WELCOME TO MILTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Last updated December 13, 2012
The 1940 Census is Up
We have transcribed the 1940 Fulton census, at least the part of it which once was Milton County. Because of it's size, we are unable to post the entire census.
We have included:
The street or road, when available,
Houses visited in order,
Surnames, Given names
Standing in family, i.e., head, wife, son, daughter, etc.,
Whether in school, and highest grade attended,
Residence in 1935
Since Mr. Gordon, owner of Alpharetta's Department Store, was the only person in Milton County born outside of this Country, we have omitted that column.
If you desire further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As usual, there were obvious errors. We only corrected those we were positive about.
If you see errors that you would like to change, just email us.
HISTORY OF MILTON COUNTY
Milton County was named for John Milton, Georgia's first secretary of State. He was credited with saving the official records of Georgia when the British occupied the state. Some of his descendants were General Homer V. Milton of the 1812 war, Governor John Milton of the state of Florida, General William H. Milton of the Confederate Army, and Mrs. William Y. Atkinson, wife of the Governor Of Georgia. Thanks to W.S. Bates, Milton County Historian, Old Milton County History and Genealogy Group, for this information.
Milton County was formed in 1857 from parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Cobb Counties. Portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties were annexed in 1859. The county seat was Alpharetta.
Milton County was a very poor county. There was only one paved road and no school buses. Fulton County wanted to expand and promised Milton County paved roads, school buses and a better school if they agreed to a merger. Roswell, which was never a part of Milton County, was also approached. In 1932 Milton County, along with the city of Roswell, became part of Fulton County.
My name is Edna Strickland (EdnaStrickland@bellsouth.net) and I am the person responsible for the Milton County page. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please contact me.
Occasionally, one or two citizens of Old Milton County will be featured. There will also be tidbits of the history of the County.
You will find cemeteries and churches of Old Milton County as well as Milton County Officials, sheriffs, justices of the peace and notary publics. Your comments are welcome.
Old Warsaw Cemetery
Eagle Scout Trevor Dowd of Boy Scout Troop 2000 in Duluth, indexed the Old Warsaw Cemetery in Old Milton County (now Fulton County). The cemetery is located behind a Veterinarian's office on Medlock Bridge Road (Hwy 141) north of State Bridge and South of Abbotts Bridge Road. Thank you, Trevor.
ABSTRACT OF MILTON COUNTY WILLS
Was there gold in Milton County?
History of Sheltonville
Leo Little from Austin, Texas, has submitted the report of the records committee on the history of Sheltonville. He states that "there are a few facts that are mistaken, and there is one tale about the name Shakerag that is probably ... well, colorful.
"Shakerag is an old English word for a begger. You'll see it in use in documents dating back to Shakespear's time. By extention, the word Shakerag began to be applied in the 1700s and 1800s to poor communities, especially in the Southern US (which retains a number of good old English words, such as y'all). Actually, there are quite a few Shakerags in the South, including one in neighboring Cherokee Co.
"BTW, the History of Sheltonville clears up a childhood mystery. I inherited an old Indian basket said to be from the Indians "across the river from Duluth."
"I now recall from my childhood that my father had an old wooden bow about six feet in length. He used to say it was also made by the same Indians "across the river" who made the basket.
The bow rotted away in the 1950s, but the basket is still in excellent condition. In reading about the Axe family in the History (see below), I now believe the Axes were the Indians who made these artifacts."
I have extracted information from the Milton County Deeds.
Many names and descriptions had to be left off, because of web space restrictions.
If you have any questions, and either need or can provide any additional information, please email me.
In the 1920s Mountain Park formed a Mountain Park Improvement Club and sold many lots for five dollars each. I have not included these.
I have scanned maps of the county districts, but they are not easy to read. You can either download them and enlarge them, or got to the
Fulton County GIS web site and find the tax maps for North Fulton County. The districts haven't changed. They can be enlarged and are easy to view.
Milton County Marriages
Marriages are sorted alphabetically by grooms and brides. The marriages before 1866 are missing.
I have taken the ministers from the marriage records and added the churches they served for a few of them. The information I have for the churches is very incomplete. I would appreciate any additions or corrections.
1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Census
All Milton County Censuses are now up. We tried to sort alphabetically and still keep families togetherfor all but the 1940 Census. Of course, the writing was illegible in some areas (hence, the asterisks) and there were a lot of obvious errors. However, we typed only what we saw, errors and all.
