SURNAME SEARCHERS, WEBPAGES AND QUERIES
OF FORSYTH COUNTY, GEORGIA

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LANDSDOWN bdoody@bellsouth.net  Barbara Doody  
Landsdown, David Allen...looking for name of his first wife. Second wife was Juliann (July Ann) Martin. He was born ca 1802 in Wilkes Co., NC nd moved early on to North Georgia, Gwinnett/Forsyth Cos. He married Juliann in 1839. Was a member of the Georgia State legislature in 1837 when his first wife died. Was a member of the GA Militia.
LANDSDOWN 1860 Federal Census Pickens County, Georgia
Landsdown Billy A. 3 Ga. 974 pg00964.txt Grassy Knob Dist.
Landsdown David 58 N.C. 974 pg00964.txt Grassy Knob Dist.
Landsdown David A., Jr. 16 Ga. 974 pg00964.txt Grassy Knob Dist.
Landsdown Jackson E. 18 Ga. 974 pg00964.txt Grassy Knob Dist. Landsdown Julia A. 59 Ga. 974 pg00964.txt Grassy Knob Dist.  
LANGLEY larryboyd@yahoo.com   Lawrence G. Boyd
http://www.lgboyd.com/ancestors/
LANGLEY Sarah "Sallie" Tidwell and John Langley
http://members.aol.com/lredtail/last.html
Read no 31 and the paragraph under no. 32
LAW c.s.townsend@sbcglobal.net  Sheryl Rowell Townsend

http://www.rootsweb.com/~gahall/surnames/townsend.html

LEAGUE James League Will
LEDBETTER Ledbetter Book by William Charles Cudlipp, II
Archived copy of 
http://home.texoma.net/~richard/ledbetter/Book/Lew-book/lewis.htm
LEDBETTER Richard Ledbetter III
by Wanda Collins
LEE Date: 5/14/02 12:24:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: quiklee7@prodigy.net (Donald Lee)

Hello!
Looking for any information regarding Henry Lee, born abt 1823 in GA, married Rody A.M. Carr Jan 19, 1843 in Forsyth County, GA. Listed as Head of Household in 1850 Forsyth Co Census as Henry Lee, Jr, age 27, along with spouse Rody AM (Carr), age 25, son Wily H, age 6, son James L.M., age 2, son William A (Alfred, my great-great-grandfather), age 4, and Henry Lee, Sr, believed to be his father, age 73.

This same father and son (Henry Sr and Henry Jr) are believed to be identified in 1840 Forsyth Co Census on Pg 266 with Henry Sr marked in the 60-70 age category and Henry Jr marked in the 15-20 age category.

Also believed that this same pair are identified on Pg 344 of 1830 Gwinnett Co Census with Henry Sr marked in the 50-60 age bracket and Henry Jr marked in the 5-10 age bracket. There is another male in the household identified in the 15-20 age bracket, but I have no idea who this might be.

The children of Rody Carr and Henry Lee are found again in the 1860 Cherokee Co, AL Census, Pg 363-364, dwelling no. 1164. The Head of Household is listed as Malisa Lee, age 40, which may or may not be the same person as Rody A.M (could the "M" stand for Malisa?) Carr - the age is off by 5 years from what you would expect (should be 35 instead of 40).

Neither Henry Lee Sr nor Henry Lee Jr are listed in the 1834 Forsyth County (State) Census, so it seems that they left Gwinnett Co sometime after 1834 and arrived prior to 1840 to be counted in that Federal Census.

Any help that can be given will be greatly appreciated!

