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Revolutionary War in Georgia

Early Georgia Militia

Recommended Sources for Documenting Revolutionary War Service
This lists provides excellent material including Land Lottery Grants which are available at the Georgia Dept of Archives and History.
On-Line Alphabetical listing of Rev War Veterans who drew in 1820, 1827, 1832 lotteries. (Adobe Reader Viewer needed)

Land Grants issued to Rev Veterans. Good description of military ranks and acreage they qualified for.

DAR Volunteer Look-Up Board
DAR Volunteers welcome lookup requests.
Include your Revolutionary War-era ancestor's first and last name, spouse's name (if known), dates of birth, death, and state of residence when posting your lookup request.

Index on-line. This is an index only.

Request Papers from National Archives.

Post a Query about Rev War

Revolutionary War records for the soldiers who served in the Georgia Militia Susan Peterson's Great page! This is a MUST SEE site...

Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia, by Allen D. Candler. (3 vols., Atlanta, 1908), II, 667.


"Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers: Georgia".
NARA (National Archives) Publication M1746
This publication was funded by The R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, and copies of the film were distributed by the Foundation to select libraries.

It is an alphabetical list of all Pensioners, or their heirs, residing in the State of Georgia when Final Payments of pensions were made.
It names the Spouse, Pension Act applicable, amount of pension, Military Service, County of residence, Previous counties of residence, Final Payment Amount, Date Paid, and Miscellaneous Information such as name of Attorney. Many of the Pensioners were from other states, but lived in Georgia at their death.

A typical entry: Pensioner: Anna Pettit-deceased 6 Sep 1845. Spouse Henry Pettit. Act 1843 & 1844. $43.33/year from 4 Mar 1843 to 6 Sep 1845. Service: Private, South Carolina Line. County of Residence: Gilmer. Previous: Rutherford District, SC. Date of Final Payment: 4 Mar 1843 - 4 Sep 1845. Amount: $108.56. Date Paid: 17 Sep 1847. Miscellaneous Information: Attorney William Morel. Paid to Administrator John Pettit, and surviving children of Anna & Henry Pettit: Sarah Toney, Henry Pettit, Mary Ann Pool, Rebecca Street, Elizabeth Mooney, Hannah McDaniel and Susan Walker.

All entries are not as complete as the sample shown above. Some payments were entered for residents of bordering counties of AL, SC, & TN.

Review by : Frank P. Hudson


"Georgia Revolutionary War Soldiers' Graves", by H. Ross Arnold, Jr. & H.Clifton Burnham.

This 2 vol.compilation, published with the aid of a grant from The R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, Sons of the American Revolution, and others, is organized alphabetically, by counties. The Patriots named are also alphabetical within the counties.

Unfortunately, there are numerous errors, principally from old published sources wherein credit for Revolutionary service was recorded in error due to misunderstanding of records for citizens' and bounty land grants.
Review by : Frank P. Hudson

History of the Georgia Militia
Purchase from Boyd Publishing     http://www.boydpublishing.com/geomili.htm

Smith, Gordon Burns. History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861

Volume 1, Campaigns and Generals. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-32-7.
Volume 2, Counties and Commanders, Part One. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-33-5.
Volume 3, Counties and Commanders, Part Two. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-34-3.
Volume 4, The Companies. Milledgeville, GA: Boyd, 2000. ISBN: 1-890307-35-1.

AUTHENTIC LIST OF ALL LAND LOTTERY GRANTS MADE TO VETERANS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA
Compiled by Alex Hitz by Authority of Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Secretary of State of George, Atlanta, 1966, private collection.

GEORGIA PENSION LIST FOR ALL WARS FROM THE REVOLUTION DOWN TO 1883
compiled by Lucy Kate McGhee, Washington, D.C. private collection

A ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS AND PATRIOTS WHOSE DESCENDANTS WERE IN GEORGIA, 1988-1990
Chapter Regent Project Daughters of the American Revolution, Etowah Chapter, Cartersville, Georgia. private collection

ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS IN GEORGIA
in three volumes, Mrs.Howard H. McCall.Vol. 3, (1969), reprinted in 1996, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, purchased from Genealogy Books, $38.00.


North Carolina in the Revolutionary War
Abstract of the Army Accounts of the North Carolina Line

Col. Elbert's Letter Heralds Victory at St. Simons 1778

Rebels: Traitors to the Crown; Heroes to Georgia

Letter from Stephen Moore and John Barnwell to General N. Greene
List of prisoners taken by the British exchanged at Charles Town in 1781. Nathaniel Greene, a famous General for the American side, took up residency in Georgia on a plantation the state gave him after the war.


Was your Ancestor a Loyalist? "Loyalists of the American Revolution" Lorenzo Sabine Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.,Ltd.-1979.

Loyalists: Heroes to the Crown; Traitors to Georgia


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