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Hancock County, Georgia

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Alice Dorman Tue Jan 2 10:38:18 2007
John C MOFFETT and wife Elisabeth migrated from Hancock GA to Mississippi Territory about 1818. Does anyone have the GA Passports information where these persons are listed.


Jo Cornelius Wed Jan 3 12:10:41 2007
Searching for information on my g.g.grandparents: John D. WHITE born about 1811 in Hancock, Georgia and his wife Nancy EWING born about 1810 in Hancock, about 1810. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Sharlene D. Smith Sat Jan 13 16:01:08 2007
I am looking for any information on the GRIGGS family. Many marriages took place in Sparta. The GRIGGS family migrated to Sparta, Hancock Co., GA. from Granville, N.C. in the early 1800's. Would appreciate any kind of information that could lead to obtaining documents or personal family papers, bible content, etc. Thank you so much. Sharlene D. Smith


George Lewis Fri Jan 19 15:01:26 2007
James W. LEWIS b. November 30, 1815, Spartenburg, S.C.said to have moved to Hancock County. Would like to correspond with a member/descendant of his family.


Carolyn Lauderdale Sat Feb 17 12:45:42 2007
Looking for information on John C. RACHELS and Kerenhappuch (Caron) (SMITH) RACHELS. She was born 1805 Jasper Co. Georgia, married John C. RACHELS in Japer Co Mar 12, 1822 and she died Dec 28, 1851 in Hancock Co. Georgia. Their children, Leacy (RACHELS) BLOUNT (Joab), Missouri (RACHELS) SMITH, (Wm. M.) and John Pinkney RACHELS (Martha HOLLAND).


Ron Freeman Fri Feb 23 20:46:49 2007
Searching for Abel McBAY born in Georgia about 1790. He married a Polly BUTLER about 1813 in Hancock Georgia.


Geoffrey Pope Thu Apr 19 20:06:26 2007
Hope to confirm/refute theory that Nancy BIRD is a daughter of Allen BIRD and Jean BIRD, Allen a son of Peter BIRD, Sr.

Nancy BIRD was born about 1805 and died, probably in Decatur Co., GA in or about 1861. She married in Hancock Co., GA in 1824 Stephen Hiram ROE / ROWE whose dates if memory serves are 1802-1888. Couple are in Hancock Co. in 1830 census with 3 children (who soon vanish). Apparently they lived in Arkansas in the early 1840s.

1850 Census has them with 6 sons and a dtr, born between 1835 and 1848, in Gadsden Co., FL (panhandle). In 1860, they are in adjoining Jackson Co., FL where several dtrs were married.

Son John Henry ROWE 1846-1922 was Confederate soldier from AL and later a "Confederado" exile in Brazil. Nancy BIRD's dtr Mary E. ROWE b. 1841 married William Samuel POPE 1824-1902 in Jackson Co., FL abt. 1861. These are my great-grandparents.

Any info re parentage of Nancy BIRD, who married in Hancock Co. in 1824, will be appreciated.
Geoffrey Pope
White Plains, New York


Mary Waring Allen Sun Apr 22 01:14:00 2007
Searching for parents of James Troup ALLEN.

James born 1830 in Hancock County. According to Sarah Whitaker ALLEN's book: He was born to Martha ROGERS + ?? ALLEN from Ulster, Ireland.The book states "his parents died young and James Troup ALLEN was raised by his Grandfather Hezakiah ROGERS".

James Troup served in the 26th Ga. He married Temerance MARAN. His children were: 1) Dr. Henry Dawson ALLEN ( who started the private hospital--Allen's Invalid home in Milledgeville,Ga.) and 2) Judge John T. ALLEN.
James Troup ALLEN seems to use Troup and James both for first name.
He died in 1900 and is buried in Memory Hill cemetery, Milledgeville.


Ralph Dugger Sat May 19 21:08:33 2007
Sampson DUGGER migrated from Brunswick Co., VA to Hancock Co., GA about 1800. He is on the 1812 Tax List for Hancock Co. and is enumerated in Powellton, Hancock Co., GA on the 1820 U.S. Census. I would like to get in touch with anyone who has information on this family.


Diane Brookins Wed Jun 27 20:04:04 2007
Does anyone know location of Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Eatonton. The burial was in 1953 of Thomas Jefferson ROBY.
Diane Brookins


Autumn Redcross Thu Jun 28 11:53:27 2007
Daniel TEMPLES (1800-1880's) shows up in the 1880 census married to Katherine/Katie/Caddie (1825-1933). Two of their daughters Susie (Susan/Sussy) and Mariah (Maria) marry two PEELER boys Tump (Tuck/Trump/TP) and Soloman and move to Washington County probably in the 1880's to work on Isadore GILES farm.
I am trying to discover if these families were slave or free. Daniel's family was from Florida, while Sussie's was from SC.
Any information is so appreciated.
Autumn Redcross


Becky Sheffield Fri Jul 6 13:33:50 2007
Looking for info on James M. REYNOLDS born in Hancock, Co. in 1826. Wife was Mary (b:1830). He is my GGGG Grandfather. I have census records from 1860 and 1870 that show he lived in Hancock County. Children are: My GGG Grandfather John, William, Wiley, Martha, Sarah, James, and George.

