Fayette County, GA Vital Records  -

Legal Name Changes

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ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1841.
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER
AND DECEMBER, 1841.
NAMES.

1841 Vol. 1 -- Page: 159

Sequential Number: 145

Full Title: AN ACT to change the Names of certain persons therein mentioned, to legitimatize the same, and to legalize and give a name; and to authorize the Superior Courts of this State to alter names of and legitimatize persons.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, the names of Gatsey Rowell, Bytha Rowell, Thomas Rowell, Elender Rowell and James Rowell, of Lowndes county, be changed to Gatsey Starling, Bytha Starling, Thomas Starling, Elender Starling and James Starling; and that they are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that they would have been had they been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of their reputed father, W. Starling, of Lowndes county.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name John Alexander Thomas be altered and changed to that of John Alexander Huie; and that the name of Sherwood H. Robinson be altered and changed to that of Sherwood H. Gay; and that the said John Alexander Huie be, and he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of his reputed father, John Huie, of the county of Fayette; and that the said Sherwood H. Gay be, and is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of his reputed father, Sherwood H. Gay, of the county of Fayette.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the name of Edna Louis Temple, of the county of Hancock, be altered and changed to that of Edna Louis Alford; and that the name of Toliver Carver, of Jackson county, be altered and changed to that of Toliver Smith; and that the name of John Edenfield, of Emanuel county, be altered and changed to that of John C. Tapley; and that the said Edna Louis Alford be, and she is hereby
declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that she would have been had she been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real

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and personal estate of her reputed father, John L. Alford; and that the said Toliver Smith be, and he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of his reputed father, James Smith; and that the said John C. Tapley, of Emanuel county, be, and he is hereby
declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of his reputed father, James M. Tapley.

Sec. 4. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Paschal Valerius Holland be, and is hereby changed to that of Paschal Valerius Wells, and that he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, and be fully capable of taking and inheriting all the real and personal property of his reputed father, Paschal M. Wells.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, &c., That the name of Tabitha Galey, Nancy Galey, Elizabeth Gailey, Huldah Gailey, Julian Galey, Rhoda Galey, Teretha Galey, Martha Galey, Jmcey Gailey and Gaines Gailey be, and are hereby changed to that of Tabitha Hix, Nancy Hix, Rebecca Hix, Elizabeth Hix, Huldah Hix, Julian Hix, Rhoda Hix, Teretha Hix, Martha Hix, Jincey Hix and Gaines Hix, and they are hereby declared
to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that they would have been had they been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of their reputed father, John Hix, of Dade county.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, &c., That the name of David Arthurs Gray, of the county of Macon, be altered and changed to that of David Arthur Carroll; and that the name of Palma Deen be altered and changed to that of Arminda Doster; and that the said David Arthur Carroll, of the county of Macon, is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that he would have been had he been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of his reputed father, Arthur B. Carroll; and that the said Arminda Doster is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that she would have been had she been born in lawful wedlock, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of her reputed father, Green B. Doster.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, &c., That the name of

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Joseph Mercer, of the county of Randolph, be, and is hereby altered and changed to that of Joseph Jernigan; and that the name of Mary Ann Turner, of Jones county, be, and is hereby altered and changed to that of Mary Ann McLeroy; and that the name of Charles Grandison Flewellen, of Walker county, be, and is hereby changed to that of Charles Grandison Napier.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, &c., That the male child given to Lee Reeves by George W. Emsweller, of Washington county, shall be henceforth known and recognized by the name of William L. A. H. Reeves; and that the name of Opila Lake, of the county of Newton, be changed to Opila McCullers, and she is hereby fully legitimatized and entitled to all the rights, interests and benefits, so far as concerns the real and personal estate of her reputed father, Charles L. McCullers, as though she had been born in lawful wedlock.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That whereas the application to the Legislature to change names and to legitimatize persons have become onerous to that body and expensive to the State, to remedy which be it enacted and it is hereby enacted, that from and after the passage of this act, that it shall be lawful for all persons wishing to change the name and to legitimatize any person, and to authorize them to be made heirs
to the estate of such applicant, he or she may do so by petitioning the Superior Court of the county where such person may reside which is intended to be so legitimatized, setting forth the names of the party and the object of such application, with all circumstances necessary to identify the party and object, upon which petition the said Superior Court shall pass such order as will plainly set forth the object of the applicant, and cause the same to be entered upon the records of the court, which shall be binding and obligatory on the party consenting thereto, to the full extent of said proceeding, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Be it further enacted, that the clerk shall receive the same fees for recording said proceeding as they are entitled to in other cases.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, &c., That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

