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Genealogy Tip: Many of the first land grants were issued to veterans of the Revolutionary War. Jackson County also reflects a number of veterans in its records. Always search Franklin and Jackson Counties together!

Indexes to Franklin County Probate Records

  • Index to Franklin County Wills, Appraisements, Inventories (partial) 1786-1813.
  • Index to Franklin County Wills 1848-1865.
  • Index to Franklin County Wills, Inventories, Guardians 1814-1829.
  • Index to Franklin County Inferior Court Petitions 1799-1805

Online Images of Franklin County Wills, Appraisements, Inventories 1786-1813

Names of Testators: Barrett, Ninean | Baugh, David | Baugh, David | Berry, Andrew | Berry, Andrew | Berry, A. | Berry, Armsted | Bobo, Lewis | Bowen, Jonathan | Bratcher, Amos | Brewer, Ann | Brown, Augustus | Brown, Hugh | Burk, John | Bush, Daniel | Carlton, Jacob | Carlton, Jacob | Chandler, Shadrick | Christian, Elijah | Christian, Elijah | Christian, John | Christian, John | Christian, John | Christian, Rufus | Christian, William | Clark, David | Clayton, Charles | Cleveland, J. | Cleveland, John | Cleveland, John | Cleveland, John | Conn, John | Connally, John | Cooper, Cornelius | Davis, Richard | Davis, Richard | Dorsey, Basil | Dyer, Martin | Edwards, Isaac | Forrister, Owen | Forrister, Owen | Garrison, Christopher | Gilbert, John | Gilbert, John | Gilbert, Mary | Gilbert, Mary | Glenn, Joseph | Gordon, Joseph | Gorham, John | Gorham, John | Gorham, John | Haggins, Cormack | Haley, Isaiah | Hall, Matthew | Hardin, William | Harrington, Richard | Hays, James | Hendricks, Isaac | Hendricks, Isaac | Hendricks, Jacob | Henly, Edmund | Holbrook, John | Holbrook, John | Hollingsworth, Samuel | Hollingsworth, Samuel | Hollingsworth orphans | Hooper, Obadian | Hooper, Obadiah | Howell, Matthew | Howell, Matthew | Howell, Matthew | Hudson, Joachim | Hudson, Joseph | Isom, William | Isom, William | Jenkins, Thomas | Johnson, Joseph | Jones, Arthur | Jones, Arthur | Liner, Adam | Little, James | Lockheart, James | Lowrey, John | Lowrey, John | Lyner, Henry | Martin, Charles C. | McKee orphans | McKie, John | McKie, John | McKie, John | McKie, John | Mercer, Robert | Molder, Daniel | Morgain, John | Morton, Charles | Morton, Charles, his will | Murphy, John | Nail, Joseph | Nail, Joseph | Neal, Joseph | Partain, James | Payne, Champness | Payne, Charles | Payne, Cleveland | Payne, Cleveland | Payne, John | Payne, John | Payne, Mary | Payne, Thomas | Perryman, David | Person, Samuel E. | Prewett, Joseph or Japeth | Prewett, Phillip | Prickett, George | Reaves, Benjamin | Rice, Edward | Roberts, Elizabeth | Robertson, William | Robertson, William | Shipley, John | Sparks, James | Stephens, William | Stevenson, William | Stevenson, William | Stevenson orphans | Strickland, Jacob | Strong, Elijah | Taylor, Charles | Taylor, Richard | Thomas, Philip | Thomas, Philip | Thompson, Peter | Thompson, Peter | Thompson, William | Thrasher, Benjamin | Thrasher, Robert | Vaughan, Benjamin | Vaughan, Benjamin | Walters, Robert | Walton, Jesse | Walton, Mary | Walton, Mary, her will | Walton, Mary | Ware, John | Watkins, William | Watkins, William | Watkins, William | Wheeler, William | Whitaker, Isaac | Whitaker, Isaac | Whitaker, Samuel | Whitaker, Samuel | Williamson, Anday | Williamson, Peter | Williamson, Peter | Williamson, Sally | Williamson, William | Williamson, William | Willis, Joseph | Wilson, Mary | Winningham, Samuel | Wofford, James | Woodward, Thomas | Workman, Jonathan | Workman, Jonathan | Wright, Obadiah | Wright, Obadiah | Wright, Obadiah

