Jackson and Tattnall families land records and correspondence
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Jackson and Tattnall families land records and correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jackson family.
Creator: Tattnall family.
Title: Jackson and Tattnall families land records and correspondence
Dates: Bulk, 1755-1775
Dates: 1755-1775, 1755-1927
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Identification: MS 0787

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah Tattnall married Mary Mulryne. Their son, Josiah Tattnall (1764-1803), married Harriet Fenwick, daughter of Colonel Edward Fenwick of South Carolina. Their son, Josiah Tattnall (1795-1871), married his first cousin, Harriet Fenwick Jackson, daughter of Ebenezer Jackson.

Ebenezer Jackson married Charlotte (Fenwick) Pierce, widow of Major William Leigh Pierce, and sister of Harriet (Fenwick) Tattnall.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains chronologically arranged Georgia land records: grants, bonds, deeds, leases, releases, etc., from 1755-1775 and 1793. Some of these items have attached plat maps and pendant seals.

The correspondence in this collection are of William G. Goodwin and range in date from 1926-1927. They concern the sale of a piece of furniture, a Button Gwinnett autograph and other papers. He also attempted, unsuccessfully, to sell the diary of Major William Leigh Pierce which he kept while attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 as a delegate from Georgia. A 1985 note located in the front of Folder 14 states that the diary is now on deposit at the Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ.

This collection contains the following photographs and negatives: (3) of a Button Gwinnett signature; (3) of a Lachlan McIntosh (and Lachlan McGillivray) signature; and (2) of a seal located in the collection.


Index Terms

Jackson family.
Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837.
Land grants.
Leases.
Letters (correspondence)
Ogeechee River (Ga.)
Sunbury (Ga.)
Tattnall family.
Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871.
Tattnall, Josiah, approximately 1764-1803.
Tybee Island (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Jackson and Tattnall families land records and correspondence were passed down in the family to Eben and Edward Q. Jackson of Middleton, CT, sons and executors of Hannah Sage Jackson. Their cousin, William B. Goodwin of Hartford, CT disposed, for the Jackson family, of many of the papers in 1926-1927. Some of the papers were sold, others were given to the Connecticut Historical Society which sent them to the Georgia Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jackson and Tattnall families land records and correspondence, MS 787, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Connecticut Historical Society, 1959.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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11Land Records, 1755-1756 ( 4.0 items. )
James Hewitt to Mary Bailey, a tract on Tybee Island, July 2, 1755; William Little to Richard Milledge, farm lot, October 18, 1755; James Habersham to Henry Yonge, garden lot, October 30, 1755; Grant to William Russell, lot in Savannah and a tract of 450 acres, January 16, 1756.
 
2Land Records, 1756-1759 ( 4.0 items. )
Grant to Michael Stutz, 100 acres in Ogeechee District, April 5, 1757; Grant to Patrick Mackay, 350 acres on Tybee Island, July 4, 1758; Grant to Mary Farley, 200 acres on Tybee Island, July 4, 1858; Grant to Richard Milledge, town lot and 50 acres, October 2, 1759.
 
3Land Records, 1760 ( 6.0 items. )
Penelope Fitzwalter to Henry Yonge, 5 acres, January 3, 1760; Joseph Camuse to Richard Milledge, lease for a year, January 9, 1760; Joseph Camuse to Richard Milledge, release, January 10, 1760; Grant to Richard Milledge, 270 acres, April 1, 1760; John Morel and wife to Henry Yonge, garden lot, October 7, 1760; William Russell to Henry Yonge, garden lot, October 18, 1760.
 
4Land Records, 1761-1762 ( 5.0 items. )
John Reynolds to Grey Elliott, 10 acres, April 17, 1761; Grant to William Russell, 50 acres, May 21, 1762; Grant to Henry Yonge, 6 garden lots, November 2, 1762; William Francis to Henry Yonge, 5 acres, August 5, 1762; Francis Harris and James Habersham to Henry Yonge, 2 garden lots, December 9, 1762.
 
5Land Records, 1763-1764 ( 9.0 items. )
Thomas Ellis to Richard Milledge, release of a garden lot, May 1765; Grant to Henry Frederick Myers, 35 acres, October 1, 1765; John Morel to Richard Milledge, 45 acres, October 10, 1765; Patrick Mackay to Josiah Tattnall, lease for a year, December 29, 1766; Patrick Mackay and wife to Josiah Tattnall, land on Little Tybee Island, December 30, 1766.
 
