The John Couper Family at Cannon's Point

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Mercer University Press, Jul 1, 1996 - History - 240 pages
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Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible comprises commentaries on the deuterocanonical/apocryphal books which Martin Luther called useful and good for reading yet did not consider of the same authority as Scripture. Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible includes commentaries from the critically acclaimed Mercer Commentary on the Bible and appropriate articles from the equally well-received Mercer Dictionary of the Bible. This convenient yet thorough edition is for the classroom and for anyone who wishes to focus study on these particular texts.Drawing upon original document from the United States and Scotland, Ferguson has assembled a biography of John Couper, a St. Simons Island plantation owner renowned for his humane treatment of slave, bold horticultural experiments, lifelong civic service, and his far-reaching generosity.
 

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I have read the St. Simon's Trilogy, about John Couper's daughter Anne Couper Fraiser. I loved them. It made me realize what life was like for them back in those times. I am now with an Infentry man, and sometimes with what I read in the books I can understand what Anne felt. I can't wait to get to read this book. I am just fasinated with this family. 

Contents

Life in Scotland The Commencement of My History
5
Scotland to Savannah
17
Life in St Augustine
31
New Beginnings
43
From Liberty County to St Simons Island
53
Settling In at Cannons Point
63
An Elegant Cultured Life
77
Slave Life My People
93
A Pioneer Agriculturist
141
In His Fathers Footsteps James Hamilton Couper at Hopeton
159
The Devastation of the Civil War
175
A Benefactor to the People and the Soil Alike
183
The Writings of John Couper
189
Acknowledgments
207
Bibliography
213
Index
223

The Children John and Rebeccas Legacy
115

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Page 13 - OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker.

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