Thursday, May 5, 2016

Railroads Affect the Search for Ancestors - Lee Co. GA Wills, Estates - #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinHow Railroads Affect the Search for Ancestors
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The construction of the railroad throughout the State of Georgia was a historical event, especially as it tied the economy to remote areas and helped to develop new towns and communities. The Leesburg Depot is an old train depot in Leesburg, being part of the old Central of Georgia Railway which commenced operations during 1833. Afterwards, the railroad changed its name to the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. It joined the Macon and Western Railroad (at Macon) to run to Savannah, thus establishing links from Chattanooga to seaports on the Atlantic Ocean. The route of the railroads gets interesting when it is learned that an ancestor worked for the railroad and stayed in shed houses along the tracks. Tracking this activity helps to explain family situations, such as marriages and absentees from home along the way.

Map of Central of Georgia Railroad Lines

Lee County Wills and Estates


Lee County Lee County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 11, 1826 and included the territory acquired from the Creek Indians lying between the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, immediately above the old line of Early County and known as the first section, shall form one county to be called Lee. Originally, Lee County comprised the subsequently created counties of Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell and Webster, parts of Schley, Chattahoochee, Macon, Clay, and Marion. The 1827 land lottery distributed lands in Lee County, but recipients are to be found in any of the above counties because Lee was so large a territory.

The first settlers to Lee County goes to the heart of lands offered in the land lotteries after the evacuation of the Lower Creek Indians. Although many families drew this land, not all of them chose to venture into South Georgia and build a homestead.

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Lee County Wills
  • Wills 1854-1858 (abstracts).
Images of Lee County Wills 1854 to 1891

Testators: Adams, William; Avera, Thomas; Anderson, Jane; Barnes, William Williamson; Batts, John; Batts, Julia; Bothwell, William; Butts or Batts, Ann ;Chapman, Fannie ;Cocke, J. P.; Duncan, A. B. ;Fletcher, Indiana, Mrs. ;Forrester, Elizabeth ; Gardner, Nancy; Gray, Sarah; Green, Ellen; Green, Mary ;Hayslip, Jonas; Heisler, Elbert ;Hondlett, Warren ;Hooks, Hardy ;Howard, Sarah; Johnson, Enoch ;Johnson, Thomas ;Jordan, Joseph; Ladd, Robert; Laramore, James ;Larimore, M. E., Mrs. ;Liggins, E. W. ;Lindsey, Fannie ;Lindsey, Vashti ;McAfee, William ;McKenzie, Henry ;McKenzie, Henry (2) ;Mercer, Joel ;Mercer, John ;Miller, Julia ;Norton, John Wesley; O'Driscol, Dennis ; Page, Solomon ;Ramsey, Benjamin ;Richardson, William ;Sadler, William; Sanders, M. D. ;Sikes, Darling ;Smith, John B. Smith, Mathew; Sneed, Dudley; Tison, Eason; Tison, Moses; Walters, Jack; Wells, William; Whitaker, Hudson ;Williams, Charles ;Woolbright, Ardilla, Mrs.; Woolbright, John ; Young, John

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Vol A, 1854-1955.
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales 1852 to 1859.
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales 1858 to 1863.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Old Tombstones in Jackson County - Jackson Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages, Land Warrants

Jeannette Holland AustinOld Tombstones in Jackson County
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Researchers of Jackson County should also include the parent county of Franklin County which attracted so many Revolutionary War Soldiers. Cemetery research is an essential part of genealogy and many old graves are present. One of the interesting facets of searching old tombstones is how the review of death occasions fits the history of a community. For example, young children who all died about the same time suggests a childhood disease such as measles, whooping cough, etc. The location of a small monument near the mother without a date suggests a childbirth death. The sentiment written upon the tombstones add flavor to that age and reveals tender stories. The book Jackson County Cemeteries by Jeannette Holland Austin is included in the cemetery databases and available to members of Georgia Pioneers

Jackson County Wills, Estates, Appraisements, Inventories Land Warrant, Maps

Jackson County The earliest settlement in this area commenced ca 1784 with a small group of Revolutionary War veterans who settled on Franklin County's ceded lands. Jackson County was created in 1801 from portions of Franklin County. It was named after James Jackson, Revolutionary War hero, US Senator and the Governor who had to deal with the fraud involved in the Yazoo Land Act. The county originally covered 1800 square miles however from 1801 until 1914 portions were taken from Jackson to form parts of the present counties of Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Gwinnett, Hall, Walton, Banks, and Barrow. Many Revolutionary War Soldiers from South Carolina settled in Franklin County, and Franklin and Jackson should be searched together.

