Benjamin Edward Stiles and William Henry Stiles indenture
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Benjamin Edward Stiles and William Henry Stiles indenture

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stiles, Benjamin Edward, 1794-1855.
Creator: Stiles, William H., (William Henry), 1809-1865.
Title: Benjamin Edward Stiles and William Henry Stiles indenture
Dates: 1851
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0761

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Edward Stiles and William Henry Stiles were sons of Joseph Stiles (1758-1838), a rice planter who moved to Savannah, Georgia from Bermuda around 1769. Joseph Stiles married his first wife, Catherine Clay, in 1793 and his second wife, Margaret Vernon Adams, in 1828.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains an indenture dated March 5, 1851, by which Alexander A. Smets, Robert Lachlison, James Lachlison, and Amos Scudder secured a loan from Benjamin E. Stiles (1794-1855) and William H. Stiles (1809-1865). Benjamin and William Stiles were the executors of the estate of Joseph Stiles (1758-1838) and the property used to secure the loan was located in the Yamacraw area of Savannah, Georgia.

Index Terms

Lachlison, James.
Lachlison, Robert.
Real property, Exchange of.
Scudder, Amos.
Smets, A. A., (Alexander A.)
Stiles family.
Stiles, Benjamin Edward, 1794-1855.
Stiles, Joseph, 1758-1838.
Stiles, William H., (William Henry), 1809-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Benjamin Edward Stiles and William Henry Stiles indenture, MS 761, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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

Container List

Item 1: Indenture, Savannah, Georgia, 1851 March 5 ( 1.0 p. )