Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers

Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mullis, Jesse Carl, 1890-1944
Title: Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers
Dates: 1918-1948
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3183

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Caps (Headgear).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Mullis family -- Genealogy
Mullis, Bernice Williams, 1899-1998 -- Correspondence
Mullis, Jesse Carl, 1890-1944 -- Correspondence
Williams family
Williams, H. Trafford, 1912-1943 -- Death and burial
Williams, Lula Belle Ricks -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers, MS 3183. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Jesse Carl Mullis letters to Bernice Williams, 1918-1919
2H. Trafford Williams materials
Relates to Williams' death in Africa during World War II while in the paratroopers with the army. Correspondence between various government agencies and his mother, Mrs. Lula Belle (Thomas H.) Williams, including a 1948 telegram announcing the arrival of his body for burial.
3Service cap and badges
4Post card from cadet nurse Joyce Mullis from Oakland, California; a letter to the heirs of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Williams; and a copy of the book, Thomas Hendon Williams: His Ancestors and Descendants to the Year 2002