Saturday, February 13, 2016

Why Tax Digests are so Important

Jeannette Holland Austin


How Tax Records Help the Genealogist

By Jeannette Holland Austin

The tax digests in any given county in the State of Georgia provides essential data to the researcher as it lists all of the parcels of land which the person owned and in what counties. In Georgia, one can easily define the acquisition of properties from lotteries and the approximate date simply by noting the amount of acreage in the tax record. For example, the 1805 and 1807 land lotteries offered 202-1/2 acres in Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties; and 490 acres in Wayne County (1805). During 1820: Appling (490), Early (250); Gwinnett (250); Habersham (250) (490); Hall (250); Irwin (490); Rabun (490)(250) and Walton (250). The 1827 Land Lottery gave 202-1/2 acres in Carroll, Coweta, Lee, Muscogee and Troup. The 1832 lottery consisted of 202-1/2 acres in Cass (now Bartow),  Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding and Union Counties. These are all Indian lands belonging to the Creeks and Cherokees.  There was also a lottery encompassing North Georgia lands formerly owned by the Cherokees where people drew for 40-acre gold lots and one can assume the occupation was "gold miner".

The best route to information is to first search the lottery records, then the tax digests in specific counties. In many instances, the names of waterways and creeks are provided, also the type of timber on the land, and the name of the adjoining landowner (if there was one). The digests were not indexed and are listed by districts. It is a good idea to search through the time period during which the families resided in that county. In the back of each book is a section of "Defaulters".  That is important in discerning whether the family had moved on, or died. A good rule of thumb is that any person listed as a defaulter who was 60+ years of age, probably died in that county. A thorough study of the tax digests becomes essential especially if no other books survived for that county. This is where the tracts of land of each person having the same surname should be compared from one year to the next. For example, John Smith was listed for a number of years. Then, there was an administrator beside his name. (This is the approximate date of his death). Then, following through the years, another persons with the same surname has that exact acreage added to his accounting. This would be an heir, probably the oldest son.

A good practice is to make copies of the digest for later comparisons between probable heirs, neighbors and friends.  John Smith may appear many times, but how do you know if he is the same John Smith?  The answer is to always take notes of the neighbors. Everyone listed in the same district are friends and relatives. It is the community as well as the history of the times!




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Friday, February 12, 2016

Genealogists finds Family Stories to pass down

The family of John Chambliss resided in Bolingbroke, Georgia (near Macon).  They were the descendants of Revolutionary War Soldier, Christopher Chambliss who died ca 1844.  The Chambliss family were not slackers so far as fighting for freedom is concerned.  During World War II, three brothers joined the Navy and fought the cause against the Germans.  However, a memorable story of Civil War days was told me as I went searching for ancestors.  John Chambliss was an old man during this fight and after General Sherman took Jonesboro and headed south for Savannah, the communities and towns located in his path, evacuated to avoid capture.  Like his neighbors, John Chambliss hid his valuables in the garden.  For years afterwards, family members spoke of "the gold that John hid" when finally, in 1888, a grandson recalled the exact spot.   True to his memory, he took them to the garden and dug up several jars of coins.  There was no gold (and if there was, John must have come back for it after the war), and the jars only yielded about $80.00.  But the story is priceless. You ask why.  And I say to you that it tells a thousand stories of an ancestor I knew nothing of.  I can relate to troubled times (as all of us can) and understand the hurry to leave town.  In those days the diminishing value of paper money printed by the Confederate States of America was of questionable concern and gold and silver coins , the only money of value, was a heavy load to carry.  That dilemma was a natural concern.  So how much gold is in the ground?  I cannot answer that question except to say that the lost gold train of the Confederate Army still haunts the minds of treasure seekers.  It is still out there somewhere!  And, I do not have John's gold, however, I have the story to pass down through the generations.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Images of Pierce Co. Georgia Wills

Pierce County Wills and Estates

Pierce CountyePierce County was created on December 18, 1857 from Appling and Ware Counties. Georgia's 120th county was named for President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), whose term as fourteenth president had ended earlier that year. Portions of Pierce County were used to create Bacon County (1914) and Brantley County (1920).

