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93RD SUBD - 1850 CENSUS Can someone tell me what towns/cities would have been included in the 1850 Wilkinson County, GA census listed as 93 subdivision (sometimes written as 93rd district).  Thank you,  Merrily    3/17/2008
ROSENWALD/ROSENWALL HIGH SCHOOL:  Looking for any information on the school that the African American attended in Toomsboro Ga.  The name of the school is called Rosenwald or Rosenwall High please E-mail me at msbeepbeepfinest@yahoo.com. I would love to know and have pictures of the school. 7/3/2008
I would like a description of the uniforms worn by the men of the "Wilkinson County Invincibles," Company A, Georgia Forty Ninth Infantry Regiment.  Gene Usery 4/4/2009 
AIDES -BLOODWORTH - My grandmothers maiden name was Maude Bloodworth. Her father was John A Bloodworth and her mother was Susan A Aides. She would tell us we had Indian in us, but I have had no luck finding it.You can e-mail at  Brenda Trussell 2/28/2007


ALLEN - Looking for more information on James Robert Allen who died in Toomsboro in 1945 and buried at Ebenezer Church.
He father was James Harris W. Allen and his Mother (I think) was Sarah Shore. I have a birth date of 1873.I do not have very much information on the Allens. My dads grandfather--  George Hillard Allen -- was James Robert Allens brother. I don't even know anything much about him.I know he married a Violet Stephens (Stevens?). Edna Carr 12/3/2010


ANDERSON - Samuel- was married to Nicey Underwood Etheridge. He disappeared in 1849- reason UKN. Need to find where he went . Need to  find his parents and date of birth. He and Nicey were my g2grandparents, Faye Kerstetter 5/20/2007


BAILEY-WYNN-LORD -I am trying to find-out if in fact my g3grandmother Nancy LORD Bailey, wife of William Henry Harrison Bailey, was a/the daughter of John H. LORD & Tabitha WYNN. As well, I am trying to find-out if my g4grandmother was in fact Ann WYNN daughter of William & Susan HENSON Wynn, she married my 4ggrandfather Wynnsford Harrison BAILEY.Thank You, Helena-Suzanne  10/20/2004


BARBEE - My GGG Grandfather, Benjamin Barbee b. 1816 m. Catherine UNK, one of their sons was Green Barbee (my GG Grandfather) b.1840 d. 1861 in Rockbridge Alum Springs, Virginia, during the civil war.  Green married Elizabeth Myers and one of their sons was Benjamin Franklin Barbee who was my G Grandfather. 
   I believe that Benjamin b. 1816's father was James Barbee and his mother Lydia UNK.  I am trying to connect James and Lydia and, if they were married, who their children were.  I know that my Benjamin b. 1816 had a brother William.  I also see that there was a James Franklin Barbee b. 1828 who married Harriett E. WIse b. 1825.  I believe that James Franklin Barbee could have been James and Lydia Barbees child.  I know that I found a deed from Lydia Barbee where she deeded land to her daughter, Ann Barbee Taylor (who m. Richard Taylor). 
    I've hit a Brick Wall.  I do know that I am descendant of Andrew Barbee b. 1670 Essex VA.  I need any info on the Barbee's in Wilkinson Co., GA.   Thanks so much in advance.  Elaine Barbee Durden   6/17/2010 

BARLOW - John, William and Henry Barlow were all awarded land in  the 1807 land lottery of Georgia.  They lived in Washington Co at the  time of the drawing, but were awarded land in Wilkinson Co.  I believe  the William Barlow is the same that married Edith Mathoda, but am  trying to find the connection to John and Henry.  I think John may be  my gr3 grandfather who was in Mississippi by 1811.  Both William and  John had sons named Henry, but they were too young to have been in the  lottery, so I am trying also to find out what happened to the Henry in  the lottery.  I have not seen further records of him in all my years  of doing Barlow genealogy.  Does anyone know where I might look for  further records of these families in Wilkinson Co?  I haven't been  able to find any census records for Georgia prior to 1810.  Perhaps  very early wills, marriage records, court records, etc for say about   1790 to 1810, or earlier. Were they all burned? Thanks for 
any help  you might give. Susan


BARNETT, Larkin- Am trying to find the birthplace and parents of Larkin Barnett, b.1802. d. 1862 at Lindale, Floyd Co., GA.  I have been told was was as orphan very young.  He lived with his grandmother (?) and then went to live with his sister who had married a Patterson. Larkin married Olive Davis of Putnam Co. GA. and the married Emmaline Knowles  of Henry Co., GA, my ggrandmother.   If you have any information this familly I will deeply appreciate it.  I've been looking for years.  NEED CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS


BEALL - I am looking for the father of Wesley J. Beal(Beall) he is my ggg-grandad .Carroll Co Geogia is as far as I can trace him.There seems to be a last name change. I need very much to know who his father was. His mother`s name was Mary Ann White.
 I would be forever gratefull for any help. Someone out ther knows who I am! Carolyn 6/1/2011. 


BEALL - I'm looking for information on William O. Beall who was Captain, Company F, Wilkinson Rifles during the Civil War.  Stationed at Fortress Monroe, he returned home to Wilkinson County in ill health and died in 1862.  I would like to find where he is buried and any other information about his family.  1860 census shows him as a boot and shoe manufacturer and living in the Irwinton District.  He married Piety E. Hicks on October 8, 1843.  Their children were Mary E., Frederic D., Nancy J., Harriett and Arthur C.
   William O. Beall deeded one acre for the church located at the fork of U. S. Hwy 441 and the Toomsboro Road and the building was completed in 1856.  He was a Baptist and Worshipful Master of Carmel Lodge No. 150, Masonic Grand Lodge of Georgia.
   I know that Frederick D. Beall eventually moved to Laurens County and was a Postmaster.  He's buried in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.  At sometime, the "a" was lost from Beall.  I believe that his son (name unknown to me) was my great-grandfather.
   Thanks, Ron Bell  5/31/2007


BECK: My name is Barbara Beck Mosley. My dad is Louis Richard Beck, his dad was Mack E. Beck, and Mack's dad was Lewis Richard Beck. We are also related to the Fountains, Bloodworths, Chandlers, (a Delphia Watkins) Lords, Ross, and my dad's mother's name was Hazel Gladin Martin,who married Mack E. Beck, and had one son. My father, Louis Richard Beck. I am wondering if there is any knowledge of Native American bloodlines in our family's history? Any help or info. would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Barbara "Sissy" Beck Mosley   01/08/2012 

BECK: I am searching for information on the parents of David Milton BECK, Sr., born about 1815 in SC;
father may have been John; mother may have been Mary;  died before 1880 in Wilkinson County;
married Zaney Bloodworth in Wilkinson County; children:
David Milton Beck, Jr. b. 9/15/1862 Wilkinson County; d. 5/19/1927; buried at Noles Cemetery, Laurens County, GA;
married 1st Sarah Ann Criswell died 1910; married 2nd Clifford ? (brother's widow); married 3rd ? Alcy Braswell b. c. 1862
Henry Beck born 1845 GA;  married Mary E. Bloodworth
John M. Beck born 1850 GA;  married E. J. Snow
Farnsey/Temsey/Tansey A. J. Beck born 1852 GA
Betsy J. Beck born 1854 GA
Missouri S. Beck born 1857 GA married John M. Wynn
Louisiana/Lorian Beck born 1858 married Sam Nolan
Ron DAVIS, Woodland, CA , 6/8/2004

BENFORD - Looking for information on the Benford families-
   John Monroe Benford 1858-?
   Alonzo Benford  1862-1887  ??
   Jame Robert "Jim Buck" Benford  1866-?
   Jarrott A. "Dutch" Benford  1868-1941
   Ashley M. "Ash" Benford 1871-1950 ??1952??
What I think I know that James Robert was married 3 times 
  A) Elizabeth Jane Youngblood 1866-1890
  B) Elizabeth Etheridge 1866-?
  C) Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Beck  1870-?
Allen 03/14/2005


BENTLEY-  My grandmother was Georgia, she had a sister named Minnie Bell and a brother everyone called Mac. Her father was George Bentley and her mothers name was Amanda-(her maiden name was SMITH)--I would appreciate anything you have. Debra Herringdine 8/18/2007


BERRYHILL:  William W. and Julia A. PENNINGTON BERRYHILL were still living in Wilkinson County in 1880 by a reference book of families living in the county.
  My brick wall is their son George F. BERRYHILL, b. 1852 ( 1860 US Census) and possible wife Mary Bradley.  George was buried at Oakland Cem. in Birmingham, AL in 1915 (Death cert.). 
I would appreciate any info on any of these, my Gr and GGrr Grandparents. L Sawyer Aug. 7, 2007


BESSE/BESSEY- Looking for Fannie/Fanny Besse/Bessey born/died in Muscogee/Box Springs, Geneva, Wilkerson, Juniper, Talbot County, Georgia.  Eddie B. Williams-McCoy  12/16/2011 


BOWER - My GG Grandfather (James Cuthbert Bower) was 6 years old when he and his family (father/Issac and mother/Frances) and other brothers left Jones County, GA in 1820 bound for the AR Territory. My GG Grandfather came back in 1838 or 39 and studied law and became a Judge in Wilkinson County, GA. He is buried in the city cemetary in Irwinton, GA. Any info on this will be appreciated. Thanks, Jim Bower 6/26/2012

BRADLEY: Looking for parents and sibling of Sarah A. Bradley born abt.1814-1820 SC/GA .Sarah married James P.Goodman 12/15/1834 in Wilkinson Co,Ga, Sarah died after 1910 in Washington Co., Fla.  Idella 3/1/2005

BRANAN  looking for information Mary (Polly) Branan. Only can find that she was burned and died in Wilkinson County Ga. death date only showing 1814. She was the daughter of James and Sarah Tommey Branan. thanks, jackie branan hamlin. butts co. ga. 9/4/2005

BROWN: Isaac Brown, Julia, John, found in Chattahoochee 1880 without  Issac. Julia A. Watson married Dec. 3, 1874 in Schley Co. Children, John, Jessee. Cant find any more on either. John b 1874, is my ggrandfather. any info is needed. Thank, Lou 04/27/2005

BROWN, THOMAS J. :  Hi, I am looking for any and all information concerning the Brown Family of Wilkinson County. Thomas J. Brown married Clarissa Horton and I can't find any information concerning Thomas J. Brown. He is listed in the 1860 census but Clarissa is listed as a widow in the 1870 census. I can't find where Thomas J. Brown enlisted into the Confederate Army or anything about his parents or any other relatives.  They had 3 children, Solomon, Mary and J.B. Brown. Clarissa married into the Wood family after 1870 and they moved to Laurens County. Clarissa is buried at Bluewater Baptist church  in Laurens County along with her two sons.  Any information on the Brown's or Horton's would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Susan Brown Cofield  6/22/2004


BRUNER - I would like to know if anyone has any information on the Bruner's in Wilkinson Co . The Bruner name was mispelled alots like Brewer, Bruwer, instead the n in the name was mistaken for a w. William Bruner m. Catherine Eliizabeth Flick. He and she came down from SC to Warren CO, Ga and then left and went to Wilkenson Co in 1809. They had one son is all I can find and his name was William M. Bruner. The first William Bruner died in 1818 and his wife died in 1819 supposely had the flu that went through there at that time. Where are they buried ? Wm. was the Exec. of Daniel Kingrey will and when Wm. died Daniel K. made William M. the Ex. The Kingrey's are buried in woods on Freeman land and now the Watkins own this land. This 2 acres of land that was the Kingrey's cem. only shows one grave and that is Amanda Watkins Kingery who married a Kingrey has a gravestone. I understand you can tell others are buried there by the soil sink and shapes of graves but no toomstones. William M. Bruner married Elizabeth Nixon from Twiggs CO. and they inheirted Elizabeth Nixon sister home, her sister Katheryn died about 1860 and it was located on Irvinton Street which was close to the Court House in Wilkinson.
Does anyone have any records of them anywhere, and where they may be buried? Daniel Kingrey wife was Susannah ? And I think she may have been a Freeman as that set of Freeman give the Kingreys the 2 acres of land for cem.  and this may have been Susannah land that her father left her. Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks 
Tiny Peterman ,1459 Bruner Rd, Dothan, AL 36301 2/5/2007


BRUNSON- I am trying to find Isaac Brunson b. 1808 in Wilkinson Co.  He had a son, Murry Lewis Brunson b. 1844.  I don't have the name of his first wife.  His parents may have come from SC and Isaac moved to SC at some point but was in Decatur County, GA by 1850 census and he had married Jane Bryant.  Murry Brunson died some time between 1850 and 1860 census and is buried in the Brunson Cemetery in what is now Seminole County. I know that Isaac had a brother, Amos, who died of typhoid soon after coming to Decatur County.  I am looking for a marriage record for Isaac and his first wife and the parents of Isaac who died in 1864. He is my great great grand father. Barbara Jernigan Fowler. 5/4/2005


BRUTON/BREWTON - 1805 Georgia land lottery, district 5, lot 155, Wilkinson County, Georgia.  I am trying to trace the chain-of-title from the original grantee, Benjamin Bruton, to the Bryant Wood and Rachel Smith deed (land is currently the Laurel Branch Methodist Church site).  Does a deed book exist in Wilkinson County for this period (1805 to 1848)?  If not, does anyone have any suggestions how I might determine to whom Bruton (Brewton) sold his land and when? Pharris Johnson 5/1/2007 

BURNEY Green Blount – I am trying to find directions to the McCallum Cemetery, where Burney and his wife Sarah Frances Ball Burney are buried.  His sons may also be buried there.  The list of cemeteries states Burney  Cemetery is located one mile west of the site of Old Ball’s Church.  That places it just inside Twiggs County.   My great grandmother, who was his granddaughter-in-law, wrote they are buried at McCallum, which is shown on DOT maps south of Ball Church Road near McCallum’s Pond.  Blue Chip Road appears to head in that direction, but everything is Posted. Has anyone been there?  Is it accessible from Blue Chip Road or from Magnolia Street in Jeffersonville?  Rumor has these two roads used to intersect.  Who owns the land where it is located?  Thank you for any assistance you can give. JDorsey


Ford BUTLER -I am researching for information on Ford Butler married to Martha Patsy Craft.    All I have is he was born Abt. 1755 in North Carolina and died Bef. 1 January 1821 in Georgia. 
   He settled in Wilkinson County and my line from Ford is  Malachi Butler, b. Abt. 1800; James Edward Butler, b. 1826;  John A.M. Butler b. March 1848;  William Frank Butler, b. 22 May 1868 in Wilkinson County, GA and died 19 October 1946 in Dodge County, GA. 
   Any information on Ford Butler will certainly be appreciated.   Sheila Rawlins 11/24/2008


CANNON - Cannon – Looking for names of children of Allen Cannon and Mary Rachel Risby Cannon.  I am looking also for the grave of Allen Cannon.  Thank you! Pat 08/11/2011


