[Thomas County, Georgia]: 1843. Unbound. This document measures 9.5” x 3” and is in nice shape. Very good. Item #009120
It reads, “Bryan minor of Joseph Bryan dc’d: / Hire of negro woman Patience 80.00 / Hire of Old woman Mary 50.00 / Hire of Girl Sal 48.00 / [Total] 178.00 / Subscribed & Sworne to in open Court / this 6th March 1843 Shadrach Atkinson guardian” Public records place the Bryan family and Shadrach Atkinson in Thomas County Georgia in the 1840s. It appears that the Bryan and Atkinson families were related by marriage. Accessible court records suggest that it was not unusual for Atkinson to be accused of shady dealings involving slave transactions. Certainly worthy of further research.