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. (http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2279)


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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

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

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

 
BoxFolder
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
 
18Genealogy
 
19Indenture, 1824
 
20Indenture, 1832
 
21Indenture, 1833
 
22Indenture, 1842
 
23Indenture, 1850
 
24Indenture, 1860
 
25Indenture, 1892
 
26Indenture, 1894
 
27Indenture, 1936
 
28Miscellaneous
 
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
 
421900's
 
43Scrapbook: South GA College
 
44Tax Material