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The Movement West from Eastern Georgia

Thomas Leverett enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Wilkes County where his family resided, serving until the latter part of 1779. Leverett participated in skirmishes and helped to guard the neighborhood and frontiers against Indian Tories and the British troops. During 1780 he volunteered at the court house in Columbia County and served under the command of Captain John Clark as well as Colonel Elijah Clarke. He served as a private in the Infantry and Cavalry of the Georgia Militia for eighteen months. In June of 1781 he was at the siege of Augusta, and discharged afterwards. Next, he enlisted for three years in the Georgia Continental Line. As many pension applications contain a record of the bible belonging to the soldier, that of Thomas Leverett is included. Also, the family tree is available to members of Georgia Pioneers How to Find the Parents of Immigrants Origins of Some Early Settlers to Effingham County James Alexander Reid, Brave Irishman of Kenmore The Origins of Most Americans The Migratory Trail into Hall County Hugh Hall, Irish Immigrant How the Ancestors Settled Alabama 1799 Pilgrimage to Shoal Creek Church The Trail of Georgians into Alabama Families who Settled Midway Norwegians in Georgia Puritans to Midway The Children or Pride (book) Settlers from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia The First White Settler to Macon County McIntosh County was Settled by Highlanders Scotch-Irish Settlers Gave us Linen Georgians who went to Alabama John Hardman

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Platform Mounds

Kolomoki Mounds The Kolomoki Indian Mounds in Early County, Georgia along the Chattahoochee River is an excellent example of what a Platform Mound looks like. But one has to imagine that it was enclosed by a palisade fence and surrounded by a large plaza and villages. The earthen works are part of the Kolomoki State Park.

The Avery and Potts Indian Mounds at Helen, Georgia (Troup County). There was once an archaeological site in Troup County, east of the Chattahoochee River. Harold Huscher began a small investigation in 1966, which led to more excavations during 1967 and 1968. The site once consisted of two platform mounds. A platform mound is any earthwork or mound intended to support a structure or activity. The Avery Mound was eroded by cultivation and weathering, but sufficient evidence remained. To the south of the Avery Mound, was the Potts Mound which still contained some evidence despite the fact that the field had been bulldozed for field leveling. The mounds were surrounded by a large village area, dispersed with pottery remains. Also, a 300=foot palisade line was found running along one side of the Avery Mound which revealed a carefully constructed fortification structure. The evidence of a large (burned) rectangular building with an octagonal roofing frame was found on the north margin of the Avery Mound.

Sixtoe Indian Mound Excavated in Murray County From 1962 to 1865 this archaeological site was excavated by Arthur Randolph Kelly as part of the Carters Dam project. The site had one low platform mound with a surrounding village, which went unexcavated.

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound in Putnam County Rock Eagle Effigy

This earthen work was built ca 1000 BC to AD 1000, and was made of thousands of pieces of quartzite land in the mounded shape of a large bird. The vision is often referred to as an "eagle".

Indians

The Etowah Discoveries Cherokee Descendants Looking for Cherokee Marriages? The Skirmish of Cow Creek When the Creeks were Removed from Georgia The Cherokee Run Indian Two Runs Tomochichi, Friend of General Oglethorpe The Difficult Meanderings of Native Americans and Fort Hawkins The Creek Agency Reserve Tracing Native Americans The Creek Sellout in Georgia All about Echota Creek Indians Steal Everything... Red Stick Warriors Collections of Cherokees and Creeks Proving that you are of Cherokee Descent The Trail of Tears and Fort Hoskins Cherokees in the Cohutta Mountains Youngdeer Battle of Shepherd's Plantation

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Troup County Wills, Deeds, Marriages, Maps


Troup County Court House

Troup County was formed from Creek land cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. The 1827 land lottery distributed lands in Georgia to persons residing all over the state. Be sure and research the surrounding counties of Muscogee and Talbot. The county seat is LaGrange, Georgia. Generally speaking, those families found in the border counties to Alabama eventually found homes in Alabama. That is the next place to search after discoving an ancestor in Troup, Muscogee and Talbot counties.

