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Morgan County, Georgia, Deed, 1814

May 21st, 2012

Deed from William Evans to Robert Woodard [Morgan County, Georgia, Deed Book E: 216–217; Georgia Archives microfilm publication drawer 42, box 16.]


Georgia                )                  This Indenture made this Seventeenth of
Morgan County )                   Octr 1814 in the year of our Lord  the date
above written and the thirty ninth year o
American Independence Between Wm Evans of the one
part and Robt Woodard of the other part both of the State
& County aforsd. Witnessth that the Said William Evans
for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two hundred fifty
dollars to him paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowled =
ged hath bargained & Sold unto Sd Robt Woodard a Certain
parcel of Land lying on the waters of little River & in the Cou=
nty of Morgan Containing fifty acres being part of lot No 10
and in the nineteenth district and Bounded as follows begini=

ng at the formal Corner Stake ____?___ & running 980 poles
North East to a Lightwood Corner Stake and from thence 90 poles
north west to a post oak Stake Corner and from thence run=
ning Southwest 90 poles to an ash Corner Stake and from thence
running South East to the beginning Corner. To have & to hold
the Said Land & Premises with every previlege or interest there
to Belonging or in any wise appataining to the only proper
use Benefit & Behoof of the Said Robt Woodard his heirs
& assigns forever in fee Simple & the Sd Wm Evans doth
hereby Bind himself his heirs Executors an administrators
forever well & truly to warrant & defend a good ___?___

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Sufficient Right and title to the Sd Land & premises Its
every privilege or members thereto belonging or in wise apperta=
ining to the Said Robt Woodward his heirs or assigns against the
claims and us___?___ of every person whomsoever having or
pretending to have any rights in trust or Claims to the Said prem=
ises or any part thereof. Ratified & done Signed Sealed &
delivered the day and date above written_____
in presence of ____               )                 Wm Evans  {Seal}
his                                    )
Wm    X    Stone                       )                  Recorded 5th July 1816___
mark                                   )
Samuel S Simmon                  )                  John Nesbit  CLK

Ephraim Woodward of Gordon County, Georgia

July 13th, 2011

Ephraim Woodward of Gordon County, Georgia. Who was he? Where are his descendants located?

1850. 9 November. The family of Ephrum Woodard was enumerated in Cass County, Georgia.[1] The household consisted of Ephrum Woodard, age 39, farmer; Eliza Woodard, age 37; Washington Woodard, 17; Burbage Woodard, 16; Nancy E. Woodard, 13; Mary A. Woodard, 11; Eloner Woodard, 9; Franklin Woodard, 7; John W. Woodard, 4; Sarah Woodard, 1; and Abigail Kirthen[?]/Kirthland[?], 69. All family remembers were recorded with the birth place South Carolina. The family of Porter Dempsy, age 40 , ten family members (not enumerated here) were residing in the same structure.

1851. Ephraim Woodward of the 1056th Georgia Militia District, Gordon County, Georgia, paid taxes on 160 acres of land (80 acres 2nd quality and 80 acres 3rd quality) in the 6th District, 3rd Section of original. Cherokee County (now Gordon). In addition he paid a tax for 1 poll.[2]

1854. 20 November. Gordon County, Georgia[3]David G King sold to Ephraim Woodward, both of Gordon County, for consideration of one thousand dollars, the parcel of land situated in the sixth district, third section of Cherokee County (now Gordon County), known as lot 225 containing 160 acres more or less. The deed signed by David G King and witnessed by William Capehart and AB King

1854. E. Woodward of the 1056th Georgia Militia District of Gordon County, paid taxes on two tracts of land: 1) 160 areas described as lot 223 in the 6th District, 3rd Section; and 2) 60 acres of lot 225, 6th District, 3rd Section; and 1 poll. That same year W.K[?] Woodward paid taxes for 100 acres of lot 225, 6th District, 3rd Section, and 1 poll.[4] It appears that Ephraim gave or sold 100 of his 160-acre lot (#225) to W.K.

1860. An Ephraim Woodward and his family were enumerated in Sonora, Gordon County. [5] The household was enumerated as Ephraim Woodward, 46, farmer; Mary A. Woodward, 39, domestic; Mary Woodward, 21, domestic; Wesley Woodward, 14; Cassandra A. Woodward, 3; Frank P. Meadows, 7; and Penelope C. Meadows, 4. All family members, except Cassandra were born in South Carolina. The demographics of his family do not appear to match up with the family of Ephrum Woodard enumerated in Cass County in 1850.

[1] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Cass County, Georgia, page 218, dwelling 1644, family 1661, lines 13-23; National Archives micropublication m432, reel 63, viewed on, 13 July 2011.

[2] Gordon County, Georgia Tax Digest 1851; Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.

[3] Gordon Co., Ga., Deed Book B: 561; Georgia Archives microfilm 4839 (drawer 136, box 60). Scanned and prepared by Linda Woodward Geiger, 8 July 2011.

[4] Gordon County, Georgia, Tax Digest, 1854. Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.

[5] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Sonora, Gordon County, Georgia, page 310, dwelling 454, family 437; National Archives micropublication M653, reel 124, viewed at, 13 July 2011.

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

Wordless Wednesday: West Woodard Headright

May 25th, 2011

Source: West Woodard, Loose Headright Warrant, 3 December 1804, Burke  County, Georgia; Georgia Archives manuscript collection.

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