Our Georgia Musgrove family shares a surname with the 'Pocahontas of the South'; Mary Musgrove. Her husband, John, was first to welcome James Oglethorpe to what would become the new colony of Georgia.
Mary Musgrove was a Creek Indian. John Musgrove, Jr.'s mother was Cherokee. His father was a South Carolina Indian trader and mediator to the colonists. John and Mary married in 1715 as part of peace negotiations. All their offspring died in childhood.
|St Cuthbert's Church|
Grandpa Cuthbert descended from a long line of Musgrave Lords and Barons. He changed his name to Musgrove shortly after he arrived in Maryland. His only son John was two years old when his father died. From John Musgrove, Sr., comes the largest Musgrove family clan in the USA.