Troup County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Images of Wills 1818 to 1845

Testators: Amoss, Mauldon | Ashford, William | Barron, Joseph | Battle, Andrew | Battle, Sarah | Bledsoe, Peggy | Bull, Martha (Mrs.) | Cameron,James | Castleberry, Edward | Chivers, Henry T. | Cox, Thomas W. | Culberson, Isaac | Curtis, Robert | Daniel, Stephen | David, John W. | Davis, Jane | Dingler, Nancy | Dunn, Benjamin | Earley, Simeon R. | Edwards, Pryor | Flowers, Theophilus | Fox, Benjamin A. | Frazier, Robert | Freeman, Moses | Freeman, Robert | Gibson, Abel | Greer, John | Hale, Andrew | Ham, Benjamin | Hammond, William | Haralson, Clara (Mrs.) | Haralson, David | Haralson, Jonathan | Harper, John | Heard, John | Hendon, Andrew | Hendon, Robinson | Henry, George | Hicks, William | Hill, Green | Hill, John | Holloway, Allen | Johnson, Nicholas | Kendrick, Jane | Kendrick, John W. | Lane, Alexander | Lane, Richard | Lesley, Sarah | Leveritt, Thomas | Lewis, Nicholas | Lyle, Mathew | McCalley, James | McFarland, Sherward | McKaimee, Philip | McLendon, Jeremiah M. | Montgomery, Benjamin H. | Montgomery, Elizabeth | Moon, James S. | Moon, William | Moore, Nancy | Moss, Gabriel | Nelson, William | Osborn, William J. | Palmer, John | Payne, Mary | Pattillo, Elizabeth | Perkins, Henry | Posey, Bennett | Post, Joseph M. | Rhodes, Benjamin | Rigby, William | Rogers, Collin | Rogers, Henry | Rutledge, James | Scoggins, Millington | Spence, John | Stillwell, Jacob | Stinson, William | Traylor, W. | Traylor, Washington | Turner, Abner | Turner, Samuel P. | Veal, Reuben R. | Walker, Green R. | Walston, John | Ware, Bennett M. | Webb, John C. | Wells, George | Whatley, Archey | Wideman, Henry | Williams, Wilson | Worthey, Thomas

Abstracts of Wills 1832-1848

Images of Wills 1834-1848

Testators: Amoss, Mauldon|Ashford, William|Barron, Joseph|Battle, Andrew|Battle, Sarah|Bledsoe, Peggy| Bull, Martha (Mrs.)|Cameron,James|Castleberry, Edward|Chivers, Henry T.|Cox, Thomas W.|Culberson, Isaac|Curtis, Robert|Daniel, Stephen|David, John W.|Davis, Jane|Dingler, Nancy|Dunn, Benjamin| Earley, Simeon R.|Edwards, Pryor|Flowers, Theophilus|Fox, Benjamin A.|Frazier, Robert|Freeman, Moses|Freeman, Robert| Gibson, Abel|Greer, John|Hale, Andrew|Ham, Benjamin|Hammond, William|Haralson, Clara (Mrs.)|Haralson, David|Haralson, Jonathan|Harper, John|Heard, John|Hendon, Andrew|Hendon, Robinson|Henry, George|Hicks, William|Hill, Green|Hill, John| Holloway, Allen|Johnson, Nicholas|Kendrick, Jane|Kendrick, John W.|Lane, Alexander|Lane, Richard|Lesley, Sarah|Leveritt, Thomas| Lewis, Nicholas|Lyle, Mathew|McCalley, James|McFarland, Sherward| McKaimee, Philip|McLendon, Jeremiah M.|Montgomery, Benjamin H.| Montgomery, Elizabeth|Moon, James S.|Moon, William|Moore, Nancy| Moss, Gabriel|Nelson, William|Osborn, William J.|Palmer, John| Payne, Mary|Pattillo, Elizabeth|Perkins, Henry|Posey, Bennett| Post, Joseph M.|Rhodes, Benjamin|Rigby, William|Rogers, Collin| Rogers, Henry|Rutledge, James|Scoggins, Millington|Spence, John| Stillwell, Jacob|Stinson, William|Traylor, W.|Traylor, Washington|Turner, Abner|Turner, Samuel P.|Veal, Reuben R.| Walker, Green R.|Walston, John|Ware, Bennett M.|Webb, John C.| Wells, George|Whatley, Archey|Wideman, Henry|Williams, Wilson| Worthey, Thomas.

