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Books, Microfilm for Jones County Research


"History of Jones County, Georgia for One Hundred Years, Specifically 1807 - 1907" by Carolyn White Williams, Round Oak, GA, The J. W. Burke Co., Macon, GA (1957)
Index to History of Jones County. Stephens, Margaret Heard pub 1979 100 pages (index can be found in some libraries, but is no longer available for purchase)

 The "History of Jones County, Ga." by Mrs. Carolyn White Williams is currently on sale by Jones County History and Heritage, Inc. and may be purchased at the Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce "Old Jones County High School" in Gray. The price of the books are $75.00.
This new Memorial Edition includes the index by Mrs. Margaret H. Stephens as well as a tribute to Mrs. Williams.
Books may be ordered and shipped direct for an additional $5.00 fee, by contacting Earl Colvin at 129 Gladys Place, Gray, Ga. 31032 or by e-mail Earl Colvin

"Generations of History: featuring the historical photography of Jones County families and Descendants" from the "Jones County News" 2001 81 pages. indexed.

"County Records of Jones County, Wilkes County" by Georgia Genealogist
"Cemeteries of Jones and Monroe Counties, GA" compiled by Ann Holloman Odom (1999).


"History of Gray United Methodist Church" by James Coleman Moughon, Jr.
(May 1972)

"New Hope (Caney Creek) Primitive Baptist Church Minutes 1813-1928" 
compiled from original Church Book by Allene Jarrell (1-1-1964).

FAMILY HISTORIES  Ann  Holloman Odom 
1.    The Holloman Family This compilation begins 
with Christopher Hollyman of Isle of Wight Co., VA,  

2.    Patterson- Herndon and Related Families The
related families are :   Barbee, Tapley, Hart,
Miller, Digges, Page and Waller 

3.    Herndon-McGehee and Related Families The
related families are: Digges, Waller, Page, Partain,
Holloman, Waller, Prewitt, Tate, McAllister and

4.    Odom- Wiggins and Related Families The related
families are:   Strozier, Roberts, Hudson, Rush,
Gray, Dark, Burnett, Stiles, Summers and Franklin 


"Griswoldville - A Collection of Maps, Pictures,
Stories and Personal Comments About the Man, the
Town, the Battle" Vols. 1 - 7 and Index, by Bruce G.
Spengler and Walker W. Spengler (1992)

"Griswoldville" by William Harris Bragg (Mercer
University Press, $29.95). 

According to recent review in the Macon Telegraph, 
"the book is subtitled: The Story of the Industrial
Village Founded in Central Georgia by Samuel
Griswold, Its Antebellum Prosperity and Role in the
War Effort of the Confederate States of America, and
Its Destruction during the March to the Sea, together
with Accounts of the Military Operations Conducted in
Griswoldville's Vicinity during the Summer and Fall
of 1864. Profusion of period illustrations, 100-plus
maps, engravings, photographs, sketches. Liberal
footnotes and an extensive bibliography. Bragg has
supplied a social history as well as military.
[Mercer University Press, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon,
GA 31201; phone 912-752-2880]

"Jarrell Plantation:  A History" by Victoria Reeves

"Clinton:  County Seat of the Georgia Frontier 1808-
1821" by William Lamar Cawthon, Jr.

"The River Road Settlement of Jones Co., Georgia" by
William G. Moffat, Milledgeville, GA (Aug. 1979)

"History of the People of Jones County, Georgia",
Vols. 1 - 16, by Frank M. Abbott, published by
Lineage Unlimited, P. O. Box 4252, Macon, GA 31208,
copyright 1977. (Available: Washington Memorial
Library, Macon; Flint River Regional Library at
        Vol. 1:  Genealogies
        Vol. 2:  Early Records
        Vol. 3:  1820 - 1860 Census
        Vol. 4:  Cemetery Records
        Vol. 5:  Genealogies ****
        Vol. 6:  Genealogies ****
        Vol. 7:  
        Vol. 8:  Misc. Early Records
        Vol. 9:  Marriages
        Vol. 10:  More Cemeteries, Obituaries, & Wills
        Vol. 11:  Soldiers, Pensions, Widows
        Vol. 12:  Actual 1870 Census
        Vol. 13:  Abstracted 1870 Census
        Vol. 14:  1850 Slave Schedule
        Vol. 15:  1836 Tax Digest
        Vol. 16:  Early Records - Book 2
**First four volumes of this series are small (5" x 7") published around 1977; others regular size)

****Family sketches include the following:
Allen (2)
Adam Carson (2)
John Carson
Elisha Childs
John Childs, Jr. (2)
Michael Satterwhite Childs
Nathan Childs
Nathan Childs, Jr.
Peter Alexander Childs
Robert Childs, etc
Cary Cox
Dame (2)
Dumas (4)
Edwards (8)
Finney (10)
Glover (2)
Holloman (3)
Hudson (3)
Jarrell (7)
Roberts (3)
Wheeler (8)


"Jesse L. Bunkley Trial 1837" Summary & Court Records (author's name not

Jones  County, Georgia, Newspaper Extracts

Vol.I - 1810-1831, 399 pages; Vol. II - 1832-1888, 380 pages.
Price     $40.00
" County" Purchase

"Fields of Gray - Battle of Griswoldville, Nov. 22, 1864" by Gary
Livingston, Caisson Press, Cooperstown, NY (1996)
"Improved 1850 Census of Jones County, Georgia" by Joseph T. Maddox,
Irwinton, GA (1983)

The Washington Memorial Library Genealogy Room in Macon has the
following microfilm (non-census) records for Jones County,

     Mountain Springs Primitive Baptist Church of Christ minutes 1838-1956 
     General index to deeds 1807-1966 (Grantor and Grantee) 
     Deeds 1808-1869 
     Inventories, appraisements, sales 1809-1903 
     Diaries of Thomas Jefferson Stewart 1860-1884 (7 reels) 
     Marriages 1811-1893 
     "Joe Brown" census 1864 
     Poor school and academy lists 1829 -1837 
     Record of appointment of postmasters 1832-1971 
     Tax digests 1811-1875 (not all years) 
     Wills 1809-1951 

Willard Rocker, Director of Genealogy
     Washington Memorial Libary
     Genealogy & Archives
     1180 Washington Ave 
     Macon, Georgia 31201 
     Ph.: (912) 744-0820

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