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James M. Chiles family papers

James M. Chiles family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James M. Chiles family papers
Creator: Chiles, James M., 1809-1863
Inclusive Dates: 1782-1919
Bulk Dates: 1880-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.7 Linear Feet 1 half box, 1 card file box
Collection Number: ms2915
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Madison Chiles (1809-1963) was a Baptist minister. He was also a resident of Edgefield District, South Carolina and later Mitchell County, Georgia. He married Sarah Elizabeth Eyers in 1834, but she died early. He appears to have married again in 1838 to Frances A. Butler. It is suggested he died due to a disease contracted during the Civil War that he acquired while visiting his severely wounded son at a hospital.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, mostly to Chiles relating to his involvement in the Baptist Church in Abbeville and Edgefield Districts (S.C.) and in Gum Pond, Mitchell County (Ga.); printed material relating to the Edgefield Baptist Association; minutes (July 17, 1867) of the Abbeville and Edgefield Union Bible Society; Chiles' commonplace book with sermon notations; list of various women missionaries; and a speech made by Emma L. Amos before the Women's Baptist Missionary Society in Athens, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James M. Chiles family papers, ms2915, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Abbeville District (S.C.)
Abbeville and Edgefield Union Bible Society (S.C.)
Amos, Emma L., -1927
Baptists -- South Carolina.
Clergy -- Georgia.
Clergy -- South Carolina.
Edgefield District (S.C.)
Gum Pond (Ga.)
Mitchell County (Ga.)
Women -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.
Women missionaries.
Women's Baptist Missionary Society (Athens, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence , 1782-1859
12Correspondence , 1860-1863
13Correspondence , 1875-1886
14Correspondence , 1908-1919
15Printed Materials
17Church Minutes
19Writings and Notes