<i>Mary Musgrove</i>: Between Creek Nation and Colleton County

Steven C. Hahn

in The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780813042213
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043043 | DOI:
Mary Musgrove: Between Creek Nation and Colleton County

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This chapter explores Mary's young adulthood and marriage to her first husband, John Musgrove. First, it investigates John's background and illustrates how the young Anglo-Creek man gradually came to be assimilated into English colonial society. In particular, the chapter focuses on the Musgroves' acquisition of land in Colleton County and how they aspired to become planters. It demonstrates that the Musgroves earned their living principally by raising livestock and that they had begun planting rice by 1730. It finally explores the means by which the Musgroves moved south to Yamacraw bluff in 1732 and their reasons for doing so.

Keywords: John Musgrove; St. Bartholomew's Parish; Pon Pon Indians; rice; livestock; planters; Yamacraw Bluff

Chapter.  11020 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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