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Grisham family papers

Grisham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Grisham family papers
Creator: Grisham family
Inclusive Dates: 1814, 1854
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3002
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two items: the Grisham family Bible; and a court document. The Bible contains records of John Grisham, 1715-1814, and continues through several generations, including Joseph Grisham, 1789-1857, who married Mary L. Steele, and had daughter Elizabeth, who married Joseph Emerson Brown. The mortgage deed is between Joseph S. Dial and Joseph E. Brown, of Cherokee County, Georgia, for three lots of land and 10 "negroes" ("Harriet about 44 years old, also...named Maria about twenty two years old and her two children Emila, a girl four years old, and James Al...boy about two years old. Also a negro woman name Aggy about twenty years old and her child a boy named S...about three years old, also a boy named Toby about fifteen years old, and Nathan, a boy about twelve years old...a boy about nine years old and..."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grisham family papers, ms3002, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bible records.
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Slave bills of sale -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mortgage deed, 1854 July 31
11Grisham Family Bible, circa 1814