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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fulton Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests

Fulton County Records



New Fulton County Court HouseFulton County Court HousePlans of the Commissioners to Raise the Fulton County Court House one story giving it this appearance. Source: The Atlanta Georgia September 8, 1893. Also pictured is the present Fulton County Court House. Fulton was created in 1853. In 1857 Milton County (now now Fulton County) included parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Cobb Counties. Milton was named for John Milton, Georgia's first Secretary of State and ws located North of the Chattahochee River (now Fulton County). Fulton was named for Robert Fulton, the famous inventor who experimented with a submarine boat in 1801 in France and built theClermont, a steamboat which sailed up the Hudson River in 1807. During the Revolutionary War, Milton traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, and New Bern, North Carolina before moving to Maryland with the official records of the state while Georgia was occupied by the English. Campbell and Milton County merged with Fulton on January 1, 1932. At this time Roswell was ceded from Cobb County. 

Early settlers: Laughlin Arendall, Stephen Aldredge, Washington Archer, Aaron Alexander, George H. Brown, Michael Bloomfield, William L. Baldwin, F. N. Chisholm, James Campbell, Meredith Collier, Frederick Deckner, Reuben Dunning, Jerry Freeman, James Franklin, William Gray, Solomon Hopkins, William Hill, Willis Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Thomas Kennedy, Benjamin King, Alexander Luckie, Aaron Merriam, Aaron Nunnally, Basil Overby, Poole, Ephraim, Joseph Robinson, Welcome Sparks, James Turner, William Underwood and Samuel Walker.

Also, see Campbell and Milton County Records, which counties were once part of Fulton. Fulton County records begin in 1854. Fulton County's First Rural Mail Delivery 

Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Wills
  • Fulton County Wills 1854-1882 (abstracts)
Digital Images of Fulton County Wills 1854 to 1866
Testators:Abbott, Albert; Bemelmaus, Henry; Braden, Joseph; Carter, Rhonda; Charpentier, Alexander; Clark, Jesse; Coleman, Frances; Collins, Merideth; Combs, Mary; Connally, Christopher; Dennis, Joseph H. ;Donehoo, James; Fair, Elizabeth; Franklin, James; Gideon, Francis; Haggard, Green; Hargraves, Mary Ann; Holbrook, John; Hopkins, Solomon ;Hoyt, John ;Hornsby, Sarah; Howard, Greenbury; Kennedy, Thomas; Loyd, James; Luckie, Alexander; Lynch, Michael ;Mason, Ann ;McMaster, John; McMurphy, William; Mead, Joseph Hays; Meadows, Margaret ;Morrison, J. E.; Neece, Andrew; O'Gilby, William; Orem, J. C.; Paradis, Elizabeth; Poole, Adam; Sheffry, Daniel; Smith, John; Solomon, Owen; Stone, Flora ;Suttles, Micajah; Underwood, Judge William ;Wilson, James; Winship, Caroline; Wright, Elizabeth
Births
  • Atlanta Births 1886-1889
  • Atlanta Births 1905-1910
Atlanta Births 1905-1910 
Atlanta Births 1886-1889


Marriages
  • Fulton County Marriages from newspapers 1869-1906
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Fulton County Will Book A, 1854-1882
  • Index to Fulton County Will Book B, 1882-1894
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk A, 1854-1861
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk B, 1861-1865
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk C, 1866-1888
  • Index to Fulton County Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866
  • Index to Fulton County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883
  • Index to Fulton County Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935
  • Index to Fulton County Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913
Military Records
  • Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County
City Directories
  • 1941 Atlanta City Directory (partial neighborhood)
Miscellaneous Will & Estates Images
  • Kennedy, Thomas, LWT (1860)
  • Long, Lunsford, LWT (1883)
  • Rosser, Isaac, Estate (1864), image of original documents
Churches
  • Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 (old DeKalb County)
  • First Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Trinity Methodist Church of Atlanta
Tax Digests
  • 1854 Tax Digest for Atlanta

Old Atlanta by Jeannette Holland Austin
Nancy Creek Church 

Margaret Mitchell Home
Old Margaret Mitchell Home on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. 

Oakland Cemetery
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pike Co. GA Genealogy, Marriages, Wills, Estates

Pike County Wills and Estates



Pike CountyPike County Court HousePike County Court House. Pike County was created by the Act of December 9, 1822 and was taken from Monroe County, Pike County. It originally contained parts of Spalding, Upson and Lamar Counties. The county was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) who led the 1805 expedition to trace the Mississippi River to its source. Later he explored the interior of Louisiana and was promoted to Brigadier General in 1813; killed in Toronto, Canada while commanding the American forces. He descends from the Pike family of Charleston, South Carolina. The first officers of Pike County were: Willis Whatley, Sheriff; John H. Broadnax, Clerk, Superior Court; William Myrick, Clerk of the Inferior Court; Joel Moore, Coroner; James Lowery, Surveyor. The town of Newnan was named after Major General Daniel Newnan, a Revolutionary War hero. a Revolutionary War hero. Newnan was the site of the first court house, a tavern and a trading post for Indians who came from the territory beyond the Flint River to barter their furs. Researchers in Pike County should also research Monroe, Crawford, Spalding, Lamar and Upson Counties. 

