Paulding County Records - Wills, Estates, Marriages, Cemeteries, Churches, Spanish American War

Paulding County was created from Cherokee County. Creeks and Cherokees resided on Raccoon Creek, and other waters where many flints and arrows were found. The county was named in 1832 after John Paulding, one of the men who had captured the famous British spy, Major Andre, during the Revolutionary War. Major Andre was the accomplice of Benedict Arnold.

In 1833 when Archibald Holland was removed to Paulding County a family of Cherokees having six children resided along the 10-Mile Run near Raccoon Creek. Nearby huge mounds.

Images of Paulding Wills, 1853-1877


  • Abels, Ethelbert, deceased
  • Adair, Bozeman, deceased
  • Adams, James, deceased
  • Anderson, Edwin. 1851 nuncupative Last Will and Testament
  • Brintle, Oliver, deceased
  • Caldwell, Curtis, deceased
  • Crumpton, Thomas, deceased
  • Dodd, Martin, deceased
  • Dupree, Elijah J.
  • Easterling, Trustin, deceased
  • Fincher Guardianship
  • Forsyth Guardian
  • Frazier Guardian
  • Gann, Nathaniel, deceased
  • Garman Guardians
  • Gibson, Henry A., deceased
  • Goggans (or Goggins), Henry, deceased
  • Gelley Guardianship
  • Hale, Andrew, deceased
  • Johnson, John, deceased
  • Jones, Thomas G., deceased
  • Kilby, Josephy and Elijah J., deceased
  • King, L. D., deceased
  • Lackey, William, deceased
  • Lester Orphans
  • Lyle, John, deceased
  • McLarty, John, deceased
  • Pollard, Joseph, deceased
  • Reynolds, Thomas, deceased
  • Rhodes, John, deceased
  • Rochester, Asbury, deceased
  • Roberts, James
  • Rollins, William, deceased
  • Sansing, Benjamin, deceased
  • Simms, Richard, deceased
  • Smith, David, deceased
  • Wright, George W., deceased.

Images of Paulding Wills, 1861-1867

  • Testators:Adair, Bozeman
  • Adair, James L.
  • Bone, Bailey estate
  • Caldwell, C. C.
  • Greer, William
  • Middlebrooks, John
  • Pool, John
  • Rentz, George
  • Smith, John F.
  • Thompson, Thomas
  • Trammell, Elizabeth

Images of Paulding Estates, 1855-1877

  • Ables, Absalom
  • Ables, Ethelbert
  • Adair, Bozeman
  • Adams, James
  • Anderson, Edwin
  • Brintle, Oliver
  • Caldwell, C. C.
  • Carrell, Benjamin
  • Cooper, Stacy
  • Crumpton, Thomas
  • Dodd, Martin
  • Dupree, Elijah J.
  • Easterling, Trustin
  • Fincher, guardianship of orphans
  • Forsyth, guardian of orphans
  • Frazier, guardian of orphans
  • Fuller, James
  • Gann, Nathaniel
  • Garman, guardians of Persons of Free Color
  • Garrison, Caleb
  • Gelley, guardianship
  • Gibson, H.
  • Goggins, Henry
  • Hale, Andrew
  • Hales, Permelia and Martha
  • Hale, Mary
  • Irby, A.
  • Johnson, John
  • Jones, Thomas G.
  • Kilby, Joseph and Elijah J.
  • King, K. L.
  • Lackey, William
  • Lester, orphans
  • Little, Francis
  • Lyle, John
  • Mahaffey, Joseph
  • McLarty, John
  • Mullins, Bird
  • Neal, William
  • Paris, Elias
  • Pollard, Joseph
  • Ragsdale, Elijah
  • Reynolds, Thomas
  • Rhodes, John
  • Roberts, James
  • Rochester, Asbury
  • Rollins, William
  • Sansing, Benjamin
  • Simms, Richard
  • Smith, David
  • Wright, George W.

Images of Paulding Wills, 1867-1878

  • Testators:
  • Adair, Bozeman
  • Adair, James L. estate
  • Adair, James
  • Adair, John B.
  • Bone, Bailey
  • Cochran, Alexander
  • Cochran, Ellis
  • Cole, William
  • Elsberry, Lindsey
  • Fuller, Isam
  • Green, James
  • Hendrick, Asa
  • McEver, William
  • Shell, James
  • Veal, William

Indexes of Probate Records

  • Wills and Estates 1861-1867
  • Wills and Estates 1867-1878
  • Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers, 1885-1890
  • Inventories and Appraisements, 1896-1946
  • Paulding Legal Advertising 1868-1873

Miscellaneous Paulding County Wills, Estates, Deeds

  • Adair, Bozeman Estate
  • Adair, James Estate
  • Adair, William
  • Bone, Bailey Estate
  • Bone, Henry
  • Caldwell, C. C. Estate
  • Cantrell, James
  • Holland, W. E.
  • Mullins, Thomas Estate
  • Deed of G. P. Matthews to S. D. Holland
  • Watson, J. M. to McLarty deed
  • Watson, J. P. to James Watson deed
  • Watson, William to James C. Lane deed
  • Paulding County Marriages 1832-1906
  • Paulding County Divorces 1885-1886
  • Map of Paulding County, District 3
  • Map of Paulding County, District 18
  • Map of Paulding County, District 19
  • Map of Paulding County
  • Map of Pumpkinvine Creek area showing locations of family homes
  • Narroway Church Book
  • Narroway Church Cemetery
    • Spanish American War
    • World War I

Traced Genealogies:Paulding County Families

  • Agle
  • Atkinson
  • Austin
  • Brooks
  • Cleveland
  • Collins
  • Cooper
  • Craton
  • Elsberry
  • Ferguson
  • Gamel/Gammell
  • Hitchcock
  • Holland
  • Jeffers
  • Matthews
  • Moody
  • Moon
  • Mullins
  • Sinyard

Paulding County Boys Fought for the Confederacy

George Washington Holland of High Shoals Road enlisted in the war and was in the battles of General Crowe (Kings Schoolhouse), Malvern Hill, 2nd Manassas, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Bentonville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbour, The Crater, and Averasboro. Also, according to his pension, he served alongside his brother, Harris Holland, in the Army of Tennessee in August of 1863. The first day of the battle (April 10, 1865) was a fierce struggle wherein the Confederates failed to dislodge the Federals by dark. Wash Holland was captured and taken prisoner on the first day (April 10, 1865)of the Battle of Bentonville and the following day was received at Harts Island in the New York Harbor. In June he was released when he took the Oath of Allegiance, which meant that he agreed not to return to Confederate service. When Sherman reached Georgia, one of the hottest battles known as the Battle of New Hope Church engaged many soldiers from Paulding County.

Pumpkinvine Creek Tressle


Old Georgia Schools and Their Masters

lantation or field schools were used to teach children, and later, students went abroad to universities in England. Proof of this is contained in the 2-set volume of Memoirs of Georgia published in 1895, where families were interviewed and extensive information was provided. If you think that educational materials were lacking, you are mistaken, for the children learned all of the basics: writing, reading, and arithmetic. An examination of some old report cards in the mid-20th century reveals an intense study of the most basic subjects. In fact, the required subjects of the grammar and high schools of today compare poorly. By the time colonial children completed the most rudimentary education, they were prepared to meet all the challenges of running their own farm or plantation, from architectural skills to a complex accounting system.