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Thursday, April 23, 2015

DeKalb Co. GA Wills, Estates, Deeds

DeKalb County Records

Stone Mountain Grist MillDeKalb County was created in 1822 after the Muskogee (Creeks) Indians ceded the lands by treaty and was taken from Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette Counties. It was named for Baron Johann DeKalb, a German hero of the American Revolution. In 1853 Fulton County was created from the northern portion of DeKalb County. Many of the settlers to DeKalb County were in search of new lands and were farmers. When researching DeKalb County, Henry (the parent County) and Fulton Counties should also be researched. Unfortunately, the estate records do not begin until 1840. If you have an ancestor who resided within the boundaries of the present-day Atlanta, those records will be found in DeKalb County. Remember, the journey from Atlanta to present-day Decatur to file a deed, will, or other record was quite a trip.

DeKalb County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • DeKalb County County Marriages 1885-1886 from newspapers
Maps
  • Map of DeKalb County County
DeKalb County Wills DeKalb County Probate Records by Jeannette Holland AustinDeKalb County Probate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin comprizes the content of these records.

  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1841-1869
  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1870-1889
  • DeKalb County Wills & Estates 1890-1919
  • DeKalb County Appr. & Returns 1852-1858

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Deed Book L 1846-1852
  • Index to Deed Book M 1850-1853
  • Index to Deed Book N 1852-1854
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1842-1852
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1852-1859
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1858-1863
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1863-1868
  • Index to Annual Returns, Appraisements, Inventories, Sales, 1868-1884
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Adair, Thomas O., estate
  • Adair, William, deed dated 1849
  • Adams, W. D., estate
  • Akin, Martha, estate
  • Allen, William, estate
  • Anderson, William C., estate
  • Argoe, Robert, estate
  • Armstrong, John, estate
  • Collier, John, Annual Return of Estate
  • Evans, John, deed dated 1850
  • Holland, Edmund W. (deeds) 1851, 1852
  • Jordan, Solomon, deed dated 1851
  • Leitch, Arthur, Estate
  • Perkinson, Dempsey, LWT (1876)
  • Plaster, Benjamin, Sr.
  • Smith, David, LWT (1853)
  • Spain, William S., Inventory and Appraisement of Estate.
  • Sprayberry, Benjamin, LWT (1848).
  • Sprayberry, Brice, LWT (1876).
  • Sprayberry, W. H. E., LWT (1911).
  • Waits, Sarah, LWT (1869)
Church Records
  • Utoy Baptist Church, Ft. McPherson, Georgia (members)
Cemeteries
  • Index to Burials in the Decatur Cemetery

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Carroll Co. GA Wills, Estates, Marriages

Carroll County Records

Carroll CountyCarroll CountyPictured is Black Road 36. Carroll County was established by an act of the Georgia legislature on June 9, 1825. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence. The original Carroll County was a very large triangular area extending from Alabama on the west to the Chattahoochee River on the east and south. The northern boundary of the county was the Cherokee Nation. Eventually parts of five other counties, viz: Campbell, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Troup were taken from the original Carroll County. Carroll County was the famous Creek Indian lands signed away in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825 which got chief William McIntosh murdered. The home of Chief McIntosh was located in present-day Carroll County along the Chattahoochee River. Much of the personal land of McIntosh, known since 1825 as the McIntosh Reserve, is today a county park. The county seat was originally located at Old Carrollton, in the eastern part of the county near the community of Sand Hill. In 1829 the current site was selected, and the name Troupsville was suggested by the inhabitants. Researchers should consider the bordering Alabama counties when doing research.

Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  1. 1822 to 1860
  2. 1885 to 1886 (from newspapers)
Images of Carroll County Will Book A (1852-1900)

Testators:Adams, Absalom ;Adams, William ;Alford, Jeptha ;Allen, Larkin A. ;Allen, Larkin P. ;Amory, George Washington ;Anthony, Nancy ;Ashley, Mary A. F. ;Autrey, Jacob ;Awtery, W. H. ;Bailey, William ;Barnes, Jetnro H. ;Barr, Josiah K. ;Barrow, James ;Barrow, Thomas J. ;Baskins, James ;Baskins, Thomas W. ;Bartlett, H. B. ;Baxter, Eliza ;Beam, Annis ;Beck, John ;Bennett, Shadrack ;Benson, Eli ;Blackman, James ;Bloodworth, David M. ;Bloodworth, W. L. ;Bonner, John ;Bonner, Thomas Sr. ;Bonner, Zaddock ;Boon, William R. ;Bridges, James ;Brock, William T. ;Brooks, V. J.? ;Brooks, William ;Brooks, William J. ;Brown, Samuel ;Bryant, John ;Bryce, James ;Burson, G. W. ;Burke, Eugenia ;Burks, William ;Burnett, Absalom ;Burson, G. W. ;Buyers, John ;Camp, F. M. ;Camp, Wesley ;Carnes, Thomas ;Carr, A. S.? ;Carr, John T. ;Carr, J. T. ;Carson, J. W. ;Chambers, William P. ;Chance, George W. ;Chance, Warren ;Chandler, Thomas ;Chapman, Deborah S. ;Cheaves, Sarah, widow ;Cobb, Mary ;Cobb, William W. ;Cochran, Eli ;Cook, B. H. ;Cook, James ;Cook, Shem ;Cook, Thomas ;Copeland, William ;Cox, Mary ;Crockett, Robert ;Curry, Eliza ;Dimmicks, William ;Dobbs, Silas ;Dorris, John ;Dougherty, Dennis ;Driskell, George ;Driskell, William ;Driver, John ;Duke, Thomas ;Dumony, John ;Dyer, John ;Edge, M. L. ;Embry, Abel B. ;>Entrekin, Samuel ;Entrekin, Samuel ;Entrekin, William ;Faver, B. M. ;Foster, William J. ;Fowler, Elbert ;Garr, R. W. ;Garrison, William ;Gentry, Elisha ;Gilley, Matilda ;Golden, Allison ;Golden, Caleb ;Goodson, Mary ;Goss, R. W. ;Grice, Larry ;Griffin, Charles W. ;Griffin, J. V. ;Griffin, Thomas W. ;Hamilton, John ;Hammock, Susan ;Hamrick, James M. ;Hamrick, J. D. ;Hanes, Sherrod H. ;Hart, Samuel ;Hatley, John ;Helmer, John ;Hicks, Green ;Hoge,Martha ;Holoway, Solomon ;Holland, Jerusha ;Hutchison, Arthur ;Jackson, Ephraim ;Johnson, Aaron ;Johnson, Aaron ;Johnson, J. F. ;Johnson, Susan J. ;Johnson, William ;Johnston, William F. ;Jones, Daniel ;Jones, Elizabeth ;Jones, Orran ;Jones, Thomas ;Jordan, M. V. ;Juhan, D. B. ;Juhan, James Johnson ;Juhan, Jessie ;Keese, John Hamilton ;Kenidy, Thomas ;Kinney, Elizabeth ;King, James? ;King, Searcy ;Kingsberry, Sanford ;Kinney, Elizabeth ;Laney, Solomon M. ;Long, John ;Long, Theoliphus ;Louderman, Henry ;Lyle, Kerby ;Mabry, Branch M. ;Mabry, Charles ;Malone, Jeremiah ;Manderville, Appleton ;Marlow, Wiley ;Martin, E. B. ;Martin, Emanuel ;Martin, Henry C. ;Martin, Nathan ;Matthews, Abel ;McAllister, James B. ;McClure, Samuel ;McCollister, Andrew ;McCurdy, Robert T. ;McGarity, John ;McKee, Mary A. ;McKee, Richard Wood ;McKenzie, J. P. ;McMullen, Andrew ;McPherson, Frances, Mrs. ;McPherson, H. L. ;McWhorter, Leroy ;Meek, Nancy ;Meese, Jesse ;Merrill, Henry F. ;Mitchell, John B. ;Mitchell, N. ;Moor, William W. ;Moore, Jesse W. ;Moore, Lucy Clark ;Moore, Robert ;Morgan, John D. ;Morgan, William ;Morris, Joseph ;Mostellor, Jonathan ;Neal, Stephen H. ;Norman, W. J. ;O'Neal, William ;Owensby, S. J. F. ;Pinson, Eli ;Pitts, Hilliard W. ;Polson, Jonathan ;Pool, T. J. ;Pope, James F. ;Potts, Sarah ;Price, C. C. ;Price, Richard C. ;Reed, Matthew ;Reese, J. C. ;Reeves, James ;Reeves, Mary ;Roberts, James M. ;Roberts, Julia M. ;Robinson, Andrew J. ;Roop, Martin ;Rowe, Allen ;Ruffin, Richard ;Russell, Harris ;Scoggins, James ;Scoggins, John H. ;Scudder, William ;Sharp, Hiram Sr. ;Sharp, Hiram ;Smith, B. M. ;Smith, John ;Smith, Nathaniel ;Smith, Sarah S. ;Smith, Wesley ;Sprewell, John F. ;Sprewell, W. J. M. ;Staples, John ;Stephenson, James M. ;Stewart, James ;Stewart, John W. ;Stewart, William ;Stillwell, Safronia Caroline ;Stogner, John ;Tanner, William ;Taylor, James ;Taylor, William N. ;Thomason, F. M. ;Thurmon, Richard ;Thurman, William ;Timmons, William ;Turner, Hiram ;Turner, Horace ;Turner, William ;Upshaw, Atkin ;Upshaw, George M. ;Upshaw, George W. ;Urquhart, William ;Veazey, Caleb ;Waddell, Alfred ;Walker, Joseph ;Walker, Larkin ;ward, John L. ;Ward, William ;Warren, Jesse ;Warren, J. V. ;Warren, Thomas J. ;White, A. F. ;Williams, Joel ;Williams, Solomon F. ;Wilson, Moses ;Wood, Jordan ;Wood, Richard ;Wood, Thomas ;Wood, William ;Woodall, Jesse ;Woodley, James B. ;Woods, Joel ;Woody, John ;Wooley, James ;Word, Thomas A. ;Wyatt, John J.

