Reuben King papers
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Reuben King papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: King, Reuben, 1779-1867.
Title: Reuben King papers
Dates: 1800-1861
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0463

Biographical/Historical Note

Reuben King (1779-1867) was a tanner by trade. He came to Darien, Georgia from Sharon, Connecticut after the Revolutionary War. In 1812, King married Abigail Austin; they had two daughters, Sarah Amanda and Elizabeth Aurelia. During the War of 1812, King served as a private in Capt. Joseph O'Neal's Company of Infantry, Georgia Militia, in Col. Pray's Regiment. He was an alderman of Darien in 1822 and Surveyor of McIntosh County from 1832 to 1836.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of four items: a diary, a letter from W.J. McIntosh to King regarding the title to the Mallow plantation, a tax receipt from 1860, and a receipted bill for rope and nails.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
King, Reuben, 1779-1867.
Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh family.
Plantation life--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Item 1 purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon of Greenwood, SC.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Reuben King papers, MS 463, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, 1950 (Item 2). Purchased, 1950 (Item 1)


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.

Publication Note

Diary published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806, v.15 (1971).


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

Container List



1Diary, 1800 February 13-1806 October 30
in two parts.


2W.J. McIntosh to Reuben King, Savannah, 1860 April 11 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding the title to Mallow plantation; mentions those of the McIntosh family buried under the "Great Oak" at Mallow.


3Tax receipt to Reuben King, 1860 ( 1.0 p. )
Lists state, county, poor school and poor taxes for the year.


4M. Cullinan's receipted bill to Reuben King, 1861 May 2 ( 1.0 p. )
For rope and nails.