I have finished compiling information collected over many years on Paces in Georgia.Much more can be gleaned from Georgia records.What follows is organized oounty by county. Original sources are cited where known.Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi and has 159 counties. Only Texas has more. This is posted for the assistance of any who are doing research on Paces in this state.
SOURCES: PACES IN GEORGIA
Before 1777, the colony of Georgia was divided into parishes.
Christ Church Parish included Savannah, part oflater Chatham County, Sea Islands north of the Great Ogeechee River.
St. Philip Parish included the District of Ogeechee above and below the Canoochee River, the town of Hardwick, part of later Chatham County.
St. John Parish included later Liberty County, the town of Sunbury, Midway, Newport, St. Catherine’s Island, Bermuda Island.
St. Andrew Parish included part of later Liberty County, town and district of Darien, Sapelo Island, Eastwood Island, and the Sea Islands between the Great Ogeechee and Altamaha rivers.
St. James Parish included part of later Liberty County, the town and district of Frederica, St. Simons Island, the Sea Islands south of the Altamaha River.
St.David Parish included later Glynn County, and land between the Altamaha and Turtle rivers.
St. Patrick Parish included part of later Glynn County and islands between the Turtle and Little Satilla rivers.
St. Thomas Parish included part of later Camden County and islands between the Little Satilla and Great Satilla.
St. Mary Parish included part of later Camden County and islands between the Great Satilla and St. Mary’s rivers.
Proceeding up the Savannah River:
St. Matthew Parish included later Effingham County, the District of Abercorn, District of Goshen and District of Ebenezer.
St. George Parish included the District of Halifax, later Burke County.
St. Paul Parish included later Richmond County.
In time most ofthe counties established in 1777 were divided into many others.
The 1820 Census of Georgia listed 27 Pace families.
The eldest was Barnabas Pace, born in 1747 and 73 in 1820. He was son of Richard Pace and grandson of Richard and Rebecca Pace, natives of Virginia.
Created in 1803 from the Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805, this county is located in east central Georgia. Milledgeville was for many years until 1868 the Capital of the state.Putnam, Morgan, Jasper and Jones counties were created from it in 1807.Jasper was called Randolph County from 1807-1812.Part of Jones was cut into Bibb in 1822.Part of Jasper was included in Newton County in 1821.
Many Paces lived in old Baldwin County in the area which became Putnam. See Putnam.
Created in 1822 from Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs.The county seat, Macon, is near the center of the state. Its boundarieshave not changed. It borders Monroe (north), Jones (east), Twiggs (south and east), Houston and Peach (south) and Crawford (west). Records are intact. .
1823. The estate of William Pace was administered by Martha Pace andJames Fluellen.In the issue of May 12, 1823,“The Messenger”, published at Ft. Hawkins, now Macon, printed a notice: “Martha Pace and dJames Fluellen applied to the Court of Ordinary for letters of administration on the estate of William Pace, late of said county, deceased. This notice appeared in five issues.
Sept. 25, Oct. 27, 1823.Inventories of the goods and effects of William Pace were filed with the Court of Ordinary by Thomas Howard, Jeremiah Burnett, Charles Bulloch, Mose Collins and James Fitzgerald (Returns, Book A, 1823-1937, pp. 14-17).
Jan. 23, 1824.The effects of William Pace, deceased, were sold,97 items included. Martha Pace bought 50 of them. Charles Pace bought a trunk, a lot of 20 books, and a negro boy Jim.Proceeds from the sale amounted to $733.23.Court of Ordinary, Book A, pp. 28-20. Martha rented “The Plantation”, hired a negro girl Edy, bought a negro girl and one negro fellow, Scott. Edy had been bought at the estate sale ofMary Newsome Pace in 1804 by William.
March 2, 1825. Mrs. Martha Pace married Robert Patton, the ceremony by James Fluellen. The license was issued Feb. 17, 1825. See Book A, Record of Returns, p. 47, Court of Ordinary.
August Term, Superior Court, 1826. Superior Court Minutes, Vol. O, p. 148. Robert W. Patton and Mrs. Martha Pace Patton, guardians of William Pace, Richard E.P. Pace and Sarah M.C.O. Pace, sued Dreadsill Pace, Charles LeRoy Pace and James Fitzgerald, guardians of Pernalta J. Pace and Bartley B. Pace, and James Fluellen, Administrator of the estate of William Pace, deceased, for assignment of dower.
Jan. 2, 1827. David Patton was made administrator of Robert Patton’s estate which was inventoried and recorded by March 26, 1827 (Book A, p. 100, Ordinary Court Records). Martha Patton, widow, was appointed guardian of her infant son with bond of $1000. She is now guardian of William Pace, Richard Paris Pace, Sarah Pace, and Robert Patton.Three men were appointed guardians of two of William Pace’s orphans. Only one of them made a report to the court.James Fitzgerald, Pernetta Pace’s guardian, turned in expenses for her in 1827-1828.She married David Patton July 17, 1828 (Marriages Book A, p. 48).The expenses: 3 pairs shoes: $1.37 ½, $2.00, $1.25; 4 months board, $20; 1 ½ years singing school and books, $20.25; robe dress, $8.00; 6 yards calico, $3.00; 2 side combs, $.50.
Expenses for Bartley Pace: 1 pocket comb, 25 cents; 2 grs. Paper, 50 cents; 1 arithmetic, 87 ½ cents; 1 pocket knife, 37 ½ cents; 1 pair shoes, $1.00; 2 pairs pantaloons and trimmings, $5.37 ½; one month’s board and schooling, $6.00.(Returns Book A, p. 83).
1827 Land Lottery.
Fortunate drawers in Bibb County included William Pace’s orphans, living in Carr’s District.
March, 1828.James Fluellen made a return as administ-rator of William Pace’s estate. Martha Patton made her return. The court ordered Fluellen to pay her $168.78 ¼. (Records of Ordinary, Book 1, p. 10). He reported he had received $503.89 ½ for the hire of the negroes for 1824-1827 (Returns, Book A, pp. 111-113).He asked the court’s permission, Nov. 5, 1827, to sell the negroes.
March 29, 1829. The court ordered David Patton’s security as administrator ofthe estate of Robert Patton to be dissolved. May Term, 1830, Martha Patton was appointed administratrix in his place.
Jan. 11, 1830. Martha Patton was appointed administ-ratrix de bonis non of William Pace’s estate, with bond of $1000, secured by James Thompson and William Cumming (Minutes, Book 1, p. 3).
July, 1831. Three freeholders were appointed by the court to lay off and assign to Robert Patton and Martha W. Patton, widow of William Pace, her dower in Lot 107, 4th District, Bibb County. This constituted 6/7 of the lot. She sold it to James Thompson for $191.00 in July, 1831. Robert Patton had died.(Ordinary Court Records, Book C, p. 236).This land had been taken up by Pace shortly before he died. James Thompson had bought a 1/7 interest in this land, 17 ½ acres, a few months before at a sheriff’s sale while David Patton was administrator. This made him the sole owner.Deed Book C, p. 37.
February, 1831. The Superior Court heard two issues regarding David Patton. One was brought by Paris Pace by his guardian and mother Martha Patton, Trover of Conversion.The other was David Patton vs. Martha Patton, guardian of Sarah Pace, Fifa and Costs (Superior Court Minutes, Vol. OO, pp. 280-299. Martha was often in court. However, her life was short.
Jan. 1833.James Fluellendied by January, 1833.
1835. Martha Pace Patton died this year. Seaborn Hickson was appointed administrator of goods and chattels, lands and tenants, of Martha Patton, deceased, for which he gave bond and security of $1000 with William Wimbush as his security.Book A, Adminis-trators Bonds, p. 21; Court of Ordinary, Book 2-B, p.41.
May Term, Probate Court. 1836. The court ordered that Seaborn Hixson, guardian of the minor children of William Pace, deceased had leave to sell three fifths of Lot 16, 8th District, Meriwether County, real estate of said orphans. Ordinary Records, Book 2-B, p. 82. Seaborn Hickson was Martha Patton’s brother as shown in the will of her father, William Hickson, in Columbia County, when her mother, Elizabeth, asked the court to appoint a guardian for her minor children.
January Term, 1841. The court ordered thatLetters of Administration on the estate of William Pace, deceased, be granted to David Patton, with bond of $400, Hiram Mann providing security. Ordinary Records, Book 2-B, p. 150.The July Term of Court gave him permission to sell the real estate of William Pace, deceased.P. 162. It appears the minor children of William Pace afer their mother’s death went to live in the home of their half sister Pernatta Jackson Pace after she married David Patton. (Eleanor Pace Terrell, in notes in the Pace Bulletin some years ago, stated her father, Daniel Patton Pace, said he was given his middle name by his grandfather Paris Pace as Mr. Patton had been so good to him. Richard Paris Pace had married Ersa S. Giles, 18 January, 1846, in Marion County, Georgia.
See Marion County and Schley County, Georgia.
Created in 1912 from Pulaski. County seat is Cochran.
