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Franklin County - Carnesville City Clerk - Civil Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-20-067
Scope and Contents This series consists of a single bound volume which documents the civil complaints filed in this court for the inclusive dates listed below. Information presented in this volume includes: (1) names of attorneys (2) case number (3) names of litigants (4) type of charges complained of (5) disposition of case (6) date and term of court (7) remarks (often not given).
Dates: Created: 1902-1917
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Carnesville City Clerk - Criminal Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 159-20-002
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes which document the criminal complaints filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed below. Information presented in these volumes includes the (1) date and term of court, (2) names of defendants, (3) names of attorneys involved, (4) type of complaint charged against defendants, (5) disposition of cases and (6) case numbers. Some of the charges filed against the defendants include those of selling liquor without a license, selling liquor within three...
Dates: Created: 1890-1917
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Carnesville City Clerk - Minute Books

 Series
Identifier: 159-20-065
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes which document civil and criminal complaints filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed. Information presented in these volumes includes: (1) date and term of court (2) names of litigants (3) type of charge complained of (4) judgement rendered (5) names of jurors hearing the case. Some of the charges complained of in civil cases include those of collecting on promissory notes and accounts. Some of the criminal charges complained of include those...
Dates: Created: 1900-1917
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Carnesville City Clerk - Writ Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-20-066
Scope and Contents Writ dockets contain legal orders issued by the court commanding the person to whom they are directed to perform or refrain from performing a specified act. This series is composed of a single bound volume containing such orders associated with civil complaints filed in the court. Information presented in this volume includes: (1) name of litigants (2) type of charge complained of (3) orders (writs) issued to specified city or county officials (Sheriffs) to remedy such complaints (4) date that...
Dates: Created: 1901-1906
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - County Court - Criminal Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-03-046
Scope and Contents This series is composed of a single bound volume which documents the criminal complaints filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed below. Information presented in this volume includes (1) date and term of court, (2) names of attorneys involved, (3) names of defendants, (4) type of complaint charged against the defendants, (5) disposition of case and (6) case number (often not given). Some of the complaints charged against these defendants include assault and battery, selling mortgaged...
Dates: Created: 1895-1901
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - County Officers - Civil and Criminal Cost Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-12-047
Scope and Contents This series consists of a single bound volume which documents the court costs in civil and criminal cases filed in the Superior Court of Franklin County and the City Court of Carnesville for the inclusive dates listed. Information includes: (1) names of attorneys; (2) names of litigants; (3) charge complained of; (4) remarks; (5) receipts; (6) date and term of court, and (7) an enumeration of court costs. The criminal charges presented include those of selling liquor, larceny from the house,...
Dates: Created: 1895-1904
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - County Officers - Misc. Records

 Series
Identifier: 159-12-057
Dates: Created: 1898-1931
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Inferior Court - Court Record Drafts

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-081
Scope and Contents The Inferior Court, a common law court, was established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789. The court had a dual function, to administrate probate and hear minor cases, and when sitting for county purposes, to conduct county business. A constitutional amendment of 1852 provided for a separate court of ordinary for each county which took on the inferior court's probate functions. This series of unbound records consists of: (1) notations to the county treasurer for payment of...
Dates: Created: 1790-1909
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Justice of Peace Court - Dockets

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Identifier: 159-04-038
Scope and Contents This series consists of ledgers containing the parties in litigation, amount of judgement plus interest and court costs, and date judgement was satisfied.
Dates: Created: 1826-1892
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Poor School Commission - Commissioner's Minutes

 Series
Identifier: 159-08-034
Scope and Contents Poor schools were early school systems set up by the county to educate the children of citizens unable to send their children to private schools. In 1837, the General Assembly provided for Commissioners of the Common School in Cobb County, and in 1859 county boards of education were created. This series consists of minutes of the actions and decisions of the county Poor School Commissioners.
Dates: Created: 1852-1862
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Poor School Commission - Poor School Census