Pike County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Index to Pike County Marriages 1840-1872
  • Index to Pike County Marriages 1855-1872
Digital Images of Pike County Will Bk A, 1823-1829 
Testators: Allen, Drury; Britton, Sarah; Collins, Ludwell E.; Cook, orphans; Evans, John; Hale, Josey, orphans; Hambrick, James; Ledbetter, Joseph; Palmore, orphans of Elizabeth; Pichitt, Priscilla; Sasser, Britton; Sims, John, a minor ;Snead, Samuel M.; Trammell, Thomas; Westmoreland, Elizabeth.
Digital Images of Miscellaneous Deeds
  • Head, G. M., executor of G. W. Head estate. Head, J. M. to W. N. and H. R. Estates
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Pike County Wills, Book A, 1823-1829
  • Index to Pike County Wills, Book B, 1829-1844.
  • Index to Pike County Wills, Book C, 1844-1876
  • Index to Pike County Wills, Book D, 1876-1914


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Friday, March 27, 2015

Catoosa Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriage Index

Catoosa County Records



Ringgold, GeorgiaGraysville, GeorgiaPictured is Ringgold and Graysville, Georgia.

Catoosa County Records Available Records to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Catoosa County Will Bk 1874 to 1961
  • Images of Catoosa County Wills 1874 to 1880
    Testators: Alexander, Sophronia
    Anderson, David
    Anderson, Nathan
    Anderson, Rachel
    Bolton, Peter
    Bothar, Daniel
    Brotherton, Obedience
    Camp, Wilburn
    Colhouse, Alexander
    Farmer?, Samuel
    Fowler, Adolphos
    Fowler, Edward
    Gray, William
    McClure, George
    Payne, Thomas
    Yates, Presly
  • Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1887
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

DeKalb Co. GA Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Church Records

DeKalb County Records



DeKalb County Court HouseStone Mountain Grist MillPictured is the DeKalb County Court House, Decatur, Georgia and the Stone Mountain Grist Mill. DeKalb County was created in 1822 after the Muskogee (Creeks) Indians ceded the lands by treaty and was taken from Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette Counties. It was named for Baron Johann DeKalb, a German hero of the American Revolution. In 1853 Fulton County was created from the northern portion of DeKalb County. Many of the settlers to DeKalb County were in search of new lands and were farmers. When researching DeKalb County, Henry (the parent County) and Fulton Counties should also be researched. Unfortunately, the estate records do not begin until 1840. If you have an ancestor who resided within the boundaries of the present-day Atlanta, those records will be found in DeKalb County. Remember, the journey from Atlanta to present-day Decatur to file a deed, will, or other record was quite a trip.

DeKalb County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • DeKalb County County Marriages 1885-1886 from newspapers
Maps
  • Map of DeKalb County County
DeKalb County Wills DeKalb County Probate Records by Jeannette Holland AustinDeKalb County Probate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin comprizes the content of these records. 

  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1841-1869
  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1870-1889
  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1890-1919
  • DeKalb County Appr. & Returns 1852-1858

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Deed Book L 1846-1852
  • Index to Deed Book M 1850-1853
  • Index to Deed Book N 1852-1854
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1842-1852
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1852-1859
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1858-1863
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1863-1868
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1868-1884
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Adair, Thomas O., estate
  • Adair, William, deed dated 1849
  • Adams, W. D., estate
  • Akin, Martha, estate
  • Allen, William, estate
  • Anderson, William C., estate
  • Argoe, Robert, estate
  • Armstrong, John, estate
  • Collier, John, Annual Return of Estate
  • Evans, John, deed dated 1850
  • Holland, Edmund W. (deeds) 1851, 1852
  • Jordan, Solomon, deed dated 1851
  • Leitch, Arthur, Estate
  • Perkinson, Dempsey, LWT (1876)
  • Plaster, Benjamin, Sr.
  • Smith, David, LWT (1853)
  • Spain, William S., Inventory and Appraisement of Estate.
  • Sprayberry, Benjamin, LWT (1848).
  • Sprayberry, Brice, LWT (1876).
  • Sprayberry, W. H. E., LWT (1911).
  • Waits, Sarah, LWT (1869)
Church Records
  • Utoy Baptist Church, Ft. McPherson, Georgia (members)
Cemeteries
  • Index to Burials in the Decatur Cemetery


