Friday, August 3, 2012

Digital Images of Carroll County Wills

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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.

Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Carroll County Wills 1852-1900 (Digital Images): Index to Names
General Index to Carroll County Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831 to 1885
Index to Carroll County Inventories, Appraisements and Returns 1854-1857
Index to Carroll Will Book A, 1852-1896
Carroll Will Book B, 1896-1922
Carroll County Marriages 1829-1860
Carroll County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Index to Carroll County Deed Book 1858-1863
Carroll County Marriages 1829-1860
Carroll County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886

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