CHAMBERS - Looking for information on Henry Chambers (b. abt 1838) and wife Elizabeth (b. abt 1844) that were in the 1860 census. Henry was listed on the militia enrollment in 1864, but I do not find him on a muster roll after this. I'd like to find out what became of them and if they had children. Thank you. - Adriane 09/11/2012 

CHERRY -Parents of James and William Cherry that came to Wilkinson Co. In the 1820's or 30's from North Carolina and Married Louisa and Parmelia Frazier. Their Mother was possibly Mary and there was possibly sisters: Silvey, Rena, Paysey, Delina (Delila?) . Mary and Silvey definitely lived in their households but I'm not sure of Rena and Paysey and Delina.
Paysey married Daniel Hooks, Rena married Lovet Jenkins, and Delila married William Merchant. Later child William of James lived in the Hooks household. He was my Great Grandfather's brother and died at Jonesboro. My GG Grandfather was James Cecil Cherry. He's buried at Eric Crossing in Wheeler co. Any clues or pointers as to where they came from in North Carolina would be very much appreciated. Mark Cherry  11/17/2006


CHILDS, JAMES - I am looking for information on James Childs. He won a land lottery: Land grant to James Childs; Weeks District, Hancock County; January 22, 1807; 23rd Lot 230; 202 1/2 acres in Wilkinson County. He sold some of his land :Indenture betweenJames Childes (sic) and Micajah Williams. September 17, 1816. Conveys lot No. 230 in 23rd district of Wilkinson County (202 1/2 acres) from James Childs (sic) to Micajah Williams for $360. Signed by James Childs (his mark), 
   I am looking for any connection to the family. I know at least three of his daughter married there as he did. 
   I am looking for surnames, Allen, Hall, McLane and Hughs who married a Childs. I am also looking for Jonathan B. , Jeremiah and Daniel Childs who some were there until about 1830. Thank you , Larry Childs 9/24/2009


CLEMONS - PHILLIPS - I am trying to find out information on Polly Clemons and Thomas Phillips. I believe they were married in Wilkinson County in July of 1825. I saw on the history of Wilkinson County that a John Clemons and Polly Clemons were early members of the Mt Nebo Baptist Church. I dont know if these are the relatives I'm looking for or not.
Sometime after their marriage, Polly and Thomas moved to Muscogee County where two of their children were born. I was hoping to find information in the marriage record that might lead me to the parents of either Polly or Thomas. 
Jim Owens 3/12/2006


COBB/UNION CHILDREN - Absalom Cobb in 1850 Census list he and his wife and children with 3 children listed as Oliver Union,  Marcus Union,  and Timothy Union.  I am assuming their parents passed.  On the 1860 census it lists these 3 children as having the same last name as Mr. Cobb.  Trying to find out information on the parents of the 3 children by the name of UNION The youngest Boy Timothy was 1 year old on the 1850 census so I am assuming the parents probably passed I guess in 1849 or 1850.  Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You Janet Wren 5/31/2012 


COBB -: Im looking for any info on Thomas F. Cobb born Apr 1852 in Twiggs County, Georgia and married Margie Nichols they had 5 sons,  I belive,  and on 1910 US Federal Census the last name is then spelled Cabb: Columbus L. Cobb; William M. Cobb; James T. Cobb; John F. Cobb; Charles Clevelond Cobb was my great grandfather.
   Thomas also married Julia A. Patterson and had 2 more children Isa or Ira and Otis Willis Cobb. I'm wanting to find out who Thomas F. Cobb's parents are.  Thanks Amy.  9/26/2010 


COLSON/COALSON - Related to Daniel & Cynthia (Potts) Colson (Coalson)  and  trying to get more information on them.  They lived in Wilkinson County that Iknow of from 1860 until their deaths.They have possibly been there before the 1860 census but I have not got that much.  They have four Children.  Daniel, Jacob, Newmann, and Parmelia or Amelia.  I am Newmann's G-G- granddaughter.  Daniel (The father) was an inmate in 1860 but does not say for what.  Afterwards the census show him as being home.  Please email me Cindy Wilkins. Thanks. 4/15/2009 

COOK - Seeking information on the parents of two Cook brothers who came to Wilkinson County, GA from points east.  They were named Amos Cook (b. about 1813) and William Marion Cook (b. about 1809) Their father died when they were very young.  I think their mother's name was Mary.  She got remarried to Benjamin Stevens on 11NOV1824 in Laurens County, GA.  Amos and William grew up and raised large families in Wilkinson County and several descendants are still there.  I am searching for any clues as to Amos' and William's father's name.  Thank you. spconnor@peoplepc.com 8/26/2004


CORNWALL - Researching John G. Cornwall, lived in Wilkinson Co., bought land from Wm. Covington, 1-4-1817. Marilyn Carrera  4/30/2007


CROSBY, JAMES MADISION - My Brick Wall is my GGGGrandfather, JAMES MADISON CROSBY.  b. 1823 in Georgia.  I have a verbal, family suggestion that he may have been born in Wilkinson Co. James Madison CROSBY married Drucilla Butler Huggins of NC.  They ultimately landed in Covington Co. Alabama.  All Brick busting leads welcome!  :-) Monica 4/18/2010


CROSBY, JAMES MADISON - I am trying to find out the name of the parents of James Madison Crosby, born abt 1823, died in Covington County, Alabama, 1880.  He is my great grandfather, and I have hit the wall with him.  Any information is greatly appreciated. Angelia 7/22/2010


CRUTCHFIELD - I'm searching for all information on the Crutchfield's in the Georgia area. My GG grandfather was William Jackson and would love to connect with anyone who may have information to share. Patricia 5/20/2011


CRUTCHFIELD -  am searching for the marriage of JOHN CRUTCHFIELD B. abt 1794 Wilkinson Co. Ga. He first married SARAH STATHAM in Wilkinson Co.abt 1818. After Sarah died June 23, 1829. B. Houston, Georgia? JOHN later married MARY ??????  believed to be in Wilkinson Co. Ga. The first child from this marriage was WILLIAM JACKSON CRUTCHFIELD  B. abt 1832.
Second son PHILIP MADISON CUTCHFIELD B. May 15, 1831 Wilkinson Co. Ga. Third son     RICHARD BRYANT CRUTCHFIELD B .abt 1836 Wilkinson Co. Ga. My thoughts, JOHN CRUTCHFIELD and MARY ??????? was married abt. 1830-1830.
I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me find Mary's maiden name, where she was born, her parents.
   JOHN, MARY and three sons moved into Holmes Co. Fla.the 1850 census shows. JOHN CRUTCHFIELD  D. Mar. 1, 1856 Geneva Co. Ala. B. Spring Creek Cemetery. Black, Ala. Mary, with the three children moved to Conecuh Co. Ala. where she lived until her death between 1860- 1865. Any help on this would I could put a name with Mary ?????/Crutchfield. You may send any information to Daniel Happy Williams   8/12/2009


CRUTCHFIELD/STATHAM- Sarah Statham Crutchfield  b- abt 1798 d-June 23, 1828 Wilkinson county GA. She was married to John Crutchfield b- abt 1794 NC death unknown, some say 1836, 1841, 1856???
    I would like to try and locate the grave for Sarah Statham Crutchfield d- June 23, 1828.She lived next door to her father William Statham in the 1820 census. Her father moved to Houston county GA about 1827. 
    We know that Richmond Statham brother of Sarah obtained custody of the Crutchfield children in 1839 10 yrs after Sarah's death.
   We do not know where she is buried or her husband John Crutchfield.Some say He may have moved to Alabama , we just don't know for sure.  Carol 12/17/2009


DANIEL, Thomas L. - Looking for information on my 3ggrandfather Thomas L Daniel(1835-1901). father possibly William. i keep getting info that he may have lived or been born in Wilkinson county. Jordan 10/13/2014 


DAVID SMITH - MRS. VICTOR DAVIDSON- Looking for any descendant of the late Mrs. Victor Davidson of Irwinton, Georgia in regards to the bible of Elder David Smith. I would like information about Davids parents, his siblings or anythinge that might be contained there in. I am a great grandson of David Smith. Thank you. Robert L. Smith 3/8/2010 

DAVIS - I am requesting assistance from anyone who may have knowledge of Elizabeth Davis.  She was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia 1808. She may have been of Indian descent.  She moved to Texas in 1841 bringing with her 3 children, James Riley Davis – born in Georgia 12 May 1827, Malinda C Davis – born in Georgia 1830, and Martha Ann Davis – born in Georgia 1833.  Elizabeth was married to a “Jim” Davis, apparently he died before she left Georgia.  Please, any information is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!! Lea Sayre 4/12/2006
DAVIS, Henry/POTTS, Nancy- I am interested in connecting with anyone of this line to exchange information. I will be happy to share anything that I might have regarding this line. My line is through Henry Emerson Davis that married Mary Ann Boon. I do have the scraps of their family bible, some in Henry's hand, with a small amount of information that is contrary to some that is on the internet. In addition, I have pictures of Henry Davis but, none of Mary Ann.
    I have met with, in person and on the internet, several collateral descendants of Henry and Nancy Davis and we all seem to be relying on the Davidson book for our info. I am trying to go further back and have been researching in Kentucky and North Carolina. I have often wondered what happened to the compiled information on this and allied families that was referred to in the Davidson book.
   I have tracked down certain segments of that branch of the family but, have been unable to confirm descendants of the James Bower that was the grandson of Oren Davis, mentioned in the Davidson book.
   I will be in Wilkinson County later in the year and would be delighted to meet with any Davis descendant and exchange info. Thank you.   Elizabeth Davis Angus   7/1/2004


DAVIS/POTTS - Does anyone have any info on where Henry Davis, married to Nancy Potts, may have come from in NC ? I thought I had found him in Warren County, KY, in 1810, but apparantly not same Henry Davis. A lot of the names in the KY census show up in Wilkinson County census..
Some contacts have said Nancy Potts was of Welsh origins, from an old family history.  I can not find any proof for that but would be open to further research fi someone could point me in a direction.
In studying maps of the areas during the late 1700's, I have wondered if Henry might have been from the western part of NC that became Tennessee.
Any help or clue would be most appreciated on Henry or Nancy origins, background. I will gladly share anything I have or contacts I have made. Elizabeth Davis Angus 2/27/2006


DAY-RADFORD--FOUNTAIN-FORT-DIXON-PRUETT-SIMPSON. Seeking information on parentage of Daniel C. Day and siblings who grew up in various households in the 1850s-1860s in Wilkinson and Twiggs Counties GA. The following list of Day siblings and their birth dates is from a hand written list (author unknown) found in a paper wallet in a field beside a burned out house in Wilkinson County in the early 1900's.
Lusindy Day b. 25 Apr 1836 d. 25 Nov 1840 (birth and death dates on original list) 
Benjamin T. Day b. 5 May 1839 in GA 
Lucinda Day b.13 Aug 1841 in GA d. c. 1915 in Bibb Co., GA 
Martha Day b. 21 Nov 1842 in GA d. 6 Jun 1917 in Bibb Co., GA
James M. Day b.25 Oct 1846 in GA 
William F. Day b. 22 Apr 1848 in GA d. c. 1904 Twiggs Co. GA
Daniel C. Day. b. 22 Jul 1849 in GA d. 29 May 1912 in Wilkinson Co.GA; 
Addison H Day b. 6 Oct 1850 in GA d.c. 1910 on Savannah River in drowning accident 
Eliza Day b. 23 Nov 1852 in GA d.28 Nov 1852 (birth and death dates on original list)

In the 1850 Census of Wilkinson Co GA, 8 year Lucinda Day and 1-year-old Addison Day were living with the Thomas and Nancy Fort/Dort Family (difficult to decipher surname script). 
In the 1850 Census of Wilkinson Co GA, 7-year-old Martha Day was living with the Benjamin and Jane Fountain Family. 
In the 1850 Census of Twiggs Co GA, 5-year-old James M. Day and 2-year-old Daniel C. Day were living with the John and Priscilla Radford Family. 
In the 1860 Census of Wilkinson Co GA, 12-year-old James M. Day and 10-year-old Daniel C. Day were living with the John and Priscilla Radford Family. 
In the 1860 Census of Wilkinson Co GA, 12-year-old William F. Day was living next door with John and Priscilla Radford's son and daughter-in-law, James G. and Emaline P. Radford. 
In the 1860 Census of Wilkinson Co. GA, 14-year-old Martha Day was living with the Jeremiah Dixon family. 
In the 1860 Census of Wilkinson Co GA, 21-year-old Benjamin Day is married to Mary A. and they have a 4-month-old child, Rebecca. 
Seeking info on Benjamin Day and contact with any of his descendants. 

Lucinda married James F. Pruett of Wilkinson Co. GA b. 17 Oct 1842 d. c. 1899 in Bibb Co., GA   They lived in Macon, Bibb Co., GA. Where are they buried? They had one son, James Henry Pruett. Seeking contact with any descendants.

In GA in 1865 Martha married a Jewish soldier who deserted the Union Army during the Civil War, Peter Sternberg,  b.Mar 1842 in Ohio d. 1908 in Penn, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. After the war ended, they returned to Indiana to live. They had one child, Sarah Annie, who died at 7 years old. After Peter died in Indiana in 1908, Martha returned to Macon, GA, and lived with her sister, Lucinda Day Pruett, and Lucinda's family in Macon. Martha died in Macon of malaria in 1917 and her body was shipped to Indiana to be buried beside her husband and daughter. All buried in Eutzler Cemetery , Misawaka, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. 

Seeking any info on James M. Day and contact with his descendants. 

William F. Day m. in Twiggs Co. about 1869 widow, Missouri Beall Mercer b. 1842 in GA d.1879 in Twiggs Co., GA.  They had two daughters, Myra and Fannie. Fannie married Obidiah ("Obe") D. Fountain. They had no children. Myra married Newton I. Booth. They had several children. Seeking contact with any descendants. Fannie and Myra and their husbands are buried in Asbury Cemetery in Wilkinson Co. Where are William and Missouri Day buried? William did not remarry after Missouri died. Family story that William Day was shot and killed in Twiggs County by a jealous husband who found William with his wife. 

My great, great grandparents were Daniel C. Day and Sarah Jane Snow who m. 5 July 1864.   Sarah Jane Snow b. 1851 In Wilkinson Co. GA d.4 Jul 1930 in Wilkinson Co. GA. Both buried in Snow Hill Cemetery, Wilkinson Co. GA. Have extensive information on this line and willing to share. 

