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DONNA BOTT -mailto:[email protected]
Need information on William and Daniel AARON of Amherst Co Va who migrated to Ga late 1700's and were closely associated with William RAY family as late as 1880's

Carolyn Lane [email protected]
Trying to determine what happened to Susanna Elvira ABNEY, b July 5, 1835 Elbert Co, dau of Wiley [b 1803 Edgefield Co SC] & Elender W HAILEY, m Elbert Co 19 Apr 1832.  Susanna m 27 June 1861 James T TUCKER in Elbert Co.  Other Abneys, including her father went to Newton Co Miss ca 1865-70 but after Susanna marries, she disappears and no one has found a record of her


Alan Alford - mailto:[email protected]

Need info on family of George Cade ALFORD, b Elbert Co 1913 - 1981 Cleveland, OH area, son of George Edward and Addie McClanahan Alford, married 4 Mar 1900.  Siblings were james Edward Alford 1911-1981, Emily Lou Alford 1901-78.


Mark Inman - [email protected]
Searching for info on Elijah ALLCORN who lived Elbert Co in 1800-1810 period. He appears in a document owning a note dated 16 June 1808 to Reuben Linday, per his lunacy papers



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Researching Thomas ALLMAN/ALMOND who m Ann Ussery.  She drew land in Elbert Co as widow of soldier of Indian Wars in 1806.  Looking for info on their children: Ussery, James, John, Thomas & Isaac


John Andrews -mailto:[email protected]  Looking for parents & siblings of Freeman Franklin REYNOLDS, b 20 Feb 1814 Elbert Co, m 15 Oct 1840 Elizabeth Elenor ANDREW b 10 June 1820 Elbert Co, dau of Benjamin & Lucy Tate Andrew III.  F. F. Reynolds was a MECS Minister and served all over middle and north Ga. Children were: Benjamin Andrew Reynolds, b 11 June 1848, Effingham Co Ga; Joseph Melville Reynolds , Rev  b 3 Aug 1855 Burke Co Ga;  Mollie Reynolds 1858-1899; Lou Reynolds  1860-1936; Franklin Parks Reynolds  1865-1941

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Trying to find parents of Joseph Clark ANTHONY b ca 1830 Ga [per 1870 Caldwell TX census]. Also in the household in 1870 are William B. Anthony b ca 1833 GA.  Several Joseph & Joseph Clark Anthonys came to Wilkes/Elbert area from Virginia and William Augustine Anthony b ca 1810 Wilkes Co and wife Millie Hightower cannot be located in 1830 in GA, AL, MS, LA or TX.  Another man, Dr Joseph Walker Anthony, a planter, b 27 Aug 1801 also lived in Wilkes.  Does anyone know these families and how they are connected?

Nancy Arnold Thompson - [email protected]
Looking for info on James ARNOLD b Elbert Co ca 1795, m Mary?, possibly Ga. The first 4 children were: Jonathan Arnold b 25 Dec 1820; Gideon Arnold b 17 Sept 1822;  Sallie Arnold b 29 Mar 1828; and David Arnold, b 16 Oct 1832, probably all born in Ga.  Family moved to TN before 1833 as my g-grandfather George Washington Arnold was b 5 Sept 1833 in Hickman Co TN.

Leigh Ann Boyd - [email protected]  Researching Henry S BAILEY who m Lucy PATTERSON 22 Nov 1827 Elbert Co. By 1860 the family is in AL.  Children include: James T., Mary A., Elya M., Amanda E., Wilep P., Louvaney J., Samuel H.

Callan Swenson - [email protected] Researching the BARGER and BROWN families in Elbert Co in early 1800s, specifically the family of John BARGER and Margaret BROWN who had a child Robert Brown Barger, ca 1812. Margaret Brown's father may have been Robert Brown.

LEA L DOWD - [email protected]
John Hicks BASS m Margaret J MOSS [see query on Moss]



[see query on Elizabeth BEGGS and James Henry NEWMAN in 'N']

Richard Elliott - [email protected]  Seeking info on Henry & Scotty BEGGS, both buried Elbert Co as both died on same day 17 May 1978 in Hart Co, but were residents of Elbert Co at time of their deaths. Henry was 32 years old and Scotty was 6.  Were they father and son who died in some kind of accident?



