Crbappold, you can check the public records with the recorder of deeds (aka County Recorder) and the Tax Commissioner's offices in your County. Some of this information may be available online from your County Tax Commissioner. You can use the link below for Fulton County.
You can look up teh tax card in the city or towns assessors office, this often has the name of previous owners and their purchase price . You could also conduct a search of the deed and reserach more info that way
Likely the best source of this information would be refering to the local tax records. This is public information that you could have access and should at least provide you with some of the information. However, if you are researching a home witha 150 year history, it may be a bit difficult.