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Sunday, July 27, 2014

What if a Child went Unnamed inn the Last Will and Testament?

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You see some strange things in the old Wills.  In esse means that the wife is pregnant. All of the children are not always named.  That is because their portions were given to them in earlier transactions, such as deeds.  The American settlers used the right of primogeniture. That is, the firstborn son inherited the plantation. If there was insufficient acreage to distribute among the other children, then other sons went on to find respectable occupations, such as ministers of the gospel. If there was several parcels of land, look for bequests and deeds passing on to the sons-in-law, siblings, cousins and even distant relatives in the old country.  Bequests given to relatives in London, for example,  is a clue of where your ancestor came from and the next place to look.  But what if a child went unmentioned?  Children died early, succumbed to contagious measles, influenza, tuberculosis, fevers and the like. If you visit the graveyard, you will find clues as to what illness was prevalent in the area.  I have seen a number of children's graves mentioning the death was by measles.  If your ancestor's children died the same year, then it is quite likely that measles was the culprit. Also, there are a number of personal reasons that the child went unmentioned.  Daughters frequently received jewelry and slaves upon their marriage.  However, here is where to search:  Inventories, Annual Returns, Sales, and Receipts for the name of the unnamed child.  Deed Records for "Deeds of Gift" to the husband for the benefit of his wife.  It is best to examine all of the deeds and write down which particular tract of land each person owned.  Then, go to the Tax Digest and endeavor to learn what happened to that land, from one year to the next.  This is particularly easy to trace, if the acreage consists of odd numbers, such as 364 acres. The family acreage is passed to family members before it is finally passed on.  In other words, if we do a title search on the property, there is a good chance of learning what finally happened to the old home place and who owns it today.  Granted, the early descriptions in the deeds are bereft of exacting information, but there were not that many people around.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Genealogy Records for Worth Co., Georgia

Worth County Wills and Estates



Worth CountySylvester, GeorgiaPictured is Sylvester, Georgia. Worth County was created from in 1853 from Dooly and Irwin counties and was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York. In 1905, portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner Counties. 

Worth County Records Available to Members of Georgia PioneersIndexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Worth County Wills, Volume A (1865-1905).
  • Index to Worth County Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888).
Digital Images of Worth County Wills (1863-1885)
Testators: Martha Cox, Mary Ann Cox, Joseph Gleaton, Frances Magee, Daniel Reynolds, George Sumner, William Sumner, Seaborn Hunt, Nancy O'Neal, Julia Lee.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Dougherty County GA - Images of Wills and Estates


Doughtery County Wills and Estates



Dougherty County Court HouseDougherty CountyMagnolia PlantationPictured is the Dougherty County Court House and Magnolia Plantation. Dougherty County was created in 1853 from Baker County. 

Doughtery County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Dougherty Wills, Vol 1, 1854-1925.
Dougherty County Wills (Digital Images) 1854-1866 

Testators: Alexander, John; Bateman, John;Brinson, Adam; Brinson, Mary;Brinson, Matthew;Brisbane, Robert;Collier, George; Dickenson, R. D.;Ely, Sarah;Faircloth, Reddin;Forehand, Sarah; Freeman, Thomas;Gilbert, John;Harris, Addison;Johnson, Thomas; Mallory, Mary;McCollum, Thomas;McWhitehead, Richard;oore, Edward; Pace, Davis;Robinson, John;Ryals, Martha;Scarborough, John;Solomon, James;Stevens, Seth;Sunday, Robert;Tarver, Paul; Tarver, William;Vason, Rebecca 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Emanuel Co. GA Genealogy, Images of Wills, Estates, Marriages



Emanuel County Wills and Estates


Guyton, GeorgiaSwainsboro, GeorgiaWadley, GeorgiaPictured is an old home in Guyton, Georgia, Swainsboro and Wadley, Georgia. Emanuel County was created in 1812 from Bulloch and Montgomery counties. The county was named for Georgia Governor David Emanuel (1744-1810) Subsequently, portions of Emanuel County were used to create the following counties: Johnson (1858), Jenkins and Toombs (1905), Candler (1914), and Treutlen (1918). The first commissioners in 1812 were: Edward Lane, Francis Pugh, Needham Cox, Eli Whitdon, and Uriah Anderson and in 1813 Jesse Mezzle and Archibald Culberth. The Emanuel County Courthouse has been destroyed by fire five times -- in 1841, 1855, 1857, 1919, and 1938. The county records included here are the earliest surviving. 

Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Index to Emanuel County Marriages 1817 to 1860
Digital Images of Emanuel County Wills
  • Emanuel County Will Book A, 1825-1857
    Testators: Atkinson, Alexander W.| Barwick, Nathan | Beacham, Lewis | Beasley, Right M.| Bell, Daniel | Bell, John, minors of | Bennett, Benjamin | Bird, William | Bonell, Anthony | Boyd, Eliza | Boyet, Arthur | Boyt, James | Brady minors | Braswell, Kindred | Beasley, Right M. | Brown, Jesse | Brown, Jesse W. | Brown, Mary | Bullock, Rufus B., Gov. (bond of) | Clifton, John | Coleman, Jonathan | Coleman Perry | Cornevah, William | Crooker, Lemuel | Culbreath, Daniel | Daughtry, James | Dekle minors | Douglas minors | Edenfield, Jesse (Gift Deed) | Edenfield minors | Edenfield, Robert | Faircloth, Charles | Fountain, William (Gift Deed) | Gillis, August | Gillis, Murdock | Green, Daniel, minors | Griffith, William L.| Hall, Juniper | Hendly, James | Higdon, Robert (receipt) | Hooks, John | Hutchison, Aaron | Jenkins, Charles C. | Johnson, Benjamin W. | Johnston, William | Jones, William | Kemp, John A. | Ken, William C. | Kirby, Moses to Margaret (Gift Deed) | Knight, Rufus | Kurt, Thomas | Lain, Abraham L. to Benjamin Lain (Gift Deed) | Lane, Edward | Miner, Phillip H. | Moore, James | Morgan, Christopher C.| Nasworthy, George W. | Neel, Judith | Newton, Phillip| Nun, Joshua | Nunez minors | Oglesby minors | Owens, Littleton | Phillips, Ryal Bud Phillips, Sherrod | Rea, Spencer | Rountree, Delilah (Gift Deed) | Rountree, James | Rountree, Nancy| Rowell, William | Rowland, Jules, minor| Sawyers, minors | Sherard, Benjamin| Sherod, minors | Sumner, Joseph | Sutton, Jordan | Tapley, William| Thigpin, Travis | Thompson, Robert\ Tison, Stephen | Turner, Absalom| Walen, James | Wallace minors| Ward, Sarah, widow of Elia|s Warren, James | Webb minors | Wiggins, John | Williams, Hester| Williams, James | Williamson, John| Wolf, John | Wrenn, Susannah to daughter, Sarah Paulett Monroe (Gift Deed)
  • Emanuel County Wills 1857-1907
    Testators: Allen, Morning| Anderson, John H. |Atkinson, Alexander| Banady, J. W|. Barwick, Council (colored)| Barwick, George| Barwick, Lott (Indenture)| Barwick, Nathan| Barwick, Rountree| Beasley, Albert| Bell, Eady F. |Bishop, James| Bishop, William C.| Brinson, Benjamin| Brown, Gideon H.| Brown, James| Brown, Mike| Brown, Queen Elizabeth| Burnett, Ishmay| Carmichael, Mattie M.| Clifton, George| Coleman, Amelia| Coleman, David |Coleman, Elisha| Coleman, Jeremiah| Cowart, Ada| Cowart, Jonas J.| Cross, Augustus A. (Indenture) |Danford, James A.| Brown, James| Deal, William A.| Dickenson, Stephen| Dickey, Joseph W.| Durden, Lotte| Durden, William| Edenfield, Eli J.| Edenfield, James H.| Ellison, James H.| Forehand, William J|. Gains, Jeremiah| Garbutt, George| Gillis, Catharine| Hall, William (Indenture) |Hargrove, Vincent B.| Harrington, James H.| Hendley, Edel| Hendly, Wade| Henly, Thomas F.| Hooks, Jonathan| Hutchison, Aron| Hutchison, Moses| Jones, S. S.| Jordan, William| Kent, Daniel| Kersey, Thomas| Key, Wiley| Lamb, L. J.| Lane, Benjamin L.| Lewis, Zachariah |McLemon, Ira F.| McLemore, John L.| McLeod, Duncan| McLeod, J. W|. Moseley, Clement C.| Odom, Archibald| Oglesby, John W.| Oglesby, Seaborn| Overstreet, John| Parish, Isiah Mitchell| Phillips, Wilder| Phillips, William| Rabb, Ella W.| Rountree, George S.| Rountree, John R. |Sherod, Benjamin| Sherrod, Benjamin| Smith, Jacob L.| Smith, White V.| Stephens, James B. |Stephens, William| Stoud, John| Sumner, Jethro| Sumner, Mary D.| Sumner, Richard |Sumner, Richard |Thigpen, Malancton |Ward, Fereby| Watson, Rachel |Youmans, Nathaniel E. |Youman, Solomon |Youngblood, Spencer
    Annual Returns, Book A, 1836 to 1866
    Names of Estates: Barnes, Juliann |Beasley, Right | Bird, Lewis (estate) | Brice, William | Bronson, Alexander | Cowart, Abraham | Deal, Simon | Drew guardians | Dunsford, Etheldred | Dunsford orphans | Gay, Mathew | Green, Daniel | Griffin, Casandria | Griffin, James | Griffin, John | Griffin, Mary | Griffin, Reuben | Hall, James | Hurdly, William | Hutchinson, John | Hutchinson, Joshua | Jenkins, John | Jenkins, Mary | Jenkins, Samson | Johnson, John | Johnson, Mary | Johnson, Roan | Johnson, Seaborn | Johnson, Susanna | Martin, Thomas | Neal, Mitchell | Nunn, James Orkey, Warren Rey | Pullen, Henry | Reubin, Mary | Rey, William | Roberts, Nathan | Sconn orphans | Searcy, Ludusky | Sherrad, Benjamin | Smith Amanda | Stroud, James | Stroud, Thomas | Thomson, Hugh | Walea, James | Wiggins, Elihu | Wiggins, Jesse | Williams, Hester | Williams, Thomas
    Indexes to Probate Records

