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John Thomas Mercer family research files

John Thomas Mercer family research files

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Thomas Mercer family research files
Creator: Sherman, David
Inclusive Dates: 1820s-2000s
Language(s): English
Extent: 8 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: ms4059
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Thomas Mercer (1830-1864) was born in Crawfordville, Georgia to Leonidas Bennington Mercer (1804-1859) and Lovicia Janes (1811-1841). He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.) in 1854. He served as Lt. Colonel in the 4 th Georgia Infantry and Colonel in the 21st Georgia Infantry. He was killed in action on April 18, 1864 in Plymouth, North Carolina.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, land records, wills, photographs, military orders, and research notes about the Mercer, Tift, Wooten, and Sherman families. Included are a series of photographs from the Tift Farm in Albany, Georgia, stock certificates from railroad and banking companies, miltary orders from the Confederate States, and correspondence from the late 1850s American West, and throughout the South during the Civil War.

The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Thomas Mercer family research files, ms4059, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Businessmen -- Georgia.
Deeds -- Georgia.
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Families -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Legal documents.
Mercer, John Thomas, 1830-1864
Mercer, Leonidas B., 1803-1859
Research notes.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Stocks -- Georgia.
Tift, Nelson, 1810-1891
Wills -- Georgia.
Wooten, Council B.

Related Collections in this Repository

For more material related to this collection see the John Thomas Mercer family papers, ms 3714.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Research files

11Time line - John Thomas Mercer
12Family histories by David M. Sherman
13Mercer genealogy by Don Mercer
14Don Mercer comments on L. B. Mercer letters
15Transcribed family letters, Smithsonian correspondence, Mary Ann Hilsman's day book
16Mercer family in Barbados
17Leonidas B. Mercer
18L. B. Mercer dissertation on Malaria, 1824
19Minutes of the UGA Board of Trustees, 1849-1859
110Leonidas B. Mercer Gold Mine
111Lovicia Janes family
112Cave Springs, Georgia
113Palmyra, Lee County - Fowltown Plantation, 1837-1859
114Lula Randall Adams memoirs
21Marshland plantation
22Hilsman family
23Penfield, Georgia - Mercer Institute/University
24Southern Female College - La Grange, Georgia
25Columbian College - Washington, DC, 1849-1850
26John T. Mercer - West Point, 1850-1854
27Mercer meets young lady and her father - West point
28Mercer - West Point class ring (photos), 1854
29Reports of the Secretary of War, 1850-1854
210Articles and letters of Mercer's classmates, 1850-1854
211Half Century Record of the Class at West Point 1850-1854 by Henry Abbot
212Montezuma Masonic Lodge - Mercer reords, 1855
213Fort Union, New Mexico, 1855-1856
214Fort Yuma, California, 1856
215David Gregg, Jr. account of traveling with Mercer, 1856
216Mercer and the Great Western Prostitute of the Army
217Mercer and William Dorsey Pender - Mission San Xavier del Blanc, 1856
218General Pender and Mercer family connection
31Mercer at San Diego, California, 1856-1857
32Fort Tejon, California, 1857-1858
33Railroad survey - Mississippi River to Pacific Ocean - Fort Tejon area, 1853-1854
34Prints - Mercer's western travels
35Benicia barracks and arsenal, California
36Fort Crook, California
37Mercer - Smithsonian bird specimen collection, 1858-1861
38Ann Quinn and Mercer at Fort Crook
39Elizabeth, 12 year old Indian girl, 1859
310Railroad survey - Mississippi River to Pacific Ocean - Fort Crook area, 1853-1854
311The Battalion from New Mexico by George Stammerjohan - draft
312Correspondence with George Stammerjohan, 1988-2004
313Joel Edward Mercer
314James Cooper Nisbert, 21st Georgia
315James J. Morrison and John T. Mercer family connections
316Colonel Edward Willis, 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
317R. G. Dunn credit reports
318Court Marshals involving Mercer, Morrison, and Nisbet, 1862
31921st North Carolina
320Mercer - first and second Manassas, 1861, 1862
321Mercer - Shenandoah Valley, 1862
322Antietam, 1862
41Mercer - Battle of Chancelorsville, 1863 May
42Fredericksburg, 1863
43Robert E. Lee recommends Mercer for general
44Mercer - Gettysburg first day, 1863 July 1
45Mercer at Kinston, North Carolina - hanging of deserters, 1864 February
46Ofiicial documents - Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, 1864
47Published accounts - Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, 1864
48Newspaper accounts - - Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, 1864
49Manuscript accounts - Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, 1864
410Mercer's death and correspondence with Jimmy Hardison - Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina
411Calvary Church and Mercer grave
412Mercer grave marked in Tarboro, 1967
41321st Regiment of Georgia Infantry
414John T. Mercer miscellaneous
51Mercer family - miscellaneous
52Old Mercer house near Crawfordville - photographs
53Herman Mercer house - Crawfordville, Georgia
54Montpelier Institute, Monroe County
55Monroe Female College/Institute
56Notes about Old Alice
57Davis family records
58David family history
59Perryman-Mercer family relations
510John T. Mercer - settlement of estate, will
511-12Wooten-Mercer family relations
513Sherman-Judge J. B. Jones family - miscellaneous
514Sherman, Jones, Lancaster, and other families
61Lee County, Georgia deeds
62Leonidas B. Mercer estate records
63A. J. Swinney diary - Albany, Georgia
64Mercer family documents [copies]
65Cemetery photographs - Mercer, Wooten
Carter family
69Eliza M. A. Carter
610Carter House - Washington-Wilkes
614Carter scrapbook - miscellaneous
615Lewis - Newman family
616Newman - Walker - Lewis scrapbook
617Emily Hay - correspondence and book
618Research - miscellaneous
623Stephen F. Miller - photograph of portrait
624Sherman family
625Sherman House - Providence Canyon area
626John F. Sherman
71Sherman letters
72Sherman scrapbook
76Mercer notebook
77Dixon, Mrs. H. M. - Stewart County history
78-9Tift family
710Tift family research folder
711Tift family research - emails
712Hall - Tift family
713Tift House and family
714Tift House
715Tift-Willingham House Restoration Study
716Asa F. Tift
724-25History of Flint River Early Development - notes
1Tift farm - Calhoun County - aerial photograph
1Mercer - Terrell County land documents - copies
1John T. Mercer military records
1Maps - Second Battle of Manassas
1Survey and topographic maps

2. Original materials

66Mercer family
67Wooten family
611Carter scrapbook - Eliza Lewis correspondence
612Carter scrapbook - Berta Lewis correspondence
613Personal Reminiscence of the War by Berta Lewis
619Newman - Walker - Lewis scrapbook
620Walker - photographs
621Robert G. Stephens - photographs
627Sherman family - photographs
73Thomas Jefferson Sherman family photographs
74David Brady Sherman - Erin Sherman family photographs
75Sherman family photographs
717Tift family
718Tift family - stock certificates
719Tift family photographs
720Tift farm photographs
721Estate of M. W. Tift
722M. W. Tift Grocery Company
723Mounted photographs - Albany, Georgia
726Albany, Georgia telephone directory, 1917
727Name tags
727M.W. Tift's Sigma Alpha Epsilon pins, 1885
728Lula Wooten Tift autograph album, 1885
1C. B. Wooten - order and petition, 1869
1L. B. Mercer - will
1John T. Mercer - will , 1860
1C. B. Wooten - commission as captain, 1863
1Cadets Polka songbook