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Please, only request information on relatives that lived in Baldwin County
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ADAMS - My grandmother, Emma Lee Adams,
may have been born in Jasper County, but she lived in Jones County.
After her death, my grandfather, Green Williamson, needed to get
a court order to allow him sell the crops on the land. I assume the
land was in the name of my grandmother. I have searched deeds in
Jones County, I but have found nothing. I understand that Jones County
was formed from Baldwin County, so I am wondering whether this land was
in that part of Baldwin County that became Jones. I am trying
to find the names of my grandmother's parents. (she was b.1870 --
d.1906) She and my grandfather are buried in the J C Hodge Cemetery
near Gray. Thanks, Louise
ALLEN - MY GGGGRANDFATHER
Harris Allen was Mayor of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. around 1817.
If anyone has information concerning his
life there, would appreciate any information anyone might like to share
with me. His wife was Cynthia Kilgore Marcus. I believe they are
buried in Jones Co.. tho; Agnes Allen
ALLEN - Trying
to find the first name of James Troup Allen's father. James Troup Allen
was born in 1830 to a ?? Allen and Martha Rogers Allen. According
to the book "My Children's Ancestors" by Sarah Cantey Whitaker Allen,(his
daughter-in-law), James Troup Allen's parents died when he was very
young and he was raised by his grandfather, Hezekiah Rogers in Washington,
County. When James Troup Allen was asked around 70 years of age his fathers
name the only thing he could relate was he was born in Ulster, Ireland.
James Troup Allen's sons were Dr. Henry Dawson Sr. and Judge John T. Allen.
Mary Ann Waring Allen
in Rockford,IL. 2/29/04
ALEXANDER - George Henry Alexander
- born: 8 April 1848 Milledgeville GA died: 18 June 1928
Hardeman Co., TX.
record: “He joined Civil War at age 14 yrs. He was never back home. He
passed insite of his home chain to a flat box car. His mother passed away
during the war, and his home was destroyed by the yanks. He had some step
brothers and sisters. But when the war was over he didn’t go back to GA.
He came to Texas instead. He never knew anything about his family. He stop
spent night on his way back to GA, happen to be some one that knew his
mother he told him that his mother was dead. So he came on to Texas instead.”
Named oldest daughter
Mary Elizabeth, and second daughter Myrtle Rebecca (Rebecca is mother of
wife, so maybe Myrtle is his mother – or Mary Elizabeth is his mother???)
Mother had to pass
away in 1865, because he joined in 1863 – I think. I also think she had
remarried and was not Mrs. Alexander at the time.
Earliest record is Dallas
County Marriages Dallas Texas, Married Mary Frances Daniel, daughter of
John and Rebecca Ray Daniel, 17 Oct 1872. S.
ANDREWS/RODGERS: Looking for Joseph
Andrews and Emma Rodgers families. They were married in Baldwin Co.
Ga December 28, 1891. They are my
gggrandparents. My g grandmother was their
2nd daughter, Kansis Lillian Andrews. She married Harvey Maxwell
January 13, 1913 in Grady Co Ga. Joseph did marry again after
Emma died 1898 or 1899. 2nd wife Lucinda ? had 3 sons, Lonnie, Felton
and Garrett. Just want to find out about Joseph and Emma.
BAKER, JOSEPH - I am looking for
information about Joseph Baker, died in Baldwin Co., 1818, father of Jane
Harris, married to Major Harris. Major was born in GA about 1798,
so maybe his family also lived in this area since at the time Joseph's
will was written in 1817 they were already married. Any information
on the Harrs family would also be appreciated. Barbara
BALDWIN - Still looking for
the parents of Nancy Wiley Baldwin, born 1831. She was born in Georgia
(some say S or N, Carolina) but most say Milledgeville, GA. I've
already researched her last name. I want to make certain my records
search has been correct. She married in 1849, James E. Cearley (Kearley),
had two children, then left for Texas by 1853. They settled in an area
north of Austin, Texas and had many more children. Just need to verify
which of the Baldwin men was her father. He perhaps would have been born
around 1800. I'm looking for her mother also. Linda
BARNETT - I am looking for information
of the parents of Col. Nathan C. Barnett, of Baldwin Co. I know their
names are William Barnett and Ann Crawford, and I know Ann’s lineage, but
I know absolutely nothing of William Barnett, other than he was of ‘English
Descent. Does ANYONE have other information on Col. Barnett’s parentage?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated! Kim-Michelle
BEARD - Looking for parents of James
Beard born 1795 died before 1850 Coffee Co,Alabama. Married Elizabeth ?
Children were William Francis, Adolphus C, Nancy K, Elizabeth, Martha Ann,
John Hamilton, James Edmund, Robert B and Thomas Joseph F.
Maddox Wilson 8/12/2012
BENFORD - Looking for information
on the Benford families-
John Monroe Benford 1858-?
Alonzo Benford 1862-1887-??
James Robert "Jim Buck" Benford
Jarrott A. "Dutch" Benford
Ashley M. "Ash" Benford 1871-1950
What I think I know that James Robert was
married 3 times
A) Elizabeth Jane Youngblood 1866-1890
B) Elizabeth Etheridge 1866-?
C) Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Beck
BUCHANAN - Buchanan/Buckhannon/Herrington/Harrinton/Wilson-My
husband's GGGfather's family hails from Baldwin County. In 1808 or
1809 Robert Buckhannon died there. Robert's wife, Sarah Wilson, died
there in 1825. Their son, Samuel Buchanan was born there 3-17-1793
and married Nancy Herrington/Harrington there 3-14-1814. Can anyone
provide further info? Chris Buchanan
BURGE - Thomas
Haddon (Henry) PARHAM wrote his will in Baldwin Co. Apr. 7, 1823;
probated July 7, 1823. He listed his wife, Arden (Agnes CULPEPPER);
children: Gincy, Lisha REDDING, Mary ROGERS, Agnes DOZIER (William P. DOZER;
her 2nd marriage supposedly was to a GALLOWAY, heirs of Elizabeth
(Delilah)REDDING (Anderson Redding); son, Rowland PARHAM his son-in-law,
Anderson REDDING; and his grandsons, John H. PARHAM And WILLIAM BURGE.
to find out who this William Burge and his parents were, I have checked
Parham records. Since I can't find anything in Baldwin County, I
thought maybe I could find old records in the area before it became Baldwin.
