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Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Rant really woke the list up
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:57:56 +0000


So they were Germans that were hired by British and then came to the US to fight for Britain against the "Americans"?
Sorry for my ignorance here, but I never heard of this before. Just trying to see if any of my Hessians may have been in the same situation.

Thanks
Mary

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Theresa" <>
> 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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