Early Records of Franklin County, Georgia
Since there were no census records for Franklin County until 1830 (1790-1810 Georgia census records were lost during a fire in the War of 1812. The 1820 Georgia census does not include Franklin County), deeds and land records offer the only source of information for this county. The records compiled in this book are important to those researching their African-American roots, those with ancestors who moved from Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as many 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. Records included in this book are deeds from 1784 to 1811, as well as the 1807 and Cherokee land lotteries. Good luck in your searching!