This, one of the original eight counties,
was formed in 1777 from St. Matthews Parish.
The old Court House at Springfield is full of interesting data about
our Salsburger and German settlers.
The oldest book of Wills, "A," has been lost, and "B" begins 1791.
All of the early records of estates and marriages are mixed in
several old books that are not indexed.
Mrs, W. S. Wilson, a D. A. R/ of 117 Jones street Savannah, has
abstracts of all the wills up to 1820 and about 500 marriages from the
earliest to 1813.
From her the list of Testators was obtained.
She also reports that the records of the old Church at Ebenezer,
written in German, are still preserved and are in the care of Rev. Von
Riser at Rincon, Ga.
EFFINGHAM COUNTY WILLS,
1791 to 1820.
James L. Goldwire,
George Henry Shuman
John George Zeigler
Families of Goldwire
Source: Joseph Habersham Historical