2003 - 2004 Queries
Hancock County, Georgia

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S. T. Dixon Sat Sep 20 23:27:00 2003

If the person who posted this query see this, please contact me and give me your correct address as the address above does not work. - timsetn@gmail.com
Wish to know the burial location of Seth Kennedy M. D. died 1845 and if his grave is marked for Rev. War military service.


Anne Rousseau Fri Sep 26 08:16:24 2003
I am searching for info on my GGGGrandfather, Epaphroditus McCRAY in Hancock. He married Mary FASON / FAISON / FOSON. She was the daughter of William FASON / FAISON / FOSON.
Epaphroditus McCRAY was referred to as Eppa in records that I have found. All census records say that he was born in Georgia, and is listed in all Hancock census records through 1870. He served in the War of 1812. He married Mary FOSON in 1814 in Hancock County. His son, Robert McCRAY, is my GGgrandfather and he married Martha Ann BRANTLEY in Hancock.

The first info I have on Eppa is 1812 when he bought 2 slaves from John Frazier's widow, Leanna and later purchased land from Leanna Frazier. In 1812 he was listed as paying taxes on 116 acres of land the was origionally granted to Owen Fluker in Washington County, which was cut into Hancock. This was on Buffalo Creek.

I have not been able to find how Eppa acquired this property from Owen Fluker. Nor how Eppa got to Hancock County. From ages listed in census records he was born either in 1787/1789


Mary Lynn Gary Skelton Mon Sep 29 21:36:51 2003
My ggg-grandfather was Rev. S. Henry GARY. His father was James GARY who was the Justice of the Peace in Hancock Co. from 1799 - 1802. Henry was born in Hancock Co. in 1805. He was in Baldwin County in the 1850 census and had moved to Texas by the 1860 census. He apparently died before 1870. His wife was Sarah Loraboma PALMER.

I am trying to locate information on this family while they lived in Georgia. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Aileen Bennett Tue Oct 7 06:23:38 2003
I am searching for the Benjamin and Anne (SPAIN) THOMPSON family. They lived in Hancock County, Ga. Anyone doing research on this family, please contact me at eben219@aol.com


L. Mason Tue Oct 7 20:51:13 2003
I am searching for information on Jessie BATCHELOR who married a Julia or Rebecca JOHNSTON. In the 1930 Census he was living in the 113 district of Hancock county. His wife, therein listed as Julia and his mother in law Mary JOHNSTON lived in the same household. These 3 people are also buried in the same lot at Knowles Chapel Cemetery.

Also looking for information on Jarvis HIGHTOWER who was married to Bessie JOHNSTON.
If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. I need to find some of that family that might still be living in or around Hancock County.


Anna Sharp Fri Oct 10 22:31:08 2003
I am trying to find a marriage licensed for Joseph K. CHAMBERS and Piety Ann last name unknown. Would be happy to pay some one to research this. They are listed on the 1850 Hancock County census. I have searched ever where I can at my local genealogy places but they have few Georgia records.


Jo McPhail Thu Oct 16 10:29:48 2003
Looking for more info on Susan Ann THOMASON who was b. abt. 1814 Hancock Co., GA. Susan Ann Thomason m. William Morgan 12/28/1835 Baldwin or Jefferson Co., GA. 1850 Muscogee Co., GA census (Harris Dist) p. 377 William Morgan 49 SC Susan----------36 Hancock Co., GA Sarah J. or I.-13 Muscogee Co., GA Mary A.---------8 AL John E. J.------7 Muscogee Co., GA Carolin E.------6 " Francis M.------6 " Susan M.--------4 " Joice G.--------1 " Any help appreciated.


H. Wiley Williams Fri Oct 17 20:04:22 2003
Looking for cemetery index, Hancock Co. Searching for grave site of Hartwell GARY, died 1827, Hancock Co. or wife Rebecca STANTON. Whereabouts or content of Hartwell will. Any info on BROADNAX family from Va. to Hancock Co. abt 1800. Daughter Martha married Nicholas GARY, son of Hartwell. Went from Hancock to Jefferson Co. Location their graves known.