Thomas B. Pace had his last home here, the house standing and in use in 2000.Pace was a son of Hardy and Frances Hopkins Pace of Twiggs County.
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, Georgia, contains these graves:
Thomas B. Pace. Born March 9, 1813. Died July 8, 1890. Age 77 years, 3 months, 29 days.
Catherine McCrea Pace.
January 10, 1837.March 7, 1906.
Thomas B. Pace, Jr.
September 30, 1865. September 18, 1931
Mattie Josephine Pace
September 26, 1875-August 14, 1897
Susie Clifford Pace
Married T.K. McRae
Born September 14, 1873.Died January 3, 1949.
Created in in 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas.
County seat: Quitman.Located in deep south Georgia, it borders Florida (south), Lowndes (east), Cook and Colquitt (north) and Thomas (west). Records are intact.
Frances Louisa Pace of Twiggs County married Dr. Stephen Bourquin of Savannah, Georgia, and moved with him to this county in 1869. The Census of 1870 gave her age as 23.Her birthdate listed elsewhere is Sept. 5, 1843 and Sept. 5, 1845.The Census of 1880 gives her age as 35.
Frances, or Fanny, was a daughter of Thomas B. Pace and his first wife, Louisa Tharp Pace, of Twiggs County, Georgia.Her brother, William H. Pace, bought land in Brooks County but never lived there.
Feb. 2, 1870. W.H. Pace witnessed the purchase of 150 acres, all of Lot 233, District 12, by S.W. Bourquin for $450.Deeds, Book C, p. 443.
Feb. 2, 1870. William H. Pace bought 254 acres from Jesse Stephens, of Brooks County, the north half of Lot 275, Dist. 12, for $750. Witnessed by S.W. Bourquin and Angus Morrison.Deeds C, p. 444.
Dec. 18, 1870, Jesse N. Stephens of Brooks County sold to William H. Pace of Coffee County part of Lot 275, District 12, for $100.Witnessed by S.W. Bourquin and Angus Morrison. Deeds E, p. 367. Recorded Jan. 15, 1880.
Another W.H. Pace, from Columbus, Georgia, moved to Brooks County by 1889.His wife was Susan Foster.He served in the 31st Georgia Regiment in 1862, according to one reference.
Dec. 2, 1886. Fleming Bates Walker and Alice Pace were married (probably in Edgefield County, SC, where both lived).They moved to Brooks County, Georgia, soon where Alice Pace Walker died July 16, 1892.(Walker Bible, in possession of Coma Walker Maxwell, Barney, Georgia, about 1970. Walker was son of an attorney in Edgefield County, SC.
Nov. 23, 1889. J.A. and Mary Gornto deeded to Susan A. Pace for $700 part of Lot 274, District 12, near Hiers land and the Walden Branch. Deeds J, p. 591.
May 1, 1896. Susan A. Pace deeded to Mattie J. Pace, both of Brooks County, part of Lot 275, District 12, for $100. Witnessed by W.H. Pace, Jr. Deeds M, p. 191.
Feb. 21, 1898. Susan A. Pace deeded to Mattie J. Pace, both of Brooks County, a 33 acre parcel of Lot 274, District 12, for $100. Witnessed by William Pace, Jr. Deeds N, p. 35.
Oct. 12, 1889,Paul Pace, a ministerial student from Morven, attended Mercer University with Luther Lawson and Robert M. Hitch.Quitman Free Press.
February, 1890. J.M. Pace and R.M. Hitch were students at Mercer in the sophomore class.
February, 1893. W.H. Pace, Jr., son of W.H. Pace, and three other boys were arrested near Morven for operating a crude still.
February, 1894.W.H. Pace was on the Traverse Jury.
March 16, 1898. Wills A. Susan A. Pace, wife of William H. Pace, made her will. In it she listed 144 acres, Lot 274, Dist. 12.One bay mare mule. 1 Studebaker wagon. Cows. Hogs. Buggy, etc. Witnesses: P.C. Pace, M.J. Pace, W.L. Aldredge.Probated December, 1923.
Her tombstone reads:Susan, wife of W.H. Pace, Sr., January 27, 1836 (1838?)-May 14, 1898.Gornto Cemetery.
Nov. 23, 1898.William H. Pace, Sr.married Lula Eloise Burns, Nov. 23, 1898. Eulalie Pace Taylor was theirdaughter.
1899. John F. Pace, son of Paul C. and M.J. Pace,
1896-1899.Tombstone, Gornto Cemetery.
1901. Selma Pace, daughter of W.H. and Lula E. Pace, born Dec. 27, 1899.Died Oct. 14, 1901.Gornto Cemetery.
Nov. 20, 1907. A. Moore deeded to W.H. Pace, Jr., for $750 part of Lot 469, District 12, near land of Will Rogers, John Kenedy, Aurelius Moore and P.J. McCardle, 63 acres.Deeds S, p. 260.
April 25, 1910. Mrs. Edmonia Beck deeded to Mrs. Lulu E. Pace of Brooks County for $3001 ½ acres of Lot 320, District 12, in the town of Barney, bounded on the north by Church Street, on the west and east by the lands of Mrs. S.R. Rozier and on the south by the public road. Recorded Feb. 15, 1911.Deeds V, p. 2.The Pace family built a home on Church Street which was later occupied by Fleet Laneau and Catherine Rozier Laneau and is now the site of a newer house.
January 24, 1911. Mrs. Sallie A. Rozier deeded to Mrs. Lulu E. Pace for $655 town lots 10 and 11, Block 8, and Lots 1,2,3,and 4 in Block C, of Edgewood addition in the town of Barney, Land Lot 320, District 12.Deeds V, p. 2.
March 21, 1913. W. M. Pace of Pavo was in Quitman on business.
May 2, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Pace entertained a number of the young people at Barney on Friday with a very pleasant party.Quitman Free Press.
June, 1913. W.H. Pace, Jr., was ill after an operation in Pavo.
July, 1913. Mr. W.H. Pace, Jr., and son James returned from a visit to relatives in Dawson.
August 22, 1913. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Pace entertained young friends at Barney.
January, 1914.Mr. and Mrs. Buck Pace separated. One young son.(Was this W.H. Pace, Jr.?)
March 20, 1914.Adaughter of William H. Pace and Susan Foster Pace,born Oct. 31, 1863, near Columbus, married W.R. Wilkins and died in Brooks County, March 20, 1914.She lived two miles east of Morven.The newspaper notice gave her mother as Miss Susan Foster, a sister of Mrs. Martha Crawford who for fifty years was a Baptist missionary in China.She left three sons: George, John and Joseph; two daughters, Alice and Emma. She was a member of Barney Baptist Church and was buried at the old Shiloh Cemetery near Barney. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.T. Gaulden.
(This cemetery, at the site of the defunct Shiloh Church, is now known as the Gornto Cemetery).
Emmett Pace, William H. Pace, Jr., Mattie J. Paceand Paul Pace were her siblings.
April 17, 1914. Miss Eula Lee Pace gave a party at her home at Barney, attended by Emmett Pace and a number of her friends.
June 26, 1914. Emmett Pace was in the Barney School Commencement with over 100 other students. Quitman Free Press.
Sept. 11, 1914.Mrs. W.H. Pace and her daughter Eulalie shopped in Quitman.Free Press.
May 14, 1915.William H. Pace who wasborn Sept 4, 1836, in Georgia, died inBrooks County, Georgia.His gravestone reads: William H. Pace, Sr., Second Lt. Co. E, 29 Bn, Georgia Cavalry, Confederate States Army1836-1915.
William Blair Gornto who served in Co. A, 29 Bn, is buried here, too, probably an army friend of W.H. Pace.
See the Gornto Cemetery on Gornto Cemetery Road forgraves of this Pace family, about onemile east of Barney.
Established in 1777 from St. George Parish. Territory was part of the Creek cession of 1733. Waynesboro is the county seat.It lost land to Screven in 1796 and to Jefferson in 1796. It borders Richmond (north),the Savannah River and South Carolina (east), Screven, Jenkins and Emanuel (south) and Jefferson (west). Courthouse fires in 1825 and 1856.
1774. James Pace was granted 500 acres in St. George Parish. Grant Book M, p. 84.
1774. Saml. Pace. Grant, 100 a. Grants M, p. 590.
James Pace is listed in Burke County Headright Grants, 1790-1795.
Grant Book YYY, p. 470. 200 acres.1793.
Grant Book YYY, p. 471. 200 acres. 1793.
Formed in 1801 from Jackson County. Jackson was formed from old Franklin in 1796 and Franklin from Cherokee and Creek cessions in 1784.Athens is the county seat, location of the University of Georgia.
It lost land to Madison in 1811 an Oconee was taken entirely from Clarke in 1875.Records are intact.
Courthouse records were searched Jan. 26, 2007, by Stephen W. Edmondson.
Sons of William and Ruth Lambert Pace of Franklin County, NC, who moved to Oglethorpe County about 1803, settled in Clarke County.
1804.Deeds A, p. 129.Deed involving James Pace.
