Download Full Text (236 KB)
The Early family began its American roots near the middle of the seventeenth century. It was then that OOhn Early traveled from England and settled on the oast of Virginia. From there, the family moved out into surrounding areas which became the counties of Middlesex, Orange, Culpepper, Madison, Bedford, and Franklin. Eventually the family spread down the coast line and into Georgia. As of 1790, Joel Early was a tax paying resident of Wilkes County, Georgia, as was his brother Jacob.
Branson, Laura, "Eleazer Early" (1991). Savannah Biographies. 62.