Don Lee  Athens, AL  quiklee7@prodigy.net

LIGHT tlight@rcn.com   TODD LIGHT
I would be very interested in any info on the LIGHT surname, 1830's to ???. Also interested in info or photographs of Light's from Georgia in general.
LILE Name: Pam   pamanley@earthlink.net    Date: Sun Nov 10 2002
Comment: I am looking for information on William Lile and family who may have lived in or near Cherokee or Forsyth Counties c. 1846-70. William was married to Albina or Elvina and their children were Madison, George W., Jane E., Susan E., and James B.
LONG joe.harrington@ga.prestige.net   Joe Harrington
LOWE daniel.hagin@sbcglobal.net  Dan Hagin
LOWERY Basil Pierce Lowery
http://lonestar.texas.net/~robison/Lowrey.html
Isaac Pierce born: (June 2, 1817) in GA married: Nancy Jane Vestal (May 22, 1842) in Forsyth County, GA
MAJOR (S) Wvhilbilez@aol.com   Diane McDonough
MAJOR (S) pbbrown@bellsouth.net   Barbara Brown
MARTIN HerLine2@aol.com    Richard
MARTIN r_sexton@bellsouth.net  Rupert Sexton  
MARTIN marsharoach@hotmail.com   Marsha Roach
MARTIN loreneveal@mindspring.com Lorene Veal
MARTIN WESTHOMER@aol.com   Pat
MARTIN CJMASHBU@cs.com  Connie Mashburn
MARTIN Sarah Crowe Barker   scrowb@comcast.net
CROW(E)
Ancestors and descendents of John Crow, father of Samuel B. Crow.
MARTIN
Ancestors and descendents of Absalom Martin
MARTIN rps1861@bellsouth.net  Randy Smith
MARTIN meme2@sprintmail.com  Marianne Lefevre Harden

I'm looking for information regarding my ggg grandmother Mercillia ( Mercila Mursylea) Martin born abt 1824 N.C. So far I have uncovered that she married my ggg grandfather George Milton Harvey in Forsyth County Sept 11, 1842. Their children's names were Margaret K 1843, Gilbert A 1844, Jesse M 1846, Nancy C. 1848, Allen P.1852, Louisa C.1853, John C.1855, Elizabeth A.1857, George M 1860.  

By 1850 they were living in Gilmer County Georgia near George's parents Allen A. and Margaret Harvey. I'd love to know the names of Mercillia's parents and or siblings and any reference to her or family.  

MARTIN Martin on 1840 Census
MARTIN Quotes from   "The Family History of Thomas Martin, Sr. A North Carolinian American Revolutionary Soldier" by Jenny Martin Fagg
MARTIN LilEllen55@aol.com   Ellen Martin
*Elender P. MARTIN, born September 19, 1813 in NC; died September 22, 1862 in Gwinnett Co., GA; married on January 30, 1842 in Forsyth Co. to Ezekiel P. HARVEY. 1850 census in 31st District of Forsyth Co. No known children born to this union.

*William J. MARTIN, born March 24, 1818 in NC: died June 26, 1860 in Gwinnett Co., GA; married Letty PRUITT on July 9, 1840 in Forsyth Co. Father of eight children: Sarah Ann, Nancy Matilda, Martha Jane, John Wesley, Robert Levi, Henry William, Ezekiel Pinkston, Mary Adeline.

*Mahala MARTIN, born 1820 in NC: died before 1870; married on Dec 6, 1846 to John J. BLALOCK in Forsyth Co. 1850 census in 31st District of Forsyth Co.
*Robert MARTIN, born 1790 in NC; married in 1812 to Nancy P. (BROWNING?) in NC: Found in 1850 and 1860 census of Forsyth Co. Probable parents of Elender, William, and Mahala Martin.

MARTIN rjrainwater@nghs.com  Janet Thomas Rainwater
MARTIN - Desire any information on Susie Martin Jones, wife of Jacob E. Jones and daughter of Stephan Martin, possibly son of Absalom Martin.
MARTIN WhitePaul@aol.com  
I am searching for background information on a widow named MARGARET MARTIN who was in Forsyth County, GA, along with her three children from 1832 to 1850 or later.
MASHBURN CJMASHBU@cs.com  Connie Mashburn
MASHBURN Info about  Rev. John Harvey Mashburn and his son, John Wesley Mashburn
http://www.civil-war.net/38thGA/guestlog.htm
MASON   paulabicket@yahoo.com  Paula Doyle-Bicket  
MATHIS Mahis Page
McAFEE From:  Travis McAfee  travismcafee@hotmail.com

