BRYAN COUNTY GEORGIA
Glen Echo and Bird View (now razed in 1960s), the ancestral home of the
Bird family in Bryan County, were built during the 1770s on a 400 acre
Royal Grant from King George III on January 1, 1771, to Israel Bird,
Abraham Bird and Hugh Bird. When the British captured Savannah, the
Indian trail, which parallels the Ogeechee River on its western bank
from the Atlantic Coast to the future courthouse site in Clyde, Glen
Echo, Bird View and northward, became a main supply artery of the
Colonials which they appropriately named Red Bug Road. Sherman's army
left the house intact, but burned all the plantation's outbuildings.
Pauline Clyde Morgan, Edith V. Morgan and Laurie Mingledorff Everett
Moses inherited Glen Echo in 1950 and it was Pauline Morgan's residence
until her death in 1987. It is presently (1994) owned by and is the
residence of Edward Shives Everett." Author: Edward S. Everett , 1994
The above paragraph and the attachment were part of the "Bryan's People
and Places 1793-1993" commemorative calendar sponsored by the Bryan
County Commissioners and Bryan County Bicentennial Committee.
Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek,
A History of Bryan County, Georgia
Researched and Written by Buddy Sullivan,
Coastal Georgia Historian and Bryan County Resident,
this comprehensive, fully documented history
covers all sections of Bryan County,
from Colonial days to the present.
For More information about cost and ordering please
click on the link
"Shades of Gray: The Clay and McAllister Families of Bryan
Georgia during the Plantation Years," by Carolyn Clay Swiggart,
a lot of information about the Clay, McAllister and Savage families.
This book also contains slave censuses from the Clay plantation
"Richmond." Copies can be obtained from the Richmond Hill Historical
Society. The book was reviewed
by the Savannah Morning News in October, 1999, and in the Spring 2000
volume of the Georgia Historical Quarterly. More recently,
archaeologists working at the old Richmond site (now known as "The Ford
Plantation") are using the book in their research.
"Bryan County, Ga. Cemeteries"
If you have Futch ancestry or allied families you may be interested in
"The Futch Family" published in 2000. The book is hardback, 693 pages
and fully indexed. It is an excellent resource book for anyone related
to the Futch family or interested in Futch genealogy. For more
information, contact Rose Bell
The recorder, Charles H. Davis, worked very hard and drove many miles
for a couple of years to do this work.
I have the following Bryan County and Effingham County resources
available to me for your look-ups:
--"Mitchell Family" Compiled by Alfred Chassereau. This book
contains many surnames from southeast Georgia. This book is still
available for purchase by contacting him.
--"Shuman Family Genealogy and Allied Families"
13,000 name index, dealing with most of the early settlers of Bryan
County, Ga. This book is limited but still available.
--"Bulloch County, Ga.
genealogical Source Material" by Alvaretta Kenan
Register. This covers many Bryan County families. There are only a few
of these left in the Statesboro, Ga. Genealogy Library.
--"Records of Effingham
County, Ga." by Caroline Price Wilson This covers many
Bryan County families.
of Bryan County, Ga.
on Fort Stewart Reservation
--Some marriage records
(not all) of Bryan County, Ga.
--"Abstracts of Court
Records of Bryan County, Georgia" by Caroline Price Wilson
--"Sweet Land of Liberty"
by Robert Long Groover. These
are almost gone. You may be lucky to find a copy.
--"History of Bryan
County Georgia, 1796-1984" family sketches.
Sorry, this book is already out of print.
--"Sims Family" compiled
by Alfred Chassereau.
Lots of Southern
If you have resources for Bryan County and would like to
volunteer to help with look-ups, or to request a look-up, please e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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