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The Movement West from Eastern Georgia

Thomas Leverett enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Wilkes County where his family resided, serving until the latter part of 1779. Leverett participated in skirmishes and helped to guard the neighborhood and frontiers against Indian Tories and the British troops. During 1780 he volunteered at the court house in Columbia County and served under the command of Captain John Clark as well as Colonel Elijah Clarke. He served as a private in the Infantry and Cavalry of the Georgia Militia for eighteen months. In June of 1781 he was at the siege of Augusta, and discharged afterwards. Next, he enlisted for three years in the Georgia Continental Line. As many pension applications contain a record of the bible belonging to the soldier, that of Thomas Leverett is included. Also, the family tree is available to members of Georgia Pioneers


Map of Trout County, Georgia



Memories of Past Victories Belong to Those Who Find their Ancestors

banastretarleton Genealogists have some pretty unique experiences. There are times when I can almost see the past in its full regalia, the battlefield, and redcoats led by Colonel Banastre Tarleton nicknamed "the butcher" because he cut down an American regiment under a bag of surrender. And I can imagine what it must have been like to arise early in the morning and dress for war, serving only three months at a time because the crops also had to be planted and harvested. Life had to go on in the New World apart from our English cousins. We fought those with whom we'd shared our daily chores, and, in the end, won because ours was a cause against tyranny and the old ways. We won our freedom. Those persons fighting the battle were my ancestors. I share their DNA and personal traits. And, churning within me is that same desire to preserve and protect my inalienable rights and freedoms. After all, we are so much a part "of them". So now here comes "the butcher" dressed in his fancy English uniform and brags about his conquests. Although I was not there, I feel a certain antagonism for his arrogant cruelties and gloat because Lord Cornwallis was too ashamed to present his own sword of surrender. My ancestors were not the famous guys, such as General George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but they were there, getting the job done. That makes the great victories of the war, my accomplishments because I am part of that genetical makeup that made the whole thing happen. So, how does one discover the battles in which the ancestors served? There are several answers. First, examine the application for a pension and note his description of his battles. Next, is to find his bounty land. The Colonel under whom he served would have signed a certificate awarding specific parcels of land in certain counties. The name of that Colonel is important, because he led the ancestors into battle. In other words, if you follow the battles of say, Colonel Lee, you will have a better knowledge of when and where your ancestor served and the history surrounding his battles. Such details help to complete the scene of an exciting drama. Now, your ancestor's participation in the war becomes more important to you. The sacrifice of the patriots caused them to lose so much afterwards. They had to begin again. And they did so by accepting land grants for their service and starting a new life somewhere else. In other words, it was the patriots who began constructing America into the great country that it is today. In order that the reseach not be for ought, children need to hear the stories of past days from the lips of family members, and genealogists can share the personal details like no one else! That is how the past becomes real.
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Troup County Wills, Deeds, Marriages, Maps


Troup County Court House

Troup County was formed from Creek land cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. The 1827 land lottery distributed lands in Georgia to persons residing all over the state. Be sure and research the surrounding counties of Muscogee and Talbot.The county seat is LaGrange, Georgia. Generally speaking, those families found in the border counties to Alabama eventually found homes in Alabama. That is the next place to search after discoving an ancestor in Troup, Muscogee and Talbot counties.

Troup County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Images of Wills 1818 to 1845
Testators: Amoss, Mauldon | Ashford, William | Barron, Joseph | Battle, Andrew | Battle, Sarah | Bledsoe, Peggy | Bull, Martha (Mrs.) | Cameron,James | Castleberry, Edward | Chivers, Henry T. | Cox, Thomas W. | Culberson, Isaac | Curtis, Robert | Daniel, Stephen | David, John W. | Davis, Jane | Dingler, Nancy | Dunn, Benjamin | Earley, Simeon R. | Edwards, Pryor | Flowers, Theophilus | Fox, Benjamin A. | Frazier, Robert | Freeman, Moses | Freeman, Robert | Gibson, Abel | Greer, John | Hale, Andrew | Ham, Benjamin | Hammond, William | Haralson, Clara (Mrs.) | Haralson, David | Haralson, Jonathan | Harper, John | Heard, John | Hendon, Andrew | Hendon, Robinson | Henry, George | Hicks, William | Hill, Green | Hill, John | Holloway, Allen | Johnson, Nicholas | Kendrick, Jane | Kendrick, John W. | Lane, Alexander | Lane, Richard | Lesley, Sarah | Leveritt, Thomas | Lewis, Nicholas | Lyle, Mathew | McCalley, James | McFarland, Sherward | McKaimee, Philip | McLendon, Jeremiah M. | Montgomery, Benjamin H. | Montgomery, Elizabeth | Moon, James S. | Moon, William | Moore, Nancy | Moss, Gabriel | Nelson, William | Osborn, William J. | Palmer, John | Payne, Mary | Pattillo, Elizabeth | Perkins, Henry | Posey, Bennett | Post, Joseph M. | Rhodes, Benjamin | Rigby, William | Rogers, Collin | Rogers, Henry | Rutledge, James | Scoggins, Millington | Spence, John | Stillwell, Jacob | Stinson, William | Traylor, W. | Traylor, Washington | Turner, Abner | Turner, Samuel P. | Veal, Reuben R. | Walker, Green R. | Walston, John | Ware, Bennett M. | Webb, John C. | Wells, George | Whatley, Archey | Wideman, Henry | Williams, Wilson | Worthey, Thomas Abstracts of Wills 1832-1848

