Camden County Records
Pictured are scenes from St. Mary's Georgia (Orange Hall, last).
The first known residents were the Mocoma Indians, a predecessor to the Creek confederacy which controlled this land until 1763. On San Pedro Island the Spanish built two missions and had a presidio, at least for a while. By 1690 the Spanish mission was gone but this county was dangerously close to St. Augustine Florida and the site of the Spanish fort which ruled the country until 1745 when General Oglethorpe of Georgia won the land war against Spain. Throughout the colonial period, the Spanish converted local Indians to Catholism (called "Spanish-Indians" and used them for raids against the Georgia colony. Two parishes were created during Colonial days, the Parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary in 1765, from the Creek Land Cession of 1763. This country played a vivid history during the American Revolution, with Loyalists escaping into Florida via the St. Mary's River. After the Revolutionary War, it was one of te the "Original Counties" which were created in the 1777 and was named for Charles Pratt, the Earl of Camden, who was a strong supporter of American Independence. During the 19th century some of the Loyalist traitors returned to Georgia to reside in Camden County. Reseaching the census records for Camden County reveals persons born in Florida and Georgia. Researchers should consider bordering Florida counties as a source of Will Book B was burned.
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Camden County Wills
- Camden County Marriages 1818-1890
- Camden County Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886
- Camden County Wills 1795-1829 (abstracts)
- Camden County Will Book A 1795-1829 (Digital Images)
- Digital Images of Camden County Will Bk A 1795-1829
Testators: Aken, James;Argerette, John;Arnold, John;Atkinson, Nathan;Bailey, John Jr.;Bailey, John Sr.;Berniss, Eleazer;Bixby, James;Bryant, Langley; Bulkley, Ichabod;Bullin, Bela;Bunkley, Britain;Campbell, Jane, Mrs. alias Jane Taylor;Christopher, Hester;Cole, Ann, Mrs., widow or Richard;Collier, Thomas;Courter, Harmon;Crews, Micajah;Crozier, Samuel; Dallas, William;Davis, Ephraim;Delany, Daniel S.;Deloney, Martha; Desclaux, Joseph;Dilworth, Aramenta;Dilworth, James C.;Eaton, John; Elliott, Alexander;Ester, Richard;Evans, Evan;Gamble, John;Gascognie, Richard;Gorman, William;Gorman, William Jr.;Graham, Alexander; Graham, Ann;Gunby, Levin;Hagin, John;Hay, John;Hebbard, Elihu; Hodge, Joseph T.;Hollingsworth, Timothy;Howell, Catharine; Hubbard, William;Johnston, William;Judson, Joseph;Keegan, Allen; King, Thomas;Kitchell, John or Joseph;Kuhn, C. F.;Keegan, Allen; Lafurgue, John;Lathrop, Asa;Lefevre, Marie Louisa;Madison, John R.; Mafford, Thomas;Madison, John Ripley;McClure, William;McFarlane, Sarah; McGregger, James;Mecklin, Sarah;Miller, Catharine;Miller, Phineas; Morrison, George;Mussault, Frances;Niblack, William;Nightingale, John Clark;Norris, Thomas;Norris, Thomas;Nunes, Daniel;Ogden, Alexander; Parker, John;Pelletier, Basile;Proctor, Richard;Ragland, Irby; Rains, Cornelius;Ready, William;Richards, Genevieve B.;Richardson, Thomas;Rogers, Lebbiers or Lebues;Ross, John Dr.;Rowe, John; Rudolph, Robert;Shaw, James;Shearman, Elizabeth;Sherman, Edward; Skipwith, Peyton;Smith, James;Spalding, Johnson;Stafford, Robert; Stafford, Thomas;Starling, Francis;Staunton, William;Thomas, Allen; Thomas, Joseph;Vincent, James;Ward, Bryan;Williams, Jane;Williams, William H.;Williams, Wilson;Wood, John;Woodland, James;Wright, Henry; Wright, James Nickels;Wright, Thomas;
- Camden Will Book B burned.
- Digital Images of Camden CountyWill Bk C 1885-1900
Testators: Ammons, William;Anderson, Ben;Arnow, Joseph S.;Baker, Jeff;Barnard, Fannie E.;Baxley, James W.;Beaty, Richard;Benson, George W.; Berrie, Catharine A.;Brazick, James;Brown, Philip;Buncke, Gustar; Bunkley, William R.;Caldwell, W. J.;Carnegie, Lucie C., Mrs.; Carnegie, Thomas M.;Clarke, William H.;Clinch, D. L.;Clubbs, Sarah F.; Cohen, Mary A.;Crichton, Ann;Curtis, Alexander;Davis, J. S. N.; Dunham, Andrew J.;Floyd, John W.;Floyd, Marie;Fordham, Silas; Grubert, Jane U.;Harrington, J. B., Mrs.;Hawkins, Thomas D.; Hayes, Calvin;Helveston, McGillis;Hopkins, William F.; Jaflores, Virginia, Mrs.;King, Dolly;King, R. N.;Lang, Caroline; Lang, Cornelia T.;Lang, George;Lang, Isaac;Lang, Isaac Sr.; Lang, Nancy;Lang, W. C.;Long, Alexander;Long, Daniel J.; Long, Julia M.;McCorman, Charlotte;Mitchell, Augustus; Morrison, Charlotte E.;Morrison, George;Pacetty, Julia A.; Peeples, A. M.;Proctor, William;Rains, Joseph C.;Rightman, Anita M.; Ring, Mary;Ripley, Francis L.;Rose, D. F. Sr.;Scott, Alexander C. Sr.; Simmons, John W.;Stafford, Robert;Thomas, Benjamin;Tompkins, John; Trolock, Isabella C.;Walton, Grace;Wilkinson, Elsie;Wilkinson, Eley; Williams, John M.;Wingate, Thomas
Indexes to Probate Records
- Camden County World War I Service Records 1917-1919 (Army, Navy, Marines (Digital Images)
- Camden County Index to Estates 1811 to 1828
- Camden County Index to Annual Returns 1829 to 1848
- Camden County Index to Will Book 1795 to 1829
- Camden County Index to Will Book 1868 to 1916
- Camden County Index to Will Bk C 1885-1900
- 1892 St. Marys, Georgia City Directory (Digital Images)
- Origins of Early Settlers of Camden County