Gardner family papers

Gardner family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Gardner family papers
Dates: 1849-1941
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3237

Biographical/Historical Note

Lee County, which spans 356 square miles, was created by an act of the state legislature on June 9, 1825, along with Carroll, Coweta, and Troup counties (although the counties were not officially named until December 1826). Georgia's sixty-first county was formed from land that was ceded by the Creek Indians in a treaty signed on February 12, 1825. One of Georgia's earliest counties in the southwestern part of the state, Lee originally comprised the subsequently created counties of Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, and Webster and parts of Chattahoochee, Clay, Macon, Marion, and Schley. The original county boundaries ran from the Flint River to the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama border. The total population in the 1830 census was 1,680. In 1832 the county seat was named Starkville after General John Stark, a Revolutionary War (1775-83) hero of the battles of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts and Bennington in Vermont. New Georgia Encyclopedia - Lee County (Retrieved October 9, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of deeds, maps, and letters related to Gardner family ownership of a Lee County farm.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Deeds--Georgia--Lee County.
Family farms--Georgia--Lee County.
Farm ownership--Georgia--Lee County.
Gardner family
Land titles--Georgia--Lee County.
Real property--Georgia--Lee County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gardner family papers. MS 3237. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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