News: This section can be used for brief news announcements
   Last Name:   First Name:
Log In
Advanced Search
What's New
Most Wanted
All Media
Dates and Anniversaries
Change Language
Contact Us
Register for a User Account

Baldwin Co/Morgan Co. Georgia (REPO45)

HomeHome    SearchSearch    PrintPrint    Login - User: anonymousLogin    Add BookmarkAdd Bookmark

Repository Information    |    Notes    |    All

  • Name  Baldwin Co/Morgan Co. Georgia 
    Repository ID  REPO45 
  •  Notes 

    • Baldwin County, named after Abraham Baldwin, was created in 1803 by Creek cessions of June 1802. The land was distributed by the 1805 Land Lottery. The Second (1807) Lottery of Georgia, Act of Legislature was passed on June 26, 1806. Four new counties were made out of parts of Baldwin: Morgan, Randolph (later to become Jasper County), Jones and Putnam. Portions of Wilkinson Co. were added in 1806, 1807, 1856 and 1872. Portions of Hancock County were added in 1807. Portions of Washington County were added in 1807, 1812 and 1826. Portions of Jones County were added in 1856.

      John # 318 PB, married, won land in Baldwin Co. [Should be John d. 1818 and
      Ann according to land record study by Roger O. Willingham.]
      William #319 BB, married [Should be William Brooks, son of John d. 1818 and

      William, Sr. # 383 BP, married; won land in Baldwin Co. [Unsure who he is.
      He is not the son, William, of Isaac d. 1810 and Martha Brasfield who was
      born 1794-1796; he would be about 10 in 1804. He is not the son of William 1797 will, his son was born ca 1790. Is he William of 1790 Fairfield Co., SC census or William of 1830 and 1840 Monroe Co., GA census?]
      John, 361 a Sullivan, 202 1/ 2 a Baldwin Co. won in 1805 lottery [Roger?s
      ancestor as he is the one with so much land and the one who drew land in

      William, 202 1/2 a Baldwin Co. won in 1805 lottery [Not identified.]

      Mary, 202 1/2 a. Dist 8 No. 41 in Baldwin Co. [Dau. of Thomas.]

      >From Roger O. Willingham: Upson Co.: Elizabeth B. [Moore] Willingham
      application for pension being the widow of Thomas Willingham who was a
      substitute for William Willingham during the War of 1812. Mustered in from
      Jasper Co. in 1813. They were married in Baldwin Co. in 1815. [Thomas
      Willingham m. 1815 in Baldwin Co., GA to Elizabeth Moore, according to this
      application.] I?ve not identified Thomas and Elizabeth on the 1820
      or 1830 census, but he should be in GA. Widow, Elizabeth is on the 1840, 1850, 1860 Upson Co., GA census. Charles and James Willingham are on the 1820 Baldwin Co., GA
      census; James goes to Upson Co. and remains in Upson Co., GA; James and Elizabeth are on the 1840 Upson Co. census, this would imply that Thomas died before 1840, but after
      1836 as he had a child born 1836. This group of men are sons
      of Thomas and Judith Finch Willingham.
      This is probably Elizabeth, age 67, on the 1860 Upson Co., GA census, b. ca 1793.

      This is a piece of information that I found yesterday that I think could be him:
      Morgan County, Ga., Deed Book GG, 1820 - 1823
      2004 Michal Martin FarmerPage 156

      page 124 Morgan Co., Ga.: 9 June 1821, Coleman M. Roberts to Daniel W. Roberts, both of afsd. co., for $1000, in 19th Dist. of formerly Baldwin now Morgan Co., the N.W. 1/2 of Lot 104, adj. Lot 103, 101 1/4 acres, lot was granted to John G. Willingham of Effingham Co., 19 April 1809, in fee simple. /s/ C. M. Roberts. Wit: Bailey C. Duke, William W. Carlisle, J.P. Recorded 11 June 1821.

      1813: Thomas Willingham mustered in for the War 1812 from Jasper Co., GA as
      a substitute for William Willingham. Thomas m. 1815 in Baldwin Co., GA to
      Elizabeth B. Moore, according to her pension application for War 1812.

      JASPER: 1820
      page/line name
      174/4 T. Wellingham 200010 301 (The T. requires close
      scrutiny - could be a J or F) This is F and is the family of Archibald. F. may be for Francis Marion Willingham.
      200/9 T. Wellingham 250100 2001 (Nine children under 16) This fits the expected census for Thomas, son of Jesse.
      204/13 T. Wellingham 000010 3001 This could be the son of Thos m. Finch. Son, Thomas, m. 1815 in Baldwin Co., GA to Elizabeth Moore [War 1812 pension app. Of Elizabeth]
      232/27 Wm. Wellingham 200010 101 (Wm. Willingham married Elizabeth
      McMichael 1812)
      (Isaac's son William still in Lincoln Co. This Wm. b. 1775-1794. William?s William in Morgan Co. Could this be a son of Thomas and Judith Finch Willingham? Is one of the sons < 10 William Henry Willingham b. 1816?)

