|Title:||Grisham Family papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
Joseph Grisham, son of John and Martha Halbert Brown Grisham, was the father-in-law of Georgia's Civil War Governor, Joseph E. Brown.
The Civil War governor of Georgia, Joseph E. Brown, was one of the most successful politicians in the state's history and the father of two-term governor Joseph M. Brown. Born in South Carolina on April 15, 1821, and raised in the mountains of north Georgia, Joseph Emerson Brown capped off a solid middle-class education in private academies with a year at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut (1845-46). Very able and ambitious, Brown quickly prospered as a lawyer and businessman. Soon after his election to the Georgia state senate in 1849 he emerged as a leader of the Democratic Party, and his influence continued after he was elected a state circuit judge in 1855. New Georgia Encyclopedia. (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-637&sug=y) Retrieved 9/2/2009.
The collection consists of the Grisham family Bible, with extensive family information, and an 1854 mortgage deed between Joseph S. Dial and Joseph E. Brown, Cherokee County, Ga., selling three lots and ten slaves.
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Grisham Family papers. MS 3002. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.