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Proof that Redden & Malachi Moye Denmark are adopted

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Proof that Redden & Malachi Moye Denmark are adopted

Posted: 3 Jan 2012 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
NAMES CHANGED LEGALLY IN GEORGIA, 1800-1856
One of the problems facing the genealogist is tracing persons whose names have been changed. In Georgia, alterations and changes in
names and legitimizations were made by legislative act until the Act of March 6, 1856 which gave this power to the Inferior Court of
the county of residence This Act established the procedure for adopting a child so as to render it capable of inheriting, the procedure
to change a name and the procedure for the father of an illegitimate child to render the child legitimate. The name changes listed here
give as much information as could be gleaned from the Acts of the General Assembly from 18oo to 1856. In some cases only the
previous name and the new name is given. In other cases, specifically in case of legitimizations, the names of the fathers and counties
of residence also were given. Names for which no footnotes are indicated are given in the list as a name altered and changed without a
specific reason, though in some cases it would seem that these were legitimizations. Footnote (I) has been used only if the Act states
that the child was born out of wedlock, that the father was his "reputed" father, or he was recognized as illegitimate. Where two
counties are given, the first is the place of residence of the person whose name is changed and the second is the place of residence of
the father.
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residence: Date of Act: 11-18-1802

Name changed to: Name changed from: State of Georgia:

Denmark, Malachi Malachi Moye Georgia 11-18-1802
Denmark, Redden Redden Moye Georgia 11-18-1802
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kelleyrobert9... 3 Jan 2012 11:46PM GMT 
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