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[Q] Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia and Relatives

Update 2018-12-29: The paper book is out of print. Now available in 2018 Kindle Edition!

After more than 75 years of preparation the Quarterman Family History Project presents:

Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia and Relatives
by Jane Quarterman Comer,
      David Leon Quarterman, Stephen Patrick Quarterman, John Sinclair Quarterman
The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1997, LCCN 97-69321 ISBN 0-87152-510-0

This is a substantial work of family history, involving the work of many relatives and other people over many years. It is produced by modern computerized typographical methods, including digitized photographs, typeset genealogical charts, a systematic index, and an extensive bibliography. In one sense, this volume is a continuation of Rev. James Stacy's History and Published Records of Midway Church, drawing on many additional sources, and gathering together many threads of interrelation.  
997 pages
3,500 individuals
1,400 families
250 written, oral, and other sources
450 genealogical charts
9,000 index entries (including women's married and maiden names)
25 photographs
347 years of family history in America


If your family was from Liberty County, Georgia (or MacIntosh or Long Counties), or was associated with Midway Church, as so many early families of Georgia and the southeast were, you are probably a relative, and you will probably find some of your relatives or yourself in this book. If your ancestors came from near Dorchester, South Carolina, or Dorchester, Massachusetts, the same may be true.


Reader Comments

``Let me tell you something spectacular. The Quartermans have really gone after the family connection. I have still some trouble with my Bakers and another person, but they really put out a heck of a book.''

``...the massive Quarterman family history published in 1997. This is a huge, beautiful book, with an impressive amount of information,....''

``I now have a copy of your book and really enjoy it. It is really well done and I believe any Quarterman is missing a major part of their library without it.''

Even if you are not a Quarterman by name, you may be related anyway. Many genealogies follow a single line; this one does that, and names of people in our direct line are printed in this preface in boldface. However, this book also follows all the branches.

This book includes all known ancestors of John Quarterman Sr. (d. 1765) who is said to be buried under the oldest oak tree in Midway cemetery, his son Thomas Quarterman (b. 1738 d. 1791), and his son Rev. Robert Quarterman (b. 1787 d. 1849), the first native-born pastor of Midway Church. In addition, the book includes all known descendants of Rev. Robert's grandchildren, at least in our direct line. It also includes all known descendants of most of those Quarterman ancestors, to the present day.

Many members of the Midway community were interrelated through marriage. If some of your ancestors were from Georgia and were named Andrews, Axson, Bacon, Baker, Ball, Elliott, Graves, Hurst, Jones, LeConte, Mallard, Myddleton, Norman, Osgood, Stacy, Stevens, Sumner, Taylor, Varnedoe, Waite, Ward, Way, Winn, or Witt, you may well be related, and your relatives may be in this book. If any of your ancestors were named Quarterman and were from Liberty County, you are almost certainly related, and you are very likely in this book.

South Carolina

Robert Quarterman (d. 1710) of Dorchester, Berkeley County, South Carolina and father of the first John Quarterman of Midway, is the earliest Quarterman ancestor we have discovered. Most of his South Carolina community moved as a body to Midway, starting in 1752. If some of your ancestors were named Baker, Bacon, Conyers, Graves, Jones, Sumner, Taylor, Way, or of course Quarterman and were from that area, you may be related, and you or your ancestors may be in this book. The same is true of families such as Varnedoe and Greer, some of whose maternal ancestors came from there.


Many of the settlers of the Dorchester, S.C. colony emigrated from Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1695. Quartermans did not, but Ways, Sumners, and possibly others did, and Osgoods followed later. Relatives from that area and period include Osgoods, Fowlers, Lords, and Waites.


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The book includes lengthy material on Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England, which is the most likely origin of the Quartermans of Liberty County, although no link has ever been established between the Quartermans of America and of Europe. The book also discusses the scanty and inconclusive evidence from Maryland.

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