Jane Teasley Thornton Family Papers

Jane Teasley Thornton Family Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Thornton, Amanda Drucilla Jane Teasley, 1848-1927
Title: Jane Teasley Thornton Family Papers
Dates: 1859-1889
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3472

Biographical/Historical Note

Amanda Drucilla Jane Teasley (1848-1927) married James William Thornton (1846-1934) in 1865, and they lived in Elbert County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Teasley/Thornton/Herndon genealogy, photographs, financial statements, and letters. All of the letters appear to be addressed to Jane Teasley, and most are from soldiers serving in the Civil War. These soldiers include Jane's uncle James J. Norman (15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I), her future husband, James William Thornton, and her cousins James W. H. Hunt and Singleton J. W. Hunt (all in 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F). Both the 38th and 15th Regiments were in Virginia near the battles of Malvern Hill and Fredericksburg, but the letters give few details. There are also some letters from Jane's uncle Carter Norman in Midway, Louisiana. Also included are two receipts of J. W. Thornton and a poem/song ballad written for him.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 15th. Company I.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 38th. Company F.
Correspondence.
Financial statements.
Genealogies.
Herndon family -- Genealogy
Hunt, James W. H. -- Correspondence
Hunt, Singleton J. W. -- Correspondence
Norman, Carter -- Correspondence
Norman, James J., fl. 1860 -- Correspondence
Photographs.
Soldiers--Georgia--Correspondence.
Teasley family -- Genealogy
Thornton family -- Genealogy
Thornton, Amanda Drucilla Jane Teasley, 1848-1927 -- Correspondence
Thornton, James William -- Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jane Teasley Thornton Family Papers, 1859-1889. MS 3472. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Portfolio
1Teasley/Thornton/Herndon Genealogy, Photographs, and Letters