Jackson County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Jackson County Deed Book A (abstracted).
  • Jackson County Wills 1802-1860 (abstracts).
  • Jackson County Wills 1802-1860 (Digital Images).
    Testator's Names: Adair, William M.; Adams, John; Adams, Thomas R. G.; Allen, William; Allison, James; Angel, Ann; Anthony, Mary; Bagby, George; Bailey, William; Barker, Lewis; Barnet, Samuel; Barr, James;Barron, Thomas; Baugh, Josiah; Beard, Janet; Beavers, James;Beavers, William;Bennet, Micajah;Bennett, William;Blalock, Josiah L.; Booth, James;Borders, Isaac; Borders, Michael;Borders, Stephen; Boring, Isaac; Bostain, Matthew; Bowen, Owen J.;Boyle, Peter; Bradford, George; Braselton, Jacob, Sr.; Brazeal, Elizabeth;Brazeal, Frederick; Brooks, Middleton; Burson, Isaac; Carmichael, John; Brown, Lemuel;Carrel, James; Cash, John; Cash, Patrick;c Castleberry, William; Carter, John Martin; Chandler, Sterling; Chandler, Tabitha; Clark, Johnston; Cochran, James; Cochran, Mary; Coleman, John; Collins, Zachariah; Cowen, Elijah; Craft, Hannah; Craft, Polly; Crawford, John M.; Crisler, Absalom; Culpepper, Joseph; Cunningham, Ansel; Cunningham, Andrew; Cunningham, Elizabeth; Cunningham, Joseph T.; Cunningham, Mary; Cureton, Martha; Cureton, William; Dalton, John D.; Damron, Charles; David, Pittman; Davis, Joseph; Day, William; Deal, William; Dean, Shadrack; Dickson, David; Dixon, Solomon; Dougherty, Charles; Elmore, James; Embry, Boley; Few, Leonidas; Finley, Mary; Flagg, Chandler; Fowler, Nathan; Furman, Jonathan; Gathright, William; Gideon, James Jr.; Gilbert, John; Goodman, John T.; Green, James; Haggard, Samuel; Hancock, John; Hanson, Thomas; Hargroves, James; Harper, Alexander; Harris, Jesse; Harris, Joseph; Harrison, Coleman; Harrison, Joseph; Hays, Benjamin; Hays, George; Headen, George; Headen, William Sr.; Heard, Elizabeth; Heard, Richard; Heard, William; Henderson, David; Henderson, James; Henderson, John; Henderson, Josiah; Henderson, Samuel; Henderson, Samuel; Hendrix, Fennel; Hickman, William; Hines, Lewis; Hobson, Nicholas; Hodge, James; Holliday, Robert; Holmes, David; Horton, Prosser; Howard, Hardy; Howard, Sarah; Hughey, Joseph; Humphries, Joseph; Jarrett, Martha; Johnson, Thomas; Johnson, Thomas; Jones, Jane; Jones, Russel; Justus, John; Kerbow, Solomon; Key, Tandy; King, John; King, John; Knox, Samuel; Landrum, Joseph; Langford, William; Langston, Samuel; Lay, Elijah; Legg, Nathaniel; Lowry, Levi; Lowry, Martha; Martin, John; Martin, William D.; Matthews, William; McCarty, John; McCleskey, James; McDowell, Margaret; McDowell, Michael; McElhannon, John; McGehee, Nathan; McKinney, Charles; McKinney, Charles; McLester, Joseph; Miller, John; Minish, Elizabeth; Minish, Isaac; Minish, John; Moon, Robert; Moore, William Sr.; Morgan, Alexander; Morgan, William; Morris, Henry C.; Morris, John; Nash, James; Nash, Margaret; Neil, Thomas; Nicholson, Ann; Nixon, Travis; Olliver, Elijah Orr, James; Park, Hannah; Patton, Samuel G.; Pendergross, Edwin; Pettyjohn, Jacob; Petty, Adah; Pharr, Frances; Philips, Thomas; Pickins, John; Pool, Samuel; Potts, Henry; Potts, William; Randolph, Wood; Ratchford, Joseph; Reynolds, William; Redmon, Benjamin; Roberson, Aley; Robinson, John; Rogers, James; Rogers, John; Rogers, John; Ryan, Obedience; Scisson, John; Scott, Joseph; Scott, William; Shankle, James; Sharp, Nathan; Sharp, Noah; Shaw, William; Shields, Joseph; Shotwell, Nathaniel; Slaton, Uriah; Smith, James; Smith, James; Smith, Mary; Snow, Henry; Stapler, Ruth; Stapler, Thomas; Stewart, Mary; Stockton, Benjamin; Stoneham, Henry;Story, Thomas;Stovall, John;Street, Samuel;Strickland, Elizabeth;Tait, James; Thornton, Dozier;Thornton, Mark; Thurmond, Harrison;Thurmond, James;Thurmond, William;Titsworth, Isaac;Trent, Nathaniel;Trout, Sarah;Walker, Elizabeth;Walker, Henry;Wallace, Rachel;Wallis, Levi;Walters, John;Wallace, achel;Watson, Obediah; Weatherford, Charles; Welborn, James;Wheeler, James;White, Jesse; Whittingham, Daniel; Whitworth, Jacob;Williamson, Micajah;Williamson, William; Wills, Thomas; Wilson, Samuel; Wilson, Thomas; Winters, John; Winters, Richard;Witt, Middleton; Wofford, Absalom; Wood, Milton; Wright, John.
  • Index to Jackson County Wills and Appraisements 1796-1814.
  • Index to Jackson County Wills and Appraisements 1860-1888.
  • Jackson County Inferior Court Minutes.
  • Jackson County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
  • Origins of Early Settlers
  • Land Warrants 1798 to 1805 (images of)
  • Map of Jackson County.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Trail of Georgians into Alabama - Heard Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinThe Trail of Georgians into Alabama
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Researchers of Heard, Carroll, Coweta and Troup Counties, Georgia need to consider the trail of emigrants into Alabama and Mississippi. Unfortunately, the records burned and genealogists have very little to work with. That is why the research should include its surrounding counties. Georgians led the trail into in Chambers and Limestone Counties, Alabama.


