Marriages & Obituaries from The Macon Messenger, 1818-1865.
By: Willard Rocker, Pub. 1988, 588 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-340-2.
The marriage & death notices contained in this volume have been abstracted from the Georgia Messenger & the Georgia Journal and Messenger, both published in Macon, GA. The 5,000 obituaries listed here are not localized for just the Macon area, but are much comprehensive. Because of the centrality of the city of Macon in the state of Georgia, this newspaper would be a natural focal point for people all over Georgia to have marriages & deaths recorded. There are approximately 14,000 marriages and obituaries for people in the Macon, GA. area and other Georgia counties such as: Bibb, Butts, Chatham, Coweta, Dooley, Greene, Jefferson, Jones, Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Muscogee, Oglethrope, Pike, Screve, Twiggs, Upson, Walker and Ware as well as other counties throughout the state of Georgia and other states as: Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, New York, North & South Carolina and Tennessee.