Laura Ramsay Mon Oct 20 12:17:23 2003
I am trying to find the family of Caroline M. DAVIS who married Josian Washington BACHELDER. Caroline was born 7 sep 1805 and died 20 jun 1874. She married 8 Nov 1825 in Hancock County. Does anyone know anything about this family?


Carolyn Smith Mon Oct 20 12:42:01 2003
My g-g-grandfather was Thomas PEAK b. 1808 in SC, whom I have found on your 1830 Census and one female of 15 to 20 which matches the information I have on his first wife Rebecca RUDD. I also found on the 1827 Ga Land Lottery, Hancock County, a John C. PEAK and Simon T. PEAK. I am trying to see if there is any conection between Thomas and John C. and Simon T. PEAK. At this time I do not know who Thomas PEAK's Father and Mother were.
Thank you for your help
Carolyn Peak Smith


David L. Casey Fri Oct 24 12:04:52 2003
I am seeking any information locally available in Hancock Co., GA regarding Robert HOLT (Robert Hall HOLT?), son of Simon HOLT who was a Justice (JP) in Hancock Co., GA in ~1799 and died there in 1805. See my HOLT website for more info at http://holt.casey-genealogy.com. Robert HOLT's wife was his 1st cousin Nancy HOLT. I descend via his son William HOLT, b. 1792 in VA. Wm. HOLT later moved to Talbot Co., GA.


Jean Middlebrooks Sun Oct 26 16:46:06 2003
If you descend from the family of John R. SIMMONS b. c. 1784 NC and wife, Sarah STEWART, I'd like to hear about this family tie into the MIDDLEBROOKS lines of GA (Hancock and Monroe). Their son, John Wm. SIMMONS b. 1809; d. 1873/1877? who mar. Bethiah MIDDLEBROOKS b. 1811; d. 187? GA dau. of Robert MIDDLEBROOKS and wife, Nancy TALBOT of Monroe Co., GA. Robert served in the Rev. War (DAR applications in DC)...Trying to find missing pieces of the lines...thanks Jean in TX


Robert Fears Fri Nov 14 19:52:11 2003
I am looking for any information that you might have on the parents of Manning BOWLING who married Mary (Polly) MANGRUM. They were married in Putnam County but they had children born in Hancock County. Their oldest Nancy was born in 1795.
Thank you, Robert


Martha Witherington Sun Nov 16 04:40:10 2003
Searching for information concerning Henry KENDALL who was married to Elizabeth PENNY and their two sons, T.H.(Thomas) and Henry Jr. Both sons were living in Hancock Co. as early as 1820 and were merchants. T. H. was married to Pheriba Unknown and died between 1822 and 1825. Pheriba later married Asa ALEXANDER. Thank you.


John Brinsfield Mon Nov 17 06:16:00 2003
Is there or was there a community or church by the name of "Asibi" in Hancock County? I am doing research on a Civil War Chaplain, John James HYMAN, who enlisted in Co.I of the 49th Georgia Infantry, i.e. "Pierce Guards of Hancock County" in 1862 and surrendered at Appomattox in 1865. Chaplain HYMAN was a Baptist. I believe his father's name was Henry, who appears on the Hancock County Census of 1850. When Chaplain J. J. HYMAN died in 1906, he was living at his home near "Asibi".
I wondered if that location was in Hancock County.
Thank you, John Brinsfield, Ph.D.


Pat Colbert Thu Nov 20 20:46:30 2003
Seeking any information anyone might have found in old deeds or other records concerning a Henry, Soloman, Jacob or James BUTTS from 1798 to 1815 or so.


