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Dever-Blance-Hutchings family papers

Dever-Blance-Hutchings family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dever-Blance-Hutchings family papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1832-1971
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet 5 boxes
Collection Number: ms3761
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James F. Dever Sr. was postmaster of Rockmart (Ga.) and was appointed Internal Revenue tax collector of the 4th District of Georgia in 1872. He was married to Sarah Jane Blance (1835-1904) daughter of Joseph G. Blance (1799-1854), owner of a slate quarry in Paulding County, Georgia. Their children included Dora, Troupie, James F. Jr. (1872-1924), and Mary Lee (1864-1936) who married Moses C. Hutchings and had a son Forrest Gordon Hutchings. Sarah Jane's brother Joseph A. Blance was a lawyer in Cedartown, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and financial papers. The correspondence regards the Dever and Blance families, most are business related involving the Post Office, Internal Revenue Office, land transfers, the slate quarry and politics. Financial papers make up the major part of the collection, with deeds to land in Cherokee County (Ga.), which was later divided into Paulding and Polk counties. Several ledgers contain accounts for stores in Rockmart, Van Wert and Blanceville, and two Forrest Hutchings' farm ledgers list accounts for tenants.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dever-Blance-Hutchings family papers, ms3761, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Blance, Joseph A., 1838-1918
Blance, Joseph G., 1799-1854
Dever, James Freeman, Sr.
Hutchings, Forrest Gordon, 1895-
Internal Revenue -- Georgia.
Postmasters -- Georgia.
Quarries and quarrying -- United States -- Photographs.
Rockmart (Ga.)
Slate -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Family and Friends, 1872-1881
12Family and Friends, 1882-1916
13Family and Friends
14Business, 1858-1872
15Business, 1873-1874
16Business, 1875-1888
17Business, 1889-1935
19Business - Post Office Department, 1858-1906
110Business - Postwar visit to North to solicit aid for Georgia families, 1867
111Business - Railroads, 1871-1878
112Business - Slate quarry and mining (Rockmart, Ga.), 1864-1891
113Business - United States Internal Revenue Office, 1872-1877
114Forrest Gordon Hutchings, Sr., 1934-1971
115Empty envelopes

2. Writings

21unknown authors

3. Printed Material

22Dever/Blance/Hutchings family
23Re: slate quarries
54Daily Ohio Statesman, Louisville Daily Journal, 1867 May 7, 14

4. Photographs


5. Financial Papers

25Financial Papers, 1852-1878
26Financial Papers, 1880-1947
27Re: land, 1838-1925
28Re: slate quarry, 1866-1907
29Re: United States Internal Revenue Office, 1872-1888
210Deeds - Cherokee, Paulding, and Polk counties (Ga.), Abstracts of Title
211Deeds - Cherokee and Paulding counties (Ga.), 1832-1839
212Deeds - Cherokee and Paulding counties (Ga.), 1840-1849
31Deeds - Paulding and Polk counties (Ga.), 1850-1859
32Deeds - Paulding and Polk counties (Ga.), 1860-1869
33Deeds - Paulding and Polk counties (Ga.), 1870-1877
34Deeds - Polk county (Ga.), 1883-1927
35Van Wert and Blanceville accounts ledger/Troupie Dever scrapbook, 1866
36Store ledger, 1873
37Rockmart (Ga.) store ledger, 1873-1874
41Farm accounts ledger - Forrest G. Hutchings, 1936-1941
42Farm accounts ledger - Forrest G. Hutchings, 1942-1947
43Real estate accounts ledger - Forrest G. Hutchings, 1941-1960
51Deeds, 1833-1873
52Rockmart Bank certificate
53Treasury Department, Compensation Account, Revenue Account, 1873, 1882