Images of Troup County Wills 1848 to 1863

Testators: Alford, Lodowick | Allison, Margaret | Ashford, Thomas |Bacon, Thomas J.| Bassett. James| Battle, Caroline | Bays, Nathaniel |Beasly, Jarrel| Beasly, James | Bird, John| Boddy, Elizabeth |Boddy, Nathan| Bradford, Robert| Brooks, John| Broome, Charles W.| Broome, Henrietta| Broome, Rufus| Brown, John| Browning, Hugh| Caldwell, Elizabeth| Cameron, James| Cameron, Thomas| Cartright, John| Chambliss, Matilda |Christian, Jane |Cofield, Green| Cook, Beverly| Cook, Marthy |Cohen, Lewin| Croft, George |Dix, James| Edwards, Andrew| Ferrell, Micklebury| Fincher, Isaac| Flowers, William P.| Floyd, Thomas| Formly, Sarah| Freeman, James| Glass, Mary| Glaze, John| Gorham, Henry| Goss, Jesse| Griffin, Charles H.| Hall, Robert\ Hall, Young\ Haralson, Hugh\ Harralson, Jonathan A.| Harris, Clara| Harris, Mary R.| Heard, George| Heard, John A.| Hearn, Lewis H.| Henderson, David| Herndon, John P.| Hester, Thomas| Hill, Edward Young| Hill, Elizabeth |Hill, Sarah| Hill, Sarah |Frances |Hines, Thomas |Hogan, William| Holloway, Anthony |Hopson, Sarah |Horton, Jeremiah| Hudson, Rowland| Hudson, Susan| Hudson, Susan (2) | Jones, Thomas J|. Johnson, Jesse| Lesley, Jonathan| Lewis, Charity| Loftin, James| Mallory, William| Martin, Samuel Adolphus| Matthis, Mary| McGehee, Robert| McKee, John |Mobley, William |Moore, William H.| Moseley, Malcolm| Mooty, John Sr.| Newton, Ebenezer |Norwood, Daniel| O'Neal, James |Palmer, Isaac Oslin| Pentecost, Mary |Perry, John| Phillips, Hardy| Phillips, Jeremiah| Post, Elizabeth |Potts, James |Poythress, Joseph |Poythress, Mary| Ragland, Reubin| Ragland, Robert |Richards, William |Rogers, Sarah| Roswell, Demsey| Rowland, Elizabeth| Russell, Catharine |Sample, Jane| Sanders, John| Scogin, Gilum| Shank, John |Sledge, Mins| Sledge, Sam| Smedley, Thomas| Speer, Alexander| Stephens, John S.| Stephens, Martha| Stinson, John |Sturdivant, Joel| Swanson, James| Swill, Samuel| Talley, Elkanah| Tarver, Nancy| Thomas, George W.| Thomas, John C.| Thomason, Valvay| Thrash, George A.| Towns, James H. |Traylor, John C.| Tremble, John| Truitt, Nathan Sr.| Tucker, Mary Ann| Walker, Lettice| Walston, Henry| Watts, Mary A|. White, William M.| Wilder, James |Wilkinson, John |Wilkes, William |Williams, Elisha.

Images of Miscellaneous Deeds

  • David Smith to Meriman Harman
  • Michael Feagin to Thomas Dark

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Inventories, Appraisements, Returns, Sales, Divisions, 1836-1839
  • Inventories and Sales, Book U, 1861-1862
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 5, 1862-1864
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 6, 1864-1871
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 7, 1866-1868
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 8, 1869-1871
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 9, 1871-1875
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 10, 1875-1878
  • Sale Bills, Appraisements, Vol. 2, 1877-1888
  • Will Book B, 1848 to 1862

Maps

  • Troup County Map

Marriages

  • Index 1828 to 1837
  • Index 1837 to 1844
  • Index to Licenses 1844 to 1858
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886