Jan. 14, 1806. Deeds C, p. 339.William Stephenson sold 200 acres to William Pace for $600, located on the Oconee at Shoals Creek, adjacent to Isaiah Goolsby, on the Oglethorpe County line.Witnessed by James Pace who proved the deed Nov. 1, 1806, using his mark.
March 16, 1806.Deeds C, p. 356.John Barnett of Clark sold100 acres on Shoal Creek to William Pace, Jun., for $100.
April 6, 1806.Deeds C, p. 422.William Oglear of Oglethorpe sold land on Shoal Creek to William Pace Jr., of Clark, for $20, granted originally to Barnett and joining other land sold by Barnett to Pace.Acreage not stated.
July 16, 1807. Marriages A1, p. 27.Jeremiah Pace and Betsy Hails were married.
Dec. 3, 1807.Marriages A1, p. 9. John Pace and Sally Anderson were married.
About 1809 most of the Paces of William and Ruth Lambert Pace’s family moved to Rutherford County, TN.
1810.Deeds F, p. 52.Deed involving Drury Pace.
1816.Deeds K, p. 257.Deed involving Jeremiah Pace.
1818. Drury Pace was granted 54 acres.Grant Book L-5, p. 834.(See Richmond County and Wilkes County for other grants to Drury).
Nov. 5, 1815.Marriages A2, p. 38.Patsey Pace and John Osbourn were married.
Jan. 23, 1823.Marriages B, p. 34.Malinda Pace and John Green were married.
Created in 1832 from old Cherokee County, part of the Trail of Tears removal.County seat is Marietta. Cobblost no land to new counties.It is bordered by Bartow and Cherokee (north), Fulton (east), Douglas (south) and Paulding (west). ,
Hardy Pace, a native of Rowan County or Anson County, NC, settled first in Putnam County, Georgia, before he moved to originalDeKalb County about 1830 and settled on Nancy Creek in the vicinity of present day Northside Drive and West Paces Ferry Road. He built his firsthome on the north side of what is now West Paces Ferry where the Rembert Marshall family lived in the late 1900’s.This was neara good spring.
Records show a grand juror named John Pace who served after the Superior Court of Cobb County was established in 1833.John might have been related.
Franklin Garrett in his “Atlanta and Environs” wrote:
Road building, after a two year hiatus, again came to the fore in the summer of 1832. On July 9th, the inferior court ordered that “Hardy Pace, Archibald Holland, Henry Wolfe, Benjamin Plaster and Charles Martin be appoint-ed commissioners to view and mark out a route for a road from the settlement of Hardy Pace on Nance’s Creek to John A. D. Childress on Sand Town Road, and if you think said road to be a public utility report the same to the court”.
Harcyoperated the well known Paces Ferry at a point on the Chattahoochee River about50-100 feet upstream from the present bridge. Here he was postmaster of the Paces Ferry Post Office until April 16, 1839, when he moved across the Chattahoochee River into Cobb County to the present site of Vinings on the route of the Western and Atlantic Railroad which was being built.A post office run by him there was called Crossroad, renamed Vinings Station, Oct 2, 1868, when his son-in-law Tillman G. McAfee became postmaster.Hardy steadily acquired land.John W. Hill deeded to Hardy Pace Land Lot 235, and 177 acres of Land Lot 216, 17th District of DeKalb, August 21, 1843, giving Pace control of the Dekalb side of the river, now Fulton County.When gold was discovered near Dahlonega, gold fever gripped the region and deeds frequently reserved mineral rights. Cobb County was formed in 1832, and its land was divided into 40 acre gold lots in a land lottery of the time. By 1839, Pace built a large home at present day Vinings on a hilltop in Cobb County. . Pace enlarged his home to 17 rooms as so many travelers stopped overnight.Many drovers of livestock between Marietta and Atlanta used his tavern at Vinings.He eventually owned 10,000 acres and farmed the rich bottom lands. He had a mill on Rottenwood Creek, which ran into the Chattahoochee near Vinings. The ruins of this mill, later called Akers Mill, could be seen in the 1970’s south of Akers Mill Road.
The Western and Atlantic Railroad was built through the area with a few houses for the section hands. A depot was built across from the church and a one room school house. The railroad was a fascinating engineering feat, connecting Atlanta with Chattanooga within a few years and opening many new business opportunities.
Hardy sold property in old DeKalb, then Fulton, to his son-in-law Pinkney Randall, April 20, 1850, 607 ½ acres, for $700, with reservation of mines and minerals to him. Eighty years later, a portion of this tract was sold for $50,000, located on Mount Paran Road.
His son Solomon K. Pace was made a justice of the new Inferior Court of Fulton County, Jan. 12, 1857. serving with justices Cornelius R. Hanleiter, Zachariah H. Rice, Jethro W. Manning and William A. Wilson.
When Gen. Sherman’s federal army approached Atlanta, Pace and his family had already taken refuge in Milledgeville. After the fierce fighting at Kennesaw Mountain, much skirmishing occurred around Vinings as Gen. Johnson struggled to get his Confederate forces across the Chattahoochee on a pontoon bridge. Sherman had spent time at Marietta and around Vinings in 1844 as a military engineer.He took the Hardy Pace home as an army headquarters where Gen. Howard busied himself a supply base for the assault on Atlanta. Many artillery emplacements were dug on the southern slope of Vinings Mountain, still visible in the 1970’s before residential expansion took over the area. Gen. Sherman climbed Vinings Mountain, July 5,1864, to view Atlanta 8 miles away, with several officers. As the fighting surged across the river, the Pace home became a military hospital with tents sprawling over the grounds.
After Atlanta fell and Sherman marched south, the Pace family returned to find the house and barns burned. Only two of the slaves remained, Fannie and Albert. Food was hard to find.Two slave cabins were pulled together as a rough home and enlarged later.Hardy Pace died soon, Dec. 5th, 1864, and was buried in the family cemetery on the top of Vinings Mountain, now surrounded by tall office buildings.His box tomb reads: “Sacred to the memory of Hardy Pace born 1785 died December 5, 1864 a friend of the poor….”
Pace had been a widower for 22 years when he died. He had several children:
1. Solomon K. Pace who married Penelope Glass of Covington. He was a judge of Fulton Inferior Court and a resident of Buckhead, called by many “Uncle Solomon”.He died in 1897.
2. Bushrod Pace who married Georgia Kirksey.
3. Catron G. Pace who married Pinckney H. Randall, a neighbor who owned much land. Randall (1814-1887) owned Randall’s mill on Nancy Creek.
4. Parthenia Pace who married T.M. Kirkpatrick.
5. Keren Pace who married Tillman McAfee.
Paces Ferry continued to operate until 1904.
Vinings became a recreation village in later years.Some of the Pace family lived on in the community, among them Mrs. Earle Carter Smith, a great-great-grand-daughter of Hardy Pace, and daughter of Charles L. and Edna Kirkpatrick Carter.She lived in a house on Paces Mill Road next door to the old Pace house built after the War and died in 1973.A large distillery was built on Stillhouse Road in the 1880’s.A racetrack once operated nearby.Many antiquesshops, restaurants and other businesses drew visitors to the village until development of expensive residences and office parks took over the area in the late 1900’s as Atlanta expanded northward.
(See: Vinings-Historic and Beautiful, by Margaret Berryman, Georgia Magazine, August-September, 1967).
ATLANTA AND ENVIRONS, Vol. 1, pp. 108, 170. ; Vol. 2, pp. 151, 424, 853.)
Created in 1854 from Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware. In southeast Georgia. Courthouse fires in 1898 and 1938.
Thomas B. Pace of Twiggs County lived in this county in the 1870-1890 period. He moved his timbering operations to Coffee County where his children of the second marriage grew up. He owned much land in Coffee County around what was known as Paceville.Caroline Virginia Pace Becker, who was born there, recalled details of her childhood to the writer in the 1950’s when he knew her in Athens when a student at the University.
Ward’s History of Coffee County comments on Pleasant Grove Baptist Church:“This church was located two miles northeast of Hazlehurst. Some of the old preachers were: the Rev. Thorpe, Josh Frier, and others.Some of the members of that old church were the Birds, the Pridgens, the Paces and others.”The historian said further, p. 270:
Next to the McLean estate was the plantation belonging to Aunt Narcissa Frier, formerly Mrs. William Ashley. Then came the treacherous and turbulent Rocky Creek, beyond which I know very little. There were the families of Wiley Byrd, Abraham Minchew, John Pickern, Colonel Manning, Colonel Hammond, Matt Ashley, the Paces, Taylors, Currys, Hinsons, and many others.
Created in 1790 from Richmond, an original county. It is now a bedroom county for Augusta and much of its early land is in Clarke Hill Lake, including areas where Paces once lived.It is bordered by the Savannah River/Clarke Hill Lake (east), Richmond (south), McDuffie (west) and Lincoln (north).Part of Columbia was cut into Warren in 1793 and another part into McDuffie in 1870.Records are intact.
