Jacob Davis collection of Burke County (Ga.) land grants
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Jacob Davis collection of Burke County (Ga.) land grants

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Davis, Jacob G.
Title: Jacob Davis collection of Burke County (Ga.) land grants
Dates: 1774
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1327

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Davis was a Private in the 1st Georgia Volunteer Regiment, Company C, Republican Blues, with Captain John W. Anderson during the Civil War. He was honorably discharged on May 16, 1862. He produced Samuel Jeffcoat as a substitute under the Conscript act of Confederate States of America.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two 1774 land grants for property in St. George Parish (Burke County), Georgia. The first documents grants 250 acres granted to Robert Morgan. The second grants 150 acres to Elijah Breazeal.

Index Terms

Burke County (Ga.)
Davis, Jacob G.
Land grants.
Real property.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired by Jacob Davis, given to his daughter, given to her daughter, given to her brother, Joseph F. Asher. Material was acquired from Joseph F. Asher by GHS.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jacob Davis collection of Burke County (Ga.) land grants, MS 1327, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joseph F. Asher, 1976.


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: Land grant. Robert Morgan, 250 acres in St. George Parish (Burke County), Ga., 1774 July 5 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 2: Land grant. Elijah Breazeal, 150 acres in St. George Parish (Burke County), Ga., 1774 October 4 ( 1.0 p. )