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Georgia Tax Index - Burke County - 1798 - District 1
John came to Jefferson County, Georgia from Belfast, Ireland. He was one of the first settlers in Burke County.
Ulster - Ireland Newspapers provide names of many Queensboro Settlers.
The BELFAST NEWS LETTER,
Abstracted by Professor. E. R. R. Green, of Oxford, England, confirm the method used to spread the news to potential settlers of the Galpins Rea Township.
....By late accounts from Savannah in Georgia, there is nigh to Augusta, which is a good Market Town, three Million of Acres of very good land, lately procured by order of Government, laid out for new settlers. One hundred acres will be granted to the Head of each Family and fifty acres to every man, woman, or child the family consists of.
"NAMES OF THE PEOPLE LATELY ARRIVED from Ireland in the Ship Brittania, Jas. Clindinnon, Master." In The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 5:2 (June 1969), pp. 100-101. Page 100 states John Crozier came with his wife and one child.
Passengers who arrived in Savannah, GA. In January 1772 from Ireland,
prepared a testimonial for their ship's Captain Clendennen. Those passengers who
signed the BRITANIA testimonial were the following:
Savannah, 18 Jan 1772 Committee:
John Crozier - wife and one child
August 20, 1992
Family News from the Past
Vol (2) Page (06)
The minutes of the Council in March 1772 recorded the names of 217 men, women and children of the 61 families who came on the Britannia. Grants in Queensborough can be shown for only 26 of these families (5,200 acres). Many of these families failed to take up their grants at Queensborough because of increasing troubles with the Indians. (1)
PROCEEDINGS AND MINUTES OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL, from August 6, 1771 to February 13, 1782. Ordered that a list of the names of the several persons who lately arrived in this province in the Ship Brittania, James Clindinon, Master, from Ireland be entered in the Minutes and the same is as follows Viz. Included on the list. (2)
John Crozier, a wife, one child, & one servant.
The majority of patriot Queensborough settlers were forced to flee during the Revolution because of British and Tory harassment. Many went into North and South Carolina, particularly Newberry, Ninety Six, and Abbeville areas where they returned to Georgia to fight as Refugee Soldiers. Some moved northward to the banks of Rocky Comfort Creek and returned to become pioneer settlers in the new town of Louisville which the Legislature incorporated in 1796 (1).
He received land after Mar 1772.
John Crozier received a grant of land in 1772.
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