Betty Patterson Sun Nov 23 18:22:23 2003
Looking for info on parents of Martha Jane REYNOLDS, born April 18, 1813 in Hancock Co., GA. Married James Butler HOGAN, moved to Houston, TX - died Mar. 16, 1883


E.N.Simons Mon Dec 1 07:14:03 2003
Elisha HEARN was born in Somerset Co.MD. He may have spent some time in Onslow Co,NC. He owned 200 acres in Maryland and a "dwelling plantation". Tracing vacant years I need to know why he left the Maryland area. I have been unable to document Revolutionary War service although family legend says he was first in the American navy and then enlisted in Continnental Army (supposedly with brother William). He was on the Hancock Taxpayer list in 1793. Although a native Georgia I lack the historucal knowledge of the pull of Hancock Co in the 1790s. He waa awarded land in the 1805 Land Lottery. MANY THANKS for any assistance.


Beverly Black Wed Dec 10 14:57:12 2003
Does anyone have marriage records for Hancock County? Need marriage date for John W. YARBOROUGH around 1830 and spouse's name (Susan Unknown) and John H. YARBOROUGH and Harriet Unknown married around 1868.


Ginny Sun Dec 14 06:30:24 2003
Looking for info on William E. BREWER, b. 1881, married Mary Lula BURNLEY, daughter of Richmond Terrell BURNLEY.


Katherine Bray Sat Dec 20 08:49:18 2003
If the person who wants to know where Seth KENNEDY is buried will contact me I can provide information.


Katherine Bray Mon Dec 29 18:13:47 2003
I would like to contact Mr. Dixon that placed the query about the grave site of Seth KENNEDY. If he will contact me I can tell him where it is located.


Tillie Bryant Thu Jan 8 11:23:39 2004
Could someone look up lITTLETON CARTER on the 1810 -1820 census for Hancock Co., GA? I need to know the age of him and family members if possible. Would appreciate any help. Tillie Bryant.


Frances P. Smith Sat Jan 10 14:13:23 2004
Seeking information on Samuel TURNER born 1760 in Maryland. He served in the Revolutionary War from the State of Maryland, came to Georgia in 1787. Drew land in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery as a Revolutionay War soldier and was a resident of Hancock C., Georgia. He died in Hancock C., Georgia in 1834. Was a member of the Baptist Church for 27 years. At his death he left a wife, Mary, and 10 children. Need names of children,also names of Samuel's brothers and sisters.


Briscoe Price Fri Jan 16 18:40:11 2004
I am interested in connecting with anyone that might have PRICE connections in Hancock County in the late 1700's and early 1800's. One James M. PRICE is noted there during this time (married Pheraby LANGFORD) before moving on to Clarke County, AL. I believe my GGrandfather, William M. PRICE (born: 1819 in AL - probably Clarke County) is related (not son) to James M. PRICE. James M. later lived in Maringo and Sumter Counties, AL before moving to Lauderdale County, MS.


Brian Washington Sun Jan 18 21:08:38 2004
Seeking any information/records on a Thomas STANFORD known to be in Hancock County (1830 census) looking for any records that might indicate other family ties. Children's names, especially, but also anything else such as siblings names, wife, etc.


CINDY Tue Jan 20 12:48:39 2004
Searching for info on John, Francis and Richard STROTHER. John STROTHER was married to Jane FUSSELL. Richard was born in Hancock Co. John died in Hancock Co.


Jackie Presley Mon Jan 26 18:30:38 2004
I would like to know if James VEASEY / VEAZEY left a will or if there are administration papers for him in Hancock Co. He died 17 Dec 1789 in Powelton. Thanks for all assistance.


Amy L, Robertson Tue Jan 27 12:32:46 2004
Does anyone have access to marriages of Hancock County, Georgia? Seeking marriage date of Mary PENDLEY who married A. H. CUMBY or CUMBIE. Mary was born 1843, so marriage could be from 1860 on. Would like to know if this family is listed in 1870 or 1880 census. Thanks
Amy L. Robertson


Michael Britt Thu Feb 5 13:55:25 2004
My father was born in Sparta, GA on Dec 19, 1911 and I am looking for information on him and my gradparents. His name was James Connally BRITT.


