John Eatton Le Conte deed
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John Eatton Le Conte deed

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Le Conte, John Eatton, 1739-1822.
Title: John Eatton Le Conte deed
Dates: 1770
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0487

Biographical/Historical Note

John Eatton Le Conte (1739-1822) came to Georgia with his brother, William, ca. 1760. He was a physician and planter, and was the founder of Woodsmanston plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. He spent the latter part of his life in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. John and Joseph Le Conte, the well-known scientists, were his grandsons.

The Le Contes were of Huguenot ancestry. The progenitor of the family in America, Guillaume, came to New York circa 1698.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a deed from John Eatton Le Conte of St. Philips Parish to Stephen Deane for Lot 4, Eyles Tything, in Heathcote Ward, Savannah, dated May 7, 1770.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Le Conte, John Eatton, 1739-1822.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Eatton Le Conte deed, MS 487, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Karl Bardin, 1967.


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

Item 1: Deed, John Eatton Le Conte of St. Philips Parish, to Stephen Deane, Mariner, 1770 May 7 ( 2.0 p. )
For Lot 4, Eyles Tything, Heathcote Ward, Savannah.