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Subject: Re: [AWTREY] Descendant trails - SC. Clan
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:39:57 -0000

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Author: myravg
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The Absalom Awtrey who was born 7 June 1750 "on the Tar River" in [Gastonia, Anson County] North Carolina [source: his Revolutionary War pension application of 1832, which was filed in Henry County, Georgia) is the one who died in Henry County, Georgia in March 1833 and had the son, Isaac Awtrey (who married Araminta Bankston in 1800). This Absalom lised his places of residency as: Lincoln County, NC, South Carolina, Greene County, GA, Jackson County, GA [the area later Clarke County and still later Oconee County] and then Henry County, GA, where he died.

I also have found an Absalom Awtrey on tax lists of Morgan County, GA for the years 1823, 1824, 1826, 1827, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, and suspect it is the same Absalom. And, he probably is the same man who owned property in Wilkes County, GA at one time and the one who drew land in Lee County, GA in 1827. He served also as a spy, 3rd division under Brig. Gen. Clarke (Fort Clarke, GA) cin 1793/94.

The Absalom Awtrey who died in 1827 St. Clair County, Alabama, purportedly the son of a Cornelius Awtrey (Autry), and supposedly born in 1731 in North Carolina is a different man. The two have often been confused.

As to whether a Cornelius Awtrey, of NC, is the immigrant, has not been proven to my satisfaction. The father of Absalom Awtrey (1750-1833) has not been proven.

Isaac Awtrey (the son of the Absalom Awtrey who died in 1833 in Henry Conty, GA) married Araminta Bankston in 1800 and their Bible record has survived and I have a scanned copy of it. Isaac and Araminta are buried in Macedonia Baptist Cemetery, DeKalb County, GA. That information is now online at:
According to that cemetery record, Isaac was born 5 Dec. 1775 and died 10 Sept. 1842. Araminta (born 17 Feb. 1782 GA) survived him by many years and died 9 May 1861 in DeKalb County, GA.

The Awtrey/Autry surname is spelled variously in the records.

--Myra Vanderpool Gormley

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