When visiting your local court house, it should be remembered that most counties kept a record of poor people and the cost thereof. A search through these old books usually yields a list of names. Other than that, there are other means. Here is a List of the Collection on Georgia Pioneers:

  • Abram Widow’s Home, Chatham County, 1860
  • Douglas County Paupers 1871–1890
  • Emanuel County Poor House, 1835 or 1853
  • Savannah Poor House and Hospital, 1850 and 1860
  • The Constitution (newspapers) 1885–1900
Jeannette Austin

Jeannette Austin

For 50 plus years I trace genealogies professionally, collect old wills, estates, wills, marriages, host georgiapioneers.com which includes AL GA KY NC SC TN VA