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  • Pierce County Index to Wills 1872-1941.
  • Pierce County Index of Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1875-1911.
  • Pierce County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
Digital Images of Pierce County Wills.
Testators: Georgia Day, Luther Greenleaf, A. C. White, Cader Powell, George Robertson, James Thomas, Josiah Peeples, Lymus Murdock, Marlin Sweat.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stuff we are made of

The stuff that we are made of literally flows through our veins.  Our DNA is a blueprint of ourselves which may be traced back in time to our ancestors.  And we are a mixture of many person. People born of the same parents possess features from a variety of ancestors, and the dosage of the children is not equal.  While it is interesting to discover the origin of our features, statue and personality while viewing old photographs (everyone should do this), the more interesting aspect of it is the lifestyles and decisions which they made in the face of adversity.  No generation escapes adversity, for all are tested.  We share many common elements of those past lives....war, religious beliefs, immigration, marriages, divorce, death and so on.  And our trials of today run a pretty close parallel to those of the past.  After it is all done, scholars write a history of those days.  Owing to the difficult times of our ancestors, how did they stack up?  Everyone's history is not written by the scholar.  Yet, the ancestors left their story for us to tell.  It is in the records (census, county court houses, pensions, bibles, cemeteries, etc.)  During troubling times, the memories of their era is somewhat consoling, especially when we know that they stood among the righteous, exhibited bravery in the wars, and had a strong belief in freedom.  Yes, this country was founded upon that one belief. Freedom!  I found some old letters of one of my great-grandathers and discovered that he was overtaken by a deep sadness when he left his family during the Civil War.  In this way, I understood that same sadness existed during my own unhappy moments.  As one traces the families further back in time, the old last wills and testaments display a virtual reality of those days.  We can almost put ourselves there, in the shoes of our kin.  There are many questions concerning the migrations and lifestyles of our ancestors.  And the answers are there, but require a great diligence and patience. And might I say, time?   During this era, genealogy research is very much improved, however, as more records are added to the internet. South Carolina Pioneers is processing old wills and estates, and I must say, the answers are in the details.

The final question is: "how will we stack up"

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Images of Burke Co. GA Wills, Estates, Tax Digests

Burke County Probate Records

Waynesville, Georgia
The land which formed Burke County was ceded to the English by the Creek Treaties of 1733, 1735 and 1736. By an Act of March 15, 1758 the parish of St. George was established. The county was named for Edmund Burke, a member of the British Parliament who championed the rights of the American colonies. Between 1793 and 1905, the legislature took land from Burke County to help form the new counties of Screven (1793), Jefferson (1796), and Jenkins (1905), and to add area to Richmond County (1841). The county seat of Waynesboro was established in 1794, named after the Revolutionary War hero General. The first will book did not survive. Will Book A, as is included herein, began in 1855; however, the earliest will found in that batch was dated in 1803. Essentially, 1855 and later is more specific to the probate date than to the date in which the wills were signed.

