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Militia Districts

Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke and Oconee Counties
abstracted by Mary Hoit Abbe

The 14 numbers originally assigned to Clarke County were 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 239, 240, 241, and 261. Even though the numbers were known, they were rarely used consistently until the early 1850s. Prior to that, the district was designated by the captain's name; and since the captain was elected annually, the name of the district changed frequently. Because Clarke County has tax digests surviving for most years, it will be possible (with a lot of work) to identify the districts by the correct number. (The identification of all the districts 1802-1852 by their number is a future long-term project.)

militia districts

A transciption of the Clarke County, Georgia Tax Digests 1811-1820, 1821-1830, and 1847-1850
are currently available for purchase through COGS.

 

1811 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Clayton's [Athens]
223
Martindale's
217
Jack F. Cocke's
224
Funderburgh's
218
Charles A. Read's
225
Durham's
219
Ward's
239
White Rositer's
220
Shepherd's
240
Easley's
221
Charles E. Haynes' [Watkinsville]
241
Hill's
222
Selmon's
261
McNeeley's
1812 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Clayton's [Athens]
223
Martindale's
217
Steward's
224
Funderburgh's
218
Starn's
225
Smith's
219
Boyle's
239
Rositer's
220
Cabbel's
240
Easley's
221
Hutcherson's [Watkinsville]
241
Hill's
222
Martin's
261
Arnold's
1813 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Cary's [Athens]
223
Meriweather's
217
Steward's
224
Funderburgh's
218
Starn's
225
Smith's
219
Boyle's
239
Rositer's
220
Cabell's
240
Easley's
221
Hutcherson's [Watkinsville]
241
Hill's
222
Martin's
261
Arnold's
1814 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Cary's [Athens]
223
Meriweather's
217
Johnston's
224
Funderburgh's
218
Wright's
225
Smith's
219
Laurence's
239
Tramel's
220
Cabell's
240
Easley's
221
Booth's [Watkinsville]
241
Straughn's
222
Martin's
261
Arnold's
1815 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Cary's [Athens]
223
Meriweather's
217
Johnston's
224
Funderburk's
218
Wright's
225
Smith's
219
Billips'
239
Tramel's
220
Cabell's
240
Easley's
221
Boothe's [Watkinsville]
241
Parker's
222
Martin's
261
Arnold's
1816 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Newton's [Athens]
223
Meriweather's
217
Moffett's
224
Oliver's
218
Wright's
225
Smith's
219
Dillaprear's
239
Middleton's
220
Cabell's
240
Easley's
221
Steward's [Watkinsville]
241
Parker's
222
Wright's
261
Arnold's
1817 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Athens
223
Ligon's
217
Deane's
224
Oliver's
218
Starn's
225
Bearden's
219
Dillaprear's
239
Middleton's (Williams')
220
Parr's
240
Easley's
221
Stewart's [Watkinsville]
241
Parker's
222
Wright's
261
Sims'
1818 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Kinney's [Athens]
223
Meriweather's
217
Deane's
224
Conner's
218
Starn's
225
Bearden's
219
no taxes reported for 1818
239
Moore's
220
Parr's
240
Easley's
221
Steward's [Watkinsville]
241
Bradley's
222
Oats'
261
Sims'
1819 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Aplin's [Athens]
223
Holt's
217
Deane's
224
Tredwell's
218
Garlington's
225
Mitchel's
219
Harris'
239
Moore's
220
Parr's
240
Penticost's
221
Scovall's [Watkinsville]
241
Bradley's
222
Oats'
261
Dobbin's
1820 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Lane's [Athens]
223
Jack's
217
Deane's
224
Frost's
218
Garlington's
225
Mitchel's
219
Harris'
239
Hinton's
220
Parr's
240
Clifton's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Harper's
222
Steward's
261
Dobbin's

1821 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Brown's [Athens]
223
Sorrels'
217
Deane's
224
Frost's
218
Garlington's
225
Berdell's
219
Wells'
239
Hightower's
220
Davis'
240
Muckel's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Harper's
222
Steward's
261
Foster's