Silas Pace, son of Richard and Elizabeth Pace, owned land in Edgefield District, SC, and in Richmond County, Georgia, later Columbia County. He had moved from NC with his extended family by 1760.
Silas was in Georgia in 1774 when he signed a paper circulated in his area regarding the troubles between the town of Boston and the British government. The signers objected to resolutions drawn up by 14 persons published as acts of the province of Georgia. They had no prior knowledge of them and disapproved of them “altogether”.The signers, 115 men, lived in Wrights-borough and places adjacent to it.Thomas Pace and Silas Pace signed.See Historical Collections of Georgia, by the Rev. George White, pp. 412-413.The Rev. Barnabas Pace wrote that Silas was a Tory but his name does not appear on the Georgia list of Toriesor of British citizens living in Georgia who went to Florida during the War.Barnabas was Silas’s nephew.See Wilkes County, Georgia.Governor Wright tried to counter the rebels against the British government by drafting and circulating counter-petitions of this sort. Barnabas Pace said Silas was a Tory“from principle, not for plunder”.Silas’s signature on the 1774 paper is the only evidence he supported the British in the War for Independence.At this point, war had not started.
In the first Court Minutes of Wilkes County, Georgia, is a “Memorandum of beef killed for the Public”.“Killed for the use of Captain Gunnels Station December 1781 several cows of Cilas Pace and six others donated corn.” Silas Pace is named in the “Memorandum of Accounts of Hogs killed—returned 15 January, 1782 to Commissary”. See Early Records of Georgia, Vol. II, Wilkes County, p. 12.These entries show he helped the patriots at this time in the conflict.His land was on the frontier and many skirmishes and battles between the contending forces, settlers and Indians, occurred.Silas died on his SC land, date not certain, but before 1790.
Silas Pace’s sons were John (who remained in SC), William, Silas and David.Daughters included Sarah Pace who married Zachariah Ray and Mary Ann Pace.
William Pace is listed in Headright and Bounty Grants, Surveyor General’s Office. William received a grant Feb. 22, 1794, 200 acres, formerly in Richmond County.Grants CCCC, p. 382.
Deeds, 1790-1794, refer to Dredzil Pace.
Militia officers published in the Southern Sentinel, January, 1791, include Doltzil Pace. He is listed as Dreadzil Pace in Captain Foster’s Company, March, 1793.
Mary Newsome Pace, widow of Silas, appears to have moved back to Georgia about 1803. She executed five deeds on Columbia County, dated 30 September, 1803, and recorded 27 July, 1804:
I, Mary Pace, now of Columbia County, Georgia, to my daughter Mary Ann Pace, 4 negroes Edy, Jacob, and Aggy.
I,Mary Pace, now of Columbia County, Georgia, to my daughter Sarah Ray of South Carolina one (1) negro Lucy.
I, Mary Pace, now of Columbia County, Georgia, to my son William Pace a negro man Charles.
I, Mary Pace, now of Columbia County, Georgia, to my son David Pace, a negro woman Philly.
I Mary Pace, now of Columbia County, Georgia, to my son Silas Pace a negro man Stephen.
(Deed Book M, pp. 292-296, Columbia County).
Her son John Pace had bought one of the slaves, Battis, at the estate sale in SC in 1801.
Sept. 23, 1800. William Pace and his brother David Pace are on a list of persons eligible to draw in the land lottery of 1803. This lottery, the first, was not held until 1805. William had two draws, indicating a married man. David had one, a single man.Both lived near each other in District 8 and registered for the 1807 lottery while still there.
William Pace was made administrator of estate of hismother, Mary Newsome Pace,Jan. 16, 1804. Letters of Administration, p. 64.He gave bond for $6000.David Elam and John Ayers were his bondsmen.(Fee Records by Ordinary, p. 11).The inventory of her estate was made 5th April, 1804, recorded on the 17th:
1 negro woman Phillis and boy child$400; 1 negro woman Eady, $300;1 negro girl Aggy, $200; 1 negro man Charles, $450.Total value: $1,350.
It is not clear why slaves which she deeded to her children in 1803 are included in her estate in 1804.
Several relatives took Williamto court, including his brother David and brother-in-law Allen Johnson but settlement was made out of court.
The sale of Mary’s personal estate, 6 August, 1804, registered Sept. 3, terms ready cash, is recorded in Inventories and Sales, p. 35.
Bought by William Pace1 negro girl Eady, $250.1 negro woman Phillis and child named Bat, $282.
Bought by David Pace 1 negro man Charles, $355; 1 negro girl Aggy, $121.Total sales: $1,008.
A “further inventory of property of Mary Pace” was made 17 October 1804. It included one negro woman, $350; one negro boy, $350; one negro boy, $300. Total value: $1000.
See: Inventories-Sales, p. 238.
A further sale of her estate was made 10 December, 1804, on 12 month credit at Cobbham, Columbia County, at that time the county seat.
John Pace bought Batty a negro:$380
Zach Ray bought Lucy a negro:$437
Silas Pace bought Jacob a negro:$511
David Pace bought Joe a negro:$390
Allen Johnson boughta negro:$430
Total of sales:$2,058
This sale was certified by William Pace, administrator, and registered 5 December, 1806. Inventories-Sales, p. 238.
This last sale accounts for all the slaves in Mary’s possession on the 7th of November, 1801, in Edgefield, SC.Those who bought them were not the same as those to whom she had made deeds. John Pace appears to have received the acreage in South Carolina. William paid taxes in 1805 on the 100 acres in Georgia granted to his father in 1774.
1810. Dreadsill Pace was granted 7 acres in Columbia County.Grant Book H-5, p. 134.
Silas Pace, son of Silas and Mary, died by 24 April, 1811, as his estate was administered by John Pace in Abbeville, South Carolina.(Probate Records, Box 74, Pack 1819).
David Pace, son of Silas and Mary, did not marry. His will is in Will Book A, p. 67, Dallas County, Alabama, signed Jan. 24, 1824, and recorded July 29, 1829.
Mary Ann Pace apparently married Allen Johnson who bought a slave at the estate sale. Johnson sued William Pace over the estate settlement.
(Researched by Eleanor Pace Terrell, Jonesboro, Georgia, great-great-granddaughter of William Pace, published in Pace Society Bulletin, No. 40, 1977).
June 21, 1816. A marriage license was issued to William Pace to marry Miss Patsey Hixon. They were married June 23 by Mark Price Davis (Marriage Book A, 1807-1829, Columbia County).
April 5, 1817.Thomas Pace married C.E.M. Coleman,
1812 Tax List.William Pace is shown.No other Paces.
1820 Census. William Pace, District 8. 1 wm 0-10; 1 wm 10-16; 1 wm 16-18; 2 wm 18-26; 1 wm 26-45; 1 wf 10-16; 1 wf 16-26.3 slaves. 4 persons engaged in agriculture.
1821 Tax List.William Pace is shown with 5 slaves, the last time he is listed in Columbia County.He appears tohave moved away and is probably the William Pace whose estate was administered in Bibb County in 1824 by Martha Pace and James Fluellen.
1822. The will of Dreadzil Pace, drawn in 1820, was probated in Columbia County. He married Susannah and had a son, Thomas, who had a son Robert Pace.Another son, Dreadzill, married Elcy Tankersley in Richmond County in 1813. Their son, James, married Sarah Prescott in Richmond County in 1827.
1823 Tax List. Charles Pace is listed as a defaulter.
Thomas M. Pace (or James M.)married Martha M. Cobb, Sept. 15, 1834.
Created in 1822 from Houston County.Part of the Creek cession of 1821.Knoxville, just west of Macon, is the county seat consisting of the courthouse.The Georgia Legion left here for Texas carrying the Lone Star flag to aid Texas independence. It borders Monroe (north), Bibb (east), Peach and Taylor (south) and Upson (west). Court househouse fire in 1829.
Jan. 27, 1831. George L. Pace and Julia Ann Howell were married.
Estate records (1836-1846) include no Paces.
No Pace wills. No Pace deeds.Census of 1850 lists no Paces.
Created in 1822 from Fayette, Gwinnett and Henry, from recent Creek cessions.Original Fulton County was taken from DeKalb in 1853. Decatur is the county seat.
Bordered today by Fulton (west, northwest), Gwinnett (northeast), Rockdale (southeast), Henry and Clayton (south).
See Cobb County for a full history of the early settler of DeKalb, Hardy Pace, who moved from Putnam County before 1830.He lived near the Chattahoochee in what would bcome Fulton County.
William Henry Pace, born in DeKalb County, August 7, 1844, served in Co. D, 42nd Georgia Regiment, C.S.A., the DeKalb Rangers. He was wounded at the Battle of Jonesboro, Aug. 31, 1864.Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, Vol. 4, p. 547.
Created in 1853 from part of Baker, from the Creek Cession of 1818.Albany is the county seat. Borders Terrell and Lee (north), Worth (east), Mitchell and Baker (south) and Calhoun (west.
Davis Pace, son of James Pace and Mary Davis Pace, was at one time mayor of Albany.
Established in 1777 from old St. Matthew and St. Phillip parishes, from Creek cession o 1733.
