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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Answers from Old Records - Brooks Co. GA Wills, Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Civil War Pensions - #genealogy - #georgiapioneers


Jeannette Holland Austin
Answers from Old Records
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The family history is told in old records at the court house. The places to search range from deeds to house and lands, tax digests (including default tax payers), land lotteries, marriages, licenses, maps, estates of every sort including the last wills and testaments, pension affidavits of civil war, and the first and second world wars, revolutionary war, lists of indigent persons, orphans, the poor house and on and on. Let no leaf go turned upward. Georgia Pioneers is helping the researcher by adding many county records online. Check it out!

Brooks County Wills, Annual Returns, Bills of Sale


Brooks County Brooks County was created in December of 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties. The first court session was held in the home of Thomas Folsom in Quitman. Later in 1859, work began on a court house, however was not finished until 1864. One of the earliest settlers was John Groover, a descendant of Peter Gruber, Saltzburger to Georgia with Oglethorpe, who settler in Ebenezer, Georgia (Effingham County) and whose descendants went to Bulloch and Brooks Counties. Other early settlers were: Levin Arrington, Benjamin Bentley, William Colter, William Dinson, John Edmonson, William G. Hunter, Robert Peacock, Daniel McRae and Leary Stanley.

Wills and Estates available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Book I, 1860 to 1899
  • Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1859 to 1863
  • Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1863 to 1865
  • Will Book I, 1860 to 1899
  • Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, Book D, 1869 to 1872
Digital Images of Last Wills and Testaments 1860 to 1871
  • Bentley, Benjamin
  • Copeland, L. J.
  • Coulter, William
  • Denson, William
  • Dixon, Pleasant
  • Edmonson, John
  • Edwards, Samuel
  • Gorno, Joel
  • Groover, Charles
  • Groover, John (Estate) 1857-1860
  • Groover, Joshua
  • Hunter, William
  • King, Nancy
  • McCardle, James
  • McLeod, Norman
  • McMullen, John
  • McRae, Daniel
  • Mullen, James
  • Mullen, James
  • Oliff, Elizabeth
  • Patrick, William
  • Patterson, Frances
  • Peacock, Robert
  • Ramsey, Owen
  • Redding, Elkanah
  • Rizer, Charles
  • Rogers, Thomas
  • Slaughter, Thomas
  • Speight, William
  • Stanley, Mary
  • Strickland,Abraham
  • Thigpen, Sarah
  • Yates, Morgan
  • Young, Mathew
  • Wade, Thomas
  • Walker, James
  • Walker, Joseph
  • Walker, Sarah
  • Williams, John
  • Williams, Thomas
  • Wilson, Jeremiah

Civil War
  • Confederate Pensions of Soldiers and Widows
See how Easy it is to Read old Wills and Estates on Georgia Pioneers
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