Whitfield County Wills and Estates

Founded in 1851, Whitfield county was named after one of the first Georgia colonists, George Whitefield, a minister in the Church of England.

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book A (1852-1960).
  • Annual Returns, Vouchers, Sales, Book B (1852-1860).
  • Annual Returns, Vouchers, Sales, Book E (1869-1885)

Images of Whitfield County Wills (1843-1854)

Testators: James Anderson, John Brown, Hugh Burk, George Chappell, Williams Crook, George Deck, Ezra Green, Valentine Harlan, George Harris, John Henton, Martha Maner, John McCutchen, John McGee, John Pitner, Isaac Roberts, William Sloan, Seaborn Spann, John Stancil, James Tate, Margaret Wilch, Thomas Wilie. Wilie, Thomas.

Traced Genealogies:
Whitfield County Families
  • 1852-1856

Tomorrow is Another Day

When Rhett Butler walked out on Scarlett at the end of GWTW, she cried, then rationalized that he would ultimately return. “After all, tomorrow is another day!” This philosophy applies to the search for ancestors. If we do not find the person for whom we search today, perhaps tomorrow will be different. After all, modern technology, such as the digitization of records is delivering convenience to our computers. There is always the hope that someone else found what we missed. There is a lot going on. And what once took months to locate as well as some traveling, data such as tombstones are being published to the Internet.

The Case of "Never Give Up"

People like to remember the Alamo because it was a battle where Americans fought to the very last man, never giving up. Ironically, the “never give up” syndrome is ever-present in genealogists who unturn every possible leaf to find clues about their ancestors. Even years later after having researched the last tidbit of information, the memory of particular ancestors is ever-present. It is a deep yearning to have answers.

Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Atlanta Campaign. In 1864 when General Sherman came scourging through Georgia and burned everything in sight, his troops briefly captured this tunnel. It runs through the mountains along Chattanooga Ridge. Today, as a reminder, an old stone storage house sits beside the route of the Western Atlantic railway at Tunnel Hill.

Gold at Pleasant Retreat

From Pleasant Retreat. Gold mining is yielding a fine turnout of the yellow metal. Mr. W. H. Courtney, who is one of the best miners in this section, is doing very well.” Source: Cleveland Progress. December 22, 1893. Newspaper 1892 to 1893 issues of Cleveland Progress on this website.