|Creator:||Mullis, Jesse Carl, 1890-1944|
|Title:||Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
Jesse Carl Mullis (1890-1944), from Grady County, Georgia, was in the 4th Anti-Aircraft Battalion during WWI. He was the son of Jesse Richard and Ella Herndon Mullis. He married Bernice Williams on December 14, 1919. He was buried in the Hopewell Baptist Church, Coquitt County, Georgia. Mullis married Bernice Hendon, daughter of Thomas Hendon (b. 1856, Leon County, Florida) and Lula Belle Ricks Williams, on December 13, 1919.
Bernice Williams (1899-1998) of Cairo, Georgia, was the daughter of Thomas Hendon (1856-1938) and Lula Belle Ricks Williams. Her brother was H. Trafford Williams (1912-1943), a paratrooper in the army who died in Africa.
The collection consists of twenty-one letters J. Carl Mullis (1890-1944) wrote to Bernice Williams (1899-1998) during the time he was in service during World War I. The collection also has materials relating to the death of Bernice Williams' brother, H. Trafford Williams (1912-1943) including correspondence to his mother (Lula Belle Williams), newspaper announcements and other miscellaneous family material such as genealogies, a service cap and badges.
Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers, MS 3183. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.