      Morgan Co. , GA census 1820 (created1807 from Baldwin, Jasper)
      1820 Morgan Co. Capt. Harpers Dist. READ BY Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002
      15:04:50 -0700 (PDT)
      From: Shirley Willingham ? I finally got a
      good reader and a magnifying glass and could read it through. Here it is:?
      Head - Thomas Willingham
      Males: 2M - <10
      1M - 10-16
      1M - 16-18
      1M - 16-26 [Same as male 16-18]
      0 - 26-45
      1M - 45+
      1F < 10
      0 - 10-16
      1F - 16-26
      0 - 26-45
      0 - 45+
      next column was foreigners not naturalized = 0
      Column 13 - 20 were slaves
      4M slaves < 14
      1F slave < 14
      1F slave 45+
      No other slaves or any free slaves

      REPEAT OF ABOVE: Thomas, Capt Harpers Dist., 378, 2 m < 10, 1 m 10-16, 1 m
      16-18, 1 m 16-26[already counted in 16-18], 1 m 45+, 1 f < 10, 1 f 16-26
      [from post on Morgan Co. GAGENWEB][I believe that this Thomas is the son of
      William d. 1798 and Nancy; fits Thomas of 1830 & 1840 Newton Co., GA
      census, except for the age of Thomas.] Jesse?s son, Thomas, would be about
      42 in 1820 and his wife, Rebecca, would be about 38.
      Since Thomas is 45+, he was born before 1820-45=1775; he would have be >21
      in 1775+21=1796.
      2. Thomas b. ca 1775 d. < 1855 m. <1811 Sarah Catherine Garnet, daughter of Eli Garnet and Sarah. (Since Thomas was at least 21 by Oct 1797, then he was born by 1797-21=1776 and Elijah by ca 1774----they both had their $60 when their father wrote his will.]
      21. Martha born Abt. 1811 in GA; died Aft. 1870 in TUSCALOOSA COUNTY,AL.
      22. Elihu born March 12, 1814 in GA; died January 19, 1877 in HOPEWELL/ROSE HILL CEMETARY(HAGGER CEMETARY). [From "Daniel Primo" ?Lucinda is my gggrandmother.the dau. of Elahue born March 12 1814.
      Jimmie Johnson Primo, 3505 Sycamore Drive, Midwest City,Ok.73110,]
      Elihu married ELIZABETH W CHERRY (Source: Bef. 1838.
      NOTE: Elihu Willingham m. 29 Apr 1839 Marengo Co., AL Elizabeth W. Curry (AL marriages). Elihu is on the 1850 Fayette Co., AL census.
      23. Elijah b. caa 1806 [WENT TO TEXAS.]
      24. William b. 1804 [WENT TO TEXAS, ANCESTOR OF YVONNE.]
      1820 census - Georgia - Morgan County I think son of William d. 1798.
      Head - Thomas Willingham
      Males: 2M - <10 [b. 1810-1820] Probably Elihu, age 6, b. 12 Mar 1814, and an unknown son b. 1810-1820 not named in Elizabeth?s estate settlement.
      1M - 10-16 [b. 1804-1810] Probably Eli, age 14, b. 1806
      1M - 16-18 [b. 1802-1804] Probably William L., age 16, b. 1804
      1M - 16-26 SAME AS MALE 16-18.
      0 - 26-45
      1M - 45+ Thomas Willingham b. 1775 or earlier
      1F < 10 [b. 1810-1820] Martha, age 9, b. ca 1811
      0 - 10-16
      1F - 16-26 [b. 1794-1804; ca 1802] unknown, not named in Elizabeth?s estate settlement.
      0 - 26-45
      0 - 45+
      Column 13 - 20 were slaves
      4M slaves < 14
      1F slave < 14
      1F slave 45+
      No other slaves or any free slaves
      NOTE: We know from Eli Garnett?s will that Thomas married Sarah Catherine before 1811 and from the 1805 GA land lottery Thomas married by March 1804. Based on this 1820 census, the ages of the children are probably 18 (daughter), 16 (William L.), 14 (Eli), 9 (Martha), 6 (Elihu), 4 (unknown-could she possibly be the Elizabeth Willingham b. ca 1802 GA who married1826 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL to James W. Roberts? The oldest child being about 18 implies that Thomas married about 1801.