James Pace, who married a Dupree, was a tavern owner at the time of the War for Independence. He was a Tory and had to emigrate after the War. An act of the legislature, May 4, 1782, confiscated his property, referring to him as James Pace, Sr. of Effingham County. (Chandler’s Revolutionary Records of Georgia, Vol. 1, p. 96, 373, 381, 518).It is believed he left descendants in Effingham County.Perhaps one son was a Patriot.Samuel Pace was possibly his son.
Thomas Pace, Rebel Officer, is listed on the Roll of Honor of Patriots of the Revolution, a list of those condemned by the Tory legislature of Georgia, July 6, 1780. Vol. 2, Georgia’s Memorials, Landmarks and Legends, p. 540, by Knight.Where did Thomas Pace live at the time? Was he a son of Richard and Elizabeth Pace of Edgefield District, SC, and Richmond County, Georgia? If so, he died about 1798, unmarried.
Dec. 18, 1774. Samuel Pace married Mary Glasher.
1797. Tryon Pace.200 a. grant.Grants AAAA, p. 117.
1801. Tryon Pace. 100 a. grant. Grants DDDDD, p. 411. 1805. Mary Pace. Grant,200 acres. Grant Book F-5, p. 162.
1805. Trion Pace. Grant, 100 acres. Grants F-5, p. 164.
May 30, 1806. Mary Pace married Nathaniel Hall.
1815. Tryon Pace. 150 acre grant. Grants K-5, p. 173.
1818. Tryon Pace. 100 a. grant.Grants M-5, p. 39.
Nov. 23, 1826. Noah Pace married Sarah Zitterauer.
1828. Noah Pace.200 a. grant.Grants Q-5, p. 98.
Sept. 16, 1830. James Pace married Mrs. Mary Ann Ihly.
1830. James Pace was appointed guardian for Jane Maria, James Wallace, Ann Lavinia and Ann Caroline Ihly, orphans of John Jacob Ihly.
Dec. 10, 1832. Sarah Pace married Jackson Tyner.
Oct. 7, 1833. George C.Pace married Johanna H. Gnann.
Sept. 18, 1836. Tryon Pace married Mrs. Sarah Stevens.
April 12, 1837. Mrs. Sarah Pace married Elijah Blitch in Duval County, Florida.
1839. Tryon Pace. Grant of 150 a. Grants T-5, p. 770.
1845. Tryon Pace. Grant of 56 a.Grants V-5, p. 222.
1853. Docket Book, Court of Ordinary (probate), p. 30. George Pace, executor of Tryon? Pace, May, 1853.
1859. An old ledger in the Probate Office, Springfield, shows in 1859 in Accounts of Teachers of the Poor School: J.R. Pace, L. Wilson.
1868. Docket Book, Court of Ordinary.George Pace was executor of Henry L. Morgan.
1870. An application for 12 months support lists George Pace as an appraiser of an estate.
Dec. 4, 1896.Sale of Estates, Vol. 5, p. 397: The estate of George Pace, 871 acres, was sold at $4 an acre on this date in Effingham.
Created in 1790 from Wilkes, which had been created in 1777 from Cherokee and Creek cessions.Settlers poured into this large area in the 1780-1800 period.
Elberton is the county seat. It lost land to Hart in 1853. Records are intact. It borders Hart (north), the Savannah River and South Carolina (east), Lincoln and Wilkes (south) and Madison and Oglethorpe (west). Records are intact.
Deeds for 1789-1792 show Agnes Pace and Barnabas Pace.
Barnabas Pace was a voter in the election of delegates to the Georgia Constitutional Convention in 1795.
Barnabas Pace was on the jury list, 1791-1793.
1831. Jno. Pace. Grant of 56 a. Grants Q-5, p. 330.
Created in 1784 from the Cherokee cession of 1773.County seat is Carnesville.It once included the territory of Oconee County, SC, which was ceded to that state in 1787 when boundary issues were resolved.It lost territory to Jackson in 1796, to Banks in 1858 and to Stephens in 1905.It borders Stephens (north), South Carolina and Hart County (east), Madison (south ) and Banks (west). Records are intact.
Barnabas Pace was granted land between 1786-1793.
Created in 1853 from DeKalb.Campbell County and Milton County were merged with it in 1932. Atlanta is the county seat.
See Cobb County for the history of the Hardy Pace family and his son Solomon K. Pace who served as an inferior court justice in Fulton.Paces Ferry Road is located in present day Fulton.
GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA
Created in 1818 from Creek cession. Territory lost to DeKalb in 1822 and to Barrow in 1914. County seat is Lawrenceville.Courthouse burned by Ku Klux Klan in 1871 with some loss of records.
Gwinnett County and Jackson County are adjoining.
Isaac Pace who married Marymoved to Georgia in 1798. He died in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 1828. Mary died in Alabama after 1850. Isaac was a son of John and Ann Russell Pace, natives of Virginia.He moved with his parents to Spartanburg County, SC, after 1760. His parentswere married in 1759 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
Children of Isaac and Mary:
John Pacewho married Nancy; Martha A. Pace who married John Osborn; a daughter who married James Anderson; another daughter; another son; Elizabeth who married Sherwood Stroud; another daughter; Isaac Pace, Jr., who married Parthinia Layton; Richard Pace who married Mary Ray; William Pace.
Created in 1821 from the Creek cession of 1821. McDonough is the county seat.It lost territory to Newton (1821), Butts (1825) and Clayton (1858. It borders DeKalb (north), Rockdale, Newton and Butts (east), Spalding (south) and Fayette and Clayton (west).
Courthouse fire in 1824.Some records were destroyed by Sherman’s soldiers in 1864.
A list of unpaid taxes was published in the Union Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia, in December, 1832. In Henry County, Stephen Pace of Henry had unpaid taxes due on Lot 181, 11th District.
JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Created in 1807 as Randolph County and renamed in 1812. Taken from Baldwin which was created in 1803 from a Creek cession. County seat is Monticello.Lost land to Newton in 1821. Borders Newton and Morgan (north), Putnam (east), Jones (south) and Monroe and Butts (west). Records are intact.
March 12, 1811. Isaac Pace of Jackson County deeded land to Moses H. Cogburn of Putnam, $500, 201 ½ acresin former Baldwin and now Putnam, Lot 197, Dist. 14, on waters of Little River.Signed by Isaac Pace (seal).. Deeds C, p. 8.
MADISON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Created in 1811 from Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson and Oglethorpe.Danielsville is the county seat. East central Georgia.
1815. Solomon Strickland who married Amy Pace, daughter ofThomas and Amy Pace of Northampton County, NC, died in this county. He was born in 1735. He and Amy lived in Edgecomb County, NC, before they moved to Georgia.They had 15 children.Their son, Henry Strickland, was born in 1766 in NC and died in Madison County, in Feb. 1817.He married Ruth Thompson in Elbert County, Georgia, in 1787 and lived there for some years. Descendants moved to East Texas. (See: Sabine County Texas Genealogical Records, by Blanche Finley Toole, p. 58).
Created in 1827 from Lee and Muscogee.From the Creek cession of 1826. County seat is Buena Vista. Courthouse fire in 1845.
Children of William Pace of Columbia County and Bibb County moved to this county, part of the Creek Cession of 1818.
Jan. 16, 1846. Sarah Pace, daughter of William and Martha Pace, marriedGreen T. Etheridge in Marion County.
Jan. 18, 1846. Richard Paris Pace, son of William and Martha Pace, married Ersa S. Giles in Marion County. Marriages, p.5.The license gives his name as R.E.P. Pace.She was born April 11, 1823, in Hancock County, daughter of John Giles,Jr. and Mary Tarver Miles.The couplelived in Schley County when it was formed. Eleanor Pace Terrell in the Pace Bulletin, No. 42, 1977,quoted her uncle, J.C. Pace (Grover) of Leslie, Georgia, when he was eighty: “My grandfather was Paris Pace and my grandmother was Ersa S. Giles and they lived in Schley County, Georgia. Grandma Pace told me that her husband Paris was born in 1820, that he had a brother William and a sister Sarah and that when Paris was three years old his father died and his mother married a Mr. Patton and they had one son and Uncle Robert Patton had visited in our home when I was a child”.
Eleanor Pace’s descent was: Silas Pace, William Pace, Richard Paris Pace, Robert Pace, Don Pace, Eleanor Pace.Silas was a son of Richard Pace, son of Richard and Rebecca Pace of Surrey County, Virginia, and Bertie County, NC.See this Richard Pace’s will in 1736.
1850 Census. September 11, 1850.Dwelling No. 229. Richard H. Pace, 29. They had two children at this time: William Dreadzil Pace, born Nov. 11, 1846, and Robert Gilbert Pace, born April 24, 1848.
