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Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Horton House Historical Site

A Legacy Continues

 

—The du Bignon Family —

 
Horton House Historical Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
1. Horton House Historical Site Marker
Inscription. The plantation that Christophe Du Bignon established at the beginning of the nineteeth century had its good and bad years.
When Christophe's youngest son, Henri, married Ann Amelia Nicolau in 1808, they were given 40 acres of planted cotton. This was a good indication that Christophe approved of the young Frenchwoman. The du Bignon family, as new immigrants, closely held to their native culture, and this was evident in this marriage as well as the close-knit community of friends and business agents that were also recent refugees from France and Haiti.
Henri eventually inherited the entire island when both Christophe and Marguerite died in 1825. The close ties with the French community continued with Henri. However, growing up in America allowed him to live and move more easily amoung the American culture than his father.
Henri remained on Jekyll Island until 1852 when he remarried and moved his new wife to Ellis Point, north of Brunswick.
 
Erected by Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc. , Jekyll Island Museum.
 
Location. 31° 6.105′ N, 81° 24.931′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Riverview Drive, on the right when
Ann Amelia Nicolau portrait, from the collection of the Jekyll Island Museum Photo, Click for full size
Horton House Historical Site Marker
2. Ann Amelia Nicolau portrait, from the collection of the Jekyll Island Museum
traveling south. Click for map. Located near Major Horton Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Sieur Christophe Anne Poulain Du Bignon (a few steps from this marker); Horton House Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Tabby (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major William Horton (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Horton House Historic Site (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Horton House Historical Site (about 300 feet away); Horton House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Center Marker picture Photo, Click for full size
Horton House Historical Site Marker
3. Center Marker picture
Map of Southern Georgia, ca. 1863 showing Jekyll Island and th du Bignon's land, Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Right marker Picture Photo, Click for full size
Horton House Historical Site Marker
4. Right marker Picture
The du Bignon Family
Bold Italic Names are those buried in the du Bignon Family Cemetery
Du Bignon Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
5. Du Bignon Cemetery
Joseph Du Bignon Grave, listed on marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
6. Joseph Du Bignon Grave, listed on marker
 
 
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