A history of Coweta county from 1825 to 1880, Georgia

In attempting to present to the people of Coweta my little sketch of their history, I cannot claim anything like a correct account of all the transactions in our County, but in the main I think as far as they go are correct. The historical account of officers and members of the Legislature can be relied upon as correct. Having .scarcely any records to refer to, most of it is made up from recollections and verbal information from others. I am satisfied of its correctness. I have sought much information that would be of interest, but have not been able to obtain it in a reliable manner, hence will have to leave out many interesting facts, hoping that my rough and inexperienced efforts may induce others in the future to keep a more correct history of our County, and that the next generation will have a complete history from this time on, and that much improvement may be made on my feeble efforts, and all will take a pride in furnishing a correct history of all parsing events in the future as I have gathered the rough stones and heavy timbers from the quarry and the woods, some more polished architect will furnish a more beautiful history of Coweta.


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1825. - Coweta County was formed out of a portion of the land purchased from the Creek Indians at a treaty held at the Indian Springs, in the county of Butts, in Georgia, on the 120th day of February, 1825, by David Meriwether and Duncan G. Campbell, as commissioners on the part of the United States, General William McIntosh, Col. Hawkins and others. Chiefs of the Indians, to sell the lands to the United States for Georgia. General McIntosh, Col. Hawkins and others were killed by the Indians for selling the lands belonging to the Indians to the whites; others would have been killed if they had not made their escape through a back window and swimming the Chattahoochee River in their night clothes to make good their escape The killing of (General McIntosh was in Carroll county, at the reserve, at McIntosh's own house.