Lancelot Johnston papers
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Lancelot Johnston papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Johnston, Lancelot, 1790-1866.
Title: Lancelot Johnston papers
Dates: 1820-1866
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0434

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Caswell County, North Carolina, Lancelot Johnston moved to Georgia was a resident of Morgan County. He married Margaret Jones. Johnston is credited with having perfected the process of extracting oil from cotton seed. He also invented the cotton seed huller.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three deeds, two for land in Madison, Georgia, and one in Morgan County, Georgia, all to Lancelot Johnston, as well as a court order for Coleman Strange to pay Lancelot Johnston mortgage and interest, 1823, and a suit for debt, Lancelot Johnston vs. Baldwin Copeland and John F. Johnson, 1866.

Index Terms

Debtor and creditor.
Johnston, Lancelot, 1790-1866.
Madison (Ga.)
Morgan County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lancelot Johnston papers, MS 434, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Herman A. Schindler, 1952.


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: Deed, William W. Baldwin of Oglethorpe County to Lancelot Johnston of Morgan County half of two lots in Madison, Georgia, 1820 December 15 ( 2.0 p. )
Item 2: Deed, Edward Butler to Lancelot Johnston, both of Morgan County, lots 74, 75, 76 in Madison, Georgia, 1823 January 23 ( 2.0 p. )
Item 3: Morgan County Superior Court. Court Order, 1823 ( 2.0 p. )
September Term. Coleman Strange on petition of Lancelot Johnston is ordered to pay up mortgage and interest or forfeit property in Morgan County, described in the order.
Item 4: Deed, Thomas and Judith McCartan to Lancelot Johnston, of Morgan County, a tract in the 5th District of Morgan County (formerly Baldwin), 1826 November 4 ( 2.0 p. )
Item 5: Morgan County Superior Court. Suit for debt, Lancelot Johnston vs. Baldwin Copeland and John F. Johnson; judgment for the plaintiff, 1866 ( 2.0 p. )
September Term. Torn, with part missing.