The Fruits of
a County Research
Where on Earth is Upson County?
Upson County 1864
county population 1830-70
named in pre-1865 upson county sources
from the county project - pt I
from the county project - pt II
conclusions in upson county apply to other places?
learn about antebellum state court systems?
known records of slavery"
The Fruits of a County Research Project
This short guide to some of the lesser-known legal records of American slavery grew out of my research project in Upson County, Georgia.
In 1995, I began extracted all slavery information from all Upson County records, page by page, including dozens of cubic feet of uncataloged loose papers from the courthouse basement at Thomaston, Georgia.
Most of these court records are now at the Thomaston-Upson Archives, Thomaston, Georgia:
To this data I have added information from non-government records, including church minutes, family papers in archival collections, family Bibles, and business records.