Isaac Randolph land grants
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Isaac Randolph land grants

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Randolph, Isaac, active 1790-1805.
Title: Isaac Randolph land grants
Dates: 1793-1794
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0646

Biographical/Historical Note

Isaac Randolph (fl. 1790-1805) was a hatter. He is listed in the Richmond County, Georgia records as being from Edgefield County, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of grants of 20,000 acres in Washington County, Georgia, and 5,000 acres in Franklin County, Georgia, granted to Isaac Randolph. These grants are part of the Pine Barren Speculation and were granted by Governor George Mathews. The Pine Barren Speculation occurred from 1789 until 1796, when it was overshadowed by the Yazoo Fraud. During this time, the governor of Georgia gifted and sold land contained in the "pine barren" counties to landowners, promising the land to be fertile and prime for farming; in fact, the land was agriculturally useless. The amount of land dispersed during Pine Barren Speculation was far greater than the actual acreage contained in this area. While the limit on the amount of land a family could own stood at 1,000 acres, many of the landowners involved in the scandal claimed over 20,000 acres each.


Index Terms

Franklin County (Ga.)
Georgia--History--1775-1865.
Land grants.
Land speculation.
Mathews, George, 1739-1812.
Plats (maps)
Public land sales--Georgia.
Randolph, Isaac, active 1790-1805.
Seals (artifacts)
Washington County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Isaac Randolph land grant, MS 646, 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.

Container List

 

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1Grants in Franklin County, Ga., 1793 ( 5.0 items. )
All of the grants, numbered 1-5, are for 1,000 acres, dated December 10, 1793, signed by Gov. George Mathews and other officials. Each has an attached plat and pendant seal.
 

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2Grants in Washington County, Ga., 1794 ( 4.0 items. )
All of the grants, numbered 104, are for 1,000 acres, dated July 28, 1794, signed by Gov. George Mathews and other officials. Each has attached plat and pendant seal.
 

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3Grants in Washington County, Ga., 1794 ( 4.0 items. )
Grants numbered 5-8.
 

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4Grants in Washington County, Ga., 1794 ( 4.0 items. )
All of the grants, numbered 102, 4-5, are for 1,000 acres, dated November 13, 1794, signed by Gov. George Mathews and other officials. All have attached plats and pendant seals.
 

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5Grants in Washington County, Ga., 1794 ( 4.0 items. )
Grants numbered 6-8; there are 2 No. 6 grants.
 

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6Grants in Washington County, Ga., 1794 ( 4.0 items. )
Grants numbered 9-10, 12. There are 2 No. 9 grants.