Esther and Edwin Shaver collection of county records, bills of sale, and other materials
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Esther and Edwin Shaver collection of county records, bills of sale, and other materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Shaver, Edwin.
Creator: Shaver, Esther.
Title: Esther and Edwin Shaver collection of county records, bills of sale, and other materials
Dates: 1818-1899
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet
Identification: MS 2162

Biographical/Historical Note

Esther and Edwin Shaver are residents of Savannah, Georgia. Esther Shaver is the proprietor of E. Shaver Booksellers.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains property transfers and wills from Chatham, Effingham, Screven, and Telfair Counties (1839-1892); a memorandum of persons who drew land under the act of 12 May 1812 in the state of Georgia; bills of sale from Savannah-area merchants; papers relating to the fire insurance claim of the Altamaha Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #227; and an incomplete, unidentified genealogical chart.

The collection is arranged into five series: County records, arranged by county; Land lottery participants; Bills of sale, arranged chronologically; and Genealogical material.


Index Terms

Deeds--Georgia--Bryan County.
Deeds--Georgia--Chatham County.
Deeds--Georgia--Effingham County.
Deeds--Georgia--Screven County.
Deeds--Georgia--Telfair County.
Deeds.
Genealogies (histories)
Genealogy.
Land grants--Georgia--Bryan County.
Land grants--Georgia--Chatham County.
Land grants--Georgia--Effingham County.
Land grants--Georgia--Screven County.
Land grants.
Wills--Georgia--Bryan County.
Wills--Georgia--Chatham County.
Wills--Georgia--Effingham County.
Wills--Georgia--Screven County.
Wills--Georgia--Telfair County.
Wills.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Further information on the custodial history of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification],The Esther and Edwin Shaver collection of county records, bills of sale, and other materials, MS 2162, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Esther and Edwin Shaver, 1982.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

County records, 1830-1892

Box

Fldr

11Bryan County, 1850-1884
2Chatham County, 1830-1839
3Chatham County, 1840-1844
4Chatham County, 1846-1849
5Chatham County, 1850-1856
6Chatham County, 1864-1875
7Chatham County, 1881-1892
8Effingham, Screven, Telfair Counties
 

Land lottery participants

Box: 1 Folder: 9
 

Bills of sale and receipts, 1895-1899

Box: 1 Folder: 10
 

Altamaha Free and Accepted Masons #227, 1897-1898

Box: 1 Folder: 11
 

Genealogical material

Box: 1 Folder: 12