Charles C. Jones, Jr. bill of sale
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Charles C. Jones, Jr. bill of sale

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893.
Title: Charles C. Jones, Jr. bill of sale
Dates: 1860
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1578

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. (1831-1893) was born in Savannah, Georgia and educated at Princeton and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Savannah as a junior partner with John Elliott Ward and served as Savannah's mayor from 1860-1861. After the Civil War, he became one of Georgia's most prolific historians.

Ann Barrow (d. 1862) and her younger sister, Isabella (d. 1865), daughters of John and Ann Barrow, were born in Savannah, Georgia. John Barrow and his wife immigrated to the United States from Ireland, and Mr. Barrow was a successful and respected planter in Savannah. He had been in Savannah a number of years before he died on December 15, 1810 at the age of 66 in his home near Spring Hill, Georgia. His widowed wife also died at the age of 66 on August 25, 1815. The two daughters lived the remainder of their lives off their father's wealth, and neither of them ever married. The entire family is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

Charles A. Magill (1816-1877), a merchant, moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1849. He was involved in a variety of businesses in Savannah until his death.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains of a bill of sale filed with the Clerks Office of the Chatham County Superior Court on November 19, 1860 by Charles C. Jones, Jr., who served as trustee for Miss Ann E. Barrow. The consideration authorizes the sale of three of Miss Barrow's slaves to Charles A. Magill for $1400. The three slaves were a family consisting of a mother, Catherine, who was approximately 23 years old, and her two daughters, Sarah, who was three years old, and a younger daughter who was one year old.

Index Terms

Barrow, Ann E., d. 1862.
Bills of sale.
Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893.
Magill, Charles A., 1816-1877.
Slave trade--Georgia--Chatham County.
Slavery--Georgia--Chatham County.
Slaves--Georgia--Chatham County.
Women slaves--Georgia--Chatham County.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles C. Jones, Jr. bill of sale, MS 1578, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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1Bill of sale, 1860