I don't know which Parham daughter married a Burge. The daughter
was probably born between 1760 and 1770. Don't know if she was one
of the daughters listed or if she was deceased when the will was
written. There are several Burges in the GA area in the 1800's that
I continue to place. I will really appreciate any help.
BRAZIER / PRISON RECORDS :looking
for for information on prison records for Milledgeville 1895 to 1915
if anyone can please tell me where to find them. Person of interest is
Tom Brazier, was there in 1903 . Thanks for any help. Tommy
Lewis Rainsville, Alabama. 08/23/2006
BRAXTON, Walter Holland:
Is listed on 1850 census of Henry County, Al. as being born 1807 in SCarolina.
His brother Oliver O. Braxton, Sr. - born: 1798 in SCarolina, and
Olivers wife: Darcus Miller/Braxton - born 1810 in SCarolina. About
1829 all 3 departed SCarolina on migration to Henry County, Al. When
they stopped-over in Baldwin County, Ga.; Walter Holland remained
there. Oliver and Darcus continued on their migration to Henry County,
Al. Walter Holland got married and lived in Baldwin County
and after child/children were born, his family migrated to Henry
County, Al. and joined Oliver and Darcus. Both familys lived
in Henry County, Al. until 1851, when both familys then further migrated
into Cerrogordo, Holmes County, Fl. While living in Henry County,
Oliver owned 5 parcels of land and 7 slaves.
Oliver is my GG-GFather and during
my search, have not found information that conflicts with the information
about his being born in 1798 in SCarolina - as indicated in the 1850
census of Henry County, Al. However, descendents of Walter
Holland have information indicating that he was born in Ga.
MY BRICKWALL: Unable
to find and verify name of the FATHER of Walter Holland and his brother
Oliver O. Braxton, Sr. Many thanks,,,,Bill Braxton, 5088 Braxton
Ln., Pace, Fl.
JOHN ANDREW - I am trying to find info on John Andrew Breedlove
b. 1812 who was elected Sheriff of Baldwin Co. in 1856. John died in residence
in Milledgeville on 18 Dec 1871 and is buried in Milledgeville City Cemetery
(East Side). He was married to MARY BATSON b 1829. Any additional info
would be helpful Thanks Jim McMullian
are the parents of Henry Brown, who died in Baldwin County, Ga. in 1826?.
Supposedly he was born in NC. There seems to be few records of this man other
than he married Catherine Taylor who died in Talbot GA in 1844 (and is suppsedly
the daughter of Quaker named William Taylor) and they had several children,
Mary Brown (who married Joseph Brown, child of Joseph Brwon of Old 96th -
yes both named Brown and Sarah McElwee.) Henry Hastings Brown (who
married Mary Perry and later Exa Beall Bedingfield) Other children: Thomas,
Malinda (married Cyrus Robinson), Martha (who married Young Daniel;Sarah
Ann (wwho married Barney Hill. I have been looking for years and have not
found parentage for either Henry Brown of his wife Catherine Taylor. It appears
Henry Brown may have traveled with Sarah McElwee Brown to Baldwin when when
she is a fortunate drawer in the 1805 land lottery, as she was a widow when
she undertook this journey. He appears on the 1820 census in Baldwin Co.
Is there a chance this man or his wife are Native American? Ronni Monroe,
BROWN/BYRD - Need information on
Squire and Candis Brown, African Americans born 1835 & 1844 respectively
in Baldwin County, Milledgeville, Ga. Also Joe Lee and Francis Byrd,
both born in Oconee Cty, Ga. according to vital records, but may have been
Oconee Old Town, which is just south of Milledgeville in Baldwin County.
Oconee Old Town was once Indian Territory so Joe Lee and Francis Byrd may
have been Indians.. Unable to find any other information on them.
All of these people were the parents of my great grandparents, William
H. Lee(1880-1938) and Candis Mamie Brown(1887-1957). Thanks, D.
BUTTS - I am looking for the children
of George Miles and Amanda Louise Lanier Butts. This couple
was married in Sparta around 1832. In 1850 the were in Baldwin County
with 4 children, Henry, Thomas, Emma, and Columbus. Can't find
the family in 1860. All the sons fought in the civil war for Georgia.
Don't know where they went after the war. Emma married in Coweta
Co. to my great grand father George Wolfe and came North. I have
her data. Thanks
Joyce in Ky.
CARTER - I am looking for any information
about the Carter family in Baldwin County during the early 1800's.
My ancestor is Francis S. Carter and wife Margaret Taylor. They moved
to the Baldwin Co. Area from Lexington Co, S.C. around end of 1790 or beginning
of 1800. I am trying to find his parents. Francis Carter died in
Baldwin County in 1815. His sons moved on to MS, LA, TX, and AR.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, John
CHAPMAN, JOHN D. - . married Martha
W. Chapman in Baldwin Co. GA on 21 Dec 1815. I have hit a brick wall
in trying to document the parents of John or Martha. I see other
Chapmans in the county at the same time----Deberry Chapman, Ambrose Chapman,
and Isaiah Chapman. I feel that they are probably related in some
way but have not found any wills, deeds, or court records that show any
relationship. John and Martha Chapman eventually moved to Coosa Co.
Alabama where they died. Any help would be much appreciated.
COLLINS - Does anyone have a picture
of Samuel B Collins, Confederate Veteran, buried in Black Springs Cemetery?
A family connection would like to have one. Thanks
K. C. Bray 4/18/2014
COOK - My information on William
Cook comes from recolections of my grandfather, Joseph Anderson Cook, of
the family stories handed down to him, and supporting documents.
I found a photocopy of a
handwritten transcription of the William Cook Family Bible among my mother's
papers of family history. It gives the wife as Lucy Jones and children
as James E., Emerline, Emily Hawkins, Elijah Perry, Andrew Jackson, Louisa
Marion, William Henry and Lucy Ann.
