Bartow County Genealogical Society and Family Research Library

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Contact Information

Address:   101 North Erwin Street Cartersville, Ga. 30120

Post Office Address: P.O. Box 993, Cartersville, Ga. 30120-0993

Facebook: Bartow County Genealogy Society



Telephone: 770-606-0706

Library Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10:00 A.M. till 3:30 P.M.

Services: 3 computers, 2 scanners; family histories; microfilmed newspapers

Directions: From Atlanta, go north on Interstate 75 North to exit 288. Turn left on Ga.113 (Main St.) and proceed toward downtown. After passing Applebee's restaurant, turn right on Church St.; cross over highway 41, cross Tennessee St.; go over bridge,then turn right at the four-way stop. We are located in the Arts Center building on the right. Ample parking is available.A handicap entrance is available at the front of the building.

Membership: Open to any person regardless of residence, age, race, creed, or age who is interested in genealogy or the history of this area; dues are $20 per year and includes 4 quarterlies.

Meetings: Open to the general public and held at 2:00 P.M. on the first Sunday of each month at the Bartow County Family Research Library. If the first Sunday falls on a holiday weekend, the meeting is held the following Sunday. No December meeting!

Society History:

An organizational meeting was convened in January 1992 with the expressed purpose of forming the first genealogical society in Bartow County. Records indicate that 26 people attended the meeting held at the public library. Mrs. Rita Linker, county librarian, acted as host.

The Bartow County Genealogical Society was officially organized on January 22, 1992. The following officers were elected: Jean Belew, President; Linda Gossett Cochran, Vice-President; Martha Hale; Secretary; and Jerry Bohannon, Treasurer. The groundwork and goals developed by its charter members have served the Society well. Shortly after the organization, the Society began to sponsor a Family Research Library that now houses numerous genealogical records.

Society Goals:

  1. Create an interest in genealogical research and local history by presenting informative programs
  2. Promote the collection and preservation of family records, manuscripts, and other documents of genealogical value
  3. Encourage and acquaint the Society members with sources of material and serve as a medium for exchange of genealogical information
  4. Publish and distribute information on records that has been collected

Publications for Sale:

  • Bartow County Georgia Heritage Book, Volume I and II
  • Favorites From Our Table Cookbook
  • Bartow County Genealogical Society Quarterly,1992-2013

Miscellaneous Genealogy:

Table of Contents for Winter 2013 Quarterly:

