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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Mutable Measuring Stick of Time


The Mutable Measuring Stick of Time

father time33 1/2 years makes a generation. In generations past, because of wars and disease, this was about the life-expectancy of a person. In the 21st century we enjoy good medicine and a better way. "We have come a long way, baby." Because the past was riveted with uncertainty, there are bundles of issues to consider while researching the family history. The researcher must consider the era in which he is working. Consider, up until about the 16th century, documents and old wills were written in Latin. Not only was the language different, but the elegant archaic script poses other problems. Although the dark (seldom fading) India ink
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Why the War of 1812 is Rarely Discussed

Why the War of 1812 is Rarely Discussed

merchant marinerThe War of 1812 was mostly a maritime battle fought in the North Atlantic. During the first several months after war was declared, battles were centered around the Middle States. In fact, on October 14th, 1812, the senior naval officer at Charleston, South Carolina, wrote: "Till today this coast has been clear of enemy cruisers; now Charleston is blockaded by three brigs, two very large, and they have captured nine sail within three miles of the bar." Two months he expressed surprise that the inland navigation behind the sea islands had not been destroyed by the enemy, due to its of its lack of defense. In January of 1813, the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay was guarded by a ship of the line, two frigates and a sloop. A    ... more ... 







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Monday, September 17, 2018

Putnam County Georgia Wills and Estates. See Names #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Putnam County Wills, Estates, Marriages, Church and Military Records

Putnam County Court HousePutnam County was created from Baldwin County on Dec. 10, 1807 by an Act of the General Assembly and was named for American Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. 

Putnam County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers 

Abstracts of Putnam County Wills
  • 1822-1857
  • Wills 1808-1822
Images of Wills 1822 to 1831

Names of Testators: Abercrombie, Wilie; Allen, John; Allen, John (2); Allen, William; Ashurst, Robert; Averea, Arthur; Bailey, Green; Bigbee, James; Bird, Pue; Blunt, Edward; Bradley, Charles; Burt, Jesse; Cooper, Martha; Copeland, Richard; Crews, Etheldred; Crouch, Shadrach; Cullafer, Henry; Curry, Polly; Denham, Charles; Dickey, Patrick; Dixon, Nicholas; Duncan, Mathew; Edmondson, Patience; Espey, James; Fretwell, John; Gaither, Brice; Gant, Brittain; Gee, Peter; Gray, Thomas; Harris, Eli; Harris, Stephen; Harwell, John ;Hearn, Jonathan ;Hearn, Phoebe; Hill, John; Holland, Elizabeth; Holt, Singleton; Hudson, Charles; James, Elias; Johnson, Martha; Keaton, Jesse ; Kendrick, Martha; Killebrew, Robert; Kimbrough, Thomas; Little, Jesse; Lunsford, Nancy; Maddox, Joseph; Manning, Adam; McCoy, Archibald; McGhee, James; McGhee, James Jr.; Moreland, John ; Napier, Tabatha Dixon; Pace, Stephen ;Park, Thomas; Perry, Green; Posey, John Hamilton; Price, Zemulia; Read, Asa; Rees, Eliner; Rees, William; Richards, William; Robey, Timothy; Rosser, David; Scott, Francis; Singleton, Hezekiah; Skaggs, Charles; Smith, Dorothy; Smith, Joel; Spivey, Henry; Stembridge, William; Stephens, Abraham; Stewart, James; Stone, William; Sturdivant, John ;Turner, Henry ;Turner, John ;Watkins, Charity; Welborn, Thomas; White, Micajah; Williams, Mabel; Williams, Stephen; Wooldridge, Martha 

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1808 to 1820
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1820 to 1825
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1824 to 1833
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1836 to 1848
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1849 tp 1859
  • Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1857 to 1874
  • Will Bk C, 1857-1888.
Miscellaneous
  • Clements, Jesse, estate (1822).
  • Head, Thomas, LWT (1848), transcript.
Church Records
  • Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Members 1807, 1820, 1824-1826.
Military Records
  • Putnam County Muster Roll of Brown Rifles, C. S. A.





