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Re: Gartrell Family Wilkes Co. GA
In Response To: Gartrell Family Wilkes Co. GA ()

Jos Gartrell is listed with 87 slaves in Wilkes county in 1860 slave schedules.

There seems to be quite a bit of infromation on this family on the web - so there may be quite a few slave records available:

Title: Gartrell House Listed in National Register

The Gartrell House, located northeast of Tignall in Wilkes County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 14, 2002. The nomination materials were compiled with the assistance of the Central Savannah River Regional Development Center preservation planner and the nomination was sponsored by the property owners.

The Gartrell House is a raised Georgian cottage built about 1830 in southeast Wilkes County. The house was moved to the northern part of the county in 1995 as a measure of last resort to save it from demolition by neglect as a result of abandonment for more than 25 years. Surviving original materials include a hand-hewn, heavy-timber frame, beaded and flush weatherboards, 12-over-12 main-level windows, four-paneled doors, and plaster walls. Although the Georgian-type cottage is among the most common in the state, comprising approximately ten percent of all surveyed houses, the raised Georgian cottage comprises less than one percent of surveyed houses, statewide and in Wilkes County. In fact, the Gartrell House may be the only remaining example of this house type in the county.

Historically, the Gartrell House was associated with several generations of the Gartrell family who moved into Wilkes County from Maryland in the early nineteenth century and established several plantations in the southeastern part of the county. Joseph Gartrell (1787-1868) is believed to have built this house. One of Joseph’s sons, Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891), was a planter, a criminal lawyer and a politician who represented Wilkes County in the Georgia General Assembly and Georgia in the Confederate States Congress and the United States Congress.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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