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Wilson and Tye family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS307

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of Wilson and Tye family members, including Benjamin J. Wilson; Elizabeth H. Wilson; John L. Tye, Sr.; John L. Tye, Jr.; Carrie Wilson; and Mary Potts Wilson. Of note is a photograph of the Wilson family home at 266 Gordon Street (renamed Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard) in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.


  • approximately 1870-1890, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

John Tye Ferguson (1932-2012) was born to T. Alfred Ferguson (1895-?) and Caroline T. Ferguson (1902-1984) in Atlanta, Georgia. He had one brother, Ira A. Ferguson (1930-2011). John Tye Ferguson was the great grandson of Benjamin J. Wilson (1823-1896). Wilson was active in the Masonic Lodge and Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and West End. Wilson was twice married, to Miss Cheely and later to Miss Hill. He had six children, four sons: John B. Wilson (1875-1881), Robert E. Wilson (-1920), Will Wilson (-1898) Philip D. Wilson; and two daughters Carrie Wilson Tye (-1942) and Mary Dell Wilson Potts. Additional biographical information about Wilson and family has not been determined.


11 photographic print(s) (eight cabinet cards and three cartes de visite)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1968


VIS 307 was previously cataloged as JFT.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Wilson and Tye family photographs
In Process
Felicia D. Render
June 2018
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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305