|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||McIntosh, John, -1792.|
|Creator:||McIntosh, Lachlan, 1725-1806.|
|Title:||John and Lachlan McIntosh petition and letter|
|Extent:||0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)|
Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) was born in Scotland, the son of John Mohr and Marjory (Fraser) McIntosh. He and his family came to Savannah in 1736 with Oglethorpe and settled in Darien, Georgia. In 1748, he moved to Charleston, SC, where he worked as a clerk in a counting house and lived with Henry Laurens. He later became a successful planted on the Altamaha River. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, he was appointed Colonel of the 1st Regiment, Georgia line, and was soon promoted to Brigadier-General in the Continental Army. McIntosh dueled with Button Gwinnett in 1777, fatally wounding his opponent. He served for a short while in the Western Department, and he returned to Georgia to lead the unsuccessful attempt to recapture Savannah. He was taken prisoner at the fall of Charleston and, after his exchange, he served until the end of the war, attaining the rank of Major-General. He returned to Georgia and resumed planting. McIntosh married Sarah Threadcraft; together, they had eight children: John, Lachlan Jr., William (who married a Mrs. Tate), George, Henry Laurens, Hester (who married 1. John Peter Ward and 2. Dr. Nicholas Byard), and Catherine (who married Charles Harris). Both William and Lachlan, Jr., served in the Revolutionary War (John was in the Bahamas at the time). McIntosh became a member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1784; the same year, he was elected to Congress.
John McIntosh, Jr. (d. 1792) was a son of Gen. Lachlan McIntosh, and a first cousin of Gen. John McIntosh. He was called "Jr." meaning "the younger," as his uncle John Mackintosh of Jamaica was called, "Sr." He apparently did not serve in the Revolution, but was a Major of Georgia Militia in 1791. John McIntosh, Jr. spent many years in Jamaica, engaged in the shipping trade. On his return to Georgia he was in Liberty County, and later at Frederica on St. Simons Island.
This collection consists of a microfilm copy of a petition and a letter from John and Lachlan McIntosh. In the petition, dated February 13, 1775, John McIntosh requests 2,000 acres of land in Florida for services in "the late war." It is addressed to the governor of West Florida. The 1784 letter from Lachlan McIntosh to his son, John, concerns runaway slaves.
Originals in the University of Florida Library.
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[item identification], John and Lachlan McIntosh petition and letter, MS 1613, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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