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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Major Charles A. Dunwoody

From Dunwoody Crier, Past Tense, 10/17/06, no byline

Who was this Dunwoody (I mean Dunwody) guy?

From the story:
As part of the process of answering this question, I decided to take a closer look at the Major Charles A. Dunwoody monument. It is located next to the Ebenezer Baptist Church at the corner of Spalding Drive and Roberts Drive. The monument reads “In Memory of Major Charles A. Dunwoody 1829-1905, Pioneer Citizen, Dunwoody, Georgia.” There is also a CSA marker, since he served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His actual burial site is in the Roswell Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Before I can tell you what I learned about Major Charles Dunwody, I have to start with his father, John Dunwody. To save myself from being totally confused, I am going to refer to them as Dunwody since that is the way the family spelled the name.

It actually started with a man named Roswell King, who was traveling from St. Simons Island, Ga., to Dahlonega to visit the United States Mint of Dahlonega. He was given this assignment by the Bank of Darien. Along the way, he discovered a nice area near the Chattahoochee River, which he thought would be an ideal place for a town.

He returned to the area about five years later, and soon after some other families followed him. James Stephen Bulloch was one and John Dunwody was another. John Dunwody was married to Jane Bulloch, sister of James Bulloch.


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