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Re: Hurst's from Georgia
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No, I'm sorry we don't. My grandmother's parents divorced when she was very little. As a result she knew next to nothing about her father's side of the family (including the Hursts). This was one of the reasons I began my research. The Hurst cousins I've found were kind enough to send me a few descendancy lists, but little else. One cousin sent a few family pictures. If they have any kind of documentation about the Hursts they've never sent me copies.
What I was told was that Willis Hurst owned a medium sized farm/plantation. I have no land records for Willis, but this was my impression. No one has sent me any pictures of the plantation (assuming any exist) or of Willis.
I haven't been able to find much documentation of any kind - birth, death, baptismal, anything - for Willis Hurst or his father. The search has been a frusterating one. When I wrote the to the Burke County Clerk requesting copies of any probate records that might exist I was informed that they hadn't left wills and the court didn't have any records for either of them.
The only slave documentation I have for Willis is the slave schedule from 1850. Unfortunately, the schedules only list the color, gender, approximate age, slave owner, and location - no names, or place of birth.
1850 Slave Schedule Burke Co., GA
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