Elbert Ward deeds
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Elbert Ward deeds

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Elbert Ward deeds
Dates: 1821,1839
Extent: 0.65 cubic feet (2 oversize folders)
Identification: MS 1710

Biographical/Historical Note

Two of the deeds are to William B. Bulloch who was born in Savannah in 1777 to Georgia's first governor, Archibald Bulloch. William Bulloch was a Savannah attorney and served as attorney general of Georgia. He was the mayor of Savannah from 1809-1812, served in the Savannah Heavy Artillery during the War of 1812, and founded the Georgia State Bank in 1816. William Bulloch died in 1852.

Miss Mary O. Deveaux, who received and transferred lot 33 in 1821, may have been related to Bulloch through the marriage of Archibald Bulloch (William Bulloch's father) and Mary "Polly" Deveaux in 1764.

The Elbert Ward neighborhood, where these lots were located, deteriorated into low-rent housing when the Central of Georgia railroad was established during the 1840s. Construction of Highway 17 and Interstate 16 resulted in further decline and by the time the Savannah Civic Center, the county jail, and the courthouse were completed in this area, Elbert Ward was largely unidentifiable.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains three deeds for lot 33 and part of lot 34 in the Elbert Ward neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia. Individuals transferring and receiving land include William B. Bulloch, Miss Mary O. Deveaux, Charles Harris, John H. Morel, and Levi S. Rupell. The deeds are dated 1821 and 1839 and are arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Bulloch, William Bellinger, 1777-1852.
Deveaux, Mary O.
Elbert Ward (Savannah, Ga.)
Harris, Charles.
Morel, John H.
Rupell, Levi S.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection came to Georgia Historical Society when it was deaccessioned from Savannah Jewish Archives in 2006.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elbert Ward deeds, MS 1710, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Arrived after being deaccessioned from Savannah Jewish Archives, 2006.


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



1Sale of lot number 33, Elbert Ward, Savannah, Georgia from John H. Morel, Esquire, to Miss Mary O. Deveaux, January 1821


1Conveyance of one fourth of lot number 34, Elbert Ward, Savannah, Georgia, from Levi S. Rupell, Sherriff, to William B. Bulloch, trustee, 1839


2Conveyance of lot number 33, Elbert Ward, Savannah, Georgia, from Miss Mary O. Deveaux to Charles Harris and William B. Bulloch, Esquire, August 1821