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Re: Hurst's from Georgia
In Response To: Re: Hurst's from Georgia ()

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
70 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
55 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
33 Female Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
16 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
14 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
13 Female Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
11 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
8 Female Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
4 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
3 Male Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia
2 Female Black Willis Hurst District 68, Burke, Georgia


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