Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: LaBoon, Margaret Elizabeth, 1897-1976
Title: Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers
Dates: 1822-1990
Quantity: 11.1 Linear feet 19 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms3712

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon (1897-1976) was the daughter of Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon (1852-1932) and Anna Estelle Foster (1858-1952) of Good Hope, Georgia. She worked for the First Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1934 to 1945. She later resided in Athens, Georgia. In 1958, she wrote a booklet entitled Laboon-Foster Family History: Genealogy.

Family names in this collection are her parents (Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon and Anna Estelle Foster), her paternal grandfather, Mason Carey LaBoon (1813-1887); her brothers, Lloyd Lamar LaBoon (1879-1950), George Mason LaBoon (1888-1969), and James Franklin LaBoon (1892-1979); her sister Nancy Laboon Bradbury (1891-1980); her second cousin William Lafayette LaBoon (1870-1937) and his grandfather Joseph Allen LaBoon (1808-1871) and great-grandfather Peter LaBoon (1772-1828).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of genealogical records and research, scrapbooks, diaries, personal writings, published materials, financial papers, maps, and photographs. Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon made scrapbooks out of correspondence she received from family and friends, as well as newspaper clippings about Athens and Monroe, Georgia and the people she knew from these areas.

The correspondence hails from Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon's vast collection and focuses on what her family sent her. The scrapbooks contain either cards (for weddings, wellness, or gratitude) or newsclippings regarding individuals in Georgia that LaBoon recognized, particularly in the "People I Know" section of the collection.

Diaries in the collection are written by several men in the LaBoon family. The two diaries of James Franklin LaBoon cover his service in France during World War I. The two ledgers of William Lafayette LaBoon are part diary and part memoir, as he related his past and present experiences. The 1899-1933 ledger includes genealogy, estate records for Peter LaBoon and Joseph Allen LaBoon, and handwritten copies of the family's legal documents and letters. The 1934-1937 ledger is mainly a diary, with some pages devoted to Byrum family genealogy and personal opinions on politics and government. In 1941, George Mason LaBoon copied portions of this ledger into a more legible form within the same book. The numerous diaries of George Mason LaBoon, from 1910-1929, detail his work on the family farm, including tasks like plowing, planting, hog killing, cutting timber, hunting, and feeding livestock. He notes the routines in his daily life, such as his reading and meals, as well as social events and church activities.

Financial papers include ledgers (1836-1907) from the blacksmith shop of Mason C. LaBoon and later Joseph T. LaBoon in Walton County (Ga.).

Families represented in this collection include the Laboon, Foster, Fielding, Byrum, and Bradbury families.

Index Terms

Farm life--Georgia.
Financial records.
Foster family
LaBoon family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers, ms3712, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information note

Scrapbooks have been deconstructed from their original state in order to improve access and physical housing. Original order and context have been preserved.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy

11Genealogical records
2LaBoon-Foster family history
3LeBon-LeBoon families
4LaBoon family history
5Foster family history
6Thomas Patrick Johnston history
7Family record and loose items removed from Rice B. Green Bible
8Daughters of the American Revolution application and research
9Research correspondence on LaBoon family
10Research correspondence on Foster family
11Ephemera - report cards, locks of hair, World War I discharge papers, and obituaries of various family members

2. Correspondence

21LaBoon family correspondence, including John R. Nichols to family; one Civil War soldier letter; and several Spanish-American War letters, 1836-1917
2World War I letters, 1919
3LaBoon family correspondence, announcements, 1920-1938
4Letters to Margaret LaBoon from her mother, 1939-1940
5Letters to Margaret LaBoon from her mother, 1941-1944
6World War II letters from Lt. Joseph T. Bradbury to Margaret LaBoon, 1945 May-July
7LaBoon family correspondence, Bulk, 1945-1955, 1945-1996
8Fielding family correspondence, 1826-1851
9Business correspondence of Mason C. LaBoon, 1839-1877
10Business correspondence of Joseph T. LaBoon, 1894-1920

3. Scrapbooks

3.1 Cards, notes

31Wedding invitations and graduation materials, 1926-1973
2Wedding invitations, 1924-1968
3Get Well cards to Margaret LaBoon, 1957
41Greeting cards, 1949-1967
2Greeting cards, 1968
3Greeting cards from the Stephen LaBoon family, 1952-1968
34Get Well cards, 1957, 1965
44Birthday cards from Mr. and Mrs. Golden Michael, 1952-1967
5Birthday cards from Alfred E. Foster, 1952-1968
6Postcards from George Mason LaBoon, 1956-1958
7Thank you notes from friends, 1949-1968
51Thank you notes from Polly Bradbury, 1961-1968
2Thank you notes from John Sholars Bradbury, 1925
63Thank you notes from Mrs. Joseph Thomas Bradbury, 1952-1968
54Thank you notes from children of Joseph Thomas Bradbury, 1955-1958
5Thank you notes from children of Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon, 1953-1967
6Thank you notes from Mrs. John Stephen LaBoon, Jr., 1955-1967
7Thank you notes from Johnnie Alice LaBoon, 1952-1969
8Thank you notes from Libby and Jim LaBoon III, 1961-1969
9Thank you notes from children of Anna LaBoon Powell, 1943-1967

