Moses L. Jones family papers

Moses L. Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jones, Moses Liberty, 1805-1851
Title: Moses L. Jones family papers
Dates: 1832-1867
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3267

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Liberty Jones (1805-1851) married Sacharissa Elizabeth Axson (1811-1850) and lived on Green Forest plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Their daughter Laura Clifford Jones (1832-1911) married Raleigh Spinks Camp (1829-1867), who was a Major in the 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters to Laura while she was in school in Savannah, Georgia; Washington, Georgia; and New Haven, Connecticut. These are mostly from her parents and sister, Leonora. The letters contain parental advice, social news, and news of the family and plantation. A letter of July 18, 1850 mentions a stolen or lost slave and Indian attacks. There are two Civil War letters from Raleigh Camp to wife Laura and son Augustus, one written from Big Creek Gap, Tennessee. Additional material includes estate papers and printed material.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Camp, Raleigh Spinks, b. 1831 -- Correspondence
Estate records.
Indians of North America--Georgia--Liberty County.
Jones family -- Photographs
Jones, Laura Clifford, 1832-1911 -- Correspondence
Jones, Moses Liberty, 1805-1851 -- Correspondence
Jones, Sacharissa Axson, 1811-1850 -- Correspondence
Liberty County (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Slaves--Georgia--Liberty County.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Moses L. Jones family papers. MS 3267. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical information
2-4Correspondence to Laura C. Jones
5Correspondence- Laura & Raleigh Camp
6Photographs- Laura & Raleigh Camp
7Estate papers- Dr. Samuel J. Axson (1832), Moses L. Jones (1858)
8Printed material Major Raleigh S. Camp's History of the 40th Georgia Infantry in the Vicksburg Campaign
9Printed material- Marlboro Jones
10Printed Material- Jenny Lind
11Printed material/ Photograph- Mildred Lewis Rutherford