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Elijah Fenn[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1788 - 1844


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  • Born  17 Jul 1788  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender  Male 
    Land Purchase  25 Sep 1810  , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Elizabeth Fenn to Elijah Fenn: 233.5a 
    • State of Georgia this Indenture made the Twenty fifth day of
      September in the year of our lord one thousand
      Eight hundred and ten and in the thirty
      fourth and then fifth year of the Independancy
      of the united states of America Between
      Elizabeth Fenn of the County of mont
      gomery and Elijah Fenn of said County and
      state of for said of the other part Witnesseth
      that the said Elizabeth Fenn for and in consideration
      of the sum of one[?] hundred Dollars and thirty three and
      half Dollars lawfull money of said state to her in
      hand well and truly paid by Elijah Fenn at or
      before the sealing and delivering of these presents
      the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
      hath Bargained sold and Delivered unto Elijah
      Fenn his heirs and assigns all that tract of land
      two hundred thirty three and one half acres being
      the same more or less the land lying in montgo
      mery County adjoining Jaretes land North on Todd
      South together as the all and singular the app
      urtenances belonging aforesaid unto Elijah Fenn
      his heirs and assigns the benefit of said Elijah
      Fenn his heirs and assigns forever I shall and will
      forever Defend to Elijah Fenn witness wereof
      I have set my hand and fixt my seal the day
      and year above written
      Signed sealed and Delivered
      in presence of us Elizabeth Fenn LS
      John Todd
      Washington (his x mark) Rich
      Recorded the 8th day of October 1811

