|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||John and Sarah Stuart memorials|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
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.
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.
[item identification], John and Sarah Stuart memorials, MS 777, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. Walter A. Norton, 1955.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1||Memorial of John Stuart, 1761 July 26|
|This document is the memorial of John Stuart, Captain in the South Carolina Regiment, July 26, 1761.|
|1||Memorial 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.|