Joseph M. Wyatt land grant

Joseph M. Wyatt land grant

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cox, Jesse
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1837-1839 : Gilmer).
Creator: Gilmer, George Rockingham, 1790-1859
Title: Joseph M. Wyatt land grant
Dates: 1838
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3105

Biographical/Historical Note

"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. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Land grants--Georgia--Newton County.
Land grants.
Land tenure--Georgia--Newton County.
Newton County (Ga.)--Maps.
Plats (maps)
Real property--Georgia--Newton County.
Wyatt, Joseph M.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Wyatt land grant, MS 3105. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Land grant, 1838