Orig. pub. Quitman, GA 1948. Reprinted 1978, 2005. xiv, 608 pp., maps, index + illus. Item #54
This history of an area with a rich and varied heritage begins with the creation of Irwin County from Indian lands ceded to Georgia in 1818. From Irwin later emerged Lowndes and Thomas counties and ultimately Brooks County in 1858. The book contains accounts of the Indian Wars and lists of early settlers including a complete U.S. Census for Brooks County in 1860. Portions of earlier censuses for counties from which Brooks emerged are included. Muster rolls of every unit from Brooks in the Confederate or State service are included and there are lists of military units in the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II. Professional life, agriculture, religious, and fraternal organizations are discussed and the development of Quitman and county industries and institutions are covered. The book concludes with approximately 200 pages of family history covering some sixty-five Brooks County families and their connections including: Allbritton, Avera, Baum, Bennet, Bower, Branch, Brice, Clower, Creech, Davidson, Davis, Denmark, Dukes, Duncan, Edmondson, Gaulden, Groover-Gruber, Harrell, Harden, Hassel, Hendry, Hitch, Hodges, Hunter, Jelks, Johnson, King, Long, Mabbett, Mizel, Morrison, Morton, McCall, McCardel, McDonald, McIntosh, McMichael, McMullen, McRae, Oglesby, Patrick, Perdue, Powers, Ramsey, Robinson-Wade, Rountree, Sheffield, Sinclair, Spain, Tillman, Turner, Wade, Walker, Wilson, and Young.