Effingham County, Georgia Queries

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15 thoughts on “Effingham County, Georgia Queries”

  1. Looking for information on London Pooler, b: abt 1832 in GA, d: unk. I found London, wife Amelia and children in in the 1880 census living in Effingham. Wondering why did they move to Effingham and if there are any death certificates.

  2. Thomas Tumblin born 1759. Married to Amelia (Melie or Emily). One son James. Perhaps a daughter Savannah? I see notes of military records 1790 in Effingham Co. I see notes of land warrant recording in late 1700’s in Screven County.

    Looking for Thomas parents. Looking for how to find military record for Effingham Co.
    Looking how to access Screven Co land records in 1700’s.
    Any help appreciated.
    Please put THOMAS in subject line. Thanks

  3. PARISH -PARRISH, Samuel and Elizabeth- I am looking for ANY information regarding these individuals. Probate records show they were residents of Effingham County in 1798. Samuel also appears on the roster of Capt. Mills Militia in 1794. It appears that Samuel drew lands in Hall County in the 1820 Land Lottery and also appears in the 1820 census for Effingham County, as does an Edward. Perhaps they were brothers or his son. II am descended through his son and I am looking for information about his parents, siblings and their children. Thank you for any help!

  4. Charles Somers Miller

    Bridges. Searching for a WILLIAM BRIDGES or who I suspect is his daughter, MARY ANN ‘POLLY’ BRIDGES who married William Shuman in 1800 in Effingham County. I cannot seem to find any William Bridges in Effingham or surrounding counties except a WILLIAM BRIDGES in Chatham (Savannah) in the 1790s. After Mary Ann Polly Bridges’ 1st husband died she married a BANDY. There were BRIDGERS in Burke County in the 1780s. Wonder if I may be reading handwriting incorrectly?

  5. 6/3/2019
    Am looking for information on Eliza L. Rogers b.1824 believed to be in Georgia, d 1887. Married to Stephen F. Keller, 17 Apr. 1843 in Effingham County, d 1881. Both buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Guyton, Effingham, Georgia. Looking for proof that her name is NOT Eliza Lewis. Also looking for her parents and siblings, although I show a Cannon Rowe Rogers as having a daughter Eliza born about this time.

  6. MaryAnn NicholsoN

    THOMAS – Looking for information on ATHANASIUS (or ATHEY) THOMAS and his wife Rebecca. Athanasius would have been born between 1700-1740; location unknown. They lived in Ebenezer, Effingham Co., GA in May of 1759, and had at least 6 children: Agnes, Betsey, John, Giles, Nathan and Sarah. Would appreciate any information you may have on this family line.

  7. SOUTHWELL, Rev. John L.

    I am looking for information regarding Rev. John L. Southwell. His wife Eleanor Connelly died in Effingham abt 1812. John Southwell was a Baptist minister and was a pastor in churches in both Effingham and Screven. He married his third wife Mary Thorne Carrothers Archer on April 5, 1836 in Effingham. Any information on Rev John L. Southwell and his first wife Eleanor Connelly would be appreciated. Thanks.

  8. ROBERTS, Isham

    I need information on Isham Roberts and wife Polly (?) and their children. They had a daughter Mary that married Thomas Hylton and then Rev. John L. Southwell. John and Mary had three children: Lorenzo Dow Southwell, Elvira Southwell m. Thomas Tison and Wilson C. Southwell m. Evalina Holt. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

  9. Marlene Gary Garberson

    LANE, William G.

    Looking for information about William G. Lane’s parents. He was b. 2/9/1807 in Screven County. James Torrence, esq. is listed as his guardian in 1822 in the Screven County Courthouse on a document in which William was a minor at the time. William and this James Torrance was sueing an Insel Spence over property belonging to William. I have been trying to trace the names of his parents. He married Lenora Ann Hunter in 1834 and then moved with her family to Lowndes County, Ga. . The story goes that he might have been an ophan and went to live with the Hunters as a young man. I have searched the records on the web for Screven, but can’t find anything about his heritage. Hope to learn more about the Lane’s that lived in this area. Thanks.

