Chatham County, Georgia History & Biographies
Chatham County is located on the coast and the Savannah River. Savannah is located in this county, near the mouth of the Savannah River. Founded by James Oglethorpe in 1733, Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and has been a major port since the early 19th century. The historical portion of this material continues up to the time of the original publication in the mid-1880s. The biographical material was submitted by the families themselves, and therefore, is more accurate than some other sources.
“Capt. John Flannery, a prominent banker and cotton factor of Savannah, Ga., was born in Nenagh, county Tipperary, Ireland, Nov. 24, 1835. While in his sixteenth year he came to America, accompanied by his father, landing at Charleston, S.C., in October, 1851....etc...”
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