Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers

Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Georgia. Superior Court (Putnam County).
Title: Putnam County (Ga.) Superior Court docket ledgers
Dates: 1819-1887
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet 2 oversize boxes
Coll. Number: ms3695

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from the William Reese Co. in 2011.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Execution docket, 1819-1823
2Execution docket, 1823-1830
3Criminal docket, 1841-1858
5Sheriff sale docket, 1842-1848
6Subpoena docket, 1853-1858
8Dead docket, 1873-1887