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The first White Settler to Macon County, Georgia

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.


Map of Macon County


Macon County land

Macon County Court House

Macon County Genealogy Resources, Wills, Estates

Macon County

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
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1857-1858.
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1858-1860.
  • Wills 1839 to 1862
Marriages
  • Macon County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
Images of Macon County Wills (1839 to 1862)

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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