Heard County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Genealogists should search in Heard, Haralson, Meriwether, and Troup Counties, Georgia as families moved westward, afterward Georgia and going into Chambers County, Alabama (and adjoining counties), and Mississippi. Heard County was created in 1830 from the counties of Carroll, Coweta, and Troup. The courthouse burned in 1893, destroying all of the records.
  • Index to Marriages 1886 to 1906
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills (1894-1930) Book I.
  • Inventories and Appraisements (1894-1920)
Online Images of Wills (1894-1900)
Testators: Ashley, Martha; Adams, Kinion; Awtry, Marshall; Brittain, J. H.; Carnes, Sarah; Cline, L. D.; Copeland, Minnie; Daniel, J. H.; Daniel, John; Edwards, Mordecai; Faver, Sanders; Foster, Elizabeth; Glenn, George; Hightower, John; Jackson, Josiah; Johnson, Ruth; Miller, John; Person, Mike; Pulliam, Joseph; Purgason, John; Ridley, Alis; Simms, William; Tompkins, Nicholas; Whitaker, J. J.; Wood, P. H.

The Trail of Georgians into Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana

Researchers of Heard, Carroll, Coweta, and Troup Counties in Georgia need to consider the trail of emigrants which led from North Carolina and North Georgia into Alabama and Mississippi. Unfortunately, the records burned in Heard, and genealogists have very little to work with. That is why the research should include its surrounding counties. Generally, speaking, as families traveled together, a popular trail from Georgia led into Chambers and Limestone Counties, Alabama. Before the 1840 Alabama Census, much of the State was a territory. If your ancestors went west, they probably went first to reside in one of the West Georgia counties. That is because the Treaties with the Indians were still being implemented during 1834. First, they crossed the Alabama border and made homes around Chambers County. The drive westward was fraught with trial and error as mule train companies plodded along.