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Images of Burke County Wills 1803 to 1858
  • Allen, Frances (Fanney)
  • Anderson, Augustus H.
  • Antony, William H. D.
  • Archer, Serena
  • Attaway, Elijah
  • Bearrow, Aaron
  • Boyd, Benjamin
  • Brack, Benjamin
  • Brinson, Lucy
  • Brinson, Shepard
  • Chance, Henry
  • Churchill, Mary
  • Evans, Sophia
  • Evans, William J.
  • Gilstrap, Benjamin
  • Green, Jesse P.
  • Hampton, James
  • Inman, Sophia
  • Jones, Abraham
  • Jones, Henry P.
  • Jones, James W.
  • Jones, John M.
  • Jones, Seaborn A.
  • Lane, Thomas
  • Landing, John
  • Lasseter, William
  • Lipsey, Barbara
  • McElmurry, James
  • McNatt, Elizabeth
  • Merritt, George W.
  • Moore, William
  • Murphree, William
  • Murphree, Wright
  • Nasworthy, William
  • Osborne, Robert
  • Owens, John
  • Penrow, William
  • Perkins, B. L.
  • Perkins, David
  • Red, Maria
  • Rogers, William
  • Sapp, Everet
  • Sapp, Mary T.
  • Saxon, William
  • Scarborough, Amelia
  • Shepard, Guthrey
  • Skinner, William W.
  • Tomlin, Zilpha
  • Wallace, William
  • Walker, Francis J.
  • Walton, Thomas
  • Ward, Francis
  • White,Daniel
  • Whitehead, John
  • Williams, William
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Jones, Abraham
  • Lovett, Ann (LWT)dated 1862
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Testators
  • Annual Returns 1858 to 1868
Tax Digests
  • 1798 Burke County Tax Digest, First District
  • 1798 Burke County Slaveholders, First and Second Districts
  • 1798 Slaves in Burke County
Special Notes
  • Burke Notes by Jeannette Holland Austin.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Gift for you

Tracing ancestors is more than just charts of names. And it is not a picture of a leaf, or tree, but rather real people who existed.  Many people trace their ancestry to patriots of the American Revolution and to the first Colonists to America.  But there is one thing certain: somewhere, someone immigrated to this country and began writing the story of their lives.  It all begins in county records, where the first land grant was acquired or deed filed of record.  Then taxes were paid and recorded on tax digests.  Sons and daughters were given in marriage and these certificates filed.  Later on, people died, leaving estates to be dealt with.  Wills, inventories, sales, receipts and annual returns surrounded this process, all filed in the county court house.  It is where the genealogist begins to unravel the details of a story somewhat inconsistent with family legends and tales. It is the truth.  In essence, it is a gift bequeathed to all of the heirs going forward.  By that, I mean that the eyes of your descendants will have privy to the information hundreds of years into the future.  For this reason, it is also your story.

Perhaps now is a good time to discover the details of the dreams of your ancestor , the love
which he bore his children., and the heritage bequeathed to you. 

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Images of Hancock Co. GA Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales. These Books were never indexed! See the Names!


Hancock County, Georgia Wills and Estates

Powelton Baptist ChurchSparta, GeorgiaGenealogists should research Hancock and Elbert Counties for families who settled together and inter-married. The scanned images of Wills and Estates not previously indexed (and thus ignored by most researchers) have been properly indicated and may be viewed by simply clicking on the link. If you did not previously have the time to search every page, it would be wise to use this site to find your lost generations of ancestors. Hancock was created in 1793 from Greene and Washington Counties, Hancock County. The county borders Baldwin, Glascock, Greene, Putnam (Oconee River), Taliaferro, Washington and Warren (Ogeechee River), It was named after John Hancock, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sparta is the county seat. Early settlers were General H. Mitchell, Bolling Hall, Charles Abercrombie, General Adams, Henry Graybill, Joseph Bryan, William Rees, Jonathan Adams, John Montgomery, Jacob Dennis, Archibald Smith, T. Holt, Thomas Raines, James Bishop, Isham Rees, M. Martin, R. Clarke, R. Shipp, F. Tucker, L. Barnes, W. Wyley, William Saunders, James Thomas, Jesse Pope, Jonas Shivers, William Hardwick, L. Tatum, Robert Moreland and William Pentecost. Hancock County should always be researched with Greene.

The Hancock County Wills and Estates (inventories, annual returns, guardianships, vouchers, sales, etc.) were bound together in the same volumes for specific time periods. The records contain a great detal of probate information about the possessions of the deceased as well as how their estates were distributed to the heirs. Such details are of my interest to the genealogist assembling family puzzles. No index is included in any volume and I have never seen any published. Therefore, scanning these images helps the researcher find ancestors otherwise unknown and provide a great new resource to all genealogists.