      State of Georgia This day personally appeared
      Montgomery County before me Mr. John Todd on
      oath saith that he was
      at the signing sealing and Delivering of the
      within Deed and that he saw Elizabeth
      Fenn deliver and assign the within Deed to
      Elijah Fenn and that the said Todd and
      Washington Rich was subscribing witnesses
      to the said Deed sworn to before this 8th day
      of December 1810
      John Todd Robert Braswell
      Recorded the 8th day of october 1811
    Land Sale  9 Dec 1810  , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Elijah Fenn to William Hines: 233.5a on Ogeechee for $145 
    • State of Georgia This Indenture made the 9th day of
      Montgomery County December in the year of our lord
      God one thousand Eight hundred and ten and in the
      thirty fifth year of the american Independancy Between
      Elijah Fenn of the one part and William Hines of the
      County of montgomery and state afore said of the other
      part Witnesseth that the said Elijah Fenn for and
      in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty
      five Dollars in hand paid at and before the sealing
      & Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is
      hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained
      sold aliened conveyed and confirmed and by
      these presents do grant bargain sell alien
      convey and confirm unto the said William
      hines his heirs and assigns all that
      parcel or lot of Land lying on ogeeche adjoining
      land of James Stephens James Fitz Garrald and
      William hines Containing Two hundred thirty three
      and one half acres be the same more or less
      known by a lott drawn as a part by Elizabeth
      Fenn one of the heirs of William Fenn deceased
      in a distribution of the real Estate of said deceased
      with all the rights members appurtenances
      thereof whatsoever to the said William hines
      being belonging or in any wise appurtaining
      with the remainder or remainders reversion or
      reversions orchard pines wood and underwood
      rents issues profits thereof to the only proper
      use benefit and behoof of him the said William
      hines his heirs Executors administrators and assigns
      in fee simple and the said Elijah Fenn his heirs
      Executors and administrators the said bargained
      Land and premises unto the said William hines
      his heirs Executors and administrators and all and
      every other person or persons shall and will well
      and forever Defend by virtue of these presents
      in witness wereof the said Elijah Fenn hath
      here unto set his hand and affixed his seal
      the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered Elijah Fenn seal
      in the presence of
      Samuel Simmons
      Robert Braswell JP
      Recorded the 8th day of October 1811
    Move  Between 1811 and 1814  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant  6 Jun 1814  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Georgia to George Linder Eqr. County Surveyor you are hereby
      Laurens County authorized and required to admeasure and Lay out or Cause to be admeasured and Laid out unto Elijah Fenn on head Rights, a tract of Land which Shall Contain three Hundred acres in Said County taking Special care that the same has not Heretofore been Laid out to any person or persons whatever and you are also Required to Record a plat of the Land in your office and Transmit a Copy thereof together with the warrant to the Surveyor Generals office within the term of Two years from the date Given under our hands this 6th day of June 1814 Null Munroe John G. Underwood Barton H. Pitts Justices
    Military: War of 1812  21 Nov 1814-20 Mar 1815  [13
    Private, Captain Thomas' Company of Infantry, Wimberly's Brigade, Georgia Militia 
    Witness  Apr 1818  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Adams, John: "Plaintiff was Adams, Defendant was Alzail Shearman, Assumpset.
      Witnesses were Jesper Hester and Elijah Fenn."
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • male 26-45: Elijah Fann [at abt 32]
      female 16-26 [Martha at abt 25]
      female <10 [Eliza at abt abt 9]
      female <10 [Sarah Ann at abt 7]
      male <10 [William at abt 6]
      female <10 [Letty at abt 4]
      female <10 [Lucile at abt 1]
      female >45
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    Land Lottery  1820  , Captain Kitchens District, Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    was awarded lot 290 in district 7 of Gwinnett County 
    Grant: Headright  1821  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    300 acres 
    • The deed is recorded in grant book N-5, page 275.
    Appointment  Jun 1822  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Fenn, Elijah: "Appointed to view road from Dublin to road that intersects the road in Montgomery at Ephraim Turners."
    Biographical sketch  Y  [1
    • "B. ELIJAH FANN (Notice he used the FANN spelling) was born on 17 July 1788 and died 5 Jan 1844 in Early (now Miller) Co, GA. He married MARTHA RICH in 1807 in Burke Co, GA according to Martha's 1855 application for a land grant. MARTHA RICH was born on 3 Sept 1795 and died in Miller County on 10 May 1859. Travis Fenn, believed to be the father of Elijah, was living in Burke County in 1807. Travis has a court record dated 9 Jan 1806 in Burke County.
      Dot Arthur, POB 1635, Panama City, FL 32402 has copied information from her great grandmother's family Bible giving Elijah & Mary's dates of birth and death, and Joe T. Smith, 423 Meadowlark Dr., Albany, GA 31707 has done extensive research on Elijah & Martha (Rich) Fann.
      Neither knows who Elijah's father is, but suspect Travis Fenn may be. Elijah is named as a possible son of Travis Fenn.
      Elijah Fenn enlisted in the army on 23 Aug 1813, at age 18, for service in the War of 1812
      (NOTE: He was actually about 25 when he enlisted.) He served in the same military unit during the War of 1812 as Zacheus Fann, son of Travis Fann. John Fann, Jr. was also in the same unit. John Fann Jr. was a son of John Fann Sr., a brother of Zachariah. They served as Privates in Capt. Thomas Company of Infantry, Wimberly's Brigade, Georgia Militia. The three Fanns were discharged at Darrien, GA and paid $32.52 ($8 per month pay + $.16 per day for food for 4 days). They left for their homes in Dublin, Laurens Co., GA, a distance of about 200 miles.
      On 21 July 1855, Martha Fenn of Decatur Co., GA, age 67, resident of Early Co., GA, widow of Elijah Fenn who died in Early Co. on 5 Jan 1844, applied for Bounty Land for his service in the War of 1812, giving her name before marriage as Martha Rich and saying that they were married "about 1807" in Burke Co, GA. (Bounty Land Warrant Application #42382-160-55)
      The deaths of Elijah and Martha Fenn are recorded in the Bibble of Leonidas Duke Sr and his wife Melvina Fann."
    Jury Duty  Jun 1823  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Inferior Court 
    • Fenn, Elijah: "Selected as Inferior Court juror for next term of court."
    Move  Abt 1824  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List  1825  , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 46 1/2 cents tax on the following property:
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurence [Laurens] County, district 17, lot 172
    Tax List  1826  , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • Eliga Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid [less than $1] tax on the following property:
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurence [Laurens] County, district 17, lot 172
    Tax List  1827  , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • Elijah Fann had 1 poll and paid 46 1/4 cents tax on the following property:
      202 1/2 acres in pine land, Laurens County, district 17, lot 172
    Jury Duty  Mar 1827  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Petit Jury 
    • March Term 1827
      Petit
      ...25. Elijah Fenn...
    Tax List  1828  , Captain McElves' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • Elijah Fann paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 46 3/4 cents tax on the following property:
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Lawrence [Laurens] County, district 17, lot 172
    Tax List  1829  , Captain Hillings' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    • Elisha Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 56 3/4 cents tax on the following property:
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 20, lot 251
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot 172
    Census: Federal  1830  , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • male 40-50: Elijah Fenn [at abt 42]
