Samuel Mercer land grant
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Samuel Mercer land grant

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mercer, Samuel, -approximately 1756.
Title: Samuel Mercer land grant
Dates: 1756 September 8
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0554
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Mercer arrived in Georgia on August 29, 1733. He was a tanner by trade. He cultivated some land near Savannah. In 1738, he was appointed Second Constable.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a grant for a town lot and garden lot in Savannah, granted to Elizabeth Mercer by King George II as a memorial to Samuel Mercer. It is dated September 8, 1756 and is a printed, completed form. Elizabeth Mercer was the widow of John Tisdale; she was his third wife.

Index Terms

Land grants.
Mercer, Samuel, -approximately 1756.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Samuel Mercer land grant, MS 554, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. J. Randolph Anderson and Mrs. Henry N. Platt, date unknown.


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.


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