Stewart County, Georgia Genealogy

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Stewart County

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

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Stewart County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Stewart County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 23, 1830
County Seat Lumpkin
Courthouse
Address Stewart County Courthouse]
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 
Stewart County Website


County Information

Stewart County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Stewart County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1927
1828

1840
1830
1830

County Courthouse

Stewart County Courthouse
PO Box 157
Lumpkin, GA 31815-0157
Phone: 912.838.6220 

Probate Court has birth, death and burial records from 1927, marriage records from 1828 and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from from 1830[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 910
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Telephone: (229) 838-6220
Fax: (229) 838-4505

Probate Court of Stewart County
P.O. Box 876
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Telephone: 229-838-4394
Fax: 229-838-9084

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

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1922 The courthouse at Lumpkin burned 21 April 1922. County records remained safe in fire-proof vaults.[2]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barbour County, Alabama  • Chattahoochee County  • Marion County  • Quitman County  • Randolph County  • Russell County, Alabama  • Webster County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Stewart, 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 Stewart County cemeteries.

Census

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.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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 Stewart 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

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Stewart County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Stewart County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 2nd Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies I and K
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies E and G
- 35th Battalion, Georgia (Confederate), Companies E and G
- 46th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project


  • Georgia. 1960. Confederate rosters (reconstructed in 1899). Atlanta [Georgia]: Georgia Department of Archives and History. film 847787
  • Webster County (Georgia). Superior Court Clerk. 1966. Military records, 1944-1964: confederate muster roll, for Webster and Stewart Counties; World War I service records, compiled under sponsorship of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary by the Veterans Service Office; and discharge records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah. film 431391

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Online 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).

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 4672
Albany, GA 31706
Website


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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stewart County, Georgia. Page 160 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.