1. Membership Roll of the First Baptist Church, 1917

2. Picture Gallery for Richard R Hargis

3. Newspaper Abstracts from the Cartersville News, 1913

4. Bartow County Postmasters 1857-1876; picture of Old Historic Cassville Post Office

5. Justices and Notaries Public for Kingston and Pine Log Districts

6. Survey and Plat for FJ Mayson

7. Cass County Court Minutes, May Term 1855

8. Commissioners of Roads, 1870

9. Court of Ordinary Minutes, July 1858

10. Christmas Ads Published in the Tribune News, 1919

11. Old Postcards of Cartersville, Georgia

Bartow County, Georgia Residents Who Applied for Presidential Amnesty, 1865-1867

1. Akin, Warren, member of Confederate Congress

2. Barrett, Eli, rebel postmaster

3. Bates, Gustavus, taxable property over $20,000

4. Benham, Willis, taxable propertyover $20,000

5. Brooks, William W., rebel county tax assessor

6. Burge, William T., taxable property over $20,000

7. Cunyus, Daniel, taxable property over $20,000

8. Davis, Israel P., taxable property over $20,000

9. Field, Elias E., taxable property over $20,000

10. Fitten, John H., taxable property over $20,000

11. Howard, Nathan, rebel postmaster

12. Howard, Mrs. Susan J., taxable property over $20,000

13. King, Noah, taxable property over $20,000

14. Lewis, John Wm., member of Confederate Congress/taxableproperty over $20,000

15. Milam, Riley, rebel tax assessor

16. Milner, A.J., rebel tax collector

17. Milner, James, rebel commissioner of claims

18. Milner, Wm., taxable property over $20,000

19. Morrison, Albert Franklin, rebel deputy postmaster

20. Rowland, Mrs. Frances M. taxable property over $20,000

21. Rowland, John L., taxable property over $20,000

22. Rowland, William L., taxable property over $20,000

23. Sproull, James C., taxable property over $20,000

24. Trammell, Caswell, proceedings instituted because of confiscation of land

25. Trimble, Augustus, taxable property over $20,000

26. Tumlin, Lewis, taxable property over $20,000

27. Wikle, John L., rebel postmaster

28. Wofford, William T., rebel brigadier general

29. Young, Pierce M.B., graduate of West Point/rebel brigadier general

30. Young, Robert M., taxable property over $20,000

Newspaper Abstracts:

Cassville Standard, Feb. 9, 1854

Prohibition Meeting in Cass Tuesday: Doct. W.J. Benham. Col. Z. Edwards, J.R. Parrott, Col. W. Akin, John H. Rice, Rev. R.A. Milner, J.J. Howard. Rev. A.W. Buford. E. L. Hamilton, Rev. J.W. Givens, Rev. C.A. Crowell. Prohibition meeting resolved to support George W. Tumlin for senator and Joseph Bogle and Elisha King as representatives

The prohibition meeting selected the following delegates:
John H. Rice, E.L. Hamilton, Benjamin Brantley, G.W. Tumlin, W.H. Felton, Joel Foster, J.J. Howard, I.W. Givins, W.J. Benham, Elisha King, M.J. Murphy, R.H. Jones, D.M. Hood, John Greenwood, Alexander Todd, John W. Hooper, A.W. Buford, John A. Terrell, Wm. Bradley, W.V. Wester, A.C. Trimble, R.A Milner, J.R Towers

July 3, 1913, Cartersville News
Mrs. Mattie Brawner Dies At The Home Of Her Mother In City
Mrs. Mattie Brawner died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fannie Wells on Wells Street, Wednesday night of last week. The cause of her death was tuberculosis from which she was a constant sufferer for many months. She was about 35 years old. She was a member of the East Side Baptist Church, and was a good consistent Christian and had many noble and admirable traits of character. Her little daughter preceded her in death about two weeks ago. She had been married twice, the first to a Mr. Cook and the last time to Mr. D.H. Brawner, who survives her. The funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Wells and interment was at Oak Hill cemetery. Rev. George Brown officiated.

July 10, 1913; Doctor Rhodes Dead
Dr. M.M. Rhodes died at his home near Taylorsville a few days ago. He had been in bad health for a number of years and for some time had been deprived of his sight. Dr. Rhodes was a prominent physician of the county and had many friends who regret his death.


Mrs. Mary Nichols
Mrs. Mary Rebecca Nichols, 94, of 102 E. Eighth St., died Thursday at 11:05 p.m .at the residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Nichols was born inBartow County Sept. 11, 1874, daughter of the late Marion and Ann Dodd Martin. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County most of her life and was a member of the Second Avenue United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Roy and Sproull Nichols, both of Rome; four daughters, Mrs. Horace Litton of Lindale, Mrs. Lloyd Barton and Mrs. Lorene Luckett, both of Rome, and Mrs. Jim Dodd of Cedartown; two brothers, Dewitt Martin of Rome and Allen Martin of Kingston; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 in Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Nelson, Hoyt Coker and Paul Willis officiating. Interment will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the residence until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers include Carl and Michael Nichols, Harvey Litton, Jimmy Dodd, James Luckett and Larry Barton. Rome News-Tribune, Friday, June 27, 1969

Mr. Jeff Dodd, aged ninety years, died at Adairsville Saturday. He was among the oldest residents of the county. Columbus Daily Enquirer, Sun. Nov. 10, 1885, page 2