 Series
Identifier: 159-08-033
Scope and Contents This series consists of volumes recording the children and their parents for each school.
Dates: Created: 1844-1870
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Poor School Commission - Poor School Funds Register

 Series
Identifier: 159-08-035
Scope and Contents This series contains a book in which the Commission noted funds appropriated for the poor schools and how they were expended.
Dates: Created: 1823-1860
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Elections

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-079
Scope and Contents The Inferior Court, a common law court, was established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789. The court had a dual function, to administrate probate and hear minor cases, and when sitting for county purposes, to conduct county business. A constitutional amendment of 1852 provided for a separate court of ordinary for each county which took on the inferior court's probate functions. This series of unbound records contains information concerning elections. Information found in the...
Dates: Created: 1830-1910
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Estate Bond Books

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Identifier: 159-02-037
Scope and Contents This series contains bound miscellaneous estate bonds including administrators' bonds, guardians' bonds, masters' bonds, temporary administrators' bonds, and bonds of indemnity by heirs.
Dates: Created: 1853-1880
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Estate Record Books

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Identifier: 159-02-027
Scope and Contents The administration of estates of deceased persons in Georgia was overseen by the Inferior Court, a common law court established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789. A constitutional amendment of 1852 provided for a separate court of ordinary for each county which took on the inferior court's probate function. This series contains: (1) annual returns, (2) inventories and appraisements, (3) returns on sales of property, (4) settlements, (5) guardians' bonds, and (6)...
Dates: Created: 1790-1878
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Estate Records

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Identifier: 159-02-001
Scope and Contents This series consists of original unbound estate records filed with the Franklin County Court of Ordinary covering a date span from 1786 to 1916. Most of these papers were submitted by administrators or executors of estates to the Ordinary, in accordance with the law, to document the settlement of estates of deceased citizens. Generally included are: (1) administrator's bonds, (2) inventories, (3) appraisement of estates, and (4) sale bills. Frequently found are: (1) guardian's bonds, (2)...
Dates: Created: 1786-1916
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Estrays

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Identifier: 159-02-040
Scope and Contents An estray is a domestic animal which has strayed away from its owner's custody. When a freeholder takes up any estray domestic animal he is required to file with the court of ordinary an appraisement and description of the animal, and an affidavit that his statements are correct. This series contains the person's name and a description of the animal in question and the date registered.
Dates: Created: 1792-1826
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Ex-Confederate Loyalty Oaths

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Identifier: 159-02-004
Scope and Contents Following the surrender of the Confederacy, a bill was passed by Congress and signed by President Andrew Johnson. It stated that it would "grant to all persons who have, directly or indirectly, participated in the existing rebellion [with certain exceptions] amnesty and pardon, with restoration of all rights of property, except as to slaves and [legal proceedings already instituted]... These "loyalty oaths" were signed by individuals in their county of residence. They stated, "I,__________,...
Dates: Other: Dummy Date
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - General Tax of 1798

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Identifier: 159-02-082
Scope and Contents This series consists of the 2nd half of a volume (reversed) containing the General Tax of 1798 which was imposed by law for the support of the government. While every county was so taxed, few records exist to show how this tax was collected. The tax was complicated and generally levied on things like billiard tables, gambling tables, physicians, stock in trade, factors and brokers, and other items. Only in extreme destitution or infirmity was a person exempt from paying. This volume has an...
Dates: Created: 1798 - 1798
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Homesteads

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Identifier: 159-02-023
Scope and Contents Homestead laws provided for the exemption of a certain amount of property, both realty and personalty, and of certain tools from levy and sale for debt. The exemptions were obtained in the court of ordinary. The records give information as to the name of the petitioner, the size of his family, size and shape of his real property confirmed by the county surveyor by a plat of survey, and a schedule of personal property desired to be exempted.
Dates: Created: 1868-1904
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Inferior Court Case Files

