Chapman family papers

Chapman family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Chapman family
Title: Chapman family papers
Dates: 1818-1926
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2397

Biographical/Historical Note

The small town of Ludowici, incorporated in 1905, remains the only incorporated municipality in rural Long County, located in east Georgia

Development progressed slowly in this agricultural region until the 1840s, when the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad, running from Savannah to the western sections of the state, cut through the area. Near the cotton plantation of Allen Johnston, the railroad established a stop referred to as "Four and a Half." A railroad station was built across the tracks from Johnston's home, and a small village known as Johnston Station developed around it. The Johnston Station area remained heavily agricultural into the twentieth century, with farms and timberlands owned primarily by the Johnston, Baggs, and Chapman families.

-- Ludowici. The New Georgia Encyclopedia. (

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of miscellaneous family materials including correspondence (1860-1926), legal records (1824-1870), financial records (1830-1900), indentures (1824-1926), and plats (1818-1892) of a Georgia family centered in Ludovici [sic] (Ludowici), Ga. The collection includes a one-page genealogy of the Chapman family.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Chapman family
Chapman family -- Correspondence
Chapman family -- Genealogy
Financial records.
Legal documents--Georgia--Ludowici.
Legal documents.
Ludowici (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Plats (maps)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chapman family papers. MS 2397. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 5 Mar. 1860
2Correspondence, 28 Nov. 1860
3Correspondence, 18 Mar. 1862?
4Correspondence, 1 June 1868
5Correspondence, 6 July 1872
6Correspondence, 1875
7Correspondence, 5 Dec. 1878
8Correspondence, 1 May 1926
9Court records, misc., 1824
10Court records, misc., 1842
11Court records, misc., 1843
12Court records, misc., 1845
13Court records, misc., 1846
14Court records, misc., 1867
15Empty envelopes
16Fifa, 1862
17Fifa, 1870
19Indenture, 1824
20Indenture, 1832
21Indenture, 1833
22Indenture, 1842
23Indenture, 1850
24Indenture, 1860
25Indenture, 1892
26Indenture, 1894
27Indenture, 1936
29Plat, 1818
30Plat, 1818
31Plat, 1836
32Plat, 1869
33Plat, 1890
34Plat, 1892
35Receipts, 1830's
36Receipts, 1840's
37Receipts, 1850's
38Receipts, 1860's
39Receipts, 1870's
40Receipts, 1880's
41Receipts, 1890's
43Scrapbook: South GA College
44Tax Material