Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King diary diaries

Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King diary diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: King, Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer, 1810-1886
Title: Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King diary diaries
Dates: 1844-1883
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3054

Biographical/Historical Note

Born December 31, 1810, to Richard and Elizabeth Meade Cox, Francina Elizabeth Cox grew up five miles east of Athens in recently formed Clarke County. In 1826, Francina Elizabeth Cox and John Cox Greer were married. Soon after, Elizabeth, as she preferred to be called, added a small inheritance when her father died. Located about five miles east of Athens on the road leading to Lexington, John Greer's plantation encompassed 300 acres along Shoal Creek. The Greers called their home Chalky Level because the drive around it was laden with limestone. The original structure was built around 1817, and had served as an inn for the stagecoach between Athens and Augusta. Elizabeth Greer became pregnant within a year of her marriage and over thenext 19 years had 15 children, only three of whom survived to adulthood. Elizabeth Greer possessed enormous energy and a strong will to survive in spite of great personal losses. She was a very slight and fragile woman who, before the war, was often confined to bed and weighed only 77 pounds. Athens Banner Herald - Plantation life in Clarke County: the world of Francina Elizabeth Greer / Mary Levin Koch, June 17, 2001.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 13 volumes dated July 12, 1844 to July 23, 1866 and June 14, 1871 to October 29, 1883, written by Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--History.
Clarke County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Diaries.
King, Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer, 1810-1886 -- Diaries
Oglethorpe County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Plantation owners' spouses--Geogria--Oglethorpe County--Diaries.
Plantation owners' spouses--Georgia--Clarke County--Diaries.
Plantation owners--Georgia--Clarke County--Diaries.
Plantation owners--Georgia--Oglethorpe County--Diaries.

General Notes

Oglethorpe County diaries, 1810-1886.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King diaries, ms3054. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related to MS1167: Francina Cox Greer King diary, 1866-1868.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11See Also MS1167
 
2July 12, 1844 - December 25, 1848
 
3May 20, 1851 - July 26, 1854
 
4July 27, 1854 - May 20, 1855
 
5December 26, 1848 - May 19, 1851
 
6May 21, 1855 - April 6, 1856
 
7April 7, 1856 - August 23, 1859
 
BoxFolder
21Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King Diary - Typescript, August 24, 1859 - October 10, 1862
 
2August 24, 1859 - October 10, 1862
 
3October 11, 1862 July 23, 1866
 
4June 14, 1871 - November 17, 1874
 
BoxFolder
31November 18, 1874 - October 23, 1876
 
2October 24, 1876 - July 24, 1879
 
3July 25, 1879 - August 13, 1881
 
41881 - 1883