In the early
days of Social Security many people, especially in the south,
were faced with a major problem.
They had no birth certificate. In order to collect benifits they needed some sort of proof of their birth.
There was a mad rush to the court houses to apply for delayed certificates. In some cases they were asked
to provide not only the names of their parents but the ages of same when the applicant was born. Many of the
forms show the place of birth of the parents. These old files are a treasure trove for family genealogists,
both black and white, as the forms required a declaration of race as well. To this has been added data from old
voters registration cards which contain varying amounts of information from birth date to parents names.
following records are taken from applications for delayed birth
certificates filed in the Calhoun County Court House.
The applications have been abstracted through the year 1910.
Homer (b), born 27 Mar 1903, Calhoun Co.,
Father: Charlie Whitehead, age 51, born Calhoun Co.; Mother: Roberta Stamper, age 38, born Calhoun Co.
Whitehead, Samuel (b), born 28 Aug 1893, Calhoun Co.,
Father: Charlie Whitehead, age 42, born Calhoun Co.; Mother: Roberta Stamper, age 29, born Calhoun Co.
Whitehead, Saul (b), born 2 Feb 1898, Calhoun Co.,
Father: Charlie Whitehead, age 47, born Calhoun Co.; Mother: Roberta Stamper, age 34, born Calhoun Co.
Co. GA. Births before 1911
firstname.lastname@example.org Kathryn Graham, submitter, and provided to us by Linda Asbury