Banks family papers

Banks family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Banks family
Title: Banks family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1860-1889
Dates: 1818-1923
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2343

Biographical/Historical Note

John Banks (1797-1870) was a banker, merchant, and planter who primarily resided in Elbert and Muscogee Counties, Georgia. He married Sarah Watkins in 1828. Their children included Willis Dunston (1830-1864), George Young (1831-1887), Daniel Watkins (1833-1864), Edward Sims (1834-1900), Susan Martha (1835-1893), Richard Eugene (1838-1864), Elbert Augustine (1840-1902), Sarah Lucy (1842-1928) who married Edward Willis Yonge (d. 1919), and Anne Virginia Josephine (1844-1906) who married Gideon James Peacock (d. 1913).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of family correspondence, indentures and legal documents. Some of the Civil War letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Later correspondence contains letters concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Banks, Daniel Watkins, 1833-1864
Banks, Edward Sims, 1834-1900
Banks, Elbert Augustine, 1840-1902
Banks, John, 1797-1870
Banks, Richard Eugene, 1838-1864
Banks, Susan Martha, 1835-1893
Banks, Willis Dunston, 1830-1864
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 39th.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Elbert County (Ga.)
Falls Church (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Farm management--Georgia.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Lookout Mountain, Battle of, Tenn., 1863.
Muscogee County (Ga.)
Peacock, G. J., (Gideon James), d. 1913.
Real estate business--Georgia.
Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tybee Island (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Yonge, Sarah Lucy Banks, 1842-1928

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 note

Banks family papers, ms2343, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository include the Banks family papers, ms1571.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy

1Papers - including related correspondence

2. Correspondence

12. Correspondence
Personal Correspondence, 1848-1929
Personal correspondence - undated
Personal correspondence - fragments
Business correspondence, 1847-1908
Empty envelopes

3. Indentures, 1840-1906

22Indenture, 1840
3Indenture, 1847
4Indenture, 1849
5Indenture, 1868
6Indenture, 1872
7Indenture, 1874
8Indenture, 1877
9Indentures, 1879
10Indenture, 1885
11Indentures, 1886
12Indenture, 1888
13Indentures, 1897
14Indentures, 1898
15Indenture, 1900
16Indenture, 1905
17Indenture, 1906

4. Financial and legal files, 1830-1898

218Land grant, 1830
19Land grants, 1832
20Land grant, 1834
21Land grants, 1836
22Land grant, 1843
23Land grant, 1848
24Land grants - fragments
25Legal documents
27Military document
30Receipts, 1872
31Receipts, 1873
32Receipts, 1874
33Receipts, 1875
34Receipts, 1876
35Receipts, 1877
36Receipts, 1878
37Receipts, 1879
38Receipts, 1882
39Receipts, 1886
40Receipts, 1887
41Receipts, 1892
42Receipts, 1895
43Receipts, 1896
44Receipts, 1897
45Receipts, 1898
46Receipts - undated
47Stock certificate
48Will - John Banks
3Family Bible