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Monday, June 10, 2019

A Wintry Day in Georgia #georgiapioneers #genealogy

A Wintry Day in Georgia

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland AustinSometimes the best information can be found in old cemeteries during winter. That is because the weeds are dried up thus making the stones more visible. This is a good time to search around for old sunken graves, and depressions in the soil. One February as the cold wind blew against my back, I examined the tombstones in the Davis Smith Cemetery at Brent, Georgia. I had visited there rather often, however, this time my eye caught sight of a sunken concrete slab. Turns out that the name and dates were quite visible, despite the fact that I had to scoop out some dirt. Turns out this was Jeremiah Smith, born 1795, brother of Davis Smith! This extra information helped me to locate the parents, and finally grandparents! . . . more . . .



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Monday, June 3, 2019

Images of Dooly County GA Wills and Estates #georgiapioneers #gagenealogy

Dooly County Wills, Estates, Marriages

ByronvilleDooly County was created in 1821 by an Act of the General Assembly and was named for the famous Colonel John Dooly (1740-1780), who was killed at the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1780. The song Tom Dooly was written for him and lingers in Georgia's memory Hang down your head Tom Dooly, hang down your head and die The Georgia Land Lottery of 1821 distributed lands of the Creeks located between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers at the signing of the Treaty of Indian Springs. Later, portions of Dooly County were used to create the following counties: Worth (1853), Wilcox (1857), Crisp (1905), and Turner (1905). Early Settlers: Levin Adams, Joseph Bridges, Ezekiel Butler, Brinkley Brown, William F. Bealle, Irwin Bullock, W. B. Cone, Wesley Calhoun, Robert Depree, Noah Daniel, Caleb Fullington, John Godwin, Jack Herring, Elbert Hodges, John Hammond, William P. Jordan, Donald Jones, William King, James Lester, Hugh McLain, Henry Mashburn, Henry Oliver, Moses Pipkins, Hardy Royal, Mathew Sheppard, John Truluck and Gideon Watson.

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Wills

Images of Wills 1847 to 1867

Names of Testators: Adams, John Q.;Adams, Leven; Adams, William;Bealle, James;Bealle, William;Bothwell, Davis; Bridges, Joseph;Bridges, William;Brown, Brinkley;Buckelew, James;Bullock, Irwin;Butler, Matthew;Cato, Benjamin;Collins, Henry;Culpepper, Joel;Daniel, Isaac;Daniel, Noah;Fenn, Elizabeth;Fenn, Henry;Gammage, James;Hammond, John;Harvard, Stephen;Higdon, Charles;Hodges, Elbert;Johnson, Solomon; Jones, Donald;Lasseter, Shemuel;Lester, James;Lewis, James; Lock, Joseph;Mayo, Harmon;
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Friday, May 31, 2019

DeKalb County GA Ancestors -- See Names #georgiapioneers #gagenealogy

DeKalb County Wills, Estates, Deeds, Church Records, Cemeteries

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.

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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

Deeds

  • 1846 to 1846, Book H

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



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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Names of Georgia Ancestors - - - > Decatur County #georgiapioneers #genealogy

Decatur County Wills, Estates, Marriages


Brinson, GeorgiaDecatur County was created from Early County in 1823 by an Act of the General Assembly It was named after U.S. Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur. In 1920, Seminole County was created entirely from Decatur County. Also, portions of Decatur County were used to help create Thomas County (1825) and Grady County (1905). South Georgia counties adjacent to Decatur, as well as counties in Florida should also be researched. Early Settlers: Samuel Braswell, W. H. Barbour, B. F. Byrd, Absalom Brown, John Birch, Robert H. Butler, J. J. Chason, A. B. Campbell, John Cameron, Alfred Chester, Jesse Collins, Hardy Crawford, J. L. Durham, John Dollar, William Donalson, R. F. Evans, H. S. Farish, Jesse Glover, Peter Gray, William Hutchinson, R. H. Harrell, D. P. Hines, Jacob Zeigler, and others. 

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Images of Decatur County Wills, Book A, 1828 to 1838

Testators: Buie, Malcom ;Cloud, Reuben ;Collins, John ;Donelson, John ;Everett, William ;Fain, Thomas; Faircloth, Cader ;Gaines, George ;Harrell, Mary ;Harris, Sterling ;Kemp, Daniel ;McCreless, John ;Powell, William ;Rawls, John ;Rogers, John and Wright, William.

