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The Trail of Georgians into Alabama
Researchers of Heard, Carroll, Coweta and Troup Counties in Georgia need to consider the trail of emigrants which led from North Carolina and North Georgia into Alabama and Mississippi. Unfortunately, the records burned in Heard and genealogists have very little to work with. That is why the research should include its surrounding counties. Generally, speaking, as families traveled together, a popular trail from Georgia led into Chambers and Limestone Counties, Alabama. Before the 1840 Alabama Census, much of the State was a territory.
Heard County Wills, Estates, Marriages
Genealogists should search in Heard, Haralson, Meriwether and Troup Counties, Georgia as families moved westward, afterwards leaving Georgia and going into Chambers County, Alabama (and adjoining counties) and Mississippi. Heard County was created in 1830 from the counties of Carroll, Coweta, and Troup. The court house burned in 1893, destroying all of the records.
Heard County Probate Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Marriages 1886 to 1906
Images of Wills (1894-1900)
- Wills (1894-1930) Book I.
- Inventories and Appraisements (1894-1920)
Testators: Ashley, Martha; Adams, Kinion; Awtry, Marshall; Brittain, J. H.; Carnes, Sarah; Cline, L. D.; Copeland, Minnie; Daniel, J. H.; Daniel, John; Edwards, Mordecai; Faver, Sanders; Foster, Elizabeth; Glenn, George; Hightower, John; Jackson, Josiah; Johnson, Ruth; Miller, John; Person, Mike; Pulliam, Joseph; Purgason, John; Ridley, Alis; Simms, William; Tompkins, Nicholas; Whitaker, J. J.; Wood, P. H.
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