  10. HOLIDAY, Joseph

    I am looking for my gg grandfather, Joseph Holiday(Holliday)’s family. Joseph Holiday married Cynthia Hines Sept 2,1805 in Effingham Co. Ga. They had 2 daughters–Louisa Holiday married Joshua Miller Dec. 5,1825 in Effingham Co. Ga. Angelina Holiday married Joseph Miller Nov 1 ,1827 in Effingham Co. Ga. Joseph Holiday died before April 30,1811 when the court of Ordinary(probate) issued a citation to Cynthia Holiday. I have the Miller family and I have the Hines family but can not find out Joseph Holiday’s family. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  11. James P. Smith, Jr.

    HODGES, F. Simon

    I am searching for the parents of F. Simon Hodges, my gg grandfather. He was born December 17, 1817, where I am not sure but by 1845 he was living in Florida. I am guessing he was either Effingham or Bulloch County.

  12. GRIMES, Francis

    I am looking for info on Francis Grimes m. Jerusha Roberts, daug of Isham (Isom) Roberts. If anyone has any info on Francis please share it with me.

  13. BERRY, James O.

    Stuck at gggggrandfather James O. BERRY, who according to the book ?Ga. Salzburgers? came to Ebenezer in 1760 from N.C. with 4 children. Need dob,dod, places, etc. James descendents: John Berry, b 1757, marr. 1790 Mary (REISER) HOFFMAN–son, John Banajah BERRY, mar. Mary METZER, then Ann KENNEDY and their son was George Washington BERRY, who married Anza E. JAUDON, and their son, b 8/14/1880 Roy JAUDON BERRY was my grandfather.

  14. BELL, Eleazer

    There is record of Eleazer Bell, Esq, mariner, marriage to Miss Mary Causey on 27 Jan 1805 in Effingham County. According to later census, Mary Causey was born in So. Carolina. From her age of 69 or 70 at death in 1857 one concludes she was born 1787/88 which means she was 17 or 18 at marriage. Since Eleazer Bell had a child born in 1801, he must have been married previously. I’ve found on obit or death record to indicate her name. The following are Land transactions which indicate he and Jesse Bell were neighbors and had some kind of relationship. Eleazer Bell To Joseph Holyday, Both Of Effingham County date March 19,1798, for 300 acres granted William Denmark June 2, 1791, lying opposite the flat ford on “the great Road on north side of Great Ogeehee River and including the plantation where said Denmark formerly lived”, Also 200 acres granted to Reading Denmark Jan 21, 1796: Also 150 acres granted same man, same date, adjoining William Denmark, Jesse Bell and s.e. by Reading Denmark. Jan 21, 1796, lying on the Great Ogeechee River: Also 190 acres granted said William Denmark Jan. 24, 1791 for 200 acres, being in all 947 acres in one body and deeded by Reading Denmark to above Bell, Nov. 24 1796. witness: John Moore and Stephen Denmark J.P. page 48 Reading Denmark to Eleazer BELL, both of Eff. Co,. Deed dated Nov. 24, 1796, conveying the above lands. to: Wm. Denmark, Jesse Bell, J.P. Another transaction on page 82-September 1, 1800 Deed between Joseph Holiday, planter names mentioned Milner Holiday, Redding Denmark, Eleazer Bell, Hohn Moore and Ferney Holliday. page 84-Eleazer Bell served as J.P. on Dec. 1, 1804 page 162-Eleazer Bell, Esq. appeared on a list of marriages, His dated 1-27-1805 to Miss Mary Causey page 180 1805 land lottery PB Belle, Jesse PB Bell, Eleazer Also on page 51 (original record page 154) Jesse Bell and wife Ann, to David Reisser -land transaction. Eleazer and Dr. Jesse Bell both applied and received Passports to cross Creek Lands on the same date, Monday 26 March 1810. Eleazer Bell shows up later that same year, 1810 in Amite Co., MS, but I have not located Dr. Jesse Bell, although I’ve heard West Feleciana Parish, Louisiana mentioned. I have searched for over 25 years to learn where Eleazer Bell and Mary Causey came from and who their earlier families were without success. ANY clues or help will be appreciated. Will be glad to share what I have on their descendants.

  15. AMBROSE, David

    I am looking for information on David Ambrose who appears on the 1880 census with his family. I especially would like to know what David’s wife and parents names were.

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