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-077
Scope and Contents The Inferior Court, a common law court, was established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1798. The court had a dual function, to administer probate and hear minor cases, and when sitting for county purposes, to conduct county business. A constitutional amendment of 1852 provided for a separate court of ordinary for each county which took on the inferior court's probate functions. This series of unbound records consists of: (1) Assumpsits; (2) attachments; (3) affidavits (4) fi...
Dates: Created: 1785-1900
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Liquor Registers

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Identifier: 159-02-028
Scope and Contents This series contains name of party registering to sell spirituous liquor, place of business, date of registration and date of notification of collector.
Dates: Created: 1882-1884
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Marriage Books

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-024
Scope and Contents Marriage licenses in Georgia were issued by the clerk of the Inferior Court, a common law court established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789. Beginning in 1805, the minister or justice performing the ceremony was required by law to certify that the marriage had taken place, either on a separate certificate or on the marriage license itself, and return the license to the clerk, who then recorded it in a marriage book. This series contains the books with the record copy of the...
Dates: Created: 1805-1850
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Marriage Records

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Identifier: 159-02-003
Scope and Contents This series contains two chief types of records. The first is the marriage license proper which changed its format considerably over the span of 85 years. Despite these changes, however, the informational content has remained remarkably consistent. The first part consists of the license to marry signed by the county ordinary or the clerk of the Inferior Court and contains the names of the bride and groom and the dates. The second part consists of a certification on the part of the official...
Dates: Created: 1806-1905
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Marriage Register

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Identifier: 159-02-064
Dates: Created: 1875-1876
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Minutes

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Identifier: 159-02-039
Scope and Contents This series includes records of minor civil cases brought before the court as well as discussion of county business. Also, the court administered the probate of estate records. Information found in this series includes: (1) names of litigants and verdict, (2) discussion and allocation of funding for building of roads and bridges, courthouse construction and repairs, appointment of commissioners, and (3) listing of jurors. Also included are the orders by the court for recording of estate...
Dates: Created: 1786-1875
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Misc. Inferior Court Business Files

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-078
Scope and Contents The Inferior Court, a common law court, was established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789. The court had a dual function, to administrate probate and hear minor cases, and when sitting for county purposes, to conduct county business. A constitutional amendment of 1852 provided for a separate court of ordinary for each county which took on the inferior court's probate functions. This series of unbound records consists of thirteen folders dealing exclusively with the...
Dates: Created: 1810-1910
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Pauper Records

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Identifier: 159-02-083
Scope and Contents Pauper applications give information about the individuals and often describe the unusual circumstances that rendered them indigent. Other records for paupers show fund disbursements such as funeral payments and medical expenses, or when the pauper changed his residence.
Dates: Created: 1792-1904
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Pension Records (Different Periods)

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-075
Dates: Created: 1828-1867
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Spiritous Liquor Retailers Oath Books

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Identifier: 159-02-029
Scope and Contents This series contains the oaths of retailers of spirituous liquors stating that they will not sell any liquors to slaves or free persons of color without the consent of the owners or employers. After the Civil War the oaths pertain to the prohibition of the sale of liquors to minors both white and Colored (African American, Black).
Dates: Created: 1860-1881
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Probate Court - Treasurer's Fee Book

 Series
Identifier: 159-02-025
Scope and Contents The Inferior Court was a common law court established in each county by the Georgia Constitution of 1789 which handled petty civil and criminal cases. These books are the County Treasurer's records certifying to the Inferior Court that fees were paid into the county treasury for such things as: 1) licenses for the sale of spirituous liquors; 2) fines for failure to perform repair work on roads; 3) taxes, and 4) retail licenses.
Dates: Created: 1849-1875
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Case Files

