William Kehoe stock certificate
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William Kehoe stock certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah and Tybee Railway Company (Ga.)
Title: William Kehoe stock certificate
Dates: 1887
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1148

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah and Tybee Railway Company was chartered in October of 1886 and became operational the next year. It served as an 18-mile road and connected Savannah, Georgia, with Tybee Island, providing public transportation. The railway was purchased at auction by the Central Railroad and Banking Company, the parent company of the Central Georgia Railway. It was reorganized as the Savannah, Tybee, and Atlantic Railway in March, 1890.

William Kehoe (1842-1929) emigrated with his family in 1852 from Ireland because of the potato famine. They settled in Savannah, Georgia. Kehoe fought in the Civil War; allegedly he refused to admit the South's defeat. He owned Kehoe Iron Works (1878) and built a large home at 123 Habersham Street (1892).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an 1887 stock certificate for 5 shares of the Savannah and Tybee Railway Company, worth $2,500. As the stock number is 1, it appears this was the first stock certificate issued.

Index Terms

Kehoe, William, 1842-1929.
Savannah and Tybee Railway Company (Ga.)
Stock certificates.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from grandson of collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Kehoe stock certificate, MS 1148, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jack Crolly, 1978.


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



1Item 1: Stock certificate. Savannah, Ga., 1887 January 21 ( 1.0 p. )
Certificate for 5 shares of the Savannah and Tybee Railway Company, worth $2,500.