Hancock County, Georgia Wills and Estates

Hancock County Court HouseHancock County Court House. Hancock was created in 1793 from Greene and Washington Counties, Hancock County. The county borders Baldwin, Glascock, Greene, Putnam (Oconee River), Taliaferro, Washington and Warren (Ogeechee River), It was named after John Hancock, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sparta is the county seat. Early settlers were General H. Mitchell, Bolling Hall, Charles Abercrombie, General Adams, Henry Graybill, Joseph Bryan, William Rees, Jonathan Adams, John Montgomery, Jacob Dennis, Archibald Smith, T. Holt, Thomas Raines, James Bishop, Isham Rees, M. Martin, R. Clarke, R. Shipp, F. Tucker, L. Barnes, W. Wyley, William Saunders, James Thomas, Jesse Pope, Jonas Shivers, William Hardwick, L. Tatum, Robert Moreland and William Pentecost. Hancock County should always be researched with Greene.

The Hancock County Wills and Estates (inventories, annual returns, guardianships, vouchers, sales, etc.) were bound together in the same volumes for specific time periods. The records contain a great detal of probate information about the possessions of the deceased as well as how their estates were distributed to the heirs. Such details are of my interest to the genealogist assembling family puzzles. No index is included in any volume and I have never seen any published. Therefore, scanning these images helps the researcher find ancestors otherwise unknown and provide a great new resource to all genealogists.

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Hancock Wills 1804-1814 (abstracts)

Hancock County Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book G 1811 to 1815 (digital images)
Testators: Adams, Isaac, Andrews, Milly, Battle, Benjamin, Bonner, Richard, Bordon, Benjamin, Brown, Aaron, Bullock, William, Byrum, Henry, Cadenhead, Thomas, Chambers, John, Dunn, Drury, Echols, Frederick, Elliot, Isaac, Ellis, Isaac, Flournoy, Gipson, Frazer, John, Furguson, Henry, Hart, William, Harvey, Sarah, Harwell, Mason, Hedge, Jeremiah, Howard, Joseph, Hutchinson, William, Leneaves, Samuel, McLemore, James, Moore, Jonathan, Picket, Halbert, Robertson, Nathaniel, Rutland, Martha, Sasnett, Richard, Smith, Nehemiah, Tatum, Nathaniel, Tison, Job, Turk, Theodocius

Hancock County Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book H 1811 to 1815 (digital images)
Testators: Alford, James, Allen, Freeman, Allen, Harris, Andrews, Gray, Barnes, William, Breedlove, William, Buckner, Joel, Camp, Cloudsley, Chambers, Robert, Chandler, William, Danielly, James, Davis, Owen, Dent, William, Doughty, E., Duggar, Sampson, Evans, Stephen, Furguson, Henry, Gilbert, Thomas, Grant, Charles, Griffis, William, Grigg, Jesse, Hall, Hugh, Hall, Samuel, Capt., Hamilton, William, Harton, William, Humphrey, Willie, Jernigan, Needham, Johnston, Jacob, Langford, Euclid, Lewis, Gale, Lucas, James, Martin, Archibald, McCulluh, John, Medlock, George, Mershon, Enos, Morgan, Ellington, Peek, John, Read, Benjamin, Ross, Francis, Sallard, William, Ship, Frances, Ship, Richard, Simmons, Benjamin Sr., Smith, Nehemiah, Smith, William, Tait, Robert, Thweatt, James, Vickers, Thomas, Wallace, William, Webb, Francis, Welch, John

Hancock County Wills, Inventories, Returns, Guardianships, Sales, etc. Book I 1815 to 1818 (digital images)
Testators: Alford, Kinchen, Barnes, William, Bonner, Alexander, Boswell, Charity, Bynum, Byre, Daniell, James, Dennis, Daniel, Duke, Buckner, Easter, James, Evans, Stephen, Ezell, Jesse, Fort, Arthur, Foster, Philemon, Harrison, James, Harwell, Isham, Holsey, James, Johnson, John, Lassiter, Willis, Lewis, Sterling, Nolley, Richmond, Parham, Robert, Peek, John C., Sr., Peterson, John, Pike, Joseph, Pritchet, Philip, Rabun, John, Roe, Sarah, Ross, Francis, Sanders, Mark, Saunders, William, Simms, Robert, Stonum, Bryan, Thorp, Joseph, Thweatt, James, Tyres, Joshua, Wallace, John Sr., Waller, James,

Hancock County Wills and Estates (includes Annual Returns, Inventories, Guardianships, Vouchers, etc.), Book J, 1818 to 1824
Testators: Andrews, Warren , Bosworth, Roderick, Burch, John, Byrom, Henry, Chandler, William , Clayton, Easter , Duckworth, Jacob, Eubanks, Thomas , Fort, Matthew , Gindratt, Henry, Griggs, William Sr., Hamilton, John , Hamilton, William, Holsey, James , Johnson, Nehemiah D., Kelly, John , Lenoir, Lewis, Lewis, Sterling, Lundy, Henry , Mathis, Charles, McAllister, David, Medlock, George , Michael, John , Moon, Susannah, Murphy, William , Pritchett, Joseph , Rabun, Matthew , Rucker, Littleberry, Saunders, William , Skinner, Oliver , Tyus, John , Waller, Nathaniel, West, Ephraim , Wiley, Isaac H. , Williamson, Elizabeth, Wing, William E.

Digital Images of Hancock County Wills, Book L, 1820 to 1828
Testators: Barnes, Elizabeth;Bledsoe, Gilmore;Brown, William F.;Cannon, Eunice;Colquitt, Henry;Harris, Nelson;Kilgore, John;Lovett, Richard;Maddox, Samuel;Morrism Nathan;Pope, Jesse;Smith, Ezekiel;Stinson, Zadock;Traywich, Robert;Womack, Sherwood

Digital Images of Hancock County Will Book M, 1823 to 1828
Abercrombie, John;Alford, William Sr.;Appling, Otho;Askew, John; Berry, John;Brooking, Edward;Denson, John E.;Dent, Peter;Grammer Peter;Graybill, Henry;Griffis, Dempsey;Griggs, John;Harris, Absalom;Henderson, John;Huff, James;Lucas, Joshua;McClellan, William;Miller, Charles;Miller, William;Peek, Henry;Ray, William;Reese, James;Sanders, Nathan;Simmons, Sarah;Taylor, Hugh;Temple, Nancy;Wright, Abednego

Index to Hancock County Wills 1862 to 1881

Miscellaneous Wills (digital images)
Butler, Edmond LWT (1801)
Danielly, Arthur, deed (digital image)
Danielly, John, deed (digital image)
Harris, Absalom, LWT (1818), transcription
Holland, Benjamin, deed (digital image)
Rudisell, Henry, LWT (1807), transcription
Rudisell, John, LWT (1850), transcription
Rudisell, John, LWT (1804), transcription
Hancock County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Origins of Early Settlers


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