1851. Paris Pace moved his family to Sumter County where he died at the home of his father-in-law, John Giles, March 29, 1852. His widow told a grandson that he was sick a few days with a severe pain behind his ear and a terrible headache. He was buried at Old Rock Creek Church in Sumter County. Ersa moved to her father’s home and married Alfred F. Dorman, May 16, 1855. Marriages Book 3, p. 145. She lived until April 30, 1810. She was buried in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church cemetery near Leslie, Georgia. (Information from Eleanor Pace Terrell, Pace Bulletin No. 50, December, 1979).
June 6, 1829. Notice in The Georgia Journal.The Rev. Richard Pace officiated at a marriage in Morgan County.
MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA
Created in 1825 from the Creek cession of 1825. Lost land to Harris, Marion and Talbot in 1826 and to Chattahoochee in 1854. County seat is Columbus. Lost all records in a courthhouse fire in 1838. Borders Harris (north), Talbot (east), Chattahoochee (east and south) and Alabama/the Chattahoochee River.
William Pace was born in Chatham County, NC, in 1773, son of Stephen Pace and Catherine Buchanan Pace, and grandson of William Pace and Celia Boykin Pace of Northhampton County, NC.He moved to Georgia with his parents and lived in Putnam County before removing to Muscogee. He had brothers:Stephen, Solomon and Hardy Pace, and sisters: Sally, Nancy, Catherine, Penelope and Mary Gatewood Pace.Mary was born in 1793, the youngest of his siblings.William married Mary (Polly) May, daughter of William and Lucy May, June 16, 1793, in Anson County, NC.He is listed in the Census of Muscogee County.His children: Stephen, Elizabeth, Mary, William, Clement, Catherine, Lucy, John and Elkanah.His brotherStephen moved to Hurtsboro, Alabama.
Created in 1821 from Henry, Jasper and Walton.
Covington is the county seat. Courthouse fire in 1883. Lost no land to other counties. Borders Rockdale (northwest), Walton (northeast), Morgan (east), Jasper (southeast), Butts and Henry (southwest).
Benjamin and Cebelle Matthews Pace Carr moved from Warren County to Henry County from which Newton County was taken in 1821.Some of the Pace family moved with them.A site north of Covington was shown on Georgia highway maps as late as 2005 named “Pace”.A street which runs past the courthouse in Covington is Pace Street.
1851. The Southern Female College was chartered in Covington, Newton County. Among the Board of Trustees was Columbus L. Pace. Other Trustees were Joseph A. Anderson, William L. Conyers, John P. Carr, John B. Hendrick, John Harris, John J. Floyd.See Vol. 2, Georgia’s Landmarks, Memorials and Legends, by Knight.
1860 Census.William Pace lived in the household of John Pace Carr and was probably his half-brother, both sons of Cebelle Matthews Pace Carr.
Created in 1793 from Wilkes County.Lexington is th county seat.Borders Madison (north), Elbert and Wilkes (east), Taliaferro and Greene (south) and Oconee and Clarke (west). Oglethorpe lost land to Madison in 1811 and Taliaferro in 1825.
William Pace settled her in 1795. He came from Franklin County, NC, and appears to have been a son of James Pace and a grandson of George and Obedience Pace.William Pace married Ruth Lambert in Franklin County, NC.His sons settled in Clarke County, GA., and about 1809 moved on to Rutherford County, TN. .
Paris Pace, son of Barnabas Pace, livedin this county.
Paris had a son born in 1820 whom he named Paris. This family were living in Oglethorpe in 1830 (Census).
Created in 1822 from Monroe.County seat is Zebulon.
Records are intact. Lost land to Upson (1824), Spalding in 1851, Lamar in 1920. Borders Spalding (north), Lamar (east), Upson (south) and Meriwether (west).
1826. Samuel D. Pace deeded land to William Amos. Deeds A, p.524.Dist. 12, Lot 80.
1831. Barnabas W. Pace deeded land to J. Mims. Deeds C, p. 116.
1832. Solomon Pace deeded land to Simon Slade. Deeds K, p. 293.
1848. Solomon Pace deeded land to William Prewitt. Deeds H, p. 234.
1850. Solomon Pace deeded land to J. Benton. Deeds J, p. 240.
Created in 1808 from Laurens which was formed in 1807 from Wilkinson which was created from the Creek cession of 1802. Lost land to Wilcox in 1857 andto Dodge in 1870.Borders Houston and Bleckley (north), Dodge (east);, Wilcox (south) and Dooly (west).
Jan. 9, 1823. William Pace married Nancy Moses.
October 11, 1823.William Pace was a Grand Juror. Early Court Records: Pulaski County, Georgia. 1809-1825, by Barrow.
Jan. 18, 1844. Harriet Pace married Samuel Powell.
Sept. 8, 1892. J.P. Pace marriedBessie Bolingo.
Aug. 5, 1906. Olla Pace married Doc J. Cheek.
Sept. 28, 1913. Ruth Pace married Ellzie Holland.
Dec. 20, 1916. Olin Stephens Pace married Martha Grace Ragan. Grace Ragan, daughter of Thomas and Belle Ragan, graduated from Brenau College. She married Stephen Pace, attorney of Americus, Georgia, who represented Georgia’s Third Congressional District for seven terms.They had two children: Martha Pace who married William D. Swift, vice-president of Muscogee Mills, Columbus, Georgia, and had William D. Swift, Jr., and Stephanie Swift; Stephen Pace, Jr., who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served in Japan and studied law. He practiced with his father in Americus and married Grace Green of that town. They had Stephen Pace, III, and Mark Thomas Pace. (History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties Georgia, 1808-1956)
Nov. 28, 1920. James F. Pace married Mary McKinney.
Jan. 10, 1932. Fred Pace marriedLouise Evans.
June 29, 1938. James F. Pace married Jewell Frances Blasengame.
April 24, 1943. W.B. Pace married Beverly Clements.
Sept. 19, 1948. Mary Juanita Pace married Royce E. Hamm.
Dec. 26, 1954. Virginia Pace married Hal L. Witherington.
Pulaski County Georgia Wills. 1855-1906, p. 107.Book B. pp. 355-357.
Abstract:Will of Thomas B. Pace, Sr., March 20, 1890. Probated August 15, 1890. I, Thomas B. Pace, Sr., on 20 March, 1890, have given to my wife and six children: Thomas B. Pace, Jr.; James Pace; John H. Pace, Carry V. Pace; Susan C. Pace; and Martha J. Pace, a deed of gift and appoint my son James G. Pace to take charge of my estate and use it for their support and education and to divide it equally among them when the youngest comes of age. I have already given to William H. Pace and Frances Bourquin their share of my estate.
(Thomas B. Pace was son of Hardy and Frances Pace of Twiggs County).
Created in 1807 from Baldwin County. Eatonton is the county seat.A very prosperous planting county. Bounded by Greene and Hancock (east), Baldwin (south), Jasper (west) and Morgan (north).Records are intact.
Reviewed records at the Probate Court in Eatonton,March 7, 2007.
Stephen Pace moved with his family from Anson County, NC, about 1803.He married Catherine Buchanan, daughter of Joseph Buchanan, about 1767. The family lived in Chatham County when the first child was born.He served as a private in the NC militia in the Revolution and as a Justice of the Peace.His sons were William, Stephen, Solomon, and Hardy. Were Solomon and Clement Pace other sons?He left his plantation in Putnam to Hardy who moved on to Cobb County. Stephen Pace, Sr., wasson of William and Celia Boykin Pace and a grandson of Thomas and Rebecca Pace of Northampton County, NC.
March 30, 1823. Book C-62.William Pace and Susan Slaughter.
July 10, 1827. Book D-53.Stephen Pace and Mary Ann Ardis.
April 7, 1830.Book D-81.Clement Pace and Polly Crouch.
Jan. 21, 1831.Book E-141. William Pace, Jr. and Delitha Knowles.
July 31, 1850. Book F-16.Stephen Pace and Mary W. Gregory.
Several female Pace marriages werelisted.
Feb. 13, 1807.Warranty Deed. Deeds A, p. 64, Book 1. William Pace of Baldwin to Stephen Pace, Sr., of Baldwin, $300, 101 ¼ acres, part of Lot 327, 3rd District of Baldwin, on Lick ? Creek. Cooper’s Branch was a landmark. Witnessed by Hardy Pace and Solomon Pace.G. Hardwick, J.P. Signed by William Pace, legal signature.
Jan. 24, 1810. Stephen Paceof Putnam deeded land to Ed Lane, $500, 101 ¼ acres,Lot 285, 3rd District, formerly Baldwin and now Putnam. Adjoining land of Edmund Lane, Hudson Harrison’s orphans, Polly Coleman. Signed by Stephen Pace, Jr.
March 12, 1811. Isaac Pace of Jackson County deeded land to Moses H. Cogburn of Putnam, $500, 201 ½ acresin former Baldwin and now Putnam, Lot 197, Dist. 14, on waters of Little River.Signed by Isaac Pace (seal).. Deeds C, p. 8.
Oct. 7, 1818. Deeds H, p. 49. Solomon Pace of Putnam sold to Hardy Pace for $400, 21 acres on the waters of Lick Creek, Lot 314, adjoining property of Solomon Pace. Witnessed by William Pace. Solomon Pace, L.S.
