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Martin Rich[1, 2]

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  • Born  Between 1775 and 1786  , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    County Formation  19 Dec 1793  [3
    Montgomery County was formed from Washington County 
    Land Lottery  1807  , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    was awarded lot 185 in district 17 of Wilkinson County 
    • He was listed as Martin Reich. This is the earliest record I have found for Martin. It indicated he was at least 21 at this time, meaning he was born on or before 1786. However, based on his age range in the 1820 census (26-45), he could have been born as early as 1775.

      Although he won land in Wilkinson County, he evidently did not settle there because (1) he was living in Montgomery County in 1807 when this lottery was conducted, (2) he had additional land granted to him in Montgomery County in 1809, (3) he still held the Wilkinson County land, along with his Montgomery County land, according to the 1811 tax list, and (4) he was mustered for the War of 1812 from Montgomery County.

      He apparently sold his Wilkinson County land in 1812 because he was not listed with it in the 1812 Montgomery County tax list.
    Land Grant  3 Jul 1809  , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    200 acres 
    • GEORGIA

      No. By the Court of Justices of the County of Montgomery To Abner Davis Esq. County Surveyor for said County.

      You are hereby authorized and required admeasure and lay out, or cause to be admeasured and laid out, unto Martin Rich a Tract of Land, which shall contain Two hundred Acres, in the said County, on head Rights

      Taking especial care that the same has not heretofore been laid out to any other person or persons: And you are hereby also directed and required to record the plat of the same in your Office, and transmit a copy thereof, together with this warrant, to the Surveyor General, within the term of two years from this date. Given under our hands, as Justices of the said Court, this 3rd day of July Anno Domini, 1809 Eli Whiddon
      Test Jesse Lassiter
      Archd Bulbraith C. S. C. Elias Hand
    Tax List  1811  , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll and owned the following property:
      200 acres pine land in Mont[gomery] County from [sd?] Rich
      202 1/2 acres pine land in Wilkinson County from [sd?] Rich
    County Formation  10 Dec 1812  [3
    Emanuel County was formed from part of Montgomery County 
    Guardianship Bond  7 Sep 1818  , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Leroy Owens 
    • "Owens, Leroy, minor and orph of Micajah, H. Durden, gdn of prop, James Waters, Martin Rich, Josiah Drew, Jr., surs, 9/7/1818, Emanuel, GB"
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male 26-45 [Martin Rich]
      female > 45 [possibly Sarah]
      male 16-25 [possibly Shadrach]
      male 16-18 [possibly James]
      male 10-15 [possibly John W.]
      male < 10 [possibly Daniel B. at abt 10]
      male < 10 [possibly George W. at abt 8]
      male < 10 [possibly Thomas J. at abt 5]
      male < 10 [possibly Stephen]
      male < 10
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    Move  1824 
    from Emanuel County to Decatur County 
    • This is based on the fact that he was enumerated in the 1820 Emanuel County census and then he was a juror in a Decatur County trial in January 1825. Also, he appeared on the Decatur County tax list for 1825, but was not listed on the 1824 tax list.
    Tax List  1825  , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 4[?] cents tax on the following property:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183
    Jury Duty  20 Jan 1825  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Martin Rich was listed as a juror in the murder trial of Rowland Tate. 
    • "According to the minutes of Book "A," page No. 1, the court was convened on January 10, 1825, but was dismissed immediately by Judge Thad G. Holt 'as there being nothing of note before the court except the appearance docket being called over.'

      Ten days later, however, the new county had a first class murder mystery on its hands as is shown by a verdict of a coroner's jury found among some old papers. This verdict, of course, was not recorded on the minutes, but has been found among some other old papers in the office.

      The verdict tells its own story as follows:

