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Douglas County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Paupers

Douglas County Court House

The Creek and Cherokee Nations occupied the land separated by No man's land by a ten mile wide stretch on top of Tallapoosa Ridge. The first white man's trading post was established in 1835 by W. G. Black from North Carolina. Douglas County County was created in1870 during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, and was first named for Fredrick Douglas Countys, the African-American abolitionist. When the General Assembly was re-established, reconstruction ended the name was changed to honor Stephen A. Douglas, the Illinois Senator who opposed Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency. The first known settlers in the County came in 1848, three brothers from South Carolina - Abe, Reuben and Young Vansant; J. M. Abercrombie, C. B. Baggett, Alexander Cochran, S. N. Dorsett, T. M. Entretine, W. H. Johnston, A. T. Tucker and others. When researching this county,one should also search Carroll and Paulding Counties.

Genealogy Resources Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

  • County Wills 1870-1916, Bk B & C
  • Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885
  • Index to Douglas County County Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885
  • Index to Douglas County Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1882-1934
  • Index to Wills, Bk A, 1870-1932
  • Index to Annual Returns, Bk A, 1871-1897
  • Index to Annual Returns, Bk B, 1886-1899
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1871-1887
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1886-1933
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
  • Paupers (1871-1890)

Online Images of Will Books B & C 1870-1916

Names of Testators: - Abercrombie, William, Allen, George, Angle, Thomas, Arnold, Mary Annelia, Arnold, Willie, Banks, E. M., Blair, Columbus, Blanchard, Mary A., Blanchard, Thomas, Blanchard, T. J., Bomar, Margaret, Bowen, C. P., Bowen, Melissa, Breed, Nathan, Brown, John, Burnett, J. H., Camp, Wilson, Campbell, A. L., Capps, J. H., Carnes, Peter, Carnes, Sophie, Cochran, Edward, Colclough, Arden, Colclough, J. T., Connally, Thomas, Daniell, George, Daniel, H. J., Daniel, Jeremiah, Daniel, M. M., Dempsey, John Allen, Dingler, John F.,Dorris, Frank, Dorris, Martha Elizabeth, Dorris, William, Eargle, John, Enterkin, John, Ergle, V. F., Estes, Reuben, Farmer, J. W., Farmer, Lucinda, Foster, J. S. and L. F., Fountain, J. W., Gaines, Nannie, Gattis, W. W., Geer, Stella, George, John, Hagan, W. S., Hamby, Newton, Harding, H. L., Mrs., Harding, J. W., Hatchett, Josiah, Helman, T. H., Henderson, W. W., Henley, Tallulah, Hensler, Miles, Hindman, W. W., Hodge, Patterson, Hollis, Josie, House, Wiley T., Howell, William, Hunt, Thomas G., Irwin, F. M., James, C. W., Miss, James, Elizabeth, Johnson, Eulalie Gleason G., Johnston, Richard, Jones, E. F., Kennedy, William, Kilgore, William, Kirby, Charles, Land, Jefferson Howard, Lane, George W., Lane, Jefferson Howard, Lassiter, W. J., Leathers, Peter, Loyd, William, Lumpkin,  . . . more . . .


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