6Land Records, 1765-1766 ( 5.0 items. )
 

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27Land Records, 1767 ( 7.0 items. )
Henry Frederick Myers to John Milledge, 35 acres, January 9, 1767; Adam Croddy to Josiah Tattnall, lease for 1 year, January 13, 1767; Adam Croddy to Josiah Tattnall, release, January 14, 1767; Joshua Vaughn to John Graham, 3 lots in Yamacraw, August 16, 1767; Lewis Johnston to Henry Yonge, lease for 1 year, garden lot, October 26, 1767; Grant to Josiah Tattnall, land on Tybee Island, December 1, 1767; Lewis Johnston and wife to Henry Yonge, release, October 27, 1767.
 
8Land Records, 1768 ( 7.0 items. )
Isaac Young to Josiah Tattnall, lease of 100 acres, January 1, 1768; Isaac Young and wife to Josiah Tattnall re lease of 100 acres, January 2, 1768; John Milledge and wife to Josiah Tattnall re lease, 200 acres on Tybee Island, January 2, 1768; John Milledge to Josiah Tattnall, lease, 200 acres on Tybee Island, January 4, 1768; Mrs. Martha Young to Josiah Tattnall, denunciation of dower on 100 acres, February 1, 1768; Mrs. Ann Milledge to Josiah Tattnall, renunciation of dower, 200 acres on Tybee Island, February 1, 1768; Grey Elliott and wife to Josiah Tattnall, Lot #2 in Trustees' Garden, September 7, 1768; Grey Elliott and wife to Josiah Tattnall, Lot #1, Trustees' Garden, September 7, 1768.
 
9Land Records, 1769 ( 7.0 items. )
Henry Frederick Myers to John Milledge, 3 hammocks of land, January 9-10, 1769; John Stanhope and wife to Henry Yonge, garden lot #38, April 4, 1769; Henry Yonge and wife to Josiah Tattnall, release of 21 garden lots, April 24, 1769; Mary Yonge to Josiah Tattnall, renunciation of dower, April 24, 1769; Josiah Tattnall to Henry Yonge, garden lots, April 25, 1769; Henry Yonge, Jr. to Josiah Tattnall, bond, May 3, 1769.
 
10Land Records, 1770-1771 ( 5.0 items. )
Michael Mookes and wife to Francis Paris (Parris), 100 acres in Ogeechee District, July 11, 1770; John Graham and wife to Josiah Tattnall, lot in Yamacraw, August 30, 1770; Grant to Jane Russell, 116 acres, November 6, 1770; John Milledge et al to Josiah Tattnall, 35 acres, January 24, 1771; John Milledge and wife to Josiah Tattnall, 35 acres, January 25, 1771.
 
11Land Records, 1773 ( 3.0 items. )
Philip Box to Josiah Tattnall, lease of farm lots, March 25, 1773; Philip Box and wife to Josiah Tattnall, release of farm lot, March 26, 1773; Elizabeth Box to Josiah Tattnall, renunciation of dower, December 2, 1773.
 
12Land Records, 1774 ( 8.0 items. )
David Montaigut to Josiah Tattnall, lease of farm lot, April 14, 1774; David Montaigut to Josiah Tattnall, release of farm lot, April 15, 1774; John J. Zubly to Josiah Tattnall, lease of 500 acres, May 9, 1774; Grant to Josiah Tattnall, 500 acres in parish of St. George, September 6, 1774; Jane Russell to Josiah Tattnall, lease 450 acres (7 farm lots), August 8, 1774; Josiah Tattnall to Jane Russell, lease 450 acres (7 farm lots), August 10, 1774; Jane Russell to Josiah Tattnall, release 796 acres, August 9, 1774; Josiah Tattnall to Jane Russell, release 746 acres, August 11, 1774.
 
13Land Records, 1775; 1793 ( 3.0 items. )
Francis Parris to Josiah Tattnall, lease of 100 acres on Ogeechee River, March 27, 1775; Francis Parris to Josiah Tattnall, release 100 acres on Ogeechee River, March 28, 1775; Arthur Collins to Assheton Humphries, both of Philadelphia, a lot in Sunbury, GA, June 19, 1793.
 

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314Correspondence of William B. Goodwin, 1926 ( 31.0 items. )
Correspondence from June-November 1926. Included is the certificate of appointment of Edward Q. Jackson and Eben Jackson as trustees of the estate of their mother, Hannah Sage Jackson, August 11, 1923.
 
15Correspondence of William B. Goodwin, 1926-1927 ( 37.0 items. )
Correspondence from December 1926-February 1927. Included are photographs of a Button Gwinnett and Lachlan McIntosh autograph and well as a photograph of a seal located within this folder.