Murray County was created from Cherokee County on Dec. 3, 1832 by an Act of the General Assembly. Before that it was occupied by the Cherokee Nation of North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina and Chief Vann farmed in this county.
Murray County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Murray County Wills 1840-1872Testators: Adair, Edward ; Anderson, James ;Bailey, William ;Bates, Andrew J. ;Bates, John ;Bates, Julius ;Black, George ;Drummond, Daniel ;Ducket, Martha; Dwight, Samuel ;Fitzpatrick, Jackson ;Gaither, Elizabeth; Gray, Robert ;Hall, Drury ;Harrison, Nathan ;Hawkins, John;Hill, Richard; Humphries, David; Humphreys, Joab ;Jackson, Littlebury ;Johnson, Jason ;Jurkin, Samuel;Killingsworth. Francis; King, Elias ;McClain, William ;McCurdy, Stephen ;McEntire, John ;McGhee, James ;Murray, Samuel ;Neal, Adam ;Neal, Robert ;Parr, Charles ;Patterson, Robert C.; Pickett, James; Ray, William ;Ray, William J. ;Royston, Lewis ;Shelton, Elizabeth ;Sloan, Robert; Stevenson, John ;Stewart, Susan ;Stown, Luke ;Terry, Duncan; Terry, Lewis; Thompson, Benjamin ;Vining, Albert ;Wilkinson, John ;Wilson, Martha J.Abstracts of Murray County Wills
Indexes to Probate Records
- Murray County Wills 1840-1872.
- Murray County Wills 1872-1922 (abstracts).
- Index to Murray County Will Book 1, 1840-1872.
- Index to Murray County Will Book 2, 1872-1922.
- Index to Murray County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1835-1853.
- Index to Murray County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1853-60.
- Index to Murray County Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers 1859-67.
- 1882 Map of Murray County.
- Map of Spring Place, seat of the US Indian Mission (Cherokee Nation).
- Map of Murray County District 8.
- Index to Murray County Marriages 1834-1849
- Murray County Rangers of 1838.
- List of Murray County Superior Court Judges and Clerks
- List of Murray County Sheriffs
- List of Murray County Tax Collectors and Receivers
The "Trail of Tears" and Fort Hoskins
By Jeannette Holland Austin
During 1838 the remnants of the Cherokee Nation were rounded up by Federal Forces and the Georgia Militia and put into military stocks for the eventual removal to reservations in Indian Territory. On May 30th, seventy-nine Cherokee Indians were captured and guarded at Fort Hoskins under the command of Captain Thomas S. Jones. On June 9th 1838 it was reported that 122 captives had been sent directly to Ross Landing. In all, about 7000 U.S. Soldiers and Georgia Militia forced some 15,000 Cherokee Indians into stockades and held them for removal. It is believed that many Cherokees probably died in the stockades.
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