      female 30-40 [Martha at abt 35]
      female 15-20 [Eliza at abt 19]
      female 10-15 [Sarah Ann at abt 17?]
      male 15-20 [William at abt 16]
      female 10-15 [Letty at abt 14]
      female 10-15 [Lucile at abt 11]
      female 10-15 [Mary Polly at abt 9?]
      female 5-10 [Melvena at abt 8]
      female 5-10 [Catherine at abt 6]
      female <5 [Carolyn at abt 3]
      male <5 [John at abt 1]
      male 70-80
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    Tax List  1830  , Captain Westers' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves. He paid 65 cents tax on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot number not listed
    Land Purchase  29 May 1830  , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29, 30
    John Spann to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 232 
    • Recorded November 5th 1830
      Georgia This indenture made the twenty ninth
      Decatur County day of May in the year of our Lord one thou-
      sand eight hundred and thirty and in the
      fifty fourth year of the Independence of the United States of
      America between John Spann of the County of Decatur of the one
      part and Elijah Fenn of the County of Decatur of the other part
      Witnesseth that the said John Spann, for and in consider-
      ation of the sum of fifty dollars to him in hand paid at and
      before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt
      whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained sold
      aliened conveyed and confirmed and by these presents, do grant, bar-
      gain sell, aliev convey and confirm unto the said Elijah Fenn his
      heirs assigns a certain tract or parcel of land, containing two hun-
      dred and fifty acres more or less, being lot number two hundred
      and thirty two (232) in the twenty seventh District of Early County
      at the time of survey now Decatur County, Having such shapes
      marks and boundaries as by reference to the original plat will
      more fully appear. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of
      land with all and singular the rights, members and appurte-
      nances thereof whatsoever to the said tract of land being belong-
      ing or in any wise appertaining with the remainder and remain-
      ders, reversion and reversions, rents, issues and profits thereof to the
      truly proper benefit, use, and behalf of him the said Elijah Fenn his
      heirs executors administrators and assigns in fee Simple and
      the said John Spann his heirs executors and administrators, the
      said bargained premises unto the said Elijah Fenn his heirs
      executors administrators and assigns against the said John Spann
      his heirs executors and administrators, and all and every other person
      and persons shall and will warrant and forever defend by vir-
      tue of these presents. In Witness whereof the said John Spann hath
      hereunto set his hand, and affixed his seal the day and year
      [?] above written. Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence
      of us J. B. Shores John Spann LS
      Solomon D. Betton J.P.
    Land Purchase  19 Jul 1830  , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29, 31
    John Ricks to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 233 
    • Recorded August 10th 1859
      Georgia This Indenture made this the 19th
      Emanuel County day of July one thousand eight
      hundred and thirty between John Ricks of said
      State and County of the one part and Elijah
      Fenn
      of the said state and county of Decatur
      of the other part Witnesseth that for the consider-
      ation of the sum of ten dollars to him in hand
      paid the receipt is hereby acknowledged that he
      the sd John Ricks hath bargained and sold a cert-
      ain parcel or tract of land containing two hundred
      and fifty acres more or less lying in the twenty seventh
      District of Early County at the time of Survey but now
      Decatur County and distinguished in the plan of
      said District by No two hundred and thirty three the sd
      Land with the appurtenances tenements and convey
      by general warrantee in fee simple unto the said Elijah
      Fenn his heirs or assigns forwever: and I do warrant
      the same from the claims of all other persons.
      In witness I set my hand and seal this day and date above written.
      Signed Sealed and delivered
      in presence of John Ricks LS
      Robert Robinson
      Chas S. Guyten
    Tax List  1831  , Captain Westers' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • Eligah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He paid [?] cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 27, lot 232
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 27, lot 233
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot number not listed
    Jury Duty  13 Dec 1831  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    • "The following persons were drawn to serve as Jurors at
      the next Supr Court to be held on the 4th Monday
      in January next from No 1 to No 2
      to wit
      1 Absolom Johnson
      2 Elijah Fenn
      3 John Robinson
      4 Ezekiel Collins
      5 Saml Cherry
      6 Wm Nobles
      7 Henry E Horn
      8 Thomas Hesters
      9 John Miller
      10 Etheldred Owens
      11 Wm Chandler
      12 Allen Bishop
      13 Wm M Owens
      14 Michael Carter
      15 Jesse Collins
      16 Wm Miller
      17 John Johnson
      18 Wm Caswell
      19 Danl Brock
      20 James V Freeman
      21 Charles Pate
      22 Joseph Yarborough
      23 Ephraim Rigdon
      24 Isaac Harrell
      25 Josiah Robinson
      26 Jas Lambert
      27 Hesekiah Thomas
      28 Lewis Newsome
      29 Elias H Kemp
      30 Wright Sanders Jr
      31 John Newberry
      32 Duncan Curray
      33 Saml Sellers
      34 Lewis Griffin
      35 John H Paterson
      36 Thomas B Lewis"
    Gold Lottery  1832  , Captain Gibson's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [34, 35
    was awarded lot 1244 in district 2 of Cherokee County 
    Jury Duty  6 Feb 1832  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    • "February 6th, 1832, page 96:
      The Shff having returned the venire of the Jury
      the following of the original panel which
      were sworn & took their seats to wit
      1 Absolom Johnson
      2 Daniel Brock
      3 Lewis Nusome
      4 Wright Saunders
      5 Saml Sellers
      6 Wm Nobles
      7 James V Freemon
      8 Bartlett S Barr
      9 Littleberry Boslick
      10 Wm D Harrell
      11 Elijah Fenn
      12 Jno H Gray (Folbs)"
    Tax List  1833  , Captain Caswell's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He paid 75 cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 232
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot number not listed
    Jury Duty  4 Jun 1833  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    • "The following persons were drawn to serve as
      jurors of the next term of this Court to wit
      1 Thos Tredaway
      2 Wm Kelly
      3 George Harnage
      4 James Donalson
      5 Geo Laurence
      6 Elisha Bennett
      7 Joel Dasay
      8 Elijah Fenn
      9 Wright Sanders Jr
      10 Fred Mansfield
      11 Leon Griffin
      12 Charles Ryan
      13 Wright Alligood
      14 Saunders Lott
      15 Philip Cloud
      16 Jesse Gideon
      17 Wm Bell
      18 Lewis Nusome
      19 Danl Mobley
      20 Wm West
      21 Isaac Harrell
      22 Reuben Dubose
      23 John Ryan
      24 Thomas Bishop
      25 Joshua Beals
      26 James V. Freeman
      27 Wm Martin
      28 John G. Barr
      29 Jessee Weeklry
      30 Abraham Tooton
      31 James Ford
      32 Matthew Norris"
    Tax List  1834  , Captain Caswell's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He paid 82 1/2 cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 232
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot 172
      160 acres of quality 2 land in Cherokee County, district 10, lot 23, 3rd section
    Tax List  1835  , Captain Williams' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He had 2 1/2 mills and paid 86 cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 234
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 19, lot 137
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Early County, district 13, lot 172
      160 acres of pine land in Cherokee County, district 3, lot 23
    Court  Jul 1837  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • The Early County court in its Jul 1837 term, "appointed Elijah Fenn, Moses Warren, Delaware Freeman, Council B. Allen, Elijah Fenn and John R. Miller" to a committee to find a site on which to build a bridge across Spring Creek.