1860 Milton County Census
1870 Milton County Census
1880 Milton County Census
1900 Milton County Census
1910 Milton County Census
1920 Milton County Census
1930 Milton County Census
1940 Milton County Census
Orvis Haney had found a mistake the enumerator made on the 1870 Milton County Census. He kept wondering why no Moulders were listed in Milton County in 1870 when he knew there should have been. He finally realized that the enumerator had enumerated them as "Mauldin".
The first six names listed; Emily P. - Mary A. Mauldin are correct but all the Mauldins after those should be Moulders. I am also making corrections to their given names and adding some notes to help you verify my information.
Moulder, Hugh B. (Bird) (Listed on the 1880 Milton County census)
Martha (Maiden name Chamblee)
Gallister (Should be Galveston) (Full name William Galveston Moulder)
George G. (Full name George Gilbert Moulder)
Moulder, Singleton (Listed in Milton County in 1880, 1900 and 1920 censuses)
Aranatta (Should be Arminda) (Full name Mary Arminda) (Maiden name Pirkle)
Moulder, Adeline (Widow of Alford Carl Moulder)
Hugh Bird Moulder, Singleton Moulder and Alford Carl Moulder were sons of Jacob Daniel Moulder (1790) and Martha Patsy Westbrook (1795).
Thanks again for your good work.
Family BiblesFamily Bible Records from families in old Milton County will be posted to this page. Anyone wishing to submit records send an e-mail.
Rogers Family Bible
Burgess Family Bible
Wills/Weatherford Family Bible
Thomas Franklin Spruill and Naomi Ann Martin Family Bible (New)
Elihu Minton Hembree and Susan Stigler Family Bible
Chafin Family Bible
Oliver Family Bible
Delila Pool Adams Hansard
Virgil Emory Adams, Sr.
W. S. Pruitt Family Bible
This list of soldiers from Milton County is not complete. Any corrections, additions, etc., are welcome.
Roster of Co. G, 56th RegimentJack King has submitted a roster of soldiers who signed up at Union Hill Church, May 3, 1862.
Roster of Co. B, 38th Georgia Regiment
John Davis recently typed up the roster of Co. B, 38th Georgia Regt. "Milton Guards" and submitted it for placement on the Milton County Archives page. We thought is would be appropriate for the Milton County webpage as well.
Mr Davis states: "The roster was made up of information both from Lillian Henderson's "Roster of Confederate Soldiers from Georgia 1861-1865" as well as the "M-266 Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from Georgia - Thirty Eighth Infantry, Rolls 433 through 441". As you will see from the asterisked names, there were a number of soldiers not listed in Ms. Henderson's work which I found in the microfilm Compiled Service Records at the National Archives. In addition, I've found some errors in her narratives about some of the soldiers, so corrected those as well."
Bob Woods recently wrote about his Civil War ancestors, the Stones. This information and information about other people in the Civil War on this page, also. If you would like to submit information I would be happy to add it to this page.
"1864 census for re-organizing the Georgia militia,"
Leo Little has compiled the entries for Milton County from this publication (pp 433-438,
acted and compiled by Nancy J. Cornell. Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 2000)
Reasons for Reorganization of the Georgia Militia
Jerome Hunter writes that he doesn't know the specifics of why the Georgia Militia was re-organized in 1864, but thinks he can make a pretty accurate guess.
Letter from S. G. Crisler, June 26, 1862
Milton County Petition to J. S. Sedon, Secretary of War
James Jernigan and Cyrus N. Little, Milton County Soldiers
1909 Old Soldier's Day
John A. Oliver
J. J. Rucker
Benny Roger Bradford
Inferior Court Records
These minutes were transcribed from tapes of four books of Inferior Court minutes as they were written, including misspellings and grammatical errors. However, they have not been proofed and some of the mistakes may be ours. There are other books which have not been transcribed.
In the interest of space we have omitted names and titles of the Judges, Clerks and Ordinarys who signed each of the minutes, and have added their names and titles separately. We have also omitted several other things and edited some parts.
Inferior Court Officers and Ordinarys
Inferior Court 119-55A
Inferior Court 119-55B
Inferior Court 119-56A
Inferior Court 119-56B
RootsWeb Mailing List for Milton County
Thanks to Don McHugh (a descendant of Henry William Paris, an early Inferior Court Judge) there is now a Rootsweb Mailing List for Milton County. Don McHugh is looking for any information on the lineage of Henry William PARIS. You're invited to do the same! Who knows, perhaps someone can help!
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Georgia State Archives
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