Land grant with map for plot in] Cherokee County, Georgia, 1835 Nov. 7 / [authorized by] William Schley, Governor of Georgia

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Land grant with map for plot in] Cherokee County, Georgia, 1835 Nov. 7 / [authorized by] William Schley, Governor of Georgia
Georgia. Governor (1835-1837 : Schley)
Contributor to Resource:
Schley, William, 1786-1858
Date of Original:
Creek Indians--Treaties
Cherokee Indians--Treaties
Creek Indians--Land tenure
Cherokee Indians--Land tenure
Indian land transfers
Real property
Land use
United States, Georgia, Cherokee County, 34.24393, -84.4762
United States, Georgia, Walker County, 34.73566, -85.30098
land grants
This document is a land grant, including a map and survey report, for a plot in Cherokee County, Georgia, granted to Joel Edwards of Jasper County, Georgia on November 7, 1835. The land was obtained by the state of Georgia from the Creek and Cherokee Nations in unnamed treaties and distributed by acts passed in the Georgia Assembly on December 21, 1830, and on December 22, 1831. The plot was granted by William Schley (Governor of Georgia, 1835-1837), and it was surveyed on May 23, 1832. 832 miles of Cherokee County became Murray County in December 1831. In 1833, a portion of this county became Walker County.
The addition of documents to the Southeastern Native American Documents database from the LaFayette-Walker County Library and the Walker County Historical Society in 2006 is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Cherokee Regional Library System as part of Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
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Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of item], Early Walker County Papers, LaFayette-Walker County Library, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
3 pages/leaves
Original Collection:
Manuscript held by the LaFayette-Walker County Library, Early Walker County Papers.
Holding Institution:
LaFayette-Walker County Library
Rights Statement information

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[ Note: This document contains both written and printed text. ]
MAGNETIC VARIATION [printed text: deg. ]
[ Note: A printed map appears in the center of the page. ]

[printed text: SCALE OF 20 CHAINS TO AN INCH. ]

[printed text: THE above Plat is a representation of that Tract or Lot of Land, drawn by ] [written text: Joel Edwards ] [printed text: of ] [written text: the 373rd ] [printed text: District ] [written text: Jasper ] [printed text: County ] [printed text: [damage] in the ] [written text: 26th. ] [printed text: District ] [written text: 4th. ] [printed text: Section, in Cherokee County, containing One Hundred and Sixty Acres, which is known and distinguished in the plan of said District by the number ] [written text: 1 ]
[printed text: Surveyed on the ]
[written text: 23rd ] [printed text: day of ] [written text: May ] [printed text: 1832. ]
[printed text: By ] [written text: William Rawlings ] [printed text: Surveyor. ]
[Signed] [written text: John Bethune ]
[printed text: Sur. Gen. [Surveyor General] ]

[Signed] [written text: Larkin Chivers ]
[Signed] [written text: Samuel Lowe ] [printed text: } C. C. [Clerk of Court] ]

[Signed] [written text: William Schley ]
[written text: Entd. [Entered] ]
[Signed] [written text: Wm W. Carnes ] [written text: Comp Gen'l [Comptroller General] ]
[written text: Recd. [Received] Ten dollars ]
[Signed] [written text: [unclear text: T. Haynes ] ] [written text: Tr. [Treasurer] ]

[ Note: Pendant seal. ]

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State of Georgia.

[printed text: By his Excellency ] [written text: William Schley ] [printed text: Governor and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of this State, and of the Militia thereof: ]
[printed text: TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, ] [printed text: GREETING. ]
KNOW YE, that in pursuance of the several Acts of the General Assembly of this State, passed the
[unclear text: 21st ] of December, 1830, and the
22d of December, 1831, to authorize the survey and disposition of the Lands, within the limits of Georgia, in the occupancy of the Cherokee tribe of Indians, and all other unlocated lands, within the limits of said State, claimed as Creek lands, and forming the County of Cherokee, I HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT unto [written text: Joel Edwards ] [printed text: of ] [written text: the 373rd ] [printed text: District ] [written text: Jasper ] [printed text: County, ] [written text: his ] [printed text: heirs and assigns forever, all that TRACT OR LOT OF LAND, containing ] [printed text: One Hundred and Sixty Acres ] [printed text:, situate, lying and being in the ] [written text: Sixth ] [printed text: District of the ] [written text: fourth ] [printed text: Section, in the County of Cherokee, in said State, which said Tract or Lot of Land is known and distinguished in the plan of said District by the number ] [written text: One ] [printed text: having such shape, form and marks as appear by a plat of the same hereunto annexed: ] TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, [printed text: the said Tract or Lot of Land, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereof, whatsoever, unto the said ] [written text: Joel Edwards his ] [printed text: heirs and assigns; to ] [written text: his ] [printed text: and their own proper use, benefit and behoof forever in fee simple . ]
[printed text: GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, this ]
[written text: seventh ] [printed text: day of ] [written text: November ] [printed text: in the year eighteen hundred and thirty ] [written text: five ] [printed text: and of the Independence of the United States of America the [deleted text: fifty ] ] [written text: [added text: 60th ] ]
[printed text: SIGNED by his Excellency the Governor this ]
[written text: 7th ] [printed text: day of ] [written text: Novem ] [printed text: 183 ] [written text: 5 ].

[Signed] [written text: Wm. J. W. Wellborn ] [printed text: S. E. D. [Secretary Executive Department] ]

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[written text: To, Joel Edwards For Lot 1 = 6 = 4 Cherokee ]
Secretary of States office
7 Nov. 1835
[written text: Registered in Book Cherokee 6 = 4 Page 107. ]

[Signed] [written text: Wm. A. Tennille ] [written text: Secy [Secretary] ]