Online Images of Franklin County Wills, Estates, Book B, 1814-1824

Names of Testators: Anthony, John;Arendal, Nathaniel; Ayres, Asa ;Ayres, John ;Bagley, Henry ;Bagwell, Winkfield;Baker, Benjamin ;Barnett, Isaac ;Baugh, John ;Beeson, Isaac ;Bellamy, Richard ;Blackwell, William ;Brown, Augustin ;Bryan, John ; Bryan, Sarah ;Chalmers, John Sr. ;Chatham, Epps ;Chatham, Stephen ;Christian, Drewry ;Christian, John ;Connally, Charles ;Connally, Dempsey ;Davis, Thomas Sr. ;Garrison, Christopher ;Gilbert, James ;Gilbert, John ;Haney, Thomas ;Harris, Allen ;Hollingsworth, Jacob ;Hooper, William ;Hunt, Daniel ;Jones, Dudley ;King, Benjamin ;King, James ;King, Thomas ;Laughridge, Robert ;Little, James ;Lowry, James Sr. ;Manley, Daniel ;Manley, Isaac;McCracken, William ;Meridith, David ;Miller, John ;Morgain, Elizabeth;Morgan, John ;Neal, Major ;Neal, Robert ;Osborne, Nelson ;Patrick, William ;Payne, Thomas ;Payne, William ; Pierce, Shearwood ;Prickett, George ;Ramsey, James ;Reynolds, William ;Rice, Charles ;Roland, Robert ;Row, Charles ;Rucker, George ;Sanders, Moses ;Scott, Archibald ;Sewell, Samuel ; Sims, Martin ;Stewart, Robert ;Swift, Flower ;Tate, Ann ; Tate, William ;Thompson, Jesse ;Thurmond, Fountain ;Thurmond, James ;Turk, John ;Vaughn, George ;Walton, Jesse ;Ward, Bryant ; Westbrook, Stephen ;White, William ;Williamson, Alexander ; Williamson, Thomas ;Williamson, William ;Woods, Richard

Online images of Franklin County Wills,Estates, Book C, 1824- 1849

Testators:Akins, Thomas ;Allen, John ;Anthony, David ;Avery, Henry ;Ayres, Moses ;Bellamy, John ;Brawner, Jesse ;Bradly, Asa ; Brown, John R. ;Burge, John ;Burgess, Elias ;Burton, John ;Bush, William ;Carpenter, Joshua ;Carrol, Edward ;Caudell, David ; Chandler, Lewis ;Clarkson, John ;Clements, Lucy ;Cockburn, George;Cook, Archibald ;Covington, Thomas ;Davis, Thomas ; Ford, William ;Glover, William ;Gooddy, George ;Gray, Isaac ; Harbour, Esaias ;Harrison, Benjamin ;Hays, Jonathan ;Hemphill, Robert ;Herring, Zacheus ;Hise, Josiah ;Hollbrooks, Jesse ; Holmes, Thomas ;Hooper, Matthew ;Jackson, James ;Jolly, William ; Jones, Russell ;Jones, William ;Key, John ;Leach, Burdel; Maldin, Richard ;Martin, James Sr. ;Mays, John ;Mays, Thomas ; McEnter, Joseph; McKee, Samuel ;Miller, James ;Mitchell, James ; Mitchell, Roland ;Mitchell, William ;Morris, John ;Neal, William ;Nicholls, Julius ;Orr, Elizabeth ;Parks, Henry ;Parks, Sarah ; Payne, Ann ;Payne, Elizabeth ;Payne, John ;Phillips, Samuel ; Philips, Stephen ;Prewett, Samuel ;Pruitt, Hezekiah ;Pulliam, John ;Pulliam, William ;Ralston, Lewis ;Ramsey, Ely ;Ramsey, Rachel ;Ramsey, William; Reid, John L. ;Robertson, Jane ;Sanders, Moses Sr. ;Sartain, Joel ;Slaton, Benjamin ;Sloan, David ; Stone, James ;Stovall, George Sr. ;Strange, John Sr. ;Strickland, Jacob Sr. ;Talor, John ;Thomas, William ;Thornton, Dozier ; Toney, Charles Sr. ;Truman, Richard ;Vaughn, Jaires ;Walters, Robert ;White, Mary ;Wilkinson, Elisha ;Wilkinson, Lucy ;Wilkinson, William ;Williams, Nathan ;York, William.

