Twiggs County Court House. Twiggs County was created in 1809 from Wilkinson County and was named for General John Twiggs, a prominent leader in the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars. Parts of the county was added to Bibb County in 1833, 1842, 1849, 1851, 1875, 1876 and 1877. Neighbouring counties are: Wilkinson, Bleckly, Houston,Bibb and Jones. The Ocmulgee river borders the county on the west. The county seat was first in Marion, named after General Francis Marion but in 1868 it was moved to Jeffersonville 6 miles east of Marion. The first settlers were named in White's Historical Collections of Georgia as follows: Arthur Fort, Ezekial Wimberly, William Perry, Henry Wall, William Crocker, General Tarver, Ira Peck, John Fulton, John Everitt, D. Williams, Joel Denson, S. Jones, Willis Hodgins, Milton Wilder, Josiah Murphy, Davis Lowery, C. Johnson, C. A. Thorpe, John Davis, C. W. Melton, B. Ray, S. Harrell, T. Harrington, H. Sullivan, Others were General Ezekial Wimberly, Colonel James W. Fannin, Thaddeus Oliver, General Hartwell H. Tarver, Robert L. Perryman, Robert A. Everett, Stephen F. Miller, Governor James M. Smith, Judge A.T. MacIntyre, Dr. James E. Dickey, General Philip Cook, Honorable Dudley N. Hughes, J. A. Barclay, S. J. Bond, Wesley Binn, Victoria Bryant, Daniel Bullard, John Cribb, Joshua Chance, George Chapman Sr., John H. Denson. The court house of Twiggs County was destroyed by fire February 7, 1901, thus destroying the early wills and other records. County seat: Jeffersonville.
The court house of Twiggs County was destroyed by fire February 7, 1901, thus destroying the early wills and other records.
Twiggs County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers Maps
- Map of Marion, founded 1810. Twiggs County
Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Marriages 1894-1989
Images of Twiggs County Wills (all of them) 1872-1904
- Will Bk I, 1875-1956
- Divisions of Estates, 1898-1954
- Inventories and Appraisements, 1892-1926
- Annual Returns, 1894-1911
- Estate Records 1898-1954
- Inventories, Appraisements, 1892-1926
- 12-Months Support, 1917-1924
Testators: Asbill, Elisha (1849); Barclay, J. A.; Cribb, John;Dawson, Elizabeth; Everett, Elizabeth;Faulk, William;Hughes, Hayden; Lowe, John;Moss, Anderson;Perry, Martha;Phillips, H. H.; Sims, Nancy;Solomon, Sarah;Solomon (bond);Solomon, W. L.
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