      They "reported in favor of a place on lot 241 in the 13th district, belonging to Moses Warren. This report was accompanied by a petition from a number of citizens of the county asking for the adoption of the report of the commissioners. Whereupon the court ordered the bridge to be built at the point recommended and instructed the commissioners to let out the building of the same, which they proceeded to do. It was bid off by James G. Collier at the price of $465. This is the bridge that is now on the road between Charles Roberts' and the late Henry Batts'--or rather it was built at the same place. The first bridge was built in January, 1838."

      This creek flows north to south through the area which is present-day Miller County and is wide, with low, shallow banks and a relatively broad, dense hardwood edge which runs back for several hundred yards. The committee shortly recommended that the bridge be built not too far south of the present U. S. Highway bridge at Colquitt. There is still a bridge for local use where the committee recommended.
    Tax List  1838  , Captain Smart's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    • Elijah Fenn paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He paid [?] cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 232
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 13, lot 103
      125 acres of pine land in Early County, district 13, lot 137
      202 acres of pine land in Early County, district 28, lot 355
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot 172
    Land Purchase  6 Nov 1838  , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    James Cobb to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 230 
    • recorded in book E, page 51 on 29 January 1840
    Move  Between 1839 and 1840  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Decatur County 
    • This is the part of Early County from which Miller County was formed in 1856.
    Tax List  1839  , Captain Smart's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    • Elija Fan paid 1 poll, and owned no slaves He paid 96 cents total taxes on the following property:
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 233
      50 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 27, lot 232
      250 acres of pine land in Early County, district 13, lot 105
      125 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 13, lot 137
      250 acres of pine land in Decatur County, district 28, lot 555
      202 1/2 acres of pine land in Laurens County, district 17, lot 172
    Land Sale  10 Jan 1839  , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [43, 44
    Elijah Fenn to William Miller, district 27, lot 233 
    • Georgia Recorded August 8th 1839
      Early County This Indenture made this tenth day of January in the
      Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty nine between
      Eliajah Fenn of Early County of the one part and William Miller
      of Decatur County of the other part both of the state aforesaid
      Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Four
      Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the party of the second
      part at and before the signing and delivering of these presents
      the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged that the said
      Elijah Fenn hath bargained sold and conveyed and by these
      presents doth bargain sell & convey unto him the foresaid
      William Miller a certain lot of land lying and being situate
      in Decatur County known by lot no two hundred and thirty
      three in the twenty seventh district formerly Early now Decatur
      to have and to hold together with all and singular the rights and
      priviledges thereunto belonging to him the said William Miller
      his heirs and assigns per ever and I the said Elijah Fenn do
      and forever defend the rights and titles of the above bargained
      and sold premises to him the said William Miller his hers &
      assigns forever in fee simple And in testimony whereof I
      have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date aove
      written signed sealed and delivered
      in presence of
      David CowartElijah Fenn LS
      John S Barbares JP
    Census: Federal  1840  , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    • male 40-50: Elijah Fann [at 52], in agriculture and commerce
      female 40-50 [Martha Rich at 45]
      female 15-20 [Melvina at abt 18]
      female 15-20 [Carolyn at abt 13]
      male 10-15 [John at abt 11]
      female 5-10 [Rhoda Ann at abt 10]
      female 5-10 [Martha Jane at abt 9]
      female 5-10 [Zelphia at abt 7]
      male <5
      female <5 [Alsia at abt 5]
      male slave 10-24 [Bill]
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    Tax List  1842  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    Captain Slancell Barbarea's district 
    • Elijah Fenn, 1 Poll, 2 Slaves
      250 acres of PO&H land, quality P, lot 232, district 27, Decatur County
      250 acres of PO&H land, quality P, lot 163, district 13, Early County, $1.00
      125 acres of PO&H land, quality 3, lot 137, district 17, Early County, $1.48
    Letter  5 Sep 1842 
    • Posted on Ebay, 15 September 2006:

      This folded lettersheet / stampless letter has a circular date stamp for IRWINTON Ala. NOV, [$30 catalog value, American Stampless Cover Catalog, 1985], a 12 1/2 cent rate, and is addressed to Mr. Elijah Fenn, Bainbridge, Georgia, and is a one paragraph message written by Elijah Fenn. The headline is September the 5th, 1842.

      The letter reads: "I give to Adaline Griffin thirteen head of stock Cattle and mark and brand mark crop and half cross in the left year [sic] and two under betts [?] in the side Recorded by me and brand A G."

      Apparently, Fenn was out of town, and so addressed this letter to himself, and the Post Master at the General Store (or such) in Bainbridge had probably been told to open his mail in Fenn's absence, and the Post Master took this to the courthouse, where the county clerk signed noted it "recorded" and signed it "A.D. Smart, Clk." Decatur county.
      It's a quarter of a full lettersheet. Maybe there was a shortage of paper, or there was other writing that was torn off and long gone, who knows. Postal marking cover is all there.