BENNETT- Lightwood Log Creek was the dividing line between Franklin & Wilkes counties, then when Elbert was made in 1790 it was Franklin/Elbert divider.  Our Bennetts were on both sides of that creek from 1793 at least when Benjamin Bennett is on a muster roll. Then getting land, paying taxes & on Poll lists are Jesse, Thomas T., John, John Jr, William, James, Hiram, Cooper, Hardy, Hezekiah . 1811 Jesse apprentices his son John to the hatter trade, 1820 Hardin is deputy sheriff. 
Anyone else working on these Bennetts, reach me at [email protected]  so we can combine resource findings with others working on these.  DNA on some is matching with descendants of the early Jamestown Bennetts.

KAY DORNEMAN - mailto:[email protected]
William BIBB [ 1735 Hanover Co VA - 1796 Elbert Co Ga]. Was he father of William Wyatt Bibb and Thomas Bibb, both later Governors of AL?


Howard Raspilair - [email protected]
BICKERSTAFFS are in Elbert, Clarke, Franklin, Jackson, Oglethorpe and Wilkes Counties between 1789-1815. Rowan Co NC records show that John Bickerstaff resided there prior to going to GA and that he is the father of Johnson, Henry and Robert.  Other researchers say Johnson is the father of Henry [Clay or J] and John L [Lucky]. I am looking for documentatio of that

Mary E BLACK m Daniel Olds - see OLDS  query

Winston McCain - [email protected]  Searching for William BLACK who moved to Elbert Co area 1785 from Centreville VA,  with wife Catherine. Two sons were born in Elbert: Charles and John sometime between 1785 - 1790, then they moved to Franklin Co

mailto:[email protected]  Need info on parents of Matthew W BLACKWELL b May 1918 Elberton GA  04/01


Gerald Freyder - [email protected]  Looking for info on William BLOUNT and his dau, Elizabeth  William apparently migrated from Elbert Co, ca 1800, to East Feliciana, Louisiana, along with other Elbert County people, namely, Charles Ingraham, James Higginbotham, Matthew Edwards, Natt Cobb, to join others from Elbert Co, 3 Yarborough brothers and  Joseph, James, Thomas and David Felps
Rachel - [email protected]  Seeking info on Margaret POWERS, who m John H BOND 12 Dec 1867 in Elbert Co.  She was my gfather's natural mother and may have died after childbirth.



MIC BARNETTE - [email protected]
Searching for Jesse Brawner Jr, 8 Apr 1806 - Nov 1844, s/o Jesse Sr & Sarah BRAWNER, m 5 Nov 1833 Sarah Coffee, d/o Lewis & Elizabeth Coffee, b 1 Sept 1812 W North Carolina - 5 Nov 1893 Fulton Co at home of sister Mary Brawner Elliott. Children: Selina Elizabeth 15 Nov 1834, m a Wright; Loney Charlotte 8 Oct 1836 m Thomas M McLain; Sarah Melinda 29 Sept 1838 m Charles Westley Elliott, uncle of Geo W Elliott; Aminda Clemintine 5 Oct 1843, m James J Arnold; Mary Melissa 16 July 1844 , Geo W Elliott, nephew of Charles W Elliott. My ancestors are Aminda Clemintine Brawner & James J Arnold.


Natalie Hurford -mailto:[email protected]
Researching Edmund Harvey BREWER 6 May 1832 Elbert Co - 18 Sept 1912 Levy Co FL, was in Civil War, FL State Representative in 1865 and m twice.  First m to Rebecca ? and 2d to Sarah Badger DeBruhl.  Edmund may be the son of Edmund Holt Brewer but can find no proof.  He  had a brother John Brewer who  moved to FL with Edmund in 1849 then moved back to GA where he served in the Civil War. Also looking for info on Sackfield Brewer, son of Edmund in the 1600a  Any cousins in GA?

More Information submitted by David Mitchell - Edmund Harvey Brewer was my g-g-grandfather; his daughter Edna was my g-grandmother. He first married Rebecca Walton Smith (from Tennessee), then IRENE DeBruhl (Don't know who Sarah Badger DeB was, mentioned by Natalie.)
I also have a photo of him as an old man, along with a few descriptive paragraphs about him that my g-grandmother wrote in 1959--both of which I'd be willing to provide jpegs of for his descendants.