Annual Returns, Estates, Wills. Book B, 1841 to 1853.This important book went unindexed until now! The names were not included in the General Estate Index! However, all of the images were recently scanned and are now available to members of Georgia Pioneers.

Testators: Adams, Nathaniel; Adcock, John; Avera, Richard; Ayres, Asa; Ayres, Joseph; Bailey, Robert S.; Basken, Isabella; Bates, Elizabeth; Baxter, Elizabeth; Beall, William; Bearden (minor); Bird, Lee; Bivins, James; Blaylock (orphans); Bond, James; Bond, Thomas; Bonner, Zadoc; Boon, Jesse; Brantley (orphans): Brown (orphans): Burrow (orphans): Burrow, Philip; Carmichael, John; Carter, Solomon S.; Case, John; Chandler (orphans): Cobb, Isaac; Coker, Harvey; Cox, John; Crombie, Thomas; Curtiss, Henry; Cushin, James; Davidson, Monroe; Dial, Young; Elsbury, Joseph; Fields, William; Fortner, William; Freeman, E. F. Freeman, Etheldred Frost (orphans): Fruman, Edridge (orphans): Gay, Levisa; Gentry (orphans): Green, William; Gurley, Jacob; Hainey, William (minors); Hammon, Joseph; Harkman, Joseph; Hartan, John; Hartley (orphans): Head, James; Head, Margaret; Hendon, William; Henson, Reuben; Holcombe, James; Hollingsworth, Isaac; Hunt, George W.; Jarnigan, Needham; Johnson, Cornelius; Jones, Aaron; Jones, Kindred; Jordan, Benjamin; Little, William; Long, John; Mabry, Sarah Ann; Magors or Majors, Wright W.; Majors, Calvin; Maley, Hinchey; Maley, Thomas (orphans): Maley or Mabry (orphans): Malone, William; Mason, Wright; McCorkle, John; McCoy, Neely; McKinney, Hiram; McKinnon, Thomas; Milan, William; Moon, William; Mostiller, Peter; Murphey, Eliza; Porter, Oliver; Porter (orphans): Posey, Daniel; Ried, Rubin; Sanford, Asa; Selman, William; Sewell, Greenberry; Simpson, James; Smith (guardians); Smith, David; Smith, James C.; Smith, William F.; Smith, Willis; Springer, John; Strickland, Mary; Tanner, James; Taylor (orphans): Threadgill (orphans): Thompson, Ransom; Tomlin, Martin; Waldrop, Robert; Weir (orphans): Weis, Hugh; Williams, Henry J.; Williams, Moses; Williams, Thurzia; Williamson, John; Willoughby, William; Wilson, Moses; Wimberly, Malachi; Win, H. H.; Wood, Puckett; Wood, William; Woody, Hastings; Young, Henry; Young, Kemey' Young, Raney

