Burke Co., GA: "Wolfington, Thomas, Apl. 1772, lately from Ireland, has wife and 4 children, asks for 300 ac., Briar Cr., next Whitehead; Oct. 1772, granted 350 a., next Whitehead and Tom Gretion." [Source: Davis, Jr. & Lucas, Jr.,Robert Scott & Rev. Silas Emmett, The Families of Burke County 1755-1855, a Census, p. 143]
"Wolfington, Thomas. Granted on May 4, 1773. Grant Book I, page 1000. 350 acres bounded on the northeast by White and John Gretion." [Source: Davis, Jr. & Lucas, Jr.,Robert Scott & Rev. Silas Emmett, op. cit., p. 80]
"Wolfington" is one of the ways "Warbington" has been found misspelled---i.e.---when our Jacob B. Warbington Sr.'s daughter Barbara, married Thomas Coulson in 1809 in Randolph Co., GA, the license spelled her name as "Barbary Wolfington." In the Calhoun Co., MS 1860 census, John M. Warbington's oldest son was listed as "Andrew Wolfington." (John M. was Jacob B.'s nephew.)
The sudden appearance of our Jacob B. Warbington, Sr. in Jackson County, Georgia remains a mystery. He is first found listed as "Jacob Wajhington" in the 1787-8-9 tax digest, where his land adjoined a Benjamin Ready's land, and the district leadership wasunder Capt. William Hopkins. In the 1802 Jackson County, Georgia tax digest his household is located in Captain Joseph McConnell's militia district.
Jacob's exact whereabouts prior to this time remains sketchy.It has been recorded by two of his elder children that they were born in South Carolina, but nothing to date verifies his presence there. However, one of his younger daughters, Mrs. Stacy Ann Warbington Boswell, stated in her 1880 census that her father was born in "Maryland" and her mother in "South Carolina."