George Kellogg

 

George Kellogg

3 Mar 1803 - 14 May 1876

 Buried Ebenezer Church Forsyth County, Ga

George was in charge of the Dahlonega Mint at the time of the Civil War. According to Cain's History, the Officials' of the State of Georgia took charge of the money on hand when the Civil War started.

An interesting question is what became of the molds, or stamps or dies that they struck the coins with?

 Twenty years or so ago a man was selling a few gold coins around the North Georgia area for keepsakes. One man bought two intending to have them put in frames on chains for his daughters to wear as necklaces. When he took them to the jewelers, he found they were counterfeit. The man was not out any money as the gold in the coins was worth more than the purchase price. The professional said the way they could tell they were counterfeit was that they had too much gold in them. As the seller was a "treasure hunter" there was speculation that he found the the old stamps and turned his gold panning results into coins.

George Kellogg was originally from Connecticut and married Caroline Webster of the same family as Daniel Webster and Noah Webster.

He was one of the valuing agents when the Federal Government valued the Cherokee Indian Improvments in 1835 to settle out the claims. 

blp374@mpinet.net (Belva Pond) adds:

From family info, we believe my grandfather, James Harrison Satterfield worked for the mint. His family had moved from Greenville Dist SC c l838. He may have been an assayer-one who counted the gold content-Do not have other data. 

addition:

John Satterfield claimed two improvements in Lumpkin Co. and two in Union Co. John came from Habersham Co. to the Cherokee Nation in 1824. His claims in Lumpkin were on Bob Ralston's Branch and on the Chestatee River.

addition:

George Kellogg resigned as Superintendent and Treasurer of the Dahlonega Mint effective May 15, 1861.