Ancestor was in the Chehaw Massacre
This reader’s ancestor was in the Chehaw Massacre
When I was a young boy my Grandmother told me a family story of the Chehaw massacre. My GG Grandfather was involved in the massacre. He was a Georgia militia member and was living in what is now Worth County, Georgia. His wife (my GG Grandmother) was Mahala an Indian lady from near Augusta. When he saw the slaughter taking place he was sick and took a young Indian baby and left to keep her from being killed. My Grandmother said that they were bashing the babies and little children’s heads against trees. He and his wife raised the baby as one of their children.
The Boy Scout Council for this part of Georgia was named Chehaw Council and it existed from the 1930s until the end of this October when it merged with another Council. The combined council will not be named Chehaw.
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