|Creator:||Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866|
|Title:||John Mason Giles collection: addenda|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (16 items in 1 oversized box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of documents of John Mason Giles and his son, Andrew S. Giles. The Giles family lived in the Houston-Taliferro County area in Perry, Georgia, and the collection reflects the business practices in the area. Most of the documents in the collection are certificates to John and Andrew about their positions as attorneys or members of special organizations. Other documents include one letter from John to Andrew, one quarterly report about Andrew in college during the Civil War, and an essay about immigration by John from the 1830s.|
John Mason Giles was born February 22, 1818 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1838 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1839. John Mason Giles was a member of the Georgia State Constitution Conventions from 1861-1865. He married Harriet Jenkins on October 2, 1839 in Perry, Georgia. They had three children, Elizabeth A. Giles, Sarah Louisa Giles, and Andrew Samuel Giles, the last of whom was an attorney in Perry.
Andrew graduated from Emory & Henry College, Virginia in 1861, and served four years in the lst Georgia Regiment during the Civil War. Andrew was admitted to the bar in early 1866 and formed a partnership with his father, until John died in May of the same year. In November 1866, Andrew married Susan Dukes Ragin (1846-1920), and together they had six children.
Arranged by record type.
John Mason Giles collection: addenda. MS 1486. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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