I estimate that he would have gotten married around 1850 (probably in Hancock Co, and that all the children were born there as well).

I'm searching for James M.'s parents as well as Mary's last name. I would be thankful for any help on this.


Rosa Shivers Watson Wed Jul 18 08:41:00 2007
I am intersted in any information available of my dad's family. His name was Clarence Shivers, parents Ed and Sarah Shivers.


Sharon Mon Jul 23 18:38:11 2007
I'm searching for Civil War letters written from Hancock County soldiers to the clerk of Superior Court, usually requesting that he look after their families. These letters are in the Judge James THOMAS papers, AC 80-058. The particular letter I need was written by Jacob McCALL in 1861.


Anne Betz Wed Aug 8 20:36:08 2007
I am looking for the parents of Seaborn LAWRENCE 1792-1870, father of Winneford Lawrence HARRIS, Seaborn Jr. and Jeff LAWRENCE. I have found Nancy K. from Virginia as his wife in the 1850 census. I know he was born in Ga. but not where. Where were his parents from?? Is Abraham LAWRENCE his father?


Rosalyn Walker-Smith Wed Aug 8 18:03:51 2007
I'm looking for any information on Charlie WALKER from Sparta, GA or his offsprings. He would have been born about 1915/1916. He might have been related to a Miles HILLMAN (Minister). I think he might have children that might live in Savannah, GA. Any help I'd appreciate it. If I find them then it will be the first time that I have every seen my other family, but I doubt my grandfather is still alive, but I'll still take any information I can get.


Alton L. Harvey Sat Sep 15 20:53:51 2007
I am interesting in corresponding with anyone who has information about the James and Sarah (CLARK) HARVEY family. James died in Hancock County, GA, about 1808 and Sarah died about 1814. I am particularly interested in any records involving Sarah after 1808 as well as any records involving her son, John C. HARVEY.


Roy Hunter Tue Sep 18 14:03:37 2007
I am researching HUNTER family 1700's -early 1800's
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Mickey Hall Wed Sep 26 12:44:29 2007
Robert SIMMS born in North Carolina 1755, died in Hancock Co Georgia 1815


Ruth Smith Thu Sep 27 20:32:12 2007
I am looking for any info on a Georgia Ann CULVER who married a Lewis THOMAS who was a Judge. She later married a FOX. Suppose to have half-sister with last name HITCHCOCK.


Sharon Rowan Thu Nov 15 21:55:56 2007
I would like to hear from anyone that is a descendant of William McLELLAN and Francina VEAZEYS' daughter Margaret that married William H PRICE.
Sharon Rowan


Helen Tue Dec 11 01:54:43 2007
Joshua (John?) SCURLOCK moved from Halifax Co, VA with his family and wife and was in GA by 1788 as he sold his last land in VA. His will was written September 14, 1794 and probated 8/13/1795 in Hancock Co, GA. I am interested in that will and any knowledge about his children..William, Joshua, James and Sarah SCURLOCK (b about 1763-1773 time frame). Joshua and his second wife Elizabeth "Bettie" died in GA. He sometime between 1790-9/14/1794. She probably in the year 1790.

We believe his son William went to Baldwin Co, GA and died there 10/12/1840. William's wife probably died about 6/3/1831 but I don't know where. They were married about 1796 not sure where and had 8 children some staying in GA and some moving to MS.

Any help would be appreciated. I can provide background on the SCURLOCK's in VA in exchange for information about GA. Or can do research in TN for someone in exchange for someone doing GA lookups and so forth.

These are Revolutionary families.
Hope to hear from someone.


Peter Gordy Wed Dec 12 14:29:49 2007
Supposedly my ancestor settled in Hancock County in the 1700's. Do you have any information on GORDYs in Hancock County?
Thank you.
Peter Gordy


Nelson Hart Sat Dec 15 09:52:53 2007
Searching for data on Alantha B LAMB or her unnamed parents. Alantha was born 16 Jan 1806 in Hancock Co, GA. Moved north and married Minor York TURRILL in Vermont around 1826. She died 7 Aug 1873 in Lapeer, Michigan.


