In January of 1736, the first group of immigrants arrived in the British Colony of Georgia to settle along the Altamaha River in a town christened New Inverness after their home in the Isle of Skye later called Darien. On 19 December 1793, the county of McIntosh was formally created from parts of Liberty, and was named in honor of one of the early immigrant families, the John Mohr MacIntosh, Chieftan. The early records were burned by General Sherman, and do not begin until ca 1848.
McIntosh County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
strong>Digital Images of McIntosh County McIntosh Wills 1848-1915 This is the oldest Will Book for McIntosh County. General Sherman destroyed all of the earlier records. Most of these wills were submitted for probate during the early 1870s.
Testators: Atkinson, George; Atkinson, Phebe; Clark, James M.; Clark, Julia H.;Coglan, Mollie; Cooke, William; Cordone, Frank; Daily, Georgia; Dunham, John; Faries, Ann Francis; Gignilliat, Robert; Handy, Jacob;Hawes, Dysander; Hilton, Thomas; Holmes, Lee; Hopkins, H.;Jackson, Hamilton;Johnson, William; Konetyko, William;Lassence, M.;McDonald, William; McIntosh, Lachlan; Miller, Rosanna; Morison, George S.;Morris, Richard L.; Patterson, Jane; Pease, T. P.; Pullen, Charlotte; Riley, William; Rostic, David;Ryals, Jabez D.;Ryals, Ruth; Sams, Lewis;Schenk, William; Sims, Lewis E. P.;Spalding, Queer; Spaulding, Thomas;Stewart, Andrew; Strain, Adam; Thomas, William Madison;Todd, Henry; Todd, Mary Ann; Tyson, Anna R.; Wallace, Martha D.;Wallace, William J.; Wilson, Samuel W.; Wilson, W. A.;Young, James M.Digital images of McIntosh County Estates 1887-1914This are the oldest Estate Records available for McIntosh County. General Sherman destroyed all of the earlier records. Testators: Bromley, Theodore C.;Brown, John;Burrel, John H.;Christopher, Johann; Clark, Julia;Clark, Mary;Davis, Irvin;Dean, James;Delegal, Hamilton; Dunham, John;Faries, Ann Francis;Fennell, C. E.;Gronovald, R. T.; Hawes, Lysander; Holmes, James;Holmes, Lee;Holmes, Susan; Hunter, James;Hopkins, H.;Jackson, Janne;Jossley, John D.; Long, George W.; Malcolm, John;McDonald, Elisha;Moye, C. B.; Muller, John;O'Brien, James; Parnell, Frank;Payne, W. H.; Pinkney, Emma;Poppell, E. R.; Ryals, Jabez D.;Reid, Cato; Sinclair, E. C., Mrs.; Singleton, Richmond;Thompson, M. B.; Thorpe, Josiah;Todd, Mary Ann;Townsend, Joseph E.;Walker, Joseph A.; Wilcox, John D.;Wing, D. B.; Wooten, F. M.;Wylly, SarahMiscellaneous
- Darien. Earliest Settlers.
- Darien Land Grants.
- Darien 1871 Coast Survey Chart.
- McIntosh County 1862 Tax Digest.
- Map of Sapelo Island.
- 1892 Darien City Directory.
McIntosh County Colonial Records
- McIntosh County Cemeteries.
- McIntosh County Cemetery Locator.
- 1738 Petition of Darien.
- Darien Town Plot.
- 1776 Map of McIntosh County .
- Fort King George near Darien.
- Saw Mills in Darien.
- 1735-1743 Residents of Darien.
- Bailiff Officers of Darien.
- Darien Town Constables.
- Darien Town Merchants.
- Overseers of Servants, Darien.
The Story of Harris Neck
By Jeannette Holland Austin
A lovely bird sanctuary exists on the old plantation of William Thomas Harris (Harris Neck, McIntosh County, Georgia). The site was first known as Dickensons Neck on the South Newport River. After Oglethorpe left Fort Frederica and the settlers lost their economy in that town, Harris acquired a land grant and removed his family to the new plantation. The father, William Harris came to Georgia with General Oglethorpe ca 1733/4 and was granted lots in Savannah and Ft. Frederica. A study of the colonial records indicate that he was dead in 1737, leaving a widow and small child. The widow (Anne) and her mother (Anna Coles) established a mercantile store in Frederica which was located on Broad Street very near to the fort. The widow remarried and people began moving away from the fort. When William Thomas Harris came of age, he took up the land grant on the South Newport River.
One of the most beautiful bird sanctuaries in the world. Harris genealogy is traced on Georgia Pioneers/a>
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