|Creator:||Georgia. Governor (1837-1839 : Gilmer).|
|Creator:||Gilmer, George Rockingham, 1790-1859|
|Title:||Joseph M. Wyatt land grant|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"George R. Gilmer, a two-time Georgia governor during the 1830s, is best known for his successful efforts to remove the Cherokees from the state. He was also a state legislator, a U.S. congressman, and an army officer during the War of 1812 (1812-15). At various times in his life, Gilmer also served as a teacher, an author, a historian, a lawyer, and a trustee of the University of Georgia. Gilmer County, in the north Georgia mountains, is named in his honor." - "George R. Gilmer." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
The collection consists of a land grant given to Joseph M. Wyatt of Prophett's district in Newton County consisting of 40 acres in Cherokee County (Ga), District 3, Section 4, Lot #86. There is the plat of the land signed by the surveyor (Jesse Cox?) and the grant signed by Governor George Gilmer dated December 1, 1838.
Joseph M. Wyatt land grant, MS 3105. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.