The Migratory Trail into Hall County, Georgia

Jeannette Holland Austin
2 min readApr 1, 2022
1889 Moore & Marsh Building in Gainesville, Georgia

The migratory trail of those persons in Hall County was down from Virginia through Abbeville and Anderson Counties, South Carolina. They were those who drew in the lotteries for the land surrendered by the Cherokee Indians in the Treaties of 1817 and 1819. The first settlers were Scots-Irish, English, and German, as well as Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians.

Hall County Georgia Genealogy Records Available to Members of

  • Hall County Wills 1837–1867 (abstracts)
  • Index to Hall County Miscellaneous Estates, Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Annual Returns, Vouchers, Book A, 1819–1838
  • Index to Hall County Wills, Book A, 1837–1867
  • Index to Hall County Wills, Book R, 1868–1890
  • Hall County Marriages 1819–1850.

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

  • Chastain, William (estate image).
  • Chastain, William (inventory image).
  • Chastain, William (administration image).
  • Lockhart, Vincent, Agreement Between Heirs (1893)(image).
  • McConnell, John Sr., LWT, transcription (1821).
  • Thacker, William (estate image).

Military Records

  • Revolutionary War Soldiers from Hall County
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers Eligible to Draw in Land Lottery
  • 1836 Muster of Gainesville Dragoons
  • 27th Regiment, C. S. A. Muster Roll
  • Hall County Muster Roll, C. S. A.
  • 1897 Civil War Reunion
  • Hall County Pensions 1918–1921
  • Hall County Roll of Invalid Soldiers Pensions 1914–1920

Church Records

  • Minutes of the Hopewell Church, Gainesville

Early Settlers

  • Sketches published in The Daily Times, Gainesville
  • Residents of Cave Springs
  • Settlers of the Nacoochee Valley
  • Physicians in Hall County

Online Images of Newspapers (select issues)

  • The Baptist Sun
  • The Flowery Branch

Traced Genealogies of Hall County Families

  • Bird
  • Hall
  • Loggins
  • McCleskey
  • Mullins
  • Orr
  • Sinyard
  • Trout
  • Whelchel
  • Wilson

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