(Wilkes County) Early Records of Georgia. (Vols. 1 & 2)
By: Grace Gilliam Davidson, Pub. 1933, Reprinted 2017, 844 pages, Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-006-3.
Wilkes County was created in 1777 from the northern part of St. Paul’s Parish. This land was acquired from the Creek & Cheokee Indians in payment for debts owed to Indian Traders. It is the parent county, in whole or part, for: Elbert, Greene, Hart, Lincoln, Madison, Oglethorpe, Taliaferro and Warren Contents of Volume 1 (409 pages): Ceded Lands, 1773-1775; Mixed Records, Wills, 1777-1819, 1819-1836; Inventories and Appraisements, 1784-1812; Minutes of Inferior Court; Returns of Administrations and Guardians Book 1, 1809-1816; Remnant of Oldest Deed Book, 1784-1785; Deed Books, 1785-1790; Land Court Records, 1786-1792; Land Lotteries, 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832; Paschal family Bible Record; Index. Contents of Volume 2 (421 pages): Minutes of First Court; Tax Digest, 1785; Deed Books GG & HH; Will Books, 1819-1836; Index to Will Book II, 1837-1877; Returns of Estates; Returns of Administrators and Guardians; Original Marriage Bonds, 1792-1816; First Marriage Book, 1792-1834; Index These volumes jointly contain the names of over 42,000 individuals.