Fanny Hickman emancipation act
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Fanny Hickman emancipation act

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Governor.
Title: Fanny Hickman emancipation act
Dates: 1834-1840
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1760

Biographical/Historical Note

Fanny Hickman, along with her children John, Grove, Henry, William, Hetty, Eliza, and Frank, were granted freedom from slavery in 1840. Her emancipation paperwork mentions her intermarriage with Paschal Hickman.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a photocopy of an "Act of Manumission" freeing Fanny Hickman and her children from slavery in Burke County, Georgia, in 1834. The act is signed by Governor Wilson Lumpkin. The act was filed six years later in 1840 and signed by Governor Charles J. McDonald.

Index Terms

Free blacks--Georgia--Burke County.
Free papers.
Georgia--Race relations.
Georgia. Governor.
Hickman, Fanny.
Hickman, Paschal.
Slavery--Georgia--Burke County.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

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