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Identifier: 159-01-041
Scope and Contents The case files comprising this series are arranged in both alphabetical and numerical (by case number) sequences. Often, the term of court in which a case is heard is not indicated on the papers of that case. In such cases, the material is filed in chronological order by latest date appearing on the papers. Some of the case files are missing and some terms of court are not represented.The case files are further arranged by type, either criminal or civil. A large portion of the...
Dates: Created: 1790-1938
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Civil Cost Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-048
Scope and Contents This series consists of a single bound volume which documents the court costs in civil cases filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed below. Information presented in this volume includes the: (1) date and term of court, (2) names of attorneys, (3) names of litigants, (4) type of charges complained of, (5) itemized bills of cost, and (6) receipts. The types of charges presented include: (1) collecting on promissory notes and accounts, (2) complaints for lands, (3) mortgage foreclosures,...
Dates: Created: 1909-1915
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Criminal Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-045
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes which document the criminal complaints filed in the court. Information presented in these volumes includes the: (1) date and term of court, (2) names of attorneys involved, (3) names of defendants, (4) type of complaints charged against the defendants, (5) disposition of each case, and (6) case number. Some of the charges filed against these defendants include (1) adultery and fornication, (2) keeping a disorderly house, (3) assault with intent to...
Dates: Created: 1889-1940
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Deed and Mortgage Indexes

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-020
Scope and Contents This series contains indices to deeds and mortgages of the Superior Court of Franklin County. See also RGSGSERIES 159 - 1 - 56, Security Deed and Realty Mortgage Register, 1925 - 1938.
Dates: Created: 1785 - 1860
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Deeds and Mortgages

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Identifier: 159-01-021
Scope and Contents This series consists of transcriptions of deeds and mortgages showing land transactions that were recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court. Types of deeds may be: (1) fi fa (sheriff's); (2) administrator; (3) quit claim; (4) guardian; (5) probate; (6) security; and (7) trust. In some cases, deeds to slaves may be recorded. Information recorded includes: (1) date of instrument; (2) contracting parties; (3) purchase price; (4) legal description of property; (5) county; (6)...
Dates: Created: 1785-1904
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Execution Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-055
Scope and Contents Execution dockets document the recorded civil complaints filed in the court involving financial matters and the judgments resulting from such complaints. Information presented in these volumes includes the: (1) name of attorneys, (2) case number (rarely assigned), (3) names of litigants, (4) an enumeration of the capital, interest, attorney's fees, Clerk's costs and Sheriff's costs, (5) the name of the person to whom the fi fa was issued to for the collection of the debt (usually given to...
Dates: Created: 1919-1955
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Filing Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-054
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes which document the names of the mortgagors (grantors) and mortgagees (grantees) recorded in this court for the inclusive dates listed below and is very similar to RGSGSERIES 159 - 1 - 44, Indexes to the Mortgage Records. Information presented in these volumes includes: (1) name of grantor and grantee, (2) type of instrument used, and (3) month, day, year, and hour such grant was filed in office. Types of instruments used are usually deeds and mortgages,...
Dates: Created: 1890-1909
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - General Execution Records

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-049
Scope and Contents This series consists of bound volumes which document the complaints filed in the Justice, Superior or Municipal Court in or of Franklin County. Information presented in these volumes includes: (1) name of defendant, (2) name of plaintiff (3) court in which complaint was originally filed, (4) date of judgement, (5) date of execution, (6) an enumeration of the principal, interest, attorney's fees and court costs, (7) date the complaint was entered on this docket, and (8) disposition of case....
Dates: Created: 1890-1936
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Grand Jury Presentments

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-042
Scope and Contents The county grand jury, at each term of court, reviews the business affairs of the county's government and makes recommendations concerning certain improvements the county officers could make. Among the more prominent business affairs reviewed by the grand jury are the condition of roads, bridges and public buildings, the financial condition of the county treasury and the books of the various other county officials. Although the time span in which these presentments are grouped is long, the...
Dates: Created: 1797-1924
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Issue Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-050
Scope and Contents Issue dockets contain information which documents the claims of individuals against the property of other litigants. This series is composed of bound volumes of such dockets. Information includes: (1) date and term of court, (2) names of attorneys, (3) case number, (4) names of litigants, (5) type of charge complained of, (6) remarks, and (7) disposition of the case. Most of the criminal cases involved condemnation proceedings of automobiles and other vehicles seized as contraband. The...
Dates: Created: 1903-1933
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Juror Lists

