|Creator:||Eppinger, Edward, b. 1835|
|Creator:||Eppinger, James, b. 1790|
|Creator:||Eppinger, John, 1765-1823|
|Title:||James Eppinger family papers|
|Quantity:||4.6 Linear feet (4 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 flat boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of James Eppinger and the Eppinger family of Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia from 1807-1899. The majority of the collection relates to James Eppinger and includes letterbooks (1830-1869, with gaps), a journal (1834), and a property book (1851-1859) containing entries listing property bought and sold in Georgia; birth, death and sales of slaves; cash accounts for sales and purchases. The materials document Eppinger's business activities including the cotton trade, Georgia land sales, plantation management and farming, his service in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1841), his law practice, Georgia politics, and Reconstruction. The papers also include a form book (1854) containing examples of various legal documents; a cash book (1807-1812) of John Eppinger with clippings laid in over the accounts; a legal ledger (1890-1899) of Edward Eppinger listing the client's name, court case, activities, and charges; and two remedy books (n.d.) containing recipes for ink, soap, etc. as well as remedies for various illnesses.|
James Eppinger (b. 1790), banker, lawyer, and Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1841) of Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia. Other family members include James' father John Eppinger (1765-1823) and son Edward Eppinger (b. 1835).
Arranged by record type.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
James Eppinger family papers. MS 2713. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.