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Friday, May 13, 2016

Gwinnett Co. Marriages, Images of Inferior Court Minutes, Wills (1846-1886) and Civil War Pensions - #genealogy #georgiapioneers

Love Suicide of George A. Benson of Lawrenceville
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
In 1885, George A. Benson, whose parents resided in Philadelphia, lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Before coming to Georgia, he was employed at Benson and Townsend, a banking house in Philadelphia. Benson was romantically involved with with a young woman from Alabany, New York, a belle by the name of Miss Ruth A Larrabe, the daughter of E. J. Larrabe, had written him 86 love letters. The letters were tender expressions of love, written in the fine fashion of a cultured lady of the times. From the letters, they couple had agreed to be married in April of the previous year. For some unexplained reason, however, the marriage was broken off. Even son, the letters which followed the broken engagement, were filled with affection, then a sadness. Some obstacle seemed to stand between them. According to Miss Larrabe, she was powerless. Her mother denied that such an engagement had ever existed, and refused to allow her daughter to be interviewed by the newspapers. However, the Albany newspapers managed to interview a well-known gentlemen in the social circles of Albany, who said: "I know Miss Larrabe as a graceful, engaging, refined young lady. Benson I did not know, nor had I heard that any engagement of marriage existed between him and Miss Larrabe. They had probably become acquainted at Washington where Miss Larrabe spent one winter with the family of Secretary McCullough, and went much into society, where she was a general favorite. She also visited Mrs. McElroy, sister of President Arthur. The young lady is bright and charming and has participated prominently in the social festivities of the past few weeks in this city."

Gwinnett County Genealogy Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Index to Marriages 1843 to 1864
  • Marriage Book 3, 1827-1837
  • Index to Marriages 1871-1882
  • Marriages from newspapers (1885-1886)
Indexes to Probate Court Records
  • Inventories and Annual Returns, Books 10-14, 1872-1895
  • Inventories and Appraisements 1856-1866
  • Inventories and Appraisements 1886-1897
Images of Inferior Court Minutes (1819-1861) 

Images of Wills (1846-1886) Book D, oldest surviving Will Book.
Names of Testators: Amanda M. Adams, John Armistead, A. A. Arnold, William L. Atkinson, Sarah Bagwell, Martha Bailey, William Bailey, Anthony W. Bates, Joseph M. Baxter, John G. Bennett, John J. Bennett, Lovick Bettis, David Bolton, M. M. Bolton, John A. Born, Joseph M. Bowers, Meshack Boyce, Jeffers Bradford, Cashwell Brand, William E. Brand, James Braswell, Tandy H. Brown, Vinson Brownlee, Franklin P. Buchanan, John Bugg, Maria Mackay Burtchell, John L. Burrell, Charles Burson, Daniel M. Byrd, William Davis Byrd, John Cain, John Caloway, Gille Camp, Catharine H. Churchhill, Sterling Clark, Austin W. Cole, Levi M. Cooper, George W. Craig, John E. Craig Sr., Robert Craig, Burton E. Crawford, Robert B. Eckles, Robert Etheridge, James Flowers, Sarah Fountain, Samuel H. Freeman, Marsha Furguson, William Galloway, James Garner, James Garner Sr., Lucretia Garner, John J. Glover, William J. Gober, Marcus L. Gordon, Robert M. Gower, Sarah M. Gower, Robert J. Goza, Lourina Griswell, Thompson Hale, Martha T. Hamilton, Sanford Hannah, Thomas C. Hardigree, Jerry Harris, James Harrison, James Hawthorn, Harrison Head, Lucinda Higgins, Silas Higgins, C. H. Hopkins, John Hopkinns, Luther F. Hopkins, Evan Howell, Thomas Hunter, Andrew J. Hutchins, Nathan Hutchins, William S. Ivie, William G. Jacobs, Kincheon Jenkins, Polly Ann Johnson, Stella Julian, W. T. Kilgore, John King, John Knight, David Langley, James Lanier, Curtis C. Lankford, Zachry J. Lee, Daniel Liddell, Charles H. Linsey, Daniel Lockridge, Hugh D. Lowe, Mary E. Lowe, Amos Lowry, Thomas Maguire, William Maltbie, Elisha Martin, John Martin, Lucy B. Martin, Alexander M. Mason, Charley Mason, William A. Massey, Thomas Matthews, Telford McConnell, John McCurly, Darling P. McDaniel, Eli J. McDaniel, James McDaniel, John S. McElvany, John McMillan, Rhesa McMillan, Thomas Mewborn, Goodwin Miller, Mark Miller, Rache Miner, George W. Mitchell, Middleton Montgomery, Kinchen Mooneyham, John Morrow, John Walker Nash, Robert B. Nash, Harrison Nix, Azariah Noel, Frances L. O'Kelly, Jesse Osborn, Samuel S. Peden, William J. Peeples, William F. Perry, Elijah Pittard, James W. Plummer, John H. Pounds, Turk Rakestraw, Samuel Rawlins, John R. Richards, Mary A. Richardson, Andrew Martin Ross, James S. Russell, William J. Russell, Washington Rutledge, Sanford A. Scales, William Scales, William D. Sexton, Eliza Simmons, James P. Simmons, John Simms, Emily Simonton, James Stanley, Jorden Stanton, George Stephenson, Reason D. Stephens, Van R. Stevenson, Henry P. Thomas, Sivilinett Thomas, William Thrasher, Isaac Tinsey, John Morris Tullis, Howell H. Upchurch, Columbus Webb, Joshua Westbrook, James Wheeler, Richard Whiteworth, Mary Whitworth, Hosea Williams, William P. Williams, Anderson Windsor, Richard D. Winn, Sherwood Wise, Andrew Wood.

Civil War Records

  • Gwinnett County Civil War Roster 1861-1865


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