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Bailey-Grantland family papers

Bailey-Grantland family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bailey-Grantland family papers
Creator: Grantland, Seaton, 1782-1864
Creator: Bailey, David Jackson, 1812-1897
Creator: Grantland, Seaton, II, 1847-1919
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1966
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box and 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms4186
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Grantland and Bailey families are from Baldwin, Butts, and Spalding counties, Georgia. Seaton Grantland was a U.S. Congressman (1835-1839), attorney in Milledgeville, Georgia, presidential elector (1840), and planter. David Jackson Bailey was a U.S. Congressman (1851-55), state senator, attorney in Jackson, Georgia, president of state senate (1861), colonel of the 30th regiment, Georgia, volunteer infantry, and planter. Seaton Grantland II was a businessman in Griffin, Georgia, a member of the state legislature, and owner of the Griffin Manufacturing Company.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of papers pertaining to the Grantland and Bailey families, ranging from around 1818-1966. Notable items include extensive genealogy research and biographical information, Georgia land grants, and political correspondence including, Joseph E. Brown, Howell Cobb, Herchel V. Johnson, Alexander H. Stephens, and P.M. Compton. Other letters relate to the Second Seminole War and early settlers in Florida, letters from Dr. James S. Gilliam, surgeon, U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Macedonian on one of the Commodore Perry's trips to Japan and the U.S.S. Levant exploring the South Pacific and South America, 1849-1850.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bailey-Grantland family papers, ms4186, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Baldwin County (Ga.)
Butts County (Ga.) -- History.
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Jackson County (Ga.)
Milledgeville (Ga.)
Politicians -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Politicians -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Politicians -- Georgia.
Spalding County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1829-1843 Access Online
Includes correspondence with Henry Bailey, Charles Bailey, David Bailey, Stephen Bailey, Alexander H. Stephens, John B. Lamar, Seaton Grantland, Charles McDonald. Topics include Georgia Mounted Volunteer Battalion, Second Seminole War, family correspondence, politics, Democratic Republican Party of Georgia.
12Correspondence, 1844-1848 Access Online
Correspondence with Susan Bailey, Henry Bailey, David Bailey, Seaton Grantland, P.M. Compton, Joseph E. Brown, Alexander H. Stephens, N.C. Munroe
13Correspondence, 1850-1853 Access Online
Correspondence with David Bailey, Seaton Grantland, N.C. Munroe, Susan Bailey, Thomas C. Howard, T.S.M. Bloodworth, David Kendall, Sallie Duncan, Herschel Vespasian Johnson, and others
14Correspondence, 1854-1855 Access Online
15Correspondence, 1856-1859 Access Online
16Correspondence, 1860-1865 Access Online
17Correspondence, 1866-1867 Access Online
Correspondence with Grantland Bailey, Charles Du Bignon, David Bailey, Susan Bailey, Mary B.
18Correspondence, 1868-1869 Access Online
Includes correspondence with Susan Bailey, Grantland Bailey, David Bailey, A. H. Voorhis, Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Charles Du Bignon.
19Correspondence, 1870-1878 Access Online
Correspondence with Fleming G. Bailey, David Bailey, Susan Bailey, and others. Includes Masonic dues for David Bailey at Lodge no. 45.
110Correspondence, 1880-1889 Access Online
Correspondence with David Bailey, Alexander H. Stephens, Leila Gilliam, Susan M. Bailey, Seaton Grantland, Grantland Bailey, Mary Mills
111Correspondence, 1899-1821 Access Online
Correspondence with Seaton Grantland, Susanne, Leila Grantland Barnes, Anne Bailey Voorhies
112Correspondence, Undated Access Online
Includes correspondence with Susan Bailey, Grant Bailey, S. Grantland Bailey, David Bailey
113Gray family genealogy Access Online
114Bailey family genealogy Access Online
115Barnes family genealogy Access Online
116Bookingham family genealogy Access Online
117Field family genealogy Access Online
118Gillam family genealogy Access Online
119Goodwin family genealogy Access Online
120Grantland family genealogy Access Online
121Nicoll family genealogy Access Online
122Shore family genealogy Access Online
123Tinsley family genealogy Access Online
124Wall family genealogy Access Online
125Seaton Grantland estate papers Access Online
126Seaton Grantland estate papers Access Online
127Deeds, 1851-1880 Access Online
Land deeds for Oglethorpe, Baker, Butts, Dougherty, Henry, Muscogee, Chatham Counties
128Deeds, 1824-1848 Access Online
For land in Monroe, Butts, Early, Muscogee, Baker, Bibb, Upson, Wilkinson Counties
129Land grants Access Online
Includes Henry, Early, Washington, Monroe Counties
130Land grants, 1820-1840 Access Online
Henry, Early, Cherokee Counties
131Legal documents Access Online
Seaton Grantland to represent Georgia at 1900 Exposition Universal, David Bailey resignation from 30th Georgia Vols., David Bailey license to practice law, Bill to amend the charter of the City of Giffin (1917), Bill to establish experiement station at UGA (Hatch Act), Towaliga Milling Company, will of Eliza Grantland
132Bills and receipts for David Jackson Bailey, Seaton Grantland I, and Seaton Grantland II Access Online
133Bills and receipts for David Jackson Bailey, Seaton Grantland I, and Seaton Grantland II Access Online
Various receipts, includes Stephen Bailey estate documents, David Bailey expenses, John Cooper vs Robert Smith legal documents. Includes a Confederate States of America for Susan Bailey to hire "one Negro boy Eugene"
134Bills and receipts for David Jackson Bailey, Seaton Grantland I, and Seaton Grantland II Access Online
135Speeches Access Online
136Invitations Access Online
Variety of invitations including to Virginia Military Institute, Maryland Institute, Philodemic Society of Georgetown College, Few Society Emory College
137Certificates Access Online
Includes Seaton Grantland certificates for State Council on Food Production and Conservation (1917), Royal Arch Masons Grand Chapter of Georgia, Men of Mark (1906), and a certificate for David Bailey for Lieut. of Butts County Cavalry of the 59th Regiment (1836)
1Certificates Access Online
Certificates David Bailey in the Directors of the American Legal Association and Seaton Grantland in the Georgia Volunteers (1898)
1Handwritten map of unidentified plot of land
138Photographs Access Online
Leila Grantland
139Newspaper clippings
140Printed materials
141Miscellaneous family writings and papers Access Online
142Incomplete/damaged documents Access Online