Wills 1828 to 1838 (abstracts)

Images of Decatur County Wills 1838 to 1865

Testators: Amoss, Mary ;Ashley, Jesse ;Ballard, Rufus ;Barbour, Wiley ;Bell, Augustus ;Benton, William ;Blount, Phillip ;Braswell, Samuel ;Brock, Martha ;Butler, Robert ;Campbell, Archibald ;Campbell, Daniel ;Cassels, William; Chambers, William ;Chisolm, Robert ;Cleburn, Temperance ;Cloud, Reuben ;Collins, Jesse ;Cooper, Samuel ;Crawford, Bennet ;Cunningham, Albert ;Daffin, John ;Devaughn, Sarah ;Davidon, Robert H. M. ;Donalson, Rachel ;Donalson, William ;Douglass, Alexander ;Douglas, Harriet ;Douglass, John A. ;Douglass, Sanders ;Ellis, Edwin ;Evans, John W. ;Ferguson, Isaac ;Freeman, Hannah ;Freeman, Jacob; Gainey, Reddick ;Gardner, Sarah ;Gray, Peter ;Griffin, Lee ;Griffin, Susan ;Hamilton, Robert ;Harrell, John Sr. ;Harrell, Mary ;Hines, Anne;Howell, Samuel ;Hutchinson, John ;Hutto, Martin ;Ingram, Hugh ;Johnson, Deliam ;Johnson, Jesse ;Johnson, Jesse (2) ;Johnson, Joshua;Jones, John; Kelly, William Wade ;Lonen, Squire ;Long, Shadrack ;Loper, William ;Lovett, David ;Malone, John ;McElveen, John ;McElvy, William; McGriff, Sarah ;Meeks, Bennet ;Michaux, Joseph ;Mitchell, Greene ;Montgomery, Sarah ;Montgomery, William ; Murphy, Butts ;Newberry, John ;Nicholson, Duncan ;Nicholson, Malcom ;Owens, William ;Parks, Virgil; Paulk, Micajah; Powell, Jethro ;Pullin, Elias ;Pumphrey, Redin ;Regan, Roberson ;Rhodes, William ;Rogers, Benjamin ;Ruckley, Anthony ;Ruckley, William S. ;Russell, Louiza;Scott, Rhoda; Slade, Jeremiah ;Smallwood, F. ;Smart, Edmund ;Smith, Archibald ;Strickland, Reuben ;Sweet, G. ;Thomas, Hezekiah ;Thomas, Nancy ;Truluck, Joseph ;Waller, R. A. ;Whiddon, William ;Whiddon, William (2) ;Whitaker, John ;White, John ;White, Martin;Wilson, James;Wooten, Eliza ;Wooten, Shadrack and Wooten, William

Index to Probate Records

  • Will Book A, 1828 to 1838
  • Will Book B, 1839 to 1873
  • Will Book C, 1873 to 1913
  • Appraisements and Sales. Book A, 1828 to 1833
  • Vouchers, Sales, Annual Returns, 1839 to 1837
  • Journal and Sales (estates) 1834 to 1848
  • Annual Returns, Book D, 1835 to 1850
  • Minute Bks A & B (includes Wills).

Marriages

  • Index to Marriage Licenses (grooms) 1824 to 1841
  • Index to Marriage Licenses (grooms) 1837 to 1869
  • Index to Marriage Licenses (grooms) 1868 to 1896
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885 to 1886.

Traced Genealogies of Lincoln County Families

  • Brock
  • Gee
  • Simms



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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Mule Chest #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

The Mule Chest

mule chestThe Mule Chest is one of the earliest form of the chest of drawers. It was made in the countryside as early as the Cromwellian era and for as long as a hundred years. In more fashionable circles it was soon developed into the well-known Jacobean chest of 55 drawers, the prototype of the form in use to-day. The chest pictured was dated about 1701, and did not develop into a new style for fifty years of more.



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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Hunting with Fox Hounds

Hunting Foxes

A Field Trial by John Martin Tracy"A Field Trial" by John Martin Tracy. John Martin Tracy was likely the first prominent artist who depicted pointing dogs and scenes of upland bird hunting and field trials in American. A descendant of passengers on the Mayflower, Tracy was born in Rochester, OH in 1843. This painting is on display at the Morris Museum in Augusta.



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Monday, May 27, 2019

Names of Butts County Ancestors who Left a Will or Estate

Butts County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Butts County, Georgia

Butts 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.

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Online 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

Online 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

Online 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, . . . more . 



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Friday, May 24, 2019

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