Hatton-Lovejoy family memoirs

Hatton-Lovejoy family memoirs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hatton family
Creator: Lovejoy family
Title: Hatton-Lovejoy family memoirs
Dates: 1833-1887
Quantity: 2.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms1012

Biographical/Historical Note

The Hatton family (compiler's great-grandfather) moved on November 13, 1833, from the Newberry district, South Carolina, to Meriwether County, Georgia. Grandmother Mary Ann Hatton married Anderson Ray Lovejoy of Jasper County, Georgia, who became a licensed Methodist preacher in Meriwether County through the influence of distant kinsmen Lovick and George Foster Pierce. The family moved into Greenville, Georgia, then to Atlanta, Oxford, Clarkston, and Lovejoy's Crossing.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the typed memoirs of the Hatton and Lovejoy families, titled "Memoirs of my mother and her family," and a carbon copy of these memoirs. The memoirs begin with the arrival of the Hatton family (compiler's great-grandfather) in Georgia on November 13, 1833, having moved family and slaves from the Newberry district, South Carolina, to Meriwether County, Georgia. Grandmother Mary Ann Hatton married Anderson Ray Lovejoy of Jasper County, Georgia, who became a licensed Methodist preacher in Meriwether County through the influence of distant kinsmen Lovick and George Foster Pierce. The family moved into Greenville, Georgia, from the county, then to Atlanta, Oxford, Clarkston, and Lovejoy's Crossing. There are many mentions of prominent people and events during the mid-nineteenth century. The memoirs conclude in 1887.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Clarkston (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Greenville (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Hatton, Mary Ann
Lovejoy's Crossing (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Lovejoy, Anderson Ray
Memoirs.
Meriwether County (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Pierce, George F., (George Foster), 1811-1884
Pierce, Lovick, 1785-1879

General Notes

The compiler of the memoirs is unnamed.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hatton-Lovejoy family memoirs, MS 1012. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11-2Memoirs, 1833-1887