Upson County, Georgia

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

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Upson County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1824
County Seat Thomaston
Courthouse
Address Upson County Courthouse ]
PO Box 889
Thomaston, GA 30286-0889
Phone: 706.647.7012 Upson County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Upson County Courthouse
PO Box 889
Thomaston, GA 30286-0889
Phone: 706.647.7012

Probate Court has marriage records from 1825 and probate records
from 1920; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records
from 1825 and newspaper files from 1870[1]

History

Parent County

1824--Upson County was created 15 December 1824 from Crawford and Pike Counties.
County seat: Thomaston [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

  • 1866-1908 - Upson County Colored Marriage Book A 1866-1908. Batch M713873 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Cemeteries

Church

  • 1824 - New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Yatesville, 1824 Members at 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

  • Nottingham, Carolyn Walker. History of Upson County, Georgia. Macon, Ga.: Press of J.W. Burke Co., 1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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).

Wills
  • 1825-1850 - Upson County Wills and Estates, Book A (1825-1850)  (digital images) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1876-1915 - Index to Upson County Will Book B (1876-1915) at Georgia Pioneers ($).

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
  • 1825-1886 - Upson County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1825-1886. Batch M713871 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1886-1914 - Upson County Marriage books D and E Index 1886-1914. Batch M713872 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), Upson County, Georgia. Page 161 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.