The story in my grandfather's
memoirs states that the father (William) was involved in a river accident
on the Occoie (sp?) in 1827 which wiped out the family financially and
the mother died in 1834 of exhaustion from trying to make a living and
keep the family together.
A judgement was settled
by a sale on the courthouse steps in Jones County. Marriages of the
children are recorded in Jones county, which match the "Family Bible".
I am hoping to find someone who has knowledge of the original Family Bible.
"Bickie" Raspilair 2/6/2005
COOPER- My great grandmother
Lula Cooper (b. 1880) lived in either Hancock or Baldwin County. She married
Elton STANLEY and they had several children. Looking for any information
on her parents or siblings. Deborah
BELLE POWELL - I am trying to determine the names of either parent
of Belle Powell Cooper. Belle was born either in August 1857 or 1862
in Milledgeville. Her mother was believed to be a Cherokee slave
named Sallie, Sarah or Hannah. Belle’s father was supposedly a GA
congressman from Rome, GA. When Belle’s husband, Allen Cooper, left
her approximately in 1894, she went to work for a doctor cousin (father’s
side) who had recently finished medical school. Belle worked as a
nurse for the doctor primarily in Chattanooga, TN. If anyone has
any information they believe relevant, I! would greatly appreciate it.
CRENSHAW - I
am trying to find records of the Crenshaw Family, in particular the family
of Jeannette Arianne Crenshaw who was born in Milledgeville, Sept. 8, 1817.
I suspect her perents might have been William Henry Crenshaw and Susan
N. Wallace who were married in Baldwin Co., July 12, 1815. The names Henry,
Susan and Wallace all come up in Jeannette's children's names. I have no
further information on this family and would appreciate any leads anyone
has. Thank you. email@example.com
CULPEPPER - I am looking for Daniel
Peek Culpepper who died in Baldwin County, GA in 1825. I’d like to
see death records for him.
Suzanne Grace. 11/14/2014.
CURRY - I am looking for the ancestors
of William L. Curry who lived in Baldwin County. He was there in 1830,
1840, and 1850. He married Mary Elizabeth Ivey on Aug. 14, 1823 in Baldwin
County. I have not been able to connect him with any of the other Currys
in the county. Any help would be appreciated.
Teresa Davis 5/4/2007
DUBOSE - Looking for parents of John
H DuBose born in S C 1795 and died in Baldwin County, GA 1823. Peter DuBose,
II lived in Baldwin County and also died there. He was born in S
C 1736 and died in Baldwin County 1832. We have all of John’s children
and to the present but nothing before. Hopefully we can make a connection
and solve a mystery. Dee
DUMAS - I'm looking for any information,
particularly the parents of John Henry DUMAS.
JOHN HENRY DUMAS was born Nov 12, 1821 in
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, and died Feb 25, 1859 in near Waynesville,
Pulaski County, Missouri. He married ELLENDER/ELEANOR RUSSELL Apr
23, 1843 in Monroe County, Georgia. She was born Jan 19, 1815 in
Georgia, and died Aft. 1860.
Children of JOHN DUMAS and ELLENDER/ELEANOR
1. JAMES WILLIAM2 DUMAS, b. Apr 14, 1844,
Georgia; d. 1939, Dodge County, Nebraska.
2. SUSAN E. DUMAS, b. Oct 10, 1845, Georgia;
d. May 03, 1891, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.
3. MARTIN THOMAS DUMAS, b. Aug 10, 1847,
Georgia; d. Aug 22, 1920, Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma.
4. NEHEMIAH DUMAS, b. Feb 21, 1849, Milledgeville,
Baldwin Co., Georgia; d. Mar 11, 1932, Garland, Bourbon Co., Kansas.
5. JUDYANN/JUDEANN FRANCES DUMAS, b. Oct
04, 1850, Georgia.
6. NANCY ANN DUMAS, b. Oct 1852, Georgia;
d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois.
7. DAVID BENJAMIN DUMAS, b. Aug 23, 1855,
Georgia; d. Sep 26, 1937.
anyone know about the Ethridge and Phillips families in this news article
? "July 7, 1885 The Union-Recorder (Milledgeville) Married on July
3, by W.H. Stembridge, Esq. N.P., at the residence of the bride's sister,
MRS. JOHN ETHRIDGE, Mr. CHARLES BABB to Miss JANE PHILLIPS, all of
this county." Thanks Eileen
EUBANKS - Hello
My name is Scott Eubanks I have been doing Reseach on My Surname Eubanks,
& many more,now for about 12 years. My family of Eubanks are from Baldwin
County, Crawford County, Hancock County, Washington County, Georgia. Yes
we are of English & German descent. Let me Know your Grandmothers name
and I'll fill in some blanks for you. I have over 7,000 names in my data
base. Thanks & I hope I can help. Scott
FERGUSON - Looking for father of
Albert Ferguson born in 1807 S.C. Died in Lathan, Baldwin Co., Al In 1856.
Married Margaret Weekley. Father's name was Freeman Ferguson. Thanks for
any help. Howard Vaughn. 06/23/2015
GANN-SMITH - Looking for information on
the GANN (misspelled GUN) family and in particular daughter Elizabeth
Gann who married John Hancock Smith in Baldwin Co. GA. John and Elizabeth
migrated to Bastrop County, Texas in 1850. John was killed in battle of Millikins
Bend, June 7, 1863, 5th Sergeant 17th Tex Infantry CO C. Elizabeth shows
up on census as widow until 1890 then disappears. Trying to find her death
date. Any help appreciated. She is my Great Great Grandmother. Tom Smith 1/10/2017
GARY, WILLIAM - Seeking evidences
of this ancestor who lived in Baldwin Co. before 1835. He originated
in Newberry Co., SC. Thanks for your reply. Anne
W Gokey 8/14/2006
GOODWIN - My brick wall in my Goodwin
ancestry has been John Goodwin who may have migrated from Baldwin
Co, Georgia (or a surrounding county) to Dallas Co Alabama before 1830.
