Fulton County, Georgia Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests, Churches, Births

Fulton County was created in 1853. In 1857 Milton County (now Fulton County) included parts of Cherokee, Forsyth, and Cobb Counties. Milton was named for John Milton, Georgia’s first Secretary of State, and was located north of the Chattahoochee River (now Fulton County). Fulton was named for Robert Fulton, the famous inventor who experimented with a submarine boat in 1801 in France and built theĀ Clermont, a steamboat that sailed up the Hudson River in 1807. During the Revolutionary War, Milton traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, and New Bern, North Carolina before moving to Maryland with the official records of the state while Georgia was occupied by the English. Campbell and Milton County merged with Fulton on January 1, 1932. At this time Roswell was ceded from Cobb County.

Early settlers: Laughlin Arendall, Stephen Aldredge, Washington Archer, Aaron Alexander, George H. Brown, Michael Bloomfield, William L. Baldwin, F. N. Chisholm, James Campbell, Meredith Collier, Frederick Deckner, Reuben Dunning, Jerry Freeman, James Franklin, William Gray, Solomon Hopkins, William Hill, Willis Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Thomas Kennedy, Benjamin King, Alexander Luckie, Aaron Merriam, Aaron Nunnally, Basil Overby, Poole, Ephraim, Joseph Robinson, Welcome Sparks, James Turner, William Underwood, and Samuel Walker.

Also, see Campbell and Milton County Records, which counties were once part of Fulton. Fulton County records begin in 1854.

Fulton County Wills 1854-1882 (abstracts) Online Images of Fulton County Wills 1854 to 1866

Testators:Abbott, Albert; Bemelmaus, Henry; Braden, Joseph; Carter, Rhonda; Charpentier, Alexander; Clark, Jesse; Coleman, Frances; Collins, Merideth; Combs, Mary; Connally, Christopher; Dennis, Joseph H. ;Donehoo, James; Fair, Elizabeth; Franklin, James; Gideon, Francis; Haggard, Green; Hargraves, Mary Ann; Holbrook, John; Hopkins, Solomon ;Hoyt, John ;Hornsby, Sarah; Howard, Greenbury; Kennedy, Thomas; Loyd, James; Luckie, Alexander; Lynch, Michael ;Mason, Ann ;McMaster, John; McMurphy, William; Mead, Joseph Hays; Meadows, Margaret ;Morrison, J. E.; Neece, Andrew; O’Gilby, William; Orem, J. C.; Paradis, Elizabeth; Poole, Adam; Sheffry, Daniel; Smith, John; Solomon, Owen; Stone, Flora ;Suttles, Micajah; Underwood, Judge William;Wilson, James; Winship, Caroline; Wright, Elizabeth


  • Atlanta 1886-1889
  • Atlanta Births 1905-1910

Deaths and Obituaries in Atlanta Journal

  • 1886, 1887, 1889, 1893


  • 1869-1906 from newspapers 1869-1906
  • 1885-1886 from newspapers
  • 1887 Marriages and Obituaries
  • 1886-1893 from Newspapers
  • 1889 Listing of Marriages (2/5/1889) issue of Atlanta Journal

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book A, 1854-1882
  • Will Book B, 1882-1894
  • Annual Returns, Bk A, 1854-1861
  • Annual Returns, Bk B, 1861-1865
  • Annual Returns, Bk C, 1866-1888
  • Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866
  • Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883
  • Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935
  • Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913

Military Records

  • Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County

City Directories

  • 1941 Atlanta City Directory (partial neighborhood)

Images of Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

  • Kennedy, Thomas, LWT (1860)
  • Long, Lunsford, LWT (1883)
  • Rosser, Isaac, Estate (1864), image of original documents


  • Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 (old DeKalb County)
  • First Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Trinity Methodist Church of Atlanta

Tax Digests

  • 1854 Tax Digest for Atlanta

Traced Genealogies of Fulton County Families

  • Austin
  • Bleckley
  • Candler
  • Carr
  • Chapeau
  • Connally
  • Denson
  • Golden
  • Hill
  • Holland
  • Kennedy
  • Kontz
  • Maddox
  • Prince
  • Richardson
  • Rollestone
  • Schikan