Mary A. Allen Fri Feb 6 08:48:10 2004
Trying to deterime the name of James Troup ALLEN's father. James Troup ALLEN was born in Hancock,County,GA. in 1830. I know his parents died when he was very young. His mother is Martha ROGERS. After Martha died James Troup ALLEN was raised by his mother's father - Hezekiah ROGERS. I have seen James Troup's grave in Milledgeville,GA., I know James Troup ALLEN was in the 26th GA., He appears on census records with James as a first name and after the war as Troup ALLEN.

He married Temerence MORAN and had children-- Henry Dawson ALLEN and John T. ALLEN. I have seen references to another family in Hancock county having a James Troup ALLEN around the same time period. I need to locate a birth certificate or baptism for James Troup ALLEN born (proabably Oct.) 1830
Thank you.


Linda Betts Essary Fri Feb 6 10:33:20 2004
I would like to exchange info with descendants of Samuel and Bridget BETTS. Samuel died abt. 1809 in Hancock Co., Bridget about 1815 or 1816. Children were John BETTS, Elizabeth COLLINS, Samuel BETTS, Jr., Jonathan BETTS, Abraham BETTS, Mary ROACH, and Sarah COLLINS.


Jimmy W. Jones Fri Feb 6 11:28:23 2004
Seeking any information about James JONES & Sarah CARTER. Married in Hancock County 1817-1820 period. Need info concerning their parents, etc. Moved to Covington County, Alabama in the early 1820's.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. Jim W. Jones (Auburn, Alabama)


Doris Kurtz Fri Feb 6 11:39:55 2004
I am seeking information on William M BURTON b. 1810 in GA. In some notes it said he was born on Carye Plantation. d. 1881 GA, married: Louise M JOHNSON b:1812 Liberty Co. GA d:1898 Ark; Children: Zenus BURTON, Georgia Moon BURTON, Milton BURTON, Lizzie BURTON, and Claudia Victoria BURTON b;1852 in Savannah d: 1921 in Bisbee, AZ. Claudia is my grandmother.


Katherine Bray Mon Feb 9 15:56:15 2004
Would like to hear from anyone researching the family of Seth KENNEDY Rev Soldier buried in Hancock County.


Jim Culver Wed Feb 11 07:12:07 2004
Hello, I am looking for a listing for Smyrna Cemetery in Hancock County, GA. My relative Nathan A. CULVER is supposed to be buried there. I am looking for proof and for the grave of his wife Nancy Powders CULVER.
Jim Culver


jan cook Tue Feb 24 14:07:33 2004
Looking for info on a Jesse BATTLE or any info on the BATTLE and GILBERT families. Jesse BATTLE was my father-in-law's GGGGrandfather.


Debra Brundage Rogers Tue Feb 24 15:28:11 2004
Any information on a BRUNDAGE family - Willie BRUNDAGE was born in Hancock county in 1878, his father was Joseph Taylor BRUNDAGE. Any info would be appreciated


Mary Sat Mar 6 13:53:29 2004
Looking for information re: John Granville RHODES (b 1820 d 1909) M 1859 in Hancock Co, GA to Martha EPPS (b 1839 d 1920). Their son, William Jessie RHODES (b 1870 Hancock Co, GA d 1954 Volusia Co, FL - Buried Sparta City Cem, Hancock Co, GA) M 1896 Greene Co, GA to Juliette LESLIE (b 1867 Greene Co, GA d 1912 - Hancock Co, buried Sparta City Cem, Hancock Co, GA.)
She was dau of Julius Winfield LESLIE (b 1837 d 1858) M 1868 Greene Co, GA to Mary Frances ASHLEY (b1842 Greene Co, GA d 1894)


jean Martin Sat Mar 13 15:22:59 2004
Searching for info on parents of William RAY who died in Hancock Co., GA 1826, leaving wife Susannah, children Mary, Martha, Elizabeth and John T.


