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Friday, November 17, 2017

Gold Mining in Dahlonega Georgia #georgiapioneers #georgiagenealogy

Dahlonega Gold-Mining


Dahlonega Gold MineIf you see the word "miner" on the 1850 census as the occupation, what you have is a relative who was sniffing out the trail of gold discoveries in Georgia. Do not be surprised to notice that this adventurer moved about in the mountains of North Georgia. In Lumpkin County, the rush began in 1829 and spread rapidly throughout the region. In fact the word spread so quickly that newspapers caught wind of it. Of the uncounted gold mines which are found in this region, the most fruitful at the present times lies about twenty-five miles from here, in a northerly direction, and is the property of Mr. Lorenzo Dow Smith. And the success which has ever attended Lorenzo is worth recording. 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Templeton Reid, Coinmaker #georgiapioneers #georgiagenealogy



Templeton Reid, an Early Coinmaker in Georgia

Templeton Reid CoinThe Reid family were from Scotland and arrived in Georgia by way of Northern Ireland and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania about 1745. A few years later, they moved southward to Rowan County, North Crolina. The father of Templeton was Alexander Reid who had four brothers who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Afterwards they all qualified for bounty lands in Georgia. So it was that five Reid families moved into Greene County between 1786 and 1792. Alexander Reid owned and operated a ferry over the Oconee Rive and a grist mill near the crossing of the Eatonton-Greensboro Road. After the death of Alexander, Templeton removed to Columbus where he advertised in The Enquirer as being the best gun maker in the United States. Thereafter, he minted gold coins in Dahlonega. 
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Lumpkin Co. GA Genealogy Records and Histories #georgiapioneers


Lumpkin County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Church Records



Dahlonega, Georgia

Early 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 of Georgia 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, October 31, 2017

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Worth Co. GA Genealogy Records #georgiapioneers

Worth County Genealogy, Wills, Estates


Worth County

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 Pioneers 

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Volume A (1865-1905).
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888).
Images of 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, October 20, 2017

Wilkinson Co. GA Genealogy Records #georgiapioneers

Wilkinson County Wills and estates



Gordon, GeorgiaWilkinson County was and original county, taken from Creek Indian Lands distributed in the 1805 and 1807 Land Lotteries. The county seat, Irwinton, was named for Governor Jared Irwin. Research Emanuel and Laurens Counties.

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Wills
  • Wilkinson County Wills 1817-1860 (abstracts)

    Digital Images of Wilkinson County Wills 1883 to 1894
    Testators: Bloodworth, Miles ;Calloway, Louiza ;Duncan, Thomas ;Dupree, James ;Eady, John ;Fountain, William ;Hatfield, Samuel; Holland, Wiley ;Holliman, Z. T. ;Jackson, James ;Jackson, James H. ;Mill, Elisha ;Nesbitt, James; Outlaw, Bently ;Pierce, James ;Pittman, James ;Solomon, David ;Solomon, Jane ;Smith, George W.; Stevens, James ;Van Landingham, William ;Walden, Linson ;Whipple, Eliza ;Whitaker, William ;Yarbrough, Elijah
    Indexes to Probate Records
    • Annual Returns and Estates 1820-1853.
    • Miscellaneous Estates 1827-1838
    • Miscellaneous Estates 1838-1847
    • Wills 1873-1922
    • Wills 1923-1946

    Miscellaneous Records
    • Bush, Samuel (a minute book entry)
    • Vincent, Sion

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Wilies Co. GA Genealogy Records #georgiapioneers

Wilkes County Wills, Estates, Newspapers, Marriages, Maps


Wilkes County was created in 1777 from ceded lands of Cherokee and Creek Indians. People who resided in Wilkes County are also found in Warren and Oglethorpe Counties. Between 1790 and 1854, the legislature took land from Wilkes County to form Elbert County (1790), Oglethorpe County (1793), and Lincoln County (1796), and to help form Warren County (1793) and Taliaferro County (1825). The county seat is Washington, Georgia. Lincoln County should always be researched along with Wilkes. Many of the first settlers came from Virginia and North Carolina to take up the ceded lands (from the Indians) during the late 1700's. Early Settlers: John Heard, William Rasberry, James Gray, David Montgomery, John Marks, Bernard Zimmerman, George Bailey, William Mathis, Solomon Ellis and others.

Wilkes County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
General Index to Wilkes County Estates, A-G.
General Index to Wilkes County Estates, H-L.
General Index to Wilkes County Estates, M-Q.
General Index to Wilkes County Estates, R-Z.
Index to Wilkes County Will Book C, 1786-1806
Digital Images of Wilkes County Wills, Bk C, 1786-1806
Testators: Bailey, George; Bowen, John; Cochran, Samuel; Cochran, Samuel (2); Daniel, William; Ellis, Solomon; Evans, Susannah; Gibson, Walter; Gooden, William; Gray, James; Heard, John; Lunceford, William; Marks, John; Mathis, William; Montgomery, David; Rasberry, William; Rice, Nathaniel G.; Smith, John; Tatum, Peter; Thomas, Philip; Zimmerman, Bernard.

Marriages
Wilkes County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
Maps
Map of Wilkes County, 1955.
Map of Original Wilkes County.
Map of Wilkes County Settlers.
Miscellaneous
Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County
Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805.
Images of Miscellaneous Wills & Estates
Anthony, Joseph, Estate (1815) of.
Arnold, Moses, Estate (1810) of.
Favor, Henry, guardianship of.
Favor, John, Sr., Estate (1833) (Image).
Favor, John, Estate (1850) (Image).
Favor, John, Inventory (1818).
Favor, John, Estate (1818) (Image).
Favor, Matthew, Bond for Estate of John Favor Sr., 1829 (Image).
Favor, Sanders, Guardians of (1819).
Keith, George W., Annual Return for the minor children of William A. Keith, deceased, 1850 (Image).
Marks, John, estate (image) (1800).
McLane, John, LWT, Bk 1792-1801, pp. 115-117.
McLane, Mariney, LWT, Bk 1792-1801, pp. 240.
Images of (select issues) Newspapers
The Washington Gazette
The Southern Courant


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Friday, October 6, 2017

Wilcox Co. GA Genealogy Records #georgiapioneers

Wilcox County Wills, Estates, Marriages, Military Records


Wilcox County

Wilcox County was created in 1857 from Dooly, Irwin and Pulaski Counties. 

Wilcox County Records available to members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Wilcox County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Military Records
  • Oaths of Allegiance given in Wilcox County
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wilcox County Wills 1858-1957
Images of Wilcox County Wills 

Testators: Barnes, John ;Brown, Fred ;Covington, Silas ;Davis, H. L. ;Foster, Stephen ;Faircloth, Fred ;Finleyson, J. ;Fitzgerald, David ;Fitzgerald, James ;Fuller, Elinor ;Holt, James ;Johnson, James and Mary ;Keen, Henry ;Lacy, James ;McCall, Samuel ;Pope, Henry ;Reid, George ;Simons, Lewis ;Tomberland, Wright ;Tomberland, Wright (2)

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