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John Newton real estate account book

Identifier: 0000-0214M-a

Scope and Contents

A record of real estate transactions in Georgia lands, especially those distributed in the 1818, 1827, and 1832 Georgia land lotteries. Counties covered are: Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Coweta, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Habersham, Irwin, Lee, Lumpkin, Murray, Muscogee, Paulding, Rabun, Randolph, Stewart, Troup, and Union.

Scope and Contents

Includes additional other entries on lumber and other business interests, such as bridges, churches, gasworks, gold mines, marble, post offices, steam engines, and the Watkinsville Mills (with a valuation by Robert Holiday).


  • 1842 - 1877


Biographical / Historical

John Newton of Athens, Clarke Co., GA, appears to have been in the lumber and hardware business in his early years. He traded largely in Georgia lands, specializing in what had been original Cherokee County land lots, but also buying and selling in all counties. Many of his sales were made on credit, which accounts for the large number of notes he owned. Later he traded in Alabama land warrants and then in Missouri land warrants. In 1858 his tax return showed his property valued at nearly $185,000.


1 Volumes

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Arranged randomly (indexed).

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States