John and Sarah Stuart memorials
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John and Sarah Stuart memorials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: John and Sarah Stuart memorials
Dates: 1761-1787
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0777

Biographical/Historical Note

John Stuart (circa 1718-1779) was a Scottish-born official of the British Empire. He came to America circa 1748, and was the superintendent for the southern district of the British Indian Department from 1761-1779. He was a loyalist who worked to prevent anti-British confederations among Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole people. After Stuart's estate in South Carolina was seized in 1775, he left for Pensacola, Florida. Sarah Stuart returned to England. The estates was officially confiscated by the Act of 1782, three years after John Stuart's death.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a memorial of John Stuart and a memorial of Sarah Stuart, as well as a petition for a widow's pension for Sarah Stuart that relates much of John Stuart's career.

Index Terms

Fort Sanders (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Memorial cards.
Stuart, John, 1718-1779.
Stuart, Sarah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John and Sarah Stuart memorials, MS 777, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Walter A. Norton, 1955.


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.


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

Container List



1Memorial of John Stuart, 1761 July 26
This document is the memorial of John Stuart, Captain in the South Carolina Regiment, July 26, 1761.


1Memorial of Sarah Stuart, 1781 August 9
This document contains the memorial of Sarah Stuart and petition for widow's pension; it relates much of John Stuart's career.