Cherokee County, Georgia, was created from ceded land of the Cherokee Indians on December 21, 1830. On December 3, 1832, Cherokee County was divided into ten counties: Forsyth, Lumpkin, Union, Cobb, Cherokee, Gilmer, Cass [now Bartow], Murray, Floyd, and Paulding.
The earliest census we have for the area is the 1840 Cherokee County Census. From this census we find 869 families with approximately 400 different surnames represented.
Adams, Allford, Allums, Anderson, Anglin, Arant, Askee, Atchinson, Atkinson, Attaway, Austin, Baggs, Bailey, Baker, Bales, Bankston, Bankstone, Barber, Barett, Barhus, Barrington, Baxler, Beadles, Beevers, Bell, Bellas, Benton, Berry, Bigby, Bingham, Biryant, Black, Blake, Bledsoe, Bollard, Boman, Bonds, Boon, Booth, Bowin, Boyt, Bradly, Brady, Bridges, Brock, Brooks, Brown, Bullard, Burgess, Burts, Butrell, Butter, Caldwell, Campbell, Caritton, Carmichael, Carson, Carter, Carwell, Caw, Chapman, Charader, Cheek, Chest, Chestnutt, Childs, Ciche, Clanahan, Clayhorn, Cleghorn, Climens, Cockeral, Coker, Coldwell, Cole, Coleman, Collins, Coniers, Connors, Cook, Cooper, Corley, Cotten, Covington, Cowden, Crain, Cravan, Crolpin, Cuddlestone, Culfspee, Cupp, Curry, Curttan, Curtton, Daniel, Danile, Davis, Day, Dean, Delt, Denis, Dickson, Dinon, Dopiter, Dougherty, Duke, Dukes, Dunahoo, Dunkion, Dunn, Durden, Durr, Dusk, Dyer, Dyne, Eason, Easterling, Eastwood, Echles, Echols, Edmunson, Edwards, Emery, Endsly, Espey, Eubank, Evans, Fallooney, Farlin, Farr, Ferry, Fielding, Fisher, Fitzpatrick, Flemming, Fomby, Franklin, Freeman, Freemon, Fulsner, Furlow, Garley, Garner, Garrison, Gay, Gelluces, George, Goode, Gorden, Gormon, Gresham, Griffin, Gushery, Guthery, Hagan, Hall, Hamilton, Hamon, Haney, Hanley, Hanson, Hany, Haridy, Harkins, Harp, Harper, Harris, Harriss, Hasp, Hawk, Hawkins, Hayes / Haynes, Heard, Hearn, Hearnes, Heath, Helton, Henderson, Hendrick, Henery, Herdspott, Herring, Hersey, Hicks, Highfield, Hill, Hilley, Hinton, Hobs, Holland, Holmes, Holton, Hood, Hooper, House, Houstain, Howell, Huchely, Hudson, Huggins, Hughey, Hughs, Hunt, Huston, Hutchins, Hutchinson, Ingram, Ivey, Jackson, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jourdan, Keller, Kelley, Kendrik / Kenricks, Kilgore, King, Kinnon, Kirklin, Kirkpatrick, Kite, Knor, Kuman, Kunam, Lattimer, Laurenstine, Lee, Levens, Linch, Liptoyett, Lott, Luck, Luker, Lyle / Lyles, Macklin, Maddin, Maloy, Maney, Martin, Matthews, Mayo, McBride, McClendon, McClure, McCombs, McDonald, McDowell, McKnight, McSwain, McWhorter, Menefee, Merriweather, MiehLe, Miller, Mimms, Minick, Mitchel, Mize, Moon, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Moseley, Murphy, Murry, Naron, Neal, Nelson, Newell, Newman, Newmin, Newton, Nichols, Nickols, Nickson, North, Nutt, Oats, Orr, Osburn, Paddis, Pail, Palaway, Palmer, Parks, Pasture, Pate, Pattecark, Pay, Paylon, Pellay, Penacony, Penn, Perland, Perrell, Perry, Persins, Phillips, Pigeon, Pike, Pinkard, Pirades, Pithington, Poss, Post, Powell, Pray, Price, Prushett, Puckett, Pulley, Putnam, Ragsdale, Rains, Randall, Ransom, Redwine, Reese, Reynolds, Rice, Roberts, Robertson, Rollins, Ross, Rous, Rummel, Sallertine, Sallisbury, Sampler, Scott, Seegall, Shaddin, Shane, Shaur, Shelbey, Shipp, Simms, Sims, Skipper, Slaughter, Smedley, Smith, Snider, Spearman, Spears, Spellings, Spragging, Sprattin, Stamps, Standham, Stayton, Stephens, Sterrin, Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Story, Stringer, Stroud, Sullivan, Summerlin, Talley, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tidwell, Tindall, Todd, Toombs, Tredwell, Truwell, Turner, Underwood, Uptain, Urguhurd, Vaneguard, Varner, Vickers, Vines, Vowell, Wagner, Walden, Waldroop, Walker, Walters, Walthall, Ward, Wates, Watson, Wear, Weaver, Welch, Wellorton, West, Wester, Whatley, Whithington, Whitraker, Whitten, Whitton, Wholly, Wiatt, Wigley, Wilborn, Wilder, Wilkins, Willcover, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Wilson, Winger, Wise, Wittuk, Wokefield, Wollum, Womack, Wood, Wooten, Wotton, Wren, Wright, York
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The 1840 Census of Cherokee County, GA