|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Strate, Jacob R., approximately 1827-1881.|
|Title:||Jacob Strate letter|
|Dates:||1879 October 8|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Jacob R. Strate, (b. circa 1827) was a carpenter and native of Newark, New Jersey. Strate came to Savannah, Georgia in the 1850s and on July 9, 1857 married Fanny B. Thomas of Charleston, South Carolina. They had three children. Jacob worked as a machinist and carpenter for the Central of Georgia Railroad and Banking Company from 1867 to 1881. He died on December 18, 1881, and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
This collection contains a letter dated October 9, 1879, from Jacob R. Strate that describes his discovery of a British soldier’s grave near the Central of Georgia Roundhouse. In the note, Strate presents to the Georgia Historical Society a Spanish coin (1758) found in the grave. There is no record of the coin having been delivered to Georgia Historical Society.
Jacob Strate letter,MS 768, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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