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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Migratory Trail into Hall County - Hall Co. Wills, Estates - #genealogy - #georgiapioneers

Jeannette Holland AustinThe Migratory Trail into Hall County
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The migratory trail of those persons in Hall County was down from Virginia through Abbeville and Anderson Counties, South Carolina. They were those who drew in the lotteries for the land surrendered by the Cherokee Indians in the Treaties of 1817 and 1819. The first settlers were Scots-Irish, English and German, as well as Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians.


Hall County Wills and Estates

Hall County Genealogists should research the Cobb, Cherokee, Floyd, Hall and Forsyth County records for ancestors in this section of Georgia, as many families travelled together, intermarried, etc. Hall County was created in 1818 from lands ceded by the Cherokee Indians on July 8, 1817 in the Treaty of the Cherokee Agency. Additional Cherokee lands were ceded to Georgia on Feb. 27, 1819 in the Treaty of Washington which included the western portions of Habersham and Hall counties. In 1820 a land lottery was held for lucky drawyers, which granted 250 acres of land. It was named for Lyman Hall (of Connecticut), one of Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Hall County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Hall County Wills 1837-1867 (abstracts).
  • Index to Hall County Miscellaneous Estates, Wills, AInventories, Appraisements, Annual Returns, Vouchers, Book A, 1819-1838.
  • Index to Hall County Wills, Book A, 1837-1867.
  • Index to Hall County Wills, Book R, 1868-1890.
  • Hall County Marriages 1819-1850.
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Chastain, William (estate image).
  • Chastain, William (inventory image).
  • Chastain, William (administration image).
  • Lockhart, Vincent, Agreement Between Heirs (1893)(image).
  • McConnell, John Sr., LWT, transcription (1821).
  • Thacker, William (estate image).
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Military Records
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers from Hall County
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers Eligible to Draw in Land Lottery
  • 1836 Muster of Gainesville Dragoons
  • 27th Regiment, C. S. A. Muster Roll
  • Hall County Muster Roll, C. S. A.
  • 1897 Civil War Reunion
  • Hall County Pensions 1918-1921
  • Hall County Roll of Invalid Soldiers Pensions 1914-1920
Church Records
  • Minutes of the Hopewell Church, Gainesville
Early Settlers
  • Sketches published in The Daily Times, Gainesville
  • Residents of Cave Springs
  • Settlers of the Nacoochee Valley
  • Physicians in Hall County
Images of Newspapers (select issues)
  • The Baptist Sun
  • The Flowery Branch

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