Many colonials who settled in Savannah also owned large rice plantations in Liberty County. Also, after General Oglethorpe removed the regiment to England in 1744, residents of Frederica began moving into Liberty. Liberty County, located in the southeastern portion of the state on the Georgia coast, was one of the seven Georgia counties created from the original colonial parishes on February 5, 1777. The Guale Indians inhabited that area from prehistoric times, and in the eighteenth century the tribe became a part of the Muskogee or Creek Confederation. The Spanish placed a mission on St. Catherines Island in the late sixteenth century among the Guale Indians. After General Oglethorpe left St. Simons Island, some of the settlers to Frederica removed into Liberty County, settling on large tracts of land grants. In 1752 after the Charter was surrendered, land was opened up to large parties and congregations for settlement. A group of Puritans from Dorchester, South Carolina (originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts) took up large land grants and developed communities such as Midway and Sunbury, a thriving Colonial port. In 1777, Liberty County was officially created.
Liberty County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
- Map of Liberty County.
- Midway Cemetery, a List of all burials.
Indexes to Probate Records
- Images of Liberty County 1870 Residents, Physical Descriptions of Persons
Digital Images of Wills 1779 to 1823, Book A
- Estate Index 1784-1791 (Digital Image).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames A (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames B (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames C (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames D (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames E (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames F (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames G (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames H (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames J(Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames K (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames L (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames M (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames N (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames O (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames P (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames Q (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames R (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames S (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames T (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames V (Digital Images).
- Estates 1784-1791, Surnames W (Digital Images).
- Index to Wills and Appraisements,Book A, 1789-1823.
- Index to Wills and Appraisements, Bk B, 1824-1850.
- Index to Liberty Wills and Appraisements, Bk C, 1863-1873.
- Index to Wills 1863-1942.
- Abstracts of Wills 1772-1887
Testators: Austin, Henry;Austin, Sarah Ann;Bacon, Martha;Bacon, Thomas; Baker, Artemas;Baker, Benjamin;Baker, Elijah;Baker, John Ichabod; Baker, Nathaniel;Baker, Susanna;Baker, Thomas, Jr.; Baker, William; Ball, Edward;Bennet, Elizabeth;Bell, William F.;Bennett, Hugh; Bennett, Rebecca;Bon, Richard;Brown, Francis;Brown, Mary;Burnby, Samuel;Burnley, Thomas;Butler, Shadrach;Cantey, James;Carter, Hepworth; Carter, James;Carter, Martha;Christopher, Spencer;Cochran, James; Cole, James A.;Cooper, Richard;Crews, Isham;Cubbedge, Ann;Cuthbert, Alexander;Cuthbert, Isaac;Douse, Gideon;Dunham, Margaret;Elliott, Daniel Robert;Feaster, Catharine;Fickling, Elizabeth;Fleming, William; Foster, John;Fraser, John E.;Fraser, Mary Ann;Fraser, Simon;Fraser, William;Girardeau, Ann;Girardeau, John Bohun;Girardeau, Rebecca; Girardeau, Sarah;Goulding, Thomas;Graham, James;Graham, William; Graves, John;Greene, Samuel T.;Harrell, Isaac;Hastings, Archibald; Hastings, Catherine;Hay, M.;Hext, John;Hinson, Clayborn;Jeffries, Nancy;Jones, Samuel;Jones, Susannah H.;King, Thomas;Ladson, Margaret; Lambert, John;Lambright, John;Lambright, Margaret;Lanchester, Thomas; Law, Mary E.;Lawson, John, Sr.;Lewis, Elijah;Lewis, Joseph;Lines, Samuel;Lockerman, Persiana;Lowe, John;Mallard, Lazarus;Mallard, Sarah; Mansell, Josiah;Martin, Alexander;Martin, Martin;Maxwell, Sarah; McCollough, Hugh;McCollough, James;McLair, Lewis;Munroe, Elizabeth; Myers, Daniel;Norman, Ann;Osgood, John;Osgood, Josiah;Peacock, John; Porter, A.;Powell, Elizabeth;Powell, James;Quarterman, Joseph;Quarterman, Rebecca;Quarterman, Richard;Quarterman, Thomas; Robarts, ThomasSallett, Robert;Salters, Samuel;Sapelo, Elias; Sandifer, William Case;Schmidt, Egideas Henry;Shave, Richard; Shepard, Edward;Shepard, Mary;Shepard, Thomas;Simpson, James; Singleton, Thomas;Smith, James;Spalding, John; Spears, John; Spencer, Rebecca;Spencer, Samuel;Stevens, Joseph;Stevens, Thomas; Stone, Elizabeth;Sumner, Edward;Walker, Charles;Walker, Joel; Way, Ann;Way, Susannah;Way, William;Webb, John;Wilkins, Hampden; Winn, Joseph;Winn, Sarah;Wood, John;Wood, Joseph;Woodward, William