Online Images of Franklin County Wills 1899-1911

Miscellaneous Records
  • Bounty Grant of Felix Ragan
  • Origins of Early Franklin County Settlers.
  • Deed of Jacob Strickland
  • Deed of Isaac Strickland
  • Index to Deeds 1785-1792 (incomplete index)

Tax Digests

  • 1801
  • 1802

Loose Documents

  • Superior Court 1789-1853
  • Misc. Papers 1797-1837
  • Misc. Papers 1804-1860
  • Misc. Papers 1841-1856

Forsyth County Drawers in Land Lotteries

  • 1821
  • 1827

    Marriages (abstracts)

    • License Book 1805-1826
    • License Book 1827-1835
    • License Book 1834-1850

    Traced Genealogies of Franklin County Families

    • Aaron
    • Brooks
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Dunn
    • Gober
    • Gunnells
    • Holbrook
    • Hooper
    • Key
    • Loggins
    • Meeks
    • Strickland
    • Tabor
  • Index to Franklin County Inferior Court Petitions 1799-1805

    Online Images of Franklin County Wills, Appraisements, Inventories 1786-1813

    Names of Testators: Barrett, Ninean | Baugh, David | Baugh, David | Berry, Andrew | Berry, Andrew | Berry, A. | Berry, Armsted | Bobo, Lewis | Bowen, Jonathan | Bratcher, Amos | Brewer, Ann | Brown, Augustus | Brown, Hugh | Burk, John | Bush, Daniel | Carlton, Jacob | Carlton, Jacob | Chandler, Shadrick | Christian, Elijah | Christian, Elijah | Christian, John | Christian, John | Christian, John | Christian, Rufus | Christian, William | Clark, David | Clayton, Charles | Cleveland, J. | Cleveland, John | Cleveland, John | Cleveland, John | Conn, John | Connally, John | Cooper, Cornelius | Davis, Richard | Davis, Richard | Dorsey, Basil | Dyer, Martin | Edwards, Isaac | Forrister, Owen | Forrister, Owen | Garrison, Christopher | Gilbert, John | Gilbert, John | Gilbert, Mary | Gilbert, Mary | Glenn, Joseph | Gordon, Joseph | Gorham, John | Gorham, John | Gorham, John | Haggins, Cormack | Haley, Isaiah | Hall, Matthew | Hardin, William | Harrington, Richard | Hays, James | Hendricks, Isaac | Hendricks, Isaac | Hendricks, Jacob | Henly, Edmund | Holbrook, John | Holbrook, John | Hollingsworth, Samuel | Hollingsworth, Samuel | Hollingsworth orphans | Hooper, Obadian | Hooper, Obadiah | Howell, Matthew | Howell, Matthew | Howell, Matthew | Hudson, Joachim | Hudson, Joseph | Isom, William | Isom, William | Jenkins, Thomas | Johnson, Joseph | Jones, Arthur | Jones, Arthur | Liner, Adam | Little, James | Lockheart, James | Lowrey, John | Lowrey, John | Lyner, Henry | Martin, Charles C. | McKee orphans | McKie, John | McKie, John | McKie, John | McKie, John | Mercer, Robert | Molder, Daniel | Morgain, John | Morton, Charles | Morton, Charles, his will | Murphy, John | Nail, Joseph | Nail, Joseph | Neal, Joseph | Partain, James | Payne, Champness | Payne, Charles | Payne, Cleveland | Payne, Cleveland | Payne, John | Payne, John | Payne, Mary | Payne, Thomas | Perryman, David | Person, Samuel E. | Prewett, Joseph or Japeth | Prewett, Phillip | Prickett, George | Reaves, Benjamin | Rice, Edward | Roberts, Elizabeth | Robertson, William | Robertson, William | Shipley, John | Sparks, James | Stephens, William | Stevenson, William | Stevenson, William | Stevenson orphans | Strickland, Jacob | Strong, Elijah | Taylor, Charles | Taylor, Richard | Thomas, Philip | Thomas, Philip | Thompson, Peter | Thompson, Peter | Thompson, William | Thrasher, Benjamin | Thrasher, Robert | Vaughan, Benjamin | Vaughan, Benjamin | Walters, Robert | Walton, Jesse | Walton, Mary | Walton, Mary, her will | Walton, Mary | Ware, John | Watkins, William | Watkins, William | Watkins, William | Wheeler, William | Whitaker, Isaac | Whitaker, Isaac | Whitaker, Samuel | Whitaker, Samuel | Williamson, Anday | Williamson, Peter | Williamson, Peter | Williamson, Sally | Williamson, William | Williamson, William | Willis, Joseph | Wilson, Mary | Winningham, Samuel | Wofford, James | Woodward, Thomas | Workman, Jonathan | Workman, Jonathan | Wright, Obadiah | Wright, Obadiah | Wright, Obadiah

