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Monday, February 22, 2016

Georgia Senator Lost at Sea - Bibb Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages, Maps #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinGeorgia Senator Lost at Sea
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Oliver Hillhouse Prince was born in Montville, Connecticut and removed to Georgia during 1796 where he was elected Senator of Bibb Co. 1824 to 1825 and 1828 to 1829. He was the Commander of Bibb Academy in 1821 and commander to layout Maconin during 1824. Apparent he and his wife went on an ocean voyage because they were both lost at sea. Ref: Ga. State Archives Card Catalog.


Bibb County Probate Records and Genealogy


Macon, Georgia
Bibb County was created on Dec. 9, 1822 from portions of Jones, Monroe, Twiggs and Houston Counties. It was named for Dr. William Bibb, who was the first elected governor of Alabama. Dr. Bibb lived in Elbert County, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives in the U.S. Senate. He was appointed governor of the Territory of Alabama in 1816 and became the first elected governor of that state. In 1823 Macon was incorporated; named after Senator Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. Researchers in Bibb County should also research the Jones County Records.

Bibb County Genealogy and Probate Records available to members of Georgia Pioneers

Abstracts of Wills
  • Wills 1823-1855
  • Wills 1851-1864
Digital Images of Wills 1823 to 1840
Testators: Asbury, Jonathan; Beall, Robert Augustus; Burnett, John; Burton, Robert ;Chambless, Henry; Church, Redman; Crockett, David ;Cutland, Redden; Daniel, William; Darragh, Archibald; Dixon, Thomas ;Fluker, Baldwin; Fort, Robert; Godfrey, Francis; Harrell, Hardy ;Howard, John; Huff, Edward; Jemison, Henry ;Jeter, Andrew; Johnston, William; King, John; Lamar, Benjamin; Lanier, John; Napier, Thomas; Nixon, William; Owens, Benjamin; Rogers, William ;Sapp, Henry; Scott, John ;Sigueux, Peter ;Smith, Henry ;Smith, James ;Summerlin, Sarah ;Tharp, John; Victory, Thomas ;Weed, Joseph ;Wells, Nicholas ;Williams, John; Williams, John D.

Digital Images of Bibb County Wills 1851 to 1865
Testators: Alexander, Elam;Allen, David;Bailey, James;Bailey, John;Ballard, C. M.;Blackshear, Albert;Blake, Eleanor;Bond, Joel;Bond, Joseph; Bonds, Penelope;Brewer, Edward Ebenezer;Brown, Turner;Busbee, W. R.;Boren, Alfred;Bowman, John;Brown, Eliza;Campbell, Watson; Carey, Martha Ann;Castlen, John;Champion, Elizabeth;Colbert, Frederick;Coleman, Robert;Collins, Charles;Collins, Robert; Collins, William; Cray, Mary; Damour, James;Daniel, Clarissa; Dean, William;Dempsey, Dermot;Dillard, Colin;Dillard, Olive; Eaves, John;Ernest, Asa;Evans, Rufus;Farrell, John;Feagin, Robert;Franklin, Marcus;Freerman, Robert;Gamble, William;Gilbert, Edward;Gorman, Thomas;Grierson, George;Griffin, James W.;Griffin, Larkin; Graybill, Midas;Groce, Margaret; Hazlehurst, Robert;Hughes, Frances;Huguenin, Edward, Colonel; Huguenin, Edward;Huguenin, Julia;Hunter, George R.;Irwin, John; Johns, Isaac;Johnson, Henry;Johnson, William J.;Jordan, Absalom; Kearney, Arthur;Kelly, Francis;Kelly, Julia;Kenedy, Nancy; Kilpatrick, William;Kunz, John Michael;Lamar, John;Lamar, John B.;Leslie, Ann;Lunsford, Priscilla;Malden, Caleb;Malone, Cherry; Massey, William;Mathews, Martha;May, Benjamin;McCall, Eleazer; McEver, Robert;McGuire, Martha;McMichael, John;Mitchell, Alexander;Munroe, Nathan;Newsom, Henry;Newsom, Henry (2);Norman, Sarah;Parker, Burwell;Peterson, John;Powers, Abner Parrott; Powers, Julia;Pye, Andrew;Raines, Cadwell;Ramsey, Mary;Rea, James;Reynolds, S. O.;Roach, Patrick;Ross, William A.;Shad, Elias;Simmons, Mary;Sims, Susan;Smith, James;Stevens, Elijah; Stevens, Simon;Stotesbury, Louisa;Stotesbury, Robert;Stubbs. James;Stubbs, Peter;Sullivan, John;Summerlin, Elison;Tharp, Elizabeth;Thomas, Merrel;Thomas, Micajah;Thomas, S. L.;Thomas, William;Thompson, Charles;Towns, George W.;Usher, Sarah;Wakeman, James;Ward, E. B.;Watts, Adelaide;Weed, Henry;White, Joseph; Wiley, Ann;Wiley, John B.;Wood, Lewis;Woolfolk, Thomas;Yearty, Thomas

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Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills and Estates (1823-1855)
  • Wills and Estates (1851-1871)
  • Wills and Estates (1870, 1891, 1914)
  • Wills and Estates (1891-1907)
  • Annual Returns (1823-1844)
  • Annual Returns (1843-1851)
  • Annual Returns (1851-1854)
Marriages
  • Marriage Book A 1831-1839
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Maps
  • 1846 county map
  • 1855 county map
  • 1864 county map
  • Map of Macon, founded 1823. Bibb County.
  • Map of Macon, South from the Public Reserve. Bibb County
Miscellaneous Will Images
  • Calhoun, Elbert Estate
  • Chambliss, Christopher Estate
  • Chambliss, Henry Estate
  • Edmonds Estate
  • Gilbert, Edmund, LWT (1858)
  • Jemison, Robert W., minor
  • Johns, C. P. H. Estate
  • Lamar, Mrs. Mary Louisa Lamar, admx for estate of John Lamar, deceased
  • Lamar, John Estate
  • McLeod, Roderick Estate
  • Moore, J. G. Estate
  • Odum Orphans
Books
  • Bibb Notes by Jeannette Holland Austin
  • Memoirs of Georgia
Recommended Reading

Georgia Bible Records by Jeannette Holland Austin
The Georgia Frontier, 3 volumes, by Jeannette Holland Austin
Georgia Intestate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin
The Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin
Index to Georgia Wills by Jeannette Holland Austin
30,638 Burials in Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin
Georgia Obituaries
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