Abercrombie, Wilie|| Allen, John|| Allen, John (2)|| Allen, William|| Ashurst, Robert|| Averea, Arthur|| Bailey, Green|| Bigbee, James|| Bird, Pue|| Blunt, Edward|| Bradley, Charles|| Burt, Jesse|| Cooper, Martha|| Copeland, Richard|| Crews, Etheldred|| Crouch, Shadrach|| Cullafer, Henry|| Curry, Polly|| Denham, Charles|| Dickey, Patrick|| Dixon, Nicholas|| Duncan, Mathew|| Edmondson, Patience|| Espey, James|| Fretwell, John|| Gaither, Brice|| Gant, Brittain|| Gee, Peter|| Gray, Thomas|| Harris, Eli|| Harris, Stephen|| Harwell, John ||Hearn, Jonathan ||Hearn, Phoebe|| Hill, John|| Holland, Elizabeth|| Holt, Singleton|| Hudson, Charles|| James, Elias|| Johnson, Martha|| Keaton, Jesse || Kendrick, Martha|| Killebrew, Robert|| Kimbrough, Thomas|| Little, Jesse|| Lunsford, Nancy|| Maddox, Joseph|| Manning, Adam|| McCoy, Archibald|| McGhee, James|| McGhee, James Jr.|| Moreland, John || Napier, Tabatha Dixon|| Pace, Stephen ||Park, Thomas|| Perry, Green|| Posey, John Hamilton|| Price, Zemulia|| Read, Asa|| Rees, Eliner|| Rees, William|| Richards, William|| Robey, Timothy|| Rosser, David|| Scott, Francis|| Singleton, Hezekiah|| Skaggs, Charles|| Smith, Dorothy|| Smith, Joel|| Spivey, Henry|| Stembridge, William|| Stephens, Abraham|| Stewart, James|| Stone, William|| Sturdivant, John ||Turner, Henry ||Turner, John ||Watkins, Charity|| Welborn, Thomas|| White, Micajah|| Williams, Mabel|| Williams, Stephen|| Wooldridge, Martha
Indexes to Probate Records
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1808 to 1820
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1820 to 1825
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1824 to 1833
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1836 to 1848
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1849 tp 1859
- Annual Returns, Appraisements, Vouchers 1857 to 1874
- Will Bk C, 1857-1888.
- Clements, Jesse, estate (1822).
- Head, Thomas, LWT (1848), transcript.
- Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Members 1807, 1820, 1824-1826.
- Licenses, Book D, 1823 to 1842
- Licenses, Index, 1822 to 1952
- Putnam County Muster Roll of Brown Rifles, C. S. A.
Putnam County Families
With No Stone Unturned
Genealogical research is far more intensive than anything written in history books. That is because the family
historian possesses a strong desire to preserve the actual history and times of his ancestors, and that it not be lost. After the death of a person, a typical practice is to
throw "out the unwanted trash" That includes old bibles (where family members were recorded), newspaper articles, and sweet
memories kept by the deceased. Frequently, there exists a lifetime of possessions to be disposed of. If we see it in the modern age,
doubtless such disposals were common since the beginning of civilization. Local garbage dumps probably own a vast collection of our
history. In fact the garbage dump is where excavationists discover many relics. One could visit the countryside of
fallen houses and sunken wells and discover relics and old coins buried in the yard and sealed behind walls and floorboards. Remember,
coins were a heavy purse to tote. Hence, there is good reason to search for and find the old homeplace and its surrounding community for
sunken graves. A slate tombstone eventually broke into and fell to the ground. When a farm is deserted, the land takes over.
That means that woods and vines grow over the graves. Old deeds can be used to help find the home place. The tax office has maps of districts,
sections and lots. Initially, when an area was settled, the deeds mentioned creeks, rivers and other land features, but tracing the deeds forward
(as the tract was bought and sold), one acquires more details. Then, there are the tax digests which provide the amount of acreage, waterways and
adjoining neighbors. Frequently, a close examination of the lay of the land with its adjoining creeks, soil impressions, and evidence of
building structures, will disclose a picture of boundaries, fields and such. The old wills and estates bequeathe specific tracts (usually
denoting the acreage and a location) and personal items being passed down to family members. To locate a plantation, one has to examine its
clues. Planters named each plantation. Initially, the first immigrants to America named their plantations after a family estate in England, or
other country. They carried the family pride and tradition in their hearts. This should be considered while attempting to locate the old
family seat. Next, as acreage was acquired and the plantation or farm was constructed, the old "Smith Place" could mean the person
from whom they purchased the land. Thus, this is a clue for a search in the deed records. As planters remarried after the death of their first wife,
they assumed possession and control of the widow's properties. For this reason, one should search the deed and marriage records for a Marriage
Agreement which will provide more detail. When one visits the court house, no stone should be left unturned. Every possible conceivable record
should be examined with curiosity and written down. The court house is where families recorded their daily lives, viz: marriages, land
transactions, wills, estates, sales, inventories, receipts.