      Q: Hi! Are you sure the letter is dated September, as the postmark is clearly November?
      A: Hello and thanks for the question. It's good observation that you make. The handwritten date by Fenn on the inside of the letter is September the 5th, 1842. The date written by the Decatur GA clerk is Sept 16th, 1842. What I'm thinking -- this may have been a turned cover. That is, it was a stampless letter mailed in September to Irwinton, ALA to an unknown person. That person then tore off the side of the lettersheet that was addressed to him, likely noted it's contents, perhaps even had an extra enclosure to mail back, now long gone, then remailed the same sheet back to Fenn in Georgia, from Irwinton in November. There were lots of so called turned covers in those days. That's my best guess. And so it's likely that Fenn himself wasn't in Irwinton.
    Land Sale  26 Jan 1843  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    Elijah Fenn to Jesse H Johnson - district 27, lot 232 
    • Georgia Recorded January 9th 1844
      Early County This indenture made this the twenty sixth day of January in the
      Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three and in the sixty
      seventh Year of the Independence of the United State of America between Elijah
      Fenn
      of the County of Early of the one part and Jesse H Johnson of the
      County of Decatur of the other part witnesseth that the said Elijah Fenn
      for an in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand
      paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof
      is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed
      and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the said
      Jesse H Johnson his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land contai
      =ning two hundred and fifty acres more or less being lot number two hundred
      and thirty two (232) in the twenty Seventh District of Early County at the time
      of survey but now Decatur County having such shape marks & brands as by refer
      ence to the original platt will more fully appear. To have land to hold the said
      tract or parcel of land with all and singular the rights members & appur
      =tainances thereof whatsoever to the said tract of land being belonging or in
      anywise appurtaining with the remainder and remainders reversion & reversions
      rents issues and proffits thereof to the only proper use benefit & hehoof of mine
      the said Jesse H Johnson his heirs executors administrators & assigns in fee
      simple and the said Elijah Fenn his heirs executors & administrators the
      said bargained premises unto the said Jesse H Johnson his heirs executors
      administrators & assigns against the said Elijah Fenn his heirs executors and
      administrators and all and every person or persons shall & will warrant & forever
      defend by virtue of these presents. In witness whereof the said Elijah Fenn
      hath hereunto set his hand and offered his seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence
      of David CowartElijah Fenn LS
      Collin Cowart
      Georgia Early County Personally came before me Collin Cowart one of the Jus
      tices of the Peace of said County David Cowart who being sworn deposeth &
      saith on oath that he saw Elijah Fenn sign seal and deliver for the purpose of
      the within mentioned and he himself defend it as a witness and saw Collin Cowart
      do as likewiseDavid Cowart
      Collin Cowart JP
    Died  6 Jan 1844  , , Early (now Miller) County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Court Minutes  8 Jul 1844  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    Court of Ordinary 
    • William Grimes Applies for Letters of Adminis-
      trators on the estate of Elijah Fenn late of said
      county deceased, and it appearing to the court
      that notice of such interested[?] ^application^ having been
      given in terms of the law, and the said Will-
      iam Grimes having given bond & security
      & taken the oath required by law, it is
      therefore ordered that Letters of Adminis-
      tration do issue to the said William
      Grimes on the estate real and personal of
      the said Elijah Fenn deceased-
      And it is also ordered that a writ of appraise-
      ment do issue directed to [blotted over] Sheffield
    Inventory & Appraisement  23 Aug 1844  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    • Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Elijah Fenn decd
      Sixty one head of Stock cattle at 3$ per head 9 head Beef do at 6$ per head
      1 Bay Horse 36.00- 1 Gray Mare 30.00- 1 Sorrell Colt 25.00- 21 head Sheep 2.00 per hd
      35 head Hogs 1.75 per hd - 10 head do 1.50 per hd - 9 do 1.00 per hd 1 Sugar Kettle 20.00
      1 Metal Clock 15.00- 1 Bed and Stead 10.00- 2 Bed Steads & hider 4.00-
      2 Spinning wheels & 1 Clock Reel 5.00- Bridle & saddle 2.00- 1 Table 1.00-
      11 Sitting chairs at 62 1/2 each- 1 Rifle gun & Bag 12.00- 1 Shot Gun 2.50- 1 Loom 5.00
      1 hand Mill 4.00- 1 Table, Pail & Peck measure 3.00- 1 Spinning wheel 2.50
      2 Kettles 1 Pot, 1 oven 4.00- 1 Lot of Tools 5.00- 1 ps Leather 1.00- 2 pr plow gear 4.00
      2 Pans 1 Stand and canister 2.00- 1 Jointer, 1 fore plain & 2 Round Shaves & [cords?] 2.00
      1 Bed Stead & hide 2.00- 15 head of Shoats @1.00 per hd- 1 Cart 20.00- 1 Cotton Gin 50.00
      1 piece Cotton Bagging 20 cts per yd 1 ps Rope 15 cts
      One promissory note on John Wilson due 13th May 1843 for 27.12 1/4
      & Account on William Cawley for 17.50
      & promissory note on Isham Johnson for 45.00 due 1st Jany 1843 for 10.00 35.00
      & Account on Willis Hudnel 5.00- 1 Act on Robt Hudnell 2.00- 7.00
      & " " Miss Hudnel 5.00 do Janet Hudnel 1.00 6.00
      promissory notes on John S. Barbre due 1st Jany 1840 for one hundred and Sixteen Dollars, credited 1st Feby 1840 with 20$ & 5.00 15th March 1840 91.00
      Cash on hand at the death of the deceased 30
      Negro man named Bill 400.00- 1 Negro woman named Lucretia 400.00
      Lots of land Nos 137 & 103 in the 13th District Early County 500.00
      We do certify that as far as was produced to us by the Administrator the above and foregoing contains a true appraisement of the estate of Elijah Fenn deceased to the best of our Judgment and understanding, this the 23rd day of August 1844 Burrell Roberts H. J. Roberts - Appraisers John Read Drewry (his X mark) Roberts
      I do hereby certify that the above appraisers were sworn to perform their duty as appraisers according to law this the 23rd of August 1844 Collen Cowart J.P.
    Estate Sale  24 Aug 1844  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    • Account of the Sale of the personal property of Elijah Fenn deceased
      Sold on the 24th day of August 1844 on a credit of twelve months
      1 Gray Mare purchased by Solomon Bright 15.00- 1 Sorrell colt Mrs Fenn 19.00- 34.00
      11 head Sheep Lewis Griffin 9.00- 5 do James Donalson 10.00- 5 do S. Thompson 11.25- 30.25
      [?] do James Donalson 11.25- 11 head Hogs A. T. O'Bryan 14.37 1/2 25.62 1/2
      [?] head Hogs Lewis Griffin 11.00- 12 do Elias Miller 13.00- 2 do Lewis Griffin 1.62 1/2 25.62 1/2
      [?] do Stephen Cowart 5.62 1/2- 14 Pigs Lewis Griffin 5.25- 2 do Stephen Cowart 1.62 1/2 12.50
      1 Bay Horse B. Wilson 20.00- 33 head Stock Cattle Jef Holder at 3.68 3/4 per hd 121.62 1/2 141.68 1/2
      22 head Stock Cattle Jef Holder at 4.182 per hd 119.62 1/2- 9 Beef do Jef Holder 4.25- 38.25 157.87 1/2
      [?] Mrs Fenn 18.52 Jesse Owens Mrs. Fenn 34.50 & Bed sted & hide S. Thompson 45 53.75
      Amt carried up 481.31 1/4