Addison H. Day married in Wilkinson County GA about 1868  to Sarah E. Simpson b. 4 Feb 1857 in Wilkinson Co. GA d.2 May 1922 in Wheeler Co. GA 
The family lived in Laurens County GA and eventually relocated to Alamo, Montgomery/Wheeler Co, GA. Family stories hold that Addison would leave home for long periods of time and would return and stay a while and then disappear  only to return again. Once he went to the spring to get a bucket of water and was gone for 2 years! Family story is that he had 3 families. One wife and family in Montgomery/Wheeler Co; a second wife and family in Wayne Co. GA; location of third family unknown.  Am in contact with Wheeler Co descendants. Seeking contact with any Wayne Co. descendants. 

Any help on any of these families would be greatly appreciated. Wayne H. Day, Clarkston, GA. 3/27/2007



DENSON - My grandaddy father name was Amos Denson Sr. and his wife name was JoAnn Blackshear. I would like to know the name of their siblings (African American). Appromate DOB was 1870-1885.  Lucretia Denson   11/30/07 


DIXON - I am looking for information about my great grandmother. She was born Martha Jane Dixon in  1832.  Her parents were Sampson  and Savil Dixon from Wilkinson Co. Ga.   In 1849 she married John Franklin Evans in Wilkinson County.  They lived in Jefferson County (Wrens) and raised their family. I found them in an 1860 census there.  I would like to know where and when she died.  My name is Audrey Manley, P. O. Box 83  Barwick, Ga 31720 4/4/2006


DUBOSE, John H. - John H. DuBose (1795) of South Carolina married Amanda Akridge (1808) in Baldwin County in 1823 and raised their family in Baldwin, Wilkinson, and Washington counties. One of their son’s was Andrew John Hammond DuBose (1850) who married Neoma Anne Lingold (1862) in 1878. One of their son’s was Samuel Dennis DuBose (1886) who married in 1909. 

Andrew and Samuel raised their families in Baldwin, Wilkinson, Washington and Putnam counties. Any information concerning these families will be appreciated. I have been unable to trace John H. Dubose before his marriage in 1823. All I know is that he was born in south Carolina. Would greatly appreciate any information on John H D. Pete  7/25/2007



DUPRIEST (DUPREE), CRISWELL, BECK - I am looking for information on Dupriests (Duprees) Becks and Criswells in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
     I have just returned from a genealogical research trip to Georgia.  It was quite productive in solving some mysteries but presented several others. 
    I was especially interested in my great-grandmother, born Mary Jane Dupree, whom I found in the 1870 census as an 11 year old, living with Aniny (mistranscription for Areny) Dupree (50), James Dupree (14), a domestic servant, Sarah Green, and Ivison Beck (5).  The only information I had from her death certificate was that she was born near Macon and her father's name was John.  I had found my current-generation relatives from her first husband in Savannah and an affadavit of my grandmother's birth (she was a child of a second marriage) said my grandmother was born in Savannah.  The only other Mary Dupree I could find of the right age in Georgia was a family in Spalding County.  If she had been from that family, her father, John, would have been killed in the civil war, but I couldn't figure out what might have happened to her mother, Mary, so that she was living in Savannah with James (not a brother of the Spalding County Mary) and Ariny (no recognizable relative of the Spalding County Mary). 
    From the records of the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, I found that Arena Dupree (died 20 March 1875) was in the same burial Lot as Mary Jane's first husband and a daughter who died young plus Gertrude Beck who died 25 Oct 1897, age 3y, 6m. 
   At the Georgia Historical Society, I was able to find in the vestry records for Christ Church the marriage of Mary Jane Dupree and her first husband, taking place "in her mother's home."  At that point I realized that Mary Jane was not the Mary of Spalding County living with another relative, but that Arena was her mother.  It occurred to me that Arena might be a variation of Irene.
  To my delight, I was able to find 1860 Census records for Bloodworth, Wilkinson, Georgia (post office, McIntyre): 
Sarah Cristwell (80)
Irena Dupriest (35)
Iverson R. Dupreist (17)
Sarah M. Dupriest (15)
James Dupriest (5)
Mary J Dupriest (1)
At the top of the same census page and previous page, John W or N Beck (11) is living with the Weaver family.

The 1850 census for the same location lists: 
Sarah Criswell (61)
Arena Dupriest (29)
Iverson R. Dupriest (7)
Sarah M (5)
John R. (2)
     I had come across a newspaper article about the death of Iverson Dupree from a train accident in 1869 and I wondered if the Ivison Beck had been related to this Iverson.  It would seem possible that Sarah married a Beck and then died so that the Beck children were raised by relatives, or some similar senario.

    I had the good forturne while in McIntyre, Wilkinson County, to find Milton Criswell, a descendant of Lawson Criswell and Sarah Temples Criswell.  He was able to tell me some family history and show me the graves of many Criswells at Mount Carmel Cemetery.  He also has restored an original family log cabin from 1800.  He is remarkable!

My mysteries are:
Where is the father (John?) of Irena Dupriest's children, both in 1850 and 1860.
I can find a Green Dupriest (26) of similar age to Irena.  Is he her brother? Her husband?  Why is she continuing to have his children if he is not with the family?
Is Sarah Criswell, (I mean the likely mother of Lawson Criswell, not his wife Sarah Temples) the mother of Irena Dupriest, making her Lawson Criswell's brother?
What is the relationship between the Dupriests and the Becks?  What happened to the parents of Ivison Beck, Gertrude Beck and John Beck that they are being raised in homes of others?
If you can help me with any of this, I will appreciate your information. Leslie Howard  4/8/2008



EPPS/RYLE - My great-grandmother, Patience Ryle Epps, last appears in the public records in the 1870 federal census for Wilkinson County. She was the widow of Edward C. Epps of Twiggs County, who was killed in the Civil War. Where was Patience after 1870?   Any information would be appreciated.  Bob Epps. 3/18/2009


ETHRIDGE, JOHN- Does anyone know about the Ethridge and Phillips families in this news article ? "July 7, 1885 The Union-Recorder (Milledgeville) Married on July 3, by W.H. Stembridge, Esq. N.P., at the residence of the bride's sister, MRS. JOHN ETHRIDGE, Mr. CHARLES BABB  to Miss JANE PHILLIPS, all of this county." I suspect the Ethridge is from Wilkinson County.  Thanks Eileen  1/25/2007


ETHRIDE/ETHERIDGE - Samuel Ethride (Etheridge, etc.), my gr gr gr grandfather, came to Wilkinson County via Early County, Georgia from North Carolina. He appeared on the 1840 census. He had married Lucinda Grantham prior to leaving Early County and coming to Wilkinson. By the 1850 census Lucinda had died, Samuel was living in Decatur County, GA with new wife Sarah Ducker Goodwin. I am looking for information about Samuel while he was in Wilkinson County, siblings, other family members, etc.  Ellen Ethridge Hulbert 5/5/2012 


EVANS, FREEMAN J. - I need info on Freeman J. Evans.  He was the son of Martha J. Dixon Evans and John F. Evans.  He was born in Wilherson County in 1853.  I believe he married in Gordon Ga. about 1870 or 1871.  His sister Marrietta married John Brown and they lived in Laurens County Ga. Audrey 10/2/2007 


FAIR -William H. Fair, wife Thiraza (have also seen her name as Mathursa and Thrussey), plus three sons (Samuel J. B. Fair, Thomas J. Fair, and unknown male under the age of 5 were listed in the 1840 census in Wilkinson County, Georgia.  William H. Fair was born in South Carolina; his wife and children were all born in Georgia.  From other census information, it appears that S. J. B. Fair was probably born in 1832 while younger brother Thomas J. Fair was probably born in 1836.  I have not been able to find anything before this census record for any members of this family.  Nor have I been able to find death records for any of them.  By the 1850 census, the third son (who was probably the youngest) is no longer in their household, probably deceased.  Any ideas about where to look for possible birth or marriage records for events regarding this family in Georgia would be greatly appreciated.  Census ages for William H. Fair and his wife Thiraza vary greatly.  Most likely they were born between early 1800 and probably before 1815.  Thank you for any clues!  Libby Mason  1/1/2008


FORDHAM, DIONNE – Mother of Nancy Jane Dominy and spouse of Frederick Dominy.  Nancy Jane Dominy was the 2nd wife of  Zenus Fordham, and their daughter Dionne Fordham II was the spouse of John Gideon Miller.  Who were this older Dionne Fordham’s parents and how was she related to Zenus?  What was the family relationship between Zenus and Nancy Jane other than marriage?  If you have any answers, email Amy 10/18/2007 


FORDHAM:  Looking for an obituary and/or grave site of Wiley (Wily) Fordham b. 07 April 1816. d. 08 November 1900.  First wife Lucretia Cannon (b. 1825, d. 1877.) Second wife Celia M. Fordham.  According to 1900 census living in Griffin, Wilkinson County. Pat Mercer 6/7/2012 


FOWLER - Wanting to contact descendents of Mrs Mary Fowler. Nieces and Nephews of Victor Davidson in regards to Elder David Smiths bible. These descendents of Mrs. Fowler are from the Danville Ga. area. I am Robert L. Smith the gr. grandson of Elder David Smith. Thanks. Robert 01/08/2011 


FRASUER - Who were the parents of Eli Frasuer (abt 1818- abt 1889)? Thank you, Yotagimlet. 01/21/2012

FRAZIER: I'm looking for any information on William Frazier who can be found on the 1840 Wilkinson County Census.  I believe he may be the father of Thomas and John Frazier, who are also listed on the 1840 Wilkinson County Census.  Both Thomas and John moved on to Early County, Ga. by 1850 and then to Covington County, Alabama by 1860.  Thanks- James Frazier   6/4/2004. NEED CURRENT EMAIL.


 GAINEY -Am trying to find out information about my great grandmother’s parents.  Her name was Annie Eliza (may be short for Elizabeth) Lavender.  She was born Feb. 15, 1862 in Wilkinson county and died Nov. 6, 1922 in the hospital in Ocilla, GA while living around Fitzgerald, GA.  Her death certificate listed her parents as Lemuel Lavender and Mary Gainey. 
    I believe the Lemuel listed on the death certificate was the son of Levin Lavender (I found something on the internet that said he died in Wilkinson county Oct. 15, 1871) and Charlotte McDaniel (site on internet had her dying in Wilkinson county Dec. 17, 1836).  An internet site has Lemuel born Sep. 5, 1825 in NC and dying while serving in the Civil War in Danville, VA on Dec. 14, 1862.  It says he married a Queen Mary Magdelene Hogan on Apr. 14, 1850 in Wilkinson county.  I believe he actually married Mary M. (Magdalene ?) Hagan, whose maiden name was Mary M. Gainey.  I found on the Wilkinson county genealogy website a marriage in Wilkinson county on Jan. 11, 1844 between Mary M. Gainey and Henry H. Hagan, Jr., Esq. 
      In the 1850 census, Lemuel and Mary are listed living with children named Thomas Hagan and Delilah Hagan, ages 5 and 4, respectively, on Sept. 8, 1850.  In the same census in the same subdivision of Wilkinson county on Oct. 19, 1850, there is listed a Samuel and Mary Lavender with children Thomas and Delilah (ages 6 and 4) at the home of a Mary Gainey.  I believe that Samuel is actually Lemuel and this is the same family as the one listed in the census on Sept. 8, 1850, but they have either moved in with or are visiting Mary’s mother, Mary Gainey.  I found something else on the internet that had this     Mary Gainey as the widow of Matthew Gainey. 
    After Lemuel died in 1862, Mary married a Howell King before 1870.  He apparently died around 1872 and she is listed with 3 of her children, including Annie, in the 1880 census as Mary King.  I can’t find anything on her after this.  Based on the census records, she should have been born around 1822. 
   Any help regarding her birth date and place, death date and place, parents, and marriage date/place to Howell King would be greatly appreciated. Craig Lyles 9/4/2007

GARDNER:  I am looking for the parents of Matthias Liverman Gardner (b.11 Jan 1820 (Al),  d. 25 Apr 1862 Houston Co.Ga. Buried Ft Valley, Ga.) Matthias  married Sarah Murray on 16 jan 1845.   Matthias & Sarah's son, James Walton Gardner was born 4 Jan 1850 in Wilkinson County.  He is my great grandfather.  My grandfather, Judge Bernard Clay Gardner, b. 14 Feb 1882, was born in Garden Valley or Gardner Valley, Georgia.  I am at an impass locating ancestors of Matthias L. Gardner.  I also am unable to locate "Garden" or "Gardner" Valley which is said to be somewhere near Macon, Ga.(Wilkinson, Houston, Peach Counties).  Can anyone help?
I believe the children of Matthias and Sarah are:  John Thomas Gardner (Sep 1846), Ellen Lavenia Gardner (Jul 1848),
 James Walton Gardner (Jan 1851), Lewis William Gardner (Dec 1854), Hiram Cicero Gardner (Jun 1857). 
*Suggestions before which I cannot link have been that this Gardner family came from North Carolina or either South Carolina.  South Carolina Gardners seem more positive a fit but I can find no direct connection.  Thank you!  Janet 
Gardner Kemp  Please email info to: JKGardGal@aol.com


GILBERT - I’m interested in obtaining information about the Gilbert family that lived in Wilkinson County, GA and were slave owners.  I have a copy of the 1850 Slave Owner Wilkinson County, GA list which shows Elbert J. Gilbert owned 7 slaves and according to the 1860 list he owned 13 slaves.
   I am researching my family history (African American) and have traced my descendants back to the 1870 Census which shows my great great great great-grandfather, Peter Gilbert lived in Wilkinson County, GA, 2nd District (Irwinton P O) and was married to Crisy.  At the time he was 60 years old.  By 1880 he was living in Fulton County, GA with his son, George.  I am assuming that he took the name of his slave owner (Gilbert) in Wilkinson County.  Kendra W. Graham, 6/17/2010


GODDY-KING - I am looking for anyone with information on the parents or family of Mary Polly Goddy, born 1811, married John Jehu King in Wilkinson County Georgia in 1825. I can find NO information on her, prior to her marriage. Family lore has it that she was an orphan who was raised by John Taylor. I know that Jehu, John Taylor and ? Valentine all got land in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery, from Mary Polly Goddy. I would appreciate any information that anyone has to help me solve this mystery . Thanks, Bobbie 6/26/2014 


GORDY- I am trying to find more information about my ggg grandfather Newton Gordy. He was half black and half white. I am trying to find out about Mary Gordy his mother and where did her surname come from? I found him on the 1850, 1870, and 1880 census but not on the 1860?  Antonio Isaac 10/07/2011 


GOULDEN (GOLDEN), Isaac and wife Ruth, also, Sarah E. - looking for any and all infor, pics, etc. They are my GGGG Grandfather Isaac  and GGGGG Grandmother Sarah. Gillis M Ballard and Burton C. Ballard are interesting parties as well. You may contact me at fourshadows@embarqmail.com or ancestry.com @ KateBallardHale.  Kati 2/4/2011