Roxanna Jolly Mon Mar 15 09:56:48 2004
George Washington VEAZEY was born in Greene County, Georgia in 1816. He was the son of Timothy VEAZEY, according to Ann (VEAZEY) DAVIS in her book "Descendants of John VEAZEY." George lived in Greene County until about 1838 and moved to Troup County, Ga. He married Elizabeth R. BARNES on 16 November 1837 in Troup County. Elizabeth was the daughter of William BARNES and Phebe VEAZEY. Elizabeth died in 1838 in Troup County and George married Mary CARDWELL there on 3 January 1839. The family later moved to Tallapoosa County, Alabama. George enlisted in the Civil War, entering the Confederate service in 1863. After serving a few months, he contracted a fever, from which he died in 1864. His widow died in 1872 at the age of 60 years.

Found the above on a website. No one seems to know much about Phebe VEAZEY and her husband William BARNES. Is she the Phebe BARNES whom later married Noah PEPPIN in Troup County? If so, what happened to William? Did they have a son named Walter T C BARNES who died in VA during wartime? Any information at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Nancy Wilson Mon Mar 15 22:43:16 2004
Looking for info of AMERSON's in Hancock County staring in early 1800's. (Britain AMERSON m. Frances CULVER. Children were Barnabas, Frances, Green, Nancy, John.
Any info would be great!
Nancy Wilson - nww61@earthlink.net


Elaine Carwile Tue Mar 16 17:55:27 2004
I am trying to find information on William R. CLARK married to Sarah HAUKINS 2-19-1807 in Hancock. I think they may be from North Carolina were married in Hancock and moved on to Decatur.


Judy Gautier Fri Mar 19 23:51:12 2004
Thomas Napoleon RHODES, my ancestor, was baptized in Hancock County in Horeb Baptist church by his uncle named GUNN. Looking for information on the GUNNs and on Horeb Baptist Church. Thanks - Judy


Gail Boyer Swetman Sat Mar 20 21:48:38 2004
I am researching any info relating to the BOYER family of Hancock and Washington Counties, GA, their plantation, their home, and any pictures of any of the previous welcome also. Thanks.


Mynda Holman McGuire Mon Apr 5 19:11:09 2004
Malone MULLINS, B: ca. 1756, D: Feb. 3, 1841 in Hancock County, GA. Malone was a Revolutionary War Veteran, who served for 2 and 1/2 years in NC and fought in the Battle of Monmouth. He and his wife Elizabeth and their family (including their son Harvey aka Henry and his family) lived for many years in Hancock County, GA. Would like to know where his grave is located, and if it is marked as a Revolutionary War Veteran. I am a descendent of Malone and Elizabeth's daughter Martha "Patsey" who married Alford CLARK.


JUDY H. BOND Thu Apr 8 18:22:09 2004
I am searching for information on the following families, McCOY, CROOMS, and BLANKENSH. My GG Grandmother was Lucinda (McCOY) BLANKENSHIP.
Judy Bond


denise Mon Apr 12 14:14:46 2004
Looking for any info on Luke HERRINGTONN and his wife Lennah ECHOLS. They were married in Hancock Co, GA in 1819.
Need any family of either one. Denise


James Sun Apr 18 11:22:25 2004
Seeking information concerning "Clinch Terrace" a pre civil war mansion owned by Grandfather James H. BURGAMY.


Joyce Thornton Souther Thu Apr 22 09:43:15 2004
Recently I saw in the Hancock County material, that a book on the THORNTONs is being complied -- tell me more, please!
I am a granddaughter of Lafayette THORNTON, who was the son of Andrew Jackson THORNTON, who was the son of James and Nancy (BUTTS) THORNTON -- would I be interested in this book?
Thank you,
Joyce Thornton Souther


Anna Sharp Thu Apr 22 18:45:55 2004
Moses Bothwell DAVIS married Alameda Julia THOMPSON. Does any one know who her parents were?
Joseph CHAMBERS married Piety AnnRANSOM. Who were her parents? They are listed in the 1850 Hancock County Census.


sally p martin Sat May 1 15:28:35 2004
I am looking for information concerning Cornelius WHITTINGTON and his family who lived in Hancock CO GA around 1779 or later. I am unsure of the dates. Any information would be appreciated. He had also lived in Richmond CO, GA before moving to Amite CO MS, where he died in 1837.


