|Creator:||Hillyer, Junius, 1807-1886|
|Creator:||Hillyer, Shaler, 1776-1820|
|Title:||Hillyer family papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the papers of the Hillyer family from 1805-1990 with the bulk between 1805-1874. Materials from the early years (1805-1819) pertain to Shaler Hillyer and consist of a letter and account book describing Petersburg, Elbert County, Georgia. The collection contains a memoir written by Junius Hillyer describing life on his family's plantation, slavery, the family's move to Athens, Georgia (1821), Junius' attendence at grammer school, descriptions of and activities at Franklin College (University of Georgia). Also includes photocopies of letters from William Dickerson and Peter Wellborn Martin, friends of the Hillyers; materials pertaining to the publication of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE JUNIUS HILLYER; and dedication of a marker at the Freeman Hillyer homeplace in Popular Grove, Georgia.|
Shaler Hillyer (1776-1820) married Rebbeca Freeman, and lived in Wilkes County, Georgia. Their children were John Freeman, Junius, and Shaler Granby. After Shaler's death, the family moved to Athens, Georgia to facilitate the boys' formal education. Junius Hillyer (1807-1886), was a lawyer, judge and politician, and married Jane Selina Watkins Foster, October 6, 1831.
For more information on Junius Hillyer, see his congressional biography.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Hillyer family papers, MS 76. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.