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Decatur County, Georgia (GA)

Basic Facts:
Location: deep in the Southwest corner of Georgia, east of the Flint River
Parent County: Early Formation Date: 1823 from the south part of Early County
Subsidiary Counties: Thomas (1825) from east tip; Grady (1906) from east part; Seminole (1920) from west part
County Seat: Bainbridge
Current Land Area: 597 square miles
2000 Population: 28,240

Decatur County Probate Court
P.O. Box 234
122 W. Water St.
Bainbridge, GA 31718
(229) 248-3030
Contact: Becky

Southwest Georgia Regional Library (Gilbert H. Gragg)
301 S. Monroe St.
Bainbridge, GA 31717
(229) 248-2665

Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 755
Bainbridge, GA 39818
(800) 243-4774
Web Site: www.bainbridgegachamber.com
E-mail: Info@BainbridgeGaChamber.com

Decatur County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 7492
Bainbridge, GA 31718-7492
Web Site: www.rootsweb.com/~gadcgs

Books used in Research:
Decatur County Past & Present
History of Decatur County

My direct-line ancestors who lived in Decatur County and timeframes (1823-1993):
Martin Rich: moved from Emanuel Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1825) - death (bet 1829 & 1830)
Sarah (Overstreet) Rich: moved from Emanuel Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1825) - death (aft 1830)
Thomas Joseph Rich: moved from Emanuel Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1825) - moved to Randolph Co, GA (aft 1836)
Thomas Joseph Rich: moved from Randolph Co., GA (1841) - death (1864)
Letty (Fenn/Fann) Rich: moved from Early Co., GA (bet 1830 & 1836) - moved to Randolph Co., GA (aft 1836)
Letty (Fenn/Fann) Rich: moved from Randolph Co., GA (1841) - death (1857)
Elijah A. J. Rich: moved from Randolph Co., GA (1841) - death (4 Jul 1925)
Hattie (Pierce) Rich: moved from Baker Co., GA (1863) - moved to Miller Co., GA (bet 4 Jul 1925 & 8 Jan 1933)
Euzema Rich: birth (8 Nov 1868) - death (3 Jan 1944)
Menla (Powell) Rich: birth (22 Oct 1871) - death (9 Aug 1927)
Robert "Lloyd" Rich: birth (12 Aug 1896) - moved to Thomas Co., GA (aft 4 Jan 1929)
Robert "Lloyd" Rich: moved from Thomas Co., GA (bet 1930 & 1935) - death (3 May 1976)
Cecil (Harrell) Rich: birth (19 Sep 1900) - moved to Thomas Co., GA (aft 4 Jan 1929)
Cecil (Harrell) Rich: moved from Thomas Co., GA (bet 1930 & 1935) - death (13 Dec 1993)
John Powell: moved from Terrell Co., GA (21 Oct 1861) - death (aft 22 Jan 1886)
Martha (Wall) Powell: moved from Terrell Co., GA (21 Oct 1861) - death (aft 7 Jan 1880)
Jesse H. Powell: moved from Terrell Co., GA (21 Oct 1861) - death (7 Jan 1913)
Nancy (Clay) Powell: moved from Terrell Co., GA (abt 1861) - death (28 Jun 1920)
John Harrell: moved from Pulaski Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1826) - death (May 1876)
Sarah (Brock) Harrell: moved from Pulaski Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1826) - death (bet 1855 & 1860)
William Washington Harrell: birth (17 Oct 1822) - death (13 Jan 1913)
Ann B. (Bird) Harrell: moved from Hancock Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1830) - death (28 Jul 1882)
Charles Leonidas Harrell, Sr.: birth (16 Jun 1852) - moved to Miller Co., GA (bet 1860 & 1870)
Charles Leonidas Harrell, Sr.: moved from Early Co., GA (bet 1872 & 1876) - death (29 Jul 1895)
Eugenia Angaretta (Jones) Harrell: moved from Early Co., GA (bet 1872 & 1876) - death (16 Dec 1926)
Charles Leonidas Harrell, Jr.: birth (8 May 1881) - death (19 Jan 1953)
Olive (Harrell) Womack: moved from Caswell Co., NC (bef 1898) - death (12 Mar 1951)
Martha (Renfroe) Brock: moved from Pulaski Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1826) - death (1856)
James Bird: moved from Hancock Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1830) - moved to Early Co., GA (aft 20 Aug 1850)
Nancy Ann (Jones) Bird: moved from Hancock Co., GA (bet 1823 & 1830) - moved to Early Co., GA (aft 20 Aug 1850)