Georgia Company deed
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Georgia Company deed

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Company.
Title: Georgia Company deed
Dates: 1795
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0299

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Company was one of four companies formed in 1794 for the purpose of acquiring new land in the Georgia region. They were named in the Yazoo Act of January 7, 1795, which declared the right of the State of Georgia to its unappropriated territory for the protection and support of the frontiers of the state and other purposes. Each company was to pay for its grant. Purchase money for the Georgia Company was $250,000. The land was variously referred to as the Western territory, Western lands, and Yazoo lands.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a deed between the Georgia Company and Thomas Young et al, selling to Young part of the western territory granted to the company by Governor George Mathews, 1795. Those named in the Georgia Company are James Gunn, Matthew McAllister, Jacob Waldburger, all of Chatham County; George Walker, William Longstreet, of Augusta; Zachariah Cox of Montgomery County, and Wade Hampton of South Carolina. The purchasers named are Thomas Young, Andrew McCredie, Owen Owens, John Curry, Emanuel Wambersie, Joseph Miller, Richard Wayne, James Johnston, Jr., Matthew Johnston, James Robertson, John McIver, John Fox, Benjamin Sims of Augusta, George Ker of Charleston, South Carolina.

Index Terms

Georgia Company.
Gunn, James, 1753-1801.
Longstreet, William, 1759-1814.
McAllister, Matthew, 1758-1823.
Public lands--Georgia--Early works to 1800.
Yazoo Fraud, 1795.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Company deed, MS 299, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.


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