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From: "Theresa" <>
Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:18:59 -0400
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NO, Hessian Soldiers were hired by the Brit's to fight in the American Rev.
War, as far as I know, my Andrew George came straight from Germany to
American around 1770's.

Who were your German George's? When did they come to American?

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up


> 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?
>
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> 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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