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.


Arranged in alphabetical order by family name.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
71Correspondence-General, 1937-1944, Undated
3Research Notes-General
OS Folder
1AOversized Materials
Genealogical charts