He was married to Patsey Unknown. Their children: James-b.Georgia,
John W., Charles Fletcher, Margaret (Myrick), Elizabeth (Gabbut), Sena
(Jones), Eliza (Meyers),
Isaiah, Sarah and Martha Goodwin. Appreciate
any leads. Email
GREENE, LEWIS R. - Looking for any
information on Lewis R. Greene family. Lewis’s parents are Edwin
H. Green and Nancy Smith. I am looking for Edwin’s father and mother.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I descended from Thomas Monroe
searching for the parents of Mariam M. Green, born July 15, 1820, who married
WILLIAM A. BABB in Baldwin County October 07, 1842. Have been at this "brick
wall" for years and would love to see over the other side. Any help is
HALL - I would like very much to
learn the maiden name of MARGARET V.HALL, wife of WILLIAM S, HALL Of Baldwin
Co 1860 and Hancock Co 1880. Margaret was b. 1839. William was son of John
M. Hall and grandson of Benjamin Hall.
My known ancestors THOMAS WRIGHT and his
wife SARAH CARLISLE show a daughter Margaret Age 11 on the 1850 census
of Hancock Co. She is not with them in 1860. Does anyone know whether
she married William?? If so what did the V. stand for or was it a miscopying
of a W? Margaret and William showed children in 1880 Hancock: William L.21;
Maggie 17; Roberta 13;; Jenny 11;
McDonald 9;Mamie 5; Linch 4; Katie
1. Maggie married a Chandler. Margaret Wright’s sister Anna
married a Lynch. In ’80 the Halls lived next to Tabitha (Butts) Wright,
my Ggrandmother who married Margaret Wright’s brother Pierce, It
seems like a good bet. Would like confirmation. Thanks so much. Fay
HALL -For a couple of years, I have
been researching the life and activities of William Perot Hall, born in
Cuba in 1825, died in Pendleton, SC, 1883. Married to Susan Sloan,
daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sloan of Pendleton. William P. Hall
is listed in the 1880 census in Charleston, SC, father born in Cuba, mother
born in Georgia. My brick wall is getting information on the family
origins of William P. Hall. A recent stroke of luck has led me to
the George W. Murray will, Baldwin County, Georgia, 1836. In this
will Henry T. Hall (of McIntosh Co., GA) , known to be a relation of William
P. Hall, is listed as a friend of Mr. Murray. Also mentioned are
the children of the late William T. Hall of the Island of Cuba. These
children are named as Felicia E. B. and William Hall. I believe that
this William Hall is my William Perot Hall, but I don't really have documents
to substantiate it.
One clue of a connection
is that William P. Hall had a daughter named Felicia Oliveres Hall who
married William Bachman Chisolm. I am encouraged to believe that
Felicia is a name being passed down in this Hall family. Felicia
O. H. and W. B. Chisolm are listed in the 1880 W. P. Hall household in
Any help appreciated.
HALL - My great grandfather was William
Lawrence Hall who died in Milledgeville around 1898. His father was William
S. Hall, born 1835. His father was James Madison Hall, born 1810,
died 1874. They decended from Benjamin Hall, a copy of whose will
I have. He was born in 1773, and died in Milledgeville, 23 Sep, 1843.
Benjamin also had a son named William S. born 16 Oct, 1835, and died in
Macon. I can see Benjamin in the 1820 census, but there is no other
information as they listed only head of household.
Any information on Benjamin
and from whence he came would be appreciated. I also don't know anything
of the death of William Lawrence Hall (my middle name came from him) or
where he is buried. He had only two children, both daughters.
One died a spinster, and the other had only one child, my father. Larry
HALL - I would like very much to
learn the maiden name of MARGARET V .HALL, wife of WILLIAM S.HALL Of Baldwin
Co 1860 and Hancock Co 1880. Margaret was b. 1839. William was son of John
M. Hall and grandson of Benjamin Hall. My known ancestors THOMAS
WRIGHT and his wife SARAH CARLISLE show a daughter Margaret Age 11 on the
1850 census of Hancock Co. She is not with them in 1860. Does anyone know
whether she married William?? If so what did the V. stand for or
was it a miscopying of a W?
Margaret and William showed children in
1880 Hancock: William L.21; Maggie 17; Roberta 13;; Jenny 11; McDonald
9;Mamie 5; Linch 4; Katie 1. Maggie married a Chandler. Margaret
Wright’s sister Anna married a Lynch. In ’80 the Halls lived next
to Tabitha (Butts) Wright, my Ggrandmother who married Margaret Wright’s
brother Pierce, It seems like a good bet. Would like confirmation. Thanks
so much. Fay Hoodock 5/30/2010
HARRIS - I am looking for [Samuel
Anthony?] Harris. He married America Peavy after 1870, she died in 1874
after giving birth to twins, any help would be appreciated. Dorothy Smith
[CROSBY< PEAVY< HODGES> SMITH]
HERMAN DOROTHY M SMITH 3/5/2008
HATFIELD - Would appreciate
any information from the Hatfield family in regards to the location of
Hatfield Hill in Wilkinson County, Georgia. It was the location of my Gr.
Grandfather Elder David Smith's home he was a Primitive Baptist Minister.
He lived someplace in or around Allentown, Ga. Robert
L. Smith. 11/18/2009
HICKS - I am looking for information
pertaining to John H. (Hodge) Hicks, who was living in Wilkinson County
by 1850, but is believed to have lived in Baldwin County before that time
(based on 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses). He enlisted at Milledgeville for
military service in the militia for the War of 1812. Of particular
interest is any information pertaining to his birthplace (listed as North
Carolina on 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses, but shown as Georgia on 1880
census), his siblings or his parents. He married Rebecca Smith in 1814
in Twiggs County (per information in his War of 1812 Pension file at National
Archives in Washington, D.C.). So far, I have not found any information
regarding the parents or siblings of John H. Hicks or any source identifying
his exact place of birth (e.g., county or town) that could lead to further
information. Also any information on Rebecca Smith (born about 1796), wife
of John H. Hicks, would also be of interest. Peter
HIGH- Researcing High Family of early
1800s. Joan High www.crystallady.com. e-mail the firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maria C. Humphries, my
gg grandmother, was born in Baldwin County circa 1810. She married,
in 1835, a Mr. James Jackson; and had a son. Both the husband and the child
died in 1836. She later married my gg grandfather, Daniel H. Bird,
of Canton, in Cherokee County, Ga. I would appreciate any help with
identifying relatives of Maria Humphreys. Thanks!
