|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Tennille, Francis, 1747-1812.|
|Title:||Francis Tennille land grants and letters|
|Extent:||0.3 cubic feet (2 oversize folders)|
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.
This collection contains of two land grants to Francis Tennille of 1,000 acres each in Washington County, Georgia. Both were granted by Governor Edward Telfair on 18 June 1793. These 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. Each of the grants has an attached warrant letter (dated 1790 and 1791) and pendant seal. According to information provided by the donor, the grants are registered in book LLL fo. 193, June 1793.
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