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In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the
Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single
point for all counties in Georgia, where collected databases would be
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that
if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be
in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to
the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the
Our names are Tim Seawolf-Self
and Barbara Ann Peck. We're
responsible for Murray County. If you would like to contribute your
to this page, please let us know.
Georgia State Coordinator: Linda Blum Barton
County Selection Table
Assistant State Coordinator: [vacant]
Northeast Regional Assistant: Liz Nash
If you would like to participate in The Georgia GenWeb Project by
a county or volunteer to help in any way,
please contact Linda Blum Barton
Murray County, Georgia History
Murray County, Georgia was created December 3, 1832 from part of
Cherokee County. The county was named for Thomas Walton Murray
an attorney who was a state legislator. U.S. Census reports are
for this county from 1840 to 1920. The county seat is Chatsworth.
I would like to find someone from Murray County who is
interested in the Native American
history of Georgia and who lives in Murray
County. Our organization is
working with others to bring the beginning of the
Trail of Tears history into Georgia
where it belongs. Georgia was the last
location of the Cherokee Nation of
Georgia prior to the 1838 removal - although
portions of the nation extended into
Alabama and Tennessee, the capitol was at
New Echota, in Gordon
County. Fort Chastain, a removal fort is located in
Towns County. We are in need of
documenting the history of this fort along with
locating any other existing
sites. If you are or know someone who might be
interested in this effort, please
To subscribe to the MURRAY list, send an e-mail message to:
GAMURRAYemail@example.com or GAMURRAYfirstname.lastname@example.org
On the first line
enter only the following word: subscribe
Turn off any signature line.
You will receive a welcome message providing instructions on how
post to the list. The list is closed to non-subscribers; therefore, in
order to post to the list, you must be a subscribed member.
It's Free, it's Fun and you could find that missing ancestor
been looking for.
Also, check out:
UNION County, GA MAILING LIST. In association with the Union
County, GA USGenWeb page. To subscribe, send subscribe to: GAUNION-Lemail@example.com
FANNIN County, GA MAILING LIST. In association with the Fannin
County, GA USGenWeb page. To subscribe, send subscribe to:
TOWNS County, GA MAILING LIST. In association with the Towns
County, GA USGenWeb page. To subscribe, send subscribe to: GATOWNS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
CLAY County, NC MAILING LIST. In association with the Clay
County, NC USGenWeb page. To subscribe, send subscribe to: NCCLAY-Lemail@example.com
MURRAY COUNTY GENBBS BOARDS
Please post your contributions directly to the RootsWeb-hosted
Board. You may wish to place queries on both the GenConnect Board and
For more data and documents, visit the
County, GAGenWeb Archives
hosted by Debra Crosby
Brigham Young University Family
READ AND CONTRIBUTE TO
TALES OF OUR MURRAY COUNTY ANCESTORS
DAVIS FAMILY HISTORY
by Mary Davis
contributed by Randy Gore
COUNTY, GA. MARRIAGES 1834-1849
contributed by Bob McManaway
Please contribute your own family line through one or more
surnames. We'll be happy to add it to this section.
contributed by Louise Denston
For the complete 1880 census, please visit the FamilySearch
site maintained by
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Selected cemetery transcriptions by Kaye Nicholson
Kaye writes: "I have put up a new
website for the young people of Murray County That are helping
the John Bates Cemetery. I am dedicating this site to them."
We think that this is one fantastic site...please visit it and enjoy
Junior McKay has contributed photos of the Latch-Hembree
He has also transcribed the text of three wills.
We appreciate any information, photos, and
texts concerning cemeteries and wills pertaining to Murray County, GA
will accept all contributions.
INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES RELATING TO MURRAY COUNTY
Gerald D. Hodge Jr. has a new Website devoted to
Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Murray County is represented in this
work in progress. Check back often!
in Georgia! and The
House of Reuben Cash (the family of Reuben and Elizabeth Buffington
Queries February Through April, 1998
Queries May Through August1998
Queries September 1998 - August 1999
Queries September 1999 -August 2001
Queries September 2001-August 2006
September 2007 -
Georgia GenWeb Links
in the Civil War Message Board
Georgia--1883--Military Pensions (Early Wars)
(contributed by Joy Fisher)
Murray County Links
County, Georgia Surnames
- Post your surnames here at this NEW FORMAT! Contact
us for posting
- A B
K L M N
Bill Frazier is researching Georgia's
streams and fish trap dams. He is interested in any information
relative to riverine cultural
resources in and along Georgia's
streams. In his studies, he has compiled lists and maps of the
earliest record landowners, those
who participated in the Gold Rush,
etc. Some pertain especially to Murray County. If you are
interested in obtaining some of his
documents, please contact him.
Murray County artist, D.K. Pritchett
presents art, regional history, and genealogy. Surnames of interest
include Headrick, Dunn, and Pritchett.
Murray County Museum
This comprehensive site on Murray
County, Georgia, includes history of the county, factual data, artists,
individuals of interest.
The site contains substantial information about nearly 150 Murray
County, Ga. men that died
while serving in the Confederate Army? Most entries contain
info from military
records, county records, and Censuses of the county. You can
access this info by selecting
"War Dead" from the museum site's menu at top of page.
By selecting "Photographs" from the menu, visitors can view some 250 photographs, including several from the War
Between the States. Be sure to see individual photographs of the 6 brothers
who served at the same time but not together, under the family name
"Jackson." We also have the only known picture of Colonel William M. Luffman, Murray
County's highest ranking officer in that war.
Visitors to _www.murraycountymuseum.com_
(http://www.murraycountymuseum.com) who have an interest in the Trail of
Tears can select from the menu "Cherokee
Removal Fts" to access the full text of an impressive recent publication containing virtually everything
known about the removal forts that were located in Georgia. Viewers can also
print individual pages, sections, or even the entire book, if they desire.
This site also contains computer
searchable texts of three Murray County
History of Murray County, by
Charles H. Shriner, 1911.
Life and Travels, by Levi Branham, 1929. The memoirs of
a man once a slave in
the Vann House.
Murray County Heritage,
by Whitfield-Murray Historical Society team headed by Tim Howard, 1987.
Dot Map--Murray County
Other Georgia Links
Georgia Society, Sons of the American
Vital Records Information
Vital Records Information, specific to Murray County
War Soldiers and Sailors System
of the Confederacy
Georgia Infantry (USA)
GenWeb Archives Civil War Pensions Project-Georgia
Genealogy and Ancient History, by Dennis Day
Genealogy of the Bible that
includes: individual details, Bible cross reference, Hebrew
meanings of names, lineages, dates, maps, timeline, contemporaries and
Ancient dynastic history of Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Digital Library of Georgia
Visit the Galileo homepage, and check out its Digital
Library of Georgia subsection.
General research tips
Do you have some Murray County resources you would like to see
on this web site? Do you have some resources for Murray County and
like to volunteer to help with look-ups? Got a question about what
seen here? Well...just drop me a
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