Category Archive: Forsyth County

Jul 13

Scudders Bones or Not?

Jacob Scudder was a early white trader in the Cherokee Nation (now Forsyth County) and ultimately the first State Senator of Cherokee County. The family cemetery now being restored by the Forsyth County Historical Society had been damaged by vandals. Very recently bones were discovered at the site. Are they really the bones of Jacob …

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Jun 14

Indexes to Forsyth Co. Obits and More

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Let me introduce you to Ted O Brooke’s website. For many years Ted has been an asset to Georgia’s genealogical community, publishing several books, including the popular book, In the Name of God Amen: Georgia Wills, 1733–1860 (Atlanta: Pilgrim Press, 1976) as well as numerous county cemetery inventories. During the years Ted has accumulated a …

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Mar 24

Chief Vann Remains Exhumed

“Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the Forsyth County News, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962. The remains of Cherokee Indian Chief James Vann, builder of the now famous Vann House at Spring Place, were exhumed Saturday from his grave in Forsyth County and brought to Dalton in a modern day …

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