GRAY - I am looking for any information on the father and grandfather of James W. Gray. James W. Gray was Born in 1823, in Wilkinson, Georgia and Died in McAlpin, Florida; date unknown. He married Mary Jane Calhoun on 2 Jan.1849 and then Sara Calhoun on 14 Dec. 1851. His children were Caroline Aurelia (Carrie) 1849, Eliza I. 1853, Susan W. 1854,John William 1856, Sara A. 1858, James G. 1860, Sally L. 1865,George Lewelyen 1867, Martha A. 1876, Elizabeth 1868 and David G 1879. Any information will be greatly appreciated. James Gray 9/17/2009 

GREEN - David Green, b. 29 Aug 1801, d. 05 Dec 1893, Pinetta, Madison Co., FL
David is believed to be son of Jesse J. Green who migrated from NC with the Culpepper family (having married a Culpepper) to Laurens Co., GA and then to Wilkinson Co.  Around 1840, David moved to Lowndes Co., GA along with his daughter, Martha, and her husband, Jeremiah Coleman Dixon.  He subsequently moved to Madison Co., FL where he died in 1893 and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Pinetta, FL.  The information I have concerning David's relationship to Jesse was obtained from the book Wilkinson Co., GA Historical Records.  I would appreciate any information that substantiates this relationship and any additional information that develops this Green lineage. Bill Greene. 5/1/2005


HAGIN - Searching for William Hagin, who received a land grant for 202.5 acres in Wilkinson County 1/1/1807. He is listed on the grant as being "of Pulaski County". I have no other info on him or on the family until 1860 with the birth of William Isom Hagan in Decatur County. Any help appreciated! Al Hagan 9/16/2010


HALL: I am looking for Daniel Hall and his son Daniel Hall and Maybe a brother Allen Hall all from Wilkinson County. 
    They all married a female Childs in Wilkinson County all from the same family. They may have moved to Macon County and Pike Counties about 1840. Larry Childs 2/28/2008


HALL - Marshall Hall born around 1830-1860 and lived on the Hall plantation in Wilkinson County.  He had a brother named Mac Hall.  Were there any other siblings?  Would anyone know Marshall's mother and father? He had two sons named Emmett Hall and William Hall. He also had a daughter named Jessie.  Please contact me at gpreese@nlamerica.com


HALL: African-AmericanFed Hall, b 1850, d 1936, was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia and had at least one brother residing in Wilkinson County @ 1930.  Fed moved to Baldwin County, Georgia @ 1880 and married Jane (?Ship?).  Fed Hall is my great grandfather.  His children were James, John, Virginia, Roxie and Frank.  I am trying to identify Fed's parents through his brother.  Fed's brother and/or children and in-laws are reported to have been retailers and funeral home directors in Toomsboro.  If anyone knows any of these people, please e-mail me at M. Adolphus  or by telephone 478-552-5230.  Any information would be appreciated. 10/16/2006 


HALL/FAIRCLOTH: When I was reading the history of Wilkinson County, I saw that ISSAC HALL was mentioned as one of the "founders"/early settlers of the county. Does anyone  know what his wife's name was - first and maiden and who her parents were and what their children's names were - he may be the father of my long lost relative Nancy HALL Faircloth. When she was born on November 9, 1804, it was Wilkinson County - by the time she married Frederick Faircloth on Nov. 30, 1823, it was Laurens County. All these county boundary lines changed so much back then that it is difficult to know where to look for these ancestors. Can anyone help? Nancy


HARDIN - I am looking for info on Adam Hardin who was supposed to have come thru Wilkerson on way to Putnam. He died about 1836 Brother of Eve and Valentine among others. George Warren 9/7/2009


HARRIS: Would appreciate info on where to obtain an obit of Martha Turner HARRIS.  She was the grandmother of the TINSLEY household  in Gordon in the early 1900's (1900 - 1912). Emily Walker


HARTLEY/NIPPER - Help I am researching the family name of Hartley/Nipper does anyone have any info about a  rape by a Indian with name of Quannan or anything of a Mattie Belle Hartley Nipper?? All info would be greatly appreciated. Howard Barfield 11/14/2011 


HAWTHORN, JOHN - I'm looking for information regarding John Hawthorn (alternately spelled Hawthorne, Hathorn, Hathorne). He was born around 1792 in Duplin County, North Carolina where he seems to have resided until he was about 30. He is listed as a musician on the muster roll for the Duplin Co militia in the Revolutionary War. However, by the mid 1790's he is in Warren County Georgia where he owned 100 acres on Rocky Comfort Creek Captain Slatter's District (ref. Warren County Tax Digest, 1794 Source: Ga State Archives, Drawer 61, Box 51), I have a 1799 land record of him in Wilkinson and then he appeared in Twiggs by 1811. Unfortunately most of my records of him are land and lottery records except that he is listed as one of your first grand jurors in 1811 on your website. He is also listed as the guardian of my ggg grandfather James E Hathorn on the 1818 Twiggs County Tax Digest. In 1820, John sold his land in Twiggs, 202 1/2 ac, Lot 92, 27th dist to Randal Bennett and moved to Butler County, Alabama. He is listed in the 1830 Butler Co Alabama census next to James Hathorn (for whom he was mentioned before as guardian.) However on 25 January 1836, John was back in Twiggs where he gave a deposition claiming his pension for service in the Revolution. He claimed that he and his wife (whom he unfortunately does not name) were visiting relatives in Twiggs (he unfortunately does not name the relatives either) when his wife passed away. He says that he no longer wishes to return to Alabama but that he is "old, infirm and indigent" which is the only reason that he is now asking for a pension to support himself. His pension was denied that same year. I have no record of his death or his burial, nor do I know his wife's name. I would be so grateful for any information that anyone could provide.
   People have emailed me in the past and suggested a connection with the Powell family, also originally from Duplin Co, North Carolina and later of Twiggs, Ga. I have yet to find any documentation of the connection but John Powell's son is named John Hawthorne Powell so perhaps there is a relationship. My relative, John Hawthorn, also lived next to a King family on Rocky Comfort Creek in Warren Co, I do not know if they are the same as your Twiggs Co Kings but I have considered that as a possible relation by marriage. Other neighbors on Rocky Comfort were Jones and Fulsom. 
   Thanks for reading my lengthy email. I just thought that the more information that I could provide, the better. As I said above, I would be so very grateful for any information that anyone could provide or even a push in the right direction. Again, thank you for your time. Stacye Hathorn 10/2/13 


HAWTHORNE/LYLES - Looking for info on my great-aunt Elizabeth (Lyles) Hawthorne, her parents were Sherwood & Winifred (Hudson) Lyles.  She was married to John Thomas Hawthorne. Born 1852 in Twiggs County& no info after 1880 census of Wilkinson County. John Melvin (Lyles) Hudson. 7/12/2007


HAYWOOD/STUART- I am looking for information on my paternal grandfather. His 1st name is either James or John. I have never met him and my parents were divorced when I was a baby. The story I have been told was that he was part of a Chaing Gang in Georgia and was a Haywood at that time. When he was "released", he legally changed his surname to "Stuart". I don't know when he was in the chang gang but it was prior to 1947 since that is when my father was born, as a "Stuart". My grandfather married an Elizabeth Pahl but I don't know if that was in Georgia or not. Still researching. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much.
 Jennifer 10/25/2010


HERNDON - Searching for information on the  Hendley  Jones (James)  Herndon  family born in Wilkinson County GA. 1841.    I have information on his father Love  & Sarah  Herndon.  Looking for information on children of Hendley.
  Have not been able to find anything for the   1870 &1880  census.   The  1900 & 1910 census show a Henley  J. Herndon  living near Cary Ga.—Old Pulaski County. Appreciate any help I can get.  Please e-mail me.   Thanks.  11/14/2009

HILL: Looking for any information on Josiah Hill, Samuel Hill, Jessup Ridley( J.R.) Hill or Julia Ann Hill.  All were children of Joseph and Mary Warren Hill and were born between the dates of 1813-1824 in Wilkinson County.
 Any avid Hill researchers out there?? Thanks, Belva Hill Yon 10/10/2008 

HOLCOMBE/LINDSAY - I am searching for any information regarding Rose Holcombe, b. 1855 to Elijah Holcombe and Maryann (Polly Ann?) Lindsay, father Chaney. I found information regarding them in 1860 census, Wilkinson County, Georgia. Chaney and Elijah are shown as merchants, children Rose and Warren (gggrandfather). No mention of mother, assumed she died whenWarren was born. Any information would be appreciated. Marilyn Nalley  7/12/2004; 4/11/2006 


HUGHS - John Franklin Hughs (b. 1 January 1845 in Wilkinson County, GA) married Eugenia Elizabeth Methvin (b. 1840) possibly in Wilkinson County, GA.  I am looking for the names of John's parents and any information about the family. Suzanne 6/11/12 


INGRAHAM/INGRAM - I am looking for connections between my ancestors who were born in Georgia (I think Early County) in the late 1790’s..early 1800’s.  In the last several  of years, I have had my DNA analysis done and was almost an exact 37 marker match with an African American (I am Caucasian) whose family came out of Wilkinson County named Kenneth Ingram. I know that in those days of slave ownership, it was not uncommon for slave holders to father children by female slaves. I also know that freed slaves more often than not assumed their former holder’s surnames. What I am trying to find is a connection to my SW Georgia Ingraham/Ingram line. There were 4 brothers that I am aware of John S. Ingraham, b. 1797, William Ingraham, b. 1798, Hugh Ingraham, b. abt 1803 and Jackson Henry Ingraham, Sr., b. 1807. I do NOT know their father’s or mother’s names, but feel there is a connection in Wilkinson County based on the DNA match AND the statement that they came out of Wilkinson County. Any information, suggestions or comments would be appreciated. My email is tringram@knology.net. 4/27/2011 


JACKSON - Joseph Etheridge Jackson 1832-1901, m. Sarah Jenkins, s/o Joseph Absolum "App" Jackson d before 1860 & Sarah Etheridge.  I have seen genealogies that state that Joseph Absolum Jackson was the s/o Benjamin Carter Jackson but without proof given.  There was a Benjamin Jackson of Washington County who received Lot 205 in Wilkinson County in 
the 1805 land lottery.  I am trying to confirm or document this,assuming it is correct.  There were two Absolum Jacksons in Wilkinson Co., at the same time.  My Absolum is NOT the s/o Wm Jackson.  Carol.10/31/2007


JACKSON, WILLIAM -  I have hit a brick wall searching for enough information to go back to England for William Jackson.  Here is what I know about him.  He was born in England, probably in the 1750s and he served as a patriot in the Revolutionary War.  After the war (don't know when), he settled in Wilkinson County, where he died around 1833 or 1834.  I know that his will was probated in Wilkinson County in March of 1834.  He was married to a Mary (or Mary Elizabeth), but I have not been able to find out her maiden name, which is a problem when you are trying to go back in the tree.  I believe William and Mary had 4 children named:  Nathan, I don't have a birth year (who married Elizabeth (Polly) Rogers;  Absalom, born in 1801 and married Elizabeth Smylis; Elizabeth (may have been born in 1794) and married Archibald Odom; and Susie, who died unmarried.  I would appreciate any information that you can come up with for William.  I just can't trace the right tree back in England without more information, preferably birth information or wife's maiden name.   Also, I'd appreciate any corrections to the information that I have.  Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Donna Jackson. 1/19/2009


JOHNSON, GREEN-  am trying to track down info on a Green Johnson, born abt Mar 1845 Wilkinson Division 93.  I believe his parents were Robert Barnett Johnson & Mary Ann Carr, but I would like solid info to confirm this.  Green Johnson was married to a lady named Elizabeth, but I have no further info on her except that she was also born in Georgia.  Both relocated to Coffee County Alabama at some point. Any info on would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Dani 11/1/2009

JOHNSON, Martin - am looking for information on my ggrandfather, Martin Johnson.   I saw a  Martin Johnson on the Hancock County, GA Military website concerning the event  with his children in the field.  I am most anxious to find out who his wife and  children were.  Is there anyone who can help me?  Thanks, Kathryn 1/31/2005
JOHNSON/JOHNSTON -  I am seeking information on David Johns(t)on.    According to his will -- He was born c. 1787 in Wilkinson Co., GA. He was married in 1840 to Hannah Frederika Hoffman in Plaquemines Parish, LA.  At the age he was at the wedding, it seems that he was perhaps married before.  David and Hannah had one son named: Alexander Johnston.  Alex moved to New Orleans, LA and married Magdalena Keisel in 1863. Thanks in advance, Tami Johnston, New Orleans, LA    3/1/2005



JONES - My ancestor, John T. Jones, married Frances Bloodworth, in Taylor County in 1872.   Family pedigree charts I inherited have an entry that he was born in Ellaville, Schley County, in 1844.  I cannot find him on 1850 census or 1860 census in a definitive way.  Help? Donna Woodward 4/01/2013 


JONES -  I'm looking for information on Richard David Jones born about 1818 or 1820 in Georgia.  He married an Amanda Jenkins on Oct. 8, 1839 in Wilkinson County.  He is on the 1840 and 1850 Wilkinson County Census.  I think his father may have been John Jones, but I'm not sure.  His is on the 1860, 1870, and the 1880 Macon County Census.  He died 1899 in Macon, County, And Amanda Died 1891 in Macon County.  They both are buried in Taylor County. They had 12 children.  David C., William Wesley,  Henry H, Stephen Cullen, Joseph H , Lucinda, Zachariah H., Amanda, Georgia Ann, Elias, Weltha Ann, and Sallie A.  Their son Henry H is my gg grandfather.  I've hit a brick wall on Richard's mother, and father.  M. Tomlin 8/15/2011 

JONES: I am looking for birth and/or any other  information on the following named persons born in and around Wilkinson County:Jessie Irene Jones, b  February 14/16 1900
Vance Jones    b  1900 +- 7 years
Joe/Joel Jones b 1900  +- 7 years
Clarence Jones b 1900 +- 7 years
Email:  Prks681@cs.com 10/15/2004


JONES, TILMON H.- I am trying to find Parents for  Tilmon H Jones born 1840-1845 Georgia. He died in Pheonix Arizona 1919, in home for the insane. He Is buried in Tomestone Arizona served in the civil war.  Married Sarah jane Branan Lindsey in 1865 Wilkinson Co Georgia she is the widow of James Lindsey who was killed in the war.  Tilmon is in Wilkinson Co Georgia 1870.  Goes to Texas in 1873 and is in McCullough Co 1880 with his children no wife.  Marries Margaret Louise Sanders around 1877 ( I havent found a marriage record for them, I guess they marry) in Texas and has several children with her.  He is in Graham Co Arizona 1900, 1910.  He marries Rosie Parker in Cochise Co Az in 1910 and they divorce.  His death cert does not list his parents.  Records from the hospital do not list parents.  I have searched the Georgia Census records in 1850, 1860and can make no links to him.  There are two other Tillmon Jones in Georgia but they are not him.  I have followed them out to their deaths.   Does any one know who his parents are?  Thanks a bunch.  Dian    3/11/2010


