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Stephen Upson letters

Stephen Upson letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Upson letters
Creator: Hicks, Paul
Inclusive Dates: 1803-1824
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4493
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Stephen Upson (1783-1824) was the son of Benjamin Upson and Mary Hine. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1804. Upson moved to Lexington, Georgia in 1807 to study law under William H. Crawford. In 1812, Upson married Hannah Cummins. Beginning in 1820 Upson represented Oglethorpe County, Georgia in the Georgia General Assembly and continued in that role until his death. Upson was also the head of the Georgia Bar Association. Upson died in 1824 and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Lexington. On December 15, 1824, the Georgia General Assembly created Upson County and named it in his honor.

Scope and Content

This collection contains four letters with transcriptions between Stephen Upson and his father Benjamin Upson, Stephen Upson and Aurelia Clark, and Francis Cummins and Benjamin Upson.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Stephen Upson letters, ms4493, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Subject Terms

Families -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Stephen Upson to Captain Benjamin Upson, 1803 March 19
writes his father in regards to his thoughts on government.
12Stephen Upson to Captain Benjamin Upson, 1805 August 10
he writes asking advice about whether to move to Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, or Tennessee.
13Francis Cummins to Benjamin Upson, 1813 January 25
Francis Cummins is Stephen Upson's father-in-law and he is writing Benjamin Upson in regards to his being pleased about his daughter's marriage to Stephen.
14Stephen Upson to Aurelia Clark, 1824 May 4
the letter is in regards to their father's death, Aurelia Clark being Stephen Upson's half sister.