|Title:||Oliver family papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of letters, deeds, indentures, clippings, maps, land grants, accounts, copy of will of Dionysius Oliver, Confederate Bond and Confederate money, pertaining to the family of Dionysius Oliver and other residents of old Petersburg, Georgia.|
Dionysius Oliver was a Revolutionary War veteran who acquired several land grants from the state for his wartime participation. One of the grants included the land between the forks of the Savannah and Broad rivers.
Once Georgia's third largest town, Petersburg, located in the forks of the Broad and Savannah rivers in Elbert County, is now submerged under the waters of Clarks Hill Lake. During prolonged droughts, or when lake levels are down it is possible to walk along the site and see the remnants of what was, from the 1780s to the 1820s, a thriving frontier community.
This collection has been arranged by record type and is listed at item level.
Oliver family papers. MS 64. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.