F. C. Byrd 10/16/2011
HYDE – I am looking for information
on Thomas Robert Hyde, my GG-Grandfather. The family story is that
he was an architect/contractor and his name was shown on a cornerstone
of a public building in Milledgeville. He was born about 1809 and
died in 1870 in Floyd County, Georgia. My grandmother (his granddaughter)
traveled to Milledgeville in the mid- to late-1970s with my aunt and uncle.
They located the cornerstone and took her picture standing next to it.
All are now deceased but another aunt reports how excited she was that
she was able to find his name on the cornerstone. Of course, the
picture cannot be found! I traveled to Milledgeville a few months
ago but was unable to find anything. I spoke with several people
at the Capital, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Visitor’s Center but did
not get any information. Since it has now been about 40 years since
my grandmother visited Milledgeville, is it possible there have been renovations
that would have removed or relocated a cornerstone? I would appreciate
any help you can provide. Thank you – Sandra
IVEY - Robert Ivey , son of Barna
and Elsie Davis Ivey.....noticed him on a couple of records on website,
1864 reorganizing of districts, and 1850 slaveowner, I was trying to find
out which one of the family members took care of my ancestors during slavery
and after Emancipation. It could be a Uncle , Malachi, from Bullock County,
Al. or the father Barna Ivey, who once lived in Milledgeville then on to
Barbour and Bullock Cty, Al......I haven't narrowed it down yet. But, one
of the 3 should be it, was wondering what be the next step for me to take
in finding out if they left anything behind that might of mentioned their
slaves besides age, sex,female or male........I know the records can be
different in Georgia. Would you be able to tell me what to look for next
in Georgia records. I have no contacts in Georgia. On your website it's
listed as Roberty Ivey, or R.D. Ivey (30) slaves. I have a family history
genfile on that whole Ivey family. I find some of them near my family on
1870, 1880,1900 census of Alabama in Bullock County. Anything you can tell
me to further my research would be helpful. Thanks, TrueAnn,
Kentucky, "Happy Hunting" I have been working on a family website, if that
would be helpful. ike-iveryfamily.org 9/7/2009
JOHNSON - am searching for a Martin
Johnson...have no info except family rumors say he was born in GA....he
married my gggrandmother, Mourning Trussell Johnson, sometime between 1818-1820.
Mourning died in 1837. I saw a marriage license in the Bibb
County, AL register for a Martin Johnson and a Safrona Bolins 1840.
Mourning died in Greene County, AL. There is no more info on Martin
after that date. Any help would be appreciated.
Probably Martin was born 1800 or
before. Mourning was born about 1802.
Thanks, Kathryn 1/31/2005
JOHNSON - Am searching for my birth
dad who was orig. from Baldwin County, Ga. His name is Ronnie Johnson at
the time of my birth he wa 19 yrs old and an army reserve cook he is a
black male and has 4 sisters and 2 brothers. My name is Abtausha Leigh
I was born 9-25-80 to a Roslyn Yarborough who was sent to Savannah, Ga
to have me then she had to give me up for adoption bc she was only 15 yrs
old . Any information is wanted reach me at Abtausha
Leigh. Thanks 12/6/2006
JUSTICE - I am looking for any relatives
of WILLIAM KING JUSTICE who died in Baldwin Co. Georgia in 1972.
In 1972 he had two daughters in Missouri, two daughters from a previous
marriage and may have married again. William's sisters are Earline and
Martha and Martha had brother Joseph. Thanks Chris
Johnston, 11778 CO RD 391 Holts Summit MO 65043 11/18/2009
KEMP - I am interested in finding
data on J Angus Kemp married to Triphosia or Tryphosa? Prichard of Baldwin
county Georgia. They are listed on the 1880 census of District 115,
Baldwin, Georgia. Thank you, Betty
KITCHEN, WORTHEN, SWINTS, SHINHOLSTER
- I am looking for information on JANIE KITCHEN, PATSIE(SY) KITCHEN,
HENRY WORTHEN and SWINTS that lived in Milledgeville. JANIE
KITCHEN had a sister or daughter named VIOLA. I believe they were
sharecroppers but don't know which land they farmed. Also, need help
finding out if the SHINHOLSTERS owned a plantation there and how to get
copies of their slave register. Thanks - Wilbur
LAYTON - Looking for information
on the John Layton family. He is in the 1820 census of Washington
Co.,Ga. Cannot find anything except the census and that he came from NC.
Thanks. Pat Layton 4/23/2010
LEE - Looking for any information
on William B. Lee or family of. He may have been the only African
American blacksmith in Milledgeville between 1900 and his death around
1940. He owned his own business. He was born around 1870, supposedly
in Tennessee and married Candice Brown in 1898, then Mamie (Lee) at a date
unknown. There were about 8 or 9 children (Zepherine, William Jr,
Robert, Cleo, Annie Lou, Alice, Robena and Dorothy). Any information
on the family and the burial place of William and Mamie. D.
LUNDY - ALFORD - Williamson Lundy
married to Sarah D. Alford 2 Oct. 1827 in Hancock County. My great
grand mother was Martha Cherokee Lundy married to William Jarrett Massey.
Can anyone out there confirm the Cherokee connection to the Alford or Lundy
family? Or any other info on these families
No virus found in this message. Laverne
MANDERSON, JOHN HUME - I'm looking
for any information as to the identity of the 'common law' wife of John
Hume Manderson. She was still alive in the 1820 Wilkinson County
Georgia census, but that census did not provide names of household members.
My only clue is that their daughter Joana Manderson named her first daughter
Onacota Arreny Magdalona Sanford. None of those names appear in the
family anywhere else. John Hume died ~1826 and was supposedly buried
somewhere along the Savannah River, probably next to his brother George.
He died a relatively wealthy man, with quite a few children. I'm
hoping that someone might remember a family story about her. John
Hume migrated from the Cheraw district of South Carolina around 1790, so
she probably came with him from there. Thanks in advance! Kathryn
MCKINLEY - Ishom McKinley my g,g,grandfather
on my mothers side. Enlisted on 21 August 1813 in Baldwin Co. Ga. Listed
as Sick 31 Oct 1813.
