After more than 75 years of preparation the Quarterman Family History Project presents:
Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia and Relatives
GeorgiaIf 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.
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 CarolinaRobert 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.
MassachusettsMany 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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