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Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956, History of.

By: Mrs. Wallace Leigh Harris, Pub. 1957, Reprint 2019, 1120 pages, 0-89308-948-6.

Pulaski County was created in 1808 from Portions of Laurens and Washington counties.  Bleckley county was created in 1912 from Pulaski County.  The time frame of this book begins with the creation of Pulaski County and continuing on through the creation of Bleckley County, with such topics as frontier life, Indians, trade & transportation, labor, farming, politics, education, newspapers and religion - all important in the development of the county.  These types of HISTORY books can be very helpful in your research.  They can help one develop ideas or pathways to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of local residents.  This is very important in trying to figure out what significant factors were prevalent in the county, such as floods, droughts, matters of economic prosperity, matters of governmental intrusion or influence, or one of any number of things that might cause a person to stay or move on.   The family researcher will be delighted with the authors 275 pages of  some 163 biographical sketches of individuals and families.  Mrs. Walker   has also included numerous lists: pay rolls & muster rolls of soldiers who served in the War of 1812, lists of jurors from 1805, Pulaski County Marriages 1808-1956, Bleckley County Marriages 1913-1856, Pulaski County Wills 1809-1947, Bleckley County Wills 1913-1956, 1818 Tax Digest Pulaski County, 1827 Land Lottery, Graves of Revolutionary and 1812 Soldiers marked by DAR, and lists of Veteran s from WWI & WWII.