Discharged at Fort Hawkins 11 Feb. 1814.
Moved to Monroe Co. Al. before 1818. Isham was paid $46.20 for his service
and $70.40 for bring his own horse. He and his brother James were hired
to drive a herd of cattle to around Franklin in Monroe Co. Al. The time
period is between 1815 and 1818 this is because one son born in Ga. 1815
and another son born in Al. in 1818. I'm sure driving cattle through Indian
lands during this time was not easy.
James along with Lett Mckinley are listed
as Pvt. in the 1st Reg. commanded by Chambers. This is not found in Ga.
Volunteer. War of 1812.
Any help on these two would help me on the
Mckinley family. I do not know anything on Lett, if he is a son of James
or not. I do not know the father of Isham and Jame, but a William McKinleyin
1805 get land in Baldwin Co. ga. Dist#3 and lot 277. David
MOORE, LUKE - Luke Moore died Baldwin
Co. 1819, Will Book A has an abstract of his will. Trying to find his home
and his burial place. First wife SUSANNAH BOWERS,
died 1816 Baldwin; 2nd wife SALLY GUNN DOD/burial
unknown. email@example.com 6/23/02
MYRICK, GEORGE - Trying to find out
about George Myrick who was born 1810 and married Nancy Temple who was
born in Hancock County 1814. They were married in Autauga County,
Alabama in 1832. I trace my ancestry to George Myrick but have no names
for his parents. Thanks for any help.
ODOM - Trying to find my family.
Julius S. Odom/Doris Maybell Johnson. My father is Robert Julius Odom.
OWENS- All of my fathers history
is found in the deep south and I have been slowly building up several lines
working remotely from here in New Jersey. My grandmother was Alice Owens
and her line has been easily traced to a William Owens who married Polly
Collins on Aug 24, 1809 in Baldwin County. I am holding a copy of the authorization
that was issued by a judge that they could marry along with a certificate
signed by E. Owens, the minister) that he did indeed join the two.
Here is the problem-- An elderly
relative (an Owens) states that the minister was Etheldred Owens which
seems to be supported by other records. But the problem is, this relative
claims that William was his son but she "can't find her documents" to substantiate
There is a sense of urgency here
in that I am 73 and not in good health so completing this task is a priority.
I will be grateful for
any help or consideration that you can offer to this request. Charles
PERRY - Am searching for the parents
and siblings of Robert Barrett Gibson Perry - born about 1862 in Georgia
- came to Texas about 1880. Thank you. June
POINDEXTER, JAMES - My name is Kristi
Downing and I've been researching my husband's Poindexter line for many
years. His great great grandfather was James C L Poindexter (b.1859 Bibb
Co, Ga d. 1938 Fulton Co, Ga). His mother was Martha Herrington Poindexter's
sister to Delaney Herrington Bloodworth. Martha married James Poindexter.
So, my brick wall seems
to be who James Poindexter, Sr's parents are- or at least his father. Samuel
Poindexter, found in the 1850 Baldwin Co census has a James Poindexter,
age16, in his household and I believe this is probably my James but he
cannot be Samuel's son. Possibly his brother?
is thought to be a John Poindexter and his mother is Jane/Jenny- McCrary
Poindexter. My question is do we know anything about this John Poindexter
besides he was not with his family after about 1835? Kristi
POSTON, HARVEY LEE - I am looking
for descendants of HARVEY LEE POSTON son of WILLIAM HARVEY POSTON
and FRANCES (FANNIE) BERNISE LEAVINSOR spelled LEVINS.
They lived in the Baldwin County area. CDill38840@aol.com
POSTON, HARVEY - looking for info
on Harvey Poston son of John Poston and Ella Young anyone with info please
let me know thanks. Email
RAYFORD/RAIFORD - I'm researching
the origins of an African-American family that was enumerated in Milledgeville,
as early as the 1870s and a few decades later. The Rayford/Raiford
line, near as I can figure, was not even recorded until the 1870 Census.
Ned Rayford had been a slave, as likely had his wife, Kate, and most of
his children. Records I have access to have not shed any further
light on Ned, though, as he was listed born in SC, and the first "sighting"
of his name is the 1870 Census, when he was already over 60 years of age.
His wife was enumerated in the 1880 Census, but not Ned, so I would suspect
he died between 1870 and 1880 in the Milledgeville area.
1870 Census for Milledgeville, Baldwin Co,
GA (this, for now, is merely a solid possibility):
Ned, 62, m, B, carpenter, SC
Kate, 58, f, b, keeping house, GA
Alvin, 22, m, b, day laborer, GA
COOK, Albert, 22, m, b, day laborer, GA
COOK, Isabella, 21, f, b, GA (d/o
Ned and Kate)
?Arn?, 18, m, b, GA (no idea on this name)
John, 9, m, b, GA
If anyone else is researching
this family and wishing to share information, I do have a bit of info on
the descendants, but not a clue on ancestries. Or, if someone might
have an idea where I could find more information on this family, I'd be
happy to listen to their advice.
READY, Spottswood G. - born
1792 in Baldwin, Georgia, USA; married to Polly Sarah BECKHAM on 9 JUN
1811; Recorded children include John M. (b. 08 MAR 1812); Allen Beckham
(b. 1816); Absolom Jack (b. 1820) and Spotswood (b.1846?). I am searching
for any information regarding Spottswood G Ready's date and place of death,
parent information, siblings, etc. R.
Linn Ready 12/08/2010
NATHANIEL - Looking for information about ancestors (or descendents)
of NATHANIEL RENFROE, b. 1808, Washington County, GA. Owned abt.
2000 acres in Baldwin County, GA from 1830s - 1870s, which I believe he
obrtained through the Cherokee Land Lottery. (Location: Renfroe
Road north and bounded by Prosser Road and Gum Creek.) My mother
was his ggrand-daughter. All info appreciated. Thanks,
Jane Sims 8/8/2003
RICE - I am looking for information
on John and Nancy Rice. John died in Baldwin County Georgia in 1814.
John and Nancy Rice children were Martha Rice born in about 1799, Julia
Rice who married Shackrick Bivins, Jane Rice who married Wiley Armstrong
in 1820 and Martha Rice who married James Bibins about 1818. I am
sure there were others...
