Tate family record

Tate family record

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Tate family record
Dates: 1758-1897
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 items in 1 oversized folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of Tate family records including births and deaths written on three leaves of paper from the family bible.
Coll. Number: ms2043

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Tate was an entrepreneur in the marble industry, who in the 1830s purchased land lottery tracts in north Georgia, much of which included large marble deposits. In 1845 Tate signed an agreement with James Ferrel, James C. Holmes, and Gideon Roberts, all from Alabama, that allowed for quarrying on his land. There is no evidence, however, that this agreement was ever enacted. In 1850, while continuing to farm, Tate became a partner in a marble company that opened a quarry in the vicinity of the present Georgia Marble Company in the town that later became known as Tate. In the late 1880s Samuel Tate's sons, Stephen Clayton Tate and William Tate, increased their landholdings in the area and assumed a more direct role in the management of the marble industry. The family signed a twenty-five-year lease of the marble quarries with an option for renewal. Other companies attempted to capitalize on the industry with limited success, but the Tate family successfully expanded the markets for its Georgia Marble Company stone. In addition, Stephen and William Tate were on the board of directors of the Etowah quarry, which opened in 1890 and provided the first truly pink marble. New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1168&hl=y Retrieved 4/17/2009.

Index Terms

Bible records--Georgia.
Bible records.
Family records.
Tate family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tate family records. MS 2043. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions on Access

This material is located in the oversize drawer.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1ATate family records