Joseph Bryan property records
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Joseph Bryan property records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bryan, Joseph, 1773-1812.
Title: Joseph Bryan property records
Dates: 1801-1807
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0099

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Bryan (1773-1812) was the son of Jonathan Bryan (1708-1788). Joseph inherited his father's property on Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands near Savannah, Georgia. Joseph studied law in the office of U.S. Attorney General Edmund Randolph and represented Georgia in Congress from 1803 until 1806.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a settlement award granted to Ebenezer Jackson and paid by Joseph Bryan for a dispute over 100 acres on Whitemarsh Island, Georgia. The document is dated April 8, 1801. The second item is a typed certified copy from the Chatham County, Georgia Superior Court Office (1901) of a relinquishment of any claims against the estate of Joseph Bryan. The relinquishment was made by David and Ann Middleton to Joseph Bryan, Hannah Houston, and Mary Wylly on November 11, 1808.

Index Terms

Bryan, Joseph, 1773-1812.
Houston, Hannah.
Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837.
Middleton, Ann.
Middleton, David.
Property records.
Whitemarsh Island (Ga. : Island)
Wylly, Mary.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Joseph Bryan property records, MS 99, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from M.B. Archibald, 1956.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Award of referees in dispute between Ebenezer Jackson and Joseph Bryan over 100 acres on Whitemarsh Island, 1801 April 8
Bryan to pay Jackson $472.50.
Relinquishment of any claims against estate of James Bryan, 1901 October 21
Relinquishment made by David and Ann Middleton to Joseph Bryan, Hannah Houston, and Mary Wylly for $3,000. Typed copy, certified by James K.P. Carr, Chatham County, Georgia.