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Irishman Beheaded by Tories

British Soldiers William Barron Sr. was born in Ireland and emigrated to the American colonies, and settled in Warren County, Georgia. However, British soldiers were not known to be nice. Especially, when during the Revolutionary War, a group of Tories beheaded Barron and putting his head on a pole, paraded it around Augusta for three weeks. It occurred during the battle of Augusta in September of 1780. While he was lying wounded on the battlefield during a flag of truce while the dead were being removed for burial. A Tory by the name of Grayson found him and removed him to an old plaza and as soon as the Tories learned that it was Captain Barron, a large sum of money was offered for his head. An Indian did the deed. There were many horrors which occurred at the hands of british soldiers by citizens and rebels as well. The only way to learn about the hardships enduring during those years of fighting for freedom is to read old pension records of Revolutionary War soldiers. It is quite interesting to read their own words, as they describe the battles and events of the war. One begins to truly appreciate the price which our ancestors paid for the American Constitution.

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Map of Warren County

The Escape of Loyalists after Revolutionary War

BarbadosBarbados, a British owned island of planters of sugar cane served as an for Loyalists avoiding treason and hanging. As soon as the war ended, while the British prepared to depart Savannah, "Mad Anthony" Johnson was en route from North Carolina to Savannah in the hopes of acquiring the confiscated lands of the Loyalists. General Johnson had made some unfortunate tactical decisions during the war and his reputation suffered because of it. A List of Traitors was quickly compiled of some of the most prominent persons of the age. Robert Baillie, James Butler, Philip Delegal, Samuel Douglas, Thomas Flemming, John Fox, Donald Frazer, Thomas Gibbons, John Graham, Lachlan McGillivray and John Mullryne were numbered among those owning large plantations. The intention of the General was to establish order to the city and gain a prize for himself. But it did not work out that way, because some of the more successful generals, such as Nathaniel Greene, were awarded the confiscated estates. Not wishing to be hanged for traitors, the departure of the Loyalists from Charleston and Savannah was a hasty retreat into Northern Florida, North Providence and Barbados. Generally speaking, the Loyalists North of Charleston and in the New England States escaped into Halifax, Nova Scotia and other areas of the Canadian province.

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Warren County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Jewell Warren County was established on December 19, 1793 by an Act of the Georgia General Assembly, and was created from parts of Columbia, Washington, and Wilkes Counties. It was named after General Joseph Warren, famous general killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. At first, the courts met in the home of James McCormick and in 1796 in the home of Sterling Gardner. An Act dated February 9, 1797 designated a lot on Gardner's plantation as the permanent county seat and became the town of Warrenton. In the front of the Warren County Will Book 1798-1807 is a series of administrator's appointments, etc. Some of this information is scarcely readable, but is included below.

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  • List of Warren County Wills 1793 to 1811
Index to Letters of Administrations and Wills 1797 to 1801
Testators: Abercrombie, W. E. - page 15
Atkinson, Thomas - page 38
Barden, William - page 22
Barksdale, John - page 22
Barron, James - page 10
Battle, John - page 27
Beasley, James - page 2
Beasley, Richard - page 31
Benson or Brinson, Jonathan - page 12
Bird, Peter - page 20
Bishop, James - page 18
Brown,___ - page 33
Butler, John Foster - page 7
Carson, John - page 15
Chapman, John - page 1
Chapman, Laban - page 24
Cook, James - page 42
Cook, John - page 3
Cooper, George - page 16
Darden, Ephraim - page 46
Davis, David - page 16
Denson or Deason, Benjamin - page 32
Drake, Ephraim - page 34
Flewellen, Alexander - page 4
Flournoy, Jacob - page 14
Grant, Thomas - page 4
Hall, Joshua, - page 5
Handford, Robert - page 34
Heard, Samuel - page 34
Heflin, James - page 43
Hill, Edward (bond) - page 5
Hilson, John - page 11
Hogans, Robert - page 12
Holliday, Margaret - page 35
Hubert, Benjamin - page 47
Hubert, David - page 13
Jarrett, Alexander - page 39
Johnston, Abraham - page 37
Johnston, M. - page 10
Jones, Aquilla - page 36
Jones, Barnabas - page 38
Jones, James - page 31
Jones, Thomas - page 44
Kemp, Shipple Hill - page 8
Kemsey, Archibald - page 10
King, Ephraim - page 1
Lee, Richard - page 20
Love, David - page 12
McKinsy, William - page 25
Medlock, George - page 11
Myrick, John - page 37
Myrick, Owen - page 16
Napper, Drury - page 38
Nappier, James - page 15
Neal, Thomas - page 2
Neal, Thomas - page 36
Newsom, Peter - page 34
Nurk, Thomas Lent? - page 27
Nusom, John - page 24
Nusom, Solomon - page 19
Parker, Samuel - page 40
Parker, William - page 18
Parkinson, William - page 23
Perkins, Peter - page 19
Perryman, Montford - page 36
Pinson, James Rhoden - page 33
Pinson, Winney, orphans - page 45
Pruitt, George - page 30
Pruitt, Lucy - page 40
Renfro, Enoch - page 23
Right, Johnston - page 9
Rose, William - page 8
Rosser, James - page 35
Rutherford, Robert L/A - page 6
Rutherford, Shemuel - page 37
Saunders, Charles - page 2
Shambleton orphans - page 42
Standford, Robert - page 41
Stone, Micajah - page 32
Swin, Thomas - page 3
Thornton, William, gdn apptd - page 45
Vann, James - page 1
Vaughan, Alexander - page 44
Vickers, Benjamin - page 17
Waggoner, James - page 30
Waggoner, Nancy - page 25
Weathers, Wiggins H. - page 20
White, William - page 21
Woodard____ - page 39
Wooten, Nathan - page 21
Wright, Samuel - page 36
Young, James - page 48

