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Wilcox County 1865 Amnesty Oaths - These oaths were signed in the early months of the Federal occupation following the close of the Civil War. These surviving oaths are now in the Georgia Archives. Transcribed are the name, residence (if NOT Wilcox County) and date. The Wilcox County Ordinary, James W. Mashburn countersigned all of these documents.

1865 Oaths Of Allegiance - Wilcox County, Georgia

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF GEORGIA, WILCOX COUNTY

I (name of person swearing oath) of the County of Wilcox, and the State of Georgia, do solemnly swear or affirm, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all Laws and Proclamations, which have been made during the existing rebellion, with reference to the emancipation of Slaves. So help me God (signature).

 Sworn to and Subscribed before me this (blank) day of (blank).

James W. Mashburn, Ordinary of Wilcox County, Georgia

Signatures:
James M. Barnes, of Irwin Co., 21, Sept. 1865
Matthew Barnes (his mark), of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Jonathan A. Barrett (his mark), 12 Sept. 1865
Malakiah H. Beck, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
James Boykin (his mark), of Irwin Co. , 21 Sept. 1865
Lucydra Boykin (her mark), of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
William Boykin (his mark), of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
William D. Boykin (his mark), of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
James J. Brown, 12 Oct. 1865
Young S. Brown, 12 Oct. 1865
Jesse C. Clements, of Irwin Co., 1 Sept. 1865
Recy A. Coleman, 2 Oct. 1865
T. J. Conner, 1 Sept. 1865
Zechariah Cumbest, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
William P. Davis, 1 Sept. 1865
John Dormany, of Irwin Co., 19 Sept. 1865
Asa Downing (his mark), of Irwin Co., 19 Sept. 1865
E. J. H. Dunn, 30 August 1865
Andrew J. Everett (his mark), 2 Oct. 1865
Jonathan Fountain, 1 Sept. 1865
Jeremiah Gibbes (his mark), 1 Sept. 1865
John A. Handley, 14 Sept. 1865
William C. Harrell, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Joseph R. Hester, of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
Elijah Hunter (his mark), 31 August 1865
James R. H. Leigh, of Irwin Co., 19 Sept. 1865
Lionyel Leigh, of Irwin Co., 19 Sept. 1865
George W. Luke (his mark) of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
James J. Luke (his mark), of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
William Luke (his mark), of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865

 

David McCall (his mark), 28 August 1865
Moses McCall (his mark), of Irwin Co., 13 Oct. 1865
George E. McCook, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Jacob R. McCook, of Irwin Co., 19 Sept. 1865
Daniel A. McLennan, of Telfair Co., 31 August 1865
William E. McLeod, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Nancy Ann Minix (her mark), of Irwin co., 19 Sept. 1865
Miles Moore, 11 Sept. 1865
William F. Moore (his mark), 31 August 1865
Anie J. Odum (her mark), 2 Oct. 1865
John C. Pipkin (his mark), of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
Charles M. Powers, 1 Sept. 1865
John J. Richardson (his mark), of Irwin Co., 14 Oct. 1865
Nancy V. Roberts (her mark), 18 Sept. 1865
William Roberts (his mark) 3 Oct. 1865
Robert Swain, 1 Sept. 1865
John D. Taylor, 1 Sept. 1865
Lemuel Taylor (his mark), 1 Sept 1865
David Troup (his mark), of Irwin Co., 13 Oct. 1865
John Tucker (his mark) , of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Moses J. Tucker, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Thomas Tucker, of Irwin Co., 21 Sept. 1865
Dennis M. Tucker, of Irwin Co., 18 Sept. 1865
Charles R. Walden, 1 Sept. 1865
George Whitley, of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
Wiley Whitley, of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
Henry Young, (his mark), 3 Oct. 1865
Isaac Young, (his mark) of Irwin Co., 3 Oct. 1865
Wesley Young (his mark) of Irwin Co., 20 Sept. 1865
 

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