Atkinson - headstone
Cemetery at Black Hammock
||Nathan Atkinson was born in
Northampton County, Virginia in 1757 (gravestone shows
1758) and died in Camden County, Georgia in 1817, where
he had become a successful plantation owner. He served in
the third Virginia Regiment during the Revolution.
(Source: Camdens Challenge lists Huxford, Vol. 5).
Nathan Atkinson came
to Georgia from Northhampton County, Virginia in the late
1700's. He bought Bourbon Plantation. Within a few years
he was followed by his father, John Franklin Atkinson, who bought Bourbon
Plantation from him. Some reports list John as Nathan's
brother, but I believe, based on dates of birth,
marriage, etc., that John was Nathan's father. Nathan
then bought Black Hammock where he lived until his death
on August 1, 1817. He was buried at Black Hammock in
Camden County, Georgia.
Nathan Atkinson went down to North Carolina and married
and settled near a settlement of men who had been Tories
in the War of the Revolution. With them he became
involved in a fight, one of whom he shot (a Mr.
Jernigan), the record of trial is now on file in Camden
County). About 1785 he came to Camden County and settled
at Bourbon, and about ten years later, he moved to Black
Hammock, where he resided and planted until 1817, when he
died. He had four children, John, Alexander, Nancy and Edmund. (Source: The
Genealogy of the Atkinson Family - Georgia Branch,
compiled by Burwell Atkinson)
NATHAN ATKINSON and SALLIE
ATKINSON, b. 1788; d. 1820; m.
Notes for JOHN ATKINSON:
John, the oldest of Nathan Atkinson's children,
graduated from the University of Georgia in 1804
with first honor. He studied law under W. B.
Bullock of Savannah, Georgia, and began the
practice of law in Camden County in 1812. He
served in the war with Great Britain as Captain
of Infantry. After the war, he married a Miss
Fernandiz of Fernandina, Florida, whose father
originally owned Amelia Island and the site on
which Fernandina is located. John died in 1820
and was buried on Mountford Island in the Satilla
River. Mr. Richard Lang afterwards married his
widow. (Source: Genealogy of the Atkinson Family,
Georgia Branch; compiled by Burwell Atkinson.)
ATKINSON, b. August 17, 1796; d. June
Notes for ALEXANDER ATKINSON:
Alexander, after his father's death, lived at
Black Hammock and planted, until 1837, when he
bought Boggy Swamp of Mr. David Brown and moved
there, where he lived until 1840, when he was
murdered by five of his Negroes in Boggy Swamp
field. The Negroes were caught, tried, and hung.
Their bodies were all buried in one grave in
Boggy Swamp known as the Gallows. The murder took
place in a cornfield about 200 yards to south of
gallows. He never married; was a very prosperous
planter and represented the county several times
in the Legislature. (Source: Genealogy of the
Atkinson Family - Georgia, compiled by Burwell
ATKINSON, b. January 05, 1799; d.
September 30, 1876; m. WILLIAM LANG, WFT Est.
Notes for NANCY ATKINSON:
Nancy married Mr. William Lang in 1820 and
settled at Cambray, near Satilla Bluff, where
they resided as long as they lived. He died about
1826. She remained a widow and managed her estate
with great success and became very wealthy, and
died in 1877. She had three children, Isaac,
Cathrine and Isabella. Isaac married Major David
Bailey, had four children, and died, after which
Major Bailey married Caibrine. They had one son,
David Bailey, who married Miss Scott. (Source:
Genealogy of the Atkinson Family - Georgia
Branch, compiled by Burwell Atkinson)
ATKINSON, b. April 02, 1804,
Georgia; d. March 19, 1862, Georgia; m. SARAH E.