Monday, September 13, 2010

Fallen Heroes

Salute to Our Fallen Heroes Project
Every day is memorial day to a soldier. This project is our way of honoring all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and loved ones of those that gave their lives to fight for our country. May God give you peace in your heart and strength to carry on. They proudly served their country. Now, they proudly serve with angel's wings.

Salute to Our Veterans
Every day should be Veterans day--a special day that every American should take a moment to reflect, and thank those who serve in our armed forces, both past and present? This project is our way of honoring all Veterans who served his or her country for our freedom. Thank you and God Bless!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The following surnames were added:

You can see these and other Surnames at

If you have one you would like to have added please email me.


Friday, June 11, 2010

County Site Redesigned

Today I took a few minutes to redesign the main page of the county site. As more information is added then each county page will be updated as well.
Let me know what you think.. Is there something you would like to see? If so let me a post and tell me.
Also, if you have a brick wall, query or other information you would like to share please feel free to email me.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mr. Charles E. Smith-Obit

Mr. Charles E. Smith, A Public Spirited Citizen, Dies.
On last Sunday night at his home Mr. Charles E. Smith at the age of 67 years, breathed his last after a long illness. He was a man of sterling character and was wholly devoted to his friends and undertakings. He will be long remembered with gratitude by the people of Wilkes he was untiring in his efforts to befriend them. He was the father of all our rural mail routes. To his bereaved family the public extends a heartfelt sympathy.
His remains were interred in our city cemetery Monday afternoon. The following Confederate Veterans acted as pall bearers: C. E. Irvin, R. L. Foreman, John H. Fitzpatrick, H. T. Slaton, A. A. Barnett, and J. M. Fluker.
Published: March 29, 1905
The Gazette Chronicle

Sunday, June 6, 2010

John Henry Kelley-Brick Wall

KELLEY, JOHN HENRY--- John Henry Kelley, died in Wilkes County on 14 Jan 1927 and is buried at Danburg Baptist Church with a grave marker "J H Kelley." The death certificate for John Henry Kelley states "Henry Kelley" is his father, no mother is listed. What is needed is the complete name of "Henry Kelley," name of his wife and other children. Any information concerning the above names would be greatly appreciated.

Daniel Holifield

We are researching our Daniel Holifield and found this deed dated 1785. There were more than one Daniel Holifield and we aren't sure which one this is. We would love to hear from others researching this family. our Daniel Holifield had a daughter Lydia Holifield who married Asa Folley/Folly-who was son of Thomas Folley and Mary Jane Estes.
Martha 'Marti' Hale March 22, 2010

Samuel Kelly

I am searching for Samuel Kelly born abt. 178I in Georgia, I think. I discovered a marriage record on line in Wilkes County for Samuel Kelly and Jenny Moore, Sept. 16,1806. I do not know if this is the right Samuel Kelly. Samuel lived in Jones Co. in 1820, but do not know where he lived before 1807 or who his parents are. Samuel's children, Sidwell, Washington, Miles, and William Owen, were all born in Jones Co. Any help will be appreciated.

Nancy Kelley Gieringer April 26, 1910

Judith E. Seale

A query has been posted to the Wilkes County GAGenWeb site on the newly added Query page.

Judith E Seale born Wilkes County 12 Sept 1846, married William H Ramsey in Wilkes County on May 1, 1864 when he was Captain in the 11th Georgia Infantry, Company C. Seeking information on Parents of Judith. He was born in Murray County and we are also seeking info on his parents.

Welcome to Wilkes County GAGenWeb

Wilkes County was established by Georgia's first state constitution -- the Constitution of 1777, which became effective Feb. 5, 1777.

This blog will used in order to help keep researchers informed of any new information posted to the Wilkes County, GAGenWeb site. It will also be used to help researchers post their brick walls and queries.

If you have any information you would like to share with others such as family group sheets, stories, photos, books, marriage & death records, or any newspaper clipping such as obituaries, birth announcements, wedding announcements, or other Wilkes county history you would like to share with others then you may post it here or email the County Coordinator .