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Friday, April 17, 2015

Monroe Co. GA Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Monroe County Records

Forsyth, Georgia
The first court house was built 1825 in Forsyth and served the community until 1895 or 1896 when a two-story brick edifice was erected. Monroe County was created on May 15, 1821 by an Act of the General Assembly after Creek Indians ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers on Jan. 8, 1821 in the first Treaty of Indian Springs. The land was istributed by the 1821 land lottery and named for James Monroe, President of the US. Later, portions of Monroe County were used to create the following counties: Bibb and Pike in 1822; Butts in 1825 and Lamar in 1920. Many families who lived in Bibb County also resided in Monroe.

Monroe County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Digital Images of Monroe County Wills 1824-1847
Testators: Adams, Benjamin; Allison, David; Allright, David; Alston, Charity; Barron, Willis; Beall, James ;Beckham, Thomas; Bird, Clarissa ;Bird, James ;Bivins, Samuel ;Black, William ;Brantley, Benjamin; Brantley, Jeptha; Brantley, Nancy; Brewer, Henry; Cabaniss, Eldridge; Chancely, William; Chapman, Isaiah; Chappell, John ;Clower, Jesse; Clower, John ;Cochran, John ;Cohron, Elizabeth ;Colbert, James ;Colbert, John ;Colbert, William ;Coleman, David; Coleman, Robert ;Collier, Cuthbert ;Congleton, Allen; Cook, Nathaniel ;Cowles, Judith; Crowder, Frederick; Culloden, William ;Curry, Elijah ;Darden, Jethro; Darden, Stephen; Darden, William; Davis, Thomas ;Dillard, Arthur; Douglas, Miller; Dunn, Jone ;Dunn, Obedience; Durham, Matthew; Durham, Singleton; Durham, Thomas ;Durkee, Lewis; Dyess, Thomas; Edge, Obadiah; Edwards, John; Elder, Catharine ;Evans, John ;Fambrough, William ;Finch, Robert ;Fleming, James; Freeman, Edward; Freeman, Mathew; Freeman, Polly ;Gibson, Churchill; Gibson, John; Goggins, Abraham; Greer, John ;Hagood, Benjamin ;Hagood, Benjamin; Hamlin, Richard; Hamlin, Richard (2) ;Hanson, William; Harman, Zachariah; ;Harman, Zachariah (2)Harris, John ;Heath, Benjamin ;Hickman, John ;Hill, Henry ;Hogan, James; Hogan, William; Horn, John; Hudgens, Josiah ;Hunt, Turner Sr. ;Hunter, David; Jenkins, Francis; Johnson, Angus ;Johnson, Gideon ;Johnson, Larkin; Johnston, Archer ;Jones, Zedock; Jordan, Theophilus ;Keadle, Jeremiah ;Kelsey, Noah ;Lockett, Anna; Lockett, Cullen; Low, James; Malone, William; Mann, John Sr. ;McCary, Elizabeth; McGinty, Robert; McMullen, Fielder; Middlebrooks, Robert ;Middleton, John ;Milner, Peter; Mitchell, Margaret; Monk, John ;Moore, Joseph ;Morgan, James B. ;Moody, Jabez; Nelson, William S.; Nun, William; Owen, John; Partridge, William; Penn, Edmund; Phillips, Obadiah; Phillips, William ;Pinckard, James ;Pittman, John ;Ponder, John; Ponder, Margaret ;Pool, William; Pope, Jesse ;Pope, Wiley; Pratt, John (deed) ;Pye, Ann; Roberson, Mary; Rogers, John; Rogers, John (2) ;Rogers, Wiley ;Rutland, Riddick; Slack, John ;Smith, Augustus G. ;Smith, John D.; Smith, Seaton ;Stallings, John; Stallings, Sarah; Standard, John ;Stubblefield, Catharine; Switzer, Bird ;Tatum, Milly ;Taylor, Eden; Turner, Abednego; Turner, Ezekiah; Vandiver, Marcus; Walker, Sylvanus; Wallace, Mary; Wallis, Richard ;Watson, Benjamin; Watson, John Sr. ;Wilder, William ;Williams, William; Wilson, John; Wilson, Larkin ;Womack, Abraham; Wood, Henry ;Woodard, Orren ;Woodward, Keziah
Monroe County Wills (abstracts)
  • Monroe County Wills 1824-1847 (abstracts).
  • Monroe County Wills 1848-1875 (abstracts).
  • Monroe County Wills 1868-1878 (abstracts).
  • Monroe County Wills 1876-1927 (abstracts).
Indexes to Monroe County Probate Records
  • Index to Monroe County Wills 1824-1847
  • Index to Monroe County Wills 1866-1876
  • Index to Monroe County Miscellaneous Estates 1861-1869.
  • Index to Monroe County Annual Returns, 1823-1858.
Miscellaneous Records
  • Bass, Joshua (estate)
  • Browning, Elizabeth deed to Marcus Culpepper (Digital Image).
  • Chambliss, John, LWT (1879) (Digital Image).
  • Chambless, Thomas, Guardian of Charles J. Chambless (Digital Image).
  • Chambliss, Zachariah, LWT (1874) (Digital Image).
  • Ethridge, E. N., Estate, Z. H. Chambless, executor (Digital Image).
  • Evans, Elizabeth, estate (Digital Image).
  • Evans, Thomas, estate (Digital Image).
  • Harman, Rebecha, LWT (1830), transcription.
  • Head, George W., LWT (1898) and (1956) (digitalImages0
  • Head, Peter estate)(digital image)
  • Head, W. H. (1887) digital images)
  • Joiner, Hiram P. Estate (Digital Image).
  • Job Taylor deed to Eli B. Browning (Digital Image).
Maps
  • 1821 Monroe County Boundary Map
  • 1822 Monroe County Map
  • 1865 Monroe County Map
  • 1915 Forsyth Map
Marriages
  • Monroe County Marriages 1824-1850 (transcription).
  • Monroe County Index to Marriages 1824-1845 (from county)
  • Monroe County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.

