The Creek Agency Reserve
Benjamin Hawkins came into this area in 1803 and developed a compound on the Flint River.
The compound included a shop and plantation, which became known as the Creek Agency Reserve. The site was located near Macon and doubtless served as one of the forts along the frontier during the Creek War of 1812 to 1813. Although Hawkins was well liked by the local Creeks, he believed that he could persuade the natives to embrace an European-American way of life. He settled disputes and resolved many issues concerning white settlements in Creek territory. When he died at the Reserve in 1816. he was replaced by David B. Mitchell.
Three Gordon Brothers
Three Gordon brothers settled in Crawford County and purchased large tracts of land adjoining one another. James Gordon built a brick home above a spring which was later owned by his grandson. Thomas Gordon located across the creek just above the spring where the Indians had a council cabin (a double log house) on the present Lafayette Pike. This must be Beaverdam Creek near the site of the old Creek Agency. It is also the site where the young men of the section came together during the Civil War and organized a company of 110 men with Clark Gordon as captain. At the close of the war Clark Gordon was promoted to the rank of Colonel. The brothers had a worthy father, Thomas Gordon, who served during the Revolutionary War as a private in the 6th Virginia Regiment.
Crawford County Wills and Estates
Crawford County was formed in 1822 from Houston County and and out of the Creek Indian lands. Later part of Macon and Talbot counties were added. Crawford County was named for William H. Crawford, who was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury when the county was created. Knoxville, Georgia is no longer a municipality, however there are several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Old Crawford County Courthouse established in 1831 and the old Crawford County Jail established in 1882.
Crawford County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Indexes to Probate Records
Images of Crawford County Wills (1835 to 1852)
- Will Book A (1835 to 1857)
- Will Book B (1852 to 1894)
- Bonds, Book 2 (1874 to 1898)
- Inventories and Appraisements (1836 to 1837)
Testators: Ammons, Stephen ; Ansley, Marlin ; Armstrong, William ; Barnes, Littleton ; Beasley, David ; Bradford, Nathaniel ; Bray, John ; Brown, David Causey, Lemon M. LWT (1859); Causey, Lemon M. LWT (1849); ; Cleveland, William ; Collier, Benjamin ; Commander, Samuel ; Culpepper, Daniel ; Davis, John ; Dennis, Isaac, Sr. ; Dennis, Samuel ; Drew, Jesse ; Fudge, Elizabeth ; Fudge, Jacob ; Futrill, Abraham ; Griffin, Daniel ; Griffin, Rebecca ; Hail, James ; Hall, Robert ; Hammock, Mary ; Hannon, Henry ; Harris, James ; Hicks, Robert ; Hobs, Daniel ; Holloman, Zachariah ; Hunter, Nathaniel ; Janus, John ; Johnson, William ; Jordan, John ; King, John ; May, James ; Mobly, Lewis ; Moran, Jesse ; Morris, Benjamin ; Patterson, William ; Preston, David ; Reese, Reuben ; Rowel, William ; Rushing, Peter ; Sawyer, Lewis ; Simmons, Catharine ; Smith, Anthony ; Stone, Erastus ; Terrell, David ; Walker, Margaret ; Watkins, Wright ; White, Sharrard ; Williams, John ; Wright, James Wright, Robert
Images of Crawford County Inventories, Vouchers, Guardianships, Estates 1833 to 1834
Bateman, Bryan | Blake, Nancy | Bulloch, Richard | Cook, John | Estes, Allen | Garrison, David | Glover, John | Hammack, William | Hicks, Amos | Hicks, Daniel | Hill, Robert | Jones, Cornelius | Lessel, John | Marshall, Chesley | Mills, Jesse | Mobley, Sampson | Northern, William | Powell, Richmond | Prosser, Jesse | Richardson, John | Rick, John | Smith orphans | Sullivan, Hosea | Tarver, Henry | Underwood, William | Williams, James
Memoirs of Georgia (pubished 1895
- Causey, Lemon M. LWT (1859)
- Causey, Lemon M. LWT (1849)
- Wadsworth, Melcher (deed)
- Settlers in Crawford County (1895)
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