 I  have info on the following but am trying to gather more..
James Ervin McAfee
John Whitaker McAfee
Elijah Christenberry McAfee
Wesley Pledger McAfee
Jesse R. McAfee
Josheph M. McAfee
Benjamin F. McAfee

McAFEE E. C. was the son of John Whitaker McAfee and the nephew of Alexander Coles McAfee
E. C. McAfee's house sat on the Ridge in Cumming. It was the old house with the 2 rock chimneys that was up by the water tower. According to Garland Bagley, he found an ad offering it for sale in 1842. Apparently there were old slave cabins behind it until they built 400. It was burnt by the Fire Department as a practice exercise....Donna
McAFEE Alexander McAfee 1 Mar 1797 - 25 Nov 1866
Harriet S. McAfee 10 Mar 1813 - 29 Oct 1881   MFLP
McCRARY Joan
McDANIEL marsharoach@hotmail.com      marsha roach
McDANIEL NITAR43@aol.com  Nita
McDOW, JOHN 1814-1876 rhodemnt@dnet.net   Don Rhodes
McGINNIS Will of Sarah McGinnis Forsyth Co., Ga
Died: 26th Nov 1868
Executor of Will; William D Bentley.
Sons;
Stephen W McGinnis (Living in California at time of Will)
Osborn McGinnis (Living in Forsyth Co Ga at time of Will)
James N McGinnis (Living in Murray Ga at time of Will)
Augustus "Justus" C McGinnis
Oliver McGinnis
Eliza M McGinnis (Living in Murray Ga at time of Will)

Daughters;
Martha McGinnis wife of Sidney Rainwater,
Sarah Ann McGinnis wife of Jason C Harrison,
Narcissa E McGinnis wife of John L Blackstock,
Grandchildren;
Sarah B Blackstock daughter of Narcissa E and John L Blackstock,
Sarah A E McGinnis daughter of Oliver McGinnis,
Martha Armstrong daughter of John Armstrong and Sarah Armstrong

McKINLEY bas1@sowega.net  Margaet Bennett Sheffield

http://www.rootsweb.com/~gahall/surnames/sheffield.html

McWhorter daniel.hagin@sbcglobal.net  Dan Hagin

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/g/Daniel-D-Hagin/

MERRETT Will of William G Merrett Dated 7th March 1862 Forsyth Co., Ga  
Probate Jan 1863
Mewborn/Muborn/ Mewboorn daniel.hagin@sbcglobal.net  Dan Hagin

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/g/Daniel-D-Hagin/

MILFORD hdmilford@aol.com  Heyward Duane Milford

Looking to share any info on the descendents and ancestors of James Milford who was born in Pendleton, SC about 1813 and died in Forsyth County in 1877.   James had two wives, Ellander Thornton and Sarah Amelia Harris. James is buried at Zion Hill Baptist Church.

MILLS Will of William E Mills Dated March 8th 1862 Forsyth Co., Ga
Probate March 2nd 1863
Father; Isaac E Mills
MILLWOOD WESTHOMER@aol.com   Pat
MILITARY ANCESTORS chiefsam@webtv.net

http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/militaryveterans

MITCHELL Sharon K. Jung
MONTGOMERY Nitar43@aol.com
MONTGOMERY I once asked some of the laies about Noah Montgomery. They said he was the kind of man who could make money "sitting on the porch with his feet up"....Donna
MOON MOONDWMOON@aol.com David Moon
MOONEY maverick42@bellsouth.net
Searching for any and all Mooney connections. Please contact me at mavrick49@bellsouth.net
Thank you,  Hazel
MOOR jlumpkinfoster@alltel.net  John Foster
I have information on Joseph Foster, Joshua Estes, Fredrick Moor, Amon Hudson and Joseph Black families of Forsyth Co. I will be glad to share what I have....John Foster
MOORHEAD Posted by Shirley Ransom  8/31/2002  rransom@abq.com
David T. Moorhead, born July 31, 1856 in Forsyth County, GA, married on March 25, 1880 to Emma Roland of Dawson County, GA. Children were Mary Jane, b. 1881, Dawson County, GA (?); Annie Ethel, b. 1882, Forsyth County, GA; Essie Ola, b 1884, Forsythe County, Ga (?); Clara Belle, b. 1886, Novetta, Forsythe Co, GA; Joseph Maxey, b. 1888, Forsythe County, GA(?); Toma Luella, b. 1890, Forsythe County, GA. Essie Ola Moorhead died Mar. 6, 1888. Is there any record of her death and burial in Forsythe County, GA? The rest of the family moved to Miami, TX in 1892 and to Oklahoma territory, Day County, in 1898. Thank you for this information.
MOULDER JJCRUFF@aol.com  I am looking for jenny jones who was born 12-20-1896 died06-26-1924 she was married to guy moulder if you have any info please let me know she is my great grandmother
MULLINAX kmcgee03@earthlink.net     K. McGee

