Quitman County, Georgia

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

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Quitman County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Quitman County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 10, 1858
County Seat Georgetown
Courthouse
Address Quitman County Courthouse]
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 
Quitman County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Quitman County Courthouse
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 

Clerk Superior Court has birth records from 1927, marriage records from 1919, divorce records, and court records from 1923 and land records  from 1879[1]

Beginning Dates for Quitman County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1879

History

Parent County

1858--Quitman County was created 10 December 1858 fromRandolph and Stewart Counties.
 County seat: Georgetown [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1920 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

County Courthouse

Quitman County Courthouse
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 

Clerk Superior Court has birth records from 1927,
marriage records from 1919, divorce records,
divorce and court records from 1923 and land
records  from 1879[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Quitman County was created 10 December 1858 fromRandolph and Stewart Counties.
 County seat: Georgetown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1920 -- 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

Georgetown Cemetery [3]

Georgetown Cemetery Private (Afr-Am) [4]


List of Cemeteries in Quitman County: http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/cemetery.html

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Georgetown Baptist Church [5]


http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/cemetery.html

Court


http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/court.html

Administration & Guardianship Bonds
Bland, Jasper Orphans David and Jasper (Bond) 1899
Bland, Mary J. Belcher (Guardianship) 1872
Dowdy, Woodson H. Orphans (Guardianship) 1865
Guerry, T. S. (Guardianship) 1865
Griffin, Lunsford Eleanor and children (Exemplification) 1864
Guilford, J. M. (Guardianship) 1894
Harrison, William Orphans (Guardianship) 1866
Kaigler, Orphans (Guardianship) 1898
Matthews, Lucy C. and John W. (Guardianship) 1864
Moore, William F. (Guardianship) 1864
Ogletree, J. E. (Request to Sell Land) 1893
Phillips, J. E. (Guardianship)
Slayton, Mary (Bond) 1864
Whitaker, John Bland Minors (Estate) 1898 [6]

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

Local histories are available for Quitman 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.

Maps

Gaquitman.jpg

http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/quitman1863map.htm


Military

http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military.html


Military - War of 1812

1883 Pensioners

Military - Civil War

11th Regiment Company I
11th Ga Regiment Company I History
51st Regiment Company G
61st Regiment Company F
Civil War from "The Quitman Echo"
Quitman Grays History From "The Quitman Echo"

Military - World War I Description

Tye, J. P. WWI Draft 1917
World War I from "The Quitman Echo" [7]

Newspapers

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Quitman County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

USGenWeb has transcriptions for some newspaper articles.

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.


http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/vitals.html

1919 Death Index
1920 Death Index
1921-1924 Death Index
1926 Death Index
1927 Death Index
1928 Death Index
1929 Death Index
1930 Death Index
Barrett, Elizabeth 1923
Harrell, Hugh L 1969 [8]


1875 - 1885 Marriages
1875 - 1885 Marriages (Partial)
1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames A - L
1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames M - Z [9]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Quitman County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  4. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  5. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  6. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/court.html
  7. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military.html
  8. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/vitals.html
  9. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/vitals.html