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Brooks County Wills, Annual Returns, Bills of Sale

Brooks County Brooks County was created in December of 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas Counties. The first court session was held in the home of Thomas Folsom in Quitman. Later in 1859, work began on a court house, however was not finished until 1864. One of the earliest settlers was John Groover, a descendant of Peter Gruber, Saltzburger to Georgia with Oglethorpe, who settler in Ebenezer, Georgia (Effingham County) and whose descendants went to Bulloch and Brooks Counties. Other early settlers were: Levin Arrington, Benjamin Bentley, William Colter, William Dinson, John Edmonson, William G. Hunter, Robert Peacock, Daniel McRae and Leary Stanley.

Wills and Estates available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records Digital Images of Last Wills and Testaments 1860 to 1871

Civil War

Answers from Old Records
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
The family history is told in old records at the court house. The places to search range from deeds to house and lands, tax digests (including default tax payers), land lotteries, marriages, licenses, maps, estates of every sort including the last wills and testaments, pension affidavits of civil war, and the first and second world wars, revolutionary war, lists of indigent persons, orphans, the poor house and on and on. Let no leaf go turned upward. Georgia Pioneers is helping the researcher by adding many county records online. Check it out!

Map of Brooks County

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