Newton County Records
Newton County records should be researched along with Rockdale County, Georgia in order to identify various family relationships contained in the lineage. In 1813 Creeks still resided in this area when Governor Thorpe negotiated a treaty and the last of the Creek residents were removed from Georgia in 1833 on the
Trail of Tears
. Newton County was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 24, 1821. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Sergeant John Newton and was formed from parts of Henry, Jasper, and Walton Counties. The first white settlers located in Eastern Newton County in a town then-named Winton. Settlers went further west to establish Newtonsboro. The name was later changed to Covington after General Leonard Covington, a hero in the war of 1812. In 1853 Covington was incorporated as a City. The Creek Indians roamed the land until 1813 when Governor Thorp negotiated a treaty in which the Creeks gave up their claim to the land A decade later the last of the Creek Indians were banished to Oklahoma over the "Trail of Tears." The first white settlers located in Eastern Newton County in a town then-named Winton. "The Brick Store" was built in 1822 and still stands today. Lack of adequate water caused the settlers to move further west and establish Newtonsboro. The name was later changed to Covington after General Leonard Covington, a hero in the war of 1812. In 1853 Covington was incorporated as a City. General Sherman took many treasures from Southerners and Georgians. His army marched a path of death, fire and destruction from Atlanta to Savannah. Covington residents hid their valuables in the lovely gardens of their antebellum homes. Further Research is indicated in adjoining Rockdale and DeKalb Counties.
Newton County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
- Index 1822 to 1835
- Index 1835 to 1843
- Index 1843 to 1848
- Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
Indexes to Probate Records
- Images of Will Book A 1820-1851.
Bailey, Azariah;Baker, Jordan;Bennett, Alexander;Berry, W. P.; Branan, Jonathan;Brooks, George;Brown, Martha;Buchanon, Elizabeth G.; Buchanon, Margaret;Burge, Weler;Burges, John;Burks, William;Childress, Thomas;Christian, Reuben;Churchill, Samuel;Cockrell, Thomas;Coleman, Elizabeth;Cook, Judith;Cureton, Thomas T.;Dean, John;Doss, Elizabeth; Duke, John;Duncan, John A.;Edmond, William;Fielder, Sarah A.;Fincher, John;Fretwell, Richard;Garner, Thomas W.;Gary, Hartwell;Gober, William S.;Graves, Solomon;Hail, Thomas Sr.;Hamilton, John;Hamilton, Rebecca; Hammock, Nancy;Hanson, Elizabeth;Hanson, Thomas;Harmon, Jacob; Harper, Henry A.;Harris, David;Heath, William;Hodge, James;Hodges, James;Hollingsworth, Joseph;Johnson, Henrietta;Johnson, Martha; Johnson, Nathan;Jones, Elijah;Jones, Joel;Jones, John;Kennon, Colin; Keys, Charles;Lane, George W.;Lane, Joseph;Lane, William;Laws, Joseph; Lawson, Micajah;Leak, George W.;Livington, Joseph;Lowe, Robert; Mappin, Martha;Mathews, Robert;Matthews, Jeremiah;McDonald, James; Middlebrooks, John;Moss, John;Nolan, William;Patrick, William;Payne, Lottey;Perry, Josiah;Phillips, James;Rees, Jane;Rosebury, James; Rosebury, Martha;Sanders, Charles H.;Scott, Daniel;Segall, Richard; Shell, Elizabeth;Shepherd, Ann;Ship, John;Sigles?, John;Snider, John T.;Stanton, Batt Short;Steele, Robert A.;Stewart, Samuel;Stovall, David;Summers, A.;Taylor, Josiah H.;Trimble, Moses;Tucker, Hezekiah; Wallace, William;Wallis, Thomas;Wallis, William;Webb, James;Wellborn, David;Willingham, Charles H.;Wilson, Henry;Wilsher, John;Wood, William; Worrill, Solomon;Wright, Susannah;Wyatt, Thomas B.;Zachry, James
- Images of Will Book A, 1810-1851, continued
Bailey, Azariah | Baker, Jordan | Bass, Elizabeth | Bennett, Alexander | Berry, William | Branan, Jonanthan | Brooks, George | Brown, Martha | Buchannon, Margaret | Chappin, Martha | Childress, Thomas | Christian, Reuben | Churchwell, Samuel | Coleman, Elizabeth | Cook, Judith | Cowen, John | Duke, John | Duncan, John |Fincher, John | Fretwell, Richard | Garner, Thomas | Hamilton, Rebecca | Hammock, Nancy | Hanson, Elizabeth | Harmon, Joel | Harper, Henry | Heath, William | Hoague, James | Hollingsworth, Joseph | Johnston, Martha |Johnson, Henrietta | Johnson, Nathan | Jones, Joel | Jones, John |Keyes, Charles | Lane, George | Lane, Robert | Lane, William | Livingston, Joseph | McDonald, James | Mathers, Robert | Nolen, William | Patrick, William | Payne, Lettey | Perry, Josiah | Rees, Jane | Roseberry, Martha | Roseburg, James | Sanders, C. H. | Sawyers, John | Scott, Daniel | Segall, Richard | Segler, John |Shell, Elizabeth | Ship, John |Steele, Robert | Stephens, Ann |Stewart, Samuel | Summers, Alan | Tucker, Hezekiel | Wallace, William | Wallis, William | Willis, Thomas | Worrill, Solomon | Worrill, William | Wright, Susannah |
- Images of Will Book B 1851-1870.