JUSTICE, MOSES: hello..........I am trying to get all the Moses Justices straight.  I am pretty sure we came from the Moses Justice that married Lemuel Legina Hinsel in 1824.  I think he moved to southeastern Alabama where Lemegena is listed on the census with him, along with James Erasmus and Arsena.  Can you help me prune this branch?  Thanks. Bzbzwoman1@aol.com 8/11/2009

JUSTICE, MOSES: My 4X great grandfather MOSES JUSTICE lived around the Nickelville area.  He and his wife Sallie Goodson are buried on the Helton property there.  Moses was one of the ones who started the Big Sandy Baptist Church there at Nickelville.  I am doing research on him and his family and would appreciate any feedback that may help me in my research or if I can possible help someone with their research, I would be honored to help. Rose Shelton
CADER KEATON-TAPPENA DENNARD.  I am looking for information on these two people who where married in Wilkinson County (I think).  Cader is listed as having his name submitted for the Land Lottery drawing of 1805.  In the 1806 Land Lottery, the orphans of Cader Keaton drew lot # 98, 12th district, Wilkinson County. 1860 Federal Census of Mitchell County, where they moved, shows Cader, age 57, born 1803 in Washington County; and Tappena, age 50, born 1808-1810 in Wilkinson County.  Their first child, James Madison Keaton, my great grandfather, was born in April 1845. The Cader of the Land Lottery and the Cader born in 1803 must not be the same person but maybe they are related.  I am at a brick wall.  I will appreciate your help. Hopefully, Kathryn Keaton Hicks, Rossville, GA  10/15/2004
KING: My line was William King born  March 16, 1818 in Wilkinson co., Ga....he had brother, Jehu(John) born Oct. 16, 1806 and Hiram, and a sister named Ann...parents supposedly were Bennet King and Polly.....(Mary, no doubt)...Does anybody know anything about the Bennet King in war of 1812 and in all the land drawings and tax digest from about 1798 til 1820...he was in census of 1820 in Wilkinson co. but then a later land lottery listed Mayr/Polly King , next friend of orphans of Bennet King...about 1821??? may be remembering that date wrong.  any help appreciated....Jehu moved to Arkansas after the 1860 census was taken.....in 1860 my William was in Dale co., Al....he married in 1842 in Stewart co., Ga. to Winifred Hardie, daughter of William....then by 1870 William moved to Texas...Panola co. in 1870, Erath by 1880...don't know where he died....   Thanks   Sue King 5/10/2008



KING/ASHLEY: I am looking for any record or information of the free black family of Kings. On May 14, 1868, 37 family members headed by Alfred King and Seaborn Ashley left GA by way of Savannah for Bexley, Liberia under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. Alfred was about 60 years old when they departed. The family did sharecropping in 1867 on a plantation in Marion during reconstruction but no info on which plantation they worked on. I am trying to connect the dots and need assistance. Seaborn Ashley was a blacksmith. Please see emigrant list.
http://books.google.com/books?as_brr=1&id=ZDUfaNo7HOgC&vid=LCCN05039691&dq=eufaula+alabama&jtp=177#v=onepage&q=eufaula%20alabama&f=false
Thanks, Alfred D. King, GGG grandson of Alfred King -3/26/2014. 

KNOWLES/NOLES: Robert R and Janey Knowles/Noles are my paternal great-grandparents. (Not sure of exact birth years, but around 1850 + or - 5 yrs.)   I found them listed on a Telfair County Georgia United States Census in 1910 and on the Dodge County Georgia United States Census in 1900.   I believe Jane Noles maiden name was Sarah Jane Welding or Weldon.  In Book C of Cool Spring Primitive Baptist Church Minutes (located in Twiggs Co), I found: 2 May 1885 Robert Noles By Letter. and 4 September 1886 Sarah Jane Noles By Experience.   I did find a Robert Noles age 30 and Jane Noles age 30 listed as husband and wife on the 1880 Wilkinson County Georgia United States Census.  That is as far as I have been able to go with either Robert or Sarah Jane (Welding/Weldon) Noles/Knowles. Any information or advice that could assist me or point me in the right direction, would be very appreciated.   I can be reached at rkp72@yahoo.com 10/15/2008
LANE: I am searching for information on the parents of William W. LANE, born about 1830, possibly in Screven County; may have been the son of Elizabeth LANE that married Reuben BOLTON in 1832 in Screven County;
died after 1910. Lived in Screven County, Dodge County, and Laurens County and may have lived in Wilkinson County & Montgomery County, now Wheeler County; married Celia E. MNU b. c. 1837 and may have married
Eliza Jane Callahan of Montgomery County.
Children of William W. LANE & Celia MNU:
Robert Hamilton Lane b. 10/17/1850, d. 03/01/1942; married 1st Francis
Clarkann Parker born 11/10/1856, died 07/20/1912, married 12/10/1874;
married 2nd Ziba MNU  (son Garth Davis, daughter Lizzie Davis b. c.
1888, grandsons Walter Roundtree b. c. 1912, &  Emmett Roundtree b. c.
1906, & granddaughter Pearl Roundtree b. c. 1912); lived in Wilkinson County
Alice L. Lane , born 09/17/1855, Screven County, Georgia, died after 1900, Screven County, Georgia; married Benjamin "Franklin" Herrington born 11/15/1844, Screven County, Georgia, died after 1870, Screven County, Georgia.
Milton J. Lane b. 10/17/1856; married Emma Etta Cail b. 10/11/1864
Ron DAVIS,Woodland, CA 6/8/2004


LANGFORD: Searching for information on the Wingfield Langford/ Naomi Martin Family of Wilkinson. Primarily interested in the 1905 thru 1920 years of family history.
    Wingfield died between 1905 - 1910 due to a possible ruptured appendix aboard a local train. Naomi and a daughter, Agnes, died as a result of being struck     by lightning while crossing a field between 1910 - 1918. The remaining younger children were raised by family while some older children were married.  There   were a total of 8 children - all girls. I have been unable to find death records for either Wingfield or Naomi. William Hudson 10/15/2008


LASETER/LASSETTER/LASTER -I am seeking information for the family of William Monroe T. Laseter/Lassetter/Laster (ca 1843--1887 Lee Co., GA) who married Susannah C/E Wright (ca 1842--after 1900) .  Her father may have been Charles Wright.  Their children included Lee L., James Melvin, Augustus Monroe, Charlie, Frank, and Christopher Laseter.  WMT and Susannah lived in Crenshaw Co., AL in 1870, in Rapides, LA in 1880, and in Lee County, GA in 1887.  Any information would be appreciated. Jan Powell 8/26/2006


LEE, HENRY/W .H.:  I have  been desperately trying to find information on my great  grandfather for many years.  His name was Henry Lee/W.H. Lee and he  married Elizabeth (Lizzie Hammock).  Grandma Lizzie was the daughter 
of Samuel J. Hammock and Vianna Hightower.  I would be so grateful if  anyone could supply me with just any information at all.  Henry and  Lizzie Lee had two children.  Tullie George Lee (my grandfather) was  born in Wrightsville, Ga., according to his WWI Military Registration  Card.  I would be so grateful if anyone could supply me with just any  information at all concerning Henry or Lizzie Hammock Lee.  Ginga Smithfield   6/6/2008


LEE/TILLEY: I'm looking for information on the Lee/Tilley Family. Lewis Lee live in Georgetown Quitman County, Lewis Lee wife was Jane Triplet Lee, and they had a daughter Elizabeth Lee , she Married James William Tilley born 1794?? Anyone have information on James Tilley, he was said to be from Wilkinson County?? What year he was born or died?? Thanks Brandon. 8/14/2014 


 LESLIE- I descend from James Love Leslie who was born in 1808 in Georgia.  He had migrated to Leake Co., Ms. by 1850.  His wife was Martha Ann Seals.  I have located a Jas. Leslie  on the Wilkinson Co., Ga. census.  He lives next door to Malachi Sanders and Daniel Sanders who married Sibbie Leslie, daughter of Silas and Bethany Tyson Leslie.
   My James Love Leslie's children were named many of the same names in the Silas Leslie family.  James Love Leslie's children were John Love, Martha E.,James Niblack, Joseph A., Sibby Ann Easter, Rebecca, William, and Susan Bethany.
    Silas and Bethany's children were Rebecca, Sarah, Kizzie,Silas, Sibbie, Rachael, Bethany, and Joel.
    Also Bethany Tyson Leslie's sister Divine Tyson was married to William Niblack and the Niblack name is given to children in both families.
   I feel certain that my James Love Leslie is a son of Silas and Bethany Leslie but have no proof.
  If you are, or  know any descendents of Silas Leslie in Wilkinson Co. that would have info on this family.  I would love to share notes and try to connect these two families. Bob Pope 1/9/2009


LEONARD - my gggg-grandmother was Nancy Leonard b 1797, marr Samuel Pollus Ward in 1815 in Twiggs County.   Does anyone have Nancy's parents names or any of her siblings?  Or know of any Leonards in Georgia between 1800 & 1820?  Please help. Thanks,  Melanie Ward 12/16/2006


LEWIS - John Wright Lewis is my great great grandfather.  I come through his marriage to Lillie Sarah "Sallie" Gardner.  His son, Wiley Brooks Lewis, is my great grandfather. Wiley Brooks Lewis' daughter, Bessie Mae Lewis Brown, was my grandmother, and her son, Mabry Lewis Brown, was my father. I can not find any information about Wiley or John Wright Lewis.  I've always heard he was part Indian or he married an Indian.  Can you help?   Thanks, Diane. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11688335/family.  9/6/2014 


LEWIS, RICHARD - BORN ABOUT 1843,  TWO  RELATIVES WERE NAMED SALLY AND RICHARD.  He married Eliza Amands (Minnie) Bell Cochran Lewis in 1910, Maysville, Georgia.  They had two children, Sharp born in 1911 and Mary Ruth born in 1915.   Richard died in 1931,  Maysville,Georgia.  This is all we know about our Richard Lewis. Brenda Worley Jones 9/1/2011

LINDSAY-HOLCOMBE- I am trying to find any information on Chaney M. Lindsay, b. 1803,South Carolina, Lucey Lindsay, B. 1803, South Carolina, Mary Ann (Polly) Lindsay, b. 1835, D. 1860, Wilkinson Cty., Polly was married to Elijah Holcombe, children Rose, b. 1855, Warren, b. 1859.  !860 Census, shows them living in Toombsboro, he was a merchant. 1870 shows Chaney, Lucey, Rose and Warren in Gordon. Warren later came to Gwinnett Cty, GA.  I am especially interested in any information regarding Rose.  Thank You. Marilyn 3/19/2005
LINGO/LINGOLD- Looking for any information on Lingold Family name. Email AUGSAL@aol.com 10/21/2008



LORD - Looking for any information on the Lord's of Wilkinson County GA, especially William Lord, born 1784, died 1860. Thank you. Michel Stong. 10/04/2013 

MANDERSON, JOHN HUME - I'm looking for any information as to the identity of the 'common law' wife of John Hume Manderson.  She was still alive in the 1820 Wilkinson County Georgia census, but that census did not provide names of household members.  My only clue is that their daughter Joana Manderson named her first daughter Onacota Arreny Magdalona Sanford.  None of those names appear in the family anywhere else.  John Hume died ~1826 and was supposedly buried somewhere along the Savannah River, probably next to his brother George.  He died a relatively wealthy man, with quite a few children.  I'm hoping that someone might remember a family story about her.  John Hume migrated from the Cheraw district of South Carolina around 1790, so she probably came with him from there. Thanks in advance, ! Kathryn Cole   10/10/2009


MANNING/WARD -I am looking for information about the ancestors of Joseph James Manning who married Mary Louis Ward sometimes known as Molly Ward who were living in the area between 1870 and 1900.  Mary Ward was in Wilkinson County for the 1900 Census with their children living next door to her parents.  I want to know if they were living their together when he died or she moved back from another county such as Dodge/Pulaski.  Charlotte Harrell 10/17/2010 


MCKENZIE, TIMOTHY AUGUSTUS - I am looking for any info on Timothy Augustus McKenzie and wife Mary McCook.  I am especially interested in their daughter Martha McKenzie who married Joseph Frank Etheridge.  Their daughter Lena Etheridge Drake was my great-grandmother. She was raise in Emanuel County I believe, but her parents were of Wilkinson Co.  Timothy Augustus "Gus" McKenzie was an Ambrotype Artist by trade and I am trying to locate any pictures of he and his family, especially his daughter Martha.  She died, and several of her children, as a young mother as a result of the "fever", or so I've been told.  Martha and her mother Mary McCook are buried at Snow Hill Cemetery near McIntyre, Ga.  Any help on information or these pictures would be extremely appreciated.  He was listed on the 1869 and 1870 census as "an Ambrotype Artist and as a "Photograph Artist" so I can't believe a there are no pictures around.  Since he would have been my great-great-grandfather, I would love to have, or see, some of his work. Thanks, Elaine R. Tuten 11/23/2010

MCCONNELL: William McConnell came to Georgia in the early 1800s settled in Wilkinson Co and died there in 1851.  I am trying to find when he came, who his wife was and anything about their daughter Dicy McConnell who married a Wm. Nelson in 1824. Ginger Redman-McConnell 6/22/2004; email updated  6/7/2009 
MCNEAL - Im looking for info on John E. McNeal who married Sarah Jane________. There children were James Eurasmus McNeal, Annie V. McNeal she married William A. Mullis, and Tabitha McNeal.I believe John Eurasmus McNeal was born @ 1840, Please help if you can. Roxie 6/4/2007. 