P. Bible Tue Dec 18 13:55:15 2007
William HAWKINS, Governor of North Carolina, 1811-1814, died in Sparta, Ga. in 1819. Does anyone know where he is buried and if so can you get a photo of his grave?


Sherrie Johnson Sat Jan 5 11:32:46 2008
Solomon WATSON, Jane MITCHELL and Jefferson C. MITCHELL. They are listed as family in 1850 Hancock census.

Jefferson C. MITCHELL is my husband's great-great-grandfather. We have come to a roadblock in finding information about his daughter Catherine MITCHELL. Family lore is that Catherine MITCHELL was native american either adopted by Jefferson MITCHELL or fathered by him and a Native American woman. Jefferson and his wife Tabitha did not have natural children.

Jefferson C. MITCHELL and his mother, Jane, migrated to Alabama and then to north Florida by 1860. He married Tabitha Matilda (maiden name unknown). Would love to hear from anyone who has any information about this family?


Robert A. Downs Sat Jan 5 19:12:14 2008
I am seeking information about Richard Lee DOWNS of Hancock County, Ga. He was born in 1852 and died in Sparta, Georgia in 1939. He is buried at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Washington County, Georgia next to his second wife, Angie Cheek (OSBOURN) DOWNS. His first wife was Martha Ann TANTON of Washington County, Georgia.


stephanie Sun Jan 6 07:30:40 2008
Seeking WALKER births, deaths and marriages in Hancock County, GA.


Connie Springs Tue Jan 15 21:20:28 2008
John ROWE was born ca. 1749 in Craven County, NC. He married Chloe SPIGHT. They lived in Greene Co., GA. in 1788 and removed to Hancock Co., in 1790. He died in Hancock County January 1827.
His brother Shadrach ROWE lived in Harris County, GA.
I am searching for the children of John and Chloe.
Thanks Connie


Marsha Smith Thu Jan 17 07:31:18 2008
I am looking for the burial place in Hancock County of my great, great, great grandfather, Thomas WYNN, Revolutionary Soldier. I will be grateful for any information.


Bill Tracy Fri Jan 25 03:43:26 2008
I'm seeking any information on Nancy ABERCROMBIE who married William BARNES in 1803 or on 29 Jun 1805, in Hancock County, GA. They may have had a child Elizabeth Betsy BARNES who married Henry SPEARS. Thank you for any help.


Christopher Dawson Sat Feb 9 12:42:05 2008
Seeking SHELL and AMOS / AMOSS family members in Hancock County, GA


Marjorie Reagan Sat Feb 9 19:54:02 2008
William SPIER from Pitt County, NC, was a charter member of Powell's Creek Baptist Church in 1768. Moore and Willis SPIER are believed to be his sons and bought land in Hancock near William who was on Fulsom's Creek. Both Moore and Willis died in Effingham County in 1802 and 1817 respectively. I am trying to find when and where William died. He disappeared from Hancock records in 1798. Can anyone please help?


CJ Edwards Tue Feb 26 06:48:17 2008
I am looking for parents and siblings for William WOOD from England, that lived in / around Hancock, Ga. and Lazarus HARRISON from Warren Co., Ga. Both of these families are my g.g.grandparents. Would like to hear from any living descendants too. Maybe exchange info. Thank you. CJ


Esther B. Mulling Thu Jul 17 21:44:34 2008
James BUCKNER married Frances BARNES in Hancock County Ga on 2 Nov 1847. He lived in Hancock in 1850-52. He died 10 Jan 1877 in Prattsville, Autuaga County, Ala. He was in the War of 1812. Need help. Thanks.


Ginga Smithfield Thu Jul 24 07:20:21 2008
I am looking for anyone who might have information concerning the children of Martha Washington JUSTICE and Phillip PRITCHETT. I am particularly interested in their child Ara Mandermer PRITCHETT. If anyone has any information, would you please contact me. Thank you very much.


Stephen Smith Wed Aug 27 22:44:53 2008
My great, great, great grandmother, Charity EWING, was born in Georgia around 1810 (I think her middle inital might have been "M"). I believe she married a man named Matthew HUMPHREY (his first named was also spelled "Mathew" with one "t") around 1829 in Hancock Georgia. I have been told that Charity was Native American (possibly Cherokee). Any information on this and/or Charity and Matthew in general would be most appreciated.
P.S. One of their children was Sarah Jane HUMPHREY and she is my great, great, grandmother; she was born around 1835 and she married a man named James GEORGE (also born in Georgia) and they lived in Heard County Georgia and, among their children, was my great grandfather, Moses L. GEORGE who was born around 1870.


Carolyn Jacob Mon Sep 1 08:09:07 2008
Looking for any one who is with the JACOB family. I am looking for anyone who know E. K. JACOB. Who would have been in his early 20s in 1933. He had been married to a Inez HAYLES who had a son with him. Last seen was in Sparta during the late 1940s or early 1950s.