Heard County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Heard County Genealogists should search in Heard, Haralson, Meriwether and Troup Counties, Georgia as families moved westward, afterwards leaving Georgia and going into Chambers County, Alabama (and adjoining counties) and Mississippi. Heard County was created in 1830 from the counties of Carroll, Coweta, and Troup. The court house burned in 1893, destroying all of the records.

Heard County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Marriages
  • Index to Marriages 1886 to 1906
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills (1894-1930) Book I.
  • Inventories and Appraisements (1894-1920)
Images of Wills (1894-1900)
Testators: Ashley, Martha; Adams, Kinion; Awtry, Marshall; Brittain, J. H.; Carnes, Sarah; Cline, L. D.; Copeland, Minnie; Daniel, J. H.; Daniel, John; Edwards, Mordecai; Faver, Sanders; Foster, Elizabeth; Glenn, George; Hightower, John; Jackson, Josiah; Johnson, Ruth; Miller, John; Person, Mike; Pulliam, Joseph; Purgason, John; Ridley, Alis; Simms, William; Tompkins, Nicholas; Whitaker, J. J.; Wood, P. H.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

A Midnight Duel - Fulton Co. GA Wills,, Estates, Marriages - #genealogy - #georgiapioneers

dancing Jeannette Holland AustinA Midnight Duel
By Jeannette Holland Austin

"I remember it as though it was yesterday, the march of Hill's corps along the winding Shenandoah, up to the famous Luray gap. Who could ever forget that march? The road winding with the beautiful river, and overhung with a majestic chain of Blue Ridge mountains, while across the crystal water the magnificent valley, with its charming cottages dotting the bounteous land with white-like balls of snow robed in flowers. But the most engaging and lovely objects paled into significance beside the peerless women of this blessed country, and you may well believe that when the camp was struck that the soldiers lost no time in making their way to the surrounding cottages. Soon the music of the violin was heard, and the shuffling feet kept time to the music, while, for a time, the soldier's face was lit with old time joy. At one of those cottages the belle of the valley reigned supreme, while several southern soldiers vied with each other in paying homage to the queen. Among others were two young soldiers, one from Georgia and the other from Mississippi; who were specially energetic in their attentions, and so marked had this become that those present watched the play with constantly increasing interest, fulling believing that both exhibited a case of love at first sight. The surmise on the part of those present was only too true, as the tragic event which followed fully proved. The Georgian seemed to have the lead on the Mississippian, and when the dancers were called to take their places, he led the belle of the valley to a place in the set. At this point the Mississippian was seen to approach the couple and heard to claim the lady's hand for the dance. An altercation ensued, but both were cool, brave soldiers, two of the best shots in the army, who did not believe in a war of words. So it was ended by the Georgian dancing with the lady and the significant remark of the Mississippian that "I will see you after this set." When the dance was over the Georgian was seen to seek the Mississippian, and together they called each a friend from the crowd and departed. When outside, both claimed that an insult had been passed, which could only be wiped out in the blood of the other, and that a duel to the death should be arranged at once.

