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{{Georgia-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; Decatur County'' <br>
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{{Georgia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Decatur_County,_Georgia|Decatur County]]'' <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/DeKalb-County-Georgia-Courts.htm Decatur County Courthouse]<br> 1400 E Shotwell Street; PO Box 735; <br>Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735<br> Phone: 229.248.3030 <br><br>Probate Court has marriage records from 1823<br> and probate records;&nbsp; Clerk Superior Court has<br>divorce, court and land records from 1823<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Marriages  ====
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*1885-1886 (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1824 to 1841 (Grooms) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to&nbsp;Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1837-1869 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Decatur County&nbsp;Marriage Licenses 1868-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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*Wills 1828-1838 (digital images). See names of Testators [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Wills 1839-1865 (digital images). See names of Testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Wills 1828-1838 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers]$<br>
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*Index to Minute Books A and B (includes some wills) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers]$<br>
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*Index to Will Book&nbsp;A 1828-1838 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Will Book B 1839-1873 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Will Book C&nbsp;1873-1913 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Appraisements,&nbsp;Sales, 1828-1833 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Journal (estates) 1834-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Annual Returns 1835-1850 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countydecatur.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*Index to Vouchers, Returns 1829-1837
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bainbridge Georgia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191832&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Decatur&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Decatur|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Decatur/ Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Decatur/ Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]$
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 21:43, 12 October 2012

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United States go to Georgia go to Decatur County

County Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
1400 E Shotwell Street; PO Box 735;
Bainbridge, GA 31717-0735
Phone: 229.248.3030

Probate Court has marriage records from 1823
and probate records;  Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, court and land records from 1823[1]

History

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[2]

Parent County

1823--Decatur County was created 8 December 1823 fromEarly County.
County seat:  Bainbridge [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Decatur County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).