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  State of North Carolina or Virginia to Franklin Co., GA to Habersham Co., GA to Rabun Co., GA; Early Eighteen Hundreds to Early Nineteen Hundreds

  UNKNOWN ENGLISH. He married SARAH? UNKNOWN.

Children of UNKNOWN ENGLISH and SARAH? UNKNOWN are:

1. HAYWOOD ENGLISH, born between 1795 - 1800 in the State of North Carolina or Virginia and died before 13 February 1868 in Habersham Co., GA (Probable).

2. WESLEY ENGLISH, born 1804 in the  State of North Carolina and died after 1880 in Banks Co., GA (Probable).

NOTE:  There is evidence that Haywood had a brother named Wesley English who was living in Haywood's son William's household in 1880.  Wesley also found in Franklin Co., GA earlier.  Haywood may also have had a brother named Hiram who is found in conjunction with the above Wesley. 

  HAYWOOD ENGLISH was born between 1795 - 1800 in State of North Carolina or Virginia, and died before 13 February 1868 in Habersham Co., GA (Probable). He married SARAH "SALLIE" MCCRACKEN on 11 April 1822 in Habersham Co., GA, daughter of JAMES MCCRACKEN and ELINOR WILSON OR WOFFORD.

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Haywood English Home

Big Holly Cabin - This heart pine cabin is one of the few remaining examples of a single pen (room) cabin built when this was the Georgia mountain frontier. The hand-hewn logs are joined with full-dove tail corner notching and the logs are chinked on the interior with wooden battens. This type of cabin was once plentiful, but they usually evolved into double pen cabins or larger houses with frame additions.

Note:  In 1820, Haywood English built a log house on unclaimed Land Lot 85, District 11, near the Chattahoochee River. In 1841, the original lottery recipient of this lot belately laid claim to it. In a series of legal actions, which eventually ended in the Georgia Supreme Court, English lost his plea of "sitters rights" and moved to this location. Family legend contends this to be the same log house initially built on Land Lot 85 in 1820, and moved to this location in 1849. The cabin was restored by a descendent of the English family in 1986-87.

State Historical Roadside Marker:  Marker Number 068-10 Located SR 115, three miles west of Clarkesville

Children of HAYWOOD ENGLISH and SARAH MCCRACKEN are:

1. IVORY OR AVERY ENGLISH, born between 1814 - 1822 in the State of North Carolina or Georgia. (*may not be a child; could be brother or nephew)

2. JAMES M. ENGLISH, born about 1824 in the State of Georgia.

3. JOHN MARION ENGLISH, born 03 February 1825 in the State of Georgia and died 17 March 1889 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable).

4. NANCY ENGLISH, born about 1826 in Habersham Co., GA and died before 1870 in Habersham Co., GA.

5. WILLIAM JASPER ENGLISH, born 10 March 1827 in Habersham Co., GA and died 29 December 1913 in Habersham Co., GA.

6. ISAAC NEWTON ENGLISH, born about 1830 in Habersham Co., GA and died 17 September 1869 in Habersham Co., GA (Probable).

7. GEORGE WASHINGTON ENGLISH, born 15 November 1830 in Habersham Co., GA and died 25 November 1920 in Fulton Co., GA.

8. DAVID ENGLISH, born about 1841.

9. E. J. ENGLISH, born about 1846 in the State of Georgia.

It is possible that Haywood may have been married before Sarah McCracken as one IVORY ENGLISH found on the 1850 census of Rabun Co., GA next to James M. English, son of Haywood.  Just up the road was John Marion English, another son of Haywood.  Ivory remained in Rabun County through the 1860 census and was found on the 1870 census in Franklin Co., GA.