Martha and James Bivins children were:
James H. Bivins who married Mary C Watkins
Jown W. Bivins who was never married
Robert T. Bivins who married Virginia Jane
Georgia Ann Bibins was not married
Caroline Bivins married Robert T. Flewellen.
Emeline Bivins married Henry S. Cotton.
I am looking for the father of John Rice.
I think two of his son's were Benjamin Rice and William Rice, These
two were mentioned in John Rice estate sale in 1814 and 1815. John died
in 1814 in Warren Co,
I think this is the same William Rice who
died without a will in 1849 in Newton County Gerogia . (Newton County established
in 1820.) His estate was probated by the State of Georgia. Newton
County was made from part of Jasper and Baldwin Counties.
I think these Rice came to Georgia in the
late 1700's ( I found John living in Warren County Georgia in 1797.
I also found a Charles Rice who died in Franklin County in 1818,
this Charles Rice was the son of Henry Rice, (1717-1818) He left
S.C. about the same time as John. Charles was selling some of Henry's
property in S.C. in the late 1700s, Ref. Henry Rice the pioneer
gristmiller, by Melvin Weaver Little.
I think that William (died in 1849) father
was John Rice who died in 1814. I think both Charles and John were
brothers and two of the sons of Henry. I have proof that the Charles
who died in Franklin Co. Georgia, was the son of Henry..(1717-1818)
I think I have knocked down part of the brickwall.
Any information would be helpful. I had my
DNA checked through Ancestry.com. Bobby
L Rice Loganville Georgia. 6/27/2010, Edited 12-28-2010
ROGERS, Looking for David Rogers
lived in Baldwin County in November 1853 according to Surry County (Virginia)
Deed Book 13, p. 482. He gave his brother in Virginia power of attorney
to settle his share of their father's estate. This may be the David
Rogers who married Eliza Wright in Baldwin County on 20 April 1849.
We have a database of 5,000 descendants and spouses of the father, Micajah
Rogers (ca. 1775-1847), but David is a dead end. Any help or advice
will be greatly appreciated. Bill Fox,
Williamsburg, Virginia 5/1/2007
ROGERS -I am Searching for the family
of my gggrandfather, Micheal William Rogers.The info I have is that
he was born in Milldgeville Baldwin County in 1812. I need to place him
with parents and siblings.
He married Eliza Anne LaPrade in Alabama.They
resided in Coosa county Alabama Before coming to Texas by 1850. Any help
will be appreciated. Angela D.
Rogers Perez 8/1/2009.
SHEALY - Looking for info on Mary
Jane Shealy Smith (b about 1944 or 45, died 24 November 1912). She married
David S. Smith in Washington County 22 April 1873. David and Mary Jane
were my great grandparents. I followed the Smith line quite well but stumped
on the Shealy line -- may have been from SC. I have her father as Wilson
(or William) Shealy and mother as Emily C. (no last name) but don't think
the Emily C is correct. Anyone know of them? intexa2
ELIJAH - My great Grand Father was a superintendent of a pauper farm
and the way the obituary was written it seems to indicate that he
was in Baldwin county. I am looking for anything I can
dig up about his life and this bit of information has no string as
yet. If you might know of the existence of records, where it actually
was located [if at all in your fair county], or anything else, I would
appreciate hearing from you. For your information here is his information:
ELIJAH SHEPARD [also spelled SHEPPARD & SHEPHERD], was
released from a Union prison in April 1865 and dies in April, 1904.
He was born August 2, 1840 in Dublin. Thanks for any information you may
have, Robert Shepard
A 1908 Map of Baldwin County shows the
poor farm located between Byington Mill Road (Mt. Pleasant Church Rd.)
and Irwinton Road (441 S.) on what is now Cox Road in Southwest Baldwin
County very close to the Wilkinson County line. According to the
map, it is about a mile to the farm from Mt.Pleasant Chuch Rd.
On Census records this would be in GM District 322. Counties operated these
poor farms. The county commssioners were in charge of poor farms.
Contact Baldwin County Commissioners at 478-445-4791. Eileen
B. McAdams, Baldwin County Coordinator
SMITH - I’m looking for
information on the family of Elizabeth (Hancock) & Lewis Smith.
His name is alternately spelled Louis. The couple, both born in GA,
married in Wilkinson Co, GA on 19 May 1825 and were still in that county
for the 1830 & 1840 censuses. They pop up in 1850 living in Milledgeville
along with their recently married son, John H Smith (living with his in-laws,
the Gann family, whose surname was misspelled as Gun). By
1852, all of the family had moved to Texas.
Update: Eliza & Mary have both
been found! Eliza Smith, born 18 Mar 1826, married Charles Meredith
(alternates Meridith, Merideth, Meredeth) on 07 Jan 1845 in Wilkinson Co,
GA and died in May 1892 in Bastrop Co, TX. Mary A. Smith, born 30
Jun 1834, married
James Robinson (misspelled as Roberson in county
marriage records) on 09 Jan 1854 in Bastrop Co, TX and died 14 Nov 1895
in Bastrop Co, TX. I’m looking for any descendants of Lewis &
Elizabeth’s family, and am also very interested in their parentage.
I would like to correspond with any Smith or Hancock researchers looking
in Georgia to possibly narrow down family possibilities. Thanks!
Daniel E. Smith 12/14/2007
DAVID SMITH - MRS. VICTOR DAVIDSON-
Looking for any descendant of the late Mrs. Victor Davidson of Irwinton,
Georgia in regards to the bible of Elder David Smith. I would like information
about Davids parents, his siblings or anythinge that might be contained
there in. I am a great grandson of David Smith. Thank you. Robert
L. Smith 3/8/2010
STINSON - Looking for information
on Martha STINSON and Greenberry ETHERIDGE (ETHRIDGE). They were married
in Baldwin county GA on February 8, 1833. They are possibly my gg grandparents.
TERRY - Looking for any information
about the Terry family listed in the 1860 census for Milledgeville.
