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Kimble family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS785f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a history of the Butler Van Guards, a Confederate infantry unit, and Kimble family genealogy.


  • undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

John H. Kimble (1814-1875) and Bethenia Kimble (1814-1893) had six children: Mary Catherine Doles (1836-1910), James A. J. (1838-1912), John (1842-1910), Sarah Jane Sallas (1844-1915), William D. (1845-1915), and Hiram Walter (1849-1920). Both James and John enlisted in the Confederate Army and fought in the 6th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, commonly called the Butler Van Guards. James married Abigail Charity Smith (1840-1892) in 1868 and they had five children: Olia (1870-1917), Gratlan (1871-1948), Abigail (1874-?), William (1878-?), and Effie I. (1880-1967). James later married Ada Claxton (1860-1929) in 1894 and they had one child, John Claxton (1896-?).


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2006

Related Archival Materials

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Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
Kimble family papers
Leah Lefkowitz
August 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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