Thomas Jones family papers

Thomas Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jones, Thomas, fl. 1852-1858
Title: Thomas Jones family papers
Dates: 1819-1889
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (6 folders)
Coll. Number: ms817

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Thomas Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1889. Thomas Jones’ papers include lists of taxable property (slaves, land, livestock, and equipment); indentures; and receipts for the purchase of slaves (names of enslaved people include Adam, a carpenter, Charles, Randal, John, Betsy, Nancy, Abram, Ann, Eliza, Sam, Ned, Bob, Lucy, Cherry, Nelson, Charlott, Robert, Lindy, and Mary). Letters are from Henry Francis Jones to his sister, and between Edwin T. Davis and Mattie Davis; and regard battles, military strategy, and military life. Papers of E.T. Davis concern Davis's military services, and include diary entries with regard to his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes plats, indentures, and writs regarding land in Georgia, mainly Irwin and Thomas counties, and a portrait of Thomas Jones.

Index Terms

Greenwood (Plantation : Thomas County, Ga.)
Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Land grants.
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.
Slave records--Georgia.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

General Notes

Publications accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually in GIL and have an associated collection note.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Thomas Jones family papers, ms817, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Thomas Jones & Greenwood Plantation papers, 1834-1889
2Henry Francis Jones letters, 1861-1865
3Edwin T. Davis & Mattie J. Davis letters, 1868-1878
4Edwin T. Davis papers, 1861-1879
5Georgia plats, indentures, & writs, 1819-1873
6Thomas Jones portrait, circa 1800s