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Houston County Genealogy Records Available to Members


  • 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)

Where to Find Rare Genealogy Books

Rare Books Local libraries regularly conduct book sales. For the historian, attending these sales sometimes turns up surprises. There are still books in public hands dating from the mid-1800s are very rare and fragile but are disposed of by libraries for that same reason and the fact that the modern age no longer considers such books as essential to learning. Sometimes libraries have duplicates of genealogy books for sale.

Genealogists Search Many States

plowingAll of a person's ancestors did not reside in one State. After coming to this country, they moved around with great regularity. That is because the land was so important to survival. The habit of allowing fields to remain fallow for two years or more was helpful, but not enough. A good rich, loamy soil was required to sustain generations of families. In Virginia, it was tobacco that quickly depleted the soil, and soon as the American Revolution, families were on the move. Genealogists, look to the land grants of these soldiers (for service) and subsequent land lotteries in Georgia. Many families drew and won land in the lotteries, according to the number of persons in the family. That is why it is important to examine Tax Digests, which list the number of acres and the county. We trace the movement of our ancestors through deed records, tax digests, land grants, and lotteries. As families moved along, it becomes necessary to examine the county records everywhere that they resided. This is where marriage records were recorded, deeds given, and estates probated. Also, a close examination of local cemeteries and churches is indicated. Why? Because burial records and church registers also tell the story. Georgia Pioneers has a vast collection of county records and includes the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is easy to search from one state to the next using the same portal.

Houston County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, and Marriages

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.


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