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John Graham releases

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Graham, John, approximately 1718-1795.
Title: John Graham releases
Dates: 1774
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1008

Biographical/Historical Note

John Graham (ca. 1718-1795) was a Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (information found in Major Butler's Legacy, by Malcolm Bell).

Pierce Butler (1744-1822) was born in Ireland but later made his home in Charleston, South Carolina, where he married Mary Middleton, the daughter of Thomas Middleton. He was a major in the British Army, but resigned his commission before the Revolutionary War. He was adjutant general of the State of South Carolina, a representative in the state legislature, a representative to the Federal Constitutional Convention, and a U.S. Senator, 1789-1796 and 1802-1804. He died in Philadelphia in 1822.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two releases in fee from John Graham to Pierce Butler, 1774, for tracts of land on St. Simons Island that Butler purchased from Graham. One of the tracts of land was known as Hampton Point.

Index Terms

Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822.
Graham, John, approximately 1718-1795.
Real property.
Releases (permissions)
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], John Graham releases, MS 1008, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sir Thomas Butler, Keeper, Tower of London, 1968.


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

Item 1: John Graham release to Pierce Butler, 1774 October 1 ( 4.0 p. )
Release in fee of 1700 acres of land on St. Simons Island, known as Hampton Point.
Item 2: John Graham release to Pierce Butler, 1774 October 1 ( 3.0 p. )
Release in fee of two tracts of land of 600 and 400 acres on ST. Simons Island.