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Harry Frohock papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Frohock, Harry, 1866-1957.
Title: Harry Frohock papers
Dates: 1789-1909
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0267

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Frohock (1866-1957) lived in Camden County. He and his brother, Charles, bought a tract of land in Camden County along Crooked River, on which they began harvesting timber. W.H. Mullin, owner of a neighboring tract of land, disputed the property line and sued the Frohock brothers for the cost of the timber, $900. The lawsuit lasted from 1904 to 1909.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains deeds, plats, interrogatories, depositions, and other materials pertaining to the case of W.H. Mullen vs. Harry Frohock, Camden County Superior Court, 1904-1909. All papers except the deed of John H. McIntosh to Eliza McIntosh, 1842, concern part of the Marianna tract that belonged to John Houstoun McIntosh, Elliott Bluff tract, and Marsh Bluff tract. The materials include a detailed history of the tracts of land belonging to John H. McIntosh and Alexander Young during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Index Terms

Actions and defenses.
Camden County (Ga.)
Frohock, Charles, 1881-1970.
Frohock, Harry, 1866-1957.
Land grants.
Letters (correspondence)
Mullin, William H., 1867-1952.
Plats (maps)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Harry Frohock papers, MS 267, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Warrant and survey, Camden County, signed N.C. Barrett, 1794 October
Survey of land belonging to Alexander Elliott, 1,000 acres. Plat shows border with Alexander Young's property. Certified copy, September 24, 1887, from Records Office, Book BB, p. 137.
Item 2: Deed from Young to Mathews. Indenture, 1795 December 24
Alexander Young, Camden County to William Mathews, Oglethorpe County, tracts of land along the Crooked River for $640. Indenture describes geographic location of tract, along with land's provenance. Certified copy, July 28, 1873, from Records Office, Book C, p.371-372.
Item 3: Indenture. Alexander Elliott, Camden County, to John H. McIntosh
Regarding a tract of land on the south side of Crooked River, 1,000 acres for $200. The land was left to Alexander and his two brothers, John and James, by their father. Includes provenance of the land and diagram. Certified copy, October 26, 1874, from Records Office, Book K, p. 212-214.
Item 4: Indenture. William Craig and his wife, Mary, to John H. McIntosh, 1822 June 1
Mary was executrix of James Elliott's will. Regarding tract of land, "Mush Bluff," along the south side of Crooked River. Certified copy, October 26, 1874, from Records Office, Book L, p. 62.
Item 5: Signed testimony. Mary Craig, Camden County, 1822 June 1
Testifying that she "freely and without compulsion" signed the deed to John H. McIntosh (Item 4).
Item 6: Testament of William and Mary Craig,with notes, 1822 June 1
Item 7: Indenture. John H. McIntosh to Eliza McIntosh, 1842 July 25
Regarding tract of land, "Mush Bluff" along Crooked River, 1,000 acres and slaves for $2,500. The land will go to her and her heirs.
Item 8: Deeds, 1866-1868
1. Georgia Day, Edward Day, and J.M. Day to George T. Crabtree, March 1, 1866. Camden County tract of land, "Eliott Bluff," 700 acres bounded on the north by Crooked River, on the south by the land of S. McIntosh. 2. George T. Crabtree to Charles Orme and Fargus Wilson for tract of land, "Eliott's Bluff," January 4, 1868. Typed copy.
Item 9: Power of attorney. B.L. McIntosh, Early County appoints J.H. Dilworth, Camden County, power of attorney and the right to sell McIntosh's land in Camden County, 1868 November 10
Typed copy, 1906.
Item 10: The State v. Cato Wilson, convicted of arson, 1875 April
Camden County Superior Court. April 1875. The State v. Cato Wilson, convicted of Arson. Wilson is sentenced to three years in an Atlanta penitentiary. Typed copy from the minutes of Camden County Superior Court, October 17, 1906.
Item 11: Land grant. J.B. Gordon to Cato Wilson, 1889 May 8
Eliott Bluff, grant for land bounded by Eliott Bluff, May 8, 1889. Copy, October 24, 1906, from Register of Grants, Book AC, p.189.
Item 12: Indenture. Charles Orme to Anthony Wilson, 1884 December 18
$100 for Eliott's Bluff. Typed copy, July 10, 1903.
Item 13: Harry R. Frohock to A.D. Gail. St. Mary's, 1904 April 16
Regarding McIntosh land's current ownership.
Item 14: Injunction. Camden County Superior Court, 1905 March
H.T. McKinnon v. Harry Frohock and Charlie Frohock. Regarding expiration of lease. Typed copy.
Item 15: Alvan D. Gale to Harry Frohock. Brunswick, Ga., 1906
Item 16: Petition for injunction. Glynn County, 1906 September
W.H. Mullin et al v. Harry Frohock et al. Regarding land dispute. Frohock had purchased growing timber on Hog Hammock land tract from John H. Dilworth, agent for B.L. McIntosh, the last heir of John H. McIntosh. W.H. Mullin bough Eliott Bluff from Cato Wilson. Both Wilson and Mullin believe Frohock's land is within Eliott Bluff; Frohock argues that Hog Hammock and Eliott Bluff are separate tracts. Typed copy.
Item 17: Injunction. Camden County Superior Court, 1906 September
W.H. Mullin et al v Harry Frohock et al. Deposition of Priscilla Hubbard and Amy Jenkins. Typed copy.
Item 18: Petition and subpoena. Camden County Superior Court, 1907 October 14
W.H. Mullin v Harry and Charles Frohock. Petition for $900 for the lumber taken by Frohocks from what Mullin alleges is his land. Subpoena for Harry Frohock and Charles Frohock. Typed copy.
Item 19: Petition for re-hearing, 1907 August
Regarding lifting of restraining order on Harry and Charles Frohock because of petition for re-hearing. Typed copy.
Item 20: Unknown author to unknown recipient, 1909 February 20
Regarding Justice of the Peace named A. Smith, serving during 1884. Typed copy.
Item 21: Interrogation of A.C. Wylie, 1909 March 2
Notes on interrogation, including Wylie's responses, March 2, 1909. Typed copy.
Item 22: Interrogation of A.C. Wylie, copy
Item 23: Plats, land tract taken by John Dilworth, 1882 April 10
This document is a copy.
Item 24: Plats of James Atkinson and John Fulton grants, undated
"now the est. of J.H. McIntosh." Copy.
Item 25: Plat of Alexander Young grant, 1789 January
"Supposed to be the land alluded to as Mrs. E. McIntosh's." Surveyed January 1789. Copy.
Item 26: Plat of Mush Bluff tract, undated
Copy from Record Book K. p.213.
Item 27: Plat of Woodland grants, undated
Copy from Record Book C, p.81.
Item 28: Plat of John King grants, undated
Item 29: Plat of tract, "now Col. Hallows", undated
This document is a copy.
Item 30: Survey (partial) made by Randolph McGillis showing Eliott Bluff tract location, undated
This document is a copy.
Item 31: Envelope with notes
Item 32: Envelope to plats of McIntosh lands, undated