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Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers

Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers
Creator: Georgia. Superior Court (Putnam County)
Inclusive Dates: 1819-1887
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet 2 oversize boxes
Collection Number: ms3695
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Putnam County is a county located in Georgia, the county seat of which is Eatonton.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the court dockets for the Superior Court of Putnam County, Georgia. The information in the ledgers includes types of crimes; monetary recompense; and names of plaintiffs, defendants, and judges. The Criminal Docket lists various crimes such as, "keeping open a tippling house on Sabbath," "assault with intent to murder," "counterfeiting," and "furnishing a slave with spirituous liquor." The Sheriff sale ledger lists the property owner and their property to be sold, sometimes including slave names.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers, ms3695, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the William Reese Co. in 2011.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Civil court records.
Public records -- Georgia -- Putnam County.
Putnam County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Execution docket, 1819-1823
1Execution docket, 1823-1830
1Criminal docket, 1841-1858
5Sheriff sale docket, 1842-1848
5Subpoena docket, 1853-1858
5Dead docket, 1873-1887