3.2 Newsclippings, images

61Business Associates - Insurance and Church, 1928-1945
2Business Associates - University of Georgia
3Business Associates - UGA Center for Continuing Education, 1945-1965
4People I Know - Athens, Ga. - Awards
5People I Know - Athens, GA. - Art
5People I Know - Athens, GA. - Banks and Chamber of Commerce
6People I Know - Athens, GA. - Education
71People I Know - Athens, GA. - Law
1People I Know - Athens, GA. - Merchants
1People I Know - Athens, GA. - Ministers
2People I Know - Athens, GA. - Politics
2People I Know - Athens, GA. - Real estate
3People I Know - Athens, GA. - Sports
3People I Know - Athens, GA. - Miscellaneous
4People I Know - Monroe County (Ga.), 1964-1969
5People I Know - Walton County (Ga.), 1952-1969
6Nancy LaBoon Bradbury (wife of Margaret's nephew)
81Athens Academy, 1966-1969
2Obituaries, 1890-1969
3Eagle Tavern and other museums in the Athens area
4Hope Haven School in Athens (Ga.), 1965-1968
5Old Homes in Georgia
6"Our Yesteryears" in the Walton Tribune
7"Shelton Sanford's Scrapbook," a column in the Athens Banner-Herald drawn from Dr. Shelton Sanford's collections and recollections, 1968-1969
8Tour of Homes in Athens, 1966
9Walton County Churches
10Woman of the Year in Athens, 1964-1968

4. Diaries

91Assorted writings, including poetry, speeches, and anecdotes by LaBoon family members
5World War I diaries of James Franklin LaBoon, 1918-1919
2Diary/Memoir/Estate accounts - William Lafayette LaBoon, 1899-1933
3Diary/Memoir - William Lafayette LaBoon, 1934-1937
4Diary/Memoir of William Lafayette Laboon (with some sections rewritten by George M. LaBoon in 1941), 1934-1937
101-15George Mason LaBoon diaries, 1910-1923
111-7George Mason LaBoon diaries, 1924-1963

5. Financial

121Land documents - Walton County (Ga.), 1822-1843
2Land documents - Walton County (Ga.), 1844-1916
3Estate papers, 1902-1906
4Receipts/bills - Mason C. LaBoon, 1837-1884
5Promissory notes - Mason C. LaBoon, 1839-1880
6Receipts - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1883-1930
6Promissory notes - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1879-1931
8Stock certificate for Farmers Bank - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1928
9Tax receipts - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1882-1929
131-11Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1836-1859
141-8Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1860-1894
151-2Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1894-1913
3Farm accounts, 1913-1920
4Account books - George M. LaBoon, 1930-1941
161-5Accounts, 1837-1864
171-3Accounts, 1865-1933
4Accounts - L.L. LaBoon, 1907, 1920
5Accounts - Name index only

6. Personal

181Arithmetic workbook and recipes of Joseph T. LaBoon
3Book list of Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon
4Census enumerator of Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon, 1930
5Court summons for Mason C. LaBoon, 1844-1861
6LaBoon Museum description of items
7Mt. Carmel School / Literary Club (Walton County, Ga.), 1875, 1897
8Mt. Carmel Church (Walton County, Ga.) - Bible School / Sunday School minutes, 1925-1930

7. Printed Ephemera

191Miscellaneous - card game, hymns, song book, opera programs, obituaries, 1890-1910
2Church programs, directory, constitution and bylaws, and monthly paper "The Christian Messenger", 1920-1999
3Confederate Money
4Margaret LaBoon's genealogy books: "Laboon-Foster Family History" book (2 copies) and "The 46th Annual Wyatt Reunion" 1952 program (2 copies)
5School and college commencement programs, closing exercises, clipping
6Walton Mill Cotton Company stock certificates and an issue of the "Waltonian" magazine

8. Photographs

197LaBoon and Foster family, 1890-1918
8LaBoon, Bradbury, and Foster family, 1927-1959
9Lamar and LaBoon family - particularly Lee Lamar (1931-2006), 1930-1959
10Family Reunion, 1990-1999
11LaBoon House in Walton County (Ga.) - before and after renovations
12LaBoon House in Walton County (Ga.) - during renovations
132 Advertising Slides with "L.L. LaBoon" shown in silent and sound movie houses until 1930, 1900-1930

9. Indentures, Land Documents

OS Folder
1AWalton County (Ga.) indenture - William McCord to John Freeman, 1837 May
Walton County (Ga.) indenture - James Dalton to John Freeman, 1837 September
Walton County (Ga.) plat - estate of David Michael, 1896 October
Walton County (Ga.) indenture - John Lowe to Joseph T. LaBoon, 1896 December
Insurance policy - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1932