We received this today. But we in no way are actively part of this battle for Harris Neck.
We are just passing it on.Attached is a PDF document put out by the Darien News and researched by Jim McMahon.
What it basically shows is that when Mrs. Harris, the original owner of the property, died she did include Mr. Moran's relative, Mr. Delegal. But her son, her legal heir, who she left the land to in her legally probated will, after her death, wrote a will of his own with Mr. William J Wallace as the administrator to legally do with the land as he wanted, and then Bright Harris, the son died. So the new legally probated will of Mrs. Harris's son. cut Mr. Moran's relative out of the will. It passed hands several times to several people, all legally probated sales.
Then in 1942 171 tracts of land owned by blacks and whites was taken by the Federal Government. But most of the land of the black folks was outside Harris Neck Wild Life Refuge. After the war the Fed gave the land to McIntosh County in 1947 to use as an airport. The county did not keep up their end of the bargain. So the land went back to Fed and became a wild life refuge in 1962 to the present.
If you read the attached documents carefully and correctly, you will see that they really nullify the current claims by certain folks to the Harris Neck Wild Life Refuge.