Lincoln and Wilkes Counties go together as places to search for ancestors. The boundaries of old Wilkes County should be examined to determine if any of that land fell into Lincoln County, paying attention to the creeks mentioned in the deeds of both counties. Lincoln County was created from Wilkes County on February 20, 1796 by an Act of the General Assembly and was named for General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) of Revolutionary War fame. Lincoln was in charge of the Continental Army's Southern Department and later became President George Washington's first Secretary of War.
Maps were scanned in such a manner as to provide details for locating creeks, branches, rivers, lakes, churches, schools and cemeteries. This will enable you to better locate the old homeplace using the description from old non-specific deeds. Also, a convenience in locating both private and public cemeteries in the area. Lincoln and Wilkes County records should be searched together.
Lincoln County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Lincoln County Wills 1796 to 1800
- Wills 1796-1807.
- Wills 1800-1806.
- Wills 1807-1832.
Testators: Ayers, William; Bussey, Hezekiah; Cameron, Alexander; Clark, Elijah; Edger, Hugh; Glaze, Thomas; Graves, James; Gron, Jared; Hammock, Samuel ;Harris, James ;Hester, James ;Hunter, Job ;Jeter, Oliver ;Johnston, Alexander; Jones, William ;Leverett, Robert; Loftin, Daniel;Matthews, Moses ;McCord, John ;McKinney, Travis ;Owens, Thomas ;Ratliff, Robert; Spinks, John ;Spires, Zachariah ;Steel, John ;Stovall, John ;Sudduth, John ;Walker, John ;Wallace, William ;Ware, Henry ;Warren, Lott ;Webb, Leonard ;West, Andrew ;West, HenryDigital Images of Lincoln County Wills 1800 to 1832
Testators: Ansley, William; Ashley, Stephen; Aycock, Richard; Ayner (or Aynes), William; Bennett, Jacob; Bentley, Balsam; Bohannon, Duncan; Bostie, Wade; Branch, Thomas; Bussey, Thoma;s Clark, Elijah; Clarke, Edward; Covington, William; Curry, Thomas; Dooly, John Mitchell; Dowsing, William Sr. ; Evans, William ;Flourance, Jenny; Flourance, John; Frazer, Samuel; Gartrell, Francis ;Gillum, Peter ;Grey, James; Grinage, Joshua; Groce, Sheppard; Hardy, Jesse Sr.; Hardy, Sarah; Harrington, Drury; Haws, Bennett; Haws, Spencer; Haws, Isaac ;Hemphill, Thomas ;Hughes, Fielding; Huguley, George; Jones, Henry; Jones, William ;Landers, Elizabeth ;Langston, Sarah; Loftin, Elijah; Lyon, Edmund ;Lyon, Thomas ;McKinney, Travers;Moncrief, Austin; Moseley, William ;Moss, Charity; Nolan, William Sr. ;Owens, Thomas ;Paradose, William; Phipps, Joseph; Price, John; Reynolds, William; Roberts, Arthur ;Russell, Clarion; Russell, James; Samuel, Edmund; Scale, Robert; Sharp, John; Sims, Leonard; Spinks, John; Spires, Martha; Spires, William Q. ;Statham, William ;Stewart, Sarah; Stinson, Alexander; Stokes, Lucretia ;Stokes, Richard Henry ;Stokes, William Sr.; Stovall, Lewis; Suddith, Elijah ;Trammell, Thomas Sr.; Turman, John ;Walker, Lankford ;Wallace, Thomas; Walton, John H. ;Walton, Newell Sr.; West, Andrew ;Willson, Sarah ;Withers, Samuel ;Wright, John ;Wright, Susan ;Wright, William; Zellars, Jacob; Zellner, George ;Zellner, George Sr.Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Will Book B, 1796-1808.
- Index to Annual Returns, Vouchers, Sales, 1827-1847
- Index to Will Book E, 1833-1877.
- Images of warrants 1796 to 1847
- Marriages 1806 to 1850.
- Map of Lincoln County
- Elliott, Thomas (will)