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Carroll County Grand Jury records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0003

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records from Carroll County's grand jury on a variety of cases. These were loose papers originally destined for destruction. Former archivist Myron House saved the documents and brought them to Special Collections. Within the collection, there are Confederate pension records, inquest papers, and pauper petitions from the turn of the twentieth century. The majority of documents, though, are true bills. The grand jury heard cases for the crimes of abandonment, adultery, murder, bigamy, and wife-beating. The true bills cover two time periods (1891-1918 and 1937-1948).

Dates

  • 1891-1948

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Extent

0.21 Linear feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection contains original grand jury records from Carroll County, Georgia, dating from 1890 to 1948. The grand jury heard cases for the crimes of abandonment, adultery, murder, bigamy, and wife-beating, and the true bills cover two time periods (1891-1918 and 1937-1948).

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Tracy Teal, Carroll County Commissioner.

Related Archival Materials note

Carroll County Ordinary Records, LH-0004; Carroll County Superior Court Records, LH-0005.

Processing Information note

Processed by Sarah Warren in 2009.
Title
Guide to the Carroll County Grand Jury records, 1891-1948 LH-0003
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Warren
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States