Images of Will Book A 1793-1811

Testators:Allison, Margaret; Ansley, Thomas; Barden, William; Barron, John; Beasley, James; Breed, Joseph; Brooks, Joab; Broom, Burrel; Brown, John; Burson, Joseph; Butt, Moses; Carter, James; Chapman, John; Cloud, Joel; Cooper, George; Coram, Vann; Culpepper, William; Davis, David; Davis, Gahaze; Davis, Nathan; Davis deed; Dove, Thomas; Dozier, James; Drake, Thomas; Fluellen, Betty; Flewellin, Elizabeth; Fluvanna, Benjamin; Fontaine, Thomas; Gardner, Pryer; Granbery, George; Granberry, Moses; Hall, Thomas Lent; Harp, Henry; Heath, Abraham; Heath, Richard; Hester, Hardy; Hill, Henry; Hilson, John; Hines, Barnabas;Hinton, Robert; Hodson, Peter; Holladay, Margaret; Hood, Nathaniel; Horn, Jacob; Hubert, Benjamin; Johnston, Abraham; Kendall, William; King, Ephraim; Lockett, David; McCullers, Drury; McKinez, Moses; Medlock, Charles; Medlock, George; Montray, John; Moon, Samuel; Myrick, John Sr.; Napier, James; Neal, Thomas; Neice, Henry W.; Newman, Samuel; Newsome, Peter; Oliver, Benjamin Sr.; Parkes, Samuel; Perkins, Peter; Pinson, Winney; Pool, Philip; Renfroe, Enoch; Reynolds, Thomas; Roquemore, James; Simmons, Benjamin; Sims, Bartlett; Smith, James; Smith, Thomas; Smith or Stith, William; Todd, Hardy; Travis, William; Verdan, Egenius; Wester, Hardy; Young, William

Images of Will Book B 1810-1829

Testators: Adams, James,Akins, John,Anderson, William,Ansley, Abel,Baker, John, Baker, Sally,Bass, Reddick (hard to read),Barksdale, Henry,Bealle, Georgia Francis,Bealle, Mannam,Bealle, Robert,Bird, William,Brantley, Philip (2),Bray, Joseph,Bunkley, Jesse,Burns, James,Bush, Thomas, Buttrell, Thomas,Cary, Finston,Castleberry, Nathan,Chapman, Asa (hard to read),Cody, James,Cooksey, Hezekiah,Culpepper, David,Danielly, Andrew,Durden, Jesse,Ellis, Sarah,Figalee, William,Franklin, Archilaus, Grier, Aaron,Gwynne, William,Hamilton, John,Harris, George,Hatson, Mark,Haynes, Thomas,Heeth, William,Herbert, Nicholas,Hight, Howell, Hill, Robert,Hilsman, Wader,Hurt, Elisha,Ivy, Sampson,King, Elizabeth, Lacy, Archibald,Lassiter, Burke,Latimer, Rebecca,Leek, Jonathan,Levin, Job, Locke, John,Lowe, William,McCormick, John,McMath, Joseph,Nealy, Sarah,Pate, Herbert,Roberts, Elisha,Sanders, Abram,Shivers, Jonas, Smith, John,Stainbeck, Francis,Stanford, Jesse,Stanford, Joseph, Stanford, Joshua,Thompson, James,Thompson, Lucy,Torrence, John, Tucker, Josiah,Upton, Benjamin,Wheeler, Benjamin,White, William, Wiggins, George,Wright, Amos,Wynne, Robert