John H. Terry of Stokes Co. NC married Evangela Lester of Ga. I have found
her in both Hancock and Baldwin. They have 2 children at this time.William
D. born abt 1857 and John Lewis 9 mo.(my gggrandfather) I cannot find what
happened to William D. or John H. Terry after this point. Evangeline
(Evangela) marries Thomas E.C. Butts 13 Mar 1873. I can follow John Lewis
line to present day if that is a help to any one else. Email
JAMES THOMAS - I have been
researching James Thomas, my 4th great grandfather, to prove him as a patriot
in the American Revolution
for 10 years for the DAR. His son was John
Sherrod Thomas of Milledgeville. I believe his other son was David Thomas.
His mother was
Martha Walker. James and Martha were
from Virginia and came to Georgia before the American Revolution.
David and James were
born in Hancock County according to John's 1881 obituary as well as other
articles and books about Milledgeville.
James and Martha are buried in the Butts-Thomas
Cemetery where the tombstone for James Thomas says Georgia Troops
in the American Revolution. He fought with Elijah Clarke and was was given
a land bounty in Washington County which became Hancock County.
I recently came across a fragment of James Will which says he lived at
Fontainbleau. Do you anything about this family? Bitsy
VEAL - I am looking for anyone
with a photo of the old Magnolia Creamery.. my grandfather Louie E Veal
operated the creamery until the mid 50's..my grandmother, Nina F Veal,
is still in their home and i am desperately searching for a photo..anything
would be appreciated. LaRue
WEEKES - Request any information
regarding the WEEKES Family. Bartimeus M. Weekes married Elizabeth
Jones in 1856. His daughter, Martha Jane married Elder David Smith
from Wilkinton County. They had one son, James (Jim) Henry Smith, buried
at Cool Springs Church. I would like to locate the graves of the
Weekes Family. Also there was a Luke G Weekes who lived in Baldwin
County and possibly moved out West. Any info regarding this family
would be appreciated. Please contact me, Carolyn
Weeks Coleman. 6/20/2010
WEST married TEMPY SHARP on 7/29/1824. Is anyone familiar with the
lineage or have information relating to these two? I've seen M. WEST called
Major or Mager and is enumerated in 1830 Baldwin County. I have a church
record for the Camp Creek Baldwin Church that shows these West:
MOSES WEST, JOSEPH WEST, SALLY WEST,
NANCY WEST, FRANCES WEST, WINIFRED WEST, JESEE WEST, TEMPERANCE WEST.
Sharps: JOHN SHARP, EASLEY SHARP, SUSANNAH
SHARP, CAROLINE SHARP.
I'm trying to track back my gg-grandfather,
who was FREDERICK WEST born about 1826 and married in Dec. 1849 in
Houston County, Georgia. There was a TEMPERANCE WEST living
with them at the time though the relationship is not stated on the census.
I know that TEMPERANCE SHARP is related to the above Sharp's; EASLEY
was her brother and JOHN & SUSANNAH may have been her parents.
I'm told that MAJOR WEST was not related to this line of West, though that
is not proven, as he was living next door to ROBERT IVEY, who married ELIZABETH
WEST 9/9/1793 in Craven County, NC.
WHEELER - searching for parents /
siblings for William Wheeler b.circa 1807 Baldwin Co. Married Sarah McKissack
in Baldwin Co -- have Sarah McKissacks father as Duncan. Thank you,
Duncan Collinsworth Wheeler, snail mail 1123 S. Presa, San Antonio
TX 78210. 7/22/04
WHEELER - I am searching for information
on parents or siblings of Allen Obediah Wheeler, born 1807 in Putnam County.
He lived most of his life in Jones County, but so many connected branches
of the family tree are centered in Milledgeville, I feel there must be
some Wheelers there who are closely related.
Family lore has
it that we are kin to General Joseph Wheeler. From his picture and
a picture of my great-grandfather, there HAS to be a connection.
Tracy Spencer 6/16/2010
WICKER - Looking for date and place
of death of ROBERT ELISHA WICKER b. ca 1770 Anson, NC; d. ca 1830 Baldwin
Co., GA; Lived in Washington Co., GA in early 1800's; served in the war
of 1812; Baldwin Co., GA land lottery 28 March 1827; m. Mary A Roberts.
Son Wiley Wicker b. ca 1805 GA. Shirley
WIGGINS - I am researching the Joseph
Henry Wiggins family. His wife was Queen ( Daniels or Sanford) Wiggins.
Their children were Carrie, Anna, Joseph, Dudley, Edward, Lizzie, Grantland,
Lucius, James ( my father), Fanny, Julia, Callie, Matthew, and Samuel.
I have found most of the children. They are all deceased.
I have been unable to find Joseph, Edward,
Lucius or any of their descendants. If anyone knows when Queen
Wiggins died. I have Joseph Wiggins death certificate. They are African-American.
They lived in Milledgeville, Ga. Dist.321.from 1875 --1921. Thank
You , Lois Smith. E-Mail
Lois Smith 5/14/2009
WILLIAMS, PERMENAS - In 1807
a Permenas Williams won some land in a Georgia lottery. does anyone have
any information about him or his family?
WOODALL: My ggg-grandfather, Felix
L. Woodall. I am looking for his siblings, parents, and issues. I have
from the 1860 census that he lived with Alonzo H. 23, Eliza J. 20, George
W 15, James 49, and Nancy 48. So it seems that his parents were James and
Nancy but there a lot of James Woodalls in that same time period and I
can’t seem to find the right one.
Felix Leonidas Woodall b. 14
May 1834 d. 5 April 1894 pvt in the 45th GA Infantry. m. 11 July
1865 to Sara Elizabeth Clark
The only issue I know of between
Felix and Sara is Martha Anne who is my gg-grandmother. He was born in
Baldwin and is buried in Sand Hill Cemetery. Thanks Elizabeth
WOODWARD- I am looking for the parents
of McPherson Franklin Woodward. He joined the 2nd Fla. Calvary U.S. on
6 May 1864 at Cedar Key, Fla. as a refugee from the Confederacy. He states
on his induction papers he is 19 years old and was born in Milledgeville,
Ga. Can anyone help. Steve Hill
YOUNGBLOOD - Looking for the father
of Cornelius Youngblood, born 1824. Email Lucius
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