First Federal Issue embossed revenue stamped paper for the Georgia taxing district Scott cat. The document is dated Decemberr 1800 Size 7.5 in.
On laid, rag content paper; age toned, tiny holes along folds, signature clipped out - a common practice for cancelling notes at the time, overall very good condition. The 10 cent embossed stamp is located at the upper right, struck on the reverse so it is right reading from the back, is overwritten, is not affected by folds, a very clear strike. Only 33 of the GA 10¢ are reported in the Combs Catalog (of which this is one of those reported) For detailed descriptions of the die types, die, paper, and usage varieties, and quantities reported see the catalogs authored by W. Combs in the 1990's. Rarity scale: (NOTE: Even a "common" embossed revenue stamp is uncommon when compared to most other stamps); over 100 known, common i.
Josiah Taylor and Hephzibeth Luker were married on October 6, 1807, in the Mars Hill Baptist Church at Clarke County, Georgia, by itinerant Minister of the Gospel Isaac Settles. Josiah was described as an educated man of quiet and gentle disposition with light hair and beard, fair complexion and blue grey eyes. " His wife Hephzibeth was "a woman of resolute will and independence... Of a very charitable nature. She was [of] very dark complexion, black hair and eyes, and boasted of being 1/8 Cherokee Indian blood.
Josiah and Hephzibeth Taylor gave six sons and three daughters to the world. Patriarch Josiah Taylor was a soldier. Made a captain, Taylor and his company were on more than one occasion in the brunt of the fighting during this expedition. He engaged the enemy at the battles of La Baha, Alazn, Rosales, and Medina which cost the filibusters dearly.
Captain Taylor was one of about three hundred who survived out of the original force of nearly fourteen hundred. He was wounded seven times during this period.
The item "RM 72 10¢ Georgia embossed revenue stamped paper 1800 IOU note only 33 known" is in sale since Wednesday, August 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Back of Book\Revenues". The seller is "infladiana" and is located in Greenville, North Carolina.
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