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Hancock Wills 1804-1814 (abstracts)

Images of Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book G 1811 to 1815 
Testators: Adams, Isaac, Andrews, Milly, Battle, Benjamin, Bonner, Richard, Bordon, Benjamin, Brown, Aaron, Bullock, William, Byrum, Henry, Cadenhead, Thomas, Chambers, John, Dunn, Drury, Echols, Frederick, Elliot, Isaac, Ellis, Isaac, Flournoy, Gipson, Frazer, John, Furguson, Henry, Hart, William, Harvey, Sarah, Harwell, Mason, Hedge, Jeremiah, Howard, Joseph, Hutchinson, William, Leneaves, Samuel, McLemore, James, Moore, Jonathan, Picket, Halbert, Robertson, Nathaniel, Rutland, Martha, Sasnett, Richard, Smith, Nehemiah, Tatum, Nathaniel, Tison, Job, Turk, Theodocius
Images of Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book H 1811 to 1815
Testators: Alford, James, Allen, Freeman, Allen, Harris, Andrews, Gray, Barnes, William, Breedlove, William, Buckner, Joel, Camp, Cloudsley, Chambers, Robert, Chandler, William, Danielly, James, Davis, Owen, Dent, William, Doughty, E., Duggar, Sampson, Evans, Stephen, Furguson, Henry, Gilbert, Thomas, Grant, Charles, Griffis, William, Grigg, Jesse, Hall, Hugh, Hall, Samuel, Capt., Hamilton, William, Harton, William, Humphrey, Willie, Jernigan, Needham, Johnston, Jacob, Langford, Euclid, Lewis, Gale, Lucas, James, Martin, Archibald, McCulluh, John, Medlock, George, Mershon, Enos, Morgan, Ellington, Peek, John, Read, Benjamin, Ross, Francis, Sallard, William, Ship, Frances, Ship, Richard, Simmons, Benjamin Sr., Smith, Nehemiah, Smith, William, Tait, Robert, Thweatt, James, Vickers, Thomas, Wallace, William, Webb, Francis, Welch, John
Images of Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book I 1815 to 1818 
Testators: Alford, Kinchen, Barnes, William, Bonner, Alexander, Boswell, Charity, Bynum, Byre, Daniell, James, Dennis, Daniel, Duke, Buckner, Easter, James, Evans, Stephen, Ezell, Jesse, Fort, Arthur, Foster, Philemon, Harrison, James, Harwell, Isham, Holsey, James, Johnson, John, Lassiter, Willis, Lewis, Sterling, Nolley, Richmond, Parham, Robert, Peek, John C., Sr., Peterson, John, Pike, Joseph, Pritchet, Philip, Rabun, John, Roe, Sarah, Ross, Francis, Sanders, Mark, Saunders, William, Simms, Robert, Stonum, Bryan, Thorp, Joseph, Thweatt, James, Tyres, Joshua, Wallace, John Sr., Waller, James
Images of Wills and Estates, includes Annual Returns, Inventories, Guardianships, Vouchers, Book J, 1818 to 1824
Testators: Andrews, Warren , Bosworth, Roderick, Burch, John, Byrom, Henry, Chandler, William , Clayton, Easter , Duckworth, Jacob, Eubanks, Thomas , Fort, Matthew , Gindratt, Henry, Griggs, William Sr., Hamilton, John , Hamilton, William, Holsey, James , Johnson, Nehemiah D., Kelly, John , Lenoir, Lewis, Lewis, Sterling, Lundy, Henry , Mathis, Charles, McAllister, David, Medlock, George , Michael, John , Moon, Susannah, Murphy, William , Pritchett, Joseph , Rabun, Matthew , Rucker, Littleberry, Saunders, William , Skinner, Oliver , Tyus, John , Waller, Nathaniel, West, Ephraim , Wiley, Isaac H. , Williamson, Elizabeth, Wing, William E.
Images of Hancock County Wills, Book L, 1820 to 1828
Testators: Barnes, Elizabeth;Bledsoe, Gilmore;Brown, William F.;Cannon, Eunice;Colquitt, Henry;Harris, Nelson;Kilgore, John;Lovett, Richard;Maddox, Samuel;Morrism Nathan;Pope, Jesse;Smith, Ezekiel;Stinson, Zadock;Traywich, Robert;Womack, Sherwood
Images of Hancock County Will Book M, 1823 to 1828
Abercrombie, John;Alford, William Sr.;Appling, Otho;Askew, John; Berry, John;Brooking, Edward;Denson, John E.;Dent, Peter;Grammer Peter;Graybill, Henry;Griffis, Dempsey;Griggs, John;Harris, Absalom;Henderson, John;Huff, James;Lucas, Joshua;McClellan, William;Miller, Charles;Miller, William;Peek, Henry;Ray, William;Reese, James;Sanders, Nathan;Simmons, Sarah;Taylor, Hugh;Temple, Nancy;Wright, Abednego
Indexes to Probate Recods
  • Wills 1862 to 1881
Images and Transcripts of Miscellaneous Wills
  • Butler, Edmond LWT (1801)
  • Danielly, Arthur, deed (digital image)
  • Danielly, John, deed (digital image)
  • Harris, Absalom, LWT (1818), transcription
  • Holland, Benjamin, deed (digital image)
  • Rudisell, Henry, LWT (1807), transcription
  • Rudisell, John, LWT (1850), transcription
  • Rudisell, John, LWT (1804), transcription
Marriages
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Origins
  • Origins of Early Settlers

