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    1. Re: [GA-VETERANS] Military Records for Robert Shipley
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    3. Hazel, I have done limited research on the spies on the Georgia and Creek Indian frontier during the period 1811 to 1815. They were mainly responsible for reporting back where the Indians were and what they were doing. The source I have used most is the Georgia Executive Department Minutes. Those have entries for pay warrants issued to people by the government, including spies. I have not personally worked with the records from around 1789, so it may be hit-or-miss when it comes to finding something. The Executive Minutes are recorded chronologically, so you would go to somewhere around July 18, 1789, and see if a pay warrant was issued. The best records for figuring out if someone did something for the government are those that identify payments for services rendered. For better help locating specific records, you should ask the Georgia Archives staff. It is definitely worth looking in Georgia Military Affairs for Robert Shipley. You may also try Gordon Burns Smith's four-volume series "History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861." Both are indexed. Paul K. Graham Atlanta, Georgia www.oaklandcemeteryburials.com -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Hazel Voris Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:14 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [GA-VETERANS] Military Records for Robert Shipley I am researching Robert Shipley born 1840-1850 probably in Maryland. Robert Shipley was in the Revolutionary War and maybe in some Indian Wars. They lived and owned land 1789-1804 in Franklin Co Georgia. There was Robert Sr, Robert, Nathaniel, and John Shipley. From an Auditors Ledger housed at the Georgia Archives in Atlanta is an entry, "The State of Georgia debit to Robert Shipley for his services as a Spy on the Frontier and Certificate of the Inspector General and settled agreeable to the resolve of 28 Jan last." Date was July 18, 1789. No Senate/House Journals were available. Where??? How do I find information on these resolutions?? -- I would like more information on "HIS SPY service. Would the 9 volume set of Georgia Military Affairs 1775-1842 help me?? Any suggestions or help on where/what I should do next. Thanks!! Has anyone else research for spies?? Hazel Voris ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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