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Monday, September 10, 2018

Names of Jackson County Ancestors #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Jackson County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Appraisements, Inventories, Land Warrants, Maps


Jackson County

The earliest settlement in this area commenced ca 1784 with a small group of Revolutionary War veterans who settled on Franklin County's ceded lands. Jackson County was created in 1801 from portions of Franklin County. It was named after James Jackson, Revolutionary War hero, US Senator and the Governor who had to deal with the fraud involved in the Yazoo Land Act. The county originally covered 1800 square miles however from 1801 until 1914 portions were taken from Jackson to form parts of the present counties of Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Gwinnett, Hall, Walton, Banks, and Barrow. Many Revolutionary War Soldiers from South Carolina settled in Franklin County, and Franklin and Jackson should be searched together. 

Jackson County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

  • Jackson County Deed Book A (abstracted).
  • Jackson County Wills 1802-1860 (abstracts)

Images of Jackson County Wills 1802 to 1860

Testator's Names: Adair, William M.; Adams, John; Adams, Thomas R. G.; Allen, William; Allison, James; Angel, Ann; Anthony, Mary; Bagby, George; Bailey, William; Barker, Lewis; Barnet, Samuel; Barr, James;Barron, Thomas; Baugh, Josiah; Beard, Janet; Beavers, James;Beavers, William;Bennet, Micajah;Bennett, William;Blalock, Josiah L.; Booth, James;Borders, Isaac; Borders, Michael;Borders, Stephen; Boring, Isaac; Bostain, Matthew; Bowen, Owen J.;Boyle, Peter; Bradford, George; Braselton, Jacob, Sr.; Brazeal, Elizabeth;Brazeal, Frederick; Brooks, Middleton; Burson, Isaac; Carmichael, John; Brown, Lemuel;Carrel, James; Cash, John; Cash, Patrick;c Castleberry, William; Carter, John Martin; Chandler, Sterling; Chandler, Tabitha; Clark, Johnston; Cochran, James; Cochran, Mary; Coleman, John; Collins, Zachariah; Cowen, Elijah; Craft, Hannah; Craft, Polly; Crawford, John M.; Crisler, Absalom; Culpepper, Joseph; Cunningham, Ansel; Cunningham, Andrew; Cunningham, Elizabeth; Cunningham, Joseph T.; Cunningham, Mary; Cureton, Martha; Cureton, William; Dalton, John D.; Damron, Charles; David, Pittman; Davis, Joseph; Day, William; Deal, William; Dean, Shadrack; Dickson, David; Dixon, Solomon; Dougherty, Charles; Elmore, James; Embry, Boley; Few, Leonidas; Finley, Mary; Flagg, Chandler; Fowler, Nathan; Furman, Jonathan; Gathright, William; Gideon, James Jr.; Gilbert, John; Goodman, John T.; Green, James; Haggard, Samuel; Hancock,   ...more...





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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I am Learning so much from your Brick Walls


I am Learning so much from your Brick Walls

Jeannette Holland Austin
"Thanks to everyone who has sent their brick wall for me to work on thus far. I am enjoying the challenge! There are so many interesting factors in this work, from the ports of immigration and the various settlements in America to families of more recent times. If you have not yet taken advantage, please do so now. JOIN now for free brick wall help 

Members, please CLICK HERE to view the results of this work as you may share the same families!" Jeannette Holland Austin 





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Monday, September 3, 2018

Names of Houston Co. GA Ancestors. See Names. #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Houston County Genealogy, Wills, Estates and Marriages


Houston County

Houston, Peach and Bibb County records should be simultaneously researched by the genealogists to locate threads of family information. Houston County, Georgia was established in 1821 from Indian lands, and was named after Governor James Houstoun. Families came to Houston County from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and from Houston County migrated after the Civil War into Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and especially Texas. Early Settlers: William Amos, Daniel Adams, Simon Barden, James Burnsides, David Clark, Curtis Daniel, Jeremiah Dupree, Thomas Doles, James Everett, James Grace, Michael Howard, James Killen, John Lafoy, Joshua Mercer, Jesse Pollock, and James Vinson.

