Study of 1820 Georgia
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A Comprehensive Study of the Mull—– Families of Georgia

Based on the 1820 Federal Census

    (Special Note: The Federal census for 1820 is extant for all counties except Franklin, Rabun, and Twiggs, and some of the Columbia census is lost. All of the 1800 and 1810 census records for Georgia are lost.)

    For help in interpretation here is the format for the 1820 Federal Census:

Names of Free WhiteMales Free White Females For- People in
Heads of 10 16 16 26 45 10 16 26 45 eigner
Families < 10 < 16 18 < 26 < 45 & up < 10 < 16 < 26 < 45 & up Agri Cmrc Mfg


Chatham County

    (Chatham County, created in 1777 as one of the original 11 Counties, is on the southeast corner of the state, bordering South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean.)

    Mullin, John (210010-10001-1-000)

    This John Mullin lived in Savannah, Georgia. He is a foreigner, not naturalized.  John Millins is still living in Chatham County in the 1830 census.

Columbia County

    (Columbia County, created from Richmond County between 1790-1800, is in the north central portion of the state, bordering on South Carolina. The counties next to Columbia at that time were Lincoln, Wilkes, Warren, Jefferson and Richmond. Some of the Columbia Census is lost.)

    Mullen, James (201301-00121-0-400), pg. 45, line 29.

    James Mullen lived in Capt Wrights District. There was a James Mullen back living in Richmond County in the 1830 census.


Hall County

    (Hall County was formed in 1818, just 2 years prior to the census, from newly acquired Indian Lands, and is in north central Georgia. Included in Hall County, along the southeast border, was a portion of Jackson County.)

    Mullins, Bud (021211-10001-0-500) pg 149, line 35.

    Bud Mullins, parentage unknown, was born in North Carolina, moved to South Carolina where he had most of his children and moved to Georgia 1807-1808. He was about 50 years old when he arrived with his wife and children. Bud lived in or near the Indian Lands, and moved to Campbell/Cobb/Paulding County area, where he died in 1856.

    This census is still difficult to interpret. How do you deal with the 16-18 category which is included in the 16 - <26 line? On the total line there are 9 people. But on the column 26 to <45 it looked like a 2 was written in and then a 1 was entered over it. What is not difficult is that Elias is on the next line and Osburn following that. No doubt about the relationship. Bud was enumerated in Capt Tanner’s District.

    Bud is listed here as being over 45 with his wife the same. Here are the believed ages of his children who were enumerated with him:

Rebecca (31) She is not with the family, and probably married.

Thomas (29) This matches the census, column 5.

Nancy (27) She is not with the family, and she is married to John Myers (Mires)

Burgess (21) This matches the census, column 4.

Clement (16) This matches the census, columns 3 & 4, and is counted twice due to the census categories.

Reuben (12) This matches the census, column 2.

Samuel (10) This matches the census, column 2.

Mahalia (8) This matches the census, column 7.

    This, in effect, confirms the will and gives us a probable agreement with the ages of all of his children. Where there is disagreement is that Bud lists five (5) people working in agriculture.  This would be Bud, Thomas, Burgess, Clement plus one other.  So, like most of the census information in other years, this one does not totally compute.


    Mullins, Elias (100010-30100-0-100) pg. 150, line 1.

    Elias Mullins, born in South Carolina about 1794 is the second oldest son of Bud Mullins, and the fourth child. He moved with Bud from South Carolina in 1807-1808, married to an unknown spouse and had at least 10 children. He moved with Bud from Hall County also settling in Campbell County by 1830. From there he possibly ended up in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

    In this census Elias, enumerated just after his father Bud, is in the 26 to <45 category. He was born in 1794, which gives him an age of about 26. He has 4 children all under 10. Elias was enumerated in Capt Tanner’s District.


    Mullins, John (110001-02311-0-100) pg. 134, line 22.

    This John Mullins is over 45 years of age, giving him a birth year of before 1775.   He (John Mullins) was still in Hall County (pg. 113) in 1830 with a census record of 000100001-00010001.  He is between 70-80 years of age and his wife is between 50-60.   This was proven by a study of his neighbors of whom Valentine Warren lived next door to him on both censuses.

