Bulloch County, Georgia land records

Bulloch County, Georgia land records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Barclay, John, 1749-1816
Creator: Dundas, James
Creator: Hall, John
Creator: Kugler, Benjamin
Creator: Mackay, George
Creator: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Creator: Nicholson, John, 1757-1800
Creator: Nixon, John, 1733-1808
Creator: North American Land Company.
Creator: Ryan, Charles
Creator: Slater, Samuel, 1768-1835
Creator: Stephenson, Eben S.
Creator: Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821
Title: Bulloch County, Georgia land records
Dates: 1793-1856
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a folio bound volume of well over one hundred sheets containing the brief of title to 213,505 acres of "Yellow Pine Timberland in Bulloch County, Georgia, between the Canouchee and Ogeechee rivers." Included are copies of all land transactions pertaining to this property from 1793 until 1856 as follows: Charles Ryan to John Hall, 12 October 1793; John Hall to Robert Morris and John Nicholson, 10 May 1794; Robert Morris and John Nicholson to Thomas Willing, John Nixon and John Barclay, Trustees of the North American Land Co., 5 March 1795; Heirs of John Barclay to James Dundas and Benjamin Kugler, 17 June 1845; James Dundas and Benjamin Kugler to Samuel Slater, 25 August 1852; Samuel Slater to George Mackay, 26 August 1852; George Mackay to Eben S. Stephenson 10 June 1856. There is also a detailed hand-drawn plot of the acrage, transcripts of indentures, and accounts of each individual tract.
Coll. Number: ms1263

Biographical/Historical Note

When it was formed in 1796 as Georgia's twenty-first county, Bulloch County consisted of more than 500,000 acres of pine trees and fields of sandy soil. The county gave up some of its territory when Georgia's legislature created the neighboring counties of Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins. Today the county covers an area of 682 square miles.

Southern Pine grows in a vast band across the Southern United States, from East Texas to Virginia. In fact, it's a rare county that doesn't contain a representative of one of the four main species: shortleaf, longleaf, loblolly or slash. Lumber from all four is marketed as Southern Pine (or Southern Yellow Pine) and graded in accordance with the grading rules of the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB), approved by the American Lumber Standard Committee. Southern Pine Council website http://www.southernpine.com (Retrieved February 9, 2009)


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Forest landowners--Georgia--Bulloch County.
Land titles--Georgia--Bulloch County.
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Georgia--Bulloch County.
Yellow pines--Georgia--Bulloch County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bulloch County, Georgia land records, 1793-1856. MS 1263. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Land records