Bulloch County - Justice of the Peace Court - Civil Dockets
Scope and Contents
Civil dockets are used by the Justice and Superior Courts to document civil complaints filed in the Justice Court and judgment resulting from such complaints. The information each bound volume provides includes: (1) date and term of court; (2) Georgia Militia District name or number; (3) names of plaintiffs and defendants; (4) type of case involved; (5) constable's entry concerning service of copy of complaint on defendant; (6) enumeration of Justice's and Constable's cost; (7) remarks; (8) nature of judgment rendered, and (9) names of attorneys (which are rarely listed). Most of the cases involved collection of debts relating to promissory notes or unpaid accounts.
- Created: 1882-1940
- Bulloch County (Ga.) (Organization)
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Language of Materials
Entries are arranged and listed in chronological order by the case number within each term of court but often there are variations. The dockets are arranged in chronological order and are listed by the inclusive dates of their entries. The dockets created in the 20th, but not the 19th, century contain indexes arranged and listed alphabetically by the initial letter of the plaintiff's surname.
- Bulloch County - Justice of the Peace Court - Civil Dockets
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