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Since the beginning of time almost mankind has kept records and in the modern-age of today when there should be zillions of records available, we discover that many were lost in court house fires, wars, or other disasters. I think of court house clerks seated at their desks copying original documents into ledgers. And they could not hold on to these ledgers? But it is worse. Misspelled words seem to prevail in the copy. How often have you seen the testator's name written differently in the opening paragraph of his lwt, and in the signature? I worked on a lineage for several years before realizing that the clerk has omitted one of the names of the children. It was so obvious that this child belong to the family when I compared deeds, marriages and other family documents. It is a good practice, focusing upon the subject matter and ferreting out the details. Even thought there were court house fires, eventually some of the missing documents show up. This is because the clerk had a habit of taking his work home. The court house burned. The clerk died. But the ledgers were found in the attic some one hundred years later! As researchers, we must be persistent, and believe that the information will eventually emerge, perhaps under our own steady eye. But consider all of the people who gathered information before the records burned. I have seen some interesting items in antique shops which relate to specific families. The key is to locate as much old family records as we can and post it to the internet. I have been doing just that since the organization of Georgia Pioneers in 1993! The recently created and growing Genealogy Vault on this website offers about 6000 genealogies and rare collections thus far. I mean, these are collections of family historians dating back to the 1930s who had the old letters, documents, and lineage charts microfilmed. Stick with me, kiddo, there is more coming!
Lincoln County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Maps, Land Warrants
Lincoln and Wilkes Counties go together as places to search for ancestors. The boundaries of old Wilkes County should be examined to determine if any of that land fell into
Lincoln County, paying attention to the creeks mentioned in the deeds of both counties. Lincoln County was created from Wilkes County on February 20, 1796 by an Act of the General Assembly and was named for General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) of Revolutionary War fame. Lincoln was in charge of the Continental Army's Southern Department and later became President George Washington's first Secretary of War.
Maps were scanned in such a manner as to provide details for locating creeks, branches, rivers, lakes, churches, schools and cemeteries. This will enable you to better locate the old homeplace using the description from old non-specific deeds. Also, a convenience in locating both private and public cemeteries in the area. Lincoln and Wilkes County records should be searched together.
Lincoln County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
- Wills 1796-1807.
- Wills 1800-1806.
- Wills 1807-1832.
Images of Lincoln County Wills 1796 to 1800
Testators: Ayers, William; Bussey, Hezekiah; Cameron, Alexander; Clark, Elijah; Edger, Hugh; Glaze, Thomas; Graves, James; Gron,
Jared; Hammock, Samuel ;Harris, James ;Hester, James ;Hunter, Job ;Jeter, Oliver ;Johnston, Alexander; Jones, William ;Leverett,
Robert; Loftin, Daniel;Matthews, Moses ;McCord, John ;McKinney, Travis ;Owens, Thomas ;Ratliff, Robert; Spinks, John ;Spires,
Zachariah ;Steel, John ;Stovall, John ;Sudduth, John ;Walker, John ;Wallace, William ;Ware, Henry ;Warren, Lott ;Webb, Leonard ;
West, Andrew ;West, Henry
Images of Lincoln County Wills 1800 to 1832
Ansley, William; Ashley, Stephen; Aycock, Richard; Ayner (or Aynes), William; Bennett, Jacob; Bentley, Balsam; Bohannon, Duncan; Bostie, Wade; Branch, Thomas; Bussey, Thoma;s Clark, Elijah; Clarke, Edward; Covington, William; Curry, Thomas; Dooly, John Mitchell; Dowsing, William Sr. ; Evans, William ;Flourance, Jenny; Flourance, John; Frazer, Samuel; Gartrell, Francis ;Gillum, Peter ;Grey, James; Grinage, Joshua; Groce, Sheppard; Hardy, Jesse Sr.; Hardy, Sarah; Harrington, Drury; Haws, Bennett; Haws, Spencer; Haws, Isaac ;Hemphill, Thomas ;Hughes, Fielding; Huguley, George; Jones, Henry; Jones, William ;Landers, Elizabeth ;Langston, Sarah; Loftin, Elijah; Lyon, Edmund ;Lyon, Thomas ;McKinney, Travers;Moncrief, Austin; Moseley, William ;Moss, Charity; Nolan, William Sr. ;Owens, Thomas ;Paradose, William; Phipps, Joseph; Price, John; Reynolds, William; Roberts, Arthur ;Russell, Clarion; Russell, James; Samuel, Edmund; Scale, Robert; Sharp, John; Sims, Leonard; Spinks, John; Spires, Martha; Spires, William Q. ;Statham, William ;Stewart, Sarah; Stinson, Alexander; Stokes, Lucretia ;Stokes, Richard Henry ;Stokes, William Sr.; Stovall, Lewis;
Suddith, Elijah ;Trammell, Thomas Sr.; Turman, John ;Walker, Lankford ;Wallace, Thomas; Walton, John H. ;Walton, Newell Sr.; West,
Andrew ;Willson, Sarah ;Withers, Samuel ;Wright, John ;Wright, Susan ;Wright, William; Zellars, Jacob; Zellner, George ;Zellner,
Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Will Book B, 1796-1808.
- Index to Annual Returns, Vouchers, Sales, 1827-1847
- Index to Will Book E, 1833-1877.
- Images of warrants 1796 to 1847
Lincoln County Families
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