|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)|
|Title:||Chatham County Superior Court records|
|Extent:||(1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet|
|Collection materials are in English.|
For several decades after the American Revolution (1775-1783), Georgia was the only state that did not have a supreme court to review the decisions made by the trial courts. Until then, the courts were divided regionally. The Supreme Court was not established until 1845. George Walton (c.1749-1804) served in many political roles in Georgia during and after the Revolutionary War. He was elected to the Provincial Congress and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1776 where he was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolution, he served as Chief Justice of Georgia, 1783-1786, as Governor in 1789 and later as a U.S. Senator and justice of the state supreme court.
This collection includes petitions to the Chief Justice of Georgia, George Walton, and the Assistant Judges for the County of Chatham. Some of the papers are printed forms, while others are entirely in manuscript. All of them are signed by George Walton as Chief Justice. The papers originated in Chatham County Superior Court.
[Item identification], Chatham County Superior Court records, MS 139, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of P.F Hoag, 1957 (Item 3)
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
|Item 1: Jonathon Clarke v. Jane Field and others, to recover a debt. March Court, 1783|
|Item 2: Noble Wimberley Jones v. Ellenor Patton, to recover rent. March Court, 1783|
|Item 3: Mary Lancaster, Adms. of estate of Charles Cope and Jeremiah Cope, her husband v. Lewis Cope, to recover a debt. October Court, 1783|
|Item 4: Perry Wikoff and Isaac Wikoff v. Peter Taarling, Adms. of estate of Jonathon Cochran, to recover a debt. October Court, 1783|
|Item 5: Mathias Ash v. Francis Paris, to recover a debt. October Court, 1783|