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Alabama and Georgia land grant deeds

 Collection — Box: MS-028 001
Identifier: MS-028

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of land grants from Georgia and Alabama dating from 1844 to 1911. These grants document the amount of land to be granted, to whom it would be granted, and the autorization for the grant. The Georgia grants also document whether or not the land was surveyed. All the land granted and surveyed in the Georgia documents was situated in Cherokee Co., Georgia. The Alabama land grants are for land in Huntsville or Montgomery, Alabama.


  • Creation: 1844-1911

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

John J. Manker served on the Board of Trustees in 1886, the same year that he signed the original charter for the establishment of Chattanooga University (now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga). He served as trustee for the university until his death in 1916. He was also a faculty member of the University in the late 1800's, teaching divinity and religion. He is connected with the Patten family, another university benefactor: His daughter, Edith Manker, married John A. Patten.


1.54 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the 1990s.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.


Alabama and Georgia land grant deeds
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States