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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Butts Co. GA Marriages, Wills, Estates

Butts County Records



Butt County, GeorgiaButt County, GeorgiaButts County was created in 1825 from portions of Henry and Monroe Counties. The name was taken from Captain Samuel Butts, a member of the Georgia Militia who was killed in the battle against the Creek Indians during the War of 1812. The town of Jackson was in honor of Andrew Jackson, a Georgia Hero, whose campaigns against the Creeks was memorable to Georgians; and also for his victory over British forces at the Battle of New Orleans. Researchers should search Henry County Records; particularly the deeds where many Butts residents are found. 

Genealogy Records available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Butts County Wills 1821 to 1841 (abstracts)
  • Digital Images of Last Wills and Testaments 1821 to 1841
    Names of Testators: Atkinson, Arthur, Barkley, John, Barron, John, Blessell, Elisha, Blessell, Elisha, continued, Flewellen, Louiza, Heard, Stephen, Holly, Jacob, Knight, Walter, Lawson, Adam, Lindsey, Samuel, Malone, John, Messer, Isabel, Patrick, John, Reynolds, Thomas, Rhodes, William, Smith, John, Spear, orphans, Spears, Joseph, Stark, Samuel, Taylor, George, Taylor, John, Taylor, Joseph, Waldrip, Abraham, Walker, James, Wooten, James
  • Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1845 to 1855
    Names of Testators: Allison, William, Andrews, John, Atkinson, Cornelius, Berry, David, Dillon, Henry , Fielder, Joseph , Grier, Robert, Harrison, Benjamin, Lee, Harvey , Lofton, John, McGuire, Abin , Newton, Olive, Preston, John , Still, Bartholomew
  • Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1849 to 1857
    Names of Testators: Andrews, John, Atkinson, Cornelius, Allison, William, Bailey, Charles, Bankston, Olive, Camp, James, Cargile, John, Conger, Eli, Curry, Harriet, Dillion, Henry, Douglas, Robert, Douglas, Sarah, Fielder, Joseph, Gray, James, Greer, James, Hammond, W. J., Harrison, Elizabeth, Humber, Robert, James, John, Jarrell, William, Jinks, Joseph, King (minors), Lacy, Thomas, Lofton, John, McClure, James, McCord, Sarah, McCUne, Cornelius, McCune, James, McDaniel, John, McGuire, Abiah, Meridith, Elizabeth, Moore, Willis, Newton, Oliver, Nolen, Richard, Redman, William, Reeves, Green, Slaton, Mandane, Smith, David, Spencer, Thomas, Staton, H. P., Slaton, Samuel, White, Robert, Woodward, Aaron
    Indexes to Probate Records

    • Will Book A (1850 to 1896)
    • Will Book B (1897 to 1948)
    • Wills, Appraisements, Sales, Annual Returns 1826 to 1841.
    • Appraisements, Sales, Annual Returns 1836-1845
    • Wills and Annual Returns 1845 to 1851
    • Wills, Appraisements, Annual Returns 1849 to 1857.
    • Annual Returns and Vouchers 1852 to 1855
    • Sales and Appraisements 1852 to 1874.
    • Annual Returns and Vouchers 1864 to 1888
    • Annual Returns and Vouchers 1889 to 1901
    • Annual Returns and Vouchers 1896 to 1901


    Marriages

    • 1827 to 1870
    • General Index 1876 to 1896



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Pickens Co. GA Marriages, Wills, Estates

Pickens County Wills and Estates



Pickens County Court HouseTalking RockPickens CountyPictured is the Pickens County Court House, Talking Rock and the countryside. Pickens County was created in 1853 and named for South Carolina military leader and politician Andrew Pickens, who fought the Cherokees in 1760 and 1782. During the Revolution he was awarded a sword for the victory at Cowpens. He also served in the state house. The Cherokees had a large village on Long Swamp Branch at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains These American Indians were forced to cede land further east as punishment for siding with the British during the Revolutionary War for which Colonel Pickens hung six loyalists in 1782 near present-day Nelson. 

Pickens County Records Available to Members ofGeorgia Pioneers 

Marriages
  • Index to Pickens County Marriages 1854-1878.
  • Pickens County Divorces from newspapers 1885-1886.
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Pickens County Legal Adv 1868-1873.
  • Index to Pickens County Will Bk A 1854-1887. Includes Wills, Administrators and Guardians Bonds.
  • Index to Pickens County Will Bk B 1887-1935
  • Index to Pickens County Inventories and Appraisements of Estates, Book A, 1854-1880
Digital Images of Pickens County Wills 1854-1887
Testators: Allen, Robert; Anderson, Solomon; Barrett, C. A.; Biddy, Elias; Bozeman, Henry; Bradley, Bethel; Bryant, Hugh; Bryant, Martin; Burbison, Isaac; Chastain, William; Craig, William; Crow, Abraham; Cunningham, L. S.; Davis, Ephraim; Disheroon, Bethel; Griffith, Mary; Griffith, Stephen; Guyton, John; Haley, Thomas; Hopper, Samuel; Johnson, Edward; Keeler, Joel; King, Cummins; Larman, Lewis; McCutchen, Samuel; McMillan, John; Morrison, Andrew; Mullinax, Isaac Mullins, John; Norton, Thomas; Potts, Young; Rast, J. L.; Smith, Alfred; Smith, B. J.; Stegall, John; Taburiaux, Sylvester; Tate, Mary; Tate, Samuel; Taylor, Solomon; Taylor, Thomas; Thomas, Elijah; West, Merrick

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hall County GA Wills, Estates, Church Records

Hall County Wills and Estates



Hall CountyGainesville storeGainesville storeGainesville storeGenealogists 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 ofGeorgia 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).
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


Books
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


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