Paulding County Wills, Estates, Marriages
Paulding County was created from Cherokee County. The Creeks, but mostly Cherokees resided in this territory, Raccoon Creek and other waters finding many arrows and flints. In 1833 when Archibald Holland removed to Paulding County a family of Cherokees having six children resided along the 10-Mile Run near Raccoon Creek. Nearby huge mounds. The story goes that when they left to go to Oklahoma, they buried a black iron pot of gold or silver in this creek. The county was named after John Paulding, one of the men who captured the British spy Major Andre during the American Revolution. The county was named in his honor in 1832. Major Andre was the accomplice to Benedict Arnold. With the removal of the Creek in 1825 after Chief William McIntosh signed the Treaty of Indian Springs only Cherokee remained and it was distributed in 160 acre lots in the Lottery of 1832, although a portion in the northeast corner was distributed as the smaller 40 acre gold lots. On December 3, 1832, the county was recognized by the Georgia Legislature. Paulding was formed from Cherokee County in 1832.
Maps were scanned in such a manner as to provide details for locating creeks, branches, rivers, lakes, churches, schools and cemeteries. This will enable you to better locate the old homeplace using the description from old non-specific deeds. Also, a convenience in locating both private and public cemeteries in the area.
Paulding County Records available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Paulding Wills, 1853-1877
Testators: Abels, Ethelbert, deceased; Adair, Bozeman, deceased;Adams, James, deceased;Anderson, Edwin. 1851 nuncupative Last Will and Testament; Brintle, Oliver, deceased;Caldwell, Curtis, deceased;Crumpton, Thomas, deceased; Dodd, Martin, deceased;Dupree, Elijah J.;Easterling, Trustin, deceased; Fincher Guardianship;Forsyth Guardian;Frazier Guardian; Gann, Nathaniel, deceased;Garman Guardians;Gibson, Henry A., deceased; Goggans (or Goggins), Henry, deceased; Gelley Guardianship;Hale, Andrew, deceased;Johnson, John, deceased;Jones, Thomas G., deceased; Kilby, Josephy and Elijah J., deceased;King, L. D., deceased;Lackey, William, deceased;Lester Orphans;Lyle, John, deceased;McLarty, John, deceased;Pollard, Joseph, deceased;Reynolds, Thomas, deceased;Rhodes, John, deceased;Rochester, Asbury, deceased;Roberts, James;Rollins, William, deceased;Sansing, Benjamin, deceased;Simms, Richard, deceased; Smith, David, deceased; Wright, George W., deceased.
Digital Images of Paulding Wills, 1861-1867
Testators:Adair, Bozeman; Adair, James L. ;Bone, Bailey estate ;Caldwell, C. C. ;Greer, William ;Middlebrooks, John ;Pool, John ;Rentz, George ;Smith, John F. ;Thompson, Thomas ;Trammell, Elizabeth
Digital Images of Paulding Estates, 1855-1877
Ables, Absalom ;Ables, Ethelbert ;Adair, Bozeman ;Adams, James;Anderson, Edwin ;Brintle, Oliver ;Caldwell, C. C. ;Carrell, Benjamin ;Cooper, Stacy ;Crumpton, Thomas ;Dodd, Martin ;Dupree, Elijah J. ;Easterling, Trustin ;Fincher, guardianship of orphans ;Forsyth, guardian of orphans ;Frazier, guardian of orphans ;Fuller, James ;Gann, Nathaniel ;Garman, guardians of Persons of Free Color; Garrison, Caleb ;Gelley, guardianship ;Gibson, H. ;Goggins, Henry ;Hale, Andrew ;Hales, Permelia and Martha; Hale, Mary ;Irby, A. ;Johnson, John ;Jones, Thomas G.; Kilby, Joseph and Elijah J. ;King, K. L. ;Lackey, William ;Lester, orphans ;Little, Francis ;Lyle, John ;Mahaffey, Joseph ;McLarty, John ;Mullins, Bird ;Neal, William ;Paris, Elias ;Pollard, Joseph ;Ragsdale, Elijah ;Reynolds, Thomas ;Rhodes, John ;Roberts, James ;Rochester, Asbury ;Rollins, William ;Sansing, Benjamin ;Simms, Richard ;Smith, David ;Wright, George W.
Digital Images of Paulding Wills, 1867-1878
Testators: Adair, Bozeman; Adair, James L. estate ;Adair, James ;Adair, John B. ;Bone, Bailey ;Cochran, Alexander; Cochran, Ellis ;Cole, William ;Elsberry, Lindsey ;Fuller, Isam ;Green, James ;Hendrick, Asa ;McEver, William ;Shell, James ;Veal, William
Miscellaneous Paulding County Wills, Estates, Deeds
- Index to Wills and Estates 1861-1867
- Index to Wills and Estates 1867-1878
- Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Vouchers, 1885-1890
- Index to Inventories and Appraisements, 1896-1946
- Paulding Legal Advertising 1868-1873
- Adair, Bozeman Estate
- Adair, James Estate
- Adair, William
- Bone, Bailey Estate
- Bone, Henry
- Caldwell, C. C. Estate
- Holland, W. E.
- Mullins, Thomas Estate
- Deed of G. P. Matthews to S. D. Holland
- Watson, J. M. to McLarty deed
- Watson, J. P. to James Watson deed
- Watson, William to James C. Lane deed
- Paulding County Marriages 1832-1906
- Paulding County Divorces 1885-1886
- Map of Paulding County, District 3
- Map of Paulding County, District 18
- Map of Paulding County, District 19
- Map of Paulding County
- Map of Pumpkinvine Creek area showing locations of family homes
- Spanish American War
- World War I