FELICIA R MATHIS: 2014 ANCESTORS SPRING CHALLENGE

To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA……..

Challenge: To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born abt 1850

Others: Possible Slaveowners Surnames are Hodges and Bryan

Years: 1840 to 1865

Tribe(s): Georgia & Louisiana/Bossier & Webster Parish

Questions:

  1. Where was Ben and Mandy born in GA
  2. What is the connection between Ben & Mandy to the Hodges
  3. Was there a Bryan connection set up in LA already before the Migration
  4. Did Ben and Mandy have the same Slaveowner or were they owned separately
  5. What was the name of the Plantation or Farm that my Ancestors worked and lived on in LA and in GA.

Possible Counties:

  • Haynesville, Houston County, GA
  • Twiggs County, GA

References:

What to look at:

  • The Land Lottery that opened in GA which allowed people to buy Land in LA.
  • Land Purchased by the Hodges and the Bryan Family
  • To find Wills, Estate, Tax Records, etc…. for the Hodges or Bryans

Next Step: Where else should I be looking or What am I missing?

As I researched and looked at each year in the census Ben & Mandy’s place of birth never changed. They knew for sure that they were born in GA. My goal is to find out where and to put the pieces to their story together. 2014 is an excellent goal and I plan to make it.

One Response to FELICIA R MATHIS: 2014 ANCESTORS SPRING CHALLENGE

  1. Luckie says:

    Love the refreshed look FeFe! We do have our work cut out for us but we’re ready! This is the time! Makes me a bit nostalgic, thinking about how San & Mavis are on this part of the journey with us! But the season is now…

    Take a look at this historical GA map resource ~ http://www.gagenealogy101.com/maps/

    We need to track the migration/documents of the white BRYANS. That will point us to Ben & Mandy…

    It’s ON!:)

    Luckie

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