The Story of Wilkes County, Georgia
The Story of Wilkes County, Georgia: Edited, Annotated and Indexed, with an Introduction by Louise Frederick Hays. Eliza A. Bowen . (1950)

The Story of Wilkes County has several key focal points. At the outset the volume describes the initial contact with the indigenous Cherokees, the founding of the county and its courts, and Wilkes County in the Revolution--with particular attention given to the Battle of Kettle Creek. The concluding part of the book concerns the principal figures in the establishment and growth of schools and churches in Wilkes County, particularly Methodism. The intervening chapters are given over to Wilkes County genealogy and biography, with chapters on the buyers and sellers of lots and the early settlers of the county. The work as a whole is crowded with references to ministers, officials, teachers, and soldiers, so much so that an index of more than 2,000 entries was created by Mrs. Hays to encompass them. publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.