Reverend John Jones family papers

Reverend John Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, John C., fl. 1830-1860
Creator: Jones, John, 1815-1893
Title: Reverend John Jones family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1805-1883
Dates: 1775-1928
Quantity: 11.0 Linear feet (31 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Coll. Number: ms1065

Biographical/Historical Note

John Jones (1815-1893), Presbyterian minister, born in Liberty County, Georgia, resided in Savannah, Georgia. Married Jane A. Dunwoody, their children include James Dunwoody Jones, Mary Cornelia Jones (Dunwoody), Joseph H. Jones, and John C. Jones.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Reverend John Jones and the Jones family from 1775-1928. Contains extensive family correspondence (1805-1942) including letters of John Jones; his wife Jane A. Jones; his children John Dunwoody Jones, Mary Cornelia Jones, Joseph H. Jones, and John C. Jones; his brothers and sisters Reverend Charles C. Jones, Mary Jones, J.N. Jones, and Sallie A. Dunwoody and her husband William J. Dunwoody. Records relating directly to John Jones include sermons (1830-1883), various diaries and financial ledgers, legal documents, and materials relating to the Presbyterian Church. The collection contains some material relating to various Jones family plantations in Georgia including Hopestill and Bonaventure. The papers also include scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, slave records, court records, and legal documents.


Arrangement

Organized into 6 series: correspondence; legal and financial; family papers and miscellany; account books, records, and scrapbooks; sermons; and photographs, memorabilia, and clippings.


Index Terms

Bonaventure (Plantation : Ga.)
Clergy--Georgia.
Diaries.
Dunwoody, Sallie A.
Dunwoody, William J.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Hopestill (Plantation : Ga.)
Jones, James Dunwody, 1842-1904
Jones, Jane A. Dunwoody
Jones, Joseph H.
Jones, Mary Cornelia
Jones, Mary, fl. 1830-1860
Plantation life--Georgia.
Preaching--Georgia.
Presbyterian Church in America.
Presbyterians--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Sermons.
Slavery--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reverend John Jones family papers, ms 1065. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information note

There is not a box number 2, it was combined with box 1.


Related Material

Photographs from this collection were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms 3529.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

BoxFolder
111805-1831
21832-1834
31835-1839
41840
51841
61842
71843-1846
81847
91848
101849
BoxFolder
311850 January-July
21850 August-December
31851
41852
51853
61854
71855
81856
91857
101858
111859
BoxFolder
411860
21861
31862
41863
51864
61865
71866
81867
91868
101869
BoxFolder
511870
21871
31872
41873 January-June
51873 July-December
61874 January-May
71874 June-December
81875
BoxFolder
611876
21877 January-July
31877 August-December
41878 January-July
51878 August-December
61879 January-July
71879 August-December
BoxFolder
711880 January-March
21880 April-December
31881 January-July
41881 August-December
51882 January-July
61882 August-December
BoxFolder
811883 January-June
21883 July-December
31884 January-March
41884 April-December
BoxFolder
911885 January-June
21885 July-December
31886
41887
BoxFolder
1011888
21889 January-June
31889 July-December
BoxFolder
1111890
21891
31892-1893
41894-1897
51898
61900-1906 March
71906 April-December
BoxFolder
1211907-1927
21928-1942
3undated
4undated
 