http://home.earthlink.net/~kmcgee03/

NICHOLS motivate@mindspring.com  Donna N. Peeples
NORTON mhslf3@aol.com   Marie D. Frohlich
Website  
NIX  roslyn@prtel.com  Roslyn
Researching The Wiley Nix family, John Dunlap. Tyler Dunlap, Andrew R. Dunlap. That lived in Coal Mountain
OLIVER - Mr. Daniel J. Oliver Jr., age 75, of Cumming died Wednesday, January 8, 2003.  Mausoleum Chapel at Swanee View Memorial Gardens
Source:  The Augusta Chronicle January 9, 2003
ORR patsycox0920@embarqmail.com   PATSY COX
also see
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SCABBEVI/2000-06/0961193903
ORR Nvsf29@aol.com
OWEN loreneveal@mindspring.com Lorene Veal
OWEN  r_sexton@bellsouth.net  Rupert Sexton  
OWEN Birthday Dinner of George Owen
  Brenda Webb
OWENS Howell Owens Group
PACE jon.pace@mindspring.com  Jon Pace
http://pacesociety.org/

 My Great, Great Grandfather, Jonathan PACE, came to Forsyth County and married  Mary THOMPSON in Feb 1840. They lived in the Ocee community in what became Milton County and now Fulton County. They are buried in the Old Bethlehem Cemetery in middle of the Windward Development along with several unmarried children.

I have a large amount of oral history gathered from his granddaughters. I was introduced to family history by Corrine Mae PACE who was an assistant teacher at the Bacon School in Forsyth County in 1926. Corrine and her sister, Ruby Lee

PACE were school teachers in Marietta for over 40 years. They are buried with their parents at Midway Methodist Cemetery in Forsyth.

The list of surnames that his children married include DOSS, BROOKS, HARDEMAN (HARDMAN), VAUGHN, MOSTELLER, LONG, HANSARD, WEBB, TURLEY. His grandchildren were married to surnames ROSS, STOKES, PRIEST, HEMBREE, LECROY, RUCKER.

Most of these families came out of Forsyth and Milton and settled in Atlanta or Cobb County.   I am a VP of the Pace Society of America and serve as their web master.  

Thank You,
Jonathan A. Pace
Marietta, GA

Researching ancestors & descendents of Cornelius PACE

(born abt 1787, SC - died 10/1847, Henderson County, NC)

of Rutherford, Buncombe & Henderson Counties, North Carolina

Visit The Pace Society Home Page at:

http://pacesociety.org/

PANTER paulabicket@yahoo.com  Paula Doyle-Bicket  
PARKS mhslf3@aol.com   Marie D. Frohlich
Website  
PATTERSON cacrowley@georgialaw.org    Carl Crowley
PATTERSON paulabicket@yahoo.com  Paula Doyle-Bicket  
PATTEN Gene Patten, 77, of Cumming died Wednesday, .Feb. 26, 2003.
 Burial will be in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
Source:  gainesvilletimes.com
PEARSON FireFly41950@aol.com

Grtgrtgandparents: William 'Bill' Pearson of Forsyth Co, GA
(Parents:Ephraim Pearson and Nancy _?_) m. to Martha Christenberry
(Parents of Martha:Thomas Christenberry m. China Green)
children of William and Martha:Catharine Elizabeth Pearson(m. Hunter>AL);
Thomas Nute Pearson; Alice Louisa Pearson(m. Hunter> AL)

