Jacob Strate letter
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Jacob Strate letter

Descriptive Summary

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)
Identification: MS 0768

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Central of Georgia Railway.
Georgia Historical Society.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

Jacob Strate letter,MS 768, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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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