Jim Littlefield Sat May 8 15:26:25 2004
Interested in any ROSS that was in Hancock, Greene, Burke, Jefferson Counties late 1700's to early/mid 1800's.


d Sat May 22 19:11:18 2004
Looking for Luke HERRINGTON and wife Lennah ECHOLS, married Dec 1819. in Hancock Co Ga...........d


Horace J Russell Tue May 25 19:30:42 2004
Looking for information on Absolum RUSSELL. He came to Ga about 1790, we think with 3 brothers. One may have been "John". Childern of Absolum all born in Hankcock Co. GA
1st Son: Edmund DOB 1799
2nd Son: John DOB 1804
3rd SON: Nace DOB 1807
DAU. Cynthia DOB 1812
4th Son: Absolum Jr
Absolum Sr received 500 acres in the 1805 Handcock Co. land drawing.


michelle weihl Sun May 30 19:13:10 2004
Looking for information on John C RUSHIN who married BerthaJONES sometine in the early 1900. Would like any information on the above names. Thanks.


william s smith Tue Jun 1 19:23:55 2004
Swap information relative to John STURDIVANT, 1756 (VA)-1839 , buried Sparta City Cemetery. Son Robert, daughters Hollinsberry, m. Mark JACKSON, and Nancy (Ann J.), married Henry GRIGGS. Robert to AL 1818, Hollinsberry pedeceased father, Griggs to Grimes Co., TX before 1860.


Wendy Fogelstrom Tue Jun 1 19:57:56 2004
Looking for information on Powelton Academy, my gggrandfather (William WOMACK) attended sometime btw 1827-1830. Otis SMITH was the principal at the time- Any info appreciated!


Joy DeSantis Mon Jun 21 00:39:54 2004
I am looking for information on Smith WALLER, father thought to be Nathaniel WALLER. Smith WALLER married Elizabeth WHATLEY. He is on Census Records in Hancock Co., Ga in 1820. After that he is listed as being in Monroe Co., GA through 1850 Census's.


Binion Sun Jun 27 17:10:37 2004
Am researching John BINION b. circa 1785 d. 5 May 1829 Sparta, Hancock County. Need children's name via obituary local paper. Found death notice in newspaper abstract, but no mention of family.


Patti Martin Sun Jun 27 20:18:43 2004
Looking for the family of John McDANIEL & Peggy/Margaret TRAWICK. Son John, Jr. married Martha COOK or McCOOK. Grandson Robert married Minnie Belle ROBERSON (dtr. of Henry). We have a photo from the early 1900's of Harrison's Mill House that is identified as the "Old Home" (not sure whose, but likely McDANIEL) near Linton. Any help identifying the home location would be greatly appreciated. Will gladly share the data we've put together on these families and would like to fill in the gaps. Believe the McDANIEL family had Washington Co. connections.


Christopher Hendricks Tue Jun 29 05:31:57 2004
Hello I am trying to locate the history of Mark O'REAR who appears in an 1880 Census. What I have found so far is a date of birth (1843) Occupation (Farmer) and age at the time of the census (37). I was also informed that he had a brother named William O'REAR. Would appreciate any help you can give.


veronica minor Sat Jul 10 19:44:16 2004
I am looking for info on the slaves name GONDER. looking at the census it seems as though Mark GONDER own the majority of the GONDER surname slaves. Is it any way I can research the names of the slaves. I have one name Annias GONDER possible slave or the son of a slave


Susan Lawson zumBrunnen Wed Jul 14 02:40:34 2004
Seraching for my GG Grandfather Thomas M. (Munford?) LAWSON born Hancock County, Ga. 1810-1811. I believe his father to be Thomas B. LAWSON. Thank you!!


Katherine Bray Tue Jul 20 10:54:30 2004
The grave of David ADAMS who served in the militia in Hancock County has been found in Jasper County, Georgia. Hopefully a patriot marker will be placed there within the next several months. Would like to contact anyone researching this family.