Grtgrtgandparents: William 'Bill' Pearson of Forsyth Co, GA
(Parents:Ephraim Pearson and Nancy _?_) m. to Martha Christenberry
(Parents of Martha:Thomas Christenberry m. China Green)
children of William and Martha:Catharine Elizabeth Pearson(m. Hunter>AL);
Thomas Nute Pearson; Alice Louisa Pearson(m. Hunter> AL)

PEARSON Name: pearson   gimper123@cox.net
 Date: Tue Dec 10 19:48:19 2002
Comment: neet look up for ephraim pearson m. a  nancy.?
ephraim b 1800-1810 in foryth co,ga d.1850-60-
any information would be greateful,thank you  
PEARSON rollin pearson <gimper123@cox.net> Date: 2005-04-11
Comments:
looking for more information on ephraim pearson/his wife nacny ? and family any help would be apprecited they came from sc to forsyth co. in the cuba area/i was told.were could a person write for a death record or will. iheard that two of his kids was left with two differt family.

thank you rj  

PENDLEY Wvhilbilez@aol.com  Diane McDonough
PERRY r_sexton@bellsouth.net  Rupert Sexton  
PERRY marsharoach@hotmail.com   Marsha Roach
PERRY Obit 1917 Mrs. Harriet Perry
PETTYJOHN chiefsam@webtv.net   Sam Anderson
 http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/pettyjohn
PETTY dkmct@att.net   Kathryn Tidwell
PHILLIPS bsp@bellsouth.net  Brenda S. Phillips
PHILLIPS Phillips Isaac Charles Jul 1800 - 17 Apr 1880
PIERCE grits620@charter.net  June Smith Elkins
PIERCE tjones@camden.net    Billie Jones 

GARRETT  

Daniel Garrett line thru son John S. Garrett

PIERCE  

Lucretia "Cresy" Pierce b December 26, 1808 - need her parents.
She married William Cavender, April 09, 1826, Hall co. Ga.
      but both are buried in Family Cem., Old Cavender Farm, Suches, Union Co., GA.

PIRKLE The Old Pirkle Home Place
by Marsha Pirkle Webb   MGWebb30@aol.com
POOL meredith_clapper@hotmail.com  Meredith Clapper
Martha "Patsy" Pool
POOL/PETTYPOOL Descendants of  William PETTYPOOL
PORTER freebren@sowega.net
PORTER freebren@sowega.net  Freeman and Brenda Porter
PORTER mtwalit@msn.com
or lollypopgirl49@msn.com  Kathryn Johnson
I  am researching PORTER names:  Thomas Banks Porter, Elizabeth Porter, Hugh Porter, Rebecca Porter, Samuel Andrew Porter, William Porter, James Porter, Martha Patsy Porter, John Porter, Andrew Porter, Rev. Joseph Porter (my line), Nancy Porter, Basil Smith Porter, Job Porter, Samuel Gibson Porter, Thomas Porter, & Mary Ann Porter, Rev. Phillip Porter is their father & Mary Ann Smith is their mother.
POWELL Wvhilbilez@aol.com  Diane McDonough
PRUITT Obit 1906 Mrs. R.J. Pruitt
PRUETT /PRUITT Name: Valerie Pruett Smith   valerie_smith43@yahoo.com
Date: Fri Dec 6 02:24:32 2002
Comment: Both of my parents were from Hall,Forsyth,and Gwinnett counties.PRUETT-Hunt My father was Major Ferrell Pruitt from Cummings and my mother was Nondas Virginia Hunt from Duluth. If anyone should know of or are kin I'd really like to hear from you. Thanks,Valerie  
PRUITT/PREWITT r_sexton@bellsouth.net  Rupert Sexton  
PRUITT  mhardin665@aol.com   Marvin Hardin
PRUITT/PREWITT LilEllen55@aol.com   Ellen Martin
Washington Hale PRUITT/PREWITT: born about 1802 in SC; died Sept 18, 1862 in Forsyth Co; married Martha Zelphia EARLY about 1823; who was born in NC about 1800 and died about 1846.

