Coulson Heath, Sr.

Male - Bef 1830

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  • Name Coulson Heath 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Possessions Hancock County, Georgia, 1801-1802  [3
    Possessions Putnam County, Georgia, 1810  [3
    Residence 1820  Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Bef 1830  (Putnam County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I36031  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2019 

    Family unnamed spouse 
    Married 1787  (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Residence (Family) ~ 1820  Greene County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Coulson Heath, Jr.,   b. 6 Aug 1788, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1880, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F13281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1787 - (Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - Putnam County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - ~ 1820 - Greene County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1830 - (Putnam County, Georgia) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • To Marvin and K.

      I too am very much interested in both the Colson Heaths who were in Putnam Co GA. My line descends from the elder Colson thru his son Daniel born April 1810, Montgomery CO VA. (I strongly believe they are one and the same, but no proof,-- yet.)
      I have researched records in both the GA state archives in Atlanta and in the C/H in Putnam County. The Sr. Colson has been very elusive, as well as his wife, Elizabeth Morris.

      Here is the trail I have followed for Colson,Sr.

      First of all, I got started on my search thru Georgia from a book, Southern Relatives, author Sadie Hammonds, 2 vols. I believe pub. in the 1960's. There are sections on Heaths of Virginia, in the Carolinas and in Georgia. The GA archives has this book. In tracking several of these families, I believe there are close relationships with our Colson, but missing are some of the links.

      The earliest record so far of Colson, Sr. is in Hancock Co, GA Feb. 1801 and again Nov 1802. He was a purchaser at estate sales. The second sale, Thomas Heath was also a purchaser. He seems to be moving with this Thomas.

      He buys land in Putnam Co GA 1810, first 40 acres which he sales back to the original owner, then in Dec 1810 he buys a 200 acre parcel in Putnam Co where he resides with his family until 1824 - 1826. At that time the widow, Elizabeth is paying the taxes. My GG grandfather Daniel first recorded in Campbell CO TN (later becomes Union Co TN) 1826, as witness to Conrad Sharp's will (the father-in-law of his older sister, Nancy). The family returned to TN around 1823 - 1825 as Nancy's eldest child is born abt 1824. The Sharp family had been in TN much earlier.

      I, too, feel that there are strong relationships amongst the three families of Putnam Co, i.e. Colson, Thomas and William.

      William's wife, Margaret, is agent for Colson's orphans in the GA 1832 Land Lottery.

      Colson, Jr. and Jane Castleberry were both members of the Bent Creek Primitive Bapt. Church which is about three miles from the 200 acres that Colson, Sr. bought.

      Rhoda Heath, a widow, was a charter member of the same church 1807 when the church was constituted. I have checked the small cemetery at the church but did not find any Heath burials there. There were several graves in a grown over area covered in poison ivy that we didn't get to inspect.

      This church is located about 10 miles east of Eatonton, GA, the county seat of Putnam.

      I have a little more info I am willing to share if you would like to contact me directly.


      Knoxville, TN [3]
    • Ref: Coulson Heath. Also spelled Coleson, Colson. Coleson Heath Sr lived in Putnam Cty Ga around 1820 but died prior to 1830. His son, Coleson Jr lived there past 1830 but then moved to Talbot County Ga. I believe he was there thru 1850. He later moved from there and apparently left Ga.

      The gradual movement in those days was toward the west. Many moved into Alabama where rich cotton land was being made available, subsequently moving on further west. Putnam Cty was settled by Virginians, Carolinians and some from further north.

      There were two other Heaths with sizeable families living in Putnam County at the same time as Coleson. They were Thomas Heath and William Heath. Thomas died around 1830. One of his sons was Guilford (Gilford) Heath who was my great-great-great grandfather. There may be a relationship between them I have not been able to confirm. [1]
    • Colson Heath was born in Virginia & married a Virginian (can't recall the name right away) in 1787. He moved to Greene County, Ga sometime after 1800. The 1820 census shows a good-sized family.

      He had a son, Colson Jr. who was born around 1800. Part of Greene County became Putnam Cty & they lived in Putnam. Colson Sr died prior to the 1840 census. Colson Jr. moved to Talbot County, Ga prior to 1850 & was in the census there. He moved on west apparently and I have seen the names of some of his children in Alabama. [2]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S4781]

    3. [S4780]