|Creator:||Banks, John, 1797-1870|
|Title:||John Banks collection|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists mainly of an autobiography of John Banks written sporadically from 1830-1865. His autobiography outlines his boyhood and family background; service in the Seminole Indian Wars in 1818 in Florida; his involvement in various mercantile businesses in Elbert and Henry counties; his presidency in the Planters & Mechanics' Bank in Columbus; ownership in the Howard Manufacturing Company (textile) in Columbus; the Civil War and his sons', Daniel Watkins, Richard Eugene, and Willis Dunston service in the Confederate Army; and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also includes the Banks family bible containing births, deaths, and marriages, and two published works on the Banks and Winstanley families' genealogy.|
John Banks (1797-1870), banker, merchant, and planter, primarily resided in Elbert and Muscogee County, Georgia.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John Banks collection. MS 2540. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Banks family papers, 1818-1923 and Banks family papers, 1830-1909.