      Account of Sale of the perishable property of Elijah Fenn decd Continued
      1 Table Leonidas P. Duke 50- 1 Clock Reel Seaborn Thompson 1.31 1/4 1.81 1/4
      1 Spinning Wheel Wm Wilson 1.00- 6 Chairs Wm Fenn 2.12 1/2- 5 Chairs Stephen Cowart 2.12 1/2 5.25
      1 Bed Stead & hide Wm Fenn 31 1/4 1 Bedstead, Bed & furniture Mrs. Fenn 1.00- 1.31 1/4
      1 Bedstead & hide L. P. Duke 2.00- 1 Metal Clock Isaac Bush 8.50- 1 Spinning wheel S. Cowart 2.00 12.50
      1 Loom & [?] Mrs Fenn 1.12 1/2- 1 hand Mill Mrs Fenn 2.37 1/2 1 Table S. Thompson 1.75 5.25
      1 Lot Pot ware Mrs Fenn 3.00- 1 Pail & Peck measure Wm Fenn 1.06 1/4 1 Lot [lods?] M Don 50 4.56 1/4
      1 " plow gear Wm Fenn 1.06 1/4 & do Isaac Bush 1.12 1/2 1 plow hoe &c Wm Grimes 18 3/4 2.37 1/2
      1 ps Leather Wm Grimes 50- 3 hoes & 1 Crosscut Saw do 6 1/4- 1 pt Adze & hand Saw S. Thompson 18 3/4 .75
      1 Wedge, Square & drawing knife J Roberts 2.00- 1 pr hand cuffs & hatchet 1 Bush .50 2.50
      1 Auger & Square Stephen Cowart 75- 1 Barrel & contents V Hesters 50 1.25
      1 Lot Pans &c Mrs Fenn 75- 1 Sugar Boiler David Cowart 20.00 & Bridle Mrs Fenn 43 3/4 21.18 3/4
      1 Saddle Seaborn Thompson 56 1/4- 1 Shot Gun do 25 1 Rifle do Frances Grimes 10.12 1/2 10.93 3/4
      1 Looking Glass & Shoe Tools Mrs Fenn 37 1/2 1 pr Rope Wm Moye at 8 cts per lb 10 3/4 cts 56 1.23 1/2
      1 ps 17 1/4 yds Bagging Wm Moye at 10 cts 1.72 1/2- 1 Cotton Gin Wm Moye 47.00 48.72 1/2
      1 Reep Hook Collen Cowart 43 3/4 1 pr Steeyards F. Grimes 43 3/4 1 Basket Wm Grimes 6 1/4 93 3/4
      Amt brought up 481.31 1/4
      601.27 1/2
      Account of hire of the Negroes belonging to the estate of Elijah Fenn decd hired on the 24th Aug 1844 till 1st Janry next, on credit of one year
      1 Negro man Bill hired by S. Thompson 15.62 1/2
      1 " woman hired by Alfred Moye 17.00 32.62
      $633.90
    Court Minutes  Nov 1844  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [51
    Court of Ordinary 
    • William Grimes Admr of Elijah Fenn decd Returns
      an Appraisement & Sale of the estate of said
      decd Ordered that the same be received and
      recorded
    Court Minutes  May 1845  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    Court of Ordinary 
    • William Grimes Admr of Elijah Fenn decd
      applies for leave to sell the Land and Negroes
      belonging to the estate of said deceased and
      it appearing to the court that notice has
      been given of such interested application
      in terms of the law, and no objection being
      filed; It is therefore ordered by the court
      that the said William Grimes Admr as afore-
      said have leave to sell the land and Negroes
      belonging to the estate of said Elijah Fenn
      deceased
    Legal Notice  28 May 1845  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [53
    • William Grimes, administrator for the estate of Elijah Fenn, posted the following notice in the Albany, Georgia newspaper: Georgia, Early County: Will be sold before the courthouse door in said county on the first Tuesday in August, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Elijah Fenn, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) William Grimes, Adm.
    Legal Notice  Aft 28 May 1845  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [54
    • William Grimes, administrator for the estate of Elijah Fenn, posted the following notice in the Albany, Georgia newspaper: Georgia, Early County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in October, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Elijah Fenn, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) William Grimes, Adm.
    Guardianship Bond  10 Jul 1848  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [55
    • Georgia Early County
      Know all men by these presents, That we, Leonidus
      P. Duke Seaborn Thompson & [space left blank]
      are held and firmly bound unto the Justices of
      the Inferior court sitting as a court of ordinary
      and their successors in office in the just sum of one
      hundred dollars, Payable by the said Leonidus P.
      Duke, Seaborn Thompson & [space left blank]
      or either of them, their heirs, Executors, administrators
      and assigns, jointly and Severally
      To be void on condition that the said Leonidus
      P. Duke Shall do and perform all and Singular the
      duties of Guardianship for the person and property
      of Rhody Ann Fenn Orphan of Elijah Fenn
      deceased as the Law requires of him, otherwise to remain
      in full power and virtue
      Witness our hands and Seals this tenth day of July
      1848
      Attest Leonidus P. Duke Seal
      James G. Collier C.C.O. Seaborn (his X mark) Thompson Seal
      per J. B. Brown Seal
      Recorded July 11th 1848
      Brown for Collier CCO
    Guardianship Bond  10 Jul 1848  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [56
    • Georgia Early County
      Know all men by these presents That we Seabo
      rn Thompson Leonidas P. Duke & [space left blank]
      are held and firmly bound unto the Just
      ices of the Inferior Court Sitting as a court of
      Ordinary and their Successors in office, in the just
      Sum of one hundred Dollars payable by the said
      Thompson Duke & [space left blank] or either
      of them, their heirs, Executors, administrators and
      assigns, Jointly and Severally
      To be void on condition that the said
      Seaborn Thompson shall do and perform all
      the duties of Guardianship for the person and
      property of Martha Jane Fenn Orphan of
      of Elijah Fenn deceased as the Law requires
      of him, otherwise to remain in full force
      power and virtue
      Witness our hands and Seals this tenth
      day of July 1848
      Attest Seaborn (his X mark) Thompson Seal
      James G. Collier C.C.O. Leonidus P. Duke Seal
      per J. B. Brown Seal
      Record July the
      11th 1848
      Brown for Collier
    Religion  , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    founding member of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church which was in the part of Early County which is now 
    • He was buried at Mothers Home Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, which was founded in 1922. Pilgrims Rest-Whites Bridge Church and cemetery are a few miles South on County Line Road.
    Buried  Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
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    Notes 
    • "B. ELIJAH FANN (Notice he used the FANN spelling) was born on 17 July 1788 and died 5 Jan 1844 in Early (now Miller) Co, GA. He married MARTHA RICH in 1807 in Burke Co, GA according to Martha's 1855 application for a land grant. MARTHA RICH was born on 3 Sept 1795 and died in Miller County on 10 May 1859. Travis Fenn, believed to be the father of Elijah, was living in Burke County in 1807. Travis has a court record dated 9 Jan 1806 in Burke County.
      Dot Arthur, POB 1635, Panama City, FL 32402 has copied information from her great grandmother's family Bible giving Elijah & Mary's dates of birth and death, and Joe T. Smith, 423 Meadowlark Dr., Albany, GA 31707 has done extensive research on Elijah & Martha (Rich) Fann.
      Neither knows who Elijah's father is, but suspect Travis Fenn may be. Elijah is named as a possible son of Travis Fenn.
