Frewin From England Died in Georgia USA 1863

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Posted by Colleen on 22 November , 2002 at 00:32:49:

I am not related to the Frewin family lines, but have a Civil War Ship's Captain's letter that has a small blurb about an Elderly Frewin who died trying to protect his Georgia plantation during the Civil War. Hope this information may be of assistance to some family descendants. The letter was dated Feb 1863. This is the only reference made to Frewin, but if you think reading the entire letter would benefit you as to the horrors of the times, I can send a transcript through an email. The letter is 8 pages long.

"I took a drive up the Island last week some 8 miles to a plantation belonging to a man named Frewin an Englishman by birth he had been quite wealthy and has all his money in the Savannah Banks he was at first on the mainland but fearing his land would be confiscated returned with a grandson he had been sick for some time and I thought could not live long being 82 years of age his grandson came down to the ships next morning for assistance to bury him I sent out a party of men on Sun morning and buried him in the little churchyard by the side of his wife & children he had a daughter on the main almost in sight of his house when he died but no communication is allowed."

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