The Houstouns of Georgia

Foreword by Rab Houston

Title Details

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5935-9

List Price: $114.95


Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5934-2

List Price: $34.95

The Houstouns of Georgia

Foreword by Rab Houston

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The Houstouns of Georgia shares the history of one of the oldest families in Georgia, showcasing its influential members and reflecting on the effect of one family throughout the state's history. Established by Sir Patrick Houstoun, who accompanied James Oglethorpe and helped him lay the foundations of the colony, the Houstoun family has called Georgia home since its inception. Over two hundred years after its founding, the author of The Houstouns of Georgia traces her own lineage back to the Houstoun family in her heavily researched account of the family's presence in Georgia from its founding onward.

The Georgia Open History Library has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this collection, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Author/Editor

EDITH DUNCAN JOHNSTON (1878-1963) was secretary of the Savannah Girl Scouts, 1912-13 and 1915-17, and was the first national secretary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, 1913-14. From 1919 to 1929, she was the publicity director for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and from 1920 to 1926 the executive secretary of the Field Department. Johnston was also one of the founders of the Savannah Historical Research Association; editor of The Kollock Letters, published serially in the Georgia Historical Quarterly; and author of several historical articles.

RAB HOUSTON is a professor of modern history at University of St. Andrews, specializing in British social history. He has written nine books, including Scotland: A Very Short Introduction.