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From McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families: Charles McCall was born in 1732 in Pennsylvania (near the Virginia line), removed with his parents to the New River Settlement in Virginia, and then to South Carolina. (He obtained a Royal Grant of Land in South Carolina on February 21, 1772.) In 1755 he was married at the Welsh Neck Baptist Church (now Society Hill, South Carolina) to Celete Ann Williams (sometimes called Nancy), the daughter to Reverand Robert Williams, pastor of the Welsh Neck Baptist Church.
Charles McCall and his wife settled on Lynches Creek, near the Great Peedee River in the Cheraw District, South Carolina. He owned many acres of land, many slaves, and was prominent in the political affairs of the Cheraw District ... He was a Patriot of South Carolina and gave material aid to the Continental Army and also served as a Revolutionary Soldier. On his plantation on Lynches Creek, a shirmisk was fought, and the place is called McCalls Old Field ...
(Later) (h)e was one of the wealthiest and most influential men of (southeast) Georgia. Owned many acres of land in Effingham, Bulloch, and Screven counties and also owned many slaves. He moved his family in 1785 to his plantation in Effingham (now Bulloch) County, and soon became a prominent figure in the political life of the State. Among the various public offices he held were Magistrate of Bulloch County and Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, 1792; Judge of the Inferior Court for many years; State Senator, 1799, 1801, 1802, and Member of the House of Representatives from Bulloch County in the State Legislature, 1798-1803-1805-1806-1808. His name appears often on the early records of Effingham, Screven and Bulloch counties.
At Louisville, Georgia, then capital of the state, the celebrated Convention of 1798 met for deliberation and framed the state Constitution under which Georgia lived for over 70 years. Charles McCall was one of the delegates present as a Representative from Bulloch County.
According to The Maddox Family of Maryland: (William Goza Johnson) taught his slaves different trades and they were very valuable. He educated his children. Elizabeth, his wife, was a most thrifty, energetic creature, outspoken, and pioneering in disposition.
When the Yankees came through Georgia, hordes of them filled their groves. Elizabeth had her slaves cook and serve the soldiers food and drink. They did not molest anything on her place; but on neighboring farms they sacked and burned everything. One neighbor had all his cotton stored under his gin-house, and also a new carriage; one slave attempted to save the carriage and pulled it out and a Yankee solider pushed it back under to burn.
Elizabeth (William Gozas wife) had two brothers, Alex and Elias Mitchell. Alex was killed while out hunting and Ellis went to California. He and a son visited the relatives back in Georgia and he was reported to be very wealthy.
After (William Goza Johnsons) death, Elizabeth continued to farm. She became acquainted with a man in Parker County, Texas, and during their correspondence, she consented to marry him. She sold her lands in Warren County and went to Texas in 1879. Before going, an old-lady fortuneteller (Mrs. Phant) came by and, with coffee grounds, told Elizabeth that she expected to marry when she arrived in Texas but she would not. Sure enough, when she met the man, she asked him if he had a place to carry her and he replied, No. She refused to marry him. She bought land in Texas and carried on her farming until her death.
Elizabeth apparently had no issue with Aaron Aldridge, who died less than a year after their marriage. By her second marriage to William Goza Johnson, she had seven children:
(i) Nancy Ann Johnson, born June 22, 1841, who married John Shadrack Maddox; (ii) William R. Dawson Johnson, born May 22, 1843, who married Mary Ann Hart; (iii) Rebecca Ann Johnson, born August 22, 1845, who married Preston A. Walden; (iv) Columbus Fountain Johnson, born October 9, 1850, who married first Mary Elizabeth Thompson, and second Vandora Cason; (v) Randolph C. Johnson, born January 15, 1862, and who died young; (vi) Celie Ann Johnson, who died in infancy; and (vii) William Reece Johnson.
And from The History of Screven County, Georgia, p. 231, which apparently is taken largely from Reddick: William Lemster Mobley, son of Edward and Mary Mobley (and great grandson of John Mobberly above JTF), moved to Duplin County, North Carolina, and was married there on August 6, 1767, to Marjery Stanley. In September 1769, he was living in Georgia and petitioned the colonial government for a grant of land, saying that he had a wife and two children, and two slaves. He asked for 300 acres in Halifax, St. Georges Parish, adjoining the lands of Thomas Mobley, William Williams and John Burnsides. During the next few years, he accumulated 1,100 acres of land near Mobley Pond in St. Georges Parish, later Screven County. Mobley Pond can be found on the British Army map of 1780, prepared for Col. Archibald Campbell, the commander of the British invasion.
The History of Screven County includes Clarissa Mobley, wife of Scotchman Alexander Spencer, as a daughter of William Lemster Mobley. Clarissa my 5th great grandmother married Professor Spencer on January 1, 1809, probably in Richmond County, Georgia. (Mr. Spencers first wife, Isabella, died on July 11, 1797, at Bath, according to a notice in the July 15, 1797, edition of The Augusta Chronicle.)
Only two children of the union of Clarissa Mobley and Alexander Spencer are known: (1) Isabella Spencer, born October 16, 1809, at Augusta, Georgia, wife of William Bones and John Coskery; and (2) Alexander Spencer, Jr., born April 26, 1812, died August 7, 1836.
(a) Frances M. Robbins, born in 1857, died in 1936; (b) Sumner Milo Robbins, born on December 7, 1858, died on October 27, 1908; (c) Louis L. Robbins, born 1861, died 1933; (d) Abel N. Robbins, born 1863, died in 1909; (e) Mary Elizabeth Robbins, born 1865, died in 1947; (f) Louisette Robbins, born about 1869; (g) Lulu Estelle Robbins, born about 1871, died on February 7, 1947, and wife of Edward Lee Hampton; and (h)Anna Clare Robbins, born September 27, 1873, died on May 2, 1945, wife of John Evander Patton.
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