Rabun County, Georgia, Newspapers, 1894 – 1899. Compiled from extant issues of three early county newspapers: The Clayton Argus (1894); The Tallulah Falls Spray (1897 – 1898); and The Clayton Tribune (1899). Items extracted include: births, marriages, and deaths; legal and local business advertisements; local and regional news, including comings and goings and community columns; crop and farming news; school and religious events; and much, much more. For more information, see Now Available: Rabun County, Georgia, Newspapers, 1894 – 1899 and Feature Friday: The Life and Times of C. J. Crunkleton.
Publication made possible by a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation.
This volume is hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11″ with 292 + viii pages, and includes an every-name and full subject index. Cost: $30 plus $5 shipping and handling. To order, send your name, mailing address, and a check or money order for $35 per copy ordered to Dawn Watson, PO Box 292, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. If you would like to save the shipping and handling costs and pick up a copy in Clayton, please e-mail me.
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Slave Importation Affidavit Registers for Nine Georgia Counties, 1818 – 1847. This volume abstracts the affidavits of men and women importing slaves into the state of Georgia through Camden County, Columbia County, Elbert County, Franklin County, Jackson County, Jasper County, Morgan County, Pulaski County, and Wilkes County. These affidavits were required by an act of the General Assembly of December 1817, and were designed to regulate the domestic slave trade. Many of the affidavits contain important information on not only the slave holders, but also on the individual slaves, usually including detailed physical descriptions and, occasionally, genealogical data. Paperback, 8″ x 10″, 104 + x pages, $14.99, published by Bone Diggers Press. Available for purchase through the book’s e-store or on Amazon.
Rabun County, Georgia, Writs, 1836 – 1859. This publication abstracts the earliest extant writ volumes for Rabun County. Included in these volumes were many other record types, such as petitions, affidavits, accounts, and receipts, all of which can help researchers understand court proceedings recorded elsewhere in less detail. The original volumes are not microfilmed, and are currently only available at the Clerk of the Superior Court’s office in Clayton, GA. Publication made possible by a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation. Expected to be released early in 2013.