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Ocklocknee Grange # 228 treasury book

Identifier: 0000-0105M

Scope and Contents

Record of receipts and disbursements of the Ocklocknee (also spelled Okloknee, Oklonee, Ochlochnee, etc.) Grange, 1873 - 1881, kept by William J. Dickey, treasurer. Records of payments of initiation fees give the names of some of the members. Pages 28 - 35 are a record of receipts and disbursements of Bethpage Sunday School, 1881 - 1902, for which Dickey was also treasurer.


  • 1873 - 1902


Biographical / Historical

William Dickey (sometimes spelled Dickie or Dicky) was born in South Carolina but at an early age came to Georgia where he experimented with various crops, including sugar cane. It is not surprising that he joined the Patrons of Husbandry, founded in 1867 to enable farmers to learn new farming methods and fight monopolistic practices, since by the 1870s nearly every state had branches, or Granges, and national membership rose rapidly. The popularity of the group fell in the 1880s, which may be why these records end in 1881.


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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States