Finding the path our ancestors walked is not always easy but the rewards of the journey make the effort worthwhile
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Federal Road (Creek lands)
This was a project that started in 1805 for a more efficient mail delivery between Washington City & New Orleans. The Creek Indians gave permission to start a "horse path" through their nation, stretching from middle Georgia to coastal Alabama. Do you know the path your ancestors took traveling to Alabama? By 1805 my gggg grandfather, Isaac Funderburg, was traveling this section as the land was distributed by the 1805 Land Lottery and 1807 Lottery. I can place him in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia at this time. I believe some of his children were born in Milledgeville. He quite possibly may have participated in the Creek Indian War of 1812. This is a map showing the the states "first interstate".