Brooks County Records

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 arliest 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.
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Index to Brooks County Wills, Book I, 1860-1899
Index to Brooks County Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1859-1863
Index to Brooks County Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, 1863-1865
Index to Brooks County Wills, Book I, 1860-1899
Index to Brooks County Annual Returns, Bills of Sale, Vouchers, Book D, 1869-1872
Brooks County Confederate Pensions of Soldiers and Widows

Brooks County Wills (Digital Images) 1860-1871







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