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Camden County, Georgia Inferior Court Minutes, 1794-1815.

By: Michael A. Ports, Pub. 2018, 270 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-981-8.

Camden County was one the original 7 counties of the state.  It was created in 1777 and is located in southeastern corner of the state boarding the Atlantice Ocean.  The Inferior Court tried any civil case except those involving title to land. The court had jurisdiction over county business matters, such as care for the poor, building and maintaining the courthouse, jails, roads and bridges, issuing liquor licenses, nominating justices of the peace, performing naturalizations, appointing guardians, authorizing indentures, and maintaining a register of wills. The Clerk of the Inferior Court kept minutes of the foregoing proceedings--every one of which places individuals in Camden County at a particular point in time.  These county courts had jurisdiction over probates from 1798 to 1852, civil matters (except for divorce and equity cases), minor criminal offenses, and records pertaining to slaves.