Bibb County, Georgia Inferior Court Minutes 1824-1827, Volume 1
Michael A. Ports
Bibb County was created in 1822 from Jones, Monroe, Houston and Twiggs counties. It is located in the center of the state with city of Macon being the county seat. 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 naturalizations, 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 Franklin County at a particular point in time.
2019, paper, 380 pp.