2. Legal and Financial

BoxFolder
131Legal documents, 1811-1839
2Legal documents, 1840-1849
3Legal documents, 1850-1859
4Legal documents, 1860-1869
5Legal documents, 1870-1879
6Legal documents, 1880-1889
7Legal documents, 1890-1906, Undated
8Indentures, 1825-1854
OS FolderItem
1B5Indenture-James Dunwody and Robert Copeland-(removed from box 13:8) [oversize], 1825
1Indenture-John Jones and Charles C. Jones, Jr.-55 shares of stock in Marine Bank of Georgia [oversize], 29 August 1860
4Indenture-William McIntosh and John Bowman-land in Parish of St. Andrew, Georgia. There is also a letter. [oversize], 15 March 1770, 11 March 1830
BoxFolder
139Indentures, 1870-1884
10Indentures, 1888-1930
OS FolderItem
1B10Indenture- Robert Habersham of Savannah and Daniel and Arthur Blake et al [oversize]
BoxFolder
1311Insurance policies
BoxFolder
141Wills-Rev. John Jones, 1888-1893
2Letters testamentary to Joseph H. Jones, executor of will of Rev. John Jones, 1896
3Wills, Bill of exceptions-James Smith, 1847-1856
4Merchant's Bank of Atlanta
5Will-William Osgood
6Estate papers-Dunwody family
7Tax returns-James Smith, 1829-1850
8Accounts, tax records
9Tax in kind forms-Rev. John Jones, 1864-1865
10Promissory notes
11Dividend checks, 1890
12Stock
13Drafts
14Hopestill plantation-papers re:
OS FolderItem
1B6Plat of Hopestill plantation (removed from box 14:14) [oversize]
BoxFolder
1415"Some of the Pre-War Plantations in Liberty and McIntosh Counties, Georgia"
16Bonaventure plantation-papers re:
17Sidon plantation-plantation book, James Smith, 1851-1855
BoxFolder
151Deeds, 1843-1848
2Deeds, 1850-1858
3Deeds, 1869-1880
4Deeds, 1884-1902
5Deeds, 1904-1924
5BQuit claim deeds-Lumpkin county Georgia, 1877
6Land grants
7Maps/Plats
8Maps/Plats
9Bowan and Wilkins tracts
10Abstract of title-Fulton county, Georgia
11Georgia land laws
BoxFolder
161Receipts, 1831-1855
2Receipts, 1860-1869
3Receipts, 1870-1876
4Receipts, 1877
5Receipts, 1878-1879
6Receipts, 1880-1882
7Receipts, 1883-1884
8Receipts, 1885-1889
9Receipts, 1890-1906, undated
BoxFolder
171Sunbury property dispute
2Sunbury property dispute
3Sunbury property dispute-briefs
4Sunbury property-abstracts of title
5Sunbury property-copy of original deeds
6Sunbury property-briefs on historical evidence
7Birmingham stock exchange quotes letter on verso, 1888
 

3. Family Papers and Miscellany

BoxFolder
178Marriage covenant-Simon Munro/Elizabeth West, 1768
OS FolderItem
1B7Covenant of marriage between Simon Munro and Elizabeth West (removed from box 17:8) [oversize], 1768
BoxFolder
179Funeral service of Dr. J. C. Patterson, 19 July 1866
10Printed material-advertisements
11Remedy for cold and croup, 1874
12Presbyterian General Assembly, 1865
13Miscellaneous notes and sketches
BoxFolder
181Papers re: property in Fulton county, Georgia
2Papers re: Creek Indians
OS FolderItem
1B8Account of slaves removed from plantation of Mrs. Elizabeth Munro by Creek Indians (removed from box 18:2) [oversize]
9Claim of James Smith for slaves captured by Indians (removed from box 18:2) [oversize], 1792
2Claim of Elizabeth Munro to Creek Nation [oversize]
3AClaim of James Smith for slaves taken from plantation by Indians [oversize]
3BClaim of James Smith for slaves taken from plantation by Indians [oversize]
BoxFolder
183Programs
4Invitations
5Business cards
6Cards
7Pamphlets
8Harper's magazine pages
9Slave records
10Atlanta Medical College-lecture program, 1882-1883
11Memorials-Mary Elizabeth Dunwody/Jane Adaline Jones, 1884
BoxFolder
191Family mementos-locks of hair
2Epitaph-Mrs E. W. Dunwody, 1879
2Photograph-John F. Dunwody
3Campaign letter-John C. Jones, for Florida state attorney, 1904
4Latin test-Joseph H. Jones
5Report cards-Joseph H. Jones, 1871-1874
6Religious notes
7Journal notes-Rev. John J. Jones
8Note re: special Bible of Rev. John J. Jones
9Brief autobiography of Rev. John J. Jones
10Speeches and writings
11Hymn-Mary Jane Dunwody
12Preface to a history of the John Dunwody family
13Brief history of Rev. John Mclntyre
14Account of settlement of New Inverness, 1735
BoxFolder
1715Genealogy-Dunwody to Edward I
16Genealogy-miscellaneous notes
17Household items and heirlooms-lists
18List of law book of M. J. Dunwody
19List of books
20List of books by Charles C. Jones, Jr.
21Report of Committee on World Missions, 1873
22Resolution of Missionary Committee, 1872
23Presbyterian congregation
24Church membership-Caroline Dunwody, Mary Dunwody, Jane Dunwody, 1831 1831 1838
25Obituary-Mary Jones (Mrs. Charles C. Jones), 1869
26Resolution-Roswell Presbyterian Church, in memory of Gen. A. J. Hansel, 1881
 

