Schley County was created in 1857 from Marion and Sumter Counties and was named for Georgia congressman, William Schley (1786-1858). Early settlers: Samuel Caskey, Burton Congleton, W. W. Cheney, Augustus Askew,, W. W. Tidwell, James King Harris, Henry Scarborough. County Seat: Ellaville.
Schley County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Indexes to Probate Records
- Will Bk A 1858-1905
- Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, Vouchers, Dismissions, Book A, 1858-1869
- County Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, Vouchers, Dismissions, Book B, 1869-1885
- Veteran Records, World War I
Images of Wills 1858 to 1865
- Schley County Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886.
Testators: Herbert Battle; Burton Congleton; Cullen Cottle; James Harris; John Heath; Dewi Jones; Sophia Jones; John Lightner; Eason Miller; John Milner; Allen Muncy; Joseph Rowland; Randal Stewart; James Tooke; William Wimbish; Sara Worrill; Patrick Worsham; Septimus Wylick.