Ignatius Few deed
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Ignatius Few deed

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Few, Ignatius, approximately 1750-1810.
Title: Ignatius Few deed
Dates: 1815
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1101

Biographical/Historical Note

Ignatius Few (ca. 1750-1810) married Mary Candler, daughter of Colonel William Candler who fought in the King's Mountain Battle. Their son, Dr. Ignatius Few, Jr. was the first president of Emory University.

William Few (1748-1828) was the brother of Ignatius Few, Sr. William was Lieutenant Colonel of the Georgia Militia during the Revolutionary War. He was a signer of the United States Constitution and one of Georgia's first two United States Senators. He also helped found the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This deed shows 586 acres in Clarke County, Georgia owned by Ignatius Few that was sold to Hope Hull by Few's executor, William Few on May 6, 1815. In the document, Mary Candler Few relinquishes her dowry.

Index Terms

Few, Ignatius, approximately 1750-1810.
Few, Mary, 1790-1873.
Few, William, 1748-1828.
Hull, Hope, 1763-1818.
Real property, Exchange of--Georgia--Clarke County.
Real property--Georgia--Clarke County.
Right of property--Georgia--Clarke County.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Ignatius Few deed, MS 1101, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David M. Sherman, 1973.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Container List

Item 1: Ignatius Few deed, 1815