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Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:34:46 +0000
So are you saying that your German Georges were originally from England? I have German Georges, but so far everyone is from Germany.
Do you know when they came across to the states?
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From: "Theresa" <>
> My George is Andrew George born 1750 Germany and died 1841 in Stokes County,
> (present day Forsyth County) North Carolina
> I have been to his grave in Forsyth County, NC have been told he was an
> Hessian Soldier and stayed in the area when Lord Cornwallis crossed the
> Shallow Ford River.
> Sure wished I could find more info on him, his parents, siblings, etc. Just
> have a feeling he didn't come to America by himself, maybe brothers, cousins
> came with him.
> There was another George family in Stokes County, N.C. this was the Reuben
> George 1749-1832 I believe he came out of the Orange County, Virginia area.
> Don't know of any connection.
> If anyone has any information on Andrew George, please let me know.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roberta G. Robertson" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 3:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up
> > I have been following all the comments and agree that it is great to see
> > the list
> > "come alive".. Are there any German Georges from PA out there? I am
> > still
> > searching for the parents of my Abraham George b. 1773 in Berks Co. His
> > family lived in the Clayton area of Hereford Twp. Surely there are some
> > descendants from his siblings. Would love to hear from you. He was
> > said
> > to
> > have several brothers.
> > I, too, lived with the "Georgy Porgy" bit during grade school but as I
> > became
> > a teenager that moniker changed to "Gorgeous George". All that is a
> > dim
> > memory now.
> > Roberta George Robertson
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "James George" <>
> > To: "Carla Barbula" <>
> > Cc: <>
> > Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:28 PM
> > Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up
> >> Glad my nonsense had some good come out of it! :-) I too am glad to see
> >> this list come alive. I really like reading about everyone else's
> >> experiences and seeing where their family research journeys have them
> >> headed. You folks really do good work, and you inspire me to return to my
> >> own research after getting stumped and giving up temporarily.
> >> As summer thinks about coming to a close here on the east coast of the
> >> USA,
> >> I find myself wondering what George reunions--if any--have taken place
> >> this
> >> year, or will yet take place. In fact, I wonder how many people are on
> >> this
> >> list, and whether we could ever be audacious enough to try our own
> >> massive
> >> get together? Wouldn't it be great to rent some huge hall somewhere with
> >> a
> >> nice outdoor pavilion too, and with several tables set up for us to
> >> gather
> >> with our scanners and laptops and books and records?
> >> Of course, here in the U.S. we're paying outrageous prices for gasoline
> >> (I
> >> know, all non-American Georges: you have been doing so for years!
> >> Hopefully
> >> you "feel our pain" then!), and this would limit most of us as to where
> >> we
> >> could drive, if we ever were to try such a mega-reunion. Hmm, as an IT
> >> geek
> >> par excellence, I wonder if maybe we had several regional reunions
> >> throughout the US, and in the UK, and in Australia, and all the other
> >> places
> >> that we Georges call home, could we then try to link us all together in
> >> some
> >> kind of massive web cam, chat room, teleconference goulash? What do you
> >> all
> >> think? Anyway in heck we might be able to try such a thing? Maybe for
> >> Summer
> >> 2009?
> >> OK, time for a show of hands: how many multi-millionaire Georges do we
> >> have
> >> on this list? You know, you could think about flying us all to your
> >> mansion
> >> next Summer--I have no problem being the chief bottle washer and floor
> >> scrubber if you like. :-) It would be a family affair after all! And
> >> maybe
> >> the George accountants on the list could make it all tax deductible for
> >> you
> >> too!
> >> --J.F.George
> >> --
> >> "If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking." - General
> >> George
> >> Patton
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