The Atkinsons and Floyds have been prominent families of Camden County on the Georgia coast since about 1800. The Atkinsons also have a Cobb County connection through Alexander Smith Atkinson (1815-1894) and his wife, Mary Ann McDonald Atkinson (1823-1884), daughter of Gov. Charles J. McDonald (1793-1860). After his tenure as governor McDonald moved to Marietta , where he remained until his death. Alexander S. and Mary Ann McDonald Atkinson maintained residences at "Incachee" plantation in Camden County and "Melora" in rural Cobb County, outside Marietta.