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Cobb Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages, Church Records, Military, Tax Digests, Newspapers

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Cobb County Wills and Estates


Pine Run Grist Mill Cobb County was formed in 1832 from Cherokee County and named in honor of Thomas Willis Cobb, U.S. representative, U. S.Senator and Supreme Court Judge who subsequently named the the city of Marietta after his wife. For a number of years white traders settlers encroached on Indian lands. Upon the signing of the 1832 Treaty to remove the Cherokees, settlers flooded the territory. The Cherokees were farmers and not surprisingly, not all Cherokees emigrated to Oklahoma and Kansas. Some of them obtained permission to remain in Cobb County which is reflected in the Dawes Rolls when people from Cobb, Forsyth, Lumpkin and Gilmer Counties made application before the Dawes Commission to prove Indian ancestry. Such proof was necessary in order to obtain free land in Oklahoma. Indian trails ran from the Alabama Road North through Bartow County and across the "Shallow Ford" in the Chattahoochee. The Second Georgia Land Lottery of 1832 parceled out land to settlement and the first towns of Marietta, Sweet Water, Buffalo Fish and Big Shanty. Big Shanty is remembered for sheltering Atlantans during the Battle of Atlanta which made the mad rush by railroad before General Sherman took the city. The railroad started its construction in 1836 when the State of Georgia began purchasing the right-of-way to build from the Tennessee River to the Chattahoochee River. In 1845 track was laid from Marthasville to Marietta with a stop over for water at Moon's Station in Kennesaw. During the War Between the States the earliest court house records were torched by Sherman. Earliest settlers were: Cloud, Lemon, Collins, Guess, King, etc.

NOTE: The Cobb County records have not been microfilmed and are not found at the Georgia State Archives.