Testators: Adams, John J. and James M.;Aiken, John W.;Almand, Graves B.; Ansley, Thomas;Atkisson, Jesse N.;Avery, Samuel;Bagby, Thomas J.; Bailey, Claiborn N.;Baker, John J. Belcher, Archibald;Berry, Andrew J.; Berry, Charles M.;Blake, William;Brooks, Augustus G.;Brown, WIlliam;Brownfield, Robert;Bryan, Jasper;Burge, Margaret L.; Burge, Thomas;Bush, Abraham;Bush, Harvey;Butler, Rhesa G.; Camp, S. G.;Campbell, William H.;Cheek, Thomas S.;Christian, James D.; Christian, Reubin W.;Colley, Joel;Colley, Mary;Conyers, William D.; Cook, Eliza Jane;Cunningham, George;Curtis, Thomas J.;Davis, William; Davis, William M.;Downs, Henry;Downs, Shelby;Edwards, Bennett; Ellington, Joel;Elliott, Thomas;Epps, James;Fielder, Obadiah M.; Flemister, C. A. J.;Floyd, David;Gaither, Brice T.;Gardner, Nancy; Gilbert, Instant H.;Glass, Penelope;Glass, Sanford W.;Goode, Nicholas; Granade, Timothy;Graves, Iverson L.;Graves, John W.;Graves, William; Griffin, Thomas N.;Hardin, Mary W.;Haygood, John;Hays, George; Henderson, Elizabeth;Henderson, Isaac;Hodge, Andrew;Hodge, David; Hodge, Wiley B.;Hopkins, Edith;Howell, Susannah;Humphries, Sterling; Hurst, John;Hurst, William R.;Huson, Stephen;Hyer, Thomas;Johnson, James D.;Johnson, Samuel;Johnson, Silas M.;Johnston, Hugh;Kennon, Elizabeth;Knight, James M.;Laws, Robert;Lee, Nathan;Leftwich, Joel W.; Lewis, A. R.;Lin, Charles M.;Lucas, Charles;Luckie, Jane;Luckie, William D.;Lundsford, Henry;Lyon, Thomas A.;Mann, William H.;Marbut, Joshua;Marks, Robert;Marks, Samuel;Mann, Robert;McClung, William R.; McDonald, Neal;Melton, Esther A.;Melton, Isaac;Mercer, Levi; Middlebrook, Isaac S.;Moore, Micajah;More, William;Morgan, Bennett; Moseley, Joseph C.;Neely, Thomas;Nix, Samuel Sr.;Nolen, Stephen; Parker, Isaac N.;Penn, James B.Pharr, Permelia A.;Plunket, Charles W.; Polk, Charles;Rakestraw, Robert;Rawson, Dorothy N.;Read, James;Richardson, Samuel;Richards, William B.;Roberts, Bartholomew; Robinson, W. C.;Sanders, Sarah Ann;Shumate, Rebecca;Sigman, Benjamin F.;Sigman, Elvira;Simms, Richard L.;Sims, William;Smith, John; Smith, Margaret;Smith, W. F. C.;Starr, Samuel;Starr, Silas; Starr, S. H. S.;Stewart, John R.;Strong, Charles;Tailor, Henry; Thomas,Edward Storza Sr.;Thomas, Mary;Thompson, John P.;Thompson, John; Thompson, Samuel H.;Tucker, William H.;Turner, Green;Turner, Richard; Usher, Robert O.;Walker, Mary O.;Wear, John;Webb, James;Whedbee, Eliza A.;White, Robert;Whitehead, Samuel;Wigley, James;Williams, Richard; Williams, Richard E.;Williamson, John N.;Wilson, Caroline L. D.;Woolley, Hansford D.;Wright, William;Zachry, Zadock S.