4. Account Books, Records, and Scrapbooks

BoxFolder
201Hopestill plantation book-Dunwody family, 1844-1854
2Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1853-1857
3Journal-"Facts and figures of an investment made in Baker county by H. H. Jones and John Jones in", 1859
4Journal-Rev. John J. Jones, 1866
5Journal-Rev. John J. Jones, 1872
6Account book-subscriptions for new Presbyterian church in Marietta household expenses, 1851-1853 1868
7Pastoral records-Rev. John J. Jones, 1866
8Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1867-1868
9Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1873-1878
10Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1879-1884
BoxFolder
211Journal-Rev. John J. Jones, 1873
2Journal/Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1877
3Journal/Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1881
4Journal/Account book-Rev. John J. Jones, 1883
5Account books/Slave records, 1858 1864
6 Statistical Register, 1846
BoxFolder
221Scrapbook, 1876-1878
2Scrapbook-Rev. John J. Jones, ca. 1877-1878
3Scrapbook/Account book
 

5. Sermons

BoxFolder
231Sermons, 1830-1838
2Sermons, 1840 April-May
3Sermons, 1840 June-August
4Sermons, 1840 September-December
5Sermons, 1841 March-June
6Sermons, 1841 July
7Sermons, 1841 August
8Sermons, 1841 September
9Sermons, 1841 October-December
BoxFolder
241Sermons, 1842 January-June
2Sermons, 1842 August
3Sermons, 1842 September
4Sermons, 1842 October
5Sermons, 1842 December
6Sermons, 1843 January-March
7Sermons, 1843 April-June
8Sermons, 1843 July-September
9Sermons, 1844 April-November
BoxFolder
251Sermons, 1845-1846
2Sermons, 1848 February-June
3Sermons, 1849
4Sermons, 1850 January-May
5Sermons, 1850 June-August
6Sermons, 1851
7Sermons, 1852 January-March
8Sermons, 1852 April-July
BoxFolder
261Sermons, 1853 January-February
2Sermons, 1853 July-September
3Sermons, 1854
4Sermons, 1855
5Sermons, 1856
6Sermons, 1857
BoxFolder
271Sermons, 1858 February-May
2Sermons, 1858 June-December
3Sermons, 1859 April-July
4Sermons, 1859 September-November
5Sermons, 1860
BoxFolder
281Sermons, 1861 February-April
2Sermons, 1861 May-June
3Sermons, 1862
4Sermons, 1863-1866
5Sermons, 1867
6Sermons, 1868
7Sermons, 1869
8Sermons, 1870-1871
BoxFolder
291Sermons, 1872
2Sermons, 1873
3Sermons, 1874-1875
4Sermons, 1876-1877
5Sermons, 1878-1879
6Sermons, 1880
7Sermons, 1881-1882
8Sermons, 1883
BoxFolder
301Sermons, Undated
2Sermons, Undated
 

6. Photographs, Memorabilia, and Clippings

BoxItem
311Photographs
2Keepsake box
3Negatives
BoxFolder
321Photographs-Augusta, ca. 1941
2Clippings-weddings, obituaries
3Clippings-religion
4Clippings-politics
5Clippings-business, advertisements
6Clippings-poetry
7Clippings-civil war, slavery
8Clippings-miscellaneous