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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Madison Co. GA Genealogy: Images of Wills and Estates

Madison County Wills and Estates



Danielsville  Madison County Court HouseMany of the settlers to Madison County went westward into Paulding County, Georgia. Madison County was originally inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians. but by the year of 1773 most of this land was ceded by the Cherokees to the Colonial Governor of Georgia, thus opening the area to frontier settlement. The earliest permanent settlement was in the Paoli area, settled mainly by pioneers from Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.

Early Settlers: William Anderson, William David, Thomas House, John Palmer, William Simmons, Jacob Strickland, Pleasant Bone, Ezekiel Williams, Tolbert Strickland, William Evans, Jacob Moon and William Adair who removed to Paulding County.

Madison County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Index to Madison County Marriages 1812 to 1889
  • Madison County Marriages from Newspapers (1885-1886).
Wills
  • Wills 1812-1841 (abstracts).
  • Digital Images of Wills 1842 to 1855
    Testators: Allen, Gray;Black, Thomas;Bolton, Leonard;Bridges, Ben;Carithers, Mary;Carithers, William;Collum, Samuel;David, Berry;Dawes, William;Embry, John;Everhart, George;Graves, Samuel;Griffith, James;Hart, Archibald;Human, Susanna;Johnson, Jane;Long, James;Jordan, Thomas;Long, James;McLeroy, James; Meaders, Berry; Moon, Archilaus;Moon, Archilaus (2); Moon, Pleasant;Moon, William F.;Nash, William;Sanders, James; Scarborough;Spratlin, Francina;Strickland, Solomon;Strickland, Tolbert;Tait, Robert;Thompson, James;Thompson, William; Towns, James;Vaughan, William;Ware, Elisha;Whitehead, Henry; Williams, Birdy;Williams, John Sr.
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Annual Returns, Book A, 1816-1826.
  • Annual Returns, Book B, 1826-1830.
  • Annual Returns, Book C, 1830-1834.
  • Annual Returns, Book D, 1834-1837.
  • Annual Returns, Book E, 1837-1841.
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book B, 1813-1829.
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book D, 1841-1857.
  • Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888
  • Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Evans, Thomas, Estate (1841).
  • Ware, Edward, LWT, 1838 (image).
  • Williams, Elijah, LWT, transcription (1879.
Plats
  • Plats 1813 to 1832 (images)



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