John McQueen deeds and letters
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John McQueen deeds and letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McQueen, Juan, Don, 1751-1807.
Title: John McQueen deeds and letters
Dates: 1765-1791
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 0538

Biographical/Historical Note

John McQueen, known as Don Juan McQueen (1751-1807), was the son of John McQueen and Ann Dalton McQueen of Charleston. He was a large land owner in South Carolina and Georgia. He served in the Revolution as a Captain in the Navy of South Carolina, 1778-1780. For a few years, McQueen worked as a planter, but soon became interested in land speculation. He became a citizen in Georgia in 1784. Due to financial difficulties he moved to St. Augustine, Florida, in 1791, leaving his family at their home near Thunderbolt. He became a large land holder in Florida, where he sold timber and owned a saw mill. He commanded an expedition against William Bowles, British adventurer, in 1791, and, as Lt. Col. of Horse, led troops against the Creek Indians in 1802.


Scope and Content Note

All except three of the papers in this collection are deeds for land in Georgia and South Carolina, including a bond between William Thompson and Basil Cowper for "The Grange." Three letters (photocopies) are also included, written by John McQueen to count d'Estaing and the Marquis de Lafayette. Two of the letters are in French.


Index Terms

Deeds.
Estaing, Charles Henri, comte d', 1729-1794.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
Letters (correspondence)
Liberty County (Ga.)
McQueen, Juan, Don, 1751-1807.
Richmond County (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)

Location of Originals

Original letters in the possession of McQueen family descendants.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Mrs. Frank B. Screven and Miss Phoebe Elliott were descendants of John McQueen.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John McQueen deeds and letters, MS 538, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frank B. Screven and Miss Phoebe Elliott, date unknown (Items 1-13); Mongin B. Nichols, 1950 (Items 14-16).


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.


Publication Note

Letters published in The Letters of Don Juan McQueen... by W.C. Hartridge (Columbia, S.C.: 1943), 6-7.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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11Indenture (enfeoffment in fee) ( 3.0 p. )
Henry Hyrne to Alexander and John McQueen through their guardian, James Parsons. Lot No. 2, Hyrne's Landing, head of Ashepoo River, S.C., October 31, 1765.
 

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12Renunciation of dower, Ann Fox, wife of James Fox, to John Glen, for 300 acres on Ogeechee River, Ga., 1773 April 22 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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13Lease for a year, John Hunt to John McQueen, on a 300 acre plantation in St. Bartholomew's Parish, S.C., 1773 September 11 ( 2.0 p. )
 

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14Release in fee, Messrs. Elliott and Gordon to William Thompson, for 23 acres in the parishes of St. George, St. John and St. Andrew, 1773 August 13 ( 5.0 p. )
 

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14Release in fee, 7 tracts in St. Andrews Parish, Ga., 3 tracts in St. Johns Parish, Ga. (3,100 acres), 1773 August 13 ( 4.0 p. )
 

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26Release in fee, James Gordon of Georgia to John McQueen of South Carolina, and Thomas Netherclift of Georgia, a tract in St. Pauls Parish, Ga. for one year, 1777 October 1
 

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27Release of land (above) between John McQueen and Thomas Netherclift for same tract for 1 year, 1777 October 2 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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28Lease for a year, James Parsons to John McQueen, a tract of 350 acres in Camden District, S.C., and 2 tracts of 500 acres each in Craven County, S.C., 1779 September 2 ( 2.0 p. )
 

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29Release in fee between same persons and same land as above, 1779 September 3 ( 2.0 p. )
 

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310Bond, William Thompson to Basil Cowper for a tract called "The Grange" on Savannah River, 1781 January 31 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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311Release, John McQueen of Georgia to Alexander McQueen of S.C., three tracts of 1800 acres on Wateree River, Craven County, S.C, for one year, 1785 September 19 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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312Release in fee between John McQueen and Alexander McQueen for same tracts as above, 1785 September 20 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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313Deed of Conveyance, John Pooler and Ann, his wife, to Alexander McQueen, 1791 October 29 ( 3.0 p. )
 

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414Comte d'Estaing to John McQueen. Paris, 1786 February 1 ( 1.0 p. )
Invitation to dinner. In French. Photocopy.
 

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415Comte d'Estaing to John McQueen, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Questions regarding property of Gen. Oglethorpe in Georgia. In French. Photocopy.
 

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416Marquis de LaFayette to John McQueen. Paris, 1786 April 16 ( 1.0 p. )
Invitation to dinner. Photocopy.