Carroll County Superior Court records
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Carroll County Superior Court records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Georgia. Superior Court (Carroll County).
Title: Carroll County Superior Court records
Dates: circa 1848-1967
Quantity: 17.21 Linear feet (11 boxes, 22 bound volumes)
Abstract:This collection contains Carroll County Superior Court records from Carroll County, Georgia dating from 1848 to 1967. This collection consists of divorce case files, accounts, appearance dockets, certiorari dockets, civil subpoena dockets, civil suits dockets, equity dockets, execution dockets, fees, issue dockets, motion dockets, petitions, and records of writs.
Identification: LH-0005

Biographical/Historical Note

A Superior Court typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases, and it may hear appeals from lower courts. The Carroll County Superior Court met in the months of April and October, and had jurisdiction over the more serious offenses punishable by longer periods of jail time. Civil cases include but are not limited to: damages, complaints, debt, trespass, divorce, bill for relief, and ejectment. Criminal offenses include murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, seduction, forgery, arson, burglary, rape, wife beating, and robbery.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two separate accessions. The first accession was received in 1987 and consists of 10 boxes, mostly divorce case files from 1876 to 1948. Books containing the record of application for and final disposition of each case can be found at the Carroll County courthouse. There are also files for other types of court cases, including adoption papers, Confederate pension records, alimony papers, deeds, and murder trials. Each category covers a different ten to fifteen-year time span, but the majority of the documents fall between the years 1870 and 1915.

The second accession was received in November 2013. It contains one box of documents and 22 bound volumes which date from 1852 to 1967, on accounts, appearance dockets, certiorari dockets, civil subpoena dockets, civil suits dockets, equity dockets, execution dockets, fees, issue dockets, motion dockets, petitions, and records of writs.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged by accession into two series then chronologically and alphabetically by folder.


Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History, Local
Court records--Georgia--Carroll County.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

In 1987, West Georgia College Special Collections Librarian, Myron House, and Neva Lomason Special Collections Librarian, Rudene Hollingsworth, obtained the Carroll County Court records from their storage in a granite vault in the basement of the old Carroll County Courthouse. They were loose papers originally destined for destruction. The records were then divided between the two institutions because of storage space concerns. In 2013, the Carroll County Court records (Ordinary, Superior, and Misc. along with City Court of Carrollton) were transferred to UWG Special Collections from the Neva Lomason Library except for tax records which were retained by the Neva Lomason Library.

Provenance

Donated by Tracy Teal, Carroll County Commissioner in 1987 and by Alan J. Lee, Clerk of Carroll County Superior Court in November 2013.

Processed By

Processed by Sarah Warren, April 2009; Julie Bogle 2014

Sponsorship

Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

As stipulated by United States copyright law.


Related Material

Carroll County Grand Jury Records, LH-0003

Carroll County Ordinary Records, LH-0004

City Court of Carrollton Records, LH-0011

Carroll County Court Miscellaneous Records, LH-0022


Container List

 

Series 1: First Accession

Box

Fldr

11Divorce Records, 1876
2Divorce Records, 1878
3Divorce Records, 1879
4Divorce Records, 1880
5Divorce Records, 1881
6Divorce Records, 1882
7Divorce Records, 1883
8Divorce Records, 1884
9Divorce Records, 1885
10Divorce Records, 1886
11Divorce Records, 1887
12Divorce Records, 1888
13Divorce Records, 1889
14Divorce Records, 1890
15Divorce Records, 1891
16Divorce Records, 1892

Box

Fldr

21Divorce Records, 1893
2Divorce Records, 1894
3Divorce Records, 1895
4Divorce Records, 1896
5Divorce Records, 1897
6Divorce Records, 1898
7Divorce Records, 1899
8Divorce Records, 1900

Box

Fldr

31Divorce Records, 1901
2Divorce Records, 1902
3Divorce Records, 1903
4Divorce Records, 1904
5Divorce Records, 1905
6Divorce Records, 1906
7Divorce Records, 1907

Box

Fldr

41Divorce Records, 1908
2Divorce Records, 1909
3Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1910
4Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1910
5Divorce Records, 1911

Box

Fldr

51Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1912
2Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1912
3Divorce Records, 1913
4Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1914
5Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1914

Box

Fldr

61Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1915
2Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1915
3Divorce Records, 1916
4Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1917
5Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1917

Box

Fldr

71Divorce Records, 1918
2Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1919
3Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1919
4Divorce Records, 1920
5Divorce Records, 1921
6Divorce Records, 1922
7Divorce Records, 1932
8Divorce Records, 1934
9Divorce Records, 1935
10Divorce Records, 1937
11Divorce Records, 1938

Box

Fldr

81Divorce Records, 1940
2Divorce Records, 1941
3Divorce Records, 1942
4Divorce Records, 1943
5Divorce Records, 1944
6Divorce Records, 1945
7Divorce Records, (1 of 2), 1946
8Divorce Records, (2 of 2), 1946
9Divorce Records, 1947

Box

Fldr

91Divorce Records, (1 of 3), 1948
2Divorce Records, (2 of 3), 1948
3Divorce Records, (3 of 3), 1948
4Adoption Papers
5Alimony Papers
6Applications for Law License

Box

Fldr

101Bonner Gold Mine
2Confederate Pension Records
3Deeds (1 of 4)
4Deeds (2 of 4)
5Deeds (3 of 4)
6Deeds (4 of 4)
7Murder Trials (1 of 3)
8Murder Trials (2 of 3)
9Murder Trials (3 of 3)
10Petition for Charters
 

Series 2: Second Accession

Box

Fldr

11Attachment, 1942
2Claim, 1939
3Distress Warrants, 1938 - 1939
4Legal Correspondence, 1938 - 1943
5Mortgage Fi Fa, 1937 - 1942
6Petition and Order to Sell Perishable Property, 1937 - 1939
7Purchase Money, 1938 - 1941
8Security Deeds, 1938 - 1941
9Warranty Deed, 1946

Volume

1Accounts, Insolvent Taxpayers, (1855 - 1878)

Volume

2Appearance Docket, (1856 - 1877)

Volume

3Appearance Docket, (1885 - 1908)

Volume

4Certiorari Docket, (1890 - 1911)

Volume

5Civil Subpoena Docket, (1879 - 1895)

Volume

6Civil Subpoena Docket, (1895 - 1917)

Volume

7Civil Suits Docket, (1873 - 1884)

Volume

8Criminal Subpoena Docket, (1879 - 1895)

Volume

9Criminal Subpoena Docket, (1896 - 1917)

Volume

10Equity Docket, (1852 - 1883)

Volume

11Execution Docket, (1877 - 1880)

Volume

12Execution Docket, (1881 - 1892)

Volume

13Fee Book, (1881 - 1919)

Volume

14Issue Docket, (1875 - 1885)

Volume

15Issue Docket, (1895 - 1912)

Volume

16Mixed Volume: Dead Docket and Bond Docket, (1894 - 1909) (1890 - 1895)

Volume

17Motion Docket, (1876 - 1890)

Volume

18Motion Docket, (1887 - 1967)

Volume

19Petitions, (1883 - 1895)

Volume

20Record of Writs, (1867 - 1881)

Volume

21Record of Writs, (1881 - 1885)

Volume

22Record of Writs, (1892 - 1898)