Nov. 7, 1815. Deeds E, p. 4. Harden Pace was deeded land by James Toles of Wilkes, $300, acreage not stated, Lot 313, 3rd District.Witnesses: William Pace, Solomon Pace. William attested the deed, March 18, 1816, legal signature.
May 13, 1818. Richard Pace was deeded land by John Godley of Burke, $642, 202 ½ acres, 4th District, formerly Baldwin County.Deeds H, p. 94.
August 20, 1818. William Pace was deeded land by Chas. H. Turner. Deeds J, p. 114.
Oct. 7, 1818. Hardy Pace was deeded land by William Pace. Deeds H, p. 49.
Dec. 31, 1821. Hardy Pace was deeded land by____Pace, Deeds K, p. 431.
Nov. 12, 1822. Stephen Pace, Sr. died. His will disposed of 25 slaves, a plantation and other property. Children: William Pace, Sally Pace, NancyPace, Stephen Pace, Catherine Pace, Solomon Pace, Hardy Pace, Penelope Pace, Mary Pace Gatewood.William was born in 1773. Mary Pace was born in 1793, the youngest.
Jan. 21, 1823. Deeds N, p. 17. H. Pace deeded land to William Pace, Sr.
Nov. 26, 1824. Deeds M, p. 194. H. Gregory deeded land to William Pace, Sr.
Dec. 3, 1824. Richard Pace was deeded land by Hightower et al.Deeds L, p. 60.
Dec. 21, 1824. Deeds M, p. 193. Z. Weddington deeded land to Stephen Pace.
Feb. 21, 1826. Idda Ellis deeded land to H. Pace, 11 ¾ acres, Lot 313. Deeds L, p. 210.
April 30, 1827. Deeds M, p. 191, Book 1.H. Pace deeded land to William Pace, Sr.
Jan. 17, 1828. Deeds N, p. 8. J. Nicholson deeded land to William Pace, Jr.
March 30, 1830. Deeds N, p. 214. D.E. Keyton deeded land to Richard Pace.
Feb. 26, 1831. Deeds N, p. 293. William Pace, Sr., deeded land to Clement Pace.
(Many other Pace deeds are recorded in Putnam County but were not abstracted due to lack of time. SWE).
Richard Pace was a messenger from Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Putnam County, to a meeting at Hepzibah, Jasper County, Sept. 7-10, 1828.He was also a messenger to a meeting at Shiloh Church, Jones County, Sept. 5-8, 1829.(See: Primitive Baptist Association Minutes of the United States, Vol. I).
Richard Pace delivered the introductory sermon at a Primitive Baptist conference at Harmony Church, Sept. 4, 1830.
The Ocmulgee Baptist Association met at Little River Church, Morgan County, Sept. 3-5, 1831. RichardPace was appointed to write a circular letter and Coxe and Pace were to arrange preaching during the meeting.
Minutes of the Inferior Court,Book AA, 1819-1831, p. 74. Hardy Pace and others were named commissioners to mark out a road commencing at Philadelphia Meeting House and running to Cooper Bridge Road.March 3, 1823.(This was probably the Hardy Pace who moved to Cobb County who owned thewell known Paces Ferry on the Chattahoochee.
William Pace, eldest child of Stephen and Catherine, was born in Chatham County, NC, in 1773. He married Mary (Polly) May, daughter of William and Lucy May, June 16, 1793, in Anson County, NC.He moved to Muscogee County, Georgia, and is listed in the census there. His children: Stephen Pace, Elizabeth Pace, Mary Pace, William Pace, Clement Pace, Catherine Pace, Lucy Pace, John Pace, Elkanah Pace.His first child was born in 1794 and the last in 1815.
Stephen Pace, son of William and Mary May Pace,was born July 11, 1802, in NC. He married Mary McCoy Ardis, dau. of John and Martha Ardis, July 10, 1827. He moved to Hurtsboro, Alabama, where he had a large plantation, after his second marriage in 1850.He married Mary W. Gregory in Putnam County after the death of his first wife.He died in May, 1872, age 70.
RICHMOND COUNTY, GEORGIA
Createdin 1777 from old St. Paul Parish.County seat is Augusta.Lost land to Columbia in 1790 andto Warren in 1793. Records are intact.Borders the Savannah River and South Carolina (east), Columbia (north), Burke (south) and Jefferson and McDuffie (west).
December, 1762. Richard Pace. Grant of 22 acres. Grants D, p. 241. Probably the island in the Savannah River above Augusta in later Lincoln County. See Deed Book H, p. 128, Lincoln County.Pace moved to this area from Johnston County, NC, according to one source, and applied for this grant in 1756.Johnston County was taken from old Craven County, N.C. Due to the Indian War, action was not completed for several years. Some or most of his family returned to NC for a few years. All islands in the Savannah River at this time were claimed by Georgia. Six of the sons of Richard Pace settled in Georgia: Charles, Dreadzill, Thomas, Noel, Drury and Barnabas, settling first in St. Paul Parish (later Richmond, Columbia, Clarke, Franklin, Elbert and other counties). Silas owned land in Georgia and appears to have lived there at times.
1769. Thomas Pace. Grant, 200 a. Grants G, p. 319.
1769. Knowls Pace. Grant of 100 a. Grants G, p. 413.
Noel Pace did not marry.
The frontier of Georgia in the Augusta area before the Revolution faced considerable Indian incursion.Militia companies were formed to cope with this.
Thomas Pace was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Second Company, Augusta Division, Jan. 17, 1769.
He was commissioned Captain, April 14, 1773, in the 10th Company, 2nd Regiment, a new company below Utchie Creek.GEORGIA MILITIA 1754-1774.
1773. Barnabas Pace, St. Paul Parish. Grant, 100 a. Grants I, p. 877.
1774. Silas (Solas) Pace. Grant, 100 a. Grants M, p. 718.
Thomas Pace, son of Richard, became an ardent patriot. He was placed on the Black List of Rebel Officers as Major Thomas Pace, was captured butmanaged to escape and resumed service under Colonel James Martin, July 26, 1784.
1784. Thos. Pace. Grant, 100 a.Grants DDD, p. 54.
1787. Thos. Pace. Grant, 273 a.Grants NNN, p. 281.
May 22, 1793.Thomas Pace of Richmond County deeded to Mary Ann Hammond of Edgefield County, S.C., widow of Leroy Hammond, Esquire, all his lands and tenements in the state of Georgia after his decease, for 5 shillings. Richmond County Deeds, Book E, p. 112.After Thomas Pace’s death, Mary Ann Hammond deeded this property to Drury Pace of Richmond County. Thomas and Mary Ann Hammond had planned to marry but his death obviated this.Thomas had lived in Richmond County for some years. In 1782, he and David Harris made an inventory of the estate of Humphrey Wells in Richmond County.See DAR Historical Collection, Vol. 2.Thomas Pace witnessed the will of William Buggin Richmond County, Oct. 7, 1787.Earlier in 1787, he helped to appraise the estate of John Jameson of Wilkes County.Lincoln County deeds show Thomas Pace died Oct. 25, 1794. Dredzel and Drury Pace were appointed administrators of his estate. James Stallings and Eli Stallings were appraisers.Thomas owned land in both counties.He never married.Mary Ann Hammond deeded back the property he had given her to his brother Drury Pace.
1802. Drury Pace. Grant, 67 a. Grants DDDDD, p. 601.
1805.James Pace died in Richmond Countyhaving given his children allhis property, including a plantation in Burke County, Georgia. Other property included cattle, horses, household furniture, to be equally divided. His children were: William Pace, Eliza Pace, James Pace, Jr., and Charity Pace.His land in Burke had been granted to him May 24, 1793.The daughter named Charity might indicate he was the James Pace mentioned in the will of Moses Knight as Knight’s executor and husband of Knight’s daughter Sarah.Knight’s will was dated in 1781. (Was Knight’s wife namedCharity?)His son James Pace is likely the man of this name in Twiggs County who owned land in Burke in 1818 (Tax Digest).
Records of the Richmond County Land Court for 1786-87 shows the names of Thomas Pace and William Pace. Administrators and Guardians Bonds, 1789-1790, shows Mary Pace and William Pace, deceased.
1813. Dreadzil Pace, son of Dreadzil and Susannah Pace of Columbia County, married Elcy Tankersley.
1829 ?. James Pace, son of Dreadzil and Elcy Pace, married Sarah Prescott.
Created in 1809 from Wilkinson which was created from the Creek cession of 1802. Jeffersonville is the county seat. In the exact center of Georgia.
1818 Tax Digest.
James Pace, Capt. Bozeman’s District. Owned land in Burke County as well.
1826 Tax Digest.
James Pace owned land in Captain Tyson’s Militia District.
Hardy Pace owned land in Capt. Tyson’s District.
Oct. 24, 1826. Notice in The Georgia Journal.Letters at the Marion Post Office for Thomas Pace and James Pace.