    He is believed to have had the following children:

John D. Mullins - John marries Vicey Whitehead in Hall County, and moves with his father and members of her family to Cobb County, Georgia, before 1834.  On the 1850 census John D. is listed as John E. and states that he was born in Kentucky.

Mary "Polly" Mullins - Mary marries Caleb Clark.  They too move to Cobb County, Georgia, before 1834 are are enumerated there living next to John Mullins.

Rebecca Mullins - She marries Isaac Crossley in Hall County in 1832.  Missing from the 1840 census anywhere, they turn up in Walker County, Georgia, in the 1850 census.  There is some doubt on my part that she is the daughter of John Mullins, but he was the only possible father from the 1830 census records. 

    This John moved to Cobb County, Georgia, as in the 1840 census of that county there is a John Mullins age 70-80 and a female 50-60 which would mean he and his wife were not ageing.  The above John was not on the 1850 census of Cobb County. 


    Mullins, John (110001-11010-0-100) pg. 139, line 9.

    John and his family were enumerated in Capt Reid’s District.  John is also over 45 years of age, and his wife is probably between 24-44.  This man is not the John Mullins listed below in the note.  He is not in the 1830 census of Hall County.  I have no further information on this family. 

    Authors Note:  Perhaps for future reference , in the 1827 Land Lottery, on April 10, 1827 the 30th day of the drawing John Mullins, living in Capt Wilson’s District of Hall County was awarded land in Lee County, Georgia. About three weeks later on the 53rd day of the drawing a Burton Mullins, also of Wilson’s District had 2 drawings and the land was lot #231 in Muscogee (later Talbot) County. Burton Mullins of Hall County sold both lots on December 27, 1827 for $225 each to a John Duncan of Baldwin County.  Burton or Barton as he was known, is the son of John M. Mullins, and this Mullins family moved to Hall County in the mid 1820's from York District, South Carolina.


    Mullins, May (310010-23010-0-200 +3 slaves) pg 146, line 31.

    May Mullins was from either North Carolina or South Carolina and was born in 1788 according to the 1850 Carroll County, Georgia, Federal Census.  From Hall County, May and his family moved to Carroll County by 1830 where he lived and then died between 1860-1870. It is quite possible that May is the son of Malone (Lone) Mullins who was enumerated with Bud Mullins in 1800 Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    May was enumerated in Capt Elias Millers District.


    Mullins, Osburn (100010-30100-0-100) pg. 150, line 2.

    Osburn Mullins was born in South Carolina about 1795, just after his brother Elias Mullins. It is also believed that he moved with his father Bud to Hall County around 1807-1808. Nothing is known of his wife and we have no record of his children’s names either. He followed his father to the newly acquired Indian Lands.

    In this census Osburn is listed just after his brother Elias, and his father Bud. He is in the 26 to <45 category, which does not tie in with his birth year believed to be 1797-1805. This census, if correct, would give him birth years between 1775- 1795. His wife’s age is listed as between 16 and 26. His wife would have had to been “married” to him when she was about 13. Osburn was enumerated in Capt Tanner’s District.


    Mullins, William (000100-00100-0-100) Pg 133, line 27.

    William and his wife were obviously just married and had no children. They were enumerated in Capt Benjamin Mc-----berry’s (?) District. William is most likely the younger brother of May Mullins.  He was still Hall County in 1830, 1840 and 1850 censuses.  This is the same William as he had the same neighbors.  The 1830 census indicated that they had a son 10-15 years of age and they are both 30-39 years old.  The closest Mullins enumerated was John Mullins on page 134.

    In the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery,  William Mullins of McCutchen’s District, Hall County, received 2 draws: land lot #166, Section 5, Dooly County, and land lot #54, Section 6, Monroe County.  It is likely that he did not move to the land in Dooly or Monroe Counties, as he was still enumerated in Hall County in 1830 - 001001-000001 which translates he and his wife to an age of 30-39 and one son age 10-15.  He is still living there in the 1840 census.

    In the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery - Mullins, William, soldier, Garrard's District, Hall County, drew lot #126, District 2, of Carroll County, GA.

    He is in Hall County, Georgia, in 1830 and 1840 census records.

    In the 1850 census of Hall County, William Mullins, age 60 (b; 1790) and born in South Carolina is still living there with family.  He states that he cannot read or write.  