      Elijah Fenn enlisted in the army on 23 Aug 1813, at age 18, for service in the War of 1812
      (NOTE: He was actually about 25 when he enlisted.) He served in the same military unit during the War of 1812 as Zacheus Fann, son of Travis Fann. John Fann, Jr. was also in the same unit. John Fann Jr. was a son of John Fann Sr., a brother of Zachariah. They served as Privates in Capt. Thomas Company of Infantry, Wimberly's Brigade, Georgia Militia. The three Fanns were discharged at Darrien, GA and paid $32.52 ($8 per month pay + $.16 per day for food for 4 days). They left for their homes in Dublin, Laurens Co., GA, a distance of about 200 miles.
      On 21 July 1855, Martha Fenn of Decatur Co., GA, age 67, resident of Early Co., GA, widow of Elijah Fenn who died in Early Co. on 5 Jan 1844, applied for Bounty Land for his service in the War of 1812, giving her name before marriage as Martha Rich and saying that they were married "about 1807" in Burke Co, GA. (Bounty Land Warrant Application #42382-160-55)
      The deaths of Elijah and Martha Fenn are recorded in the Bibble of Leonidas Duke Sr and his wife Melvina Fann."
    Person ID  I422  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Travis Fenn,   b. Bef 1763,   d. Between Aug 1809 and 7 May 1810, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary [--?--],   b. Est 1779,   d. Aft Apr 1817, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1541  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Rich,   b. 3 Sep 1795, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1859, , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1807  , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 57
    Children 
     1. Eliza Fenn,   b. 23 Aug 1811, , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1897, , Coffee Springs, Geneva County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Fenn,   b. Abt 1813, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1900, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Fenn, Sr.,   b. Abt 1814, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1855 and 1858
     4. Letty Fenn,   b. 26 Apr 1816, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1857, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucile Fenn,   b. Abt 1819, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873
     6. Mary "Polly" Fenn,   b. Abt 1821, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Nov 1850, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Melvina Fenn,   b. Abt 1822, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, , , Calhoun County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Catherine Fenn,   b. Abt 1824, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1899, , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Carolyn Fenn,   b. 1827, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John F. Fenn,   b. Abt 1829, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1900, , , Macon County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Rhoda Ann Fenn,   b. Abt 1830, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Martha Jane Fenn,   b. Abt 1831, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Zelphia Fenn,   b. Abt 1833, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Jun 1880, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Alsia Fenn,   b. Abt 1835, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F185  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1788 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1807 - , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - Elizabeth Fenn to Elijah Fenn: 233.5a - 25 Sep 1810 - , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Elijah Fenn to William Hines: 233.5a on Ogeechee for $145 - 9 Dec 1810 - , , Montgomery County (later Emanuel), Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Between 1811 and 1814 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - 6 Jun 1814 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Apr 1818 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 290 in district 7 of Gwinnett County - 1820 - , Captain Kitchens District, Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGrant: Headright - 300 acres - 1821 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointment - Jun 1822 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Inferior Court - Jun 1823 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Abt 1824 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1825 - , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1826 - , Captain Douglas' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1827 - , Captain Douglas' 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 - 1828 - , Captain McElves' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1830 - , Captain Westers' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John Spann to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 232 - 29 May 1830 - , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - John Ricks to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 233 - 19 Jul 1830 - , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1831 - , Captain Westers' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - 13 Dec 1831 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGold Lottery - was awarded lot 1244 in district 2 of Cherokee County - 1832 - , Captain Gibson's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - 6 Feb 1832 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1833 - , Captain Caswell's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - 4 Jun 1833 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1834 - , Captain Caswell's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1835 - , Captain Williams' District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Jul 1837 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1838 - , Captain Smart's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - James Cobb to Elijah Fenn - district 27, lot 230 - 6 Nov 1838 - , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - from Decatur County - Between 1839 and 1840 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1839 - , Captain Smart's District, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Elijah Fenn to William Miller, district 27, lot 233 - 10 Jan 1839 - , District 27, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1840 - , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - Captain Slancell Barbarea's district - 1842 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Elijah Fenn to Jesse H Johnson - district 27, lot 232 - 26 Jan 1843 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Court of Ordinary - 8 Jul 1844 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInventory & Appraisement - 23 Aug 1844 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate Sale - 24 Aug 1844 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Court of Ordinary - Nov 1844 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsLegal Notice - 28 May 1845 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 10 Jul 1848 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsReligion - founding member of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church which was in the part of Early County which is now - - , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1228] Foot Prints & Wagon Tracks, 2nd ed., Doyle Fenn, (Manvel, Texas: published by author, 2000), 28-31, 5 Jan 2008.

