James M. Chiles family papers

James M. Chiles family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Chiles, James M., 1809-1863
Title: James M. Chiles family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1880-1919
Dates: 1782-1919, bulk 1880s-1920s
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 card file box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Rev. James M. Chiles from circa 1849-1919. The papers contain correspondence, mostly to Chiles relating to his involvement in the Baptist Church in Abbeville and Edgefield Districts (S.C.) and in Gum Pond, Mitchell County (Ga.); printed material relating to the Edgefield Baptist Association; minutes (July 17, 1867) of the Abbeville and Edgefield Union Bible Society; Chiles' commonplace book with sermon notations; list of various women missionaries; and a speech made by Emma L. Amos before the Women's Baptist Missionary Society in Athens, Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms2915

Biographical/Historical Note

James Madison Chiles was a Baptist minister. He was also a resident of Edgefield District, South Carolina and later Mitchell County, Georgia. He was born October 7, 1809. He married Sarah Elizabeth Eyers in 1834, but she died early. He appears to have married again in 1838 to Frances A. Butler. He died in 1863 at the age of 52. It is suggested he died due to a disease contracted during the Civil War that he acquired while visiting his severely wounded son at a hospital.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Abbeville District (S.C.)
Abbeville and Edgefield Union Bible Society (S.C.).
Amos, Emma L., d. 1927
Baptists--South Carolina.
Clergy--South Carolina.
Edgefield Baptist Association (S.C.).
Edgefield District (S.C.)
Gum Pond (Ga.)
Mitchell County (Ga.)
Women missionaries.
Women's Baptist Missionary Society (Athens, Ga.).
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs.

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

James M. Chiles family papers. MS 2915. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1782-1859
2Correspondence, 1860-1863
3Correspondence, 1875-1886
4Correspondence, 1908-1919
5Printed Materials
7Church Minutes
9Miscellaneous Writings and Notes
10Genealogical Materials