      'Georgia
      Decatur County

      We the jury after having taken the oath required of us by law and examined the body of Rowland Tate we find that the said Tate was killed by a ball being shot in his breast and the ramrod of a gun being shot through his breast and coming out at his back which rod was still in him at examination and was pulled out by one of the jury after having retired and having called Sarah Chester and she being sworn saith on oath that she heard one Alexander Lowrimore say on the tenth of January that Tate would be killed and further the deponent saith not. Then having called Daniel Graham who being duly sworn saith on oath that he was lying on his bed awake on the morning of the twentieth of this month in the house of Rowland Tate and hearing some noise at the door and looked, and saw the muzzle of a gun in the door which fired instantly and killed said Tate and the deponent further saith that it was about one hour before day and that he saw the glimpse of some person at the door by the help of a large fire in the chimney place before which said Tate was lying on a bench and that he believes the person he saw to be one Alexander Lowrimore and further more the deponent saith not. We the jury after inquiry find that the persons present or in the house at the time were Daniel Graham, Sarah Tate, Ann Tate and three children and we the jury believe that the said Tate was willfully murdered by some person and according to evidence we cannot in the position find who is the murderer of said Tate. With one voice we all say that this is a true presentment of our proceedings in the above case. This 20th January, 1825. William Chester, foreman, Abednego McGinty, Malachi (his mark) Kelly, Abel (his mark) Chester, John (his mark) Hazzard, William (his mark) Kelly, Jacob (his mark) Miller, Martin (his mark) Rich, Levi Owens, John Spann, William Taylor, Patrick Yawn, Jacob (his mark) Harrel, coroner.'

      The suspect was duly indicted at the June term of the court, called by Judge Holt. The full text of this true bill (the only one found at that term) would bore readers of this article but it is interesting to note some of the phrases used by Solicitor General James N. Bethune, these phrases not now generally used by prosecuting attorneys.

      He accuses Alexander Lowrimore of said county with the offense of wilfull murder 'for that the said Alexander Lowrimore not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil on the twentieth day of January at night, etc.' In the body of the indictment the solicitor went into such minute detail that he even alleged the value of the gun at ten dollars.

      Winding up in a flurry of high sounding phrases the solicitor says 'feloniously, willfully and of his malice aforethought did kill and murder to the great displeasure of Almighty God, to the evil example of all others in like cases offending and contrary to the laws of said state the good order, peace and dignity thereof.' Parts of that are, of course, retained.

      The final outcome of this mystery is not revealed to us by the minutes or other records, and it is not known whether the defendant was even arrested."
    Land Purchase  19 Apr 1825  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Levi Owens to Martin Rich: 125a S 1/2 district 19, lot 183 
    • Recorded this 9th September 1828 transcribed March 25th 1870
      Georgia This indenture made the 19th April 1825. Between Levi
      Decatur County Owens of the county of Decatur of the one part & Martin Rich of the aforesaid state & county of the other part Witnesseth that the siad Levi Owens for & in consideration of the sum of One hundred dollars to him in hand at & before sealing & delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby ackowledged here I do grant bargain sell alien convey & conferint[?] confide[?] unto the said Martin Rich his heirs & assigns all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the 19th district formerly Early now Decatur County being one half of lot no. 183. containing one hundred & twenty five acres more or less situated on the south side of said lot adjoining lot 218 on the south one hundred & eighty two [?] eastwardly by lot 184. & on the north one half of the above described lot 183 To have & to hold the said tract or parcel of land & promises with all & singular the rights members & appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appurtaining to the [?] proper use benefit & behalf of the said Martin Rich his heirs & assigns forever in fee simple & the said Levi Owens his heirs & assigns executors administrators the said tract of land unto the said Martin Rich his heirs & assigns shall & will warrant & forever against himself his heirs & all & every person or persons whatsoever & by [?] of these In witness whereof the said Levi Owens has hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence
      Malvena Bell Levi Owens seal
      Margaret (her X mark) Bell
      John Bell
    Jury Duty  5 Sep 1825  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Petit Jury 
    • September Term 1825
      Petit Hurors Continued
      ...32. Martin Rich...
    Tax List  1826  , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 40 1/2 cents tax on the following property:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183
    Jury Duty  Mar 1827  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Petit Jury 
    • March Term 1827
      Petit
      ...30. Martin Rich...
    Tax List  17 Nov 1827  , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 41 cents tax on the following property:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183