Houston County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages

  • 1820 to 1850
  • Marriage Book B, 1852-64 (index of brides and grooms)
  • Houston County Marriage Book C, 1875-1898 (index of brides and grooms)

Houston County Wills 1827 to 1855

Indexes to Houston County Probate Records

  • Will Book A, 1827 to 1855.
  • Will Book B, 1855-1896.
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1824-1833
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1833-1848
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book C, 1847-1851
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book D, 1852-1853
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book E, 1853-1854
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book F, 1854-1855

Miscellaneous Records

  • Clark, Dempsey, LWT
  • Strong, Christopher (will)
  • Vinson, James (will)





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Monday, August 27, 2018

Names of Morgan Co. GA Ancestors. Wills, Estates, Etc. #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

Morgan County Genealogy Resources, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Morgan CountyMorgan County was created from Baldwin County in 1807 by an Act of the General Assembly and was named after the very popular and famous Revolutionary War General and later Virginia Congressman, Daniel Morgan. Morgan was remembered for his rugged gallantry and for his victory over the British at Cowpens in 1781. The county set of Madison was named after President James Madison in 1808.

Morgan County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Marriages

  • Index to Morgan County Marriages 1821 to 1834
  • Index to Morgan County Marriages 1833 to 1854
  • Index to Morgan County Marriages 1821 to 1834
  • Index to Morgan County Marriages 1854 to 1879

Morgan County Wills

  • Morgan Co. Will Bk A, 1808-1815 (abstracts)
  • Morgan Co. Will Bk B, 1815-1830 (abstracts).
  • Index to Morgan County Will Book A, 1808-1815.
  • Index to Morgan County Will Book B, 1815-1830.
  • Index to Morgan County Will Book C, 1831-1866.
  • Index to Morgan County Will Book D, 1858-1899.
  • Index to Morgan County Estate Miscellaneous Records, 1808-1814.
Morgan County Will Book A, 1808-1815 (Digital Images of the following sills).
  1. Allen, James.
  2. Atkins, George Lee.
  3. Bailey, William.
  4. Banckston, Daniel.
  5. Bryant, Patrick.
  6. Buchanan, Joseph.
  7. Carleton, Henry.
  8. Davis, John.
  9. Davis, Thomas.
  10. Fielder, James.
  11. Hamilton, Robert.
  12. Hanson, Edmund.
  13. Jones, John.
  14. McMurray, William.
  15. Mitchell, William.
  16. Patillo, David.
  17. Snellings, Peter.
  18. Stroud, John.
  19. Whatley, Elizabeth.
  20. Wootan, Jeremiah.

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

  • Dickson. M. Sr., LWT (1888).
  • Malcom, Gannaway, LWT transcript (1838).
  • Malcom, James Jr., LWT transcript (1834).
  • Malcom, James Sr., LWT transcript (1829).
  • McCoy, Ewell, LWT transcript (1847).
  • Coy, John, LWT, transcript (1831).
  • Smith, Charles, LWT (image) (1822).
  • Walker, Edmond, LWT (image) (1878).

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Index to Will Book A, 1808-1815
  • Index to Will Book B, 1815-1830
  • Index to Will Book C, 1831-1866
  • Index to Will Book D, 1858-1899
  • Index to Miscellaneous Records 1808-1814
  • Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Receipts, Vouchers 1830 to 1858
  • Index to Miscellaneous Estates 1868 to 1882

Traced Genealogies:
Morgan County Families

AllenAllisonAtkinsonAvret
BurneyCarlisleCarmichaelChaffin
ClowerFitzpatrickKingMorgan
MoseleyPrince





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Friday, August 24, 2018

Collections of Records of Cherokees and Creeks #georgiapioneerscom

Collections of Records of Cherokees and Creeks

Trail of TearsCherokees
  • 1835 Henderson Roll; 1906 Guin Miller Rolls, 1851 Chapman Rolls which include Cass, Chatham, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Murray, Union and Walker Counties; 1910 Cherokee Judgment Roll Fund, 1910 Cherokee Roll East of the Mississippi, 1909 Cherokee Enrollees to be strick from the Roll.
  • Cherokee Oaths of 1833; Cherokees Who Took The Oath to Remain Georgia
  • 1835 New Echota Residents (Cherokees) Who Requested a Militia Unit to Keep Order Among the Cherokees
  • General Index to Eastern Cherokee Applications A to K
  • 1835 Forsyth County Census 1832 Supreme Court Case of Samuel A. Worcester, Plaintiff in Error
  • Cherokee Phoenix Newspapers, Echota, 1828
  • Cherokee Genealogies Traced - Alphabetical by Surname
Creeks
  • Creek Census of 1833 - Lower and Upper Creeks
  • McGillivray, Alexander, King of Creek Nation
  • Native Americans Database of Names (various tribes) -
The above collections are available to members of Georgia Pioneers





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