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Identifier: 159-01-030
Scope and Contents Georgia's first constitution of 1777 established a general trial court in each of the state's eight counties to be known as a "superior court" (in contrast to the limited jurisdiction of inferior courts). Presently, the superior courts are the state's highest ranking courts with original and general jurisdiction. The records of this series show the names of jurors arranged chronologically by term.
Dates: Created: 1854-1905
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Land Grants

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Identifier: 159-01-022
Scope and Contents This series consists of plats of surveys which show dimensions, geographic bearings, acreage, streams, the name of the grantee and the names of his neighbors. The clerk of the Superior Court is in charge of recording land transactions by transcribing the pertinent legal instruments such as deeds and their corresponding plats of survey. In this case, only the plats were transcribed, since the underlying land transactions were not committed between two individuals, but between the State of...
Dates: Created: 1784-1857
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Minutes

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-058
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes which document the civil and criminal complaints filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed below. The volumes also include Grand Jury presentments which deal with county business matters. Information presented in these volumes relating to civil and criminal complaints includes: (1) date and term of court; (2) names of litigants; (3) type of charge in the complaint, and (4) judgement rendered. Some of the civil complaints include libel for...
Dates: Created: 1814-1909
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Misc. Superior Court Records

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-059
Dates: Created: 1787-1944
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Mortgage Record Indexes

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-044
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes that contain indexes to the recorded mortgages and indentures filed in RGSGSERIES 159 - 1 - 43. Information presented in these volumes includes: (1) name of mortgagor; (2) name of mortgagee (filed in reverse order section); (3) month, day, year and hour of filing; (4) date of instrument; (5) date instrument was recorded, and (6) book and page number in which the instrument was recorded. Entries are arranged and listed, within each volume, in alphabetical...
Dates: Created: 1914-1935
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Mortgages

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-043
Scope and Contents This series is composed of bound volumes of recorded promissory notes and indentures which document the mortgages filed in the court for the inclusive dates listed. Information presented includes: (1) names of mortgagors and mortgagees (2) dates transaction was agreed to; (3) an enumeration of the amounts of money and interest involved; (4) a description of the properties so mortgaged; (5) names of the clerks and witnesses who recorded the mortgages, (6) the dates mortgages were recorded. Some...
Dates: Created: 1887-1922
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Motion Docket

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-052
Scope and Contents Motion dockets document cases which are decided by the judge without intervention of a jury. This series consists of a single bound volume containing such cases and presents information which includes: (1) names of attorneys; (2) case number; (3) names of litigants; (4) types of charges complained of; (5) date and term of court, and (6) disposition of case. Some of the charges in these complaints include: (1) motions for a new trial; (2) certioraris (a writ to bring up a case from a lower...
Dates: Created: 1901-1933
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Plat Book

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-026
Scope and Contents This series consists of plats of surveys which show dimensions, geographic bearings, acreage, streams, the name of the grantee and the names of his neighbors. The clerk of the Superior Court is in charge of recording land transactions by transcribing the pertinent legal instruments such as deeds and their corresponding plats of survey. In this case, only the plats were transcribed, since the underlying land transactions were not committed between two individuals, but between the State of...
Dates: Created: 1784-1798
Found in: Georgia Archives

Franklin County - Superior Court - Registered Voter Lists

 Series
Identifier: 159-01-032
Scope and Contents The clerk of the superior court was mandated to maintain a list of registered voters. This list served as a pool for potential jurors. This series contains lists that indicate:(1) name of registered voters; (2) race; (3) address (usually not listed); (4) age, and (5) occupation.
Dates: Created: 1898-1900
Found in: Georgia Archives

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