ireland 2
  • Burial: DEC 1869 Allatoona Cem, Cobb Co, Acworth, Ga. 3
  • Death: 24 DEC 1869 in Cobb Co, GA 1
  • Note:
    From Gretchen Vaughan:

    Mary Porter landed in Norfolk, Virginia in November 1801. She was six years old--from Ireland. It took 16 weeks to cross the Atlantic. If you have access to passenger lists maybe you can find out more details. Gretchen Vaughan

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    Excerpt from the note written by Hugh GRIGGS on his 78th birthday :

    "Took 16 weeks to cross the Atlantic. Mary Porter had small pox while crossing. Kept hands tied and pinned down to her sides. Not a scar was left by small pox."

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    Having immigrated from Ireland in 1801, Mary Jane PORTER is most likely my "Most Recent IMMIGRANT Ancestor". Even though I have a few lines not traced back to 1800, I tend to think all were in America before 1801.

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    Stan Bevers

    scbevers@comcast.net




    Father: Archibald PORTER b: BET 1760 AND 1770 in Ireland
    Mother: Jane (PORTER) b: BET 1770 AND 1780 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Hugh GRIGGS b: 16 AUG 1793 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
    • Married: 05 NOV 1811 in Mecklenburg Co, NC 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Archibald Porter GRIGGS b: 24 SEP 1812 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
    2. Has Children William Ponder Griggs b: 17 APR 1815 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
    3. Has Children James Marion Griggs b: 19 JUL 1819 in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA
    4. Has Children Martha A. Griggs b: 1821 in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA
    5. Has Children Mary Jane Griggs b: 05 MAY 1823 in Monticello, Jasper Co, GA
    6. Has No Children Joshie "Jane" Griggs b: 1825 in Henry Co, GA
    7. Has Children John H. Griggs b: 1827 in Henry Co, GA
    8. Has No Children Sarah Caroline Griggs b: 1828 in Henry Co, GA
    9. Has No Children Rebecca E. Griggs b: 1830 in Henry Co, GA
    10. Has No Children Thomas Griggs b: 1832 in Henry Co, GA
    11. Has Children Robert Cleland Griggs b: 15 MAY 1833 in Henry Co, GA
    12. Has Children Joseph W. Griggs b: 1836 in Henry Co, GA
    13. Has No Children Joshua E. Griggs b: 1842 in GA

    Sources:
    1. Author: Julius Griggs & Charles D. Griggs
      Title: "Griggs Aplenty"; Julius Griggs & Charles D. Griggs; 2006
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    2. Title: 1860 Paulding Co Census
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    3. Author: Julius GRIGGS
      Title: HUGHGR
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      Text: Date of Import: 7 Apr 2005
    4. Title: "Marriages of Mecklenburg County North Carolina 1783-1868", Brent H. Hplcomb, 1981

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