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Names of Georgia Ancestors - > Baldwin County

Baldwin County Marriages, Wills, Estates, Newspapers, Land Lotteries

MilledgevilleBaldwin County was created in 1803 by Creek Cessions of June 1802. Three years later the land was distributed by the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. After the second lottery (1807), five new counties were created from parts of Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties: Morgan, Randolph (later Jasper), Jones, Putnam, Telfair. Later, portions of Wilkinson and Hancock Counties were added. The court house burned in 1861. The county was named after Abraham Baldwin; Milledgeville was named the first governor of Georgia, John Milledge.

Baldwin County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Online Images of Wills and Estates

  • Will Book A 1806-1829 (abstracts)
  • Wills 1829-1854 (abstracts)

Marriages

  • Marriage Book A 1806-1820
  • Marriages 1806-1851
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book B 1829-1868
  • Will Book C 1868-1936
  • Annual Returns, Book A 1813-1820
  • Baldwin County Annual Returns, Book B 1820-1824
  • Annual Returns, Book C 1824-1831
  • Annual Returns, Book D 1831-1842
  • Baldwin County Annual Returns, Book E 1839-1856

Online Images of Probate Records

  • 1819 County Order Book; applicants of Widows of late war, orphans of Britton and Indians, Revolutionary War Officers and soldiers and persons who served in the Seminole War.
  • 1820 Land Lottery (Those who were eligable to draw) (digital images)
  • 1820 Tax Digest
  • 1820 Baldwin County Land Lottery

Memoirs of Georgia

  • Baldwin County Residents (Memoirs of Georgia)

Images of Newspapers

  • The Southern Recorder 1826 to 1829
  • List of Letters published July 13, 1828
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