Images of Will Bk C, 1829 to 1852

Testators: Abercrombie, Nancy;Adkins, Daniel;Adkins, Daniel;Adkins, Nancy; Allen, Benjamin;Allen, Jacob;Andrews, M.;Andrews, Mary;Ansley, Thomas;Baker, William;Banfield, Sarah;Beall, Nathan;Belks, Henry;Berry, Jilson;Bird, Ebenezer;Booth, Edward;Burnley, Stephen;Butt, Jeremiah;Clarke, John;Claud, Joel;Cleary, Judith; Cody, Edmund;Cody, Michael;Conner, Elijah;Craper,James;Crenshaw, Benjamin;Creton, Maria;Dawson, Wilson;Dennis, William;Dewberry, James;Elliott, James;English, Matthew;Fickling, Bernard;Fleming, Robert;Flewellin, Elizabeth;Gardner, Pryor;Geesling, Benjamin; Gibson, Thomas;Harris, John;Harrison, Benjamin;Hart, Isaac; Harty, Edward;Heeth, Sarah;Heeth, William;Hill, Sion;Hill, William;Hillman, Samuel;Hilmon, Frances;Huff, George;Hyman, John;Ivey, Ephraim;Ivey, Randolph;Ivy, Matilda;Jackson, Aaron; Jackson, John;Jenkins, Arthur;Johnson, Amos;Johnson, Reese; Johnson, Seaborn;Jones, Adam;Jones, Henley;Jones, Hendley; Jones, Starling;Jones, William;Kent, Thomas;Lockett, Solomon; Lockett, Thomas;Lovett, Richard;Maddux, Thomas;Marks, Stephen; May, Jeremiah;Mayes, John;McCoy, David;McCrary, Levi;McKinney, Moses;McLaughlin, John;Miller, Martha;Moody, Anna;Muncrief, Ann; Nesbit, Sarah;Norris, James;Norris, Joel;Norris, Thomas;Norton, Patrick;Parham, Frances;Pitts, Hardy;Posey, Marcus;Proctor, Frances;Proctor, William;Quisenby, Ann;Reynolds, Thomas; Rivers, Thomas;Roberts, Joseph;Rogers, James;Rogers, Micajah; Rogers, Reuben;Rourke, Belitha;Shows, Daniel;Simpler, William; Smith, Jacob;Smith, Samuel;Spinks, Ephraim;Story, Samuel; Swint, John Sr.;Thompson, Nancy;Tims, John;Todd, James; Turner, George;Walden, Richard;Wheeler, Isham;Wigginis, Richard; Wilder, Charles;Williams, Elizabeth;Williams, Nicholas; Wilson, John;Wright, Esther;Wynne, Benjamin;Wynne, Clement

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Estates, Wills, Letters of Administration (1797-1807)
  • Will Bk A (1810-1829)
  • Will Bk B (1829-1852)
  • Annual Returns, Bk B (1811-1826)
Marriages
  • 1794-1805
  • 1733-1848
  • Marriage Contracts found in Deeds and Other Documents.
Miscellaneous
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Warren County.
Images of Miscellaneous Estates
  • Beasley, James, Sr. Estate.
  • Chaffin, John Estate.
  • Cook, Jesse, Orphans.
  • King, Jefferson Estate.
  • Rivers, Thomas, LWT, (1847) typed copy.
  • Vann, James Estate.
Miscellaneous Deeds
  • George Franklin deed, as administrator of estate of William Franklin, deceased.
  • William Franklin Deed (1796).
  • Francis Danielly deed.
Maps
  • Map of Warren County
  • Map of Warrenton, founded 1797.


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