WILLIAM B. WOFFORD,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to, December 8th, 1841.


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ACTS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA 1847.
[missing title]

1847 Vol. 1 -- Page: 227

Sequential Number: 190

Full Title: AN ACT having for its object to change the names and legitimatize individuals herein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, the name of William Augustus Flewelling, of the county of Bibb, be and the same is hereby changed to William Augustus Napier; the name of Francis King, of the county of Talbot, be changed to that of Francis Hollis; and the name of Jane Amison King be changed to that of Jane Amison Hollis; and the name of James Bradberry, of the county of Pike, to that of James Bradberry Germany.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passage of this act, the name of Thomas Tribble, of the county of Cobb, be changed to that of Thomas Jones, and that he be declared legitimate, and capable of inheriting the real and personal estate of John G. Jones, his reputed father, as fully as if born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of George W. Green, son of Francis Green, of the county of Randolph, be and the same is hereby changed to that of George W. Oliver, and that the said George W. shall be fully capable of taking, receiving and inheriting the estate, real and personal, of his reputed father, James W. Oliver, of said county, according to the statutes of distribution of this State, as fully as if he had been the legitimate son of the said James W. [Illegible Text], and born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of David Raiford McRea, of the county aforesaid, illegitimate son of formerly Elizabeth McRea, now Elizabeth Hendrick, be changed to that of David Raiford Adams, and that the said David R. shall be fully capable of taking, receiving and inheriting the estate, real and personal, of Obediah Adams, his reputed father, of the county aforesaid, according to the statutes of distribution of this State, as fully as if he had been born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of John B. Honeycut, of the county of Jackson, be and the same is hereby changed to that of John B. Hogan.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said John B. Hogan, formerly John B. Honeycut, be and he is hereby restored to all the privileges of legitimacy, and made an heir at law to his reputed father, John Hogan; and he is hereby declared competent to do all lawful acts, and receive all benefits which may accrue from his change of name.

SECTION 7. Whereas Abel Crow, of the county of Walker,

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in this State, is desirous that Amanda Meredith, his illegitimate daughter, be legitimatized so as to constitute her his legal heir, with rights to inherit, in the same manner as though she had been born in lawful wedlock --

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the said Amanda Meredith, wife of Rufus Meredith aforesaid, and formerly Amanda Milton, and illegitimate daughter of said Abel Crow, be and she is hereby legitimatized and made able and capable in law to inherit the estate of her said reputed father after his death, in the same manner, and as fully as she could have done had she been born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 9. Be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of Easterena Faircloth, of the county of Baker, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Mary Frances Chastain; and she is hereby declared to be fully legitimatized and entitled to take, receive and inherit the estate, both real and personal, of her reputed father, Morgan Chastain, of the county of Baker, according to the statutes of distribution of
this State, as if she had been born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 10. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of Sarah Angeline Robinson be and the same is hereby changed to that of Sarah Angeline McGee, and that she have and enjoy the same rights and privileges of a daughter of John McGee, of the county of Muscogee, and stand upon the same footing in law as if she had been born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 11. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of Catharine Lovonice Wigginton, of the county of Elbert, be altered and changed to that of Catharine Lovonice Jones.

SEC. 12. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Mahala Yeargin, of the county of Franklin, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Mahala Williams.

SEC. 13. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Horace W. Irwin, of the county of Effingham, be changed to that of Horace W. Everett.

SEC. 14. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of David Wadleigh, of the county of Washington, be altered and changed to that of David Richard Wadleigh.