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Marriages
  • Marriages 1865-1937, Groom Names A to Z
  • Marriages 1869-1886, from newspapers
  • Divorces 1885-1886 from newspapers
Images of Wills 1857-1904

Adams, Hiram M.;Alexander, John Y.; Alexander, Peter W.; Alexander, Robert G.; Allen, Ransom A.; Allgood, John W.; Anderson, Charles H.; Anderson, Henry S.; Anderson, Henry S.; Anderson, William P.; Armstrong, William; Atkins, Emeret; Austin, William A.; Avery, George S.; Awtrey, Merrill C.; Awtry, Sarah; Baggett, Burton; Bagwell, John B.; Baker, Francis J.; Barrett. Charles; Barrett, John; Baswell, William P.; Bates, Mathias; Bellenger, John; Bennett, John H;. Bingham, S. A.; Bolan, Matilda C.; Bonner, Claborn; Boyd, David; Boyd, Robert M.; Bradley, Gordon M.; Branan, Sarah; Brinkley, Emeline F.; Brockman, John B.; Brockman, John B.; Brown, Absalom; Brown, James R; Brown, James Welsman; Brown, Silas; Bullard, Robert L;. Buttolph, Wallace S.; Bunn, Marcus; Burnap, Gaines C.; Bush, Asa; Byrd, Sarah N.; Cargile, James; Carrie, Gaspard T.; Chastain, Sarah C;. Chastain, Sarah C.; Cheney, Andrew J.; Cheney, W. S.; Clark, Jane; Clarke, Susan Stone; Clay, Thomas C;. Cochran, S. R.; Cole, Henry G.; Cook, Francis; Cooke, N. M.; Cortelyon, Peter R.; Couper, Hannah Page; Cowen, Stephen D.; Crockett, M. Ella; Crosby, Charles M.; Covington, W. H.; Cumming, William Henry; Curry, Rebecca; Daniell, Robert; Darby, John; Darby, Mary Francis; Davis, Gary; Delk, Jackson; Delk, W. J.; Dempsey, Lazarus; Dickeson, John; Dickson, David; Dobbs, David; Dobbs, David Tudson; Dobbs, James P.; Dobbs, Wiat; Dobbs, William M.; Dodd, Peter S.; Dodgen, George N.; Dodgen, John L.; Dunwoody, Ellen C.; Drake, Cargile; Duke, Augustus Newton; Dunaway, Ellen C.; Duncan, Martha Berrien; Edwards, Allen C;. Edwards, Simeon; Emanuel, David; Esler, Sarah Este, William Miller Eubanks, Joseph Fannin, Benjamin Faw, Enoch; Fenn, Susan Emeline; Florence, William; Fowler, George T.; Fridell, John L.; Fuller, W. G.; Gantt, Joseph; Gappins, Jordan; Gibson, Isham R.; Gignilliat, Harrietta; Gignilliat, Norman P.; Gignilliat, William R.; Glore, George W.; Glover, J. B., Jr.; Goss, Isham Jabez Marshall; Goulding, Matilda R.; Gragg, John; Gray, Eliza A.; Green, Clara I.; Green, Clotilda; Green, Joel A.; Green, William C., Sr.; Gresham, George W.; Gresham, Watson; Groover, Jacob N.; Groves, William F.; Gunnell, W B.; Gunter, David; Hamby, T. K.; Hardage, George Washington; Harden, Robert R.; Hargrove, Asbury; Harkness, Amanda K.; Harlow, Cynthia A.; Harrington, Jackson; Harrison, Maria S.; Heggie, Carrie E.; Hembree, Samuel; Hembree, Warren W.; Hill, John W.; Hinton, Mary H.; Hinton, Rosina L.; Hirsch, Rapheal; Hogan, Mary; Holcombe, Jabez J.; Hopkins, Henry J.; House, Francis C.; House, Henry; House, Jacob G.; House, William; Hoy, Andrew C.; Hughes, James G.; Humphrey, Richard; Humphries, J. R., Dr.; Hunt, Elisha; Husk, Martha L.; Inzer, Mark P.; Irvine, Susan E.; Jackson, H. C.; Jackson, Shadrach; Johnston, William M.; Jones, Samuel; Jordan, William