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Images of Miscellaneous Documents

  • Cartlidge. Sales of Perishable Property of the Estate of Thomas Cartlidge, deceased, Book EE (1839to 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 the 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.


  • Wills 1790 to 1804 (abstracts).
  • Wills 1803 to 1821 (abstracts).
  • Wills 1822 to 1842 (abstracts).
  • Wills 1843 to1888 (abstracts).

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Administrator's Bonds 1790-1833; 1824-1826; 1828-1835; 1831-1851; 1851-1912
  • Letters of Administration 1788-1825
  • Distribution of Estates 1808-1827
  • Estate Records 1824-1833; 1831-1853; 1857-1873; 1854-1859; 1854-1857; 1858-1862; 1860-1864; 1851-1881; 1883-1915
  • Loose Estates 1850-1860
  • Guardians Bonds 1821-1851
  • Wills (1803 to 1821)
  • Will Book X (1839 to 1859)
  • Letters of Administration 1788 to 1825.
  • Distribution of Estates (1809 to 1827).
  • Inventories, Sales, etc., Book G (1804 to 1810).
  • Inventories, Sales, etc. (1821 to 1829).
  • Inventories, Sales, etc., Book X (1829 to 1839).
  • Inventories, Sales, etc., Book EE (1839 to 1850).
  • Accounts of Estates, Book L (1813 to 1821).
  • Accounts of Estates, Book M (1820 to 1826).
  • Accounts of Estates, Book CC (1824-1833).
  • Administrator's Bonds 1790-1833; 1824-1826; 1828-1835; 1831-1851; 1851-1912; 1852-1912
  • Annual Returns and vouchers 1860-177; 1873-1931; 1899-1919
  • Guardian Bonds 1821-1851
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Sales 1804-1810; 1810-186; 1816-1822; 1821-1829; 1829-1839; 1839-1850; 1850-1851; 1851-1882; 1882-1959
  • Deeds, Book A (1791-1794).
  • Deeds 1801-1803.
  • Deeds, Book E (1816).

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Estate Sales in the Augusta Chronicle

  • 1818
  • 1819
  • 1820


  • Estate Sales 1790-1833
  • Executors and Administrators 1790-1833
  • Guardian Bonds 1790-1833
  • Guardian Bonds 1821-1851 (index)
  • Letters of Administration 1851-1868 (index)
  • Original Wills 1790-1833
  • Inferior Court 1792-1820

Images of Superior Court Records

  • 1792, 1798-1799 Minutes
  • 1803, 1805, 1813-1821 Minutes
  • 1794 Jurors
  • 1797-1802 Petit Jurors
  • 1909-1912 Voter List

Church Records

  • Quaker Records, Wrightsboro Meeting Minutes and Marriages
  • Wrightsgboro Map

Land Grants in Columbia and Richmond Counties

  • 1784-1785


    • 1787 to 1863
    • Marriage Contracts found in Deeds and Other Documents.
    • Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886

    Tax Digests

    • 1805 (all districts)

    Military Records

    • Civil War. Pensions 1890-1913
    • Indigent Widows Roll 1890-1913
    • Georgia Milita 1863


    • Origins of Original Settlers

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    Columbia County Families

    Appling, Austin, Avary, Aycock, Bayless Bealle, Beckham, Briscoe, Bugg, Burnsides, Carr, Cobbs, Cooper, Crawford, Culbreath, Dent, Deveret, Dorsett, Dozier, Drane, Dunn, Harris, Howard, Lamkin, Moon, Nesbitt, Palmer, Perryman, Redman, Reese, Spiers, Wellbourne

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Names of Families in Columbia County Wills and Estates

 Appling, Georgia 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 of 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 regardless of whether a will or other estate records were found. A good rule of thumb is that the heirs are usually filed within several days of the death of the decedent.

Trading with Indians in Augusta, Georgia

The Founding of Augusta

St. Paul's Church in Augusta Before the arrival of General James Edward Oglethorpe, Augusta was a place where Native Americans crossed the Savannah River. Oglethorpe located his new settlement in Savannah, however, three years later he sent a detachment of troops on a journey up the Savannah River to construct a landing at the head of the navigable part of the river. Noble Jones, who was an early arrival in the colony, was sent to establish a settlement that would provide the first line of defense against the Spanish and French. The town was named Augusta, in honor of Princess Augusta, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Jones selected the flat slopes east of the sandhills (later Summerville) upon which to build. Augusta was the backbone of trade with the friendly Indians in the region and the trade routes expanded into (then)Edgefield South Carolina and up into Charleston. The tribes were Chickasaw and Creek, however, the Savano (Shawnee) mostly traded in this region. By 1739 a road was built to connect Augusta to Savannah and in 1750, St. Paul's Church was built near Fort Augusta. In 1739, construction began on a road to connect Augusta to Savannah. This made it possible for people to reach Augusta by horse rather than by boat, and more people began to migrate inland to Augusta. All of the activity with the Indians and new settlements ultimately resulted in settlements further south, with the Benjamin Hawkins establishing a Creek Agency in Crawford County near Macon.

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