Images of Wills 1834-1848
Testators: Amoss, Mauldon|Ashford, William|Barron, Joseph|Battle, Andrew|Battle, Sarah|Bledsoe, Peggy| Bull, Martha (Mrs.)|Cameron,James|Castleberry, Edward|Chivers, Henry T.|Cox, Thomas W.|Culberson, Isaac|Curtis, Robert|Daniel, Stephen|David, John W.|Davis, Jane|Dingler, Nancy|Dunn, Benjamin| Earley, Simeon R.|Edwards, Pryor|Flowers, Theophilus|Fox, Benjamin A.|Frazier, Robert|Freeman, Moses|Freeman, Robert| Gibson, Abel|Greer, John|Hale, Andrew|Ham, Benjamin|Hammond, William|Haralson, Clara (Mrs.)|Haralson, David|Haralson, Jonathan|Harper, John|Heard, John|Hendon, Andrew|Hendon, Robinson|Henry, George|Hicks, William|Hill, Green|Hill, John| Holloway, Allen|Johnson, Nicholas|Kendrick, Jane|Kendrick, John W.|Lane, Alexander|Lane, Richard|Lesley, Sarah|Leveritt, Thomas| Lewis, Nicholas|Lyle, Mathew|McCalley, James|McFarland, Sherward| McKaimee, Philip|McLendon, Jeremiah M.|Montgomery, Benjamin H.| Montgomery, Elizabeth|Moon, James S.|Moon, William|Moore, Nancy| Moss, Gabriel|Nelson, William|Osborn, William J.|Palmer, John| Payne, Mary|Pattillo, Elizabeth|Perkins, Henry|Posey, Bennett| Post, Joseph M.|Rhodes, Benjamin|Rigby, William|Rogers, Collin| Rogers, Henry|Rutledge, James|Scoggins, Millington|Spence, John| Stillwell, Jacob|Stinson, William|Traylor, W.|Traylor, Washington|Turner, Abner|Turner, Samuel P.|Veal, Reuben R.| Walker, Green R.|Walston, John|Ware, Bennett M.|Webb, John C.| Wells, George|Whatley, Archey|Wideman, Henry|Williams, Wilson| Worthey, Thomas

Images of Troup County Wills 1848 to 1863
Testators: Alford, Lodowick | Allison, Margaret | Ashford, Thomas |Bacon, Thomas J.| Bassett. James| Battle, Caroline | Bays, Nathaniel |Beasly, Jarrel| Beasly, James | Bird, John| Boddy, Elizabeth |Boddy, Nathan| Bradford, Robert| Brooks, John| Broome, Charles W.| Broome, Henrietta| Broome, Rufus| Brown, John| Browning, Hugh| Caldwell, Elizabeth| Cameron, James| Cameron, Thomas| Cartright, John| Chambliss, Matilda |Christian, Jane |Cofield, Green| Cook, Beverly| Cook, Marthy |Cohen, Lewin| Croft, George |Dix, James| Edwards, Andrew| Ferrell, Micklebury| Fincher, Isaac| Flowers, William P.| Floyd, Thomas| Formly, Sarah| Freeman, James| Glass, Mary| Glaze, John| Gorham, Henry| Goss, Jesse| Griffin, Charles H.| Hall, Robert\ Hall, Young\ Haralson, Hugh\ Harralson, Jonathan A.| Harris, Clara| Harris, Mary R.| Heard, George| Heard, John A.| Hearn, Lewis H.| Henderson, David| Herndon, John P.| Hester, Thomas| Hill, Edward Young| Hill, Elizabeth |Hill, Sarah| Hill, Sarah |Frances |Hines, Thomas |Hogan, William| Holloway, Anthony |Hopson, Sarah |Horton, Jeremiah| Hudson, Rowland| Hudson, Susan| Hudson, Susan (2) | Jones, Thomas J|. Johnson, Jesse| Lesley, Jonathan| Lewis, Charity| Loftin, James| Mallory, William| Martin, Samuel Adolphus| Matthis, Mary| McGehee, Robert| McKee, John |Mobley, William |Moore, William H.| Moseley, Malcolm| Mooty, John Sr.| Newton, Ebenezer |Norwood, Daniel| O'Neal, James |Palmer, Isaac Oslin| Pentecost, Mary |Perry, John| Phillips, Hardy| Phillips, Jeremiah| Post, Elizabeth |Potts, James |Poythress, Joseph |Poythress, Mary| Ragland, Reubin| Ragland, Robert |Richards, William |Rogers, Sarah| Roswell, Demsey| Rowland, Elizabeth| Russell, Catharine |Sample, Jane| Sanders, John| Scogin, Gilum| Shank, John |Sledge, Mins| Sledge, Sam| Smedley, Thomas| Speer, Alexander| Stephens, John S.| Stephens, Martha| Stinson, John |Sturdivant, Joel| Swanson, James| Swill, Samuel| Talley, Elkanah| Tarver, Nancy| Thomas, George W.| Thomas, John C.| Thomason, Valvay| Thrash, George A.| Towns, James H. |Traylor, John C.| Tremble, John| Truitt, Nathan Sr.| Tucker, Mary Ann| Walker, Lettice| Walston, Henry| Watts, Mary A|. White, William M.| Wilder, James |Wilkinson, John |Wilkes, William |Williams, Elisha

Images of Miscellaneous Deeds
  • David Smith to Meriman Harman
  • Michael Feagin to Thomas Dark
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Inventories, Appraisements, Returns, Sales, Divisions, 1836-1839
  • Inventories and Sales, Book U, 1861-1862
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 5, 1862-1864
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 6, 1864-1871
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 7, 1866-1868
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 8, 1869-1871
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 9, 1871-1875
  • Inventories and Sales, Book 10, 1875-1878
  • Sale Bills, Appraisements, Vol. 2, 1877-1888
  • Will Book B, 1848 to 1862
Maps

  • Troup County Map
Marriages

  • Index 1828 to 1837
  • Index 1837 to 1844
  • Index to Licenses 1844 to 1858
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
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