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Jackson County Genealogy Records Available to Members

Jackson County Probate Records

  • 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, John; Hanson, Thomas; Hargroves, James; Harper, Alexander; Harris, Jesse; Harris, Joseph; Harrison, Coleman; Harrison, Joseph; Hays, Benjamin; Hays, George; Headen, George; Headen, William Sr.; Heard, Elizabeth; Heard, Richard; Heard, William; Henderson, David; Henderson, James; Henderson, John; Henderson, Josiah; Henderson, Samuel; Henderson, Samuel; Hendrix, Fennel; Hickman, William; Hines, Lewis; Hobson, Nicholas; Hodge, James; Holliday, Robert; Holmes, David; Horton, Prosser; Howard, Hardy; Howard, Sarah; Hughey, Joseph; Humphries, Joseph; Jarrett, Martha; Johnson, Thomas; Johnson, Thomas; Jones, Jane; Jones, Russel; Justus, John; Kerbow, Solomon; Key, Tandy; King, John; King, John; Knox, Samuel; Landrum, Joseph; Langford, William; Langston, Samuel; Lay, Elijah; Legg, Nathaniel; Lowry, Levi; Lowry, Martha; Martin, John; Martin, William D.; Matthews, William; McCarty, John; McCleskey, James; McDowell, Margaret; McDowell, Michael; McElhannon, John; McGehee, Nathan; McKinney, Charles; McKinney, Charles; McLester, Joseph; Miller, John; Minish, Elizabeth; Minish, Isaac; Minish, John; Moon, Robert; Moore, William Sr.; Morgan, Alexander; Morgan, William; Morris, Henry C.; Morris, John; Nash, James; Nash, Margaret; Neil, Thomas; Nicholson, Ann; Nixon, Travis; Olliver, Elijah Orr, James; Park, Hannah; Patton, Samuel G.; Pendergross, Edwin; Pettyjohn, Jacob; Petty, Adah; Pharr, Frances; Philips, Thomas; Pickins, John; Pool, Samuel; Potts, Henry; Potts, William; Randolph, Wood; Ratchford, Joseph; Reynolds, William; Redmon, Benjamin; Roberson, Aley; Robinson, John; Rogers, James; Rogers, John; Rogers, John; Ryan, Obedience; Scisson, John; Scott, Joseph; Scott, William; Shankle, James; Sharp, Nathan; Sharp, Noah; Shaw, William; Shields, Joseph; Shotwell, Nathaniel; Slaton, Uriah; Smith, James; Smith, James; Smith, Mary; Snow, Henry; Stapler, Ruth; Stapler, Thomas; Stewart, Mary; Stockton, Benjamin; Stoneham, Henry; Story, Thomas; Stovall, John; Street, Samuel; Strickland, Elizabeth; Tait, James; Thornton, Dozier; Thornton, Mark; Thurmond, Harrison; Thurmond, James; Thurmond, William; Titsworth, Isaac; Trent, Nathaniel;Trout, Sarah; Walker, Elizabeth;Walker, Henry;Wallace, Rachel;Wallis, Levi;Walters, John;Wallace, achel;Watson, Obediah; Weatherford, Charles; Welborn, James;Wheeler, James;White, Jesse; Whittingham, Daniel; Whitworth, Jacob;Williamson, Micajah;Williamson, William; Wills, Thomas; Wilson, Samuel; Wilson, Thomas; Winters, John; Winters, Richard;Witt, Middleton; Wofford, Absalom; Wood, Milton; Wright, John.

Index to Probate Records

  • Wills and Appraisements 1796-1814
  • Wills and Appraisements 1860-1888
  • Inferior Court Minutes
  • Marriages from Court House 1806 to 1861
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
  • Origins of Early Settlers
  • Land Warrants 1798 to 1805 (images of)
  • Map of Jackson County.

Traced Genealogies:
Jackson County Families

  • Benton
  • Blackwell
  • Gunter
  • Hillhouse
  • Key
  • Pentecost
  • Randolph
  • Ross
  • Storey
  • Thompson
  • Traylor
  • Trout

Good Preservation of Records in Jackson County

New Jackson County Georgia Court House I was most pleased some years back when I visited the new Jackson County, Georgia Court House. From the date of the county formation, the records are intact and in good condition. Impressive is the display of plat books that reveal detailed locations and designs of property owners dating from the earliest settlers. Jackson was taken from Franklin County and many of the first settlers are found in both locations. This is good to know because many grants were granted to Revolutionary War veterans in Franklin County.

Starting Again

Covered Wagon Frequently, the ancestors seemed to be starting over, beginning anew. This happened more than once during their lifetime. In like manner, we sometimes have to restart the same research, over and over again. But the task is always the same and that is to locate them during specified periods of time, i.e., the date they entered a county, and the date that they left. Then we have to find the greener grass which they found, and begin again. This exercise is what makes genealogy so interesting!

Search Public Libraries for more Genealogical Data

Macon Memorial Library A surprising amount of genealogy records rest in local libraries, genealogy books, microfilm, and other materials. Remember, as these facilities are a subject of donations and budgetary receipts, their holdings vary. But this is good. For one. people have put onto microfilm their diaries, family histories, bibles, cemeteries, and church records, as a starter. The LDS church has thousands of microfiche of donated genealogies. What I am saying is that there is a lot of miscellaneous genealogy out there which is not on anyone's website. At the Georgia State Archives, the loose genealogies are contained in folders. The Georgian Room of the Cobb County Library houses collections of loose-leaf quarterlies for a number of States. By far, the Washington Memorial Library has the largest microfilm collection in most States. Just a starter for ideas. Researchers are still hanging out at the library!

Adair Family History


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Thornton Family History

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 1796 from portions of Franklin County. It was named after James Jackson, a Revolutionary War hero, US Senator, and 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.

Old Tombstones in Jackson County

Researchers of Jackson County should also include the parent county of Franklin County; it attracted so many Revolutionary War Soldiers. Cemetery research is an essential part of genealogy and many old graves are present. One of the interesting facets of searching old tombstones is how the review of death occasions fits the history of a community. For example, young children who all died at about the same time suggest a childhood disease such as measles, whooping cough, etc. The location of a small monument near the mother without a date suggests a childbirth death. The sentiment written on the tombstones adds flavor to that age and reveals tender stories. The book Jackson County Cemeteries by Jeannette Holland Austin is included in the cemetery databases and available to members of Georgia Pioneers

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Bone Family History

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