Genealogy Projects tagged with 1740 on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Georgia in Colonial America, 1540-1740

    The coast of what is now the State of Georgia, from Savannah River as far as St. Andrews Sound, was known to the Spaniards as "the province of Guale" (pronounced Wallie), based on the indigenous peoples met by Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, who first traveled parts of Georgia in 1540. British claims later conflicted with those of Spain. After obtaining a royal charter, Gen. James Ogl...