Philip J. Guilmartin indenture
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Philip J. Guilmartin indenture

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Guilmartin, Philip J.
Title: Philip J. Guilmartin indenture
Dates: 1883
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0335
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laurence J. Guilmartin, 1826-1902, was a Savannah, Georgia merchant between 1850 and 1886. Guilmartin owned L. J. Guilmartin & Company, selling produce and hides. He was a member of the Hibernian Society and sat on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Cotton Exchange from 1872-1873. Guilmartin married Frances J. Lloyd of St. Augustine, Florida in 1854. In 1858, Guilmartin became the guardian of his nephew, Philip J. Guilmartin, a resident of New York, New York. In 1861, Laurence Guilmartin joined the Confederate Army. After the Civil War he returned to his business in Savannah. In 1886, Guilmartin moved to Quebec, Canada where he died in 1902.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains an indenture conveyed from Philip J. Guilmartin, New York, New York, to Laurence J. Guilmartin, Chatham County, Georgia, on August 20, 1883. The indenture conveyed 1/4 interest in John Guilmartin's estate including tracts in Polk, Cobb, Whitfield, Paulding, Walker, Dawson, Forsyth, Bartow, Floyd, and Cherokee counties in Georgia for $75.00.

Index Terms

Bartow County (Ga.)
Cherokee County (Ga.)
Cobb County (Ga.)
Floyd County (Ga.)
Guilmartin, Laurence J.
Guilmartin, Philip J.
Paulding County (Ga.)
Polk County (Ga.)
Walker County (Ga.)
Whitfield County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Philip J. Guilmartin indenture, MS 335, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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