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Monroe County Map

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lowndes Co. GA Genealogy Records

Lowndes County Wills and Estates

Lowndes CountyHayneville, GeorgiaLowndes County Court HouseThe first court house was a log structure built in Franklinville in 1828. When Lowndesville was named county seat in 1833, the wooden courthouse was moved from Franklinville. The next year, a new courthouse was built in Lowndesville, which in 1837 was renamed Troupville. A new court house was built in Lowndes in 1842 which burned in 1858. After that, the county seat was removed to Valdosta and another court house was built, which burned in 1869.

Lowndes County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Index to Lowndes County Marriages 1870-1892
  • Index to Lowndes County Marriages 1879-1890
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Lowndes County Will Book A, 1871-1915.
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1870-1893
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1893-1914
Digital Images of Lowndes County Wills 1871-1901 
Testators: Ashby, D. Burroughs | Ashley, Juliett M. | Back, William Melhuish | Barfield, Frederick | Barfield, Lafayette, General | Barnes, John D. | Basher, James A. | Bass, Bass, Mary Ann | Blanton, Edmond | Brinson, Sarah E. | Campbell, Maggie E., Mrs. | Coon, Isaac S., Dr. | Creech, T. P. | Drawdy, Levi | Fox, Thomas | Fry, W. E. | Harp, Warren J. | Jones, Allen | Jones, Mitchell | Lane, Benjamin | Lane, A. H. | Marshall, Matthew | Matthews, Jane (Mrs.) | McLeod, Daniel | McLeod, Archibald | Moore, Allen | Moore, Henry E. | Morgan, Mary Ann | Morris, George W. | Pembleton, Esther | Ray, W. A. | Sims, William A. | Slash, Underhill | Slaten, C. E. A. (Mrs.) | Smith, Owen | Stapler, John R. | Strickland, Charles | Swilly, Franklin | Waldhauer, Israel T. | Waldhauer, John C. | Wayman, Charlotte | Williams, Elizabeth A. | Young, Remer | Young, Roxey A. (Mrs.)
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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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