    In the 1860 mortality schedule he died in Cobb County at the age of 70.


    Myers, John (500010-10100-0-100) pg. 149.

    John Myers (written as Mires) is enumerated in Capt. Tanner's District on pg. 149.  John has married Nancy Mullins, daughter of Bud Mullins and moved with Bud from Jackson County to Hall County.  John was mentioned along with Bud as being settled on the Indian Lands before Hall became a county in 1820.  John's father, Abraham Myers, is also living in Hall County in 1820.


Hancock County

    (Hancock County, in the north central portion of the state is bounded by Warren, Greene, Putnam, Baldwin, & Washington Counties.)


    Mullins, Malone (000111-00111-0-300) pg. 94.

    Malone Mullins, son of Thomas and Ann (Clement) Mullins, arrived in Georgia about 1784, with his wife Elizabeth, his older brother Clement and Anna (Hunt) Mullins. By 1789 both he and Clement were paying taxes in Greene County. Greene County was one of the original 11 Georgia Counties and the southeastern portion was given to Hancock County in 1793. While his brothers Clement and Nathaniel had moved to Mississippi by 1820, Malone spent the remainder of his life in Hancock County. From his will we learn the names of his children: Claborn/Clavam (b: 1784), Cloah (b: 1786), Harvey "Henry" (b: 1788), Alsey Ann (b: 1791), Dred (b: 1794), Martha "Patsey" (b: 1797), Burkley/Barkley (b: 1800), and Elizabeth W. "Betsy" (b: 1802).

    From this census 4 of his 8 children are still living with him, probably the younger ones.


Jackson County

    (Jackson County was formed out of Franklin County on February 11, 1796, and is in the north central portion of the state. In 1820, Franklin, Hall, Gwinnett, Walton, Clarke and Madison Counties bordered Jackson.


    Mullins, Elizabeth (000000-00101-0-000) pg. 300, line 11.

    There are at least two possibilities for this Elizabeth Mullins.

    She could be Elizabeth, the widow of Thomas Mullins, who probably died between 1811-1820. Thomas is believed to be the brother of May Mullins.  Elizabeth is recorded as either 45+, or 16-26, neither of which is probably right. Elizabeth’s maiden name was Kirkland, and there are several deed transactions up through 1830 involving her and her Kirkland relatives. Elizabeth and Thomas lived in a different district than Bud, May, John & Elias in 1810. There were no Mullins living in Jackson County in 1830.

    Or she could be the Elizabeth widow of John Mullins who originally settled in Franklin County.  Due to the fact that the census for 1820 of Franklin County, Georgia is missing, confusion will remain. 



Jefferson County

    (Jefferson County, in the east central portion of Georgia)


    Mullen, Isaac (pg. 13, line 6, Louisville District) – 210010-10100-0-000

    Isaac Mullen died between 1820-1830, and on the 1830 census his son Isaac H. Mulling had changed the spelling of his name and had become the head of the household.


Jones County

    (Jones County was formed from Indian Lands in 1897. It is in the north central portion of the state bordering in 1820 Indian Lands to the west, and Jasper, Putnam, Baldwin, Wilkinson and Twiggs Counties in the other directions.)


    Mullians, John (John Mullins 100010-32110-0-300 + 3 slaves) pg. 122, line 26.

    The census interpreter got the name misspelled. It was very obvious that the census taker got his name right - Mullins. Also there were no Mullians in Georgia in 1830. He is in Capt Gresham’s District. John and his wife are between 26 and 45 years old. I believe he is the son of Thomas Mullins II, and grandson of Thomas Mullins I of Bute County, NC.


    Mullians, Thomas (Thomas Mullins 200010-30010-0-002 + 2 slaves) pg. 122 line 4.

    The census interpreter also got his name wrong. These two, John and Thomas are living near each other and are about the same age. It is interesting to note that Thomas is in manufacturing (blacksmith?) and John is in Agriculture. Thomas and his wife are between 26 and 45 years old. This Thomas is the brother of John Mullins above and the third generation of Thomas Mullins’.


    Mullins, Hardy (300010-10010-0-100) pg 129, line 22.

    Hardy F. Mullins, son of Clement and Anna (Hunt) Mullins, was born in Baldwin County in 1788. He left Jones County, Georgia in 1821 and followed his father and mother to Mississippi, where he was a Methodist Minister in Lawrence, Rankin and Copiah Counties, dying there in 1868.

