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"
from Upson County Project
Probate, deed and
mortgage records are justifiably the slavery researchers first
When time and
resources permit, other miscellaneous records will reveal
information about a select few persons that is not available
in probate and deed records.
While most probate
records and deeds tend to identify slaves only as items on property
inventories, some rarer and lesser-known records preserve narratives
that provide more biographical information, or preserve interesting
incidents and actions in the lives of slaves.
Using records from
many sources can potentially provide a surprisingly rich, textured