|Title:||John Hall family papers|
|Dates:||1806-1958, bulk 1850-1879|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
John Hall (ca.1780-1850) acquired land near Milledgeville, Georgia for his plantation. He married Mary Johns (d. 1855) and their children included James Monroe (ca. 1820-1881), who married Mary Havis (d. 1881); Mary Jane, who married James Shinholster; and Pamelia, who married Levi Ezell.
The collection consists of correspondence, wills and deeds, but mainly accounts of various family members. There are numerous accounts of the settlement of the John Hall estate, of which James M. Hall was executor. Of special interest are the slave bills of sale, freedmen contracts, and plantation overseer accounts. The accounts show the growth of the plantation, including purchase of slaves and supplies and land, operation of a sawmill, sales of cotton, and labor dealings with the Georgia Penitentiary. There is also a Civil War letter from John W. Shinholster on April 23, 1863 from his camp near Port Hudson, Louisiana.
Arranged by record type.
John Hall family papers, MS 3667. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.