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Fountain family papers

Fountain family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fountain family papers
Creator: Fountain family
Inclusive Dates: 1820-1955
Bulk Dates: 1870-1879
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 2 boxes and 3 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms4315
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jonathan Jackson "Jack" McCants, Sr. was born to Jeremiah C. and Tabitha (McCrary) McCants in Talbot County (presently Taylor County), Georgia in 1845. After serving in the American Civil War, Jonathan McCants returned to Taylor County where he established the McCants Grist Mill along with a cotton gin and saw mill. He served in the Georgia Senate from 1880 to 1881 and in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1881 to 1885, 1898, and 1899. He and his wife Sarah Jane (McCants) McCants had nine children Clifford McCants Stokes, Bessie McCants, Clara McCants Cameron, Jerre Jackson McCants, Andrew Murray McCants, Lora R. McCants McCants, Kate Lee "Katie" McCants Jarrell, Jonathan Morgan McCants, and Otis Gordon McCants.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of the Fountain and McCants families of Georgia. A large portion of the collection is comprised of the correspondence and financial records of Jonathan Jackson "Jack" McCants, Sr. (1845-1920) of Butler, Georgia. Also included are land deeds, titles, surveys, recipts, insurance policies, tax information, and printed material from the Fountain and McCants families, as well as a few letters from the McCrary family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fountain family papers, ms4315, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bills of sale.
Cameron, Clara McCants, 1877-1967
Checks (bank checks)
Deeds -- Georgia.
Financial records.
Fountain, Andrew Jackson, 1840-1904
Indentures -- Georgia.
Jarrell, Kate Lee "Katie", 1885-1972
Land surveys -- Georgia.
Land surveys.
Land titles -- Georgia.
Legal documents.
McCants family
McCants, Andrew J., 1811-1862
McCants, Bartley J., 1848-1872
McCants, Henry C. R., 1850-1876
McCants, Jeremiah Andrew "Jerry", 1837-1887
McCants, Jeremiah Crealman, 1808-1866
McCants, Kinian Bartley Napoleon Franklin "Bart", 1849-1893
McCrary family
Printed materials.
Receipts (financial records)
Tax records.
Taylor County (Ga.)
Writings (document genre)

Related Collections in this Repository

Publications accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually in GIL and have an associated collection note.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Jackson Fountain correspondence , 1883 October 31 Access Online
12Fountain family financial records , 1883-1909 Access Online
Includes financial papers from the Georgia Loan and Trust Company, Georgia Fruit Exchange, estate papers
13Fountain family financial records , 1911-1919 Access Online
14Fountain family financial records , 1920-1929 Access Online
15Fountain family financial records , 1930-1936 Access Online
3Fountain family financial records , 1920 Access Online
16Fountain family land records , 1826-1875 Access Online
Bibb, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Randolph, and Taylor counties, Georgia
17Fountain family land records , 1883-1889 Access Online
Taylor County, Georgia
18Fountain family land records , 1892-1898 Access Online
Bibb, Macon, and Taylor counties, Georgia
19Fountain family land records , 1902-1930 Access Online
Bibb and Taylor counties, Georgia
1Fountain family land records , 1850-1930 Access Online
Dooly, Muscogee, Randolph, and Taylor counties, Georgia
4Fountain family land records , 1900, 1911 Access Online
Taylor County, Georgia
110Fountain family legal records , 1868-1955 Access Online
111Fountain family printed material Access Online
112J. J. McCants papers Access Online
113McCants family correspondence , 1860-1862 Access Online
Andrew McCants, 1860-1862; Bartley McCants, undated; C. McCants, 1872 July 5; Clara McCants, 1909 September 29; Henry McCants, 1864-1876, undated; J. A. McCants, 1867-1872; J. C. McCants, 1856-1871
114McCants family correspondence Access Online
J. J. McCants, 1865-1871
115McCants family correspondence Access Online
J. J. McCants, 1872-1873
116McCants family correspondence Access Online
J. J. McCants, 1874-1911
117McCants family correspondence Access Online
Kate McCants, 1900-1904; K. B. McCants, 1875 May 17
118McCrary family correspondence , 1857-1873 Access Online
6McCants family correspondence Access Online
A. J. McCants, 1834 July 28; J. A. W. McCants, 1850 March 16; F. F. McCants, 1873 May 20
119McCants family financial records, undated Access Online
120McCants family financial records, 1824-1839, undated Access Online
121McCants family financial records, 1840-1849, undated Access Online
122McCants family financial records, 1850-1859, undated Access Online
21McCants family financial records, 1860-1869 Access Online
22McCants family financial records, 1870-1879 Access Online
23McCants family financial records, 1870-1879 Access Online
24McCants family financial records, 1880-1889 Access Online
25McCants family financial records, 1890-1899 Access Online
26McCants family financial records, 1900-1909, undated Access Online
27McCants family financial records, 1910-1919 Access Online
28McCants family financial records, 1920-1924 Access Online
2McCants family financial records, 1850-1900, undated Access Online
5McCants family financial records, 1890 Access Online
29McCants family land records, 1826-1858 Access Online
Baldwin, Oglethorpe, Marion, Muscogee, Talbot, Taylor, Upson, Washington counties, Georgia and Champagnolle District, Arkansas
29aMcCants family land records, 1826-1858 Access Online
210McCants family land records, 1860-1910 Access Online
7McCants family land records, 1830-1880, undated Access Online
Marion, Muscogee, Tallbot, and Taylor counties, Georgia and Navarro County, Texas
211McCants family legal records, 1838-1874 Access Online
Land records from Taylor County and Talbot County. Also includes Parker County, Texas.
212McCants family printed material Access Online
1901 C. M. Killian Wholesale Lumber, pamphlet W. H. Dillingham & Co., leaflet Hazen Company, Glad Tiding for Mothers, price list for Power, Davis & Tainter wood-working machines, G. B. Mabry of Glynn for Brunswick Solicitor General, Department for the cure of Asthma, Lucius H. Featherston for Judge of Superior Courts of Coweta Circuit, Oak Hill Seminary, Lake Erie Islands, Roger L. Gamble Jr for Solicitor General Middle Circuit, Pleasant Vale Academy, How to Keep Sweet Potatoes, various other advertisments.
8McCants family printed material, 1870 Access Online
Blandys' Monthly (1870)
213Other correspondence , 1866-1937, undated Access Online
Includes letters to Cassie, Bud, Cousin Jennie, Rev. Robinson Butler
214Writings Access Online
Includes notebook for F. S. Royster Guano Company with notes, notebook from 1885 with notes on payments, brief history of Gen. Jackson, various writings