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Hancock County, Georgia Inferior Court Minutes, 1800-1808. (Volume #1)

By: Michael A. Ports, Pub. 2018, 194 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-835-8..

Hancock County was created in 1793 from Greene and Washington Counties.  It is surrounded by present day counties of: Baldwin, Greene, Glascock, Putnam, Taliaferro, Warren, and Washington.  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 bridges and ferries, issuing liquor licenses, nominating justices of the peace, performing naturalization's, appointing guardians, authorizing apprenticeships & indentures, maintaining a register of wills and administering county funds. The Clerk of the Inferior Court kept minutes of the foregoing proceedings--every one of which places individuals in Hancock County at a particular point in time