RECORDS FOR LAND CONCERNING HAYWOOD ENGLISH IN HABERSHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA

BOOK "U" PAGE 207

This indenture made and entered into this 13th thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Sixty eight between Joseph Prince, John M. English, Isaac N. English, William J. English, George W. English, David English all of Said State and County of Habersham of the one part and James W. English of the same place of the other part-Witnesseth that the Said Joseph Prince, John M. English, Isaac N. English, William J. English, George W. English and David English for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and twenty six dollars, Cash in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, both granted, bargained and Sold and by these presents doth  (word unreadable) release and follow? quit claim to Said James M. English his heirs and assigns, all the right title interest claim or demand the Said Joseph Prince, John M. English, Isaac N. English, William J. English, George W. English and David English has or may have leave? in deed? to part of lot No. 4 (Number four) in the 10th district of Habersham county agreeable to the following survey beginning at a Rock corner on the original line between lot No. 3 and 4, 12 chains from the North east corner of lot No. 4 thence South 37 west 28 chains 50 links to a Spanish Oak Sapling on the old f----? road. Thence along Said Road South 9 degrees west 2-?chains.  Thence along Said road South 32 degrees 30' east 12 chains 15 links to the original line.  Thence along original line between lots No. 4 and 16 North 59? degrees East 42 chains to the original corner.  Thence the original line North 32 degrees 40' West 39 chains 80 links to the Beginning corner.  Containing one hundred and twenty Six acres and? more or less, with all the rights members and appurtenances to Said lot of land in anywise appertaining or belonging-To have and to hold the Said lot of to the said James M. English, So that Neither the Said Joseph Prince, John M. English, Isaac N. English, James W. English, William J. English, George W. English and David English nor their heirs nor any other person or person's claiming under them or either of them shall at anytime hereafter by an way or means have claim or Demand any right or title to the aforesaid lot of land or its appurtenances or any part thereof.

In witness whereof the Said Joseph Prince, John M. English, Isaac N. English, William J. English, George W. English and David English hath hereunto Set their hands and Seals the day and date above written.

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of

John M. Enlgish   {LS}

Andrew J. Church JP

Isaac N. X English  {LS}

Amos Waldron (?)(his mark)

William J. English  {LS} ( X his mark)

George W. English   {LS}

David English    {LS} ( X his mark)

Recorded May 6th, 1868

J. S. (?) Griggs (?) OSC (?)  (note: Joseph Prince did not sign this deed in the original)

PAGE 208 BOOK "U" of Habersham Co., GA records that on the same day, James M. English sold this land to Benjamin F. Church.  It is presumed this was an effort to settle the “estate” of Haywood English.

  JOHN MARION ENGLISH was born 03 February 1825 in the State of Georgia, and died 17 March 1889 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable). He married ELIZABETH TEEM on 29 July, 1849 in Rabun Co., GA, daughter of DANIEL TEEM and SUSAN BENFIELD.

The grave of John English in Rabun Co., GA:

The marriage record of John & Elizabeth English:

Registration of John's "crop mark":

Children of JOHN ENGLISH and ELIZABETH TEEM are:

1. MALINDA ENGLISH.

2. WILLIAM HENRY ENGLISH.

3. WILLIAM JASPER ENGLISH, born 06 January 1855 in Rabun Co., GA and died 16 July 1932 in Rabun Co., GA.

4. ISAAC NEWTON ENGLISH, born about 1858 in the State of Georgia.

5. SARAH E. ENGLISH, born 12 October 1862 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 19 February 1917 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable).

  WILLIAM JASPER ENGLISH was born 06 January 1855 in Rabun Co., GA, and died 16 July 1932 in Rabun Co., GA. He married AMY DRUCILLA BURRELL 28 February 1877 in Rabun Co., GA, daughter of GEORGE BURRELL and MARY GAINES.

Photograph of William Jasper "Jap" and Amy Drucilla "Cilla" English:

The marriage record of "Jap" and "Cilla":

Children of WILLIAM ENGLISH and AMY BURRELL are:

1. JUSTUS ENGLISH, born after 1877 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable).

2. GEORGE MARION ENGLISH, born 04 January 1876 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 22 March 1937.  George married NANCY SUREPTA BOWEN

George & Nancy English:

3. JOHN D. ENGLISH, born 18 December 1880 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 05 May 1945.  John married LOULA WILLIAMS, 16 August 1899 in Rabun Co., GA.

4. JAMES LOGAN ENGLISH, born 11 March 1883 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 28 December 1958 in Rabun Co., GA.  James married LAVONIA (ELIZA L.) CALLENBACK, 18 November 1906 in Rabun Co., GA.

"Pa Jim" and "Mama" English:

 

5. HENRY WESLEY ENGLISH, born 27 April 1885 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 29 January 1923.  Henry married FANNIE M. NICHOLS.

Henry & brother James Logan English:

6. VIRGIL N. ENGLISH, born 12 January 1889 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 16 December 1890 in Rabun Co., GA.

7. MARY ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ENGLISH, born 01 April 1891 in Rabun Co., GA (Probable) and died 1957.  Mary married JAMES ESTES JUSTUS on 24 January 1909 in Rabun Co., GA.

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