|Creator:||Chiles, James M., 1809-1863|
|Title:||James M. Chiles family papers|
|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.|
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.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
James M. Chiles family papers. MS 2915. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.