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THOMAS JACKSON, Wrightsborough, GA
Posted by: John Jackson (ID *****3718) Date: July 27, 2012 at 05:48:21
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The death of Thomas has always been a mystery. I have recently found some new information. In the book, William Bartram and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier, by Edward J. Cashin, he writes: As William set out for Wrightsboro along the Creek Trail, he knew that the way had it's perils. Whites and Indians went armed, and each complained about the other. An Indian who went down to visit Trader James Grierson in 1771 was murdered and the culprit never caught. On the other hand, as Govenor Wright reported to the Earl of Hillsborough, the wayfaring Indians often rob and plunder his Majesty's subjects of their property and sometimes murder them. Wrightsboro residents THOMAS JACKSON and GEORGE BELK had been killed outside their town, and their killers remained at large.

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