      [He was listed next door to Levi Owens. The Owens family is somehow tied to the Riches in Emanuel County too.]
    Tax List  1828  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 40 1/2 cents tax on the following proprty:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183
    Tax List  1829  , Captain Lister's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Martin Rich paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 40 1/2 cents tax on the following property:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183
    Jury Duty  Jul 1829  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Petit Juror 
    • "The following persons were drawn to serve as Petit Jurors at the next Supr Court to be held in and for the County of Decatur on the second Monday in November next from No. 1 to No. 2. To wit:"
      1 Isaac Boyit
      2 Anthony McGowen
      3 Wm West
      4 Bad. C. Thomas
      5 Jacob Brock
      6 James Campbell
      7 Wm Rhodes
      8 Alser McSwain
      9 John Malone
      10 John Powers
      11 John G. Cooper
      12 Mincha Gray
      13 Wm Miller
      14 John Cloud
      15 John Humphrey
      16 Harris Ricks
      17 Martin Rich
      18 John Ingram
      19 Isom Huey
      20 Daniel George
      21 Robert Malone Jr
      22 Joshua Beals
      23 Roderick Sutton
      24 Frederick Mansford
      25 Wm W. Kelly
      26 John G. Sapp
      27 Jacob Johnson
      28 Wm Pridgeon
      29 Lewis O. Bryan
      30 Edmond Hain
      31 George Lawrence
      32 John Kelly
      33 Wm Ingram
      34 Isaac Harrell
      35 Bartlett M. Shaw
      36 Jeremiah Tate
      37 George Bowling
      38 James T. Neel
      39 Hugh Ingram
      40 Dennis Taylor
      41 Samuel Miller
      42 James Kelly
      43 Willis Conner
      44 King Fargmen
      45 David Mgowen
      46 James A. McDowell
      47 John Lee
      48 Wm Kelly


      Martin appears later on the 1829 tax list, but by the 1830 tax list, his children are listed as orphans. Therefore, he must have died between late 1829 and early 1830. A "Sarah Rich, age 50-60" appears in the 1830 Decatur County census. This might be Martin's widow. No probate papers appear in the Decatur County courthouse.
    Died  Between Jul 1829 and Dec 1830  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List  1830  , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • [The entry reads "Do do for orphans of Martain Rich." The entry above This one is covered with a smear and only "Do" or "Da" is visible. This could be a "ditto" mark or it could be the start of a name. The entry above was for Wm. Chester.]
      There were no polls, and 40 [? - smeared] cents tax was paid on 125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183.
    Tax List  1831  , Captain Hillings' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • "Do Do [the name above this one is unreadable] agent for the orphans of Martain Rich" paid no polls, and paid 9 cents tax on 125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183.
    Gold Lottery  1832  , Whigham, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    the orphans of Martin Ricks [sic] were awarded lot 28 of district 15 in section 2 
    • [This land was listed as the property of son Thomas J. Rich starting in the 1838 tax list.]
    Military: War of 1812  , District 56, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    6th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Georgia Militia 
    • The muster roll of the 6th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Georgia Militia (Tattnall & Montgomery Counties) shows a "Martin Risch" and also contains "Washinaton Risch."
    Tax List  1832  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • "William Chester Agent for minor heirs of Martin Rich dist." paid no polls, and paid 92 cents tax on 125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183.
    Tax List  1833  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    • "Wm Chester agent for the minor heirs of M Rich decd." paid no polls, and paid 9 cents tax on 125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183.
    Tax List  1834  , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • "William Chester, agent for the minor heirs of Martin Rich decd." paid no polls, and paid 6 1/4 cents tax on 125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 183.
    Notes 
    • Notes from "A History of Savannah and South Georgia, Volume II," pages 1007-1008:

      "Elijah A. J. Rich was born in Randolph county, Georgia, November 16, 1840, a son of Thomas J. Rich, who was born in North Carolina, and a grandson of Martin Rich, who was also born in North Carolina, and came from there to Georgia, as an early settler in the southern part of the latter state. The grandfather spent the remaining years of his life in Decatur county. The maiden name of his wife, the grandmother, was Sarah Overstreet, who survived her husband many years."


      Notes from "A History of Decatur County Past and Present 1823-1991,"

      page 354, by Nellie (Howell) Jackson:
      "Martin Rich moved from NC to Randolph Co., GA, prior to 1800."

      pages 355-356, by Mazie (Rich) Ramsey:
      "During the late 1700's a group of settlers moved from NC to GA. In the group was Elijah Fann, and three brothers, Martin, William and Washington Rich. William Rich settled in northwest GA; Washington Rich settled in Emanuel Co.; Elijah Fann settled in Early Co.; Martin Rich settled in Randolph Co. with his wife, Sarah Overstreet, and son, Thomas J. Rich. (One source stated they had never been able to learn the name of Martin's father, but they had sufficient information to convince them beyond a doubt that his father was a direct descendant of a Rich who came over from England and located in Augusta, ME. He came with the early settlers to America and was from the family of Riches of England whose coat of arms is a matter of recorded history.)"
    Person ID  I245  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  9 Jul 2011 