MCDONALD: Looking for the family of or info on McDonald, Lovett or (William Lovett) born June 6 1810 in Wilkinson Co. Married Hannah Thomas of Ga. I know where he went after 1850 but nothing before then. He had a son Andrew Jackson McDonald born Ga. 1831. Thank you Sheila McCloud 3/24/2004; 1/18/2005


MCQUAIG/MCQUAGUE/TEMPLES/BECK:  My name is Mary Ellen Morris. I descend from James Temples ( b 1814) and Mary Beck.  Their daughter Charlotte Temples ( b 1839) is listed on the 1850 Wilkinson County Census along with her father James, sister Martha, and brother James Jr. 
       Charlotte is my G-G Grandmother and she married Edward (or Edmond) Mcquaig (or McQuauge), who was born in 1832.  Charlotte and Edward can be found on the  Calhoun County, AL 1860 Census with a 4 yr old daughter, Amanda. Also living with them was Sara Maree, 20 yrs old, and Georgia Maree, 1 yr old. 
       I know that Edmond McQuage died in 1863 in Vicksburg, MS due to pneumonia. 
      After 1860 I have no record of Charlotte McQuaig. Her daughter, Amanda, mved back to Wilkinson County, and married John Henry Beck in 1873, but was a widow in 1880 living only with her 2 children on the 1880 census. 
      I hope someone can help me find any information on Charlotte Temples McQuaig (or McQuage) after the year 1860. I want to know what happened to her. Mary Ellen Morris 8/8/2012 

MACK -   My African-American great grandfather, Charley Mack, and his family are listed in the 1900 census (Military District 327 Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia).  I have been unable to verify his location prior to or after this census listing.  His wife, my great grandmother, is listed as “Nan” Mack; I believe her maiden name was Hall.  I will appreciate any information that can be provided about this family, these individuals, their ancestors, and/or their descendents. Sam T. Ward. 3/5/2009
MACKEY, WILLIAM – Father of Hopie Mackey and son of an older William Mackey, supposedly an Indian trader at “old Oconee Town.”.  The volume of controversy over this person on the web is phenomenal, proof of how many people trace their roots back to the senior William Mackey of Wilkinson County.  If anyone ever finds definitive proof (other than the scrawling on the will and Otto Etheridge’s deathbed claims) that William Mackey, Indian Trader was of the Georgia Mackays/Mackeys and not the Virigina Mackeys, and that Hopie Mackey (wife of Meret Etheridge) was the daughter or grand daughter of a “Creek Indian Princess” and not Rebecca Marks of Virginia – or that they are one in the same --  please email me: Amy 10/18/2007 



MANDERSON - consort of John Hume Manderson, Sr. J.H. Mandrerson, Sr., born 1750, Scotland, d. 1825, Wilkinson Cty., recognized his children born out of wedlock, including daughter Sidney Manderson, The mother of these children is elusive. A number of people would like very much to know anything at all about her. David Bundrick  7/29/2012 

MARSHALL, JOHN -I am looking for information about John Marshall and his families. After James Childs died Elizabeth Childs Married John Marshal April 1822. 
  Elizabeth Childs Marshall is found living with Jeremiah Childs in the 1840 and 1840 census. 
  I would like more information about John Marshall. I have been told that his wife had died and he had several living children there in Wilkinson County. Any help will be appreciated. Larry Childs 10/15/2007 


MERCER - Looking for the grave of ______Hyman Mercer__ who spent almost all his life in Wilkinson Co     Fran 

ENOCH T. MILLER – Who were his parents and where did they come from?  Maddux says he was son of John/James Gideon Miller who was son of Isaac Miller from North Carolina.  If anybody knows anything about the origins of Isaac Miller (may have married Delilah Rawls in Jones Co, NC in 1795), how he got to Georgia, and anything about the family relationship to the Underwoods, Mathews, or Parkers, please email me Amy 10/18/2007 

MILLER:- My husband's 2great-grandfather A.L. Miller is found in the 1850 Wilkinson  census, listed as a railroad manager.  The family is said to be from Sweetwater Tn, and moved to Screven Co. Ga. A.L. Miller died in 1865 and is buried in Screven Co, but I can't find  the family in 1860. I have found his widow and children in Screven in 1870  and subsequent censuses. His widow Priscilla was born in Madisonville Tn,  same county as Sweetwater.  His brother William who is found  in Screven Co in 1870 is also buried in the Cornelius Burke Cemetery in Screven Co, and a brother Drury who lived in Pickens Co, Al.  Does anyone know where I can find him in the 1860 census? Carol Miller     6/25/2004
MILLER- Seaching for information on my Great grandfather was John W. Miller who is said to be buried at A Turner Cemetery in Wilkinson County, Georgia. was married to Mattie Eusula "Hattie" Hearn.
Great Grandfather John W. Miller - b. ?   d. ? in Wilkinson County, Georgia in Turner Cemetery -Irwinton, Georgia
Thanks in advance Scott Eubanks 7/26/2004
MURKERSON/MURCHISON FAMILY- Hi, I am Susan Cofield and I am searching for any and all information concerning the Murkerson family from Wilkinson County.  George Andrew Lee Murkerson married Margaret Ann Wealthy Wood.  He also had several brothers and sisters.  I need help with any information on the Murkerson or Wood family from Wilkinson County area prier to 1850.  Thanks. Susan Brown Cofield   7/4/2004
MYRICK - My g-g-grandmother, Lucinda Myrick, was born in Wilkinson Co.,GA abt. 1815.  She married William Barlow there on 13 Sep 1835.  I am searching for the parents of Lucinda Myrick.  I have searched and searched, and have speculations as to who it might be, but no confirmation of such.  If anyone has any information on this Lucinda Myrick, please contact me at familyhistory_lady@yahoo.com.  5/14/2007 



NESBIT - Searching for descendents of Sarah Jane Johnson Nesbit and Daughter, Mrs. Victor Davidson of Irwinton Ga. Mrs Nesbit Passed way June 1952. Robert L. Smith 6/26/2010
NESBITT- I am researching the Nesbitt family from Wilkinson, mainly Alexander Nesbit.  He would have been my GGGGgrandfather.  I have his wives names and his childrens, but I am looking for his parents names and more personal information about him.  I believe he came originally from Ireland.  Any info that anyone can help me with would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. Diane Woodall  12/27/2006



NIPPER - I am the great granddaughter of Meredith Taylor Nipper and Mary Elizabeth Williamson Nipper who lived in Ashburn, GA.  Their son, Lanier Taylor Nipper and his wife, Mattie Belle Hartley are my grandparents.  Census records indicate Meredith was also known by Maridy, Meridy, Marida, Mandy, Maridio and M.T. Napper.  If anyone has information regarding this man, I would appreciate your sharing this information.  I would like to know the name of his parents etc.  Thank you so much. Dian Brownfield 3/1/2013 

NIX/NICKS - I' m searching for any decendants of Jeremiah Nix (Nicks) born 1787 married Frances Lousia Webb daughter of Austin Webb,I would love too find out who Jeremiah Nix father was.Austin Nix that married Lucinda Walls is my gg grandfather.Jeremiah and Austin are buriedat the Nix cemetery in Randolph Co Ala.Jeremiah was Austin Nix father there many Nix researchers but dont have a clue.      Thanks Kathy Hayes 9/3/2006
OGBURN - Looking for information on where Nancy Jane Pierce Ogburn, is buried , she died around 1899 she was married to William A Ogburn , who is buried at Big Sandy Church. Robert Sprayberry 2/17/2009


PATTERSON - William Bartholomew Patterson, b. 26 Dec 1861.  Looking for information on my grandfather born in Georgia, location unknown.  A likely individual, William B. Patterson, was found in the 1880 US Census living in Wilkinson County, Georgia.  Is there a location in Wilkinson County to locate old birth records?  I am looking for information on his parents. Patrick Patterson  8/13/2010. 

PAUL, BRICE:  I am searching for information on the wife and parents of BRICE PAUL.  Information I found in library genealogy books on Wilkinson Estate Record of Returns, 1828-1838, lists Brice Paul as father of James T, Hester S, Elizabeth, Martha A, Rutha, John.    Elizabeth married Lynch Brown Porter, Hester married Robert Carroll, Ruth married Matthew Owens, James T married Winnifred Frazuer; Martha Ann married Kilby Jones.  BRICE PAUL served in the GA Military in the War of 1812, drew in the 1805 Land Lottery; The Orphans of Brice Paul drew in the Land Lottery of 1827.  I can find no mention of spouse or parents.  If you have any information, please contact me Margaret  5/20/2009 
PAULK - I'm interested in knowing who the first wife of Uriah?Euriah Paulk b 14 Oct 1780 Wilkinson Co (twp?) he lived in the county and had children previous to 1830, then he married Isabel Hughes/Hughs (parents?) 24 Jun1825 she was born ca 1816.  Uriah moved to Boxankle, Stewart Co Ga with this wife and is shown on 1850 census there. Believed he was the son of John Paulk.  Does anyone know what twps the Paulk's resided in? Is there a map available for twps that can be viewed and copied? Many Thanks Mickey Paulk  03/19/2005
PAULK -  I am seeking information about Samuel Paulk and Jane Ingram Paulk
Jonathan Poulk/Paulk (spouse Elizabeth?) died 1799, Jefferson County Georgia. He had a son and Daughter. Samuel Paulk (1792) and Elizabeth. Samuel Paulk (born 1792) and Jane Ingram had & kids. Who are they. They were married in 1812. 

I have:
William I. Paulk (my line) Spouse Julia Ann Gammell
Wealtha Paulk Clay County Ala
Maybe a Jackson Paulk (?)
Maybe Elizabeth Paulk (?)

 But in census he is shown with seven kids.. Where are there descendents? Samuel moved to Alabama, WHEN? 
Do any of these people sound familiar to you? Please contact me. Does this line tie in with the Wilkinson County line?
Janet Clark 6/30/2006



PICKLE - I am searching for information on children of a PICKLE family that were living in other households in 1850-1860 time frame. They were born in the late 1840s. Three  were living in Wilkinson Co and 2 in Greene.
Joel Pickle (1847), living with the Fordham Family-1860
Nancy (1849) and Joel Pickle were listed with the Isler Family-1860
John (1844) Pickle living with the Smith family-1860
William (1848) and Sarah E. (1846) Pickle living with the Lanham family Greene Co-1850.
Who were their parents and what happened? Eddie Lanham 11/28/2010


PITTMAN, JESSE -  I am looking for a connection between Samuel M. Pittman ( my gggrandfather and Jesse.)  I have read a few things about him but nothing definitive.  Jesse grew up with family members in Wilkinson Co. I understand and that there are letters written by Buckner Pittman about this and would like to see if this is the Jesse in my line.  My grandmother was Vesta May Pittman (Cole), her father, Noel Pittman, my ggrandfather, his father Samuel Moon Pittman (my gggrandfather) I have proof of these but can't find enough information of Jesse which seems logical because of the area but I need more proof.  Thank you, Shirley Cole-Cartman 11/14/2010 


PITTMAN - Searching for a Pittman/Pitman who would have lived in Wilkinson or surrounding area around 1785-90. My g-g-g grandfather was named Elbert Pittman and the first mention of him that we can find was a marriage record in Laurens County (Dublin) in 1811 when he married Nancy Counsel/Council.  Our guess is that Elbert would have been born around 1785-90 but this is purely speculation. His oldest son was named JOHN WALLACE PITTMAN if this is any clue to Elbert's father's name.  Land records showed that Elbert owned a farm in the northwest corner of Laurens County near Wilkinson County in an area that bordered Pulaski County.  Anyone with any information mentioning an Elbert Pittman I would greatly appreciate you sharing it with me. Thanks, Charles Pittman  10/12/2006

PORTER - I am related to these Porters.  My grandfather was born in Alabama.  My grandfather, James Alvin Porter; to his father, George Frank Porter; to his father, Charles Franklin Porter; to his father, Richard Taliaferro Porter; to his father, Joseph N. Porter.  I believe Joseph Porter is buried in the Porter Cemetery.  What is the connection to William Brown that I see from cemetery records that is also buried in this cemetery?  What other Porters are buried in this cemetery?  Any help would be appreciated.  tucklings@msn.com   9/26/2006


PORTER, LYNCH BROWN:  I am searching for the parents of LYNCH BROWN PORTER.  Born (CIR 1818) and raised in Wilkinson County and the surrounding area.  Was preacher at Ramah Baptist Church, was listed as added to the rolls of Pleasant Plains Church.  Birth is listed in the Porter Family Bible (Family of Joseph Porter).  Married Elizabeth Paul 17 Dec 1837 in Wilkinson County.  In 1850 census is shown in Pulaski Co, GA; in 1860 Census is in Russell County AL where he died.  I can find no mention of his parents.  If you have any information, please contact me Margaret  5/20/2009 


PORTER/HOOVER: My great grandparents were Hiram Augustus Hartley and Anna Hoover Hartley (my grandmother, their child, was Mattie Belle Hartley Nipper) and I know that their parents  were Hillory and Rhoda Mason Hartley and John and Sara Sutton Porter Hoover.  I would like to know Sara Sutton Porter Hoover’s parents names, birth etc..I believe her grandparents were Joseph and Rose Taliaferro Porter, the latter being the daughter of John and Mary Hardin Taliaferro.  I know they were all long time residents of Wilkinson County so any information you could tell me about any of them would be so appreciated.  Thank you in advance.Dian Brownfield 5/10/2008


POTTS - Potts/Davis: I am looking for information on William Potts who resided in Wilkinson County in the 1820 to 1841 time span. William married Sarah Davis daughter of Nancy Davis around 1820. They had a son Valentine Eli, and a daughter Arminda. I believe William was born around 1803 in Kentucky and somehow migrated to Wilkinson County at an early age. William died around  1841 in Wilkinson. I would be especially interested in who Williams parents were. Any help would be deeply appreciated.  Randall Potts 4/12/2011 


POWELL,William Roger - I am looking for information about my mother’s father William Roger Powell, b.1905, d.1932, m. Myrtle Mae STINSON. Thank you. 08/11/2014. michel stong.    08/11/2014


PRUETT, E.W.H. (Allen) -  I am researching information on E.W.H. (Allen) Pruett, husband of Mary Jane Mercer.   He is the son of Elisha Pruett, b. 1789 d. 1852 and Drucilla LNU. 
   I have been able to locate E.W.H. Allen Pruett on the Wilkinson County 1850 Census as Henry Allen Pruett age 11.   Yet, not able to locate any in the 1860 nor 1870 Census.
   When Mary Jane came to Dodge County, she was either divorced or Allen was deceased.   We have no knowledge of the whereabouts of his grave.   Mary Jane is buried in Dodge County, GA. 
  Any information will be appreciated. Sheila Rawlins  11/25/2008


RAMAGE - Olive C. Ramage- Wife of John H.G. COUNCIL. Born 3/11/1871, married 10/23/1889 (marriage license says Lena Ramage) and died 11/12/1902. The 1900 census has her listed as living in Wilkinson County with her husband and children. Her parents were Benjamin Ramage and Luvenia Davis. I would like to know how she died. Any information on her or references would be much appreciated. Thanks! Jessi Brown  10/24/2012