SEC. 15. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of Sarah Ann Hews, of the county of Washington, be changed to that of Sarah Ann Mills; and the said Sarah Ann shall be fully capable of taking, receiving and inheriting the estate, both real and personal, of her reputed father, William Mills, of the aforesaid county, according to the statute of distribution of the State, as fully as if Sarah Ann
had been born in lawful wedlock.

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SEC. 16. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the name of William Jordan Stubbs, of the county of Liberty, shall be altered and changed to that of William Jordan Warnell, and he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, and entitled to all the rights and legal privileges that he would have, had he been born in lawful wedlock, and be fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving all
manner of property, by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of William Warnell, of Liberty county, the reputed father of William Jordan Warnell.

SEC. 17. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the names of Lorenzo Dow Tanner, and Elijah Tanner, be and the same are hereby changed to that of Lorenzo Dow Townsend and Elijah Townsend. And be it further enacted, That the said Loronzo Dow Townsend and Elijah Townsend are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges which they would have been entitled to, had they been born in lawful wedlock, and fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving all real and personal estate by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State, so far as relates to the estate, both real and personal, of Elijah Townsend, the reputed father of the said Lorenzo Dow Townsend and Elijah Townsend: Provided, This act shall not enable the said Lorenzo Dow Townsend and Elijah Townsend to inherit to the exclusion of any child or children of the said Elijah Townsend born, or who may hereafter be born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 18. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That the names of John Gillis, Royal Budd Gillis, John Patrick Gillis, Eliza Gillis, and Daniel Salter, shall be changed to that of John Philips, Royal Budd Philips, John Patrick Philips, Eliza Philips, and Daniel Philips; and they, the said John, Royal Budd, and John Patrick, and Eliza, are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, and entitled to all the rights and legal privileges that they would have been, had they been born in lawful wedlock, [Illegible Text] be fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving all manner of property by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State.

SEC 19. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of George W. Morrow, of the county of Stewart, be changed to that of George W. Richardson; and that the said George W. Richardson be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that he would have been, if born in lawful wedlock, and he is hereby made capable of inheriting and receiving all manner of property
by virtue of the statute of distribution of this

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State, so far as relates to the estate of George S. Richardson, his reputed father.

SEC. 20. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Martha Ann Cordaman, of the county of Fayette, be changed to that of Martha Ann Hill, and she is hereby declared to be fully legitimatized, as the child of William N. Hill, of the aforesaid county of Fayette, her reputed father, and that she be and is hereby fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving all manner of property by virtue of the statutes of distribution of this State, so far as relates to the property of the said William N. Hill, to all intents and purposes.

SEC. 21. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Elizabeth Smith, of the county of Muscogee, shall be changed to that of Elizabeth McNorton, and she is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the legal rights and privileges that she would have been, had she been born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 22. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Newton Hare, of the county of Twiggs, be changed to that of Newton Glover, and he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, as the child of Kelly Glover, of Twiggs county, his reputed father, and the said Newton be and he is hereby entitled to all the rights and privilages that he would have been, had he been born in lawful
wedlock; and the said Newton is hereby declared capable of taking and inheriting all manner of property both real and personal, by virtue of the statutes of distribution of this State, of the said Kelly Glover, his reputed father, to all intents and purposes.

SEC. 23. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Leonidas Barrentine, of the county of Upson, be changed to that of Leonidas Coker, and he is hereby declared to be fully legitimatized, as the child of Abner Coker, of the county of Fayette, his reputed father, and that he be and is hereby fully capable of taking and inheriting and receiving all manner of property, by virtue of the statutes of
distribution of this State, so far as relates to the property of said Abner Coker, to all intents and purposes.


