Jasper County, Georgia Genealogy

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United States
Georgia
Jasper County

Guide to Jasper County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Monticello
Organized: December 10, 1807
Parent County(s): Baldwin[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butts  • Jones  • Monroe  • Morgan  • Newton  • Putnam
See County Maps
Courthouse
Jasper County Courthouse Monticello, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Jasper County Map.png
Adoption
Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia

County Information

Description

The County was named for Sergeant William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Jasper County Courthouse
Courthouse on the Square
Monticello, GA 31064
Phone: 706-468-4901
Jasper County Website

Clerk Superior Court has land records from 1808, divorce, military and court records from 1900.[3]

Jasper County, Georgia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1808 1919 1900 1808 1809 1820
Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes

  • 1807 Jasper County was created 10 December 1807 from Baldwin County. Formerly named Randolph County, the name was changed to Jasper County in 1812.
  • County seat: Monticello[6]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Jasper County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jasper, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Jasper County cemeteries.

Census Records

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Methodist

  • 1878-1924 Methodist Church Baptism Index 1878-1924. Batch C713111 at FamilySearch
  • 1878-1924 Methodist Church Marriage Index 1878-1924. Batch M713111 at FamilySearch
  • 1878-1924 Methodist Church Burial Index 1878-1924. Batch B394956 at FamilySearch

Presbyterian

  • 1829-1905 Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1829-1905. Batch C713121 at FamilySearch
  • 1829-1905 Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1829-1905. Batch M713121 at FamilySearch
  • 1829-1905 Presbyterian Church Burial Index 1829-1905. Batch B394955 at FamilySearch

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jasper County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Jasper County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Jasper County:

- 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 32nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B


  • McElroy, J. 1900. Jasper County, Georgia, confederate volunteers: Company B, 44th Georgia Regiment, March 17, 1862. San Antonio, Texas: Family Adventures. (entire book) 975.8583 M2m
  • Carnes, Marcia Hayes, John P. Harvey, and Irene Roberts Malone. 1984. History of Jasper County, Georgia. Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Associates. (page 47-53) 975.8583 H2h digital version
  • Anderson, Mary Ann. 1995. Cen-Silver celebration: the 125th anniversary of the founding of Hazlehurst, Georgia, a town at the crossroads. S.l: s.n.]. (page 130-139) 975.8827/H1 H2c digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Jasper County). 1957. Confederate veteran pension rolls abt. 1897-1906; Minutes & records of Confederate Veteran Associations, abt. 1894-1933; Muster rolls of comp A, 32nd. Reg & comp C, 16th Bat. Cal; Disabled & indigent Confederates peddler's license, & salesman's oaths, etc. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.film 158477


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Voting Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Records

  • 1742-1990 Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1742-1992 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992 at Ancestry — index and images ($)
  • 1797-1819 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book C, 1797-1819 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1813-1817 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 1, 1813-1817 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1813-1820 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 2, 1813-1820 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1821-1823 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 3, 1821-1823 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1822-1823 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annaul Returns, Book 4, 1822-1823 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1824-1833 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 5, 1824-1833 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1828-1829 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 9, 1828-1829 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1830-1839 Wills, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Annual Returns, Book 10, 1830-1839 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

School Records

Tax Records

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Jasper County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_County,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jasper County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 37-38. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.