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History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

Frances Prestridge (View posts)
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I have been told there is a book "History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley. I have tried to obtain it through Interlibrary Loan which has been unsuccessful; they said the book was "unavailable" which could have meant anything. I would like to know if there is mention of John Prestridge (or varient spellings) in the 1st Brigade, 5th Division, 53 Regiment of the GA Militia which was stationed in Fayette Co., near present-day Fayetteville, from 1820 to 1830. I do not know the name of the Captain - usually the district's were named according to the latest Captain in charge. Has anyone even ever heard of this book or have access to a copy of it in a library in or near Fayetteville? If the book is unavailable, does anyone know how I might obtain information or rosters of these early Militias? Thank You for any help!

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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I apologize for not updating my email address on this query sooner. Please reply using this message address. Thank You, Frances

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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I have the book. There is no Prestridge or anything close listed in the index. The rosters of early militia in Fayette County are in the History of Fayette County. I also checked this page which has transcriptions of more early militia
and do not find a Prestridge or anything close. Alot of the early militia rolls have been transcribed and added to the GAGenWeb Project Archives so you might want to check counties surrounding Fayette and use the search engines here

By searching the Fayette Co Archives from this page for Prestridge, I came up with entries in the 1830 census, the 1832 land lottery and the marriages.

It appears John Prestridge died between 1830 and 1832 just taking a quick look at the above entries. Have you checked the probate index for Fayette County? If not, I can do a lookup in it for you. Just let me know.


Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

Clarence Leathers (View posts)
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JOHN PRESTRIDGE was commissioned Captain of the 549th Militia District of Fayette County on March 30, 1830. The 549th District would have contained the North Half of the Seventh Land District of Fayette County. His commission can be found on microfilm at the Georgia Archives, Drawer 40, . Look for the microfilm roll which would include 1830.( I believe Roll 8, but do not have source close to hand.
I have transcribed most of the officer's commissions 1822-1862 to include in a work on Militia Districts of Fayette County, Georgia and have no information on any Prestridges other than this being included in my spreadsheet.
Regards. Clarence Leathers

Re: Prestridge -- History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

Posted: 1153895167000
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Surnames: Prestridge
Court of Ordinary, State of Georgia, Gayette County Administrator and Guardian Bonds, Book A, 1830-1850:

(information provided by Frances S. Prestridge via Hal Prestridge)

P. 31 - states that on "this the 7th day of March 1831: the court hath bound unto A. McEachern a poor boy of said county by the name of James Prestridge son of John Prestridge late of said county of the age of fourteen years or until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one... W. H. Cooper co-bonded Recorded 28 July 1831.

P. 32 - states much the same for Jesse C. Prestridge age of three years apprenticed to Warren H. Cooper. A McEachern makes co-bond. Recorded 10 Feb 1832.
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"The Cherokee land lottery, containing a numerical list of the names of fortunate drawers in said lottery : with an engraved map of each district ... with a new index and map of original Cherokee County ," compiled by James F. Smith; Reprinted by the Clearfield Company; Originally published: New York by Harper & Bros., 1838; pg. 7 (map) & 61:

Drawers of Land in the:
Eighteenth District, First Section, Cherokee

240 John Prestage's ors, Lamberth's, Fayette

which means:
The orphans of John Prestage of Lamberth's District of Fayette Co., GA drew land lot #240 in the 18th District of the 1st Section of Cherokee Co., GA.

According to the book, that section was in the land used to create Union Co. in 1832.

All lots from the 1832 land lottery were listed as being in Cherokee County. Immediately after the lottery, the land was divided into 9 separate counties: Cass (later renamed Bartow), Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Paulding and Union.

Participants in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1832 (AKA The Cherokee Land Lottery) must have been residents of Georgia for at least 3 years. Revolutionary soldiers were given extra draws. Participants registered in their home counties; the draws were held in the then-state capital of Milledgeville. Fortunate drawers paid a grant fee of $18. Source: Smith, James F. The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery of Georgia.

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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hello, my name is Fred Norton.Is there a way to get a copy of this book. My ancestors Martin Norton and his son Tally Norton lived in this area before Talley came to Austin. Thanks.

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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Was Martin Norton kin to Charles C. Norton from Fayette Co., GA? He's buried in the Fayetteville City Cemetery?

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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hello, thanks. I am referring your question to my uncle Gene who has much more knowledge than me.

Hopefully i receive an answer tomorrow! Thanks again.

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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Hello, Frances. Martin Norton's lineage is here. Ms. Bridges says Martin (probably the junior) is buried in Fayette, along with Charles. Charles was the grandson of Martin senior. Do you have any info as to what the Martin tombstone says as far as dates? Thanks.

Re: History of Fayette Co., GA by N. W. Kelley

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Thank you so much. You have confirmed something that I had thought was correct for along time, for my family history. Charles C. Norton m: Sarah Tommie Stephens were my Great-grandparents (one of their daughters, Lucy Clyde Norton Lambert, was my Grandmother). Charles C. Norton was the son of Jenkins Joshua Norton m: Elizabeth Huckaby. So that indeed makes Martin Norton, Sr. my 3rd Great-grandfather.
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