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Setting the Time Frame by Jeannette Holland Austin
In the old days ancestors moved about so much that you'd think they had automobiles! However, there were always reasons, whether it was to find better land, take up grants and land lotteries or what-have-you, they were on the move. I recently put together a difficult genealogy because of the tiny details in newspaper accounts, estate inventories and the year in which his father died. He came to Georgia to settle his father's estate because he was the only surviving executor and only remained in the state long enough to complete the job. While some estates are administered quickly, others have dangling threads and sometimes take years to settle. Of course, we love the latter because we can read all of the annual returns, sales, inventories, receipts, and so on and get the names of heirs. What I am saying here is that there are questions which can be answered with the discovery of small incidents and reasoning.

See what wills, estates, records are Available for Georgia Counties
New Additions to Georgia Pioneers

Terrell County Will Book A 1857-1871

Testators: Barnett, Samuel; Brim, James; Cheny, Frederick; Christie, Benjamin ; Collins, Harvey; Coolidge, Albert; Cozart, Anthony; Enten, Elizabeth; Ethridge, Aaron; Gammage, Zachariah; Garlington, Christopher; Gay, Asberry; Jordan, Moses; Jordan, Randall; Kaigler, Amos; Kaigler, David; Kelly, Charles; Kemp, Benjamin; Laine, Robert; Martin, Thomas; Martin, Willis; Mercer, Leonidas; Mercer, John T.; Musgrove, Harrison; Ravens, David; Simpson, John; Speight, Cicero; Taylor, James; Todd, Alexander; Warnock, Elizabeth;Wynn, Thomas

Georgia Genealogies Added - Butler of Ogeechee, Chatham County; Danielly, Danelly of SC and GA.

NewNew Additons to Kentucky Pioneers website - Bible Records - Bruce; Collings;Cooper; Graham; Hayden of Franklin County; Park-Richardson;Pedego of Glasgow; Redford of Glasgow;Richardson; Ropke; Steele; Wallace of Louisville

New Additions to North Carolina Pioneers website

New Additions to South Carolina Pioneers website

New South Carolina Genealogies - Butler of Charleston (begins ca 1672); Elliott of Charleston (begins ca 1663).

Spartanburg County Wills & Documents - Index to Will Book A and B; Wills of Thomas Darby, Anthony Foster, Henry Foster, Isham Foster, William Foster, John Gowen, William Gowen, Benjamin High, Charles James, Christopher Johnson, Margaret Jourdan, Samuel Lancaster, Edward Lipscomb, Charles McClain, William Menders, Reuben Perkins, Joseph Price, Joel Traylor, John Turner (estate and Will).

Sumter County Wills - Index to Sumter County Will Book A; wills of James Atkinson and Alexander Cambell.

Union County Wills - Index to Union County Minute Book A, Estates (1783-91); Index to Union County Will Book A (1777-1814); misc. wills of William Blackstock, Joseph Hughes, Thomas B. Hunt, James Kennedy, Joseph Lee, Daniel Prince, David Prince, James Savage and Capt. John Savage.

Williamsburg County - Index to Williamsburg County Will Book A (1802-1853).

New Additions to Virginia Pioneers webside

Sketches of General Jubal A. Early; A. P. Hill; Robert E. Lee; George Edward Pickett; James E. B. Stuart

Virginia Wills and estates (transcripts) - Buckingham Co. - Francis Harris; Edward Jones; William Maddox; Moon orphans; Elizabeth Watkins; Joel Watkins; John Watkins; Silas Watkins.

Charles City Co. - Mary Byrd; William Byrd; John Clay; William Clay; Francis England; John Gregory Jr.; Francis Hardyman; Benjamin Harrison; Rebecca Izard; Robert Munford; William Munford: John Rogers; John Stith; John Tyler; John West.

Dinwiddie Co. - John Burrow; Jane Cardwell; Edward Davis; Francis Eppes; John Grant; William Hudson; Joseph Jackson; Anne Downman Muir; Fulmer Skipwith; William Sturdivant.

Hanover Co. - James Allen; John Beal; Benjamin Brown; John Clay; Nathaniel West Dandridge; William Fleming; James Hill;George Hudson;Nathaniel Lipscombe; Nicholas Meriwether; Robert Page; Charles Street; John Thomson; William Turner; John Walton.

King William Co. - George Dabney; Samuel Garlick; Aaron Quarles.

Stafford co. - Seth Botts; Edward Clement; Andrew Edwards; Michael Fudd; Charles Grigsby;; John Gribsby; Booford Johnson; Peter Mauzy.

York Co. - Richard Ambler; Blair Andrews; Phillip Bullifant; Cuton Elliott; Archibald Foster; William Parks.