RAY - looking for any info on Abigail (Abby)Ray b 1814 in Ky or Va.she married John Barnett b 1815 in Ky or Va. they are my great grandparents. They were m in Floyd Co, Ky. in 8-18-1837 they had 8 children. 1.Elias  2.Spicy 3.William my grandpa. 4.Robert. 5.Branson. 6.Molly. 7.Sarah. 8.Daniel. Any help with this would sure be appreaciated. I would like to know who the parents of Abigail Ray are. Thank you in advance.wilma w wells. P.S. If you think you know of this family please email me at the email address above.or if you know of someone that might know of them please let me know. 5/6/2005
REGISTER:  I am looking for any information on Elijah F. Register.  One Elijah was reportedly born in 1800 and his son Elijah F was born in 1835.  Elijah F born in 1835 married Nancy Coleman in 1853 in Laurens County, Ga.  If anyone has any information about either of these or direct family line I would appreciate any information.  Will share what info I have. You can contact me at Ladylyn51@aol.com. Thanks, Linda Winn-Lyon 10/14/2005
REGISTER:      I'm trying to find information on John Calvin Register's (b. 1835) parents. I've seen 2 different sets, one being Elijah F. Register and Nancy Colemen; the other being John Peter Register and Nancy Jane Pipkin. I descend from John Calvin's son Oscar Perrien Register.  Dawn Hodges 1/29.2008
RIVERS- an African American Family- My GGG-Grand father Rafe (Rayford) Rivers and wife Tina are founded in the 1870 US federal census for Turkey Creek, Wilkinson county, Georgia. This census has Rafe Rivers(b:1805) and Tina ( b: 1820, d: circa 1900) with seven of their children: Martha (b:1848), Margaret(b:1853), Lewis(b:1856, d:1932), Clarissu(b:1858), Rafe(b:1862), Henry(b:1865) and Laura(b:1868).  In that family Lewis Rivers is my GG-Grand father. He moved to Tennille city in Washington county and married Anna Moore (b:circa 1859, d:1933) and they also had seven children: William Lucius(b:1879), Henry(b:1880), Hardy(b:1884), Lewis (b:1887...my G-Grand father), Ethel(b:1893), Orin Frances(b:1905), Daniel N. Rivers(b:1906) Any information or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Email 12/27/2006
ROSS - We are looking for more information on the parents of James Alexander Ross 1788-1876, born in Wilkinson Co. and his parents William and Nancy Ross?  Where they came from and details of their life, facts, if possible who and how we got here from Scotland. I know some about our Ross family in Scotland. Please only serious leads with proof! 
Thank you, Sincerely Chris & Tammy Simpson    4/16/2008


SALMON, THE REVEREND JAMES J. - Listed on the 1850 Wilkinson Co. GA census with wife Elizabeth and children Green, Tempy Ann, Beverly L (male) James, John Julia and Elizabeth Jane.
James J. was an itinerant preacher in both GA ( Darien BC, Hancock Co.) and AL where he died in 1859 in Russell Co., AL.  Have no prior confirmation of this family.  Also, the 1850 lists the location of the house as in the "93rd Subdivision".  Can anyone tell me where that may be?   Thank You,  Marilea S.  12/27/2006


SANDERS, Merritt Arthur  Our Brick Wall is Merritt Arthur  Sanders/Saunders who maarried Sarah "Sally" E. Fountain in Wilkinson County, Ga. on Jan. 1, 1842.  She was born on April 4, 1824 in either Jefferson or Wilkinson County, Ga. and grew up in the latter.  He was born in Georgia (where?) in 1820, and was living in Lowndes County in 1850.  He had sons Samuel G., born l844, Daniel, and Jesse.  His daughters were Frances and Elizabeth.  He died about 1856--and was supposed to have "gone back to his old home" where he came from prior to moving to Lowndes County to die. No one ever knew where he died or was buried.   He supposedly was related to a Logan Saunders/Sanders, born in S.C. about 1800.  Logan was not his father as far as we know, because there is no record of him having a wife or children before 1828, when he married Eleanor Shaw in Decatur County, Ga.  Our Sanderses supposedly came to Lowndes County about 1833.  They lived near Masse, Ga., in the part that later became Berrien County, and in Milltown, which became Lakeland, Ga.  Sally Fountain was the daughter of Ethelred Fountain, and niece of Israel Fountain, both of whom lived in Wilkinson County.  NOW--who is Merritt Arthur's family?  Which Sanderses?  There was also a Daniel A. and Samuel B. Saunders, a generation older than Merritt Arthur, in the Berrien County records, both from Wilkinson County.  Did they live near Limesink Church near the western Wilkinson County line?  Is one of them possibly the father?  Merritt went by the name "Arthur", and that name is still in the family.  Can anyone help with these dead ends?  Where did the Wilkinson County Sanderses come from prior to living in Wilkinson County?  Sandra Sanders 12/15/2006


SANDERS/HOLDER: Need help finding parents of Claiborne/Claborne Sanders and Nancy Holder Sanders and connecting to Wilkinson Co SANDERS. 
CLAIBORNE/CLABORNE SANDERS married Nancy Holder, Nov. 4, 1832 in Wilkinson Co GA [Claiborne born abt 1814, Nancy born abt 1809] Was Claiborne the son of Samuel Sanders in 1850 Census Wilkinson Co GA? Claiborne Sanders is listed in the Wilkinson County GA Court of Ordinary, Minute Book A, July Term 1835, page 14: Martha Sanders, Orph. - Claborn Sanders is appointed Gdn. for Elbert A, Cyon {Sion} D. B. and Nancy Sanders,
$300 Bond. Sam'l. Sanders Security. Samuel Sanders makes two subsequent appearances for Claiborne regarding the Martha Sanders Estate during the Nov ember Term 1844: Martha Sanders, Est. -Sam'l. Sanders as agent for Claibourn B. Sander, Admr. makes his return; and during the May Term 1845: Martha Sanders, Est. - Samuel Sanders, Agent for Claibourn B. Sanders, Admr. has settled the estate and has L of D. The indication is that possibly Claiborne had left the county. Linda Croft 4/18/2006


SAPP – Looking for relations/parents of William Robert Sapp, born circa 1850’s in Pulaski Co., GA.  Married Everlina “Ebbie” Elmira Pritchett 13 Mar 1887 in Pulaski Co. Died 1895 in Pulaski Co., GA
Children:  James Washington Sapp (1888-1964) b. in Bleckley Co., GA - m. Ancie Lee Barrentine
                Nettie E. Sapp (1892-1986) b. in Pulaski Co., GA – m. John F. “Tully” Jones
                Robert Philip Sapp (1889-1988) b. in Pulaski Co., GA - m. Eva Mae Sanders
Ebbie’s other marriages:  Allen, Perdue, Akins. P Sapp Jager


SAPP - My great grandfather was William Robert Sapp who was married to Ebbie Pritchett Purdue and had 3 children, including my grandfather, Robert Philip Sapp, born 1885.  William Robert died about 1894 after a hunting trip on which he was soaked from dew from lying on the ground.  Pneumonia seems to have been the culprit.  Ebbie went on to marry Thomas Akins.  I don't know who the family of William Robert Sapp is.  I am up against a brick wall on him.  If anyone has any information, I would love to hear from you.  Paula Wolff 2/6/2009


SHEARER/THROWER: Sarah Shearer born in SC in 1793 married a Thrower in Wilkinson Co. in 1813.  Their known children are Lewis born  about 1814, James A. born  about 1815, Richard born about 1818 and Meredith born about 1823.  There may be other children. At least three of the sons married in Henry Co.  Sarah and some of the children moved to Chambers Co. AL by 1850.  Searching for the name of Sarah's husband. Beth 3/1/2005
SHINHOLSTER: I am searching for information on the parents ofGeorge W. SHINHOLSTER, born about 1825; married Sarah HATCHER on 09/03/1846; died 08/16/1847; his daughter Georgia Ann SHINHOLSTER was born 10/18/1847. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Wilkinson County. Ron DAVIS,Woodland, CA 6/8/2004



SIMMONS, LACY J.: Between the years of 1830 & 1840 I have lost track of my 3X Great Grandfather Lacy J. Simmons & his wife. He was born <1810> Wilkinson Co., Georgia. His father was John F. Simmons b. Halifax Co., N.C. Lacy is believed to have married circa 1830 to an unknown Native Am Woman, They had four children between 1830 -1840. She died in 1840 in Dooley Co., Ga giving birth to my gg grandfather James C. Simmons. I am seeking evidence of where they married & her name. Their children were: John M. Simmons b. <1831>, Susan Lucinda Simmons b. 1832 m. 1. Richard Thomas Doke & 2. John Elmer Matthews, Anna Clifford Simmons b. bet. 1833-39 m. George E. Wills, and of course my gg grandfather James Clayborne Simmons b. 2 Mar 1840 Dooley Co., Ga. Except for Susan Lucinda & J.C. exact yr of birth is not known for the other children. John M. is on the census of 1840 in Dooley Co., but not on the 1850 census of Thomas Co, Ga where J.C. is living with his wife, Nancy Milton Simmons m. 1841 Thomas Co., Ga.  as a matter of fact the only child from the first marriage living with them is my gg grandfather, J.C. We find the daughters later in life in Florida (which is where Lacy J. eventually moved). When Lacy died in the early 1890's his will includes his son, John but he does not know his residence, therefore John lived to adulthood. 
So my brick walls are my 3X great grandmother, whose name or tribe I do not know, and my great uncle John M. who disappeared off the census after 1840, I also would love to know where they were married. I suspect in Wilkinson Co., can anyone help me? Thanks, Lillian  5/10/2008


SIMPSON - My ggg-grandfather'sname was Alfred Simpson.  He was born in 1818 somewhere in Georgia.  According to a census, his parents were born in SC.  His father-in-law, born in S. C.,  was Isaiah Langley.  In 1840 Alfred married Mary Langley in Talbot Co. However, I did not see him on the Talbot co. 1840.    I noticed on the website of the church that there was a large number of Simpsons listed but later that Alfred.  By 1850, he had moved to Alabama.   Mary is buried in Seale, AL, dying just after having her 12th child. After the civil war Alfred took his family and moved to Louisiana.  I am trying to make a connection with the Simpsons who were on the Baptist church rolls.  Any help you can give me would be appreciated.  Email Becky Witt  5/1/2009


SLAUGHTER -MACKEY -  I am looking for information on  Unk Slaughter that married Dorcas Mackey prior to 1834.  They had two children  ---George Washington and Bethany Slaughter. Dorcas then married Thomas Delk and is listed in the 1850 census with her two children and the Delk family. Would appreciate any information anyone can share on this family. Zack.  1/19/2009

SMALLWOOD - I AM NEW TO THIS BUT I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW FAR BACK THE SMALLWOOD NAME GOES. MY DAD WAS ELMER SMALLWOOD..HIS DAD WAS PEYTON WHO MARRIED MARY JANE CROOMS...ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED..THANKS..Cathy Hartley7/11/2006 


SMITH - My great grandparents on my grandmother Freeman's side were John Thomas and Amanda Dean Smith.  They are both buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Irwinton.  He was a dentist.  I have been looking for a long time for their parents with no luck.  They were both born in Georgia according to census records. He was born in 1830 and she in 1831. Any help is appreciated. Tom Freeman 11/7/2013 

SMITH - Hello my name is Lucretia C. Denson. I'm looking for anyone who can help me fine answers to all my questions on my family in Toomsboro Ga. My Granddaddy was John T. Smith Jr. He was the sheriff of Wilkinson county in the 60's and 70's and drove the school bus. I know about him, What I wanted to find out information on his granddaddy who was a slave in Virginia. His name was Nelson Smith and he was born in Virginia and was married 3 times to Catharine, Tilida. and Lucy.What I wanted to know did he have more children and what was his parents name? After he was freed from slavery he move to Worthern or Worth Georgia, Then he came to Toomsboro Ga. I wanted to know what was his other children name and did they reside in Virginia or come to Wilkinson county. I want to know much about Nelson Smith he was born in 1835 or 1837 please contact  Lucretia Denson   Thanks. 11/20/2007


SMITH CEMETERY? - Wanted: Information that anyone might have on an old cemetery and it's location that was destroyed when Ga. Hwy. 112 was paved in 1955. Could this have been the family cemetery of Elder David Smith, Primitive Baptist Minister? He was buried in a cemetery in a field on the river side of the old road. His Great Grandson, Robert L. Smith. 10/6/2010 
SMITH -  I’m looking for information on the family of Elizabeth (Hancock) & Lewis Smith.  His name is alternately spelled Louis.  The couple, both born in GA, married in Wilkinson Co, GA on 19 May 1825 and were still in that county for the 1830 & 1840 censuses.  They pop up in 1850 living in Milledgeville along with their recently married son, John H Smith (living with his in-laws, the Gann family, whose surname was misspelled as Gun).  By 1852, all of the family had moved to Texas.
Update:  Eliza & Mary have both been found!  Eliza Smith, born 18 Mar 1826, married Charles Meredith (alternates Meridith, Merideth, Meredeth) on 07 Jan 1845 in Wilkinson Co, GA and died in May 1892 in Bastrop Co, TX.  Mary A. Smith, born 30 Jun 1834, married James Robinson (misspelled as Roberson in county marriage records) on 09 Jan 1854 in Bastrop Co, TX and died 14 Nov 1895 in Bastrop Co, TX.  I’m looking for any descendants of Lewis & Elizabeth’s family, and am also very interested in their parentage.  I would like to correspond with any Smith or Hancock researchers looking in Georgia to possibly narrow down family possibilities.  Thanks!   Daniel E. Smith 12/14/2007


SMITH, SAMUEL: My grandfather was Robert Clinton Smith.    I was looking for information on one of his ancestors, Samuel Smith 1780-1850.    Samuel was married to Susan B. Hogan Smith, she is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery.  Does anyone know where Samuel was buried. thanks. Cheryl S. Willis. 8/21/2012 


SPENCE FAMILY: Andrew Wyatt Spence and John M. Spence, sons of Thomas Spence.  I am confused about the four Spence Civil War soldiers, Richard H. Spence, J. Samuel Spence, James A. Spence and J.M.Spence as listed on the Company F, Wilkinson Rifles Roster of 3rd Ga.
  Could someone please clarify to which Spence families each belongs.  Richard and J. Samuel belong to AW Spence I believe.  Appreciate the help.
  Martha Spence, daughter of AW Spence married William I. Moore-they are my gggrandparents. Thanks Jan Oberst 4/5/2012


STEVENS-DRIGGERS:Martin Andrew Stevens/Stephens & Eliza/Liza M Driggers was listed in Wilkinson Co in 1880 cencus, with their children; Charlie M, George W., John W. & Nancy J. I believe he was listed as Martin E Stevens. I believe they lived in Laurens Co at one time. Both are said to be buried at Reedy Springs Church Cem.  Where is Reedy Springs ?  I also need any info on both Martin's & Eliza's parents. Who were they and where were they from.?  Does anyone know how to 
find the records of Reedy Springs Church & Cem.?  All or any info will be much appreciated. Nadine  1/31/2005

 STRANGE (African-American) - William and Queen Strange. William born around 1845 and Queen around 1850. Does anyone know what happened to Queen or where she was from. Is she buried in Wilkinson County? What happened to William and Queen's son John born 1869 and  daughter Josephine 1877? G P Reese 11/3/2013 


STUCKEY: Private Edmund Stuckey,  of Captain L. C. Bains Company of the Vaiden Artillery Regiment of the CSA in Vaiden Mississippi,  enlisted on the 18th day of Jan. 1862. He stated he was born in Wilkinson County Georgia, was 53 years old, five feet, six inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair and was a farmer when he enlisted.  He was discharged for disability at Columbus Miss, August 7 1862. Does anyone know of the connection to the Wilkinson County Stuckey family? R. Elizabeth Brewer  10/4/2006


