William Gibbons account book
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William Gibbons account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Gibbons, William, 1754-1804.
Title: William Gibbons account book
Dates: 1803-1816
Extent: 0.23 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0304

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gibbons (1754-1804) was the son of Savannah, Georgia planter, William Gibbons (1726-1800). Gibbons served as a representative of Chatham County in the Georgia General Assembly, 1783-1786. Gibbons owned land on Bull Town Swamp in St. Andrew's Parish, about twelve miles from Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

The William Gibbons account book (1803-1816) was kept by William Gibbons from March 3, 1803 until April 12, 1804, just prior to his death. Acting as executor of Gibbons' estate, his brother Barach Gibbons maintained the account book from April 24, 1804 until November 5, 1804. Further entries were made on May 13, 1816 by Gibbons' nephew Noble Wimberley Jones, Executor. The account book contains approximately 35 receipts for such items as a coffin, a horse, lumber for house repairs, rental payments, and other unidentified goods or services. Signatures in the account book include members of the Telfair and Bolton families.

Index Terms

Account books.
Financial records.
Gibbons, Barach.
Gibbons, William, 1754-1804.
Jones, Noble Wymberly, 1787-1818.
Signatures (names)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Gibbons account book, MS 304, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline Meldrim, 1954.


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.


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