SEC. 24. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this act, the name of John Sydney Hill, of the county of [Illegible Text], and State of Georgia, be altered and changed to that of John Sydney Burke, and he is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, and entitled to all the rights and legal privileges that he would have had, had he been born in lawful wedlock, and be fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving all manner of property, by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of Jourdan S. Burke, of Sumter county, his reputed

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father, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 25. And be it further enacted, That the names of Elizabeth Manning, Perlina Manning, William Henry Manaing, and Marquis Lafayette Manning, be changed to that of Elizabeth Hudson, Perlina Hudson, William Henry Hudson, and Marquis Lafayette Hudson, of the county of Campbell, and make them legitimate heirs of their reputed father, William S. Hudson, of said county of Campbell; and to change the name of Elizabeth Bates to that of Elizabeth Steidham, and to made her the legitimate heir of her reputed father, Adam Steidham, of the county of Carroll; and to change the name of William Jackson Blackwell to that of William Jackson McAllister, and to make him the legitimate [Illegible Text] of Ezekiel McAllister of the county of Lumpkin; and also the name of Leander Adams of Putnam county, to that of Leander Graham, and to legitimatize the same.

SEC. 26. And be it further enacted, That the name of James Jasper of DeKalb county, be and the same is hereby changed to that of James McEver.

SEC. 27. And be it further enacted, That the name of John Quincy Adams Bowen, a minor of Tattnall county, be changed to that of John Quincy Adams Coward, and that [Illegible Text] be made capable in law of inheriting the property, both real and personal, of his reputed father, James Coward.

SEC. 28. And be it further enacted, That the name of Jane Sturdivant, of Butts county, be altered and changed to that of Jane W. Smith.

CHARLES J. JENKINS,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ANDREW J. MILLER,

President of the Senate.

GEORGE W. TOWNS, Governor.

Approval Date: Approved, December 30, 1847.


Source: [Title - See Below], [Georgia Legislative Documents], [Georgia Department of Archives and History],
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ACTS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, 1849-50.
[missing title]

1849 Vol. 1 -- Page: 321

Sequential Number: 387

Full Title: AN ACT to change the names and legitimatize the persons therein named, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passage of this law, that the name of Jackson Futch, of Fayette county, be changed to that of Jackson Peters, his reputed father, and entitled to all the rights and privileges he would have enjoyed had [Illegible Text] been born in lawful wedlock; and that the name of Nancy Elizabeth Luker and John T. Luker, of the county of Wilkes, be changed to that of Nancy Elizabeth Hugerley and John T. Hugerley, and that they are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized as the children of John T. Hugerley of said county, their reputed father, and they are hereby made capable of inheriting any real or personal estate from their said reputed father, John T. Hugerley, according to the statutes of distribution of this State; and that the name of William Pearce of the county of Cobb be changed to that of William Gault, his reputed father, and that he be declared fully legitimatized and entitled to all the legal rights and privileges he would have enjoyed had [Illegible Text] been born in lawful wedlock.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the name of William Bridges, of the county of Elbert, be changed to that of James Dooly, and he is hereby declared legitimate and capable of taking, receiving and inheriting the estate, real and personal, of his reputed father, Barnabas J. Dooly, of said county; and that the name of Harriet Elizabeth McLeroy, Nathan Patrick McLeroy, and Mary Catherine McLeroy, of Harris
county, be changed to that of [Illegible Text] Elizabeth Welden, Nathan Patrick Welden, and Mary Catherine Welden, and they are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, and have and enjoy all the legal rights and privileges they would have had if born in lawful wedlock, and to become fully capable of inheriting their portions as heirs at law of all the property, real and personal, of Robert Welden,
of Harris county, their reputed father; and that the name of Sarah Jane Juner and Elisha Juner, of Henry county, be changed to that of Sarah Jane Cox and

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Elisha Cox, and that the said Sarah [Illegible Text] and Elisha Cox be and they are hereby fully legitimatized and made capable of inheriting the estate, both real and personal, of John M. Cox, their reputed father.


SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the name of Sterling C. Waters, of Pike county, be changed to that of Sterling C. Pritchard.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the name of Thomas Marion Williams, James Williams, and Anna Williams, of the county of Rabun, be and they are hereby changed to that of Thomas Marion Arnold, James Arnold, and Anna Arnold, and that they be fully legitimatized and made heirs at law, and entitled to all the rights and privileges they would have enjoyed had they been born in lawful [Illegible Text], and that
they be made capable of inheriting the estate, both real and personal, of Thomas Arnold, their reputed father.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That the name of John T. Edmondson, of Habersham county, be changed to that of John T. Carter, jr, and he is hereby declared to be fully [Illegible Text], and made capable of [Illegible Text] the estate, both [Illegible Text] and personal, of his reputed father, John T. Carter, sr.; and that the name of Mary Ann Oliver, William J. Oliver, [Illegible Text] Oliver, Georgiana McDonald, and Margaret McDonald, be and the same are hereby changed to that of Mary Ann Mosely, William J. Mosely, Amantha Mosely, Georgiana Mosely, and Margaret Mosely, and that they be fully legitimatized and entitled as heirs at law to inherit the real and personal estate of their reputed father, Cuyler P. Mosely, of Montgomery.

SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That the name of [Illegible Text] Martha Virginia Few, of the county of Morgan, shall be [Illegible Text] to that of Margaret Martha Virginia Head, and she is hereby fully legitimatized and made capable of [Illegible Text] all manner of property by virtue of the statutes of distribution of this State, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of Marshall Head, of Morgan county, her [Illegible Text] father; and that the name of John J. Perkins, of the county of Taliaferro, be changed to that of John J. [Illegible Text] Romulus Leary, of the same county, to that of [Illegible Text] [Illegible Text]; and William Capers Day, of the county of [Illegible Text], be changed to that of William Capers Rhodes, and that the said William Capers Rhodes be and he is hereby [Illegible Text] and made capable in law of inheriting the estate, both real and personal, of his reputed father, Archibald S. W. Rhodes; and that the name of John Nelson Laney, of the county of Cobb, be changed to John Nelson Henderson.

SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That the name of Naney Elizabeth Cobb, of the county of Appling, be changed to that of Nancy Elizabeth Bowen, and that she shall be


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considered as a legal heir at law of Lorenzo Dow Bowen, her reputed father, and that she be as fully legitimatized as if she had been born in lawful wedlock.

SECTION 8. And be it further enacted, That the name of [Illegible Text] E. Morris, of Cobb county, be declared and held to be by that name, and not that of Joel E. Devenport, and that he be fully legitimatized and made capable in law to receive, inherit and enjoy a distributive share of the real and personal estate of Drury Morris, his reputed father; and that the name of John Steila Stone be changed to that of John Steila
Fountain, and he is hereby fully legitamatized as the child of Jonathan Fountain, of Irwin county, his reputed father, and that he be fully capable of holding, inheriting and enjoying a distributive share of the real and personal property of said Jonathan Fountain; and that the name of William Wesley Walker, of Ware county, to that of William Wesley Cason, and he is hereby constituted a legal heir at law of Hillary Cason as if he had been born in lawful wedlock; and that the name of John Strickland be changed to that of John Myers, and the name of James Ryals to that of James Strickland, all of the county of Wayne.

SECTION 9. And be it further enacted, That the name of John Erwin Butler, of the county of Baldwin, be changed to that of John Josiah Wooten, and that he be fully capable of taking, receiving and inheriting the estate, real and personal, of his reputed father, Josiah M. Wooten, of said county, according to the statute of distrubution of this State, as fully as if he had been born in lawful wedlock; and that the name of John
Hobbs, of the county of Crawford, be changed to that of John Newson; and that the name of Eliza C. Lane, of Newton county, be changed to that of Eliza C. Jennings; and that the name of Jane Maria Collens, of Tattnall county, be and she is hereby legitimatized, and shall henceforward be known as the legitimate child of Lewis Cobb, her reputed father, and fully capable of inheriting the real and personal estate of said Lewis Cobb; and that the name of Hackley Butler, of Jackson county, be changed to that of General Butler; and that the name of Seaborn Key and Enos Key, of the county of Burke, be changed to that of Seaborn Sapp and Enos Sapp, and that they be fully [Illegible Text] and regarded as the legitimate children of Isaiah Sapp, their reputed father, and are hereby declared capable of inheriting real and personal estate as perfectly as if they had been born in lawful wedlock; and that America Adalaide Rebecca Gordon be and she is hereby declared fully and completely made capable of inheriting real and personal estate of Daniel L. Gordon, of Henry county; and that the name of Fanny Franklin Ford, Nelly Overtaker Ford, Frederick Clopton Ford, Hance Stephens Ford, and Ramath Rice Ford, be and they are hereby


