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Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers

Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers
Creator: Howard family
Creator: Randolph family
Creator: Comer family
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1950
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet 7 boxes
Collection Number: ms3418
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Comer family lived in several counties in Georgia. Most were descendants of William Jenkins Comer, born March 15, 1847 in Jackson County, Georgia. He married Martha Deadwyler in 1867.

The Randolph family lived in several counties in Georgia and Florida. Mary Arline Randolph was born May 18, 1833 in Jackson County, Georgia and married Augustus Columbus Thompson in 1850.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of nineteen cased images of various family members, one leather-bound, clasped album of photographs, 24 letters relating to the Howard-Comer-Randolph families, loose photographs of the Howard family, Comer family, Randolph family, and the Lyon-Devore-Boland and Whitehead families.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers, ms3418, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bolen family
Cased photographs.
Devore family
Families -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Florida -- Genealogy.
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Lyons family
Thompson family
Whitehead family

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Photographs

11Bell, Wiley
12Howard, Annie Randolph
13Howard, Asa Jefferson
14Howard, Frank Sr., Howard, Frank Jr.
15Howard, Ida Pauline
16Howard, Jimmie
17Howard, Lucy
18Howard, Mary Dale
19Howard, Nettie
110Howard, Wiley C.
111Howard, Wiley Hinton
21Comer, Frances
22Comer, Joseph Fletcher
23Comer, Martha
24Comer, Martha Hannah Johnson
25Comer, Reuben Tally, Comer, Sarah Fulcher
26Comer, Thomas Fletcher
28Miscellaneous photographs
31Dominick, Mary Lyon
32Howard, Frances Elizabeth Randolph
34Roberts, Clyde & Herbert
310Whitehead, Tommy?
311Assorted photographs

2. Letters and Ephemera

31CD - To UGA Library, From R. C. Whitehead
36Letters to the Howard Family, 1860-1869
37Frances Comer Memory Book (Athens High School), 1920-1929
38Martin Institute brochures
39Mary Virginia Peacock school materials
312"Reaching Back: A Brief History of the Comer, Howard, and Randolph Families of Clarke, Jackson, and Oglethorpe Counties in Georgia" by Robert Whitehead, 1990
313University of Georgia school graduation program and "In Memoriam" by Wiley C. Howard about Julius Foster Daniel, 1880-1889
6Unsorted Family Letters

3. Photograph album and daguerreotype in cases

41Assorted photograph album
42Picture, Robert E. Lee
43Nettie Howard
44Robert Johnson
45Daguerrotype, Untitled
46Lucy Henry Howard
47Great Grandmother
48Daguerrotype, Untitled
49Lucy Frances Howard
410Ann Bennett
411Asa Jefferson Howard
412Lucy Henry Howard
413Asa Jefferson Howard
414Wiley C. Howard
415Wiley C. Howard
416Fanny Randolph Howard in "Second Day" Dress
417James Elijah Randolph, Sr.
418Elizabeth Gilmer Glenn, Great Grandmother
419Elizabeth Gilmer Glenn
420One of Grandmother's Brothers
421Joshua Hammond Randolph
422Daguerrotype, Untitled
423Daguerrotype, Untitled

4. Purchased Items (unrelated to families)

51Camp Family Papers and Correspondence
52Scrapbook Pages complied by William Gaston of Cobb's Legion, 1860-1889
53Civil War letters written by Foreman bought by Whitehead, 1861-1865
54Assorted Civil War letters from soldiers, 1861-1865
55Unidentified Daguerrotypes
56Civil War soldier correspondence and Georgia indenture , 1850-1865
57Printed Material about Georgia

5. Oversized Materials

7Rolled item- Certificate from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Thomas Fletcher Johnson Comer, 1936 July 28
7Rolled item- Certificate from Martin Insitute - Ida Pauline Howard, 1891 June 24
7Rolled item- Certificate from The National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution - Pauline Howard Comer, 1930 November 7
7Rolled item- Certificate from The United Daughters of the Confederacy - Pauline Howard Comer, 1919 August 26
7Family photograph in brown portfolio
7Correspondence, 1860-1865