Delegal Cemetary Signage

Philip Delegal, Junior: GEORGIA COLONIST & BRITISH LOYALIST 1714-1781

The research used to develop the Philip Delegal cemetery signage is referenced below with thanks to the following for their participation: Chuck Mobley, Blake Caldwell, Laura Siefert, Elizabeth DuBose, and Meredith Welch. Thanks also to The Landings Club for support in installing the signage by the tabby-walled cemetery adjacent to Palmetto #13 green. As additional research about this period in Skidaway Island’s history becomes available, it will be posted here.

Installation of interpretive signage at the Natural & Historical Sites at The Landings is an initiative of the Sustainable Skidaway project of Skidaway Audubon, to have the community certified as a Sustainable Community in a program administered by Audubon International.

Funding for the Delegal Cemetery signage came from a Landings Landlovers grant.


Reference Material

Georgia Historical Society manuscript collection 873, Caroline Price Wilson genealogy papers, 1806-1936

The British Evacuate Savannah Georgia by Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Compatriot Gordon B. Smith,

Oglethorpe’s Regiment, Wikipedia

Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist, 1839, by Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston, edited by Arthur W. Eaton, (New York: M.F. Mansfield, 1901; reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1972);

An Archaeological Investigation of the Waters and Delegal Cemeteries on Skidaway Island, Georgia  by Laura Seifert, Digging Savannah, Armstrong State University, 2015,  (This report can be downloaded below)

A Short History of Skidaway Island, by V.E. Kelly, Second Edition, 1994 

Once Upon an Island; The Barrier Marsh Islands of Chatham County, Georgia, by Elizabeth Piechocinski, Oglethorpe Press, 2003

New Georgia Encyclopedia,

The Chronological Diary for the Year 1737, October, ‘Preferments,’ p.21, The Historical Register: Containing an Impartial Relational of All Transactions, Foreign and Domestic for the Year 1716-1738, Vol 22,

What’s in a Name? (of a Creek, Road, Marina and More) X Marks the Spot by Chuck Mobley, The Skinnie, 9/21/15 (This article can be downloaded below)

Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Edited by Ann Chirhart and Betty Wood, Vol 1, University of Georgia Press, 2010

Old Georgia Families: Philip Delegal,

Will of Philip Delegal Sr. ,

Land Grants to Philip Delegal jun, The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, 1758, Vol.XIX, p.745

Tabby description by Elizabeth DuBose, Executive Director of the Ossabaw Island Foundation, Feb. 8, 2017 (This report can be downloaded below)

Timeline excerpted from “Georgia as an English Colony 1732-1775,”