Saturday, May 18, 2013

Digital Images of Columbia Co. GA Wills

Columbia County Wills and Estates

Columbia County was created in 1777 and is the site of Augusta, Georgia where the earliest Indian trading posts thrived during Colonial days, trading pelts with whites from Savannah to Augusta. After the American Revolution, a group of Quakers settled in Columbia County in that portion which later became McDuffie County. Researchers should research Richmond and Columbia Counties together, because land boundaries and the overlapping of family plantations, etc. The Estate Accounts represent where heirs were paid, etc. Inventories and Sales also reflect purchases from the estate by family members. Letters of Administration prove a person's death irregardless of whether a will or other estate records was found. A good rule of thumb is that the heirs usually filed within several days of decedent's death.

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Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
  • Columbia County Wills 1790-1804 (abstracts).
  • Columbia County Wills 1803-1821 (abstracts).
  • Columbia County Wills 1822-1842 (abstracts).
  • Columbia County Wills 1843-1888 (abstracts).
  • Index to Columbia County Wills (1803-1821)
  • Index to Columbia County Will Book X (1839-1859).
  • Index to Columbia County Letters of Administration 1788-1825.
  • Index to Columbia County Distribution of Estates (1809-1827).
  • Index to Columbia County Inventories, Sales, etc., Book G (1804-1810).
  • Index to Columbia County Inventories, Sales, etc. (1821-1829).
  • Index to Columbia County Inventories, Sales, etc., Book X (1829-1839).
  • Index to Columbia County Inventories, Sales, etc., Book EE (1839-1850).
  • Index to Columbia County Accounts of Estates, Book L (1813-1821).
  • Index to Columbia County Accounts of Estates, Book M (1820-1826).
  • Index to Columbia County Accounts of Estates, Book CC (1824-1833).
  • Index to Columbia County Deeds, Book A (1791-1794).
  • Index to Columbia County Deeds 1801-1803.
  • Columbia County Index to Deeds, Book E (1816). Origins of Early Settlers.
Miscellaneous Documents (Images of Originals)

  • Cartlidge. Sales of Perishable Property of the Estate of Thomas Cartlidge, deceased, Book EE (1839-50).
  • Cole. Inventory of the Estate of Isaac Cole, deceased, Book G (1804-1810).
  • Darsey. Inventory of Estate of George Darsey, deceased, page 285. Inventory Book EE (1839-1850).
  • Dooly. Appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Dooly, deceased, Book EE (1839-50).
  • Going. Return of the Estate of William Going, deceased, Book EE (1839-50).
  • Gray. Inventory of the Estate of Nancy Gray, deceased, Book EE (1839-50).
  • Lamkin. Last Will and Testament of James Lamkin dated 1791, Loose Wills.
  • Lamkin. Last Will and Testament of James Lamkin dated 1844, Loose Wills.
  • Lamkin. Inventory of Property of the Estate of James Lamkin, deceased., Book EE (1839-50).
  • Lamkin. Samuel Lamkin deed to Elizabeth Norment, 1808. Book P., page 13.
  • Norment. Inventory of Estate of William C. Norment dated 1805. Book G (1804-1810)..
  • Norment. 1795 Deed of William Norment to John Lamkin, pp. 454-5, Book A.
  • Peek. John Peek Sr. deed to John Peek, Jr., Book O, pp. 318-319.
  • Sims, Mann, LWT (1873), digital image of original document.
  • Sutherland, John, LWT (1820), digital image.
  • Tankersley. Appraisement of Personal Property of the Estate of William Tankersley, deceased, Book EE (1839-50).
  • Whitcomb. Deed of Notley Whitcomb to Allen Warren 10/13/1802. Book E (1816), pp. 333-334.
  • Youngblood. Letters of Administration to George Youngblood, Estate of Abraham Youngblood, deceased (1788-98).
  • Youngblood. Deed to George Youngblood and wife, Nancy to Jesse Offutt 12-17-1801. Book E (1816), pp. 183-4.
  • Youngblood. Deed of John Youngblood and wife, Anne to Anderson Crawford 2/5/1801. Book E (1816).
  • Youngblood. Deed to John Youngblood and wife, Anne to Abraham Youngblood 4/4/1803. Book E (1816), pp. 419-420.

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