Early Records of Columbia County, Georgia
Local histories and genealogical records are fascinating and are a valuable tool for anyone tracing their roots. The records compiled in this book are especially important to those researching their African-American heritage, those with ancestors who moved from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, as well as other counties in Georgia.
Keep in mind, if your ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War, he may have moved to Georgia in order to participate in the many land grants and lotteries. There were also thousands of Quakers who lived here. Records in this collection include marriage records, deeds, and wills, as well as some miscellaneous records – over 3,000 in al, covering the years 1770-1820.
As a genealogist researching her family for over 25 years, I “just knew” that one of my lines lived and died in Pennsylvania. It was quite a surprise when I found that line right here in Columbia County! So, keep an open mind, keep researching and learning. Remember, those brick walls we all experience may be broken just by reading this book. Good Luck!!!