Sketch of George Southerland

by admin on September 19th, 2003

1773-1857

George Southerland was born in Scotland, January 28, 1773. It is not know whether he came to America as a child or as an adult. Before 1800, he married a woman named Mary (last name unknown, born in 1762).

George and Mary Southerland spent the early part of their marriage in North Carolina where their three oldest children were born. About the turn of the century they move to Tennessee. Goodspeed's Histories lists him as “among the settlers who came to Dickson County between 1800 and 1810.” (Goodspeed, The Goodspeed Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, Houston Counties of Tennessee, reprinted from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, 1886, p. 923).

George died October 28, 1857, and was buried in the Southerland Cemetery, a beautiful plot of land near Jones Creek between White Bluff and Charlotte. These records are the personal research of and contributed to us by Ken Kimbro

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