Screven County Court House. Screven County was formed in 1793 from Burke and Effingham Counties. The county seat is Sylvania. Early settlers: Anthony Bonnell, Eli Archy, John Beard, William Beasley, James Beavill, Henry Best, Tarleton Best, George Cooper, David Daughtry, Benjamin Ferrell, Jacob Freeman, Richard Herrington, William Hilton, John Hogg, James Humphreys, Robert Kittles, Reuben Lee, Andrew Mack, John Mitchener, Silas Morton, George Newton, Stephen Pearce, Peter Reddick, Gilshot Thomas, William Sheppard, Thomas G. Walker, Reuben Wilkinson.
Screven County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Images of Will Book 2A, 1802 to 1877
- Marriages 1815-1850.
- Index to Screven County Marriages.
Testators: Anderson, Hezekiah ;Archy, Eli A. ;Bazemore, Benjamin ;Beard, John ;Beasley, William ;Beavill, James ;Belcher, Sarah ;Best, Dorcas ;Best, Henry C. ;Best, Tarleton ;Blackburn, Rachel ;Bolton, James (dim) ;Bonnell, Anthony ;Bonnell, John ;Boykin, John ;Boykin, John S. ;Brannon, Hope ;Bryan, John ;Brannon, Hope ;Bryan, Martin ;Burke, David ;Burke, David ;Burns, John (dim) ;Clements, Jennett ;Conner, James ;Conner, Lewis ;Conyers, James ;Conyers, John ;Cooper, George ;Cooper, William ;Cooper, Wilson ;Coughron, Joseph ;Daughtry, David ;Dunnington, William ;Ferrell, Benjamin ;Frawley, Jeremiah (dim) ;Freeman, Jacob ;Freeman, John ;Freeman, Noah ;Green, Delilah ;Grimes, Elizabeth ;Hale, Mary ;Herrington, Richard ;Herrington, Richard ;Hilton, William ;Hines, Martha ;Hogg, John ;Howard, Hezekiah (dim) ;Howell, David (dim) ;Humphreys, James ;Humphries, James ;Kemp, Alexander ;Kittles, Peter ;Kittles, Robert C. ;Lanier, Lewis ;Lee, David ;Lee, Joshua (faded) ;Lee, Reuben ;Lipsey, Levicy ;Long, Zacheus ;Lovett, John F. ;Lundy, Frances ;Mack, Andrew ;Maner, George H. (dim) ;Marlow, Stephen ;McBride, James ;Megee, Henry ;Mills, Anthony ;Mitchener, John ;Morton, Silas ;Murray, Mary Ann (dim) ;Murray, William ;Newton, George ;Newton, Moses ;Nicholson, John ;Oliver, John ;Pearce, Joshua (dim) ;Pearce, Stephen ;Phillips, Lucy ;Phillips, Richard ;Poythress, Cleton ;Reddick, Peter ;Rieves, John S. ;Rieves, Richard ;Robbins, Arthur (dim) ;Roberts, Roland (dim) ;Rushing, Eli (dim) ;Sasser, Thomas ;Saxon, B. H. ;Scarbrough, Hardy ;Scruggs, John ;Scruggs, Richard ;Sheppard, William ;Simmons, Samuel ;Stewart, Tabitha (dim) ;Stotesberry, George (dim) ;Thomas, Gilshot ;Walker, Thomas G. ;White, Christopher G. (dim) ;Wilkinson, Reuben ;Williams, Robert ;Williamson, Robert ;Williamson, Robert ;Williamson, Robert Mickleborough ;Williamson, Robert M. (dim)
Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Screven County Will Bk 2B, 1810-1875.
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Anthony Bonnell was born in 1741 and died in Screven County. He served as an Ensign in the 4th Regiment in 1774, promoted to Second Lieutenant of the First Company in 1778 during the Revolutionary War for which he received a land grant in Burke (now Screven) County. The Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger: "Died at his plantation in Screven Co. last Tues., Anthony Bonnell, in his 68th year." 4/27/1809.
Since the records of Burke County did not survive, it behooves the genealogist to research Screven County as some of the original land grants later fell into Screven.
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