Salzburgers and Allied Families.
By: P.R, Gnann & Mrs. LeBey, Orig. Pub. 1956, Reprinted & Revised 2003, approx. 4,000 pages in 4 volumes, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-012-8.
The Georgia Colony was chartered by King George to act as buffer between the Spanish settlement and Native American tribes in Florida and Charles Town in South Carolina. These German exiles started arriving in the New World in the 1730’s and slowly started settling up and down the Savannah River. It is estimated that approx. 50% of the population of Effingham & Chatham County areas are directly descended from these early settlers. Since the first immigrants arrived in 1734, as many as 15 generations have followed, many of whom still live on ancestral land. This book has been completely REVISED & UPDATED since its last printing. It is now in 4 volumes with each volume having approx. 1000 plus pages.