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Eljiah Butts plantation account book and store ledger

Identifier: 0000-0134M

Scope and Contents

Elijah Butts's plantation account book contains 1842 - 1843 record of cotton bought by Elijah Butts, citing name of seller, description of cotton (including mark), and cost. The end of the volume documents the shipping of cotton from Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, to New York and elsewhere. Includes also 1843 - 1846 records on settling the estate of John Tomlinson, Elijah Butt's father-in-law, (recording some hirings and sales of slaves) and 1855 - 1864 records of Butts' taxable property. Arranged chronologically.

The store ledger from Elijah Butts's store in Perry, Houston County, Georgia. Ledger records merchandise sold, citing name of account, goods purchased, and cost. Arranged by name of account.


  • 1832-1865


Biographical / Historical

Elijah Butts was the son of Laura Fiske and Elijah Butts of Connecticut and moved to Georgia with his brothers in the 1830s. He appears to have been a cotton factor in Dooly Co., GA., where he owned Daphne, a plantation. He sold general merchandise at or near Perry, Houston County, Georgia.


2 Volumes

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Related Materials

Related collections: Furlow Masonic Female College Records at Lake Blackshear Regional Library, Americus, Georgia.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States