NewNew Additions to Genealogy-Books Website New Genealogy Books Added - A History of the Moravian by Joseph Edmund Hutton; A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang; A Sketch of the History of Oneonta by Dudley M. Campbell; American Prisoners of the Revolution By Danske Dandridge; American Merchant Ships and Sailors by WIllis J. Abbot; An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 by John Niles Hubbard; An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 By Mary Frances Cusack; Charter and Supplemental Charter of the Judon's Bay Company by Hudson Bay Company; Chesterfield's Letters by Lord Chesterfield; Letters, Sentences and Maxims. Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, 1694-1773, had a fate generally misunderstood. Dr. Johnson, a poor scholar but in the prime of life, seems to have mistaken a delay in an interview, and to have abused his lordship very soundly ever afterward. To this misconception we owe one of the finest and manliest letters ever written. Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, the widow of the recipient of these letters, sold them, enhanced in value from the earl's literary reputation, for 1,500 pounds! That was an immense sum in those days. Published 1894 in Philadelphia, 307 pp., indexed. A rare find indeed! First Whiteman of the West: Daniel Boone; The Annual Monitor for 1851, or Obituary of the members of the Society of Friends in Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1850; History of England from the Norman Conquest to the Death of John 1066-1216; History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Hochelagans and Mohawks: A Link in Iroquois History by W. D. Lighthall; Lewis and Clark; Legends, Traditions and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of Tuscarora Indian by Elias Johnson; Pioneers of the Old South, A Chronicle of English Colonial Beginnings by Mary Johnson; The Days of Bruce: A Story from Scottish History, Vol. I by Grace Aguilar; The History of England from the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of King George the Fifth by Hilaire Belloc; The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century by Francis Parkman; The Magna Carta By Unknown Author; The Manual of Heraldry. Unknown author. 5th Edition; The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis; The Oregon Trail: sketches of prairie and Rocky-Mountain life by Francis Parkman; Victoria. Queen and Empress by Robert C. V. Meyers

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KEY. I am searching for father of frank kiser key. born 1881 in ga. his mother was lucy catherine holcombe born 1865 (also looking for the parents of lucy holcombe). frank died in lake city, florida in 1970. he had a brother james levi key and sister vella mae jones. any help on the key family would be appreciated. also searching for the parents of john n. chandler. have always been told he died in polk county, ga in 1922, but his wife, martha ann "mattie" pettit was living with their son william franklin chandler in blount county, al at the time that john died. need info on martha ann pettit's family too. she is buried in blount county, al. thank you for any info that anyone can give me cindy_1967@yahoo.com

PARKER, BROWNING, GOODMAN, MARCHMAN, COLLINS. Researching these families. Charles Parnell. rileytide@aol.com

McPHERSON. Looking for information regarding The McPherson family from Burke County. Grandfather's Father Odell McPherson related to John and Alice McPherson. Brothers: Abram, Partcher, Jasper etc. Email Robert Bell b. 1675 Isle of Wight County, VA to Chowan/Bertie 1715. John Barrs, Sr. b. 1727 Toft Hamlet, Warwickshire, England to Johnson/Dobbs/Lenoir 1750. John Jones born in North Carolina 1813 from Wales died Smith County, TN Al Barrs. albarrs@wfeca.net. Greenwood, FL

GRAVES. I am researching early Georgia to discover more about the Graves family. My gg grandfather was George Graves who married Lulender Gunn in 1840 in Warren County, Georgia. I can't find George's parents. There was a Thomas Graves Sr b 1729 Lower Potomack Hundred, Maryland. He and sons are listed on the 1790 Franklin County Census. I can't connect any of them to George Graves yet. One thing I know, is that Dr. George Graves who married Mary Scott June 26 1790 in Augusta, Georgia is not the father of my George Graves. My George Graves and wife moved west through Alabama, Mississippi, and settled in Wood County, Texas 1854-1858, where they are listed on the 1860 census. I am aware of a Graves family in Muscogee County Georgia and wonder if they are related to my George Graves? Eddie Graves, Wichita Falls, Texas. egraves@sw.rr.com

PEACOCK. From: S A STANCLIFF Date: 5/17/2009. I've been trying to desperately find the gravesite of John Peacock (married to Nancy Peyton), both from Maryland. Here's what I know: --first they lived in Oglethorpe Co.; he died in Jasper Co., GA; his birth/death dates: 1745-1826; There are a lot of Jasper Co. deed documents I've found on line between he and his sons, etc. I assume he's buried on his land...which is hard to pinpoint. He had sons Lewis, Daniel and William...just to name a few of his children. His son Lewis married Avey Hill, daughter of Mordecai Hill. I've visited the county library in Monticello, GA but still can't find where he's buried. Thanks for anything you can supply. Susan Stancliff 770-939-4698