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  1. Divorce Book B and Index
  2. Chancery Court (Estates, Wills, Petitions, Bonds, Adoptions, Marriage Licenses 1888 to 1927 and Index
  3. Deeds pp.124-532

Chambers County
  1. Marriages 1812-1837
  2. Wills 1833-1856

Cherokee County
  1. Cherokee County Index to Apprentice Bonds 1882 to 1909
  2. Rehoboth Cemetery Records

Clarke County
  1. Wills 1818 to 1825; index to wills and estates
  2. Wills and Estates 1825 to 1832
  3. Guardians, Estates, Wills 1832 to 1839; index to wills
Clay County
  1. 1909 Clay County Death Index

Dallas County
  1. Dallas Wills (and index) 1821-1848

Fayette County
  1. Estate Settlements 1837-1838
  2. Land Grants 1840-1849
Greene County
  1. Greene County Marriages (and index) 1818 to 1847

      Jackson County Digital Images of Wills and Estates, Will Book K
      Names of Testators:
      1. Anderson, John
      2. Anderson, W. L.
      3. Arnold, Ralph
      4. Blackwell, Peter
      5. Byrd, Nathaniel
      6. Christian, Allen
      7. Evans, Samuel
      8. Frazier, Abner
      9. French, Jesse
      10. Gay guardianship
      11. Houston, William
      12. Inglis, Alexander
      13. Inglis, Samuel
      14. Johnson, Henrietta
      15. Larkin, David
      16. Loller, Samuel
      17. Malone, Sandy
      18. Matthews, Alfred
      19. Matthews, guardianship
      20. McClendon, Joel
      21. Messer, John
      22. Parks, Samuel
      23. Prince, Thomas
      24. Reed, John
      25. Reid, John
      26. Robertson, James
      27. Vann, Elizabeth
      28. Walker, George

      Jefferson County
      1. Loose Wills 1818 to 1840; index
      2. Wills 1856 to 1880; index

      Limestone County
      1. Wills 1826-1831
      2. Index to Will 1885-1890

      Macon County
      1. Marriages 1834 to 1842

      Marengo County
      1. Marriages (and index)

      Marion County
      1. 1881 Pensions in Marion County

      Mobile County
      1. Wills 1812 to 1837

      Montgomery County
      1. Estates 1826 to 1838 (and index)
      2. Wills, Volume I, 1815-1821 (and index)
      3. Wills, Volume II, 1822-1843 (and index)

      Russell County
      1. Marriages 1926 to 1929
      2. Wills 1828 tp 1839
      3. Wills 1850 to 1873

      Shelby County
      1. Deans, Josiah Herbert (estate, will)
      2. Estates, Volume B, 1821 to 1839
      3. Wills 1828 to 1841 (and index)
      4. Wills, Volume D, 1841 to 1856 (and index)

      Tuscaloosa County
      1. Marriages, Vol. I, 1821 to 1833

      Washington County
      1. Estates 1800 to 1939

      Muster Rolls of 40th Alabama Infantry

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The Route to Alabama
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin

Most families who went to Alabama came out of Georgia. After the Land Lotteries which resulted from the confiscation of Creek and Cherokee territories in Georgia, families began migrating West. Before that, those persons wishing to cross into Indian Territory, must first obtain a Passport from the Governor of Georgia. In 1785 the State of Georgia recognized the two Nations of Cherokees and Creeks. Although the acquisition of such a passport was for citizens of America, travelers to the area could apply for a passport using the recommendations of their neighbors and friends. Once the Governor approved the request, the passport was issued. While but two of the original passports still survive in the original records of the Governor, it provides a glimpse of the document. Thereafter, all other other passports were issued with the stipulation "for travelers through foreign territories." Genealogists should examine the following books for possible information concerning their ancestors.

  1. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1785 to 1820 by Mrs. Mary G. Bryan.
  2. Passports issued by the Governors of Georgia 1810-1820 by Mary G. Bryan (1964) published by the National Genealogical Society.
  3. Passports of southeastern pioneers 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish, and other land passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina by Dorothy Williams Potter published (1982) by Gateway Press.
  4. The Federal Road through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama 1806-1836. By Southerland, Henry DeLeon and Brown, Jerry Elijah. The University of Alabama Press (1989).
People left the eastern Georgia counties, moving into central Georgia, and then finally, western Georgia. For this reason, one must first search for clues along the Georgia border. After the American Revolution, families from the New England States after began their migration into Carolina and then to Georgia. While they also left roots in those areas, it is reasonable to assume that those who settled Georgia lingered there for several generations.

Rikard's Mill
Rikard's Mill, Monroe County

Winterplace in Montgomery

Thornhill in Greene County

Meadowlawn Plantation
Meadowlawn Plantation in Lowndesboro

Oakleigh in Mobile.

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