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Monday, March 15, 2010

DeKalb County Wills

DeKalb County Court HouseDeKalb County Probate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin have been extracted, Wills and Estates 1841-1919 and added to the website Georgia Pioneers. The project was exceptionally tedious and included every estate in those will books. 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.

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