    2. [S50] Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, near Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, joint grave marker for Elijah and Martha Fann, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 27 May 2005.

    3. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Jack Carroll Cumbie of Ozark, Alabama [Jack43188@aol.com], a descendant of Eliza Fenn Hatten, to Gail Rich Nestor dated 26 September 2006, 3 Jan 2008.

    4. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Tim Griffin of Fort Lauderdale, Florida [timg_2001@yahoo.com], a descendant of Sarah Fenn Griffin, to Gail Rich Nestor dated 18 August 2005, 5 Jan 2008.

    5. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Marvin Reed of New York, New York [tworeeds1@verizon.net], a descendant of Sarah Fenn Griffin, to Gail Rich Nestor on 15 June 2007, 5 Jan 2008.

    6. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Betty Fann Gallagher [yelowros36@hotmail.com], a descendant of William Fenn, to Gail Rich Nestor dated 2 January 2008, 5 Jan 2008.

    7. [S19] Personal Correspondence, multiple e-mails from Beth Hammer Molina of Merritt Island, Florida [rmolina2@cfl.rr.com], a descendant of Letty Fenn Rich, to Gail Rich Nestor starting in July 2003, 5 Jan 2008.

    8. [S764] History of Miller County, Georgia 1856-1980, Nellie Cook Davis, (Colquitt, Georgia: Citizens Bank, 1980), G975.8964 DAV GA., 15-16.

    9. [S983] Montgomery County, Georgia, A Source Book of Genealogy and History, James E. Dorsey and John K. Derden, (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1983), G975.8964 DAV GA., 102.

    10. [S1192] Montgomery County, Georgia, "Deed Book H, 1809-1817," on microfilm in drawer 137, box 48, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), 175-6, 26 Jun 2007.

    11. [S1192] Montgomery County, Georgia, "Deed Book H, 1809-1817," on microfilm in drawer 137, box 48, Clerk of Superior Court, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), 177-8, 26 Jun 2007.

    12. [S617] Unbound Headright and Bounty Documents Files, unit 95-2353A in private viewing area, Georgia Surveyor General Department, (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives), Elijah Fenn grant, 1814, box 8055-03b, file 78.

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    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), Elijah Fann entry, Captain McElves' District, 1828 tax year.

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    33. [S951] Decatur County, Georgia, Minute Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), unlettered book, 1824-1847, page 92, 7 Mar 2007.

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    48. [S788] Early County, Georgia, "Inferior Court Minutes, Book A: 1820-1849," on microfilm in drawer 32, box 13, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Letters of Administration for estate of Elijah Fenn, July Term 1844 [un-numbered page].

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    54. [S765] Albany, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, 3 volumes, Tad Evans, (Savannah, Georgia: Tad Evans, 1996), G929.3758 BAK GA., 1:13.

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