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Phinizy-Stovall family papers

Phinizy-Stovall family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Phinizy-Stovall family papers
Creator: Phinizy, Ferdinand, 1819-1889
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1940
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3527
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Phinizy family was a wealthy family in 19th Century Georgia, their ancestor Ferdinand Phinizy having arrived an immigrant from Italy in the early 18th century, where he began to build his fortune from nothing. Ferdinand Phinizy the Second was born in Bowling Green, Oglethorpe County, Georgia in 1819, the first child of Jacob and Matilda Stewart Phinizy. He became a major and later moved to Augusta, Ga where he prospered in business. In 1849 Phinizy married Harriet Hayes Bowdre and the couple had eight children: Ferdinand Bowdre, Stewart, Leonard, Louise King, Jacob, Marion, Daniel, Billups, and Harry Hayes Phinizy. After the death of his first wife Harriet, Ferdinand the Second married Anne S. Barrett, and the couple had three more children: Savannah Glasscock, Barrett, and Charles Henry Phinizy.

Billups Phinizy married Miss Nellie G. Stovall of Athens, GA. The couple had five daughters: Anne Barrett, Bolling Stovall, Martha Susan, Nellie, and Louise Calhoun Phinizy.

The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900 (Dr. Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, son of Louise King Phinizy and Dr. Abner Wellburn Calhoun, and a nephew of Billups Phinizy) as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838.

For more, see Notable Southern Families by Janie Preston Collup French.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of genealogical materials, correspondence, deeds, wills and stock certificates of the Phinizy-Stovall families of Athens, Georgia. The bulk of the collection consists of indentures, wills and other land documents from Ferdinand Phinizy (1819-1889) and his son Billups Phinizy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Phinizy-Stovall family papers, ms3527, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Families -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Phinizy, Billups
Phinizy, Ferdinand, 1819-1889
Stovall family

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy charts, 1940-1999
12Genealogy notebooks, 1800-1899
13Lucas family letters and documents, 1897-1927
14Simmons family indentures, deeds, wills (including indenture of Billups Phinizy), 1897-1929
15Stovall family letters, business and legal documents, and genealogy, 1896-1915
16Wilson-Erwin families genealogy notes, 1900-1999
17Holt, Mason, Clark families letters, wills, documents, 1900-1999
21Ferdinand Phinizy deeds, 1858-1877
22Ferdinand Phinizy deeds, 1880-1893
23Ferdinand Phinizy will, 1899
24Ferdinand Phinizy- In Memoriam, 1889 October 20
25Billups Phinizy indentures, business records, deeds, 1882-1921
26Billups Phinizy correspondence, 1920-1936