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Cane Creek
Posted by: Jean T. Edge (ID *****9198) Date: February 11, 2004 at 09:18:51
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I would like to know exactly where the old Cane Creek section of the 1700's and early 1800's is located. I would like to visit there. I just found out that my 5th Great-Grandmother Hannah Gilmore Huddlestone/Huddleston on my fathers side of family lived in the Cane Creek section in the 1780's. Also that my third Great-Grandfather Benjamin Parks, Sr. (on my mother's side) bought land and lived there in the early 1800's that joined the Hannah Huddleston lane and also was land which had belonged to or joined the Rachel sweezy place. ( Rachel Sweezy and Margaret Etherington- later Withrow were both daus. of Hannah? Gilmore Huddleston. Benjamin Park,s Sr. came to Lumpkin Co. Ga. to live and he died there. His son Ben.Parks, Jr. found the first Gold in Lumpkin co. in the 1830's and started the first Gold Rush. James Withrow who later married Margaret Gilmore Etherington had a son John by his first wife Sidney Brandon who came to white Co. Ga. and found the first 3 ounce of Gold on Dukes Creek and started the Gold rush in White Co. ( which was also in Lumpkin co. earlier before White Co. was formed.
I just really would like to go back to visit this place on Cane Creek where both my parents roots were in the 1700's if I can find exactly where it is located. I just want to stand on the ground there. I feel sure some of these ancestors are buried nearby in some probably unmarked graves there.
Jean T. Edge


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