Wilkes County slave records
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Wilkes County slave records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilkes County (Ga.)
Title: Wilkes County slave records
Dates: 1812-1861
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1781

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilkes County, Georgia is located in east central Georgia and is one of the original counties, founded 5 February 1777.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains slave bills of sale and promissory notes, related to Wilkes County, Georgia, dating from 1812 through 1861. These records are a good representation of the residents in Wilkes County, Georgia who bought and sold slaves Georgia during this time period.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Promissory notes.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia--Wilkes County.
Slave trade--Georgia--Wilkes County.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.