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The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0419

This index, titled The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State, lists the names of 3,151 Revolutionary War soldiers who received land grants in Tennessee as a reward for their military service. A preface describes where this information was found and outlines some of the features of American westward migration.

Dates

  • 1949

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This index, titled The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State, lists the names of 3,151 Revolutionary War soldiers who received land grants in Tennessee as a reward for their military service. A preface describes where this information was found and outlines some of the features of American westward migration.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Magruder Battey was born to George Magruder and Mary Hamilton (Van Dyke) Battey in Rome, Georgia on February 11, 1887. He was one of four children, including Lady Mary Hamilton (Battey) Bonney Marston (1885-1949), Hugh Inman (1888-1954), and Adrienne (1890-1978). Battey studied at the University of Georgia and at Princeton before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1917, where he served for 16 months in anti-submarine operations. Battey went on to become an author and published such books as Humpty-Dumpty William and Co. (1916), Chart House Poems (1918), 70,000 miles on a Submarine Destroyer (1919), and A History of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. (1922). He died in August of 1965.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This manuscript was copied from Francis Headman's typescript in June of 1968.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480