Jeremiah LaTouche Cuyler military commission
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Jeremiah LaTouche Cuyler military commission

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cuyler, Jeremiah LaTouche, 1768-1839.
Title: Jeremiah LaTouche Cuyler military commission
Dates: 1793
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1587

Biographical/Historical Note

Jeremiah La Touche Cuyler was born in New York to Telamon and Jeanne Cuyler in 1768. His family moved to Savannah, Georgia, where his father died. When Jeremiah's mother returned to New York, he remained in Savannah. On April 21, 1793, he married Margaret Elizabeth Clarendon (December 27, 1777-August 1835). They had eleven children. The first six were baptized at Lutheran Church of the Ascension, and the remaining children were baptized at Christ Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia.

Jeremiah's public positions included the post of Receiver of Tax Returns. He was elected in 1795 from Effingham County, Georgia. On October 5, 1807, he was elected a state senator from Chatham County, Georgia. He served as a Savannah Alderman from 1808 to 1809. His name appears on an 1808 Chatham Artillery Roll as Gunner no. 2. He was a U.S. District Judge from 1821 to 1839.

Margaret Cuyler died in August of 1835 of dropsy. Jeremiah died suddenly on May 6, 1839. On February 6, 1857, he and several other Cuylers were reinterred in Lot 553 at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one item, a military commission, for Jeremiah Cuyler as Lieutenant of Captain Cope's Company of the Effingham County Regiment of Militia. It is signed by Governor Edward Telfair, May 3, 1795.

Index Terms

Cuyler, Jeremiah LaTouche, 1768-1839.
Georgia. Effingham County Militia.
Military commissions.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jeremiah LaTouche Cuyler military commission, MS 1587, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Helen Ray, 1992.


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.


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1Military commission, 1795