The Top 6 Burning Questions of Our History
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Background for Burning Questions 1 through 3:
New Bordeaux was established in 1764, and it was during that process that our ancestors were documented as to receiving land grants in and around the township. The next legal recording of any Roquemore name didn’t occur until the conclusion of the Revolutionary War in Georgia in 1783. For their service, James and Peter Roquemore were both granted land bounties in Washington County, GA, in 1784
Background for Burning Questions 4 and 5:
In the late 1840s, a group of Roquemore families formed a wagon train and headed for Texas, eventually arriving in Panola County in 1849.
Background for Burning Question 6:
Having already seized Atlanta, Major General William Sherman began his infamous “March to the Sea” In November 1864. His armies cut a 50 mile wide swath of destruction from Atlanta to Savannah. It is almost certain that they marched across Walton, Newton, Putnam, Jones, and Washington counties, where many Roquemores resided at the time.
The Top 6 Burning Questions are:
What happened to the other Roquemores who settled in New Bordeaux? For example, Peter and James’s mother, Suzanne Lafon, is never heard of again.
Where were Peter and/or James living in the 5 years preceding their enlistment as as Revolutionary War soldiers to fight the British in Georgia?
What happened to Peter Roquemore? After the Revolutionary War land grant, his name disappeared.
What motivated such a large number (according to 1 source, 20 families) of Roquemores to pull up stakes and head for Texas?
Is there any record (a family journal, perhaps?) of the actual journey to Texas?
Is there any family record of the affect Sherman’s army may have had on a Roquemore?
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