Michael Henderson land grants and plats
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Michael Henderson land grants and plats

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Henderson, Michael, active 1794.
Title: Michael Henderson land grants and plats
Dates: 1795
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0382

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael Henderson of Burke County received grants for land in Montgomery County, Georgia in 1795, totaling 287,000; there were only 407,000 acres in the county [See Index to Headright and Bounty Grants in Georgia (Vidalia, Ga.: 1970), 283; History of the Public Domain of Georgia, S.G. McLendon (Atlanta: 1924)]. During 1794 and 1795, many fraudulent grants were awarded in thousand-acre plots. Similar to the Yazoo Land fraud, the Pine=Barren speculation may account for the large number of grants awarded to Henderson. In 1795, a year after purchasing 25,000 acres in Montgomery County, he deeded the same amount of land to Thomas Davis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 23, 1795.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 25 of Michael Hendrson's grants in Montgomery County, each for 1,000 acres, dated January 22, 1795, all signed by George Mathews, Governor, Joel Meriwether, Secretary of Executive Department, recorded and signed by John Milton, Secretary. Each has an attached plat, dated August 27, 1794, signed by the surveyor, and pendant seal. All of the lands are on the Oconee River.


Index Terms

Henderson, Michael, active 1794.
Land grants.
Land speculation.
Mathews, George, 1739-1812.
Montgomery County (Ga.)
Plats (maps)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Michael Henderson land grants and plats, MS 382, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

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11Plat No. 1, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the north by vacant lot, on the west by Kitchins land, and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 663.
 

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12Plat No. 2, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the north by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 665.
 

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13Plat No. 3, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the north by vacant lot, and all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 664.
 

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14Plat No. 4, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the north by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 662.
 

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15Plat No. 5, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the north by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 660.
 

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26Plat No. 6, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the east by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 657.
 

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27Plat No. 7, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 659.
 

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28Plat No. 8, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 676.
 

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29Plat No. 9, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 675.
 

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210Plat No. 10, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the west by Kitchins land, and all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 674.
 

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311Plat No. 11, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the west by Kitchins land, and all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 680.
 

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312Plat No. 12, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 677.
 

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313Plat No. 13, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 658.
 

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314Plat No. 14, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 661.
 

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315Plat No. 15, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the east by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 681.
 

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416Plat No. 16, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the east by vacant lot, all other sides bordered by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 666.
 

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417Plat No. 17, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 667.
 

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418Plat No. 18, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 678.
 

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419Plat No. 19, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on all sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 668.
 

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420Plat No. 20, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the west by Kitchins land and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 669.
 

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521Plat No. 21, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the south by vacant lot, on the west by Kitchins land, and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 670.
 

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522Plat No. 22, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the south by vacant lot and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 679.
 

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523Plat No. 23, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the south by vacant lot and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 671.
 

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524Plat No. 24, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the south by vacant lot and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 672.
 

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525Plat No. 25, and land grant, 1794 August 27, 1795 January 22
Montgomery County, 1,000 acres. Awarded by Governor George Mathews. Land bordered on the south and east by vacant lot and all other sides by Henderson land. Recorded in the Georgia Secretary's Office, book KKKK, 673.