Letty PRUITT, daughter of Washington Hale PRUITT/PREWITT and Martha Zelphia EARLY; born March 11, 1826 in SC and died July 24, 1891 in Gwinnett Co., GA. Married (1) on July 9, 1840 in Forsyth Co., to William J. MARTIN; (2) Ezekiel P. HARVEY, January 22, 1863 in Gwinnett Co., GA. Mother of ten children: eight Martin and two Harvey.

PRUITT abbottbc@bellsouth.net  Brenda GILBERT Abbott  

My grandmother was Minnie Inez Pruitt, the youngest of 10 children born to Tillman M. Pruitt, b. in Spartanburg S.C.in 1833 and Martha A. McCain Pruitt. He was the s/o William Pruitt., b. in SC in 1807 and wife (UNK maiden name). He had a brother, Calvin and a half-brother by the name of Zilmon. Zilmon's mother was UNK Daskey.

William was the s/o Benjamin Pruitt,b. in SC, prior to 1893 and Judah UNK. Benjamin was the s/o Richard Pruitt, b. in 1748 in Luxenbury VA and Francis (Fannie) Sandbridge. Richard was the s/o William, b. between 1725-1730 in Halifax, VA and Judith Dudley. William was the s/o Thomas Pruett, Sr., b.in 1693 in Henrico County, VA and wife Mary Magdalene (Chastain) Ducray. Thomas, Sr. was the s/o Henry Pruett/Prewitt,Sr. ,b.in York Co., Va in 1954 and Rebecca Ann Dabbs/Dobbs. Henry was the s/o Thomas Prewett who was born in Eng.in 1616 and UNK wife,

See note on Immigrant ancestor:
"Early virginia immigrants, by G.C. Greer, Clerk of the VA State Land Office, contains a list of some 25,000 persons who came to Virginia from 1623 to 1666, together with the patentee or person who brought them over. In this list is : Thomas Prewitt, 1636, by Joane Bennet, to Charles River Country.

On May 6, 1636, Joane Bennett, widow, received 450 acres in Charles River Co., VA. upon the new Poqueson River, east towards the bays, west into the woods, north up9on the Pinye Swamp (River) and south upon Robert Thrasher. 50 acres due for trasfer of 8 persons: Ann Winter, John Roote, Jon Marshall, Thomas Prewitt, Andrew Chant, Jon Morris, and Pole Carplights.

At frist, land could only be had by paying the passage of settlers too poor to pay their own; the man who paid the transportation cost got 50 acres of land for each person brought to Virginia. The transported person usually had to spend 5 years in working out the costs of his passage, but at the end of that time, he or she also received 50 acres of land.

On June 2, 1636, Thomas Privett was granted 50 acres of land in Charles river Co., VA, being a neck of ground at the New Poqueson, west upon William Clarke a creek, then east upon Thomas Harwood a creek, The said 50 acres of land being due unto him the said Thomas Privett for the transportation of one servant into this colony.

This seems strange that an indentured servant would be transporting an indentured servant to do his work for him."

In spite of all this info, I am still seeking info on the wives, siblings, spouses, etc. of these men. Thanks for any help!

PRUITT rbannister@comcast.net   Rebecca Bannister
Pruitt (Washington Hale)
PUCKETT
  • HARRIS
  • JONES
  • ROBERTS
Date: 9/26/05  deae@consolidated.net Diane Ethridge
Elizabeth PUCKETT was married to James HARRIS in 1863 Paulding Co. GA. They were in the 1870 Forsyth Co. census with an Eliza JONES, age 10, in the h/h. Elizabeth was the sister to my gr grandfather, Wm Samuel PUCKETT & I'm trying to find descendants. There were other siblings & they were the children of Andrew Jackson PUCKETT & Frances ROBERTS of Coweta Co. GA. Have info & pictures to share. Thank you, Diane Ethridge   Conroe, TX
QUARLES loreneveal@mindspring.com Lorene Veal

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