Joyce - [email protected]
Looking for family of Daniel BRITT who is on 1800 census and 1801 tax list of Elbert Co. How long did he live in Elbert Co? Was he a land owner?                05/01


mailto:[email protected] Looking for info on Nancy GINN & Moses BRYANT in Elbert Co       03/01



David Allred - [email protected]  Looking for info on Mary CALVERT and her family.  She was b in Elbert Co 19 Mar 1793 to John and Mary Polly McCurdy Calvert, believed to be from Penn & married there in 1787.  John appears in Deed Book vol 1 with 400 acres purchased in 1790 in what was then Wilkes Co.  Mother, Mary Polly McCurdy may be the dau of David and Agnes [Nancy]Weakley McCurdy.  One or two David McCurdys are in Deed Book vol 1 as well.

HUGH HYMAN - [email protected]
Several children of William PARK [b SC 1769 - 1851] and wife Margaret [Peggy] CAMPBELL [1770-1827] married & lived Elbert and surrounding counties: Polly Park WOOD [1802-1849?]; Lilly Park FOWLER [1808- ]; Anne Park [1848 - ]; Artimissa Park [1851 - ] Will share info.


Linda Aaron - [email protected]
Looking for descendants of Moses  [12 Jan 1807 Elbert Co - 1 Mar 1897 Hart Co] and Elizabeth [d 13 Mar 1882 Hart Co ] CARDEN, 10 children.  Moses was gson of Moses HAYNES of Elbert Co 

Peggy Jentgens - mailto:[email protected]  Looking for birth record for Amos CARITHERS, probably son of James and Penelope Tillman Carithers, in 1814.  James & Penelope probably married 1810-1813.  [no marriage for James & Penelope recorded in Elbert Co; birth records not kept until after 1900 - editor]

Pat Bell -mailto:[email protected]
Looking for info on Mary Elizabeth CARLTON b 13 Jan 1848, m Jabel BELL in Habersham Co Ga 8 Dec 1872. In Elbert Co 1850 census a D. M Carlton b NC age 26 m to M L Carlton age 23 also b NC and one child M A age 1/12. Wondered if this could be the family of Mary Elizabeth?  08/01

Ellen Davenport - [email protected]  Seeking info on Samuel CARR and wife Charity in Wilkes/Elbert Co later 1700-early 1800, later in Hart Co


                      Looking for info on Mary "Polly" Carter, dau of Francis Scott and Margaret Taylor Carter b                       Elbert or Wilkes Co in 1795.  She married James W Hilyer on 16 April 1816

KELLY HANCOCK - [email protected]
Interested in ancestor and descendants of Moses CASH, Reuben Cash and William Henry Cash 1810-1850. Am assistant to Johnny Cash who is interested in family tree also


Jim Rice -[email protected]   Seeking info on parents of Nathan CHILDS Sr. [b ca 1730 Va - 1806 Elbert Co Ga]. Children included John, Elizabeth, Nathan Jr., Frances [Franky] and Lucy


Mary Brown - mailto:[email protected]Looking for info on Williamson CLARK, b ca 1784, probably in VA, d after Dec 1862, Elbert Co, m to Martha 'Patsy' Hall
GRACE LEE SMITH GREEN - [email protected]  Would like contact with anyone who can claim descent from John & Rhoda KIDD CLEVELAND. John was son of Jacob & Mildred [WHITE] Cleveland of Elbert Co. Believe that Rice Cleveland, b/o John was married to Mary COGBURN and had at least one son, James Cogburn Cleveland. John, Rhoda, Rice and brother James buried in Cleveland cemetery, Ruckersville, near Jacob & Mildred White Cleveland.

Ray Shirley mailto:[email protected]  Looking for any info on Peter CLOUD reported to be living in Elbert Co in 1796      03//01


mailto:[email protected]  Looking for info on Mariann COLBERT, widow of Elisha.  Need maiden name and any info.

Joyce McMurray -mailto:[email protected]Samuel COLLINS b 1795 NC - after 1860 Randolph Co AL, m Mary COOK March 1822 Elbert Co.  Mary b 1805 Ga - ???Randolph Co AL, dau of Samuel Cook listed on 1820 Elbert Co GA census.  Listed on 1830 Elbert Co Ga census, 1840 Henry Co Ga, 1850-60  Randolph Co AL, had at least 10 children.  Looking to connect with researchers of these two families                       05/01



PAT COOPER - [email protected]
see query on Fannin

Jane Saries -mailto:[email protected]   Looking for info on the marriage of Charles COULTER to Mary ? ca 1783-85 or any info on the Coulter family.  He apprears in Elbert Co deed books later on                       03

[see query on Holman FREEMAN]


Thelma Sasser Mays  MaysLansing Burrows Sasser Crawford These surnames are all related through marriage. Some of the names are from throughout Georgia. The Mays family now resides in Albany.

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