Stewart County, Georgia

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Guide to Stewart County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Stewart County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 23, 1830
County Seat Lumpkin
Courthouse
Address Stewart County Courthouse]
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 
Stewart County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Stewart County Courthouse
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 

Probate Court has birth, death and burial records from 1927,
marriage records from 1828 and probate records; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce, court and land records from from 1830[1]

History

Local histories are available for Stewart County, Georgia. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

Parent County

1830--Stewart County was created 23 December 1830 from Randolph County.  County seat: Lumpkin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1922 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church 

  Harmony Church, Richland, Georgia, 1839 Members Georgia Pioneers

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Maps 

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Marriage
  • 1828-1870 - Stewart County Marriage Books A1, A2, B, C Index 1828-1870. Batch M713721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1830-1860 - Stewart County Marriage Index 1830-1860 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1870-1884 - Stewart County Marriage Book C Index 1870-1884. Batch M713722 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Stewart County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch M713723 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stewart County, Georgia. Page 160 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.