Bette Grier Fri Sep 5 22:04:16 2008
I am researching John G. GILBERT, b. 1818 Hancock GA, d. 1882 Early, GA. He married Mary Powell HILL b. 1814 in Warren GA. I am looking for the names of John GILBERT's parents and grandparents.
Thank you,
Bette Grier


Cathy Emch Tue Sep 16 12:11:07 2008
Can anyone recommend a really good professional researcher in the Hancock county area. I need someone willing to go to court houses in Hancock, Jackson and neighboring counties to dig through records? Thank you.


DONNA HOCHEVAR Thu Sep 25 18:24:19 2008
I am looking for a Henry TRIPP born in 1823.


Susan Mon Sep 29 16:13:51 2008
I was trying to find info on my ggggrandfather Josiah HORTON who was said to be born in Hancock County in 1816. Any info would be appreciated.


brenda howell Sat Oct 11 11:06:19 2008
These are the names of my father and grandmother and my mother from Hancock Co, Sparta, GA. Can you help me find out more about my ancestors?


Jennifer Sun Oct 19 05:50:21 2008
I'm trying to find info on Nancy BIRD b.~1804-08, married to Stephen Hiram ROWE 3/1824. Who are her parents? When was she born? When/where did she die?


troy fraley Sat Oct 25 11:38:13 2008
Looking for information for the Afro-American families FRALEY and BINION in Hancock County.


Janet Fri Dec 5 08:35:54 2008
There was a Tornado in 1804 in Hancock County that killed Mrs Harris ALLEN and and two of their children. Can anyone tell me the first names of Mrs. ALLEN and the two children?


rosalyn smith Fri Jan 30 07:18:26 2009
I am trying to find WALKERs that were from or near the surrounding town of Sparta, GA. My grandfather's name was Charlie WALKER who had a son name William Frank WALKER born 4/10/1938 to a Johnnie Mae ROACH. I have been told that my grandfather had other children who might also be living in Savannah, GA. I am looking fo any information that will lead me to finding my family. This would be last part to finding my family because I have so far found my sister and to find my grandfather's other children would make this complete.


Kathy Clifton Fri Jan 30 07:55:32 2009
I am looking for information on Lacy WAILES and David CARTER who were married in Hancock Co., GA on February 7, 1807.
I am especially interested in the WAILES line as I have the CARTER line fairly straight.
Thanks for any help.


Kathy Clifton Sun Feb 8 11:55:46 2009
I am looking for a marriage of David CARTER and Lacy WAILES in Hancock Co., GA 5 February 1807. I am in hopes it will give the names of their parents or at least their initials.

David and Lacy are my great great great grandparents. They later moved to Tallapoosa Co., AL and raised a large family.
Can anyone help me?
Thank you so much, Kathy


Joe Covey Sat Feb 21 19:04:51 2009
I'm looking for connections to George Whitfield BURTON, bn.1806, (prob.) Shelby Co., Ky. Son of George BURTON (b. Ky, Abt. 1760) & Rebecca Hunt LEE (b. N.J., 1773). I've no prior info on BURTONs, but Geo. Jr. used the Whitfield middle name all of his life (d.1852, Ia.) & I'm hoping someone might know of a WHITFIELD family connection. There are indications that Geo. Sr. was a Rev. War veteran, so connections to Ga. & / or S.C. might be applicable.

I appreciate your help, if any info might be applicable.


Duncan Black Thu Feb 26 00:08:12 2009
Am searching for records relating to Henry Lovick BUTLER, born in Hancock County about 1817, and married Sarah _______. Will appreciate anything!


June Wells Sat Feb 28 15:31:05 2009
Would like to know the birth dates of the children of Wiley ABERCROMBIE (b. 1777, Orange Co., NC, d. 1830, Putnam Co., GA), or any information about this family. Some of them came to Texas about 1835.


GMP Wed Apr 15 20:39:46 2009
Looking for info on Thomas WYNN / WYNNE born around 1840 in Virginia; died 1807 in Hancock County, Ga. Esp. interested to find out if he served in the Revolutionary War. Any help appreciated.


George Rabon Thu May 14 19:04:04 2009
Looking for Richard J RABURN born 1824 GA found in Bulter co AL1850 married to Lydia. Any info on any RABURN.
George Rabon
Willis TX


Mary Brothers Fri Jun 12 17:27:21 2009
Looking for BLOW families who lived in Hancock Co. early 1800's.
Benjamin F BLOW born there 1824, had a brother John Thomas BLOW. Who was the father? Benjamin F had wife Elizabeth Ann, b. 1824 in GA.What was her maiden name?

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