1830 Federal Census. James Pace, Kindred Pace and Hardy Pace.
The Hardy Pace family in Twiggs Co. in 1830 was that of Hardy and Fannie Hopkins Pace and their 8 children. This Hardy was the son of Thomas Pace and Cebelle Mathews of Halifax, N.C.Cebelle Matthews Pace Carr, having remarried, moved to Warren County, Georgia, and then to Newton County.
April 16, 1834. A legal ad printed this date: Henry Bunn and Mary Pace apply for administration on the estate of James Pace, deceased. (Collections of Twiggs Countians, by Carswell, pub. December, 1973).
1840 Federal Census.
1840-1842. Thomas B. Pace was Clerk of the Inferior Court. Marion was still the county seat but died in the 1850’s when the railroad bypassed it.
March 8, 1850. Thomas B. Pace deeded land to Abner Hammond. W.D. Book F, p. 478.
1850 Federal Census.
Thomas B. Pace, 630th Household. Age 34. Born in Georgia.Real estate: $1600.William H. Pace, 6, b. in Ga., Frances, 4, b. in Ga.
Frances Pace, 639th Household. Age 58. Born in NC. Cebell Pace, 23, born in Ga., Mary Ann Pace, 15, b. in Ga.
1853 Tax Digest.
Thomas B. Pace, Bluff District (372nd G.M.D.). 900 acres of land. One poll.Guardian of William and Frances J. Pace and agent for Fanny Pace.
1860 Census. Troy G. Holder, 34, and his second wife, Mary A.F.Troy G. Holder had married Cebella F. Pace, daughter of Hardy and Frances. Cebella was born April 21, 1827, and died Oct. 8, 1853. Her grave is in the Pace Cemetery on the Hardy Pace plantation, her home.
Hardy Pace Cemetery, south of Bullard.
This small family cemetery is located on the old Hardy Pace plantation.It is reached from Georgia Highway 87.Go south from the Bullardstore about 1.6 miles to house number 8976 and look for an unused and abandoned dirt road almost directly west of it.This old road runs towards Adams Park and crosses the right of way of an Oglethorpe Power Company high trans-mission line. Follow the roadto the second steel gate on the left and park.It is necessary to walk about a half mile along a woods road to the power line. Turn right and follow the line to the first set of pylons. The little cemetery within a chain link fence is close by.Six marked graves, the markers now lying face up, show:
Hardy Pace, husband of Fanny Pace and son of Thomas and Cebell Pace.May 11, 1784-November 17, 1836
William H., son of Hardy and Fanny Pace. January 8, 1834-May 22, 1834.
Rebecca Barton, consort of William Barton and daughter of Hardy and Fanny Pace.January 19, 1814-October 29, 1836.
James T. Pace, husband of Laura Pace and son of Hardy and Fanny Pace.January 24, 1821-November 26, 1849
Martha E., daughter of Hardy and Fanny Pace. September 6, 1829-March 17, 1848.
Lizzie B., daughter of T.G. and M. Holder.
January 9, 1858-October 11, 1858.
Cebell F. Holder, consort of Troy T. Holder and daughter of Hardy and Fanny Pace.
April 21, 1827-October 8, 1858
This was found in 1979 severely damaged by a mowing crew. Georgia Power Company repaired the graves and placed a fence around the cemetery. Stephen W. Edmondson made photographs of several of the stones which appeared to be Italian marble with fine carving.
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, Georgia, contains these graves:
Thomas B. Pace. Born March 9, 1813. Died July 8, 1890. Age 77 years, 3 months, 29 days.
Catherine McCrea Pace.
January 10, 1837.March 7, 1906.
Thomas B. Pace, Jr.
September 30, 1865. September 18, 1931
Mattie Josephine Pace
September 26, 1875-August 14, 1897
Susie Clifford Pace
Married T.K. McRae
Born September 14, 1873.Died January 3, 1949.
The Thomas B. Pace Family Bible, owned June 30, 1979, by his grandson, John H. Pace, Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida, shows these entries:
Thomas B. Pace and Louiza A Tharp were married 17th January, 1840 by Charnic Tharp.
Thomas B. Pace, son of Hardy Pace and Fannie his wife, was born March 9, 1813.
William H. Pace was married to Victoria Haddock 30th of January, 1866.
William H. Pace died April 6, 1920.
Thomas B. Pace, Sr., died July 8, 1890.
John H. Pace, Sr., a son of Thomas B. Pace’s second marriage, established a naval stores company in Jacksonville, Florida, where he died.
The Jacksonville Times Union, November 21, 1937, announced the marriage of hisdaughter:
“Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pace announce the engagement of their daughter Lula Clifford to Roland Burke Hennessy, Jr., of New Rochelle, New York. Miss Pace was graduated from the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Vassar College in June. She also studied French and painting with Madame Berteaux in Paris and is now studying at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. She was introduced to Jackson-villesociety two years ago.Mr. Hennessy prepared for Yale at Worcester Adademy and Phillips Exeter, being graduated from the latter, and was graduated from Yale in the class of 1934. He belongs to the Yacht Club of New York and Larchmont Yacht Club. He is now in business with the National Personal Finance Company of New York.”
The Hennessys were divorced and Lula Clifford Pace Hennessy died in September, 1958, two years later. She left three children, a son and two daughters.In late October, 1858, Mr. Tolbert, husband of Martha Pace, Lula’s sister, died. He left two sons and a daughter of college age.
WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA
Established in 1793 from Wilkes, Columbia, Hancock and Richmond.Warrenton is the county seat. In east central Georgia.Courthouse fire but no loss of records.
1804. Mary Pace deeded land to John Pace. Witnessed by Silas Pace. Deed Book B, p. 554.
Dec. 27, 1808. Silas Pace married Margaret Sell.
May 20, 1809. Hardy Pace married Lucy Turner.
July 3, 1809. Estate of Thomas Pace. To the Orphans of Thomas Pace by Benjamin Carr, guardian, 1797. Returns made in March, 1809, and January, 1810. Payment to James Pace for hire of Negroes, $135.35. Court of Ordinary Returns of Estates, 1798-1811.
April 12, 1810. Hardy Pace named Isaac Matthews of Halifax County, North Carolina, as his attorney for sale of land on Little Fishing Creek, Halifax County. One hundred ninety three acres near James Pace’s mill (formerly Thomas Pace’s).Three acres adjacent to the mill reserved. Deed Book C, p. 309.
Nov. 10, 1810. David Pace, John Pace and Silas Pace sold two slaves, “Phillis and her child Joice”, for $650 to Jacob Burkhalter. Deed Book C, p. 450.
Created in 1784 from the Creek cession of 1783.County seat is the county seat. Many counties were taken from this large county.Greene in 1786. Hancock from Greene and Washington in 1793. Montgomery in 1793. Part of Warren from Hancock in 1793. Tattmall from Montgom-ery in 1801. Part of Emanuel from Montgomery in 1812. Taliaferro from parts of Greene, Hancock and Warren in 1825 and many other later counties.Borders Hancock and Glascock (north), Jefferson (east), Johnson (south), Wilkinson and Baldwin (west).
Nearly all the early records for this county burned in 1865.(Sherman had nothing to do with it).
1785. Thos. Pace. Grant, 287 ½ a., Grants FFF, p. 837.
1809. Thomas Pace. Grant, 160 a. Grants G-5, p. 494.
1810. Thomas Pace. Grant, 65 a. Grants H-5, p.92.
1815. Thomas Pace. Grant, 235 a. Grants K-5, p.131.
October 29, 1823. “Died at the residence of Dr. Collins on October 29, 1823, Thomas I. Pace, 13 years of age, son of Major Thomas Pace of Washington County”.
Printed in Georgia Gen. Mag., Vol. 6, April, 1967, p. 1588, and submitted by Mrs. Hugh L Faulk for reprint in Collections of Twiggs Countians, by Carswell, 1973. Thomas is probably a brother of Nathaniel. Major Thomas Pace of the Revolutionary War was a son of Richard Pace of Richmond County and died well before this date, unmarried.This Major Thomas Pace was probably an officer in the Georgia militia.
1825. Nathaniel Pace was on the tax rolls with 385 acres and 9 slaves. He might have been a son of Nathaniel Pace of Kershaw County, SC,one of the sons of Thomas and Amy Pace of Northampton County, NC.
1831. Nathaniel Pace was granted 213 acres prior to 1831.
Created in 1777 from the Creek cession on 1773. County seat is Washington.Wilkes lost land to Elbert in 1790, to Oglethorpe in 1793, to Warren in 1793, to Lincoln in 1796, to Taliaferro in 1796. Courthouse fire in 1858 with no major loss of records.
1786. Drury Pace. Grant, 300 a. Grants HHH, p. 914.
1786. Barnabas Pace. Grant, 200 a.Grants HHH, p. 875.
1787. Barnabas Pace. Grant, 400 a. Grants MMM, p. 233.
1787. Henry Pace. Grant, 200 a.Grants OOO, p. 60.
Wilkes County Headright Grants, 1790-1795,
1794. Barnabas Pace.Grant, 200 a. Grants BBBB,p. 117.