    Online Images of Franklin County Wills, Estates, Book B, 1814-1824

    Names of Testators: Anthony, John;Arendal, Nathaniel; Ayres, Asa ;Ayres, John ;Bagley, Henry ;Bagwell, Winkfield;Baker, Benjamin ;Barnett, Isaac ;Baugh, John ;Beeson, Isaac ;Bellamy, Richard ;Blackwell, William ;Brown, Augustin ;Bryan, John ; Bryan, Sarah ;Chalmers, John Sr. ;Chatham, Epps ;Chatham, Stephen ;Christian, Drewry ;Christian, John ;Connally, Charles ;Connally, Dempsey ;Davis, Thomas Sr. ;Garrison, Christopher ;Gilbert, James ;Gilbert, John ;Haney, Thomas ;Harris, Allen ;Hollingsworth, Jacob ;Hooper, William ;Hunt, Daniel ;Jones, Dudley ;King, Benjamin ;King, James ;King, Thomas ;Laughridge, Robert ;Little, James ;Lowry, James Sr. ;Manley, Daniel ;Manley, Isaac;McCracken, William ;Meridith, David ;Miller, John ;Morgain, Elizabeth;Morgan, John ;Neal, Major ;Neal, Robert ;Osborne, Nelson ;Patrick, William ;Payne, Thomas ;Payne, William ; Pierce, Shearwood ;Prickett, George ;Ramsey, James ;Reynolds, William ;Rice, Charles ;Roland, Robert ;Row, Charles ;Rucker, George ;Sanders, Moses ;Scott, Archibald ;Sewell, Samuel ; Sims, Martin ;Stewart, Robert ;Swift, Flower ;Tate, Ann ; Tate, William ;Thompson, Jesse ;Thurmond, Fountain ;Thurmond, James ;Turk, John ;Vaughn, George ;Walton, Jesse ;Ward, Bryant ; Westbrook, Stephen ;White, William ;Williamson, Alexander ; Williamson, Thomas ;Williamson, William ;Woods, Richard

