|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1768, Ireland|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1829|
Came to America at age 4 in 1772. Married at age 21 in 1787. Set up home in upper Burke County and asked to pay taxes in Rocky Comfort, now Jefferson County due to distance to Waynesboro. Lived there 20 years and all children were probably born there, the first five when it was Burke County and the last four when it was Jefferson County. In 1808 he was shown with 700 acres and 12 slaves. Received land grant 1805 for 200 acres in Washington County as signed by Governor John Milledge 27 August 1805. Acquired land in the Turkey Creek District in what became the boundary of Wilkinson and Twiggs. In 1810 served as Commissioner of the Wilkinson Count Academy. In 1814-1815 served in the Georgia Legislature. Also served as County Commissioner. Selected site for stage road from Macon to Savannah, later rail route, later I-16 route. Obit is in the 14 Sep. 1829 Hancock Advertiser of Sparta and Mt. Zion. Obit in the 19 Sep 1829 Daily Georgian, of Savannah.
Mathew Carswell Family Cemetery
Created by: Steve Carswell
Record added: May 12, 2012
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