Digital Images of Estates 1823 to 1829
Testators: Bacon, Thomas F.; Elden, James; Hughes, Elizabeth; Lambright, James; Ross, Fannie; Winn, Peter
Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1789 to 1823
Testators:Austin, Isaiah Bacon, Martha, Baker, Artemus, Baker, John, Baker, Nathaniel, Baker, Susanna, Baker, Thomas, Baker, William, Ball, Edward, Bennet, Rebecca, Bennett, Elizabeth, Bennett, Hugh, Box, Richard, Brown, Francis, Bunnley, Samuel, Cantey, James, Carter, James, Cole, James, Cooper, Richard , Crews, Isham, Cuthbert, Daniel, Dollar, John, Dowse, Gideon, Dunham, Margaret ,Fickling, Elizabeth, Foster, John, Girardeau, John, Graves, John, Hastings, Archibald, Hext, John, Jeffries, Nancy, King, Thomas, Lambert, John, Lanchaster, Thomas , Law, Mary, Lawson, John ,Lewis, Elijah , Limbough, John,Lines, Samuel, Lockerman, Persiana, Mallard, Elizabeth, Maxwell, Isaiah, Mill, John, Minson, Clayton, Myers, Daniel, Newman, Ann, Osgood, John, Osgood, Josiah, Planter, William, Porter, A., Powell, Elizabeth, Quarterman, Joseph, Quarterman, Rebecca , Quarterman, Thomas, Quarterman, William, Robart, John, Sallers, Samuel , Sallett, Robert , Schmidt, Henry, Shepard, Mary , Shepard, Thomas , Simpson, Jerome, Singleton, Thomas , Spears, John , Stevens, Joseph, Stevens, Thomas, Summer, Edward , Summer, Thomas , Van Youesck, Wendell , Walker, Charles , Walker, Joel , Way, Ann , Winn, Isaiah , Winn, Joseph ,Wood, John, Wood, Joseph ,Woodward, William
Digital Images of Unbound Wills and Estates 1824 to 1833. Note: This will book has no index and this is the first indexed record
Testators:Anderson, William, estate; Austin, Henry, estate; Austin, Joseph; Axson, Sam, et al ;Bacon, Francis F., estate ; Bacon, Joseph ; Bacon, Thomas F. ; Bacon, Thomas W.; Baker, Richard Jr. ; Baker, Thomas Jr., estate ; Baker, William, estate; Bennett, Matthew, estate; Bradford, Ann, estate ; Bradford, John ; Butler, Henry N.; Butler, Shem, orphans of ; Campbell, John ; Carter, Phebe; DeLoach, Hardy ; Dregnors, John M. ; Elders, James, estate ; Elliott, John, estate ; Footman, Richard ; Foster, William; Fraser, Donald; Goulding, Palmer, estate ; Gowen, John W. ; Hargroves, Joseph ; Holmes, James, estate; Hughes, Elizabeth ; Laing, Robert ; Law, Benjamin ; Law, Joseph ; Lewis, Drusilla; Lewis orphans et al ; Lewis, Samuel; Limbright, James; Mall, William T. ; Mallard, Amarintha, orphan et al ; Maxwell, James A., estate ; McConnell, Robert C. ; Mell, Benjamin, Sr. ; Mills, Mary Ann ; Mills, Mary Jane, estate; Norman, Joseph; Norman, William, estate ; Osgood, William; Ross, Francis, estate ; Screven, John Odinsells ; Smith, John W., estate ; Smith, William Jr. (bond), guardian of John Madison Smith, orphan of John W. Smith, deceased ; Stacy, James ; Stacy, James, et al ; Stewart, Daniel (General) ; Stewart, Sarah ; Stewart orphans ; Taliaferro, Lydia ; Tanner, William ; Walthour, Andrew, estate; Walthour, Elizabeth ; Ward, William ; Way, John ; Webb, Thomas J., estate ; Wilkins, Mary ; Wilson, Josiah ; Wilson guardians ; Wilson orphans ; Winn, Peter
Unbound Wills and Estates 1834 to 1856. Note: This will book has no index and this is the first indexed record
Testators: Andrews, Micajah, Ashmore, John, Austin, Mary, Bacon, Augustus O., Bacon, Thomas , Baker, Edmund, Baker, Elijah, Bacon, Jonathan, Broughton, John C., Butler, Henry, Currie, John, Hart, C. T., Hendley, Sarah , Hendry, Ann , Hendry, Robert , Hines, Lewis, Howard, Christian , Jones, Joseph , Jones, Mary , Jones, Samuel, Ladson, Mary Ann, Lanford, Joshua, Lanford, Susannah, Law, Joseph, Law, Sanuel S. , Lee, Elizabeth, Lines, Dorcas, Mallard, Elizabeth Quarterman, Martin, John, Martin, Lanetta , Maxwell, Audley, Maybank, Andrew, McGowen, Joseph, McDonald, Randle, orphan , McGowen, Sarah, Mell, Elizabeth , Mell, John S. , Mell, John S., estate, Miller, James B. , Miller, John, Moody, James Sr. , Morgan, Levender , Nelmes, Elizabeth, Osgood, Rebecca, Parker, Solomon, Powers, Anne , Quarterman, Elizabeth, Quarterman, John L. , Quarterman, Robert, Quarterman, Sarah, Russell, Mary, Screven, Charles O., Smith, William Jr., guardian of John Madison Smith, Stevens, Mary , Way, Moses W. , Wilkins, Paul Hamilton , Wilson, Josiah, estate , Winn, Ann , Woods, orphans
Miscellaneous Wills, deeds and estates (transcripts and digital images)
Edward Ball, John Goulding, Thomas King, General Washington Smith deeds to Henry Strum, White, William Smith deed to Brown, Dunwoody, William Smith deed to William Dyess Jr., Baxter Smith deed to Matthews.