Thomas Jones family papers

Thomas Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Davis, Edwin T., 1842-1878
Creator: Jones, Henry Francis
Creator: Jones, Thomas, fl. 1852-1858
Title: Thomas Jones family papers
Dates: 1819-1878
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Thomas Jones and the Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1878. The papers include tax lists, land grants, and indentures relating to Greenwood Plantation (Thomas County, Ga.); correspondence; loose diary pages; and photographs. The tax lists (1852-1855, 1858) contain entries on slaves, land, livestock, and equipment owned by Thomas Jones including prices for the various items. The correspondence contains letters written by Henry Francis Jones while in Virginia to his sister Martha in 1861 and 1864. The letters discuss Union and Confederate military strategy, military dances, and the battle of Harmon Court House (Va.). The bulk of the letters (1868-1878) consist of personal correspondence between Edwin T. Davis and his wife Mattie. The diary entries (December 1861 - August 1862) were written by Edwin Davis during his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Davis' entries describe the Kentucky campaign, the Peninsular campaign (Va.), and troop movements.
Coll. Number: ms817

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Jones, owner of Greenwood Plantation of Thomas County, Georgia. Other family members include his son Henry Francis Jones and son-in-law Edwin T. Davis who married Jones' daughter Mattie.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 57th. Company A.
Davis, Mattie
Greenwood (Plantation : Thomas County, Ga.)
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Land grants.
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Jones family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, MS 3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Thomas Jones-Greenwood Plantation
2Henry Francis Jones
3Miscellaneous Georgia Deeds
4-6Edwin T. Davis
72 Published volumes