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Cass County, Georgia Genealogy

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Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Cass County was created 3 December 1832 from part of Cherokee County. On 6 December 1861 the name was changed to Bartow County because they no longer wished to be named for an anti-slavery Yankee from Michigan.[1]

For records, see Bartow County.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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1864. During the American Civil War federal troops of the Fifth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry razed the town of Cassville including the Cass County (now Bartow County) Courthouse on 30 October 1864. Many records were saved including marriages, deeds, and estate papers.[2]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources[edit | edit source]

Court (See Bartow County for Records)[edit | edit source]

  Cass County Minutes  of the Court 1839-1853 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]
  • 1849-50, 1859-60 - Cass County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Kenneth K. Krakow, Georgia Place Names (Macon, Ga.: Winship Press, 1975) (FHL 975.8 E2k), 15 and 36. WorldCat entry.
  2. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 15. At various libraries (WorldCat).