Stewart County Wills, Estates, Marriages, Church Records

Stewart County was created from Randolph County in 1830. Later, portions of Stewart County were used to create Quitman County in 1858. County seat: Lumpkin, Georgia. Early Settlers: Sampson L. Lampkin, the county surveyor; Edward Sturdevant, coroner; Thomas R. Mangham, clerk of the superior court, Jonathan F. Bridges, sheriff; Joseph Williams; Sampson Bell; William C. Grimmer; Robert Applewhite: and H. M. Jenkins.

Digital Images of Stewart County Wills 1850 to 1852

Testators: Burke, John; Culpepper, John ; Gates, Samuel; Hall, Josiah ; Horton, Daniel ;Hughes, Nancy; Thornton, Robert ;West, Mary ;Williams, John

Digital Images of Stewart County Annual Returns and Estates

Testators: Allen Belcher, William Disharoon, Theophilus Hardie, Stephen Harris, Moses Matthews, Patterson Orphans, Joseph Powell, Matilda Price, John Stevenson, Peter Thompson, James White and Alexander Wilson.
Abstracts of Stewart County Wills
  • Wills, Bk A, 1837-1849
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Will Bk A, 1837-1849.
  • 1830-1860
  • Index to Minutes of Superior Court 1843-1847
Church Records
  • Harmony Church, Richland, 1839 members
Tax Digests
  • 1856 and 1860
Traced Genealogies of Stewart County Families

Samuel Johnston

Samuel Johnston, the son of John Johnston, a Revolutionary War Soldier who served under Elijah Clarke, was a pioneer from North Carolina to Stewart County, first settled in Lincoln County. He built his home on the road leading from Lumpkin to Columbus, which was about 4 miles from Lumpkin. He was a planter and surveyor and owned a grist and flour mill on the creek near his home. Johnston was listed in the History of Stewart County, Georgia, Volume I as serving as a First Lieutenant in the Stewart Guards, from 1831 to 1850. A monument was erected to Johnston ” Upon a knoll overlooking Colotchee Creek Valley about three and one-half miles north of Lumpkin on Columbus Road, there was unveiled and dedicated a memorial honoring First. Lieut. Samuel Johnston (1798-1843) yesterday, Sunday, May 19th, 1957.” (Columbus Newspaper).

Bedingfield Inn

During the 1830s the Bedingfield Inn once served as a stagecoach stop and the office of Dr. Bedingfield. The Greek Revival structure stands on its original site on the Courthouse Square in Lumpkin.