Sumter County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Sumter County was founded in 1832 by Lee County and was the site of 3 hospitals for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The famous Confederate prison Andersonville was located here where many northern soldiers died as a result of cruel treatment. The surrounding town and plantations, suffering themselves, share food with the prisoners but history fails to give this account. County Seat: Americus.

Early Settlers: Oliver Griffith, Samuel Bivins, Wright Brady, Lewis Bruner, John Cowart, Ebenezer Cottle, James Cato, William Dupree, John Fletcher.

Sumter County Marriages

  • Sumter County Marriages 1833-1850
  • Sumter County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.


Sumter County Wills 1831-1900 (abstracts).

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Index to Sumter County Will Bk OO, 1838 to 1855.
  • Index to Sumter County Annual Returns, Vouchers, Appraisements, 1850 to 1870

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

  • Brinkley, Benjamin H., deceased. Bond for Temporary Letters of Administration (1854).
  • Powell, John, LWT (Digital Image)(1863).
  • Powell, William, LWT (Digital Image) (1863).
Traced Families:
Sumter County Families