From Al Stone, the Company’s native Georgian (as opposed to our Georgia resident, Steve Brown): “My folks on Mother's side came from Hillsborough, North Carolina after the Rev War and lived in Burke County and then settled in Clarke County.  John Stroud (1732-1805) (F&I War and Rev War) and two of his sons were veterans of the North Carolina Militia and came to Georgia looking for better land.  John Stroud, over the years, had migrated from New Jersey, to Pennsylvania, to Virginia, to North Carolina, and finally to Georgia. So here I am in Alabama...I guess that make me a real Georgia Refugee too!”