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McCleskey family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS784

Scope and Content

These papers consist of various business, personal, and legal documents related to members of the McCleskey family. Included are real estate deeds, receipts, business correspondence, and tax statements of John David McCleskey. In addition, this collection contains papers and receipts of John David McCleskey's wife and sons, including Jesse Eugene McCleskey's certification as a Fulton County Deputy Sheriff. Also included are Roy G. McCleskey's personal records of his education at Fulton County High School and Georgia School of Technology, his real estate ventures, tax statements, receipts, insurance policies, and personal and business correspondence.


  • 1892-1941, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, members of the McCleskey family resided in the north Atlanta area. John David McCleskey (1870-1925) farmed land in Chamblee, Georgia. Fatally injured in an automobile accident, he was survived by his wife and seven sons. All seven sons remained in the Sandy Springs and Atlanta, Georgia, area. One of the sons, Jesse Eugune McCleskey, served as a Fulton County Deputy Sheriff. Another son, Roy G. McCleskey, bought and sold real estate throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.


0.63 linear ft. (one document case; one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.
McCleskey family papers
Josh Hogan
March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305