- Images of Newton County Will Book C 1871-1896.
Testators: Adams, William;Aken, John;Aiken, John;Aiken, Margaret;Anderson, Joseph S.;Anderson, Newton;Anderson, William F.;Ansley, Thomas;Austin, J. A.; Avery, Samuel;Baker, James;Baker, Jesse L.;Baker, Thomas I.;Barber, Josiah;Bates, Horace J.;Beebe, Eliza Hannah;Benson, W. A.;Berry, Isham; Bird, Margaret;Blanton, A. J.;Branham, Walter R.;Brooks, Balaam;Brown, Stephen A.;Buckhannon, Elizabeth;Burns, John G.;Camp, Martha; Chaplin, Elizabeth A.;Chapman, Elmore;Clark, William White;Conyers, Rebecca;Cook, David C.; Cook, James T.;Cook, William;Corley, James; Cowan, Alexander;Cowan, William; Cox, Cary;Cureton, Alfred M.; David, Eudocia;Davis, William G.;Dial, John;Downs, Henry;Floyd, John J.; Floyd, Mary;Franklin, John;Fulton, Francis;Gardner, Elizabeth;Garther, Henry;Gibson, William N.;Graves, Henry;Graves, Sarah;Gray, Sarah C.; Graves, Amanda;Griffin, John;Guice, Mary Ann;Hale, John;Hamby, Mary A.; Harp, Elizabeth;Harper, Henry;Harris, John;Harris, W. E.;Harvey, Hester;Harwell, Jackson;Hayes, John;Henderson, Ruth;Henderson, ictoria; Hewell, Martha;Hewell, Susannah;Hicks, Tinsey;Hill, Martha A.;Hodge, James;Hodgins, Alley;Hollis, Bartley M.;Horton, Martha Jane;Hough, Sylvester A.;Howard, Robert;Hunter, Nicholas P.;Hurst, John;Jackson, John;Jarmon, Lewis;Jones, John;Jones, M. A.;Kelly, R. S.;Kennon, Sarah J.;King, James;King, Samuel A.;Langley, William M.;Lazenby, William; Leak, Elizabeth;Lee, William;Livingston, Leonidas;Livingston, Robert B.;Lowery, William W. J.;Loyd, Green B.;Loyd, Washington;Luckie, Jane; McCracken, W. D.;McKee, Samuel;Melton, Alfred;Melton, Amanda;Mercer, Levi;Mercer, Nancy A.;Middlebrook, P.;Mims, Elizabeth;Mixon, Elijah; Mixon, S. B. (Mrs.);Moore, Micajah;Morgan, Henrietta;Morgan, Thomas; Morley, William;Nichols, Mary;Nolen, S.;Parker, D. M.;Parks, William J.;Parmer, D. P.;Penn, James;Perry, Henry B.;Polson, Mark;Powers, William;Reynolds, Amos P.;Reynolds, Permelius;Richards, Henry P.; Rivers, Carrie;Robinson, James H.;Scott, S. A., Mrs.;Scott, William W.; Shepherd, Thomas;Sigman, F. M.;Simms, Andrew Benjamin;Simms, J. P.; Skinner, John;Smith, A. J.;Smith, Hilliard J.;Smith, Jane M.;Sockwell, John;Stafford, J. H.;Stanton, Henry;Starr, Silas;Stewart, James;Stewart, J. S.;Thompson, A. J.;Thompson, Nathan;Thompson, Nancy; Thompson, Samuel;Thrasher, David;Travis, A. C. W.;Underwood, Robert B.; Usher, Frances A.;Vining, E. H.;Waldrop, Milton; Wallace, Z. P.; Watford, Henry;Weaver, Isham;Webb, Ann;Webb, John;Weisser, Jacob?; Wells, William;Wheeler, George W.;Willingham, Charles;Willingham, Wilkins;Wilson, William M.;Wood, Mary R.;Wright, Christopher; Wright, Moriah;Yarbrough, John W.;Zachry, Lewis
- Newton County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
- Newton County Births (1888-1904).
- Index to Newton County Annual Returns, Inventories, Receipts, Vouchers 1827 to 1837
- Index to Newton County Annual Returns, Inventories, Receipts, Vouchers 1837 to 1845
- Indexes to Annual Returns, Inventories, Receipts, Vouchers 1845 to 1850
- Wills 1823 to 1851
- Wills 1851 to 1871
- Wills 1870 to 1894
- Wills 1896 to 1936