    In this census, we have 3 boys and 1 girl, under 10 years old. From our records we only show 3 children under 10: Selina (10), Douglas C. (4), and Julius C. (<1).


    Mullins, James (320010-02010-0-000)

    James Mullins, the older brother of Hardy F. Mullins, married Temperance Seale in about 1803 in Georgia. We believe he left with Hardy in 1821 with his wife and 8 children for Mississippi, where they settled in Copiah County with their father Clement.

     In this census James, nor anyone in his family involved in agriculture, commerce, or manufacturing, which is curious. He is in Capt Searl’s (sp?) District. The census confirms his children’s ages and names from other sources as:

Patrick B. (16) He must not be 16 at the census time, column 2.

Temperance E. (15) This matches the census, column 8.

Lavinia (13) This matches the census, column 8.

Pollard (10) This matches the census, column 2

Thomas Jefferson (9) This matches the census, column 1.

James Madison (5) This matches the census, column 1.

William Henry (1) This matches the census, column 1.


    Mullins, Jeremiah (000101-00001-0-100 + 4 slaves) pg. 141 line 4.

        Jeremiah Mullins, one of the known 5 sons of Thomas and Ann (Clement) Mullins of Franklin County, NC, who came to Georgia between 1784 -1794, and settled in Hancock County with his brothers Nathaniel, Clement and Malone. Jeremiah moved to Jones    County with his family before 1811. He died there in 1837.

        Since Jeremiah is known only to have 2 sons, the one in the 16 to < 26 must be Pleasant J. Mullins.  The other son Levi D. Mullins is listed below.


    Mullins, Levi (000100-10100-0-100) pg. 128, line 34.

        Levi D. Mullins was born in Hancock County, Georgia about 1794. He moved with his father Jeremiah to Jones County by 1811. He married Mazy Lloyd in 1817 in Jones County. He was also enumerated on the 1830 census for Jones County.


    Mullins, Levics (Lewis Mullins ?00010-10100-0-100) pg. 120, line 16.

        This is really a difficult interpretation. I did not see Levics on the microfilm.  It looked much more like Lewis, but the first letter is really hard to read. The microfilm is really bad. In addition the number of male children less than 10 is probably 2. His age is given as 26 to < 45, and his wife 16 to < 26. He first paid taxes here in 1811. This is probably the same Lewis that was later in Talbot County in 1830. In 1830 he gave his age as 40-50 and his wives age as 30-40, which ties in with the 1820 census. He probably spent the rest of his life in Talbot County, and was originally from North Carolina, where he was born in 1782 according to the 1850 Talbot County Federal Census.

        The parentage of Lewis Mullins is unknown at this time.  The children are believed to be Roland L. (b. 1813), Lewis II (b. 1815), and Temperance "Tempy" (b. 1817).


Morgan County

    (Morgan County is in north central Georgia, bordered by Clarke, Walton, Jasper, Putnam, & Greene Counties in 1820)


    Mullins, Robert (221101-11100-1-100) pg. 80, line 14

    Robert is possibly an immigrant, as the census was hard to decipher. He was in Capt Cook’s District.


    Mullins, William (000001-01001-0-100) pg 114, line 10.

    William is in Capt Harper’s District and does not appear to be related to Robert Mullins above.



Walton County

    (Walton County is in north central Georgia, bordered by Indian Lands and Gwinnett, Jackson, Clarke, Morgan and Jasper Counties in 1820. It was formed between 1810-1820.)


    Mullins, Robert (100010-00100-0-100) pg 226, line 20.


Wilkes County

    (Wilkes County was one of the original 1777 counties bordering on South Carolina in east central Georgia. By 1820 it had been reduced in size, no longer bordered South Carolina and was at that time surrounded by Lincoln, Elbert, Oglethorpe, Greene, Warren and Columbia Counties.)


    Mullican, Benjamin (000110-00000-0-000) no page, line 32.

    This Benjamin Mullican, in 1820, is enumerated again out of Taliaferro County in 1830 as Benjamin Mulligan. Taliaferro was formed out of Wilkes County between 1820-1830. He does not appear to be any relation to our Mullins families.

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