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Lincoln County Militia Districts
Posted by: Patrick H Bowers Date: June 05, 2000 at 00:11:40
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The copies of the 1830-1838 Lincoln County tax digests that I have obtained showing William Bowers contain seven different Captainís names and do not show any numerical district numbers. I also have copies of Lincoln County deeds that specify William Bowers was a property owner with a water course progression of Soap, Gray, and Wells creeks from 1830-1837. The deed records and tax digests do not (at least to me at this time) provide sufficient info to determine the numerical district or districts where he lived. It is possible and perhaps probable that he lived in more than one.

I have access to a copy of Hudsonís book ďAn 1800 Census for Lincoln County, GeorgiaĒ. Table 3 provides the correlation between district numbers and Captain names for the years 1805-1830. I was hoping that someone had produced a similar table showing the same correlation for years beyond 1830. Iím sure that by now someone has researched this later correlation from records at the Georgia Archives as was done for and documented in Hudsonís book.

The ability to determine the proper militia district number from the stated Captainís name would hopefully aid in selecting applicable churches to research for records and perhaps help in determining the location of land mentioned in deeds. My brother and I have determined that 8 or 9 churches, mostly Baptists, were established in Lincoln County by 1831. We hope to find some church records eventually but would like to narrow our search if possible.

My primary concern is the correlation of Militia Captain to numerical district number for the years 1830-1838, but further years would be helpful for additional research of the Brack surname. Any help would be greatly appreciated.






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