Francis Tennille land grant and survey
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Francis Tennille land grant and survey

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Governor.
Title: Francis Tennille land grant and survey
Dates: 1793 June 21
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2109

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Tennille (1747-1812) was born in Prince William County, Virginia. He served in the Revolutionary War with the Second Georgia Battalion, first as a 1st Lieutenant in 1777, and later as a Captain in 1792. Tennille married Mary Elizabeth Bacon Dixon. He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a land grant of one thousand acres in Washington County, Georgia to Francis Tennille. The land was granted on April 8, 1791 and the grant was signed by Edward Telfair on June 21, 1793. The survey is attached. This land grants may have been part of the land speculation fraud of Georgia during the 1790s, the most well-known of which were the Yazoo land frauds.

Index Terms

Land grants--Georgia--Washington County.
Land grants.
Land surveys.
Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807.
Tennille, Francis, 1747-1812.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

Francis Tennille land grant and survey, MS 2109, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Joseph Rubinfine, 1983.


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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