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North Carolina Land Grant to George Doherty

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3740

This collection consists of a handwritten land grant dated July 10, 1788 from the state of North Carolina to George Doherty for 5,000 acres in Giles County (now in Tennessee) on Richland Creek.

Dates

  • 1788 July 10

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

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 collection consists of a handwritten land grant dated July 10, 1788 from the state of North Carolina to George Doherty for 5,000 acres in Giles County (now in Tennessee) on Richland Creek.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Doherty was born January 18, 1749 in Augusta, Virginia to George and Elizabeth Williams Doherty. He fought in the Revolutionary War, and while he originally served with troops out of Virginia during the war, he moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee). In 1780, he fought under Col. John Sevier at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He served as a member of the first county court in Greene County, TN and participated in the State of Franklin movement. In 1783, he led a volunteer expedition of 200 men against the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. He then moved further west, served in the Jefferson County Court, and would later be a member of the first Territorial Assemby in Tennessee and the first Constitutional Convention in Tennessee. He died on May 27, 1833 and is buried in Jefferson County, TN.

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