Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat

Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat

Descriptive Summary

Title: Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat
Creator: Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807
Inclusive Dates: 1793
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms3473
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Telfair served three terms as Georgia's governor in the late 1700s. He was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. For more information, see the article Edward Telfair in New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Lieut. Francis Tennille, was the son of a French Huguenot, who emigrated from France after the Edict of Nantes, settling in Virginia. He was born in Virginia, in Prince William county, and came from there to Georgia in colonial days, locating in Washington County as a pioneer. During the Revolutionary War he enlisted for service in the Georgia Brigade of the Continental Army, being mustered in as lieutenant of the second battalion, afterwards being promoted first to the rank of captain, later being commissioned lieutenant colonel. He had the distinction of being one of the charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati in Georgia. He married Mary Bacon Dixon, a daughter of Robert and Ann (Bacon) Dixon, and granddaughter of Gen. Nathaniel Bacon, of Virginia, who was a lineal descendant of the famous English family of that name. It is also a matter of record that Captain Francis Tennille and a number of other officers of the Continental Army were voted by the Georgia House of Assembly certain grants of land in recognition of their services to the State in that they "voluntarily did duty in common with privates of the militia under Col. Elija Clark".

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a land grant for Francis Tennille signed by Governor Edward Telfair for property in Washington County, Georgia. Also included is a plat for the land in Washington County, Georgia and two clay seals.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat, ms3473, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Land grant, 1793 June 21
12Plat, 1791 April 4
13Large seal
14Small State of Georgia seal

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