|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Graham, John, approximately 1718-1795.|
|Title:||John Graham releases|
|Extent:||0.2 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)|
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.
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.
[Item identification], John Graham releases, MS 1008, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Sir Thomas Butler, Keeper, Tower of London, 1968.
Collection is open for research.
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|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.|