Manuscript MS-007



SOURCE: Charles Corless, 1983

SIZE: .5 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 1 document box

PROCESSING: RAA, February 1986



Charles Corless, Jr., owned and resided at the site of Troup Factory in southern Troup County from 1936 until his death in the late 1980s. After retirement as a civil engineer, Corless devoted much of his time to researching the history of his property. Most of Mr. Corless's information on Troup Factory can be found in MS-1, Troup County Historical Society Records. This collection contains information on the Brooks family, with emphasis on James Maxey Brooks, who was involved in building the first mills at Troup Factory.

Mr. Corless hypothesized that in 1739, General James Oglethorpe crossed Flat Shoals Creek in the vicinity of the Corless property en route to his meeting with Creek Indian leaders at Coweta Town on the Chattahoochee River. Maps, completed in 1983, and supporting material show Mr. Corless's projection of Oglethorpe's route from Augusta to Flat Shoals. Oglethorpe's exact route across Georgia has long been a matter of debate among historians.



Brooks Genealogy Notebook, 1690- , 1 volume

Oglethorpe's Journey, 1739, 2 file folders

Four maps indicating Oglethorpe's route

Indian Trails of Georgia, Georgia Department of Archives and History, no date

Abstracts from General Oglethorpe's Georgia Colonial Letters, 1733-1743, Mills Lane, no date

Corless memorandum re. Oglethorpe's route, 1983

Miscellaneous Records, 1 file folder

Taylor, Follett, and Bartholomew genealogy

Photo copy of grant of land lot 60 of the 2nd District of Troup County, 23 January 1827, to Joel Sartin

"Eli Whitney", copy from unknown publication

Abstracts from Washington-Wilkes, Works Projects Administration, 1941

Copy from Troup Superior Court Record Book 1, page 233, Petition of Howard P. Park and Henry B. Park to form Park Cotton Mills, no date

"Indian Land Cessions, 1790-1835" source unknown

Clipping, "Oglethorpe's Arrival at Yamacraw Bluff, 1733," source unknown

"Student Exchange" Charles Corless, LaGrange Daily News, 1984, re. Dr. Henry Woodward, traveler among the Indians

Troup Factory historical marker dedication program, 1982

"Textile Mills, Georgia's Leading Industry" source unknown


Bartholomew family Benson family

Brooks family Genealogy Follett family

Indian trails - Georgia Jewell Cotton Mills

Oglethorpe, James Edward (route across Georgia 1739) Park Cotton Mill

Sartin, Joel

Savannah, Georgia, founding of

Smith family

Taylor family

Thompson family

Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia

Whitney, Eli

Woodward, Henry