Telfair County was created from Wilkinson County by an act of the General Assembly approved Dec. 10, 1807 and was named for former governor and congressman Edward Telfair (1735-1807). In 1812, the legislature transferred the portion of Telfair County between the Oconee and Little Ocmulgee rivers to Montgomery County. In 1819 and 1825, the legislature transferred respectively land lots 1 and 6 in Appling County to Telfair County. As a result, Telfair included land south of the Ocmulgee River until 1854 when the legislature transferred this area to Coffee County. The county seat is McRae, Georgia. Early Settlers: George Browning, Barnabus Livingston, Mitchell Wilcox.
Telfair County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Telfair County Wills 1857-1890 (Digital Images)
- Index to Telfair County Wills, Bk F, 1869-1921.
- Index to Telfair County Annual Returns, 1879-1937.Testators: Bain, John;Beacham, Mark;Caldwell, Josiah;Campbell, Archibald;Campbell, Margaret;Campbell, M. M.;Clark, Wesley;Clemins, L. H.;Fussell, Jacob; Hubbard, Catharine;Jarrell, John;Johnson, Walter, Mrs.;Livingston, Barnabus;McLean, Anne;McLean, John;McRae, Duncan;Mims, Archibald; Simons, Jonathan;Smith, Alfred;Smith, Flora;Stewart, Charles; Swiney, Emiline;Webb, Crawford;Wilcox, John;Wilcox, Mitchell G.; Williamson, James