1822 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Aplin's [Athens]
223
Sorrels'
217
Deane's
224
Hewell's
218
Wright's
225
McCree's
219
Wells'
239
Blankenship's
220
Davis'
240
McKleroy's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Harper's
222
Right's
261
Foster's

1823 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Gahagan's [Athens]
223
Sorrels'
217
Moore's
224
Hewell's
218
Anderson's
225
McCree's
219
Wells'
239
Herndon's
220
Davis'
240
Ward's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Hodges'
222
Wright's
261
Hughes'

1824 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Gahagan's [Athens]
223
Sorrels'
217
Ransom's
224
Devenport's
218
Anderson's
225
McCree's
219
Espie's
239
Herndon's
220
Davis'
240
Gilbert's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Hodges'
222
Wright's
261
Hughes'

1825 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Gahagan's [Athens]
223
Alredd's
217
Ransom's
224
Devenport's
218
Anderson's
225
McCree's
219
Espy's
239
Herndon's
220
Davis'
240
McDonald's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Vinsent's
222
Wright's
261
Lumpkin's

1826 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Frost's [Athens]
223
Cox's
217
Ransom's
224
Devenport's
218
Anderson's
225
Greer's
219
Espey's
239
Mastin's
220
Davis'
240
McDonald's
221
Dickens' [Watkinsville]
241
Echols'
222
Wright's
261
Lumpkin's

1827 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Frost's [Athens]
223
Cox's
217
Dean's
224
Devenport's
218
Anderson's
225
Maxey's
219
Espey's
239
Mastin's
220
Cutchin's
240
McDonald's
221
Humphres' [Watkinsville]
241
Harper's
222
Wright's
261
Burch's

1828 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Frost's [Athens]
223
Simms'
217
Herring's
224
Vinson's
218
Harris'
225
Appling's
219
White's
239
Mastin's
220
Atkinson's
240
McElroy's
221
Burch's [Watkinsville]
241
Harper's
222
Love's
261
Jones'

1829 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
DuPont's [Athens]
223
Simms'
217
Deane's
224
Vincent's
218
Harris'
225
Appling's
219
Wells'
239
Wise's
220
Lasiter's
240
McElroy's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Gann's
222
Fleming's
261
Lynch's

1830 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Mitchell's [Athens]
223
Simms'
217
Deane's
224
Vincent's
218
Davis'
225
Smith's
219
Allen's
239
Herndon's
220
Laseter's
240
McElroy's
221
Dicken's [Watkinsville]
241
Jennings'
222
Holmes'
261
Lynch's

1848 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Athens
223
Scull Shoal
217
Georgia Factory
224
Dupree's
218
Puryear's
225
Wild Cat
219
Sandy Creek
239
High Shoal
220
Buck Branch
240
Buncombe
221
Watkinsville
241
Jennings'
222
Farmington
261
Salem
1847, 1849-1850 Georgia Militia Districts for Clarke County

216
Athens
223
Scull Shoal
217
Georgia Factory
224
Dupree's [later Dark Corner]
218
Puryear's
225
Wild Cat
219
Sandy Creek
239
High Shoal
220
Buck Branch
240
Buncombe
221
Watkinsville
241
Vinson's [later Bradberry's]
222
Farmington
261
Salem

1850-1874

The districts were as noted above with the two changes indicated in [].

1875

In 1875, Oconee County was created out of Clarke County
and took with it the following districts:

221
Watkinsville
225
Wild Cat
222
Farmington
239
High Shoal
223
Scull Shoal
240
Buncombe
224
Dark Corner
261
Salem

Current GMDs for Clarke and Oconee Counties

Clarke County
Oconee County
216
Athens
221
Watkinsville
217
Georgia Factory
222
Farmington
218
Puryear's
223
Scull Shoals
219
Sandy Creek
224
Dark Corner
220
Buck Branch
225
Wild Cat
241
Bradberry's
239
High Shoals
1347
Kinney's*
240
Buncombe
1467
Princeton Factory**
261
Salem
1899
Gaines School***
1331
Mars Hill


*Kinney's evidently took area from Sandy Creek and Bradberry's districts
**Princeton Factory was carved out of Georgia Factory, Bradberry's, and Athens districts
***Gaines School is a very small district within Puryear's district.

 

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