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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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Online Records

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

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]


Local histories are available for Quitman County, Georgia Genealogy. 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

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:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Georgetown Cemetery [3]

Georgetown Cemetery Private (Afr-Am) [4]

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


Georgetown Baptist Church [5]




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 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





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]




A Grand Old Church, Liberty Baptist Church at Grooverville 1893
Flewellen, James T. Trustee's Sale 1870
Hopper, Mr. G. C . Retires January 10, 1930
Hopper, George Carroll Funeral October 31, 1932
Joint Resolutions Lead To Ga / Al Border War [8]


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).


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.


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 [9]

1875 - 1885 Marriages
1875 - 1885 Marriages (Partial)
1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames A - L
1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames M - Z [10]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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. 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/news.html
  9. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/vitals.html
  10. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/vitals.html