|Title:||Tate family record|
|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.|
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.
Tate family records. MS 2043. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
This material is located in the oversize drawer.