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by changed to that of Fanny Franklin Hargrave, Nelly Overtaker Hargrave, Frederick Clopton Hargrave, Hance Stephens Hargrave, and Ramath Rice Hargrave, and that they be and are [Illegible Text] declared legitimatized and made capable in law of inheriting real and personal estate as the legitimate children of Bright W. Hargrave, of Carroll county, their reputed father; and that the name of Thomas Henry Davis, of
Crawford county, be changed to that of Thomas Henry Turner, and he is hereby declared legitimatized and made capable of inheriting real and personal estate as fully as if he had been born in lawful wedlock as the legitimate child of Gregory J. Turner, his reputed father; and that the name of James J. McCrane, of the county of Crawford, be and it is hereby changed to that of James J. Copeland.

SECTION 10. And be it further enacted, That the name of John Henry Kimbrough be and it is hereby changed to that of John Henry Thompson; and that the name of Gardner Coker, of Twiggs county, be changed to that of Gardner Jackson, and he is hereby declared legitimatized and made capable in law of inheriting real and personal estate as fully as if he had been born in lawful wedlock.

And whereas James Huckaby, of Hall county, has applied to the General Assembly to make William Hadaway, his step-son, his heir at law, and to change the name of [Illegible Text] William:

Be it further enacted, That the name of said William Hadaway be changed to that of William Huckaby, and he is hereby made an heir at law of said James, and capable of inheriting from said James, as if he were his own son begotten in lawful wedlock; and that the name of Benjamin Stringfellow, of the county of Muscogee, a minor under twenty-one years of age, be and the same is hereby changed to that of Alexander
Robison Wilkins, and he is hereby adopted and constituted as the lawful child of Francis G. Wilkins and Pamela P. Wilkins, and made able and capable in law to inherit all real and personal estate from the said Francis G. and his wife Pamela P., and from the survivor of them, according to the laws of descents in this State, in as full and ample manner as though he was their lawful heir, and the said Francis G. Wilkins is hereby vested with full powers of guardianship over the person of the said Alexander Robison Wilkins, until he arrives at full age.

SECTION 11. And be it further enacted, That the name of Joseph [Illegible Text] and Moses Rosengaiten, of the county of Muscogee, be and they are hereby changed to that of Joseph Rose and Moses Rose, and that said change of names shall not be so construed as to deprive said persons of any rights they now have or that might hereafter accrue to them as if no change had been made, nor shall they be released from any
civil liability [Illegible Text] contracted and now existing, by reason of said change.

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SECTION 12. And be it further enacted, That the name of Malissa Vivans Huffner, of Rabun county, be changed to to that of Malissa Vivans Cannon, and that she be fully legitimatized and made capable of inheriting real and personal estate, and entitled to all the rights enjoyed by the other children of Horace W. Cannon, her reputed father.

And be it further enacted, That the name of Clara Jane Williams be changed to that of Clara Jane Sullivan, and that the name of Clinton Williams be changed to that of Clinton Sullivan, and they are hereby made legitimate heirs of their reputed father, Reason Sullivan, of Muscogee county; and that the names of Lucy Jane Cawley, Thomas J. Cawley, and Henry H. Cawley, of the county of Clarke, be changed to that of Lucy
Jane Dicken, Thomas J. Dicken, and Henry H. Dicken, and that they, together with their sister Elizabeth S. Montgomery, the wife of Thomas Mongomery, of said county, be and the same are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized as the children of Richard Dicken, of said county, their reputed father; and that the name of William A. Waggoner, of Hancock county, be changed to that of William A. Waller,
and that he be fully and completely legitimatized, and made capable of inheriting the real and personal estate of John T. Waller, of said county, his reputed father; and that the name of Milred [Illegible Text] Hicks be changed to that of Milred Cherokee Hargrove, and that she be and is hereby declared fully legitimatized and made capable of inheriting real and personal estate as effectually as if she had been born in lawful wedlock, as the legitimate child of her reputed father, K. W. Hargrove, of Murray county.

