John Gaskins land grant and plat
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John Gaskins land grant and plat

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Governor.
Title: John Gaskins land grant and plat
Dates: 1819-1842
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2558

Biographical/Historical Note

John Gaskins (1802-1865) lived in Berrien County, Georgia as a cattle farmer. He married Mary Pollie Barrow in 1825. The couple had 10 children, 5 of whom fought in the Civil War. Gaskins engaged in the Indian Wars, most notably in the Battle of Brushy Creek in 1836.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a land grant from Georgia Governor Charles James McDonald to John Gaskins for 490 acres in Appling County, Georgia on April 15, 1842. Plat and pendant seal are attached.

The plat was originally surveyed on December 27, 1819.

Index Terms

Appling County (Ga.)
Gaskins, John.
Georgia. Governor.
Land grants--Georgia--Appling County.
Land grants.
McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860.
Plats (maps)
Seals (artifacts)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.