Williams Creek

Barbara Wed Jul 21 19:07:44 2004
Can someone tell me where 'Williams Creek' was located in Hancock County, Georgia back in 1820? Is there a map available online showing the location?


Roy Hunter Wed Aug 4 12:43:19 2004
I am researching HUNTER family.


Jan McGraw Wed Aug 4 21:03:52 2004
Does anyone have any information re William EMERSON b. prior to 1775 in Maryland and Sarah (HEARN) EMERSON, b.1778, Maryland? Their first son was born in Hancock Co. 1797. They left Hancock Co. for Jones Co. c 1808. Thanks, Jan


Gina Yabuku Fri Aug 13 07:07:29 2004
Hello, I am looking for information on my grandfathers family from Sparta. His name was Eunice HAWKINS and was born around 1917-1921? He married my grandmother who was Agnes BROWN from Sparta and went to live in Columbus, Ohio. My grandmother was a decendant of the Mary and Nelson BROWN family from Sparta. I have a little more information regarding my grandmother but none regarding my grandfather. I don't know if he had any siblings. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Diana White Fri Aug 13 14:22:09 2004
In checking the Handy Book for Genealogists, I find that Hancock County should have all of its probate and marriage records. I am interested in the probate record for Cecellius CAMP, died 1824, in Hancock County. Has any individual or group published information on this probate? Also, are the marriage records published? Are there any printed indexes?
I have seen the abstractions of probate notices taken from the newspaper, but I am interested in the actual documents.
Also, what has been your experience in getting records from the courthouse?


Carol Boles Mon Aug 16 17:36:38 2004
I need some help on Benjamin GILBERT Jr and his wife Emily (Millie) MACKENZIE. They had a daughter b 1795 in Hancock Co Ga. It is the MACKENZIEs I can't seem to go anywhere with.
Thank you for any help. Carol Boles


Charles L. Parker Fri Aug 20 15:04:11 2004
Steven PARKER born Hancock Co. Ga. 1780, Elizabeth (SMITH) PARKER born 1782 Hancock Co. Ga. Married Jan. 18th 1810.
If you have any info I'd appreciate it!


Carolyn Peak Smith Sun Aug 22 05:33:36 2004
On the indexed copy of the 1830 Census for Hancock Co. it says Thomas PEAK (my Great-great Grandfather's name). When I look at the actual census it looks like Osborn PEAK.
Can any one help me with this?
My Great-great grandfather was born 1808 in South Carolina and shows up in Stewart Co., Ga. in 1839 at a church meeting and purchased land in Stewart Co. in 1840.
I do not have his Mother and Father's names so I am trying to trace the family backwards. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. He married Rebecca RUDD in Jefferson Co, Fla. in 1833.
Carolyn Smith


Vicki Ledford Wed Aug 25 11:25:45 2004
I am looking for information on John (Pappy) BURGESS, born in Hancock co about 1789.

10th A & M School

George Hubert Wed Aug 25 13:50:37 2004
I would like any information you may have on the 10th A & M School which was in Sparta in the 1920's. My father attended this school.


Linda Riggs Mon Aug 30 14:32:59 2004
Seeking info on W. R. MINTON that married Mary E. DEAS 24 Sept. 1874 in Hancock County. I am trying to find out if the W. R. that married Mary E. is one of the sons of W. R. MINTON and Catherine. The DEAS has also been spelled DEIZ, the father Anthony (Antonio) was born in Spain.
Any info would be appreciated. Thank you


janet coleman Wed Sep 1 20:12:11 2004
Hello I am researching the history of Glen Mary Plantation outside of Sparta, Ga. The original owner was Theophilus J "Jack" SMITH, aka Captin Jack. I am looking for historic information about the garden in front of the house. Old photos, diaries, ledgers or any other written records would be welcomed.