SECTION 13. And be it further enacted, That the names of William, Thomas, Amanda, Lucinda J., Beniah S. and Sarah J. Waters, of the county of Jefferson, be changed to that of William, Thomas, Amanda, Lucinda J., Beniah S. and Sarah J. Moore, that as such they shall be known and called in law, and that they are hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized and entitled to all the rights and privileges that they would have been had they been born in lawful wedlock, and be capable of taking and inheriting all manner of property, so far as relates to the estate, both real and personal, of their reputed father, William Moore of the county of Jefferson.

SECTION 14. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Approved, February 16, 1850.

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN
MILLEDGEVILLE, AT A BI-ENNIAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY,
FEBRUARY & MARCH, 1855-'56. COMPILED, AND NOTES ADDED, By JOHN W. DUNCAN.
PART II.---LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS.
 


Source: [Title - See Below], [Georgia Legislative Documents], [Georgia Department of Archives and History],
presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN
MILLEDGEVILLE, AT A BIENNIAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, AND
FEBRUARY. 1853-4. COMPILED, AND NOTES ADDED, By JOHN RUTHERFORD.
PART II.--PRIVATE AND LOCAL LAWS.
LEGITIMATION, CHANGE OF NAMES, &c.

1853 Vol. 1 -- Page: 491

Sequential Number: 499
Law Number: (No. 409.)

Full Title: An Act to change the name of Amanda Ransom to that of Amanda Robinson, and make her the legal heir of Fulton Robinson, and other persons therein named; and for other purposes.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met That the name of Amanda Ransom, of Walker County, be changed to that of Amanda Robinson, and that she be made and established the lawful heir of Fulton Robinson, of Walker County, and capable of inheriting his estate, both real and personal, and entitled to all the rights, benefits and privileges
of a lawful child from the said Fulton Robinson.

SEC. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the name of Martha Ham, of [Illegible Text] County, be changed to that of Martha Ogilvie, and she be hereby legitimatized and entitled to inherit any portion of the estate of P. S. Smythe Ogilvie, of [Illegible Text] County, her reputed father, as fully as if she was his natural and legal child; also Samuel Timothy Colston to that of Samuel Timothy Pittman, of
Chatham, and legitimatize and make him the heir at law of Samuel Pittman, his reputed father; also George Alexander Caley, of Whitfield County, to George Alexander McCurdy, and make him heir at law of Francis W. McCurdy, of Whitfield: also George Washington Swan, to that of George Washington Cheek, of Murray County, and to legitimatize him and make him an heir at law of Thomas R. Cheek, his reputed
father, of said County of Murray, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding; also Joseph Mark Hause [Hawse?] and Sarah Ann Hause [Hawse?] to that of Joseph Mark Nobles and Sarah Ann Nobles, and legitimatize the same, and make them heirs at law of Ira Nobles, all of the County of Lee, all laws to the contrary nothwithstanding; also the name of Henry Amos Wigins, of Spalding County, to that of  William Amos Wigins, and also the name of Flora Williams to that of Flora Sanders, of Fayette County; also to change the name of William Francis Marion Davie, of the County of Walker, to that of William Francis Marion Hinnard, and he is hereby made the legal heir of William and [Illegible Text] Hinnard: also to change the name of Columbus Tilley, of Rabun County, to that of Columbus Holifield, and that he be fully legitimatized and made capable in law of inheriting the estate of Daniel Holifield, his reputed father, the same as if he had been born in lawful wedlock, and under the same regulations, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. III. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating with this Act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Approved, February 14th, 1854.
 


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