Seaton Grantland power of attorney and stock certificate
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Seaton Grantland power of attorney and stock certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Grantland, Seaton, 1782-1864.
Title: Seaton Grantland power of attorney and stock certificate
Dates: 1855
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1104

Biographical/Historical Note

Seaton Grantland (1782-1864) was born in New Kent, Virginia, the son of Gideon and Sallie Bradford Gantland. In 1808, he moved to Milledgeville, Georgia. His brother, Fleming Grantland, soon followed and the two men established the Georgia Journal. After Fleming's death in 1819 at the age of 29, Seaton sold the paper. He then began the Southern Recorder, which he edited until 1833. He served two terms in the Georgia congress, 1835 and 1837. Seaton married Ann (Nancy) Tinsley and had three children: Fleming, Susan, and Anna V. After his wife's death in 1823, he remarried to Katherine Dabney. Grantland died at his home at Woodville, near Milledgeville (from Men of Mark in Georgia, II, p. 100-103).


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a power of attorney from Seaton Grantland to John Milledge, 1855, and a stock certificate. The power of attorney states that John Milledge was to transfer 100 shares of Georgia RR and Banking Co. from Grantland's name to William B. Tinsley as Trustee for Susan M. Bailey. The stock certificate is for 100 shares of Georgia RR and Banking Co., originally made to Grantland on November 4, 1853, transferred to William B. Tinsley, Trustee for Susan M. Bailey, on January 4, 1856.


Index Terms

Georgia Railroad and Banking Company.
Grantland, Seaton, 1782-1864.
Powers of attorney.
Stock certificates.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Seaton Grantland power of attorney and stock certificate, MS 1104, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David M. Sherman, 1973.


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

 
Item 1: Power of attorney to John Milledge by Seaton Grantland. Baldwin Co., Ga., 1855 December 18 ( 1.0 p. )
John Milledge was to transfer 100 shares of Georgia RR and Banking Co. from Grantland's name to William B. Tinsley as Trustee for Susan M. Bailey.
 
Item 2: Stock certificate for 100 shares of Georgia RR and Banking Co., 1853 November 4 ( 1.0 p. )
Originally made to Seaton Grantland on November 4, 1853, transferred to William B. Tinsley, Trustee for Susan M. Bailey, on January 4, 1856.