Michael Johnston Kenan notebook

Michael Johnston Kenan notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kenan, Michael Johnston
Title: Michael Johnston Kenan notebook
Dates: 1872-1873
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 850 to MS 853 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a notebook of Michael Johnston Kenan of Sapelo Island, Georgia from 1872-1873. The notebook contains miscellaneous collections of observations, both literary and historical. Of particular interest are his recollections of Fort Wilkerson, Fort Hawkins, Elijah Clarke, Alexander McGillivray, Benjamin Hawkins, the death of William McIntosh, and relations with Creek Indians.
Coll. Number: ms852
Location: 32108050816027

Biographical/Historical Note

"Michael Johnston Kenan [1806-1875]. . . was born at Milledgeville, Georgia. He married Catherine Anna Spalding, and they settled near Catherine's home in McIntosh County. Kenan was an attorney by profession, but he abandoned his practice because of deafness and became a planter. As a young man, Kenan was appointed by Governor Troup as secretary of the commission to investigate the murder of General (Chief) McIntosh by Indians near Carrolton, Georgia. Although this experience convinced Kenan that whites were treating Indians unfairly, he was later given credit for the removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia when he was a colonel on General Winfield Scott's staff."

Source: Bio/History Note, Michael Johnston Kenan Papers, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia


Index Terms

Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799
Creek Indians--Georgia.
Fort Hawkins (Ga.)
Fort Wilkerson (Ga.)
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875.
McGillivray, Alexander, ca. 1740-1793
McIntosh, William, ca. 1775-1825
Reminiscences.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael Johnston Kenan notebook. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials located in other repositories: Georgia Historical Society.