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lumpkin Co. GA Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Lumpkin County Wills and Estates



Dahlonega, GeorgiaDahlonega, GeorgiaDahlonega, Georgia Lumpkin County Court HouseEarly settlers went into Dahlonega and the Blue Ridge Mountains to search for gold!This was the driving force which built this little town and caused it to thrive for years to come. Lumpkin County was created in 1832 and named in honor of Wilson Lumpkin who served in both state houses, as Governor, in the U. S. House of Representatives and Senate. Before that time, the Cherokees and Creeks inhabited this land, having many gold and silver mines in the territory. The Creeks and Cherokees fought a battle in Slaughter's Gap on Blood Mountain near Union County which lasted for days. The result was that the Creeks had to retreat south of the Etowah River. Long before the Georgia Gold Rush which was most in Lumpkin County, precious metals were found in the mountains near present-day Dahlonega. During the 1730's Spanish miners visited the area on a number of occasions before being expelled white English settlers who cut off their supply route from Florida. Actually gold was discovered in Lumpkin County before 1830 although mining of gold in White County was already under way. 

Lumpkin County Records Available to Members ofGeorgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Lumpkin County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Church Records
  • Minutes of Wahoo Baptist Church, Book 1, 1833 to 1873
  • Membership Roll of Wahoo Baptist Church
Wills
  • Lumpkin County Wills 1833-1852 (abstracts).
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Lumpkin County Wills, Book A, 1845-1923
  • Index to Lumpkin County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1847-1856
  • Index to Lumpkin County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1847-1873
  • Index to Lumpkin County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1855-1890
  • Index to Lumpkin County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1859-1893


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Henry Co. GA Wills and Estates

Henry County Wills and Estates



Locust Grove, GeorgiaMcDonough, GeorgiaMcDonough, GeorgiaMcDonough, GeorgiaMcDonough, GeorgiaMcDonough, GeorgiaWhen tracing ancestors in Henry County, it is important to remember that this was the parent county for DeKalb and Fulton Counties. Therefore, those persons who drew in the 1821 Land Lottery may have gotten land as far North as Atlanta. The important thing to check for is the District and Land Lot Number as this will help narrow it down. Suffice it to say that in the days of Marthasville, people probably neglected to travel to McDonough to file their deeds, wills and other records. It is therefore prudent to also examine DeKalb, Rockdale and Fulton Counties for additional clues. Henry County was created in 1821 from Dooly, Houston, Monroe and Fayette Counties. It once comprised the City of Atlanta, then Marthasville, which is now known as Underground Atlanta, thus an inspection of the early land grants issued during the 1820's for Henry County also include today's Fulton County. Henry County's first superior court met on June 10, 1822 at the house of William Ruff. The first courthouse was built in 1823 on the town square of McDonough, but it burned soon thereafter. About 1831, a new brick courthouse was built in the public square, which served until the current three-story brick courthouse was built in 1897. The new courthouse was built across the street facing the public square, which became a park with a tall Confederate monument erected in the center. The courthouse was restored and renovated in 1980-81. In 2000, construction began on a new annex adjacent to the current courthouse. 

