Luna Holcomb genealogical files

Luna Holcomb genealogical files

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Chesser, Griffin
Creator: Dyer, Watson B., (Watson Benjamin), 1901-
Creator: Holcomb, Luna Thomason, b. 1891
Title: Luna Holcomb genealogical files
Dates: 1925-1950
Quantity: 2.7 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2366

Biographical/Historical Note

Mother: Alice Varina Tucker Father: William Jasper Thomason

Maternal Grandmother: Martha Grogan Maternal Grandfather: Richard Tucker Paternal Grandmother: Dolly Ingram Paternal Grandfather: Simeon Thomason

Sisters: Ila Pearl Thomason Caldwell Ineva Thomason Houston Naomi Thomason (died at age 3 months) Verna Thomason

Brothers: Raymond Thadeus Thomason William Earnest Thomason Homer Madison Thomason (died at age 10 years) Malvin Thomason Dorris Thomason

Husband: Elton DeWitt Holcomb Married June 8, 1913

Son: Elton DeWitt Holcomb, Jr. Born September 12, 1914

Luna Thomason Holcomb, born in 1891 in Texas, became interested in genealogy when she wanted to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. During the 1930's and 1940's, she traveled over much of the South, wrote anyone who might have information, and hired researchers to help her. She started with the Ingram family (her paternal grandmother), but also recorded all connecting names. Mrs. Holcomb's date of death is unknown. Although Mr. Dyer states 1940, there are letters written to and from her as late as 1950.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of genealogical materials gathered by Luna Holcomb and sorted through by her distant relative Griffin Chesser with the help of the genealogist Watson Dyer. The major part of the collection concerns the family names Ingram, Thomason, and Holcomb, but there are many other names included. There are many rough notes with several family names on one page. Some of the notes are placed with the typed copies. Many of the pages of correspondence and notes have been separated since the original research was done, and are now incomplete. Each family name includes any related correspondence, because much genealogical information is included in many of the letters. In addition to research material and correspondence, the collection includes clippings, names and addresses of researchers, and research reference sources. The collection also contains maps of several states in regards to family land holdings.


Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by family name.


Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Genealogies.
Genealogy--Research
Holcomb family -- Genealogy
Holcomb, Luna Thomason, b. 1891 -- Correspondence
Ingram family -- Genealogy
Reference sources.
Research notes.
Street addresses.
Thompson family -- Genealogy

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Luna Holcomb genealogical files. MS 2366. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Luna Thomason Holcomb-Biographical Information
 
2Adair Family
 
3Allen Family
 
4Archer Family
 
5Arnold Family
 
6Bacon Family
 
7Baker, Broughton Families
 
8Barnett Family
 
9Barton Family
 
10Bennett Family
 
11Boone, Bryan Families
 
12Bostick Family
 
13Bourne Family
 
14Bradford Family
 
15Bradley Family
 
16Brian/Bryan/Bryant Family
 
17Cockrum Family
 
18Crawford Family
 
19Crump Family
 
20Davie/Davies/Davis Family
 
21Diggs/Digges Family
 
22Dimond/Diamond Family
 
23Easley Family
 
24Eaton Family
 
25Fleming Family
 
26Greene Family
 
27Grinnell/Grindle Family
 
28Grogan Family
 
29Grymes Family
 
30Gurley Family
 
31Hansford Family
 
32Harmon Family
 
BoxFolder
21Haynes/Haines Family-Research Correspondence
 
2Haynes/Haines Family-Research Material
 
3Hicks Family
 
4Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1935-1938
 
5Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1939
 
6Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1940
 
7Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1941
 
8Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1942-1943
 
9Holcomb Family-Research Correspondence, 1944-1947, Undated
 
10Holcomb Family-Research Material-General
 
11Holcomb Family-Research Material-Georgia
 
12Holcomb Family-Research Material-Louisiana
 
BoxFolder
31Holcomb Family-Research Material-North Carolina
 
2Holcomb Family-Research Material-South Carolina
 
3Holcomb Family-Research Material-Texas
 
4Holcomb Family-Research Material-Virginia
 
5Holcomb Family-Research Material-Notes and Clippings
 
6Howell Family
 
7Huckaby Family
 
8Ingram Family-Research Correspondence
 
9Ingram Family-Research Material-General
 
10Ingram Family-Research Material-Georgia
 
11Ingram Family-Research Material-Louisiana
 
12Ingram Family-Research Material-Maryland, Pennsylvania
 
13Ingram Family-Research Material-North Carolina
 
BoxFolder
41Ingram Family-Research Material-South Carolina (counties A-K)
 
2Ingram Family-Research Material-South Carolina (counties L-U, general)
 
3Ingram Family-Research Material-Texas
 
4Ingram Family-Research Material-Virginia
 
5Ingram Family-Research Material-Notes and Clippings
 
6Jones Family
 
7Jordan Family
 
8Kaigler/Keigler/Koogler/Cagle Family
 
9Kelly Family
 
10Kittle Family
 
11Little Family
 
12Littleton Family
 
13Lummus Family
 
14Martin Family
 
15Mead Family
 
16Moody Family
 
17Moore Family
 
18Morgan Family
 
19Nichols Family
 
20Pollard Family
 
21Richardson Family
 
22Saxon Family
 
23Stith Family
 
24Stuart/Stewart Family
 
25Talbott Family
 
26Tatum Family
 
BoxFolder
51Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1925-1936
 
2Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1937
 
3Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1938
 
4Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1939-1940
 
5Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1941-1943
 
6Thomason Family-Research Correspondence, 1944-1950, Undated
 
7Thomason Family-Research Material-General
 
8Thomason Family-Research Material-Georgia
 
9Thomason Family-Research Material-North Carolina
 
BoxFolder
61Thomason Family-Research Material-South Carolina
 
2Thomason Family-Research Material-Texas
 
3Thomason Family-Research Material-Virginia
 
4Thomason Family-Research Material-Notes and Clippings
 
5Tillman Family
 
6Tippin, Mann, Whitaker Families
 
7Tucker Family
 
8Wade/Waid/Waide FamilyMaps
 
9Walker Family
 
10White Family
 
11Wilburn Family
 
12Wilson Family
 
13Young Family
 
BoxFolder
71Correspondence-General, 1937-1944, Undated
 
2Researchers-Names/Addresses
 
3Research Notes-General
 
4Research-References
 
OS Folder
1AOversized Materials
Maps
Genealogical charts