Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat

Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Telfair, Edward, ca. 1735-1807
Title: Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat
Dates: 1793
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet 1 oversized box
Coll. Number: ms3473

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Telfair served three terms as Georgia's governor in the late 1700s. He was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. For more information, see the article Edward Telfair in New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Lieut. Francis Tennille, was the son of a French Huguenot, who emigrated from France after the Edict of Nantes, settling in Virginia. He was born in Virginia, in Prince William county, and came from there to Georgia in colonial days, locating in Washington County as a pioneer. During the Revolutionary War he enlisted for service in the Georgia Brigade of the Continental Army, being mustered in as lieutenant of the second battalion, afterwards being promoted first to the rank of captain, later being commissioned lieutenant colonel. He had the distinction of being one of the charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati in Georgia. He married Mary Bacon Dixon, a daughter of Robert and Ann (Bacon) Dixon, and granddaughter of Gen. Nathaniel Bacon, of Virginia, who was a lineal descendant of the famous English family of that name. It is also a matter of record that Captain Francis Tennille and a number of other officers of the Continental Army were voted by the Georgia House of Assembly certain grants of land in recognition of their services to the State in that they "voluntarily did duty in common with privates of the militia under Col. Elija Clark".


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a land grant for Francis Tennille signed by Governor Edward Telfair for property in Washington County, Georgia. Also included is a plat for the land in Washington County, Georgia and two clay seals.


Index Terms

Land grants--Georgia--Washington County.
Land grants.
Land tenure--Georgia--Washington County.
Plats (maps)
Tennille, Francis, 1747-1812

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Washington County (Ga.) land grant and plat, ms3473, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS BoxItem
11Land grant, 1793 June 21
 
2Plat, 1791 April 4
 
3Large seal
 
4Small State of Georgia seal