Henry County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Images of Original Wills and Bonds 1822 to 1834
Arnold, orphans; Baily, orphans; Barber, Margaret; Barber, William; Barnes, Willis, bond; Barr, John, LWT; Beard, Robert, LWT; Belch, orphans; Bentley, Jesse, LWT; Bishop, Ephraim, LWT; Bledsoe, orphans; Bowden, Jesse, LWT; Bussey, orphans; Chapman, Britton; Cleveland, Andrew (estate); Collier, orphan; Crawford, William, LWT; Crayton, Thomas; Credille, orphans; Crumley, Anthony; Curd, Richard; Davis, Abner; Elliott, Elizabeth, bond; Fletcher, James, bond; Foster, John; Fowler, Solomon, bond; Freeman, Abraham; Garner, Elizabeth Watts ; Garner, John; Garner, William, bond; Glenn, Thomas; Gollman, John; Gray, Samuel; Hand, Joseph, LWT; Harlin, orphans; Harp, William; Hay, orphans; Hearn, Elisha, bond; Heflin, Wiley, LWT; Hendrick, Hugh; Hudman, John (estate); Johnson, Isaac; Key, Joseph; Key, Joseph, bond ; Lander, orphan; Lenney, William; Lewis, Peter; Madocks, Jacob, bond; Madox, Benjamin; Mangum, Wiley; Martin, John, bond; McBride, Andrew, LWT; McKey, John, bond; McClendon, Thomas; McCutchen, William; Meacham, James, bond; Meek, Elizabeth; Messer, orphan; Moss, Daniel, bond; Oxford, Anna; Oxford, Edward; Phillips, Aventon, bond; Phillips, Isham; Ragland, William, LWT; Ray, John, LWT ; Richardson, David; Rose, William, bond; Rowan, Robert; Russell, James; Sansing, Charles; Selfridge, Robert; Smith, Burton, bond; Smith, George, LWT; Smith, Joseph, bond; Smith, Parks, LWT; Starkes, orphans; Stegall, Samuel, LWT (1848); Terrell, John; Tindell, Jonathan; Travis, Jesse, LWT; Valentine, orphan; Vinings, orphan; Watson, James; Weems, John, bond; White, Anderson; White, orphans; Whitsell, John; Wilburn, Margaret; Willis, Elizabeth, bond; Willis, Martin, bond; Wyatt, William, bond; Wyatt, orphan; Yendel, Robert, bond
Images of Wills and Bonds (1834-1869)
Babb, Abner Barnett, George Baxter, Reuben Bayne, Charles Beard, Robert Beck, William Bennett, Emily Bentley, Jesse Berry, James Bishop, Ephraim Bishop, Phillip Black, Silvey Bonner, Smith Bowden, Jesse Boynton, Elijah Brannon, Littleberry Brown, Andrew Brown, Sabra Brown, William Brumfield, Charlotte Calloway, William Cardin, James Carnes, Eli Carter, Amelia Cash, John Chapman, Button Childs, John Cleavland, Jacob Clements, David Cloud, Ezekiel Coker, Ezekiel Colvin, John Cook, Samuel Cothren, Jesse Cothren, Jesse Craig, Fred Crockett, John Crumbley, Ferdinand Dailey, John Dailey, Rachel Danill, James Davis, Abner Dodson, Joshua Dorsey, John Driver, Amy Duffey, John Evans, Pleasant Fargason, Johnson, David Freeman, Noah Fryer, James Fulleton, Thomas Gallman, Henry Gardner, Thomas Garrett, Mariah George, David, Sr. Gilbert, James Green, William Griffin, William Hail, Francis Hammond, Samuel Hand, Joseph Hanson, Samuel Hardy, Carrie Harper, Rhoderick Hartsfield, Godfrey Hearne, Osborne Heflin, Wiley Sr. Henderson, Richard Hennesey, John Hudman, John Ingram, John Jackson, John Jackson, Nathan Johnson, Elisha Johnson, Stephen Kimbell, Benjamin Kimbell, Christopher Kimbell, David Knight, Charles Knowles, James Latta, Anna Lavender, William Lee, Solomon Legar, Ann Lemon, Alexander; Lewis, George Lights, Joseph Little, Dorothy Little, Zabud Lovejoy, John Lowe, Edmond Lyle, John Martin, Thomas McBride, Andrew McCants, David McClendon, Samuel McCord, William McCutchen, Elisha McKee, Mary McNair,Samuel McRight, James Merritt, Henry Miller, Charles Sr. Milner, A. Mitchell, William Moore, Isaac Moore, John Moore, Samuel Moore, Willis Moseley, Benjamin Moseley, Silas Nolen, James Owens, John Owens, John Owensby, Thomas Pair, Thomas Pattillo, James Pendley, John Phillips, Arrington Phillips, Hiram Pool, James Pool, Temperance Presley, John Prickett, Jesse Primrose, Lucy Ragland, Sarah Ragland, William Rape, Allen Rape, Margaret Ray, Elizabeth Ray, John Sr. Richardson, Jordan Roan, Leonard Roane, Leonard Robinson, Archibald Roper, Jeremiah Rowan, Robert Sr. Ruff, Daniel Russell, James Sims, George Smith, Gary Smith, Parks Spruice, John Steel, Robert Stegall, Samuel Stephens, Joshua Stilwell, Elijah Strickland, Huldah Strickland, Solomon Stroud, William Tanner, Joseph Tauggle, William Travis, Jesse Turner, Benjamin Turnipseed David Varner, John Vincon, Elisha Wade, John Ward, Allbrittainward Watson, James Waugh, Alexander Weems, Samuel Wesley, Pittman Wiggins, Christopher Willard, Royal Wilson, Joshua Wolf, Peter Yarbrough, Thomas Young, George

Books
Georgia Bible Records by Jeannette Holland Austin
The Georgia Frontier, 3 volumes, by Jeannette Holland Austin
Georgia Intestate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin
The Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin
Index to Georgia Wills by Jeannette Holland Austin
30,638 Burials in Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin

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