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Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy Records available to Members

Inferior Court Minutes

  • 1798-1811

General Indexes to Probate Records

  • Estates, A-G.
  • Estates, H-L.
  • Estates, M-Q.
  • Estates, R-Z.
  • Will Book C, 1786-1806

Images of Wilkes County Wills

  • Pre-1800 (Bonds)
  • Bk C, 1786-1806
  • 1792-1801
  • 1806-1808
  • 1810-1816
  • 1818-1819
  • 1837-1877

Images of Wilkes County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, 1836 to 1839

295 pages are viewable online of some of the oldest records in Wilkes County. Each page is scanned and easily visible on your computer.

Indexes to Deeds

  • 1785-1821

Loose Marriages

  • 1806-1834
  • 1819-1836

Indexes to Marriages

  • 1790-1832
  • 1832-1856
  • 1856-1867
  • 1867-1871


  • Marriage Bonds 1792-1800
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886


  • Map of Wilkes County, 1955.
  • Original Wilkes County.
  • Map of Wilkes County Settlers.


  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County
  • Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805.

Images of Miscellaneous Wills & Estates

  • Anthony, Joseph, Estate (1815) of.
  • Arnold, Moses, Estate (1810) of.
  • Favor, Henry, guardianship of.
  • Favor, John, Sr., Estate (1833) (Image).
  • Favor, John, Estate (1850) (Image).
  • Favor, John, Inventory (1818).
  • Favor, John, Estate (1818) (Image).
  • Favor, Matthew, Bond for Estate of John Favor Sr., 1829 (Image).
  • Favor, Sanders, Guardians of (1819).
  • Keith, George W., Annual Return for the minor children of William A. Keith, deceased, 1850 (Image).
  • Marks, John, estate (image) (1800).
  • McLane, John, LWT, Bk 1792-1801, pp. 115-117.
  • McLane, Mariney, LWT, Bk 1792-1801, pp. 240.

Images of (select issues) Newspapers

  • The Washington Gazette
  • The Southern Courant

Tax Digests

  • 1789 Tax Defaulters

    Inferior Court Minutes
    • 1798-1811
    • 1799-1803

  • Sarah Porter Hillhouse, the first female editor in Georgia

    Pullen family

    Traced Genealogies:
    Wilkes County Families

    Allison Anthony Aycock
    Banks Billingslea Bird
    Bond Butler Callaway
    Catchings Chaffin Coats
    Cole Collier Cowan
    Crutchfield Darracott Early
    Edge Fullilove Gordon
    Grant Gunnells Hammack
    Harper Hillhouse Holliday
    Jackson Leverett Luckett
    Malone Mercer Miller
    Mills Milner Morgan
    McClendon McRee Phillips
    Richardson Russell Semmes
    Springer Summerall Tatom
    Toombs Walton Welborne
    Williamson Wingfield Wootton

    Settlers from the Blue Ridge Mountains into Georgia

    Blue Ridge Mountains There was a group of settlers from the old State of Franklin who came to Georgia during the late 18th century. They were from the mountains of North Carolina in Burke and other counties which later became Tennessee. The reason is unknown unless it was due to troublesome Indians throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. They mostly came to Washington, Georgia (Wilkes County), and settled there. Most of those families who settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains before 1800 had traveled the well-worn Wagon Road out of Pennsylvania westward. They were Germans and Scotch-Irish immigrants.

    Newspaper Editors Included Information About Confederate Soldiers

    L. R. Miller, one of the Confederate soldiers of Sandersville, won 21 battles. He was wounded twice, one through the body and one in the right foot. Source: The Washington Gazette. July 27, 1887.

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    Names of Families in Wilkes County Ancestor Databases: Wills, Estates, Newspapers, Marriages, Maps

    Wilkes County was created in 1777 from ceded lands of Cherokee and Creek Indians. People who resided in Wilkes County are also found in Warren and Oglethorpe Counties. Between 1790 and 1854, the legislature took land from Wilkes County to form Elbert County (1790), Oglethorpe County (1793), Lincoln County (1796), and to help form Warren County (1793), and Taliaferro County (1825). The county seat is Washington, Georgia. Lincoln County should always be researched along with Wilkes. Many of the first settlers came from Virginia and North Carolina to take up the ceded lands (from the Indians) during the late 1700s. Early Settlers: John Heard, William Rasberry, James Gray, David Montgomery, John Marks, Bernard Zimmerman, George Bailey, William Mathis, Solomon Ellis, and others.

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