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John McBride, Surveyor General[1]

Male Abt 1793 - 1828  (~ 35 years)


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  • Documents
    John McBride pedigree notes
    John McBride pedigree notes
    Betty Howell Traver collection. "Data given by Aunt Villa" [Havila Howell Mapp]
    John McBride's Field Notes
    John McBride's Field Notes
    3 pages "Field notes taken on the survey of the First District of Appling County. Commenced on the 5th of July, 1819" From the Elizabeth Howell Traver collection.
    Georgia Archives letter re: John McBride
    Georgia Archives letter re: John McBride
    Feb 27, 1974 to Leila (Heard Jenkins) Brittain in reply to request for information on John McBride.
    Benjamin Rhodes
    Benjamin Rhodes
    Handwritten document. Possible connection to John McBride. Notes and document from Betty H. Traver.
    John McBride 1826 Survey
    John McBride 1826 Survey
    Partial document - A survey signed by John McBride. Green (Greene) County, Georgia. Allen David. 186 acres. Executed by Daniel Foster. Certified by Thomas Crawford. Advertized 28 December, 1826. Isaac Roberts, Thomas Jarrell. Ch. Car. John McBride

  • Name John McBride  [2
    Suffix Surveyor General 
    Born Abt 1793  [3
    Gender Male 
    Lived in Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lived in Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    FamilySearch LTJF-GWP 
    Died 26 Jun 1828  Indian Springs, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I7264  Main
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Andrew McBride, RS,   b. Abt 1760, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1 Jul 1796, Oglethorpe Co (now Greene Co.), GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Phebe Boran,   b. of Caswell (formerly Orange) Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Oct 1784  [6
    Notes 
    Married:
    • 11 Oct 1784 Caswell NC, Phebe Boran md Andrew McBride. Isaac Browning, J. Campbell (Caswell NC Marr Bonds 1778-1868 FHL 975.6575 V2k)
    Family ID F3154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth C. Veazey, "Betsy",   b. Abt 1799, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1869, White Plains, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1813  Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Elmina McBride,   b. 13 Aug 1815, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1883  (Age 67 years)
     2. Alonzo Church McBride,   b. Abt 1816, Putnam Co., GA (probably) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1836, Fort King, East Flordia (now Ocala, Florida) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
    +3. Melissa Frances McBride,   b. 1 Sep 1818, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1888, Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary Elizabeth McBride,   b. Abt 1824, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Susan C. McBride,   b. Aug 1826, Putman Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1901  (Age ~ 74 years)
     6. Julia J. McBride,   b. late 1828 or early 1829,   d. Bef 5 Sep 1836, Houston Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 7 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F2751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - Greene Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1813 - Greene Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1828 - Indian Springs, Georgia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Betty Howell Traver notes:

      "He was the Surveyor General of Georgia"

      "Alonzo Church was his best friend.  Alonzo Howell was named for him."

      My Search For John Stephen Jackson notes:

      "Havilah Howell Mapp (i.e. Cousin Villa) said that her grandfather, John McBride was once a schoolteacher in Eatonton.  He must have taught at the prestigious Eatonton Academy, i.e. he and Betsy named their second child Alonzo Church, in honor of that school's highely regarded headmaster."

      "John McBride was a charter member of the American Colonization Society of Putnam County, organized in Eatonton on 31 Oct, 1819;...Rev. Alonzo Church (of Athens, formerly of Eatonton) and Captain Abner Veazey of Greene County were also listed as members." (JSH note: this society aimed to free slaves and return them to Africa)

      Statesman & patriot (newspaper), Milledgeville, Saturday, July 5, 1828:

      "DIED - At the Indian Springs, on the 26th instant, in the 35th year of his age, John McBride, Esq. originally of Greene County, Ga., and late Surveyor General, universally esteemed and deeply lamented.  He has left a widow and five children to mourn his irreparable loss."

      From McBride Lineage:

      "Mother had sweet memories of her father who died in 1820 (definitely not 1828 as we had prev) at Indian Springs while serving GA as surveyor general. His office was in the old captial at milledgville where the family died. Before this he was a schoolteacher at Eatonton, GA. associated with oldmangeneral? while supervising the work of engineering some of the western counties grandfather was assailed with a fatal malady and died before his friends could reach him.  Buried at Indian Springs - not sure if grave is marked."