A full moon was just appearing above the tops of the surrounding forest, and I tell you this talk of blood in the silence of the night was anything but pleasant. No argument, however, would avail with these men, so it was arranged that the duel should take place at the top of the Blue Ridge, near the center of the road that passes through the gap; that the weapons should be pistols at fifteen paces, and to fire at or between the words one, two, three, firing to continue until one or both were dead. The point was reached, the ground measured off, and the men took their positions without a tremor. The moon shed its pale light down on a scene never to be forgotten. A moment or two and the\ silence was broken by the signal: one, two three. At the word 'one' the report of two pistols rang out on the midnight air, but the principals maintained their respective positions. The left arm of the Georgian was seen to drop closer to the side, but the Mississippian was immovable, and still held his pistol to the front. Again, a pistol shot was heard, coming from the Georgian, and the Mississippian still held his position, but he did not fire. The Georgian protested that he had not come there to murder him, but no answered was returned. The Mississippian's second approached his principal and found him dead, shot through the eye on the first discharge of the weapons. Death it seems has been instantaneous so much so as not even to disturb his equilibrium. I may forget some things, but the midnight duel on the top of a spur of the Blue Ridge, with its attendant circumstances, is not one of them."

Source: Written by an anonymous Confederate veteran. Published in The Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, 26 January 1885.

Fulton County Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests, Churches, Births

New 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 the Clermont, 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)
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 1886-1889
  • Atlanta Births 1905-1910
Marriages
  • Fulton County Marriages from newspapers 1869-1906
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Will Book A, 1854-1882
  • Will Book B, 1882-1894
  • Annual Returns, Bk A, 1854-1861
  • Annual Returns, Bk B, 1861-1865
  • Annual Returns, Bk C, 1866-1888
  • Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866
  • Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883
  • Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935
  • Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913
Military Records
  • Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County
City Directories
  • 1941 Atlanta City Directory (partial neighborhood)
Images of Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • 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

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

An Irishman Came a Long Way - #Hart Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages - #genealogy - #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinAn Irishman Came A Long Way to be a Private in the American Revolutionary War
By Jeannette Holland Austin

John McMullen was born in Dublin, Ireland ca 1740 and migrated to Virginia. At the time of the Revolutionary War, he was a resident of Swift Run Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He sold his land in Virginia during 1797 and removed to Elbert County, Georgia. He died on Big Cedar Creek in Hart County in 1817. During the war he served in the 11th Virginia Regiment of Foot under Colonel Daniel Morgan.

Hart County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Lavonia, Georgia Hartwell, Georgia is near Lake Hartwell, near the South Carolina border of Anderson County. Originally, this area was a series of creeks and branches, however, was flooded to create Lake Hartwell. Therefore, genealogists seeking Georgia ancestors in this vicinity needs to keep this in mind and research all of the surrounding counties as well as the bordering counties of South Carolina. Hart County was created from Elbert and Fannin Counties in 1853. When researching this county, also search the records in Jackson, Franklin and Elbert Counties. Early Settlers: Joe Buffington, John Bowers, D. S. P. Caldwell, R. A. Cobb, George Cauthon, Joseph Ellis, Moses Davis, N. A. Fleetwood, B. S. Higginbotham, John Johnson, Joseph Jackson, William Maxwell, Wyatt McMillan, B. B. Parker, James Reid, Thomas Sanders, Reubin Tyler, John G. Watson and Thomas C. H. White.

