Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. 1: Seventeen Georgia Counties
Author: Lelia Thornton Gentry
Published: 2002 reprint of a 1926 original
Softcover, 439 pp
Condition: Very Good
The title of this first volume in a scarce series of Georgia source records compiled by members of various chapters of the Georgia D.A.R. is somewhat misleading. While the coverage extends to seventeen Georgia counties, fully two-thirds of the book deals with Franklin County. Each chapter begins with a brief description of the county records covered, which, in most cases, are among the oldest extant and date from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. By and large, the material for the other sixteen counties--Baldwin, Bullock, Clarke, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Laurens, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Pulaski, Putnam, Tatnall, Telfair, and the city of Augusta--consists of marriage records naming the bride and groom, and name indexes to wills and estates. Other miscellaneous records include tax lists, guardians' returns, names of justices of the peace, and, in the case of the city of Augusta, the records of St. Paul's Church. The coverage for Franklin County is much more extensive and includes, besides indexes to marriages and wills and administrations, biographies of Revolutionary War soldiers, bounty records, will abstracts, deeds, lists of jurors, land grants, names of surveyors, and more. There is also a miscellaneous chapter devoted to Revolutionary soldiers buried in North Carolina. Our edition includes the separately published Index to Volume 1, which refers to a staggering 30,000 individuals cited in the text.