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Thomas Jones family papers

Thomas Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Jones family papers
Creator: Jones, Thomas, active 1852-1858
Inclusive Dates: 1819-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Collection Number: ms817
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Thomas Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1889. Thomas Jones' papers include lists of taxable property (slaves, land, livestock, and equipment); indentures; and receipts for the purchase of slaves (names of enslaved people include Adam, a carpenter, Charles, Randal, John, Betsy, Nancy, Abram, Ann, Eliza, Sam, Ned, Bob, Lucy, Cherry, Nelson, Charlott, Robert, Lindy, and Mary). Letters are from Henry Francis Jones to his sister, and between Edwin T. Davis and Mattie Davis; and regard battles, military strategy, and military life. Papers of E.T. Davis concern Davis's military services, and include diary entries with regard to his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes plats, indentures, and writs regarding land in Georgia, mainly Irwin and Thomas counties, and a portrait of Thomas Jones.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Jones family papers, ms817, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

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

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Greenwood (Plantation : Thomas County, Ga.)
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Land grants.
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Plantations -- Georgia.
Slave bills of sale -- Georgia.
Slave records -- Georgia.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Thomas Jones & Greenwood Plantation papers, 1834-1889
12Henry Francis Jones letters, 1861-1865
13Edwin T. Davis & Mattie J. Davis letters , 1868-1878
14Edwin T. Davis papers, 1861-1879
15Georgia plats, indentures, & writs, 1819-1873
16Thomas Jones portrait, circa 1800s