Francis Tennille land grants and plats
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Francis Tennille land grants and plats

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Governor.
Title: Francis Tennille land grants and plats
Dates: 1793
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0795

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Tennille (1747-1812) was born in Prince William County, Virginia. He served in the Revolutionary War with the Second Georgia Battalion, first as a 1st Lieutenant in 1777, and later as a Captain in 1792. Tennille married Mary Elizabeth Bacon Dixon. He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of nine land grants to Francis Tennille of 1,000 acres each in Washington County, Georgia. All were granted by Governor Edward Telfair, 1793; these land grants were part of the land speculation fraud of Georgia during the 1790s, the most well-known of which were the Yazoo land frauds. Each of the grants has an attached plat and eight have pendant seals. One of the grants is in very fragile condition.

Index Terms

Georgia. Governor.
Land grants.
Plats (maps)
Public land sales.
Seals (artifacts)
Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807.
Tennille, Francis, 1747-1812.
Washington County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Francis Tennille land grants and plats, MS 795, 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.


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

Container List



1-9Land grants to Francis Tennille of 1,000 acres each in Washington County, Ga.
all granted by Gov. Edward Telfair and all dated June 21, 1793.