American Pioneer Series By Jeannette Holland Austin
McCleskey from Virginia to Georgia By Jeannette Holland Austin
The McCleskeys number among those Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from Ulster, Ireland who came to America seeking religious liberty. They settled first in Pennsylvania but by 1740 James McCleskey along with several thousand others removed to Augusta County, Virginia. From there, he removed to Abbeville, South Carolina where his son, David Henderson McCleskey was born. David went first to Hall County, Georgia, but died in Alabama.The McCleskey genealogy is available to members of Georgia Pioneers and includes the family file of a Texas ancestor, now deceased.
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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.