Land Ownership Around Shellman (1827-1883) discusses the history of present-day Shellman and surrounding environs from the perspective of land ownership. It begins with the Treaty of Washington in 1826, in which the Creek Nation ceded the land to Georgia, and carries through the incorporation of Ward, later renamed Shellman, in 1883. To open the document, click here.
The document can be printed, but is more useful when viewed on a computer which is connected to the internet.
The online document can be searched. This allows the reader to quickly find to a topic of interest, such as a family name. To open a search bar, simultaneously press the control key and the “F” key.
The online document also contains links which connect the reader to websites that provide additional depth on the topic.
Where possible, the links connect to websites which offer their content without the need for a paid subscription. Many of the links, however, connect to the Ancestry.com website. Much of the Ancestry.com content is available only to paid subscribers. Readers who wish to access that information may either subscribe to Ancestry.com, or to ask the assistance of an institution, such as a library, that holds a subscription.
Several of the links connect to interactive maps. Simply move your cursor around the map for details to appear. For example, the map of the Oliver Family holdings highlights the land lots owned by the family; moving your cursor over one of the highlighted lots reveals the history of the lot.