Lumpkin County, Georgia History and Biographies


Lumpkin County, located in the mid-northern portion of the state, was created on December 3, 1832. The county was named for former governor of Georgia Wilson Lumpkin. Lumpkin's daughter, Martha Atalanta Lumpkin Compton, was the source for the city name of Marthasville (which was later named Atlanta). The biographical sketches were submitted by the families themselves.

Nicholas F. Howard, physician and surgeon, Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co., Ga, son of John and Sallie (Fain) Howard, was born in Buncombe county, N.C., Nov. 24, 1821. His paternal grandfather, Philip Howard, was born in Baltimore, Md., where he grew to manhood, and subsequently migrated to North Carolina and settled in Surry County. ...etc...”

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