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Georgia (Wayne County), Jesup — Alexander Jackson Gordon Physician 1862-1943
Born in Ohoopee, Georgia, to Alexander James Gordon and Sarah John Williams Gordon. As a young man Alex floated logs down the Altamaha River to pay his way through medical school. Graduating from the Georgia Medical College at Augusta in 1888, Doctor Gordon established a medical practice in Lyons, Georgia. Later he went to Waynesville, Georgia, where he met and married Carolina Butler Wiggins on October 30, 1907. He moved to Jesup in 1917 to join his boyhood friend, Jeff Rogers, in practice. . . . — Map (db m21400) HM
Georgia (Wayne County), Jesup — 151-2 — Doctortown
To the east of here on the Altamaha River was the site of Doctortown. The name may have been derived from a Muskogean Indian word, "Alekcha," purported to mean doctor. A Creek Indian, "Alleck" is belived to have lived there during the late 1700s. Doctortown was the major crossing point of the Altamaha River from the days when the Alachua Indian Path crossed there until WW II, when the Georgia Defense Forces and a Coast Guard Unit guarded the bridges against the threat of German sabotage. It . . . — Map (db m4855) HM
Georgia (Wayne County), Jesup — 151-1 — Wayne County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 11, 1803 and Dec. 7, 1805, is named for Major General “Mad Anthony” Wayne, so called for his daring exploits in the Revolution. A Pennsylvanian, he fought in the South and was elected to Congress from Georgia in 1791 but after a contest the seat was declared vacant. The first County Site at Waynesville was too close to the border when Charlton County was cut off in 1854 and the Site was moved to Jesup, named for Gen. Jesup of the . . . — Map (db m21349) HM
Georgia (Wayne County), Jesup — Wayne County Revolutionary War Memorial
Revolutionary War Soldiers Who Lived In Wayne County Richard Bennett Mrs. Sibbiah Earl Blair George Cooper John Fort Thomas Fullwood Jacob Highsmith John Kemp William Kelly John Knight Moses Manning, Jr. James Middleton Solomon Morgan John Munden William Rawls Lewis Roberts Frederick Robeson James Robinson John Rooks West Sheffield Charles Smith Robert Stafford Reuben Turner Caleb Moore They helped to give us . . . — Map (db m24629) HM
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