Georgia Pioneers

American Pioneer Series
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Prominent Connecticut Family in Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin

At first glance, it appears that David Hillhouse of Wilkes County was a wealthy landowner in Georgia, having acquired great tracts of land in Wilkes, Elbert and Jackson Counties, along the Oconee River. But he was also in the iron business, having a furnace and forge on the Oconee River. In 1789 he furnished over 20,000 rations to the soldiers stationed at Rock Landing on the river while an Indian treaty was being negotiated by the US Government.For more details, see the Hillhouse genealogy at Georgia Pioneers

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Bachlott, John Rudolph, son of Richard and Emily (Rudolph) Bachlott, was born in St. Mary's, Ga. (Camden Co.) on 12 Feb 1860 where he later became a merchant. His grandfather was John Bachlott, a large slaveholder and planter who also operated a large tannery. His father was a carpenter and steamboat captain before the War Between the States. Source: Memoirs of Georgia (1895), Camden Co. Sketches.

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