Chatham County Indenture

Chatham County Indenture

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Chatham County Indenture
Dates: 1854
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (4 folders; MS 2660, 2843, & 3443 in housed together in 1 flat box)
Coll. Number: ms3443(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Felt was the guardian of Margaret Cavanaugh of Savannah, Georgia.

Edward O. Byrne was a promoter and entrepeneur from Savannah, Georgia.

Derby Ward was a holding place for public stores - things the community would need to maintain itself. Thus, the settlers gathered in this square to get water, see the time of day, which could be read on the sundial which was constructed there, post public notices, visit and to bake their bread. For a long time, there were not enough bricks available for each individual to have their own bread oven, so the city provided the ovens and each family used them as needed. The ovens no longer exist, but in their places in the square are two fountains. The sundial was originally dedicated to Colonel Charles Bull, of South Carolina, who was another friend of Oglethorpe and who surveyed the original city.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an indenture dated Feburary 2, 1854 from Joseph Felt, guardian of Margaret Cavanaugh to Edward O. Byrne. The indenture is for Lot no. 10, Digby Tything, Derby Ward, Savannah, Georgia (Chatham County). The amount recorded is $9.600.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Byrne, Edward O.
Cavanaugh, Margaret
Deeds--Georgia--Chatham County.
Felt, Joseph
Land tenure--Georgia--Chatham County.
Land tenure--Georgia--Savannah.
Land titles--Georgia--Chatham County.
Land titles--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chatham County Indenture, 1854. MS 3443. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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