    • Index to Emanuel County Wills, Administrations, Guardians, Bonds, Book A 1815-1868.
    • Index to Emanuel County Minute Book 1841 to 1857

    Misc. Wills & Estates

    Roberts, Nathan, LWT (1828), image of original
    Sison, Stephen, LWT. 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Upson Co. GA images of Wills, Genealogy


Upson County Records



Upson County Court HouseUpson County Court House. Upson County was created from parts of Pike and Crawford counties in 1824. It was named after Stephen Upson, lawyer, legislator. County Seat: Thomaston, Georgia.

Upson County Records Available to Members ofGeorgia Pioneers 

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Upson County Will Book B, 1876-1915).
Digital Images of Upson County Wills and Estates, Book A, 1825-1850
  • Baldwin, Joseph.
  • Barker, John.
  • Bass, Larkin.
  • Blalock, James.
  • Bunkley, Machrine.
  • Clark, Julius.
  • Cobb, Catharine.
  • Collier, Isaac.
  • Colquitt, John.
  • Couper, James.
  • Duke, Stephen.
  • Ellerbee, William Thomas.
  • Gadsden, Quincy.
  • Gardner, Sterling.
  • Garland, Henry, Sr.
  • Gibson, James.
  • Goode, John.
  • Gresham, John.
  • Gwyn, James.
  • Haldox, Rachel.
  • Hampton, Joseph.
  • Hardy, Sutton.
  • Harrell, Barbary.
  • Head, William.
  • Hightower, John.
  • Holloway, Edward.
  • Holloway, Frances.
  • Holloway, Patrick.
  • Holloway, Peter.
  • Howell, Burwell.
  • Howell, Casper.
  • Ivy, Lydia.
  • Jackson, Isaac.
  • Johnson, Moses.
  • Kelly, Michael, applies for citizenship.
  • Kendall, Henry.
  • Leverett, Thomas.
  • Mann, Nancy.
  • Manning, Susanna.
  • Martin, Anne.
  • McCoy, Henry.
  • McKindly, Joseph.
  • McKindley, Robert.
  • Miller, William.
  • Milling, Thomas.
  • Parker, Samuel.
  • Powell, George.
  • Pulham, Nelson.
  • Raines, John.
  • Respass, Richard.
  • Selman, William.
  • Smith, Carlton.
  • Snipes, William.
  • Steagall, Ivy F.
  • Traylor, John.
  • Turner, John.
  • Verdin, William.
  • Walker, James.
  • Waynman, Deborah.
  • Womble, Enoch.
Church Records
  • New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Yatesville, 1824 members.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Madison Co. GA Marriages, images of old Wills and Estates

Madison County Wills and Estates



 Madison County Court HouseDanielsvillePictured is the>Madison County Court House and Danielsville, Georgia. Madison County was originally inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians. but by the year of 1773 most of this land was ceded by the Cherokees to the Colonial Governor of Georgia, thus opening the area to frontier settlement. The earliest permanent settlement was in the Paoli area, settled mainly by pioneers from Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. 

Early Settlers: William Anderson, William David, Thomas House, John Palmer, William Simmons, Jacob Strickland, Pleasant Bone, Ezekiel Williams, Tolbert Strickland, William Evans, Jacob Moon and William Adair who removed to Paulding County. 

Madison County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Index to Madison County Marriages 1812 to 1889
  • Madison County Marriages from Newspapers (1885-1886).
Wills
  • Wills 1812-1841 (abstracts).
  • Digital Images of Wills 1842 to 1855
    Testators: Allen, Gray;Black, Thomas;Bolton, Leonard;Bridges, Ben;Carithers, Mary;Carithers, William;Collum, Samuel;David, Berry;Dawes, William;Embry, John;Everhart, George;Graves, Samuel;Griffith, James;Hart, Archibald;Human, Susanna;Johnson, Jane;Long, James;Jordan, Thomas;Long, James;McLeroy, James; Meaders, Berry; Moon, Archilaus;Moon, Archilaus (2); Moon, Pleasant;Moon, William F.;Nash, William;Sanders, James; Scarborough;Spratlin, Francina;Strickland, Solomon;Strickland, Tolbert;Tait, Robert;Thompson, James;Thompson, William; Towns, James;Vaughan, William;Ware, Elisha;Whitehead, Henry; Williams, Birdy;Williams, John Sr.
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Annual Returns, Book A, 1816-1826.
  • Annual Returns, Book B, 1826-1830.
  • Annual Returns, Book C, 1830-1834.
  • Annual Returns, Book D, 1834-1837.
  • Annual Returns, Book E, 1837-1841.
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book B, 1813-1829.
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book D, 1841-1857.
  • Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888
  • Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Evans, Thomas, Estate (1841).
  • Ware, Edward, LWT, 1838 (image).
  • Williams, Elijah, LWT, transcription (1879.
Plats
  • Plats 1813 to 1832 (images)

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