Lincoln County Militia District Map & Captains
1807-1830

This map and the Militia District information is posted with permission of the of the author of the book "An 1800 Census for Lincoln County, Georgia", Frank Parker Hudson.  This book was compiled from tax records for 1801 and 1802.  If you want a lookup from this book, contact Liz Nash.

Militia Districts in Georgia are political subdivisions which might be called districts, beats, parishes  and possibly other names in other states and would pertain to where and whom taxes were paid, and where one voted among other things. The Tax Digests are the most important use of these genealogically as they often are the only census subsititute for the early census records.  The letters in bold type where assigned by Mr. Hudson and the numbers in bold are still in use much unchanged today and can be seen on many modern maps. The Wilkes County districts are included to help those researchers who need to find information about Lincoln County settlers before it was carved out of Wilkes County in 1796. Click here for more information about the origins of the militia districts.

 
Table 1: WILKES COUNTY, GA., CAPTAINS OF MILITIA DISTRICT COMPANIES,
1785-1795, IN THE AREA WHICH BECAME LINCOLN COUNTY IN 1796
 

Author's
Symbol
1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790
D Douglas Ware Ware Ware

Ware

Ware

G Walker Walker¹ Walker¹ Walker Walker Holiday
H     Talbot¹ Talbot Talbot Talbot
E   York² York Smith

Smith

Smith
F Davis Parkes² Hughes Hughes

Hughes

Hughes

C Arrington Arrington Arrington Walton Walton Walton
R Pope Pope Pope Burke

Burke

Pope

 
  1791 1792 1793 1794 1795  
D Lamar Lamar Ware Ware Ware  
G McKinney McKinney4 Binion Binion Binion  
H Talbot Talbot Piper4 Piper Piper5  
E Zimmerman Zimmerman Zimmerman Zimmerman Zimmerman6  
F Hughes Hughes Woolridge Woolridge Woolridge  
C Walton Walton Steel Ragland Steel  
R Pope Pope Wooten Wooten Wooten7  

1. Walker's District (G) split after 1786. Part of same are found in Talbot's District (H) thereafter.
2. Davis's District (F) split after 1785. Part of same are found in York's District (E) thereafter.
3. Arrington's (also recorded as "Harrington") District (C) split after 1785. Some taxpayers may be found in Richard Heard's District (A) in 1787 and in Districts A and B thereafter.
4. McKinney's District (G) split after 1792. Some forty-odd taxpayers wereput into Piper's District (H) for 1793. Those taxpayers put into Lincoln County are found thereafter in District G.
5. Piper's District (H) split in 1795 in formation of Lincoln County. Those taxpayers put into Lincoln County are found thereafter in District G.
6. Zimmerman's District (E) in 1795 split in formation of Lincoln County. Twenty-three taxpayers left in Wilkes County are identified in the 1796 Wilkes County tax digest and were put into Capt. S. Thornton's District (I) in 1797.
7. Woolen's District (R) 1795 split in formation of Lincoln County. Those taxpayers put into Lincoln County are found

Table 2, LINCOLN COUNTY, GA CAPTAINS OF MILITIA DISTRICT COMPANIES, 1796-1804

Author's
Symbol

1796

1797

1798

1799

1800

1801
D Ware1

Ware

Ware

Pickett

Pickett
[Rickett)

Pickett

GD   Tomlinson1 Tomlinson Tomlinson Tomlinson
[Ashby]
Espey
G Binion1 Samuel Samuel Samuel Samuel Samuel
E Zimmerman Cullars Cullars Cullars Smith Smith
F Woolridge2 Murray Murray Murray Murray Murray
CF   Davis2 Davis Davis Norman Norman
C Steel2

Aycock

Aycock

Moore

Barksdale

Barksdale

 
  1802 1803 1804      
D Pickett Solley Solley      
GD Espey Espey Walton      
G Samuel Samuel Samuel      
E Smith Jones Jones      
F Arrent Dooley Dooley      
CF Norman Norman Norman      
C Barksdale Barksdale Barksdale      

1. Tomlinson's (GD) was formed from Ware's (D) and Binion's (G) in 1796.
2. Davis's (CF) was formed from Woolridge's (F) and Steel's (C) in 1796.

Table 3: LINCOLN COUNTY, GA., CAPTAINS OF MILITIA DISTRICT COMPANIES, 1805-1830.
 

Author's
Symbol
District
Number
1805 1806 1807 1808 1809 1810
D 182 Farror Farror1 Kennon Reynolds Reynolds Leverett
GD 183 Blanton Bussey Bussey Bussey Walton Binion
G 184 Gartrell Gartrell Gartrell Gartrell Gartrell Gartrell
E 185 M. Jones M.Jones M. Jones M. Jones Norman Norman
F 186 Dooley May(s)1 May(s) May(s) May(s) May(s)
CF 187 Norman Norman Hughes Hughes Hughes McDowell
C 188 W. Jones W. Jones King Alien Alien Wiseman
DF 269 Jeter Parks Parks Parks Parks Parks

1. Fleming's (DF), 1807, was taken out of Farror's (D) and May(s) (F) of 1806.

Author's
Symbol
District
Number
1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816
D 182 Leverett Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter

GD

183

Binion

Covington

Covington

Covington

Covington

Eubanks

G

184

Gartrell

Gartrell

Gartrell

Gartrell

Gartrell

Walker

E 185 Sims Sims Sims Sims Sims Sims
F 186 Turman May(s) May(s) May(s) May(s) May(s)

CF

187

McDowell

McDowell

McDowell

Stinson

Stinson

Smith

C 188 Wiseman Tatom Tatom Tatom Tatom Overstreet
DF 269 Jeter Parks Parks Parks Parks Parks


Author's
Symbol
District
Number

1817

1818

1819

1820

1821

1822
D 182 Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Leverett Leverett

GD

183

Graves

Graves

Graves

Graves

Graves

Graves

G 184 Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker Walker
E 185 Glaze Glaze Jones Jones Jones Frazier

F

186

May(s)

Tatom

Tatom

Tatom

Tatom

Blalock

CF

187

Smith

Stokes

Stokes

Stokes

Stokes

Stokes

C 188 Thompson Thompson Thompson Anthony Anthony Anthony
DF

269

Parkes

Parkes

Parkes

Parkes

Parkes

Parkes


Author's
Symbol
District
Number
1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828
D 182 Leverett Leverett Leverett Leverett Leverett Leverett
GD 183 Graves Graves Graves Winn Winn Bentley

G

184

Walker

Wheat

Gideon

Jeter

Jeter

Walker

E

185

Frazier

Frazier

Frazier

Frazier

Ross

Ross

F 186 Tebow Phipps Lonnergin Hardy Hardy Campbell
CF 187 Statham Statham Prather Prather Bostick Bostick
C 188 Beaman Beaman Beaman Wigginton Wigginton Cole
DF 269 Parkes Parkes Parkes Parkes Parkes Parkes

 

Author's
Symbol
District
Number
1829 1830 1830
Census
D 182 Leverett Leverett Leverett
GD 183 Bentley Graves Graves
G 184 Walker Woods Woods
E 185 Ross Stokes Stokes
F 186 Campbell Walker McMillan2
CF 187 Bostick Bostick Bostick
C 188 Cole Benson Benson
DF 269 Parkes Lockhart Lockhart

2. The 1830 Census shows the 186th District commanded by David McMillan, but no commission is found for him and he is not in the tax digests. Commission records and tax digests indicate James McMillan as captain of this District, effective as of 18 March 1830.

 
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