Effingham County

Effingham County, Georgia Genealogy and History

Effingham – a county in the east part of Georgia, has an area of 480 square miles. It is situated between the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers, which respectively form its boundaries on the east and west; the former separates it from South Carolina. The county is also drained by Ebenezer creek. The surface is level, and partly covered with forests of pine and cypress; the soil is sandy, and, with small exceptions, unproductive. Indian corn, rice, and sweet potatoes are the staples. Lumber is one of the chief articles of export. In 1850 this county produced 87,794 bushels of corn; …

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Old Ebenezer, Marriages

The following is a list of Marriages from the Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County, Georgia. Sometimes you will find a date that is out of place.  I had know way of knowing if this was an error, so I just left the record in the year I found it was listed.      These records contain many names, such as sponsors for Baptisms, Name of Plantation where the slave family lived and the names of the witness for a marriage. Marriage Records 1754 Marriages 1755 Marriages 1756 Marriages 1757 Marriages 1758 Marriages 1759 Marriages 1760 Marriages 1761 Marriages 1763 Marriages 1764 …

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Surnames of Effingham County, Georgia

Please submit your surnames for inclusion using the comments form on the bottom of this page. We will routinely add listings to the form below, removing the old comments. Be sure to list the email address that you would like included and if you have a web page, list your URL. Happy hunting! Surname Researcher Name Web Site Allen Allen2000 N/A Ambrose Bob Peavy N/A Archer Bob Peavy N/A Arnsdorff Darleen Miller N/A Bell J. C. Bell N/A Best Bob Peavy N/A Bevill Bob Peavy N/A Bird Jackie Purdy N/A Blitch Judy V. Rountree Mason N/A “ Ann Parkinson N/A …

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Obituaries, Effingham County, Georgia

Please feel free to submit your obituaries for posting on this site. I will be happy to also include a link for people researching this name to contact you if you would like. ROUNTREE , Cornelius G. | ROUNTREE , Roxie Anna Wolfe Cornelius G. ROUNTREE, Mr. Cornelius G. Rountree, postmaster at Egypt, who has been in declining health for over two years, was overcome by tuberculosis Saturday PM. The remains were laid to rest in Baptist Turkey Branch Cemetery Sunday afternoon with Masonic honors, being one of the largest funerals witnessed for a long time in this county, speaks …

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1895 Atlas of Effingham County

Towns and Cities, Effingham County, Georgia

Please adopt a city or town today. We would like to have stories about the cities and towns listed, how they came to be, how they were named, where the name originated, what happened to them, general historical information about them and the families that lived there. If you can help with this project and would like to adopt one please contact me. If you don’t feel you can adopt one of the towns, but have information you would like to submit, please use our form.  Thanks! Brewer ADOPT ME! Clyo ADOPT ME! Clyo Station ADOPT ME! Guyton ADOPT ME! …

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Effingham County, Georgia Veterans

TROOP A 2nd Battalion Georgia Cavalry “Effingham Hussars” “Captain Bird’s Mounted Company” Captain Edward Bird Captain Henry J. Strobhar, Commanding The Effingham Hussars The Effingham Hussars were organized at Springfield, Georgia, Abt. 1846, and officially entered Confederate service in April 1861 as Company A, Squadron B, Georgia Cavalry. The company subsequently became Captain Bird?s Mounted Company, 2nd Battalion Georgia Cavalry (Dec 1861), and then Company A, 2nd Battalion Georgia Cavalry. Most of its members were from Effingham County, Georgia, with only a few men from other counties. The company was sometimes called Captain Bird’s Company, and then Captain Strobhar’s Company. …

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