M.; Julian, Samuel; Kelpen, William; Kemp, Alsey; Kemp, Burrell; Kemp, James Starling; Kemp, Solomon; Kimberly, J. E.; King, Francis P., Mrs.; Kirk, John, Sr.; Kiser, John; Knight, Hattie H.; Knight, Rachael Susannah; Kolb, Valentine; Lacy, Edna; Lane, Caroline T.; Lane, Matilda B.; Lanneau, John F.; Lemon, Robert; Lemon, William; Lewis, John; Lindley, John B.; Lindley, John T.; Lindley, Jonathan; Lindley, Thomas; Linton, Elizabeth W.; Litchfield, Elizabeth; Litchfield, L. A.; Lyle, Hugh G.; Lyle, Nancy S.; Mable, Robert; MacLeod, Mary A.; Maner, Alfred; Marchman, Roswell H.; Mayes, Elizabeth; Mayes, Harvey M.; Mayson, George W.; Maxwell, Sarah L.; McCannell, James; McCowes, Anna William; McDonald, Eliza; McDonald, James J.; McEarchen, David N.; McEver, John L.; McElreath, John M.; McHan, Barney; McGee, Fletcher M.; McKee, Isaac M.; McLain, Charles P.; McMullan, Willis; Medlock, E. W.; Miller, George A.; Minhinnett, Francis R.; Mitchell, Hardy; Monk, James G.; Moon, Thomas J.; Moore, J. C.; Morgan, David; Morris, Thompson; Moulden, John; Myers, John M.; Neese, Alfred M.; Nesbitt, Mary Ann; Newell, D. J.; Nichols, Fannie; Nichols, William T.; Northcutt, Alfred M.; Northcutt, Jesse J.; Oliver, Peter M.; Orr, William E.; Owen, Hiram; Pace, Russell; Paden, Robert S.; Paige, Joseph; Paige, Sarah C.; Penn, Benjamin J.; Phillips, Mathew M.; Pilgrim, Durrill; Pool, Elzy W.; Pomeroy, Edgar J.; Powder, John H.; Prather, Patrick H.; Pratt, Nathaniel A.; Pritchett, Robert A.; Pruett, Ittai; Ray, Emanuel; Reagin, Robert L.; Reed, Joel B.; Reed, William B.; Reid, Andrew J.; Reid, Eliza Melita; Reynolds, Aristides; Rice, James; Robarts, Elizer G.; Roberts, John; Robertson, Elvina; Robertson, John; Robertson, Samuel; Robinson, William; Rogers, Charles; Rood, Asel P.; Rooney, T. A.; Ruff, Martain Lenkin; Russell, Mattie V.; Sauges, John R.; Scott, Mary A.; Scott, Mary A.; Scribner, Sarah J.; Scroggins, James F.; Sessions, W. M.; Sewell, Joseph W.; Sewell, Terrell R.; Seymore, B. W.; Shaw, Sarah E.; Shearer, George; Sibley, Emma E.; Simpson, Marianne H.; Slaughter, Sarah; Smith, A., Dr.; Smith, Ann M.; Smith, Anna Marie; Smith, A. S.; Smith, Hannah Moore; Smith, James O.; Smith, Mary Perkinson; Smith, Minervia A.; Smith, Morgan; Smith, Sarah; Smith, Tillman; Smith, Zachariah; Stephens, Dorothy; Stephens, Timothy; Stephens, William P.; Stewart, Eliza Pooler; Stewart, Susan M.; & Theophilus S.; Stewart, Theophilus S.; Stocks, Mary Lou; Strange, James W.; Taylor, Isaac; Terry, Alfred; Thomas, K. H.; Tippin, David J.; Trammell, Leander N.; Trezevant, Elizabeth C.; Turner, John H.; Turner, William B.; Varner, Matthew; Vincent, Naomy; Waddell, Medora N.; Wall, Ann Ross; Wallace, Campbell; Wallis, Josiah; Waterman, Thomas; Way, Amos L.; Wayland, Harriet H.; Welch, Henry L.; West, Irena; Westfield, Eliza; Whedbee, Susan; Whitefield, Thomas W.; Whitfield, Benjamin H.; Whitfield, David H.; Williams, Johnson; Williamson, Martha; Winn, Hilliard W.; Winn, Lavenia A.; Winn, William T.; Winn, Will J.; Winters, John R.; Wright, Dotson B.; Wright, Martha G.; Yale, D. E.; York, Augustus W.

