Warren Lippitt land records

Warren Lippitt land records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brewster, John
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1835-1837 : Schley).
Creator: Schley, William, 1786-1858
Title: Warren Lippitt land records
Dates: 1818-1837
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1378 to MS 1386 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of three partially printed documents pertaining to land transactions involving Warren Lippitt of Chatham County. They include an indenture, dated 20 May 1818, between John Lillibridge of Savannah and Warren Lippett for one lot in the City of Savannah in the New Leeds section; a survey of land in Cherokee County, tract 715, for Warren Lippitt, signed by John Brewster, surveyor general, and dated 26 June 1832; and a grant dated 5 September 1837 and signed by Governor William Schley for the abovementioned tract in Cherokee County to Warren Lippitt.
Coll. Number: ms1378

Biographical/Historical Note

"Warren Lippitt (1786-1850) became a mariner at the age of sixteen, and was made captain at the age of 22. He sailed until 1816, then went into a business partnership in Savannah, Georgia, dealing in groceries and cotton. He alternated his residences seasonally between Providence and Savannah. Warren married Eliza Seamans in 1811." -- "Lippitt Family Papers." Rhode Island Historical Society. http://www.rihs.org/mssinv/Mss538.htm (Retrieved February 19, 2009)

"William Schley, a jurist, politician, and manufacturer, served as governor of Georgia from 1835 to 1837. A descendant of German immigrants, he was born in Frederick, Maryland, on December 10, 1786, to Anna Maria Shelman and John Jacob Schley. His parents brought him to Jefferson County in Georgia when he was a child, and he completed his education in Louisville and Augusta. He was admitted to the bar in 1812 and practiced in Augusta for a dozen years before venturing into politics. Schley was elected judge of the Superior Court of the Middle District in 1825 and representative to the state legislature from Richmond County in 1830. Beginning in 1832 he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat for two successive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Having been nominated for governor as the Union Party candidate in 1835, Schley resigned from Congress and defeated the states' rights candidate by a few thousand votes... Schley lost his bid for reelection in 1837 to George Gilmer, a states' rights candidate, by only 700 votes. He retired to his home in Richmond County and spent the next twenty years on his business pursuits... Schley died at his home on November 20, 1858, and was buried in the family cemetery." -- "William Schley (1786-1858)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge (Retrieved February 19, 2009)


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Land grants--Georgia--Cherokee County.
Land grants.
Land tenure--Georgia.
Land titles--Georgia--Cherokee County.
Land titles--Georgia--Savannah.
Lillibridge, John
Lippitt, Warren, 1786-1850
Real property--Georgia--Cherokee County.
Real property--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warren Lippett land records, 1818-1837. MS 1378. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Records, 1818-1837