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1 FxGS November Education Class Hands-on Workshop 1 21 November 2009

2 Obituary

3 Genealogical Problem  Find probate records from David Miller’s estate  John and Dennis Miller were the executors  There is an index, check for any Millers, just in case

4 Search Results  You didn’t find probate records from David’s estate  You did find entries for Dennis Miller as a guardian

5 Estate of Eli Miller  Gordon County, Georgia, Inventories and Appraisements, Sales, Vouchers Book C , paginated; 172-3, 416-7, , account of Dennis Miller, guardian of Eli Miller's minors; Gordon County Probate Court Office, Calhoun; FHL microfilm 422,585.

6 p. 172 “Estate of George Miller David Miller Eli Miller Simeon Miller Pinkney Miller and Sarah J Miller…”

7 p. 173

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10 TimeAndDate.com

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12 Genealogical Problem  Look for documentation linking Dennis Miller to David Miller  Both Dennis and David were farmers.  In Georgia, deeds are usually extant and fairly abundant.  Start with deeds to help fill in residence between census enumerations.

13 Needed Facts  Gordon County, Georgia was created from Cass County, Georgia on 13 Feb 1850  Cass County, Georgia was created from Cherokee County, Georgia on 3 Dec 1832 "Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties," database, GeorgiaInfo, (http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/histcountymaps/index.htm : accessed 12 November 2009).

14 Search Results  There are published abstracts of deeds for the parent counties of Gordon County.  You start with these and find the following results.

15 Summary of Deeds Involving David Miller

16 Land Mapped by District and Lot

17 Results of an easy search  Both David and Dennis were previously residents of Gwinnet County, Georgia

18 Results of an easy search  Both had adjoining lots in District 2 Section 2 of Cherokee County (still Cherokee County today)

19 Results of an easy search  Both settled in same part of Cass County, now Gordon County

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22 Abstracting Deeds  Gordon County, Georgia, Deed Book C; deed from John and Dennis Miller, executors to M.B. Tally, 15 August 1854, pp 84-5microfilm roll RHS 4839, drawer 136, box 61, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Morrow.

23 City Directory

24 Genealogical Situation  Still looking for information on David’s death…


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