Miscellaneous Deeds and Tax Digests
  1. Holland, Edmund W.
  2. Watson, Asa
  3. Watson, Benjamin
  4. Watson, Burton
  5. Watson, James
  6. Watson, J. B.
  7. Watson, John
  8. Watson, John P.
  9. Watson, J. P.
  10. Watson, R. A.
  11. Watson, Tyre
Indexes to Probate Records and Deeds
  1. General Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831 to 1885 (did not include Book B, 1841 to 1853)
  2. Index to Inventories, Appraisements and Returns 1854-1857
  3. Index to Book A, 1852 to 1896
  4. Index to Will Book B, 1896 to 1922
Deeds
  • Index to Deed Book 1843 to 1847
  • Index to Deed Book 1858 to 1863
  • Index to Deed Book L, 1867-1869 (includes images of indentures)
  • Index to Deed Books 1884 to 1887 (includes images of indentures) 
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    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Glynn Co. GA Genealogy

    Glynn County Wills and Estates

    Christ Church Sidney Lanier Bridge Glynn County Court House Brunswick Brunswick General Oglethorpe first put settlers on St. Simons Island in 1836; the transport was primarily Englishmen. The first parish church was located on the island. After 1848 when Oglethorpe won the land war with Spain and disbanded his Georgia regiment and returned to England, settlers began to desert the military post and find land grants throughout the county. Many of them removed to McIntosh and Liberty Counties. The Colonial period was divided by the parishs of St. David, St. Parick and St. Jones, organized in 1758.Glynn County was created in 1777 and named in honor of John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American Colonies in the difficulties which led to the Revolutionary War. Research should also include the Colonial Records of Georgia by Candler; Mcintosh and Liberty Counties.

    Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers Wills and Estates
    • Wills & Appraisements 1809-1843.
    • Wills & Appraisements 1842-1849.
    • Images of Wills & Appraisements 1856-1866
    • Will Book E 1856-1866.
      Names of Testators: Bell, W. W., Brooks, Samuel,Burnett, Samuel M.,Clubb, James W.,Corbit, Samuel, Couper, James Hamilton,Dart, Anna,Davenport, William G., DuBignon, Felicitt,Fins, Job,Gignilliat, John M.,Golden, Thomas, Hamilton, James,Harris, Horace J.,Hazlehurst, Frances L.,Hazzard, Thomas T. (Dr.),Hillier, Thomas,Hinkman,, R. S.,Holland, John, Hooker, Ann O.,Hubbs, James S. Sr.,Jenkins, William,Johnston, P. C., Jones, Daniel,King, Ann Matilda,King, Matilda, wife of Thomas Butler King,King, Thomas,Lamb, Celia,Mc Conn, P. H.,Moore, J. W.,Moore, Sarah, Moore, S. B.,O'Sullivan, Florence,Pettigrew, George W.,Piles, John, Ratcliff, James M.,Roden, John,Royall, Horace J.,Rumph, John R., Spears, Anderson,Stafford, Robert,Stevens, Charles, Tison, Job, Ira and Mrs. J. L.,Troup, James, Truscott, William, Turner, William,Welbourne, Charles,Westmoreland, Eardly G.,Wood, John R.,Woolley, Vardy.
    • Images of Original Wills & Estates 1809-1845
    Indexes to Probate Records
    • Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk D 1810-1843.
    • Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk D 1844-1853.
    Marriages
    • 1818 to 1852.
    • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
    Maps
    • Map of Blythe Island.
    City Directories
    • 1890 Brunswick
    • 1892 Brunswick.
    • 1892 St. Simons Island.
    • 1898 St. Simons Island.


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