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the Lincoln County, GaGenWeb site.
This site is dedicated
to the pioneer families who settled in beautiful Lincoln County and called
it home. The purpose of The GaGenWeb site is to assist genealogy researchers
in finding information about their Lincoln County ancestors. The GAGenWeb's
parent project, the USGenWeb Project, consists of a group of volunteers working
together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county
and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully
committed to free access for everyone.
My thanks to the
previous County Coordinators for their outstanding work, and permission to
retain what they achieved. I will continue to build on their work. If you
have information, documents, photos or anything of interest to Lincoln County
folks, and are willing to share, please contact me. We are always in
need of help. Copyrighted materiel is not used except with the permission
of the copyright owner.
Lincoln County Archived Queries
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Lincoln County is
located in the Northeast area of Georgia and borders the Savannah River and
Clark's Hill Lake. Our neighboring counties are
McDuffie , the
GaGenWeb Wikes County site,
(Keith Giddeon's site) and
Wilkes (Tom Hammack's
Columbia, GA, and
McCormick County, SC.
As McCormick Co., SC was not formed until
1912, Abbeville and
of SC may also be of interest.
was carved out of Wilkes County in 1796 and named for Major General Benjamin
Lincoln, Revolutionary War hero who commanded the Battle of Savannah.
General Benjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733 - 9 May 1810
Old Ship Church Cemetery
Hingham, Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA
Major General Benjamin
Lincoln was a Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General who
served with distinction in the Northern battles of Bennington and
Saratoga. He was made commander of the Charleston, South Carolina
defenses in 1788. He allowed the British to box him in the city,
which he surrendered after the siege (1780). Exchanged, he joined
Washington's army in time to participate in Cornwallis' defeat at
Yorktown. As Washington's second in command, he accepted the British
surrender from Cornwallis' second in Command, Brig. Gen. Charles O'Hara
(Cornwallis was ill and did not personally surrender). He served as
Secretary of War of the Continental Congress from 1781-1783. A myth
arose that Washington spurned O'Hara's surrender sword, and directed
it to General Lincoln because Cornwallis forced Lincoln to surrender
Charleston. The truth is the military protocol of the time directed
officers of equal rank to deal with one another. Since Washington
was higher in rank to O'Hara, protocol dictated the General Lincoln
accept the surrender.
Biography by Russ Dodge
In the days before
white man came, the area was inhabited by the Cherokee and Creek Indians.
Pioneers, having heard about the beauty and the excellent resources, began
to move into the territory as early as 1750. The tribes ceded the land to
the United States in 1773 when Wilkes County was formed. There were conflicts
between settlers and Indians until 1774 when a peace treaty was signed.
Lincoln County Courthouse 1915
Lincoln County Courthouse, 2005
Lincoln County Courthouse, 2001
Lincoln County Courthouse, 2005
The Lincoln County Courthouse
210 Humphrey Street
Post Office Box 340
Lincolnton, Ga 30817
History of the Courthouse
County Government Web Site
We are so lucky that the records in the Lincoln County Courthouse
The original records date to1796 when the county was formed from Wilkes
For information about settlers prior to 1796, visit the
Wilkes County, GaGenWeb.
Another great resource is the Lincoln County Historical Society, Inc.,
Rt. 4, Box 222,
Lincolnton, GA 30817, Marion M. Glover
County GaGenWeb Archives Includes Census
for 1810 (Tax List in lieu of census) through 1880.
Census, Wills, Cemetery listings, Photos and much more. You
can find your historical data and search the Lincoln County archives that
generous people have shared. Also, you can search many other databases.
If you have anything of interest to Lincoln County, we need your information.
County Census Index The
census' are also here on the county site in a different format that may be
easier to read. The 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 are currently online.
Census for 1870 and 1880 are in progress.
Pictures of the Midway Methodist Church
100th Anniversary celebration.
If you have pictures and want to share, contact me.
Lincoln County Links
County Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln County Library
The Lincoln County Journal is now online.
County Marriages 1809-1829 Donated by Tamara L. Hinton
Indexed by Bride
Indexed by Groom
If you would like your church listed here, please send me
a picture and history of the church. We now have the minutes posted for Goshen
Baptist Church from 1802-1869 and later. Also, through the gracious generosity
of Brenda Perkins, we have a copy of the deed of gift for the land on which
Goshen Meeting House was built. The land was presented July 16, 1816 by Samuel
and Nancy Davis.
Lincoln County Cemeteries
Donated by Janice Turner
A comprehensive listing of all of the known cemeteries in Lincoln County.
If you know a cemetery not listed, please contact me.
on Gravestones and Their Meanings & Interpretations
Index to Lincoln County Wills
Lincoln County Lookups
A list of volunteers who will look up information in the resources they have.
If you have information and will perform lookups, please volunteer by
Lincoln County Surname
Lincoln County researchers
names and email are listed here. This page is currently under construction
and more names will be added when received. If you want your name and email
listed, please send me an
email. List your email
address and the names you are interested in researching as well as the time
frame they lived in Lincoln County and the URL to your website if you have
one with Lincoln County connections.
Lincoln County Photo Album
you have early photographs of Lincoln County places and people, please share.
We want pictures of old homes, buildings and family.
Lincoln County Family
This is a site for links to web pages of people with Lincoln
County family connections.
Lincoln County View Family Group Sheets
View the Lincoln County Family Group Sheets.
Lincoln County Recipes
Share your favorite recipes. Try the Peach Cobbler, it is my
Co. Links This
is a comprehensive list of links of interest to researchers.
Books and periodicals with interest to Lincoln County researchers.
A collection of pictures of a vanishing way
of life in Georgia.
Georgia Virtual Vault
Digital treasures from the Georgia Archives.
Lincoln County Maps
Lincoln County Maps 1777 to
1796 and a 1914 map showing the towns.
Lincoln County Militia Districts
1807-1830 & Militia Captains 1785-1830.
Used with the permission of Frank Parker Hudson.
Georgia Atlas of Georgia Counties
This site has the best Lincoln County
historical maps I have found.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AMERICAN INDIAN
If you have information and resources, please share.
Lincoln County Largest Slaveholders
Slave Census Schdules and Surname Matches for African-Americans on the1870
How to Research Georgia 's Slave Population in Legal
U. S. African-American
This site is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit
of their African American ancestry by being a central depository for African
American records of historical proportion.
Among the Creeks
A web site for researchers interested in the Creek tribes.
American Indian Genealogy
Both researchers of Indian genealogy and Indian history should
start their research on the Native American tribal pages. Many of these tribal
pages also contain the culture, clan, chiefs, and townships of each Native
Creek Indian Researcher
A collection of records and links for those researching their Creek and Muskogee
Black Marriages of Lincoln County, GA, 1866-1939," by Judith Crow Wells.
For a lookup, contact Virginia
Please come back often as new information is added as it becomes available.
© 2003-Present Elizabeth M.
Nash and Paula Perkins 2017 to present
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