Hart County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Index to Licenses 1854-1869
  • Index to Licenses 1854=1869
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills (1847-1894)
  • Index to Inventories, Book B (1862-1890)
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Estates, 1859-1863
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Estates, 1866-1872
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Estates, 1872-1883
Images of Hart County Wills (1862-1866)
Note: All of the images in Will Book A were not included because they were too faded to read. Testators: Barr, William;; Black, Robert; Bobo, Burrell; Bowen, Thomas; Bowers, William; Brewer, John; Bruce, Robert; Carnes, Halaway; Carnes, Wells; Clark, John; Cunningham, Franklin; Cunningham, Joseph; Dickinson, John; Dooly, William; Durkey, Malinda; Fleming, Peter; Gaines, William; Goss, Amos; Hendrick, Jesse; Hickman, Middleton; Holland, Thomas; McCurry, John; McMullers, William; Misch, John; Pinson, Sterling; Ray, Thomas; Rice, Francis; Shiflet, John; Smith, Jessie; Teasley, Braly; Tyner, Tollman; Walden, William; White, Essie or Eppy
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Harris Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriage - #genealogy - #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland Austin
White Hall Plantation
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The White Hall Plantation at West Point was built ca 1857. White Hall

Harris County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Sparks Creek Harris County was created from Muscogee and Troup Counties in 1827 and was named for Savannah lawyer and mayor, Charles Harris. County is Hamilton, Georgia. Early Settlers: Zilpha Baker, John Alexander, James Cotton, Eli Davis, Osborn Ely, William Glaze, William W. Hunt, William Ingram, Thomas Jones, John M. Jordan, Barnett Knight, Branch, Ligen, Isaac Middlebrooks, Abel Nilson, John Pattillo, Jackson Rush, Jeremiah Reeves, William Stringer, Sr., Churcwell Tarvin, Philip Wilder and Benjamin Walker.

Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Images of Wills and Estates
  • Wills, Bk 1, 1833-1849 (abstracts0.
  • Harris County Wills, Book 2, 1850-1875 (digital images)
    Testators: Adams, Anna; Alexander, John; Baker, Merrill;Baker, Zilpha;Bankston, Elizabeth; Barnes, John; Beall, Elias; Berry, Jesse; Blackman, William; Blanchard, Thomas; Boddie,R. V. R.; Boggs, Elizabeth; Brown, Robert; Champion, Philemon; Christian, William; Copeland, Pinkney; Copeland, William B.; Copeland, William Sr.; Cotton, James J.; Cotton, Smith; Cox, Asa; Crews, Reuben; Crook, Osborn; Davenport, John; David, J. W.; Davidson, John; Davis, Eli; Davis, James; Davis, Judith; Davis, Mary Ann; Doris, Joseph; Dowdell, James; Emory, Samuel; Glaze, William; Gassaway, Eliza; Gassaway, James; Goodman, Elizabeth; Gorham, Willis; Granberry, George;Gunn, Jesse;Hamilton, John; Harden, Moses; Harper, Elizabeth; Harris, John; Hendry, Robert; Hevis, Samuel; Hill, Jasper; Hill, Vincent; Hines, Elias; Hopkins, William; Horn, Hugh; Hougton, William; Hudspeth, William; Huey, Alexander; Hunley, Ambrose; Hunley, William; Hunt, William W.; Hurling, Andrew; Hutchins, David; Ingram, William; Johnson, Sanky; Jones, Randall; Jones, Thomas; Jordan, John M.; Key, Henry; Kimbrough, Jesse; Kimbrough, Jesse T.; King, Thomas; Kinsey, Joseph W.; Knight, Barnett; Laney, David; Ligon, Branch; Little, Jacob; Livingston, John; Lloyd, Charles; Martin, William; Marshall, S. F.; Matthews, Henry; Mays, Sarah; McCarter, John; McCartan, Cormick; McGee, John; McLeroy, Thomas; Middlebrooks, Isaac; Miller, Martha; Mitchell, Elizabeth; Moss, Gabriel; Murrah, Thomas; Myhand, Alvin; Neely, Osborn;Nelson, Abel;Nelson, Abel (2); Pace, Clement; Parr, William; Passmore, John; Pate, Mary; Patillo, John; Pearce, Leroy; Pearce, Syntha; Pearce, Thomas; Perry, William M.; Philips, Wilder; Phillips, Sarah; Pitts, Samuel; Pollard, William; Pratt, Leonard; Ragan, Sarah; Redding, A. W.; Rees, William J.; Reeves, Jeremiah; Rickman, Benjamin; Rivers, William; Roberts, Killis; Robinson, Henry J.; Robinson, Milus; Ross, Mary; Rush, Jackson; Rutledge, William; Slaton, Littleberry; Slaughter, Monroe; Smith, Reddick; Stribling, Anthony; Stringer, Williamson; Tarvin, Churchill; Taylor, Christopher; Thomlinson, Mary; Trammell, Pulaski; Truett, Samuel; Vance, Levin; Walker, Benjamin; Walker, Thacker; West, Irvin; West, Walter; White, John; Whitehead, James; Whitehead, William; Wilkinson, Alexander M.; Williams, Benjamin; Williams, George W.; Williams, Thomas A.; Woodard, Littleberry; Wright, Martha and Zachry, Daniel.
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills, Book 2, 1850-1875.
  • Index to Wills, Book 3, 1873-1932.
  • Index to Miscellaneous Estates Book B, 1837-1844
Marriages
  • Harris County Marriages, index 1828-1860
  • Harris County Marriages, index 1859-1872
Miscellaneous
  • Hurling, Andrew
  • Horn, Hugh (1871) estate
  • Map of Third District of Harris County.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Lithia Springs - Haralson Co. GA Wills, Estates - #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinLithia Springs
By Jeannette Holland Austin