    Father  Shadrach Rich,   b. Between 1751 and 1756, , , Goochland County, Virginia Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1821, , Blakely, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1735  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Overstreet,   b. Between 1775 and 1780, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Est 1798  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Rich,   b. Abt 1799, , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1836, , , Baker County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Shadrach Rich,   b. Abt 1801, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Nov 1850, , , Chambers County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John W. Rich,   b. Abt 1808, , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840
     4. Daniel B. Rich,   b. Abt 1810, , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1864, , , Gadsden County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Washington Rich, Sr.,   b. Abt 1812, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 1870, , Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thomas Joseph Rich,   b. 30 Apr 1815, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1864, Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susan Rich,   b. Feb 1829, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1900, , Bonita, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F115  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1775 and 1786 - , , , North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Est 1798 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 185 in district 17 of Wilkinson County - 1807 - , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 200 acres - 3 Jul 1809 - , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1811 - , District 57, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - Leroy Owens - 7 Sep 1818 - , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1825 - , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Martin Rich was listed as a juror in the murder trial of Rowland Tate. - 20 Jan 1825 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Levi Owens to Martin Rich: 125a S 1/2 district 19, lot 183 - 19 Apr 1825 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Petit Jury - 5 Sep 1825 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1826 - , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Petit Jury - Mar 1827 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 17 Nov 1827 - , Captain Hawthorne's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1828 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1829 - , Captain Lister's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Petit Juror - Jul 1829 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between Jul 1829 and Dec 1830 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1830 - , Captain Harrison's District, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGold Lottery - the orphans of Martin Ricks [sic] were awarded lot 28 of district 15 in section 2 - 1832 - , Whigham, Grady County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary: War of 1812 - 6th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Georgia Militia - - , District 56, Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1832 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1833 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1834 - , Captain Nicholsons District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S51] A History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 2:1007-8.

    2. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 352, 354-356.

    3. [S207] "Georgia County Formation Maps: 1758 - Present Day," online, My Georgia Genealogy, Genealogy, Inc., (http://www.mygeorgiagenealogy.com/ga_maps/ga_cf.htm).

    4. [S911] The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia, Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1986), G 929.3758 SEC., 120.

    5. [S967] Montgomery County, Georgia, "Various Tax Digests, 1797-1849," on microfilm in drawer 61, box 30, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1811 tax year, 57th District, line 5.

    6. [S910] An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 5 volumes, "Published for the R.J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia", (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company, 1986), G 929.3758 IND., 4:77.

    7. [S367] Georgia Intestate Records, Jeannette Holland Austin, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1986), R 929.3758 Aus., 240; citing "Emanuel, Guardian and Administrators Bonds (1812-1849, AB, GB)".

    8. [S1639] 1820 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Emanuel County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M33, roll 6, p. 78 (stamped), line 16, Martin Rich household, accessed 24 Jul 2008, 24 Jul 2008.

    9. [S967] Montgomery County, Georgia, "Various Tax Digests, 1797-1849," on microfilm in drawer 61, box 30, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1825 tax year, Captain Hawthorne's District, page 9.

    10. [S129] History of Decatur County, Georgia, Frank S. Jones, (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1980), G975.8993 JON GEORGIA., 241-3, 27 Jul 2007.

    11. [S877] Decatur County, Georgia, Real Estate Conveyance Books, Clerk of Superior Court, (Superior Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), A:265-6.

    12. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), unlettered book covering 1824-1847, p. 7.

    13. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1826 tax year, Captain Hawthorne's District.

    14. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), unlettered book,1824-1847, page 19.

    15. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1827 tax year, Captain Hawthorne's District.

    16. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1828 tax year, Captain Harrison's District.

    17. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich entry, 1829 tax year, Captain Lister's District.

    18. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), unlettered book,1824-1847, page 55.

    19. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich orphans entry, 1830 tax year, Captain Harrison's District.

    20. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich orphans entry, 1831 tax year, Captain Hilling's District.

    21. [S874] The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia: Containing a List of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery, Silas Emmett Lucas, (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988), G 929.3758 GEO GEORGIA., 417.

    22. [S590] Georgia Miliary Affairs, 9 vols., 1789-1842, Mrs. J. E. Hayes, State Historian, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Department of Archives & History), 4:407, 416, 425, 433.

    23. [S968] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 11, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich minor heirs entry, 1832 tax year, Captain Nicholson's District.

    24. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), M Rich minor heirs entry, 1833 tax year, Captain Nicholson's District.

    25. [S786] Decatur County, Georgia, "Various Tax Lists, 1824-1850," on microfilm in drawer 127, box 10, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Martin Rich minor heirs entry, 1834 tax year, Captain Nicholson's District.