From Elbert County, Georgia Will Book, 1812-1816:
Marriages viz, (Recorded the 26th March 1813) . . .
Lewis Phipps & Patsey Faulkner were Married on the 22d. Decr. 1812 By Thos. Cook J.P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]
Wm. Woods C.C.C. [i.e. County Court Clerk, presumably]
Return of Lewis Phipps Guardn. for John & Jas. Faulkner Orphans of James Faulkner decd. Dr.
To the Hire of a Negroe Girl for the Year 1814 – 36.25
To the rent of a plantation for the Same Year – 6.06 1/4
[Total:] $42.31 1/4
Court of Ordinary Jany. Term 1814 –
Lewis Phipps being duly Sworn Saith the above is a Just & true return of his Guardianship for the Orphans of James Faulkner decd. Sworn to in Open Court this 4th Jany. 1814 & Ordered to be recorded
Lewis Phipps –
Test [witnessed by] Wm. Woods C.C.C. Recorded the 6th Jany. 1814 Wm. Woods C.C.C.
Return of John Faulkner Excr. [or Exer.? for Executor] of the last Will and Testament of James Faulkner decd. for 1814 – Dr.
1811 – To Said Estate for the Hire of Negro Girl Hannah for yr. 1811 – 36.–
1812 – Recd. of R[n?]. Brown for the Hire of Negro Girl Hannah for yr. 1812 – 25.–
1813 – To Lewis Phipps Note for the Hire of Hannah for yr. 1813 – 30.–
[Total:] $91.– . . .
Return of Lewis Phipps Guardn. for John & Jas. Faulkner minors of James Faulkner decd. –
viz, – The Said Guardn. Dr. for the hire of one Negroe Girl for the yr. 1815 – $40.00
Do – to the Rent of the plantation for the year 1815 – 10.00
By Cash paid tax for year 1814 pr. [i.e. as per] Recpt. .68 cts
” do do Wm. Woods C.C.O. [i.e. County Court officer?] recording Return pr. Rect. .50 cts
Copy of Recpt.
Recd. of Lewis Phipps for the Heirs of James Faulkner Tax for 1814 $0.68 cts. Signd. John Willis T.C. [i.e. Tax Clerk?]
Recd. of Lewis Phipps Guardian of Jo[n?]o. & James Faulkner minors of Jas. Faulkner, decd. fifty Cents for recording his return this 4th Jany. 1814 Signd. Wm. Woods C.C.O.
Court of Ordinary Jany. Term 1816
Personally appeard. in open Court Lewis Phipps and after Being duly Sworn Saith that the within return is Just and true. Sworn to this 22nd Jany. 1816, Lewis Phipps
Ordered to be Recorded
Job Weston C.C.O. Recorded the 15th Feby. 1816 Job Weston C.C.O.
Return of Lewis Phipps Guardian for John & James Faulkner Minors of James Faulkner dcd. [i.e. deceased]
Lewis Phipps to hire one Negroe – $40.00
Ths. [or Tho.?] I [or J?] Gregory rent Land – $10.00
Credits [total:] $50.00
Recd. of Lewis Phipps four dollars fee for Obtaing [sic] Letters of Guardianship for John Faulkner & James Faulkner Minors of James Faulkner decd. 1st March 1813 (signd.) Geo. Cook
Court of Ordinary July Term 1816
Lewis Phipps being duly Sworn Saith that the Within Return is Just & true to the best of my Knowledge & belief Sworn in open Court
Ordered to be Recorded
Job Weston C.C.O. Recorded the 5th July 1816 Job Weston C.C.O.