Presentation on theme: "FxGS November Education Class Hands-on Workshop 1 21 November 2009."— Presentation transcript:
FxGS November Education Class Hands-on Workshop 1 21 November 2009
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
Search Results You didn’t find probate records from David’s estate You did find entries for Dennis Miller as a guardian
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.
p. 172 “Estate of George Miller David Miller Eli Miller Simeon Miller Pinkney Miller and Sarah J Miller…”
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.
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).
Search Results There are published abstracts of deeds for the parent counties of Gordon County. You start with these and find the following results.
Summary of Deeds Involving David Miller
Land Mapped by District and Lot
Results of an easy search Both David and Dennis were previously residents of Gwinnet County, Georgia
Results of an easy search Both had adjoining lots in District 2 Section 2 of Cherokee County (still Cherokee County today)
Results of an easy search Both settled in same part of Cass County, now Gordon County
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.
Genealogical Situation Still looking for information on David’s death…