University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Paul Coalson Estate Account, 1830-1852



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Coalson, Paul, 1799-1830
Title: Paul Coalson Estate Account
Dates: 1830-1852
Abstract: Comprising photostats of legal documents, the Paul Coalson Estate Account, 1830-1852, concerns Coalson's children and the execution of his assets after his death in 1830.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Burke County, Georgia, Paul Coalson (1799-1830) studied law at the University of Georgia at Athens, graduating in 1824. The following year, he married Elizabeth G. Blackshear, with whom he would have at least two children, Edward and Mary. Shortly thereafter, Coalson moved to Thomas County, where he practiced law and owned a plantation and slaves.

Source:

Miller, Stephen F. The bench and bar of Georgia: memoirs and sketches: With an appendix, containing a court roll from 1790-1857, etc. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1858.


Scope and Contents

Comprising photostats of legal documents, the Paul Coalson Estate Account, 1830-1852, concerns Coalson's children and the execution of his assets after his death in 1830. Letters about administration and dismissal, a warrant and inventory of appraisement, and an estate sale detail and relate to the distribution of Coalson's property, including a plantation in Thomas County, Georgia; slaves; and household goods. Letters of guardianship determined the care of Coalson's children, Edward and Mary.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Coalson, Paul, 1799-1830 -- Archives
Coalson, Mary
Coalson, Edward
Subjects
Plantation -- Georgia -- Thomas County
Slaves -- Georgia -- Thomas County
Administration of estates -- Georgia -- Thomas County
Places
Thomas County (Ga.) -- History -- 18th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul Coalson Estate Account, 1830-1852, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2K341 Papers, 1830-1852