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Images of Minute Book A (Estates) 1865-1873
Baker, Charles Baker, John G. Bellinger, John Bennett, John
Boyd, Israel P Boyd, Robert M. Byrd, Margaret Bullard, Micajah
Camp, Benjamin T. Campbell, Newport H. Chappell, John Collins, James A. C.
Cowan, Francis M. Davenport, Marcus L. Dickson, Mary E. and David, orphans of David W. Dobb, Rosalinda
Donehoo, Cornelius T. DuPre, A. N. Durham, Lacy W. Dutton, D. S.
Eason, Rebecca M., orphan of Rasberry Emanuel, David Gann, Edward
Gray, Daniel S. Gresham, Watson Gresham, William Haney, William
Hembree, S. G. Gober, John Hairston, Thomas J. Hamby, D. C., orphans of
Hansell, Andrew J. Harbin, Richard Hartfield, James H., minor of James H.
Hembree, Sanford Hembree, S. G. Hembree, Warren Henry, Andrew J.
House, John Howell, Clement C. Howell, Isaac Howell, M. S.
Kemp, Solomon King, Barrington King, Thomas E. Kirk, George
Kirk, John Lane, Caroline T. Lane, Montgomery, Henry F., Anna W. and Charles M., orphans of Mark Lane
Latimer, Hezekiah R. Layman, Julia and Hannah, orphans Leavell, Edward F. Lemon, William, guardian of his children
Loveless, James Maloney, Robert Manning, Ambrose Manning, Simpson
McAfee, Benjamin McClain, Pemela, guardian of her children McConnell, Mary, orphan of Joseph S. McConnell, Wiley
McGinty, Henry C., Martha E. and Helen V., orphans of H. E. McLarty, S. T. Miller, George A. Montgomery, James F., orphans of
Moore, Jeremiah A. Morris, George, minor orphan Moseley, Elizabeth Nesbit, Mary
Ormsby, Theodore D. Pace, Hardy Palmer, William J., guardian of his children
Pickins, R. H. Rakestraw, William Randolph, John Ray, John
Reed, Daniel Reeves, William E. F. Reid, Andrew J. Reid, Daniel
Robinson, John Rutherford, William Scoggins, Charles, orphan Simpson, L. A.
Slotterbeck, A. J. Smith, Benjamin Smith,Morgin
Stansell, David Strickland, James Summerlin, W. L. Turner, Mitchell D.
Turner, Mahuldah Varner, Matthew Wallace, William Waterman, Thomas S.
Wells, W. S. Williamson, James B. Wright, Thornton Whedbee, Susan


A List of original estates and wills available at the Cobb County Court House (folders) 1865 to 1925

Names: Hammie Abbott, J. M. Abbott, Levi Abbott, Henry Abercrombie, George W. Adair, G. W. Adair, J. F. Adair, Paul and Hazel Adair, Francis Adams, F. W. Adams (1878), H. M. Adams (1897), John Adams, H. S. Adams, minor (1872), Mary Adams, May E. Adams (1875), minor, Melisa Adams (1900), Mrs. P. A. Adams, W. B. Adams, W. E. Adams, R. J. Agricola, Jane Brown Akin, Fannie Alden, Ellenor Aldridge (1880), Charles C. Allen (1894), Eliza Allen, Jo. Allen, R. A. Allen (1878), Ransom Allen; Collins, John (estate)(image)(1852)

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