Glascock County Wills, Estates, Annual Returns, Vouchers, Inventories, Sales

Glascock County was created from Warren County on December 19, 1857, by an Act of the General Assembly (Georgia Laws 1857, pg 35). The county was named for General Thomas Glascock (1790-1841), who fought in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War; served in the Georgia General Assembly and Congress. County Seat is Gibson.
Early settlers: George W. Allen, Richard Beckworth, Martiller Braddy, Richard Clark, G. C. Dixon, W. T. Griffin, Henry Harris, Eli Harris, John Kent, Joel Landrum, William Marsh, California Newsome, Robert McNair, James Rabun, Isom Peebles, Henry Seals, Hiram Thigpen, Peter Usry, W. T. Underwood, Richard Walen, and Larkin Wilcher.

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Bk A 1859-1937.
  • Will Bk B 1932-1966.
  • Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Vouchers, Estates, 1864 to 1869
  • Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Vouchers, Estates, 1869 to 1881
  • Annual Returns, Inventories, Sales, Vouchers, Estates, 1897 to 1906

Online Images of Wills 1859 to 1900

Testators: Allen, George W. | Barton, Martha J. | Chalker, Hodge | Cheely, John | Allen, Clark, Richard N. | Dickson, Bynam | Dixon, G. C. | Dixon, Purtiman | Glover, Seaborn | Grizzard, Thomas | Hadden, Thomas H. | Hannah, J. F. | Harden, J. D. | Harris, Henry P. | Harris, Joday | Hart, Samuel | Hattaway, John W. | Hewett, Matthew | Howell, Maberry | Kelley, Allen | Kent, John | Land, John | Landrum, Joel | Logue, Calvin | Logan, William | Newsom, Marian | Newsome, California | Nunn, James M. | Rabun, James | Seals, Henry B. | Thigpen, Hiram | Thompson, Nathaniel | Todd, Eleany | Towner, Walter | Ursy, Peter | Ursy, Peter | Ursy, R. L. | Walden, Richard | Wilcher, Jeremiah | Wilcher, Ruth | Wilcher, Larkin | Williams, James M.


  • 1858-1867

What the Genealogist Should Search for in Cemeteries

A large percentage of the population was buried without tombstones in any given era of time. For the few families who purchased a plot, fenced it off, and buried all the family members inside, we owe a hearty ” thanks!” Sometimes, when visiting a cemetery, another family member will identify an unmarked grave, or one marked with ” rocks.” People who have resided in small towns all of their life seem to know who is buried where. The reason is that they had some connection with the family and, in passing, the names on the stones are discernible. Barring having all of this help, one must examine each gravesite or rock, even sinking the terrain for clues. Small memorials upon which inscriptions do not easily survive the elements were generally placed over small children and infants. Slate tombstones easily break.