TAYLOR: I believe Mary the daughter of Canty Taylor might be my direct descendent, but have been unable to find out anything about this family. They were in Wilkinson early 1800"s. Retha Hale 8/5/2004


THOMPSON: Looking for parents of James Thompson, 1832-1875, married on Aug 1855 to Lucinda Ramage in Wilkinson County .  Children: George William Thompson, 1860, Iverson Perry Thompson, Catherine Thompson, Hopey Ann Thompson, Martha Thompson. Shirley Thompson 9/10/2013 

TOOL(E): My wife has a relative(s) by the surname of Toole(e) who at least passed through Wilkinson County around 1860? A William Gaines Tool b. 1831, married Angelina Salina McCardle from Wilkinson County and apparently moved on to Brookes County, GA.  Need any information on this Tool(e) and marriage date. James Grimes 3/12/2005 


TOWSON: Looking for information on Thomas B. Towson, civil war veteran of 49th Infantry, Company G, Laurens County Volunteers. Towson 8/29/2014


USSERY, JOHN B. : Please help me find the grave site and date of death of John B. Ussery, born in Laurens county, Ga. April 27, 1822. Gene Ussery 4/26/2008 


VAUGHN: This is what I know..Jesse Vaughn..RS..was my GGGG Grand-Father. His dau. Mary [Polly]  [B abt. 1796 D abt. 1855] married James Lowe about  1812, most likely in Wilkinson Ct. Ga. They moved to Jones Ct. Ga. about 1829  and James Lowe dies in 1831.[Census 1830]  Jesse Vaughn made WILL dated 9-17-1825 Probated 1-29-1829. My GGrand-Father, Jeremiah Willett [B 1815 D 1877]  had a sister named Sarah who married   ????  Vaughn.  Sarah was born abt. 1813 D after 1880 census, Elmore Ct. Ala. I did not find Coleman Vaughn on 1860 census. Coleman Vaughn was listed as being 54 Yrs. and 7 months in 1864 when the state reorganized   the Ga. State Militia. That is the last record of have of Jesse Coleman Vaughn. Jeremiah Willett was an Ensign 1837, Wilkinson Ct. Ga.  Jeremiah married Sarah Lowe, the dau. of James and Mary [Polly] Vaughn Lowe, before 1840, most likely in Wilkinson Ct. Ga.   A Sarah Willis marries Coleman Vaughn[son of Jesse Vaughn] Nov. 19, 1832, Wilkinson Ct. [I believe that this Sarah Willis is really Sarah Willett, Jeremiah's sister.] Sallie [Sarah] Vaughn was living with her Nephew, James Lowe Willett, 1880 Elmore Ct. Ala.A Mrs. Sarah Willett marries Thomas Merida [Meredith]??, Nov. 19, 1820 in Warren Ct. Ga. [I believe that this Sarah is Jeremiah and Sarah's mother] No proof.] [I have not found Thomas Merida on Census] I need to know if this Sarah Willis was Sarah Willit and anything else pertaining to the Willett, Lowe, Merida and Vaughn families of Wilkinson Ct. Ga. Any help appreciated.......Bob Willett,   Ruston, La. 5/24/2006


VAUGHN: Jesse Vaughn, early pioneer in wilkinson made a will in 1825 (probated in 1829).  In it he named, among other children,  a granddaughter Mariah McMillan and a grandson, Alexander McMillan.  The latter is my person of  interest, but shows up nowhere else that I can find in Wilkinson.This mention implies that one of Jesse Vaughn's daughters married a McMillan who was father of Alexander McMillan.   Can anyone shed light on this possible relationship? Harlan Lunsford, Smiths Station, AL.  7/29/2009

WALLS: Seeking information on Lucinda Walls born 1824 father and mother unkown.Lucinda Walls married Austin Nix they were married abt 1843 in Ga,1st son named "Galeto". Another son was born in Walton Co Ga John K P Nix.They came to Randolph Co Alabama abt 1846 ,Lucinda died 1894 Randolph Co Ala.Anyone doing the Walls history that have a Lucinda Walls born 1824 married Austin Nix and have her father and mother name please e-mail it has been proven that her family wasn't Jeremiah and Delia Walls.Any information on Jeremiah Nix or Nicks he married Francis Louisa Webb daughter of Ausitn Webb married October 11,1810 Elbert Co Ga trying to find Jeremiah father and mother as well.  Kathy Hayes       10/2/2006
WARD: I am trying to find out if my Great Great Grandfathers' Name was Riley Bennett or Riley Benjamin Ward. He was Born in Wilkinson County around 1838 and moved to Laurens County at the outbreak of the Civil War and joined Co. A 49th Georgia Infantry. I'm not sure if this information is accurate. He would have had a son named William Thadeus Ward. I would also like to find out my Great Great Grandfathers' wife's name. I believe that their son, William Thadeus Ward, is buried in Bluewater Baptist Church Cemetery in Dublin. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me with this. It is very important to me. Thank you.
Robert L Ward Jr 9/17/2009 


WATSON: I am looking for information on my greatgrandmother. Her name was Sallie T. Parker Watson. She was born in 1878. As an adult she lived in Laurens Co, but I can not find anything on her as a child. I believe her mother's name was Rocksy or Roxy. I am not sure if when she died or where. I would like to find info on her as a child.She may have been part Indian and I was wondering if this is why I can not find anything. Thank you Donna Schneider 03/28/2005
WATSON, JOHN H:   Hi, I'm looking for info on John H. Watson, Susan in Chattahoochee Co. Ga. 1880, children, Oliver C., Phillip, Robert J., Lucinda, James Nathan, Dennis, Julia. Any info would be appricated. Thank you, Ms. Brown 9/1/2005


WEEKS/WEEKES am trying to locate the graves or any information you can provide on Bartemus Weeks or (Weekes) and Martha Jane Weeks Smith in Wilkinson County, Georgia.  Bartemus was Martha Jane’s father and he was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1852.  In 1856 Martha Jane Weeks from Twiggs County married Rev David Smith, a Primitive Baptist Minister.  In the 1860 census it shows them living in the High Hills District near Danville/Allentown area.  Rev Smith owned approximately 900 acres of land and 38 slaves.  I appreciate any help that may be available. Thanks, Carolyn Coleman. 6/17/2008

WEEKS- PARKER-BUTLER - I was able to trace my family to Bloodworth District,  Wilkinson County  Gordon Georgia  area back to around 1824. The race is predominately black.  The family names are Weeks, Butler,  and Parker.
     My Great Grandfather James Weeks (b.abt 1884) -  married Della (Parker) Weeks  (b. in Georgia abt 1886) had a daughter My grandmother Corine Weeks  (b. in Georgia 1916) 
   Della's parents are Martha Parker (b. abt 1864) and Joe Parker (b. abt 1875)  However,  Martha  was raped by a Cherokee Indian whose name sounds like  Quanna Pakka. this might have happened in the either  Georgia, North or  South Carolina. So my great grandmother Della is one half Cherokee Indian. 
   James Weeks'   father  was  Robert Weeks (b. in Maryland abt 1860)   who maried his mother Georgiana  Weeks (b in Georgia.abt 1863)
   Robert Weeks  father was  Joseph Weeks   (b in Georgia. abt. 1824)  and his  mother  was named  Notice Weeks (b in  Georgia abt.1831)    My  Grandfather was  Robert Butler  (b. in Georgia  abt 1909) - (Gordon, Wilkinson   GA) I don't know if he is dead or alive but he lived somewhere in the Wilkinson,  Gordon, Georgia area. His mother is  Kate  Butler (b.in Georgia  abt 1880) His mother Kate listed herself as a widow in one of the census' but I don't know who her husband was. 
  This is all the information I am able to find about my family.  I would like to know if my relatives were slaves and if so who owned them?  Or if Joseph Weeks migrated to the United States if so from where? T. Pyror 2/22/2006
WEST - I am looking for information on William WEST who was in Wilkinson County 1820. Where did William go when he left Wilkinson? Who was his spouse? Who were his children? Any information useful and helpful. Thanks Fran 8/17/2005
WHEELER - I know that the Nunn-Wheeler cemetery was named after John Nunn and his son in law John Wheeler, but I do not know who John Wheeler's parents were or where he/they were from. Any information on John Wheeler who married Rebecca Nunn would be greatly appreciated. Donna Wheeler   9/6/2004



WILLIAMS - My brick wall is my g-g-grandfather.  My granddaddy told me his name was Joe or Joel Williams. I would like to know if John Jesse Williams, who at one time lived in Wilkinson County, was a sibling/relative of Joe. 
     What I do know from family stories is that Joe's parents were Martha and John Williams. I don’t know when John Williams, his father died, and I don't know exactly when Joe Williams died, but it was sometime during 1900-1910.
     My granddaddy also told me that Joe married Fannie Grimsley, daughter of Sherwood and Elizabeth (Howell) Grimsley of Twiggs County. The only census record I can definitely identify as belonging to Joe Williams is the 1900 Montgomery County census. He is listed as Joseph S, with Fannie as his wife, with his mother who is listed as Martha Busby (married and widowed again?), and with four children. Another daughter, Barbara Allen “Bobbie”, was already married at that time and not listed with them. 
     My g-grandfather is on the 1900 Montgomery census as Dudley Williams. (Later in life, he was known as Dud Lee and D.L. On his first marriage license, he is listed as Dudley A. Williams.) 
     The birthdate for Fannie on the 1900 Montgomery census is way off and listed as 1838 (I have quite a few records for Fannie—her birthdate being listed as 1851-1855 in various documents).  We found her grave (1855-1935) last summer at Center Methodist Church, so birthdates for Joe and Martha may be off on the 1900 Montgomery census. The children’s birthdates were right or about right.
    John Jesse Williams was first married to Georgia Ann Busby (Collins Cherry). In 1880, John Jesse was living in Wilkinson County with Georgia Ann and their family. The 1880 Wilkinson census is confusing in that it lists a Martha Williams as the mother of the head of the house, but then in a column notation says she is living with her daughter.  On the death certificate of John Jesse Williams, his mother was listed as Martha Cowart (I am wondering if Martha was related to Elias and Sarah Cowart of Wilkinson County.) from Wilkinson County and his father as John J. Williams from Georgia. John Jesse (after he and Georgia Ann divorced) and his second family were living right next door to Joe Williams’ widow, Fannie Williams, in 1910. 
   Any information or guidance that anyone could offer me would be very much appreciated.  Thank you. Jennifer Colton 08/15/2011

WILLIAMS/KNIGHT - Looking for information on my Great grandmother's family. Her name was Ada Williams born in Wilkerson county on Oct. 27, 1874. She married Ira Knight, son of James and Jane (Butler) Knight, on Jan 5, 1893 also in Wilkerson county. Her and Ira moved to Coffee county Georgia some time between 1900 and 1917. I have her parents as J.D. Williams and Mary Ann Myrick (Davidson History of Wilkerson County). Trying to find something on her parents. Haven't been able to find where they are buried. Not sure if they are buried in Wilkerson or where they are buried. Also don't know anything on her siblings. Terry Dale McLeod 2/15/2009

WOOD, DAVID HODGES-  cannot find out information at all except where he was the minister who  married different couples in Georgia.  I know that he started Wood’s Meeting House and that he was a minister.  I understand he Was Greenberry Wood’s Father, But I cannot find him anywhere listed.  Does anyone have information on him or his family. Cheryl Scott 11/24/2008 


WRIGHT – looking for any information on the father of James Giles Wright (1810-1851).  I believe his name was Charles Wright (1773-1848) and that he married a Crete or Cherokee woman named Mary (pos1758-1851).  He is believed to have had 5 children: Samuel (1797-1887)(husband to Elizabeth Wilmot), William (b1799), Dorcas E (b1801), Jesse (b1803), and James Giles (1810-1851).  Thank you! John Christopher Wright 08/11/2011


WYNN, SAMUEL B. - My great-granddaddy was Samuel B. Wynn, my grandparents are Kenneth and Marjorie (Collins) Wynn. I am interested in any information about my ancestors and other family lines related to the Wynns of "Mingo" :-). 
I am so glad I came across this site...brought back so many memories of coming to Salem church with granddaddy and grandmama, enjoying the delicious food at Homecoming, and sipping cool water from the springs! ~ Allison Wynn, Macon GA 11/25/2009

WYNN  (ALSO SPELLED WYNNE) -  I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THE UNION L (NOONAN) WYNN FAMILY; I.E., SPECIFICALLY HIS BROTHERS' NAMES AND THEIR DATES OF BIRTH, DATES OF DEATH, WHERE BURIED, ETC.  BELIEVE WILLIAM H WYNN BORN 1790 TO BE ONE BROTHER AND OBEDIAH WYNN BORN BETWEEN 1813-1820 TO BE ANOTHER BROTHER.
BELIEVE TO BE WILKINSON COUNTY.  THANK YOU.
WYNN (WYNNE):  I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THE PARENTS OF JAMES FRANKLIN WYNN (DOB 1800) AND HIS SIBLINGS, THEIR DATES OF BIRTH, DATES OF DEATH, WHERE BURIED, ETC.  BELIEVE TO BE WILKINSON COUNTY. THANK YOU. SHIRLEY  5/8/2006

WYNN OR WYNNE:  WILLIAM H WYNN BORN 1790 IN BURKE COUNTY, DIED 1870, MARRIAGE 5-2-1811 TO SUSAN HENSON OR HINSON OF WILKINSON COUNTY.  BELIEVE WILLIAM H WYNN TO BE BROTHER OF JAMES FRANKLIN WYNN, WILKINSON COUNTY DOB 1800, DOD 1864 DEEP BOTTOM VA (MILITARY).  JAMES FRANKLIN WAS MARRIED TO WINNEY OR WINNIE LASSITER.  WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WHAT I HAVE AND FIND OTHER INFORMATION.  WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON UNION (NOONAN) L WYNN AND LUTITIA MARTIN WYNN - CHLRN GEORGE WASHINGTONA WYNN, J.F.A. WYNN, AMOS E WYNN, JAMES M WYNN, MARTHA F WYNN, AND CELIA S WYNN (CELIA DIED AT AGE 10).  NEED MORE INFORMATION ON OBEDIAH WYNN (PROBABLE BRO OF UNION WYNN WHO MARRIED THERESSA WYNN IN 1845. SHIRLEY 5/8/2006



YOUNG, JASPER NEWTON : Have been searching for parents and siblings of my Great, Great Grandfather Jasper Newton Young, born Wilkinson Co., GA in 1830.  Served in Civil War out of Calcasieu Parish, LA, then lived and died in Polk Co., TX in 1927.  Had 3 wives and 19 children. First wife, Margaret Massey of Alabama.  Thanks for any leads.  Write to james.w.simpson@att.net. 8/7/2010
 


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