Families

 

John Quarterman was a resi­dent of Dorchester, South Carolina, and received a grant of 500 acres of land in Liberty County in 1752. He actually migrated to the county in 1754. He married Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Richard Baker Sr., and their children were John Quarterman Jr., Thomas Quarterman, born in 1742, Robert Quarterman, and William Quarterman, born in 1746. Eliza­beth Baker Quarterman died August 12, 1755. Her husband then married Hannah Taylor on June 8, 1756. Their children were a daughter born in 1757, Jemina Quarterman, born in 1758, and Richard Quarterman, born in 1760. John Quarter­man Sr. died on February 21, 1765.

 

John Quarterman Jr. married Sarah Osgood, daughter of Reverend John Osgood, first pastor of Midway Church, on October 11, 1754. Their children were Sarah Quarterman, born in 1755, Elijah Quarterman, Elizabeth Quarterman, born in 1759, John Quarterman III, born in 1762, and William Quarterman, born in 1764. John Quarterman Jr. died on June 21, 1769. Thom­as Quarterman, son of John and Elizabeth Baker Quarter­man, married (1) Rebecca Bacon on November 29, 1757, (2) Rebecca Smallwood, and (3) Rebecca Ball in 1779.

 

Chil­dren by his first marriage were Rebecca Quarterman, born in 1758, Joseph Quarterman, Thomas Quarterman Jr., and Sarah Quarterman. John Quarterman (1777-1790) was the only child by his second marriage. The children by his third marriage were Susannah Quarterman, born in 1784, Robert Quarterman, born in 1787, and Thomas Quarterman (1791-1792). Robert Quarterman, son of John and Elizabeth Baker Quarterman, married (1) Mary Way on June 16, 1767, and (2) Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Andrew Baker, on May 9, 1771. Robert Quarterman, born in 1768, was the only child by his first marriage. Mary Way Quarterman died in 1770.

 

Children by his second marriage were Elizabeth Quarterman, born in 1773, Mary Quarterman, born in 1774, Ann Quarterman, born in 1775, Edward Quar­terman, born in 1778, Lydia Quarterman, born in 1780, Polly Quarterman, born in 1782, Rinta Quarterman, born in 1784, and Rebecca Quarterman, born in 1785. After her husband died, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker Quarterman married his cousin, Joseph Quarterman, on May 17, 1787.

 

Their surviv­ing children were Ann Quarterman (see Le Conte Families in this appendix), born in 1793, Joseph Quarterman Jr., born in 1796, Miriam E. Quarterman, born in 1798, John Bacon Quarterman, born in 1799, and Susannah Quarterman, born in 1801. William Quarterman, son of John and Eliza­beth Baker Quarterman,' married Sarah Stewart on February 19, 1767. Their children were William Quarterman Jr., born in 1771, and killed by Creek Indians in 1788, Susannah Quarterman, born in 1773, John Stewart Quarterman, born in 1775, Cynthia Quarterman, born in 1777, Sarah Quarter­man, born in 1778, Eliza Quarterman, born in 1781, Richard Quarterman, born in 1784, Rebecca Quarterman, born in 1786, a son born in 1788, and Arlissa Quarterman, born in 1791.

 

William Quarterman died in 1794. Sarah Stewart Quarterman died at Walthourville in 1832. Jemina Quarter­man, daughter of John and Hannah Taylor Quarterman, married John Way Sr., son of Samuel Way, about 1775. Their only child was John Way Jr., who married Rebecca Jones. They had seven children.

 

John Quarterman Sr. was the progenitor of 23 ministers of the gospel by 1900. They were John Winn, Peter Winn, Thomas Sumner Winn, Thomas Clay Winn, Robert Quarterman, W.M. Quarterman, John Winn Quarterman, Joseph M. Quarterman, Nathan Pratt Quarterman, John Way Quarterman, C.A. Baker, B.L. Baker, R.Q. Way, R.Q. Andrews, Hansford Andrews, Hartwell Andrews, Chalmers Fraser, and Thomas Goulding Pond.

 

Eight missionaries derived from John Quarterman Sr., and that list by 1900 included J.W. Quarterman, R.Q. Way, Louis Le Conte Jr., Susan Way, Harriet Louisa Winn, and Leila Way. He was the progenitor by 1900 of eight noted educators, and they were John and Joseph Le Conte, Louis Jones. John B. Mallard, Walter Le Conte Stevens, W.M. Baker, John Baker, and S.B. Spencer. who was also mayor of Atlan­ta, Georgia.

 


From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Appendix Number 39, Page(s) 229-230; Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office

 

 

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