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From: "olivia" <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] DRIVER...tracking and backtracking to search for signs of my elusive grandfathers.
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 15:52:06 -0400
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How do you know that he was born in Putnam County.? Check his birth date
and the Census date for Henry County. Did Jacob draw any of the Indian
lands. Is that what took him to Henry County. What was he doing in
Gwinnett? And at those times all the counties were not well established.
Even my own mother has always said that she was born in Brantley County and
she was not She was born in Pierce. 1919 Brantley County wasn't
established until I believe 1920

Just a little food for thought.

I hate a brick wall. I've got a couple and they drive me up the wall.

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From: "Sharon" <>
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Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 3:28 PM
Subject: [GA-Roots] DRIVER...tracking and backtracking to search for signs
of my elusive grandfathers.

> father: 1820 - A JACOB DRIVER is listed in the John H. Butts District of
> Putnam County, Georgia. He was listed as being forty-five years old, with
> wife and four sons.
> son.....1820 - GEORGE WASHINGTON DRIVER was born in Screven County,
> Georgia, but in the same year of 1820 his father Jacob Driver is listed in
> Putnam County, Georgia.
> father: 1830 - JACOB DRIVER is on the Henry County, Georgia Census.
> son.....1834 - GEORGE WASHINGTON DRIVER served in a Seminole War. This
> is in his pension papers; he would have been only fourteen.
> son.....1842 - September, in Hamilton County, Florida. I find the
> marriage record of one GEORGE DRIVER and SUSANNAH GRIFFIN. Marriage Bond
> was purchased on September 8, 1842. The marriage was solemnized on the
> of September.
> father: 1850 - February, 71 year old JACOB DRIVER born South Carolina,
> listed in the Mortality Schedule for Gwinnett County, Georgia.
> son.....1850 - On the Census of Ware County, Georgia House Number 431,
> is listed GEORGE W. DRIVER age 30, with wife SUSANNAH age 19 and son
> R. age 1.
> son.....By the mid to late 1850s GEORGE WASHINGTON DRIVER was now
> in Florida, first found in Suwannee County, Florida and later in Lafayette
> County, where he 1895. He had six known children with his first
> SUSAN A or SUSANNAH [GRIFFIN?], and two known children with his second
> What I am really interested in is finding out where this family was from
> time they are found on the Henry County, Georgia census till the Gwinnett
> County Mortality Schedule and up until I find the son [George] on the Ware
> County, Georgia Census for 1850. I and others, find numerous marriage
> records for the GILES DRIVER line, but I have never found a single record
> Georgia so far, for my DRIVER line. Correction, my direct line. I have
> records of JACOB's brother DAVID DRIVER and his children. In Muscokogee
> County, Georgia in the 1840s, couple of other Georgia counties for this
> group, and then they moved into Alabama, mainly in Coosa, Autauga, Perry
> and Chilton County areas. Then later this group [David and his children]
> moved out west. There are several Jacob Drivers from different family
> which makes it extra hard to know if I even have the right Jacob or not.
> *sigh* If anyone out there can offer any help on this mystery of my
> gggg-Grandfather Jacob, and my ggg-grandfather George, I would be so
> delighted to hear from you. They were living in Georgia by the early
> but I have only ever found two DRIVERs listed in the "Pioneers of
> Georgia Books" by Folks Huxford. I know the Leslie Robert Driver listed
> there is one of mine, but I do not know about the Martha Driver listed
> there. Haven't found anyone else who knows who she might be. I do know
> my grandfather Jacob [listed above] had six sisters whose names are all
> unknown.
> love to hear from you,
> Sharon
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