Chatham County Superior Court civil minute book
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Chatham County Superior Court civil minute book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)
Title: Chatham County Superior Court civil minute book
Dates: 1847-1850
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1748

Biographical/Historical Note

For several decades after the American Revolution (1775-1783), Georgia was the only state that did not have a supreme court to review the decisions made by the trial courts. Until then, the courts were divided regionally. The Supreme Court was not established until 1845. George Walton (c.1749-1804) served in many political roles in Georgia during and after the Revolutionary War. He was elected to the Provincial Congress and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1776 where he was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. After the Revolution, he served as Chief Justice of Georgia, 1783-1786, as Governor in 1789 and later as a U.S. Senator and justice of the state supreme court.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the 1847-1850 civil minute book of the Chatham County, Georgia, Superior Court.

This collection is on the same roll as X-1741-01; it appears as the second item on the roll.

This minute book was microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1967.

Index Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia. Superior Court (Chatham County)
Judicial records.
Minute books.

Location of Originals

Original minute book in the possession of the clerk of the Superior Court, Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Chatham County Superior Court civil minute book, MS 1748, 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



1X-1307-12. Chatham County Superior Court civil minute book, 1847-1850
On same roll as MS 1307.