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The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Steven C. Hahn


Few people in colonial America lived a life as eventful or as improbable as that of Mary Musgrove (ca. 1700–1764), one of the most recognizable figures in Georgia history. Born to a Creek Indian mother and an English father, Mary's bicultural heritage prepared her for an eventful adulthood in the rough and tumble world of Georgia Indian affairs. Eventful as it was, Mary's story is also an improbable one. As a literate Christian, a trader, and wife of an Anglican clergyman, Mary was one of a very small number of “mixed blood” Indians anywhere to achieve a position of such prominence among Engli ... More

Keywords: Creek Indians, South Carolina, Georgia, trade, diplomacy, Mary Musgrove, Thomas Bosomworth, Rev, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813042213
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven C. Hahn, author