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Elbert County Georgia Genealogy Records Available to Members

Abstracts of Wills

  • Wills, Bk A, 1791-1795
  • Wills, Bk B, 1796-1801
  • Wills, Bk C, 1796-1801
  • Wills, Bk D, 1805
  • Wills, Bk EF, 1804-1809
  • Wills, Bk G, 1809-1812
  • Wills, Bk K, 1812-1816
  • Wills, Bk L, 1816-1826
  • Wills, Bk M, 1822-1823

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Bk 1835-1860
  • Misc. Wills, Inventories, Letters of Administration, Bk 1791-1806
  • Plats 1791-1860
  • Deeds 1822-1824
  • Land Grants 1825
  • Miscellaneous Deeds

Online Images of Wills, Records, Estates, Marriages

  • 1791-1803
  • 1828-1831
  • 1830-1835

    Online Images of Elbert County Wills 1836 to 1860

    Testators: Adams, James;Adams, Nicholas;Adams, Thomas;Adams, William; Alexander, George;Alexander, John B.;Alexander, Peter; Alexander, William;Alexander, William (2);Allen, Beverly; Allen, Singleton;Banks, James;Banks, James Jr.;Banks, Thomas A.; Blackwell, Joseph;Blackwell, Ralph;Bond, Daniel;Bond, Nathan; Booth, Gabriel;Bower, William;Brawner, Henry;Brawner, James; Brawner, Jemima;Brawner, Joseph;Brown, Benjamin;Brown, Elbert;Brown, James N.;Burch, Elizabeth;Burden, Clarey;Burton, Nicholas;Burton, Thomas;Carleton, Stephen;Carpenter, James; Carter, James;Cash, Moses; Mason, Edward;Clark, David;Clark, James;Clark, Larkin;Colbert, Thomas;Cook, Beverly;Cook, George; Cook, Smith;Davis, John;Deadwyler, Lucinda;Deadwyler, Susan; Denney, Robert;Dickey, Polly;Dillard, James;Dye, Jane; Eavenson, Mary;Eaves, Rhody;Edwards, Felix;Faulkner, William; Fleming, Sarah;Fortson, Easton;Gaars, William;Gaines, William;Gapping, John;Ginn, Isaac;Goss, Horatio;Gray, John; Hall, Simon;Hansard, John;Haynes, Letty;Helms, Nathaniel; Higginbotham, Sarah;Hopper, Rolly;Hughes, Alexander; Huline, John;Hunt, Elijah;Hunt, Moses;Hunt, Nancy M.;Johnston, James;Jones, Emily;Jones, Solomon;Kelly, Barney;Kelly, William; Key, William Bibb;Lunsford, William;Mantz, William;Maxwell, Thomas;McCurry, Angus;McElroy, Henry;Merit, John;Mewbourne, Archibald;Middleton, Betsey;Middleton, James;Moore, Calvin; Moss, William;Nash, Alice;Nelms, Alice;Nelms, Jordan; Nunnalee, James;Oglesby, William;Oliver, James;Ozley, Jesse; Ozley, Larkin;Ozley, Zachariah;Parham, Isham;Parks, Abraham; Patterson, James;Patterson, William;Pledger, Thomas;Powell, William R.;Pulliam, William;Rice, Ann;Rice, Leonard;Rich, James; Rich, Sarah;Rich, William;Rich, William (2);Ridgway, James; Roebuck, William;Rowzee, Winslow;Rucker, Barden; Rucker, Joseph (estate); Scales, George;Shiflet, Picket;Skelton, John;Skelton, John (2);Smith, Drury;Smith, George C.;Smith, John;Smith, Margaret;Stiefel, James;Stinchcomb, Mary; Tate, Enos;Tate, Mary;Tate, Permelia; Teasley, Benager;Teasley, James;Terrell, William;Terry, Joseph;Thompson, Elizabeth;Thornton, Benjamin;Thornton, Daniel; Thornton, Daniel (2);Thornton, Reuben;Tyner, Harris; Upshaw, Leroy;Vasser, Samuel;Vawter, Richard;Vernon, Robert; Walton, Nancy;Wanslow, Thomas;Ward, William;White, Henry; Wilhite, Calvin;Wilhight, Philemon;Wilkins, Clement; Worrill, Eleanor;Wyche, George

    Marriages

    • 1817
    • 1812-1816
    • 1861-1821
    • 1822-1825
    • 1825-1829
    • 1828-1831
    • 1830-1835
    • 1836-1837
    • from newspapers 1885-1886

Miscellaneous Wills & Estates

Faulkner, John, LWT (1817) (Image)
Faulkner, John, Annual Return (Image)
Johnston, Philip (1818) (Image)
Heard, Elizabeth, orphan of Stephen Heard, deceased (1818) (Image)
Higginbotham, Benjamin, LWT (1791) (Image)
Pendleton, William, Estate (1851) (Image)
Ragland, Evan, Estate (1817) (Image)

Military Records

  • Oaths of Allegiance to USA 1865
  • 1929-1931 Pension Rolls
  • Co. I, 18th Georgia Regiment
  • 1863 Georgia State Militia (includes age, where born)

Vital Records

  • Deaths 1875-1878
  • Births 1875-1878
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages Register 1875-1878

Traced Genealogies

  • Akin;Banks; Bond; Cleveland; Colley; Gunter; Hillhouse; Jones; Long; McDonald; Nunnalee; Oliver; Porch; Rogers; Shiflet; Stokes

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Elbert County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Elbert County, Georgia was created in 1790, and named for General Samuel Elbert [1740 to 1788], the famous Revolutionary War General who commanded his troops in Georgia and South Carolina. It was General Elbert who distributed county lands by land grants to his troops. The parent county from which Elbert County was organized is Wilkes. The county is bordered on the east by the Savannah River, and on the west by the Broad River. Earliest Settlers: William Wycock, Joseph Aken, James Adams, William T. Anderson, Garmon Burton, Edmond Brewer, William Blake, Nelson Barnett, James Cook, Benjamin Cook, Zachariah Colly, Christopher Clark, Samuel Crockett, M. P. Deadwyler, Solomon Dunnin, John Dudley, William Dixon, Dr. L. P. Eberhart, Stephen Ellington, Charles Easton, James Easter, L. A. Frost, Mathew Fulghum, Moses Fincher, John Filson, John Giles, Richard Gatewood, George A. Gaines, Nehemiah Howard, John Hubbard, Cuthbird Hudson, George Turman, and others. The County seat is Elberton. Many residents of Elbert County came from South Carolina across the Savannah River.

Why it is Important to Find Family Bibles

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

The old family Bible seems to be a thing of the past. Yet, I have seen them in antique shops and on microfilm in State Archives. It is the perfect record for the genealogist because it provides accurate names, births, deaths, burials, and often clippings of obituaries. For this reason, it is always a good idea to peruse the shelves at the Archives, public libraries, and anywhere and everywhere that you venture. Do not forget to ask the baby boomers as that generation has not quite passed and probably has an old bible or two. Also, Genealogy-Books.com and Georgia Pioneers.com have online collections available to members.


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