During the 1880s people came from miles around to the curative waters of a natural lithia water spring. In 1887 Judge Bowden and a group of investors purchased the springs and commenced bottling and selling the water. Hence, the Sweet Water Hotel was built in Lithia Springs, having 500 rooms. The hotel was so popular that Mark Twain, the Vanderbilts, and several presidents visited the springs.

Lithia Springs-Sweetwater Creek Hotel
Lithia Springs-Sweetwater Creek Hotel

Haralson County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Buchanan City Cemetery Ancestors in Haralson, Meriwether and Troup Counties as settlers were removing into the old Indian lands. From there, they went in Chambers County, Alabama and other surrounding border counties to Georgia. Haralson County was created in 1856 from Carroll and Polk Counties. Early Settlers: Martin Ayers, S. D. Blackman, Dennis Bates, W. J. Crawford, W. H. Chaffee, Vinson Chandler, James Dunn, B. F. Edwards, Walter Foyer, E. F. Garrett, John Humphries, J. C. Jackson, Robert Kilgore, Joseph Little, E. D. E. Pollard, Logan Root, Thomas C. Smith, C. A. Upshaw and Z. T. Williams.

Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Will Book A (1865-1919)
  • Index to Deed Book A.
  • Marriages from newspapers (1885-1886).
  • Index to Appraisements and Sale Bills (1884-1937).
  • Index to Appraisements, Sale Bills, Inventories, Annual Returns (1865-1884).
Images of Wills (1865 to 1900)
Testators: Aldridge, Patrick; Aldridge, William; Ayres, Martin; Bachus, James; Bates, Dennis; Bowling, David; Cagle, Benjamin; Crocket, Sarah; Daniel, S. L. M. C.; Davis, John; Edwards, B. F.; Fincher, G. W.; Ford, William ; Goldin, Nathan; Goldin, T. E.; Hamilton, John; Hilton, Amos;Holcombe, Reuben K.; Holcombe, Reuben; Holland, Fallon; Hudson, James; Jennings, William; Johnson, Thomas; Jordan, J. M.; Kilgore, Robert; Lathan, Henry ; Little, S. B.; McClung, S. B. L. J.; Newman, Ephraim; Posey, Sarah Melvin; Powell, Presley; Reid, Reuben; Smith, Lucretia; Summerfield, B. F.; Summerville, Robert; Weatherby, Aaron; Weatherby, Sarah; Westbrooks, James; Whistenhunt, Benjamin, orphans of; Williams, W. N.; Williams, Wyatt; Wilson, Absalom; Woods, Abraham; Young, S. A. E. F.
Images of Miscellaneous Superior Court Cases
  • D. L. Drussell vs. H. C. Waldrop
  • Hamilton vs. Langmeade
  • Kenneth Hebrid vs. Duncan Munne
  • P. S. Dean vs. Georgia Pacific Railway
  • P. S. Dean vs. Georgia Pacific Railway
  • Robinson vs. William O. Rour
  • Morris, S. J. vs. Rubin Morris
  • The State vs. John Warren
Images of Miscellaneous Deeds
  • Brooks, George to J. W. Bennett
  • Copeland, Etta (Mrs.) to Willie Tolbert Head, et al
  • Head, G. W. (Mrs.) to Mrs. Allice Harrison
  • Head, N. C. R. to W. T. Head Sr.
  • Head, W. T. to George W. Head
  • Pope, A. A. to W. E. Johnson
  • Strickland, S. W. & Co. to Whitlaw Wyatt
  • Watson, Benjamin F. to Fields
  • Watson, B.
  • Watson, Burton
  • Watson, Burton to Bryce
  • Watson, James
  • Williamson, M. C. (Mrs) ti Elbert A. Williamson

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    NY, TN, TX)
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