      From Georgia Archives:

      "Historical Background -  In the early days of the Province of Georgia, the granting and surveying of the land was under the jurisdiction of the President and his assistants. The first surveyor whom they appointed was Noble Jones. However, in 1745 the Trustees appointed Thomas Ellis, although later, in 1752, they added Henry Younge and the two men became Joint Surveyor General of the Province. Two years later Henry Younge and the famous William deBrahm were made Joint Surveyors General. It was in 1764 that Henry Yonge became the Surveyor General of the Province and remained so until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

      When Georgia became a state in 1777, the Executive Council appointed Thomas Chisholm Surveyor General, and he became the first to hold that office in the State of Georgia. Others succeeded him through the years, but from 1777 to 1880, the Surveyor General of Georgia was elected either by the Executive Council, the General Assembly or the Senate. When the office was vacated by the death of the incumbent, the Governor appointed a man to fill the unexpected term until the next election."

      From "Georgia: comprising sketches of counties..." p 206:

      "On March 30 1822 the president approved an act of Congress a territorial government in Florida and the new soon became involved in a dispute with Georgia over the line The termini of this line had been located by Elli some years before Georgia contended that the south fork the St Mary's river was the main stream and that the line be run to the source of that stream instead of the head of north fork at the point where it emerges from the Okefinokee In 1818 a commission consisting of Generals Floyd and Blackshear was appointed to ascertain the true of the river and they decided on the north fork This was satisfactory to Georgia and the following year the state engaged a surveyor named Watson to make a survey and mark the line In 1825 the United States surveyor of Florida another survey to be made by DF McNeil which was distance north of Watson's line Georgia then requested Congress to establish the true boundary A commission was appointed in pursuance of an act of Congress Thomas M Randolph of Virginia acting for the United States Thomas Spalding for the State of Georgia and John McBride as surveyor. " [10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver, Telephone 19 Mar 2006 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1342] Georgia Archives Letter to Leila Brittain re John McBride, "John McBride, 35 years, died 6-26-1828 at Indian Springs, (occupation) Surveyor General, left widow and 5 children, resided in Greene Co. GA" (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.), 27 Aug 2008 Telephone Conv. after his visit with Betty Howell Traver. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver, "Polly" Telephone 19 Mar 2006 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1498] Margaret LaFollette, Margaret LaFollette, (elafollette@tctwest.net; http://www.tctwest.net/~elafollette/), http://www.tctwest.net/~elafollette/ (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1392] James Brittain, Jr., James Brittain, Jr., genealogy.com posting to JSH 19 Jan 2007: http://genforum.genealogy.com/ga/greene/messages/547.html (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1497] John Guy Jackson, John Guy Jackson, email to JSHJr 18 Sep 2009 - "She Married (1) John McBride ca 1813 in Greene Co.; six children." (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1567] My Search For John Stephen Jackson, John Guy Jackson, Jr., PhD, PE, (2006 Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina 29602-1267. (copies may be ordered from Augusta Genealogical Society, Inc. Post Office Box 3743, Augusta, Georgia 30914-3743 (706) 722-4073. ISBN 0-89308-840-0), p. 9-7 "She married John McBride about 1813 in Greene Co., GA (probably)." (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver.

    11. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver, "Alonzo Church was his best friend.  Alonzo Howell was named for him." (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1558] Georgia: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and, edited by Allen Daniel Candler, Clement Anselm Evans, (Atlanta, 1906 http://books.google.com/books?id=05wSAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=john%20mcbride&f=false), p. 206 (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S1567] My Search For John Stephen Jackson, John Guy Jackson, Jr., PhD, PE, (2006 Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina 29602-1267. (copies may be ordered from Augusta Genealogical Society, Inc. Post Office Box 3743, Augusta, Georgia 30914-3743 (706) 722-4073. ISBN 0-89308-840-0), p. 9-14 (Reliability: 0).

    14. [S1573] Statesman & patriot, Publisher: E. H. Burritt, (Weekly newspaper published 1827 - 1830 covering Milledgeville and Baldwin Georgia.Available on microfilm from the University of Georgia Libraries. Formed by the union of: Georgia statesman, and: Georgia patriot.), 5 July, 1828 (Reliability: 0).