Ross, I don't know how your Edward Eckles, died 1829 in Wilkes County George relates to my family, but I did find some information on him about a land draw on this website:http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/books/early-records-of-ga-vol1...
"WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA] LAND LOTTERY OF 1821
The land disposed of in this lottery was obtained by treaty with the Creek Indians at Indian Springs Jan. 8, 1821, covered by five original counties at the time of survey, namely Dooly, Houston, Monroe, Henry and Fayette counties, since divided into twenty-one counties."
You have to scroll down to about the middle of the page to see the list with his name on it. Edward Eckles, Sr. and Jr. It's under "168th district or Capt. Beriah B. Reeves' district."