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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Greene County Wills and Estates

Greene County Court HouseGreene County Court House.Greene County was created from Washington County in 1786 and was named after Revolutionary War hero Major-General Nathaniel Greene who issued many land grants to his veteran troops.  After the war, Greene and wife Catharine built a home near Savannah called  Mulberry Plantation but Greene soon died, on June 19, 1786.  In 1825 parts of Greene County were used to help create Taliaferro County as well as Oglethorpe and Clarke Counties between 1794 and 1877. The County Seat is Greensboro [originally spelled Greensborough and named for Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene]. Early Settlers: John Adams, John Armor, Richard Bailey, James Blythe, Walker Brockman, Edward Cannon, Joseph Carmichael, James Fuller, Hugh Hall, John Jeter, Edward Lumpkin, Phillemon Martin, Landon Palmer, James Stewart, Thomas Thompson Sr., and William H. Watts.

Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • 1811 Greene County Tax Digest (Digital Image).
  • Greene County Wills 1796-1806 (abstracts).
  • Index to Greene County Estates, Inventories, Bk A.
  • Index to Greene County Estates, Inventories, Bk B.
  • General Index to all of Greene County Wills 1798-1914.
  • General Index to all of Greene County Estates 1790-1943.
  • General Index to all of Greene County Guardian Bonds, etc. 1790-1943.
  • Index to Greene County Administrator's and Guardian's Bonds, 1812-1858.
  • Index to Greene County Wills and Appraisements, Book 1,
    1786-1806.
  • Index to Greene County Wills and Appraisements, Book 2, 1794-1810.
  • Index to Greene County Wills and Appraisements, Book 3, 1806-1816.
  • Index to Greene County Wills and Appraisements, Book 4, 1817-1842.
  • Index to Greene County Wills and Appraisements, Book 5, 1840-1877.
  • Greene County Marriages 1769-1850.
  • Greene County Marriage Licenses.
  • Greene County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
  • Greene County Marriage Contracts found in Deeds and Other
    Documents.
  • Origins of Early Greene County Settlers.

Miscellaneous Estates and Documents (Images)
  • Gilbert, Benjamin, LWT (1786-1795) (Digital Image).
  • Heard, Thomas, LWT (1807) (Digital Image).
  • Holland, Henry. (digital images of original estate papers).
  • Holland, Thomas. (digital images of original estate papers).
  • Kennedy, William, LWT (1793)(Digital Image).
  • McLane, William (1841) Estate, Loose Papers (Digital Image).
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