    Online images of Franklin County Wills,Estates, Book C, 1824- 1849

    Testators:Akins, Thomas ;Allen, John ;Anthony, David ;Avery, Henry ;Ayres, Moses ;Bellamy, John ;Brawner, Jesse ;Bradly, Asa ; Brown, John R. ;Burge, John ;Burgess, Elias ;Burton, John ;Bush, William ;Carpenter, Joshua ;Carrol, Edward ;Caudell, David ; Chandler, Lewis ;Clarkson, John ;Clements, Lucy ;Cockburn, George;Cook, Archibald ;Covington, Thomas ;Davis, Thomas ; Ford, William ;Glover, William ;Gooddy, George ;Gray, Isaac ; Harbour, Esaias ;Harrison, Benjamin ;Hays, Jonathan ;Hemphill, Robert ;Herring, Zacheus ;Hise, Josiah ;Hollbrooks, Jesse ; Holmes, Thomas ;Hooper, Matthew ;Jackson, James ;Jolly, William ; Jones, Russell ;Jones, William ;Key, John ;Leach, Burdel; Maldin, Richard ;Martin, James Sr. ;Mays, John ;Mays, Thomas ; McEnter, Joseph; McKee, Samuel ;Miller, James ;Mitchell, James ; Mitchell, Roland ;Mitchell, William ;Morris, John ;Neal, William ;Nicholls, Julius ;Orr, Elizabeth ;Parks, Henry ;Parks, Sarah ; Payne, Ann ;Payne, Elizabeth ;Payne, John ;Phillips, Samuel ; Philips, Stephen ;Prewett, Samuel ;Pruitt, Hezekiah ;Pulliam, John ;Pulliam, William ;Ralston, Lewis ;Ramsey, Ely ;Ramsey, Rachel ;Ramsey, William; Reid, John L. ;Robertson, Jane ;Sanders, Moses Sr. ;Sartain, Joel ;Slaton, Benjamin ;Sloan, David ; Stone, James ;Stovall, George Sr. ;Strange, John Sr. ;Strickland, Jacob Sr. ;Talor, John ;Thomas, William ;Thornton, Dozier ; Toney, Charles Sr. ;Truman, Richard ;Vaughn, Jaires ;Walters, Robert ;White, Mary ;Wilkinson, Elisha ;Wilkinson, Lucy ;Wilkinson, William ;Williams, Nathan ;York, William.

    Online Images of Franklin County Wills 1899-1911

    Miscellaneous Records
    • Bounty Grant of Felix Ragan
    • Origins of Early Franklin County Settlers.
    • Deed of Jacob Strickland
    • Deed of Isaac Strickland
    • Index to Deeds 1785-1792 (incomplete index)

    Tax Digests

    • 1801
    • 1802

    Loose Documents

    • Superior Court 1789-1853
    • Misc. Papers 1797-1837
    • Misc. Papers 1804-1860
    • Misc. Papers 1841-1856

    Forsyth County Drawers in Land Lotteries

  • 1821
  • 1827

    Marriages (abstracts)

    • License Book 1805-1826
    • License Book 1827-1835
    • License Book 1834-1850

    Traced Genealogies of Franklin County Families

    • Aaron
    • Brooks
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Dunn
    • Gober
    • Gunnells
    • Holbrook
    • Hooper
    • Key
    • Loggins
    • Meeks
    • Strickland
    • Tabor
  • World War II and Flour Sack Dresses


    flour sack dresses The old-timers possessed a special uniqueness. The early 20th century continued the practice of their ancestors, that is, to live within their means. I recall my grandfather who resided in Atlanta in an old two-story home that only received basic repairs. It was just an old house with one bathroom, heated by furnaces and fireplaces, and no air conditioning. Just like the other houses in the city. His salary remained the same "for years". Few people owned automobiles and boarded the trolleys every day to go to work. All children walked to school. Not until the 1940s did people adopt a spendthrift attitude. During the 1950s the popular "mortgaging the home" led the way to finer things, updated homes, modern conveniences, more automobiles, and .... debt. Meanwhile, the old generation was debt-free, and was regarded as poor. But never mind, because these oldies soon died off and cleared the way for the "big-time people" who had to own the latest home or automobile, and then some. And here we are, unable to pay thirteen trillion dollars worth of US debt. Hmmm.

    My grandmother's flour bin


    The Creeks were Mayans

    Franklin County Genealogy Records

    On February 25, 1784, Franklin County became Georgia's eighth county. It was named in honor of the patriot, Benjamin Franklin. Originally, Franklin County included parts of South Carolina and 12 counties in Georgia. Its first inhabitants were the Creek and Cherokee Indians. Typically, the Creek Indians were warlike while the Cherokee were more peaceful. Yet over the years, the Creek and Cherokee Indians became indebted to the new settlers which led to the treaties of 1773 and 1783 where they relinquished claim over the land to the white settlers. County seat: Carnesville.

    Thornton Family History



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