|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Georgia. Superior Court.|
|Title:||Georgia Superior Court, Eastern Judicial Circuit signatures|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The Georgia Eastern Judicial Circuit of the U.S. Courts was established in 1789. Chatham County was one of the counties in the circuit.
This collection consists of a document bearing the signatures of lawyers and their dates of admission to practice in the Federal Court, 1794-1832. It includes 88 signatures of Savannah lawyers. Included names are: John Glen, mayor, 1790; John Houston, mayor, 1790; W.E. Stephens, mayor and president of the board of wardens, 1790; Matt McAllister, mayor, 1790; Samuel Stirk, president of board of wardens, 1790; Jacob Waldburger, 1790; John Y. Noel, mayor, 1790; Richard Dickinson, 1790; James Whitehead, 1790; James Jackson, governor and soldier, 1790; F. Cuyler, 1791; James Jones, 1791; Sea Jones, 1791; George Walker, 1791; Peter Carnes, 1791; Lawrence Sullivan, 1791; Joseph Gibbons, Jr., 1792; George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1793; Charles Jackson, 1793; D.W. Mitchell, ex-governor and mayor, 1793; Joseph Juntingdon, 1793; Samuel Blackburn, 1793; William Williamson, 1793; E. Woodruff, 1794; Sheftall Sheftall, last survivor of Revolution in Savannah, 1794; Robert Watkins, drew first Georgia Code, 1795; G.D. Pendleton, 1795; W.W. Urquhart, 1796; Charles Harris, mayor, 1797; John P. Anderson, 1797; Robert Walker, 1797; Augusta C.G. Elholm, 1798; Henry Osborne, 1798; Edward Bacon, 1799; W.G. Bulloch, mayor; 1799; Willi M. Davis, 1799; Richard Leake, 1800; John Macpherson Berrien, a major under Washington, 1800; F.T. Flyming, 1802; Thomas U.P. Charlton, mayor and judge, 1802; Thomas Flournoy, 1802; Freeman Walker, 1802; Nick Ware, 1802; John Forsyth, ambassador to France, secretary of state and governor, 1804; Joseph H. Stevens, 1805; John Atwater, 1806; John M. Dooley, 1808; George Ker, Jr., 1810; Richard W. Habersham, congressman, 1810; G.W. Owens, mayor, 1811; John Kell, 1811; M. Houston, 1811; George B. McIntosh, 1812; Richard H. Wilde, congressman and poet, 1812; M. Edward Lloyd, 1814; James Morrison, 1814; John Shly, 1815; W.W. Holt, 1817; S.M. Bond, 1817; S. Mordecai, 1811; Bayard E. Hand, 1828; Thomas Campbell, 1832.
Material was found by a clerk of the U.S. District Court during the transfer of records.
[Item identification], Georgia Superior Court, Eastern Judicial Circuit signatures, MS 815, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of U.S. District Court, Savannah, 1932.
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: Signatures of lawyers with dates of admission to practice in the Federal Court, 1794-1832|
|Parchment. 88 signatures on the documents; all Savannah lawyers.|