Macon County was created in 1837 from Houston and Marian Counties. Early Settlers: Bryant Batton, Nathen Bryan, J. R. N. Berry, William Burnam, John R. Cook, T. H. B. Fleming, L. M. Felton, Burwell Green, Davis Gammage, S. J. Holston, William H. Hollingshead, John James, L. D. Law, J. F. Lofley, Wm Mitchell, Thomas Mott, William T. Taylor, John D. Wilkes, William W. Wiggins, John F. Williams, Robert Wright, C. H. Young.
Macon County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Macon County Digital Images of Wills (1839-1862)
- Index to Macon County Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1857-1858.
- Index to Macon County Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1858-1860.
- Macon County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
- Index to Macon County Wills, 1856-1909
Testators: Adams, Ezekiel; Algiers, Elizabeth; Allen, Egbert; Barfield, Jesse; Barrow, Wilie; Carsen, James; Childs, Benjamin; Cox, John; Ellis, William; Felton, John; Hambrick, Tarpley;Harvey, Eleanor; Higgins, Wiley; Hiley, John; Hill, Slaughter; Holston, Stephen; Lamar, John; Lowe, George; Massie, Needham; McKinney, Benjamin; McKenzie, John; McMillan, John; Meeks, Shadrack; Mitchell, John; Read, William; Shealy, Andrew; Slappey, Jacob;Smith, John Henry;Smith, John;Spurlin, John;Strickland, John;Warren, Dread;Warren, Jackson;White, William; Wiggins, Allen
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The first White Settler in Macon County
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Colonel John Barnard was the son of Sir John Barnard, an English Baronet, Lord Mayor of London. He was married in London and migrated to Georgia where he settled on a land grant located on Wilmington Island. His son, Timothy Barnard, married an Euchee Indian woman and was the first white settler to Macon County and established "Barnard's Settlement" on the Flint River. More information as to early settlers is available of members of Georgia Pioneers under " Settlers"
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