Christina (Justice) Gillardo Sat Sep 18 15:28:48 2004
I am looking for any information on John JUSTICE and his wife Mary Ann (COWLE / CORDLE). She was his second wife. I am trying to find out where they are buried and any other records that are available. I also need to find out who his children were. If you can fill in some blanks, please e-mail me. Thanks.


Larry B. Lynn Tue Oct 12 08:42:31 2004
Looking for the location of the BURNLEY homesite. Israel BURNLEY (~1720-~1792) received land grant in Greene Cty which became Hancock. Believe site to be near Powelton, perhaps near family cemetery where Joel Smith BURNLEY (1836-1919) and his wife, Mary Will HENRY are buried. Also living there could have been Israel's son, Henry BURNLEY (1756-1835) and Henry's son, Stephen Garland BURNLEY (1797-1873).


Sherryl Clark Wed Oct 20 06:16:33 2004
I am looking for information on Agrippa ATKINSON, born around 1770 in Hancock Co., Ga. He was a Justice of the Peace as early as 1804. He married Patsey GRACE, daughter of Thomas and Sally GRACE.


Ross Smith Sat Oct 23 19:23:54 2004
Would anyone have a source that might make a referernce to an ECHOLS / ECKOLS family living in Hancock Co, Ga in the 1790's. I received an email from a researcher that said there was a Frederick ECKOLS living in Hancock Co Ga in the 1790's or early 1800's. The name was probably spelled ECHOLS.


brita pruitt Fri Nov 19 11:34:05 2004
I am searching for information concerning the property of Tully CHOICE Sr and Rebecca SIMS. I am African-American and my research shows that Tully CHOICE, the grandson of Tully CHOICE Sr., was the slave owner of my ancestors. He moved to Texas around 1856-1866 and in the process brought his slaves with him. He consequently settled in Smith County Texas.

My dilemma is I need to know the names of the slaves he had before they were emacipated. Currently I am trying to get copies of the tax rolls for Smith County around this time but another avenue I thought about trying is finding out the names of the slaves owned by his grandfather. They would be the parents of the children in Texas. This grandson, Tully CHOICE, father's name was Jessie CHOICE. I know that Jessie CHOICE's mother after his father died married a man name John McGILVERY. This man and some other son in laws of Tully CHOICE Sr. namely BUTTS, GaRY etc., owned or co-owned many of the same slaves.

So I need the names listed on the property of either Tully CHOICE Sr. of Georgia or Tully CHOICE the grandson of Smith County Texas. Anyone the can help me find out this information will be greatly appreciated.


Anita L. Chadwick Beno Sat Dec 4 17:37:33 2004
George COWAN and Mary (PORTER) COWAN are my 6th great grandparents. Captain George died circa 1816 in Hancock County. His daughter, Rachel, ( born in 1780 ) married Barnaby SHIVERS. They lived in the Sparta area. Any information on George COWAN will be greatly appreciated.
Anita Chadwick Beno


Ross Smith Sun Dec 5 18:58:11 2004
Would anyone have the names of any ECHOLS / ECKLES living in Hancock co Ga in the 1790's? Jane ECHOLS married Solomon RAY in 1796 in Wilkes Co Ga.
I am trying to find who her parents were. She was born about 1779 possibly in NC.
Thanks, Ross


Ross Smith Mon Dec 13 15:51:29 2004
There was a George RAY and wife Rachel who attended the Powelton Baptist Church in Hancock co Ga in 1791. Would anyone have any tax records or land records that would show a George RAY living in Hancock co Ga in 1791. My ancestor was George RAY who lived in Wilkes co Ga in 1790 and his land was were Wilkes Co and Oglethorpe Co and Greene Co Ga joined. He sold his property to two of his sons in 1790 and I am trying to find out if the George RAY in Hancock Co Ga was the same George RAY.
Thanks rossesmith@hotmail.com


Linda Martin Wed Dec 22 12:18:23 2004
Looking for Judge Franklin Lightfoot LITTLE of Sparta, Georgia area. Must have lived during the early 1800's on up. Anyone searching this name?

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