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Alston family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1068
Scope and Content This collection includes legal documents, genealogical materials, and personal and legal correspondence pertaining to the wills and trusts of members of the Alston family and the family's "home place" in Barbour County, Alabama. Also of interest are materials relating to a visit to Atlanta in 1941 by Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl Halifax, the British ambassador to the United States, as well as the Alston family genealogy, which includes two large parchment indentures made out to...
Dates: 1612-1973, undated; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1968

Atwood family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS14f
Scope and Content

This collection contains several legal instruments of the Atwood family filed in Greene County and Putnam County, Georgia. Included is a marriage indenture (marriage certificate), letters of administration for an estate, a court order naming a guardian for a child, a probate will, and a petition to change trustees of marriage indenture.

Dates: 1850-1867

Childress-Bryant family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS56
Scope and Content These papers document the ownership history of several tracts of land in District 14 of Atlanta, Georgia, between 1822 and 1925. Including land lots are 119, 197, 198, 231, and 232. The collection consists of land grants, deeds, and papers primarily of the Childress and Bryant families. There are also papers regarding the land transactions of the White, Thomas, Mangum, Mitchell, Wooten, Thrasher, Guyton, Willis, and Suttles families. The land stayed within the Childress and Bryant families...
Dates: 1822-1925

Colley family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS36f
Scope and Content

This collection contains copies of tombstone transcriptions for members of the Colley family, as well as members of the Daniel, Berry, Hight, and Perry families in the Colley Family Cemetery. Other items include a transcription of Joel Colley's will (written in 1850); typed excerpts from the Newton County deed book; and copies of letters to James G. Bogle and Franklin Garrett in the early 1970's.

Dates: 1970-1972

John Whitehead last will and testament

Collection number: ahc.MSS654f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of John Whitehead's 1857 last will and testament. His will divided his private property and slaves among his children. His son, John R. Whitehead, and son-in-law, Thomas Berrien, who was a county commissioner and judge in Burke County, served as executors of the will. J. Edward Garlick signed the will as ordinary.

Dates: 1857

Lee family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS427f
Scope and Content

This collection contains an obituary of Cornelius P. Lee; tax receipts from Newton County, Georgia; and a will of Robert Edward Lee.

Dates: 1914-1948

Nunnally family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS440f
Scope and Content

This collection contains copies of a will of William B. Nunnally of Walton County, Georgia; two letters from Matthew Talbot Nunnally; and another letter from an unidentified individual of Hamilton, Georgia.

Dates: 1830-1862

Rhodes Family Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS13f
Scope and Content

The collection consists of family papers, including the Last Will and Testaments of A.G. Rhodes (18 October, 1928) and his wife Amanda Wilmot Rhodes (24 December, 1926). Included are worksheets documenting the dispersal of bequests and legal documents that reference their estate. In his Last Will and Testament, A.G. Rhodes left money to numerous relatives and to the A.G. Rhodes Home for Incurables and Peachtree Christian Church.

Dates: 1927-1937

Samuel M. Inman and Jane Walker Inman legal documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS74f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a will of Samuel M. Inman, a letter testamentary whereby his will was executed; an agreement between Mr. Inman and the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company; a letter to his wife from an attorney; and the will of Jane Walker Inman.

Dates: 1906-1923, undated

Troutman and Battey family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1074
Scope and Content

The bulk of the Troutman and Battey family papers are legal documents (many from Floyd Country) generated by those families, including deeds of indenture (many signed by Dr. Robert Battey), wills, and an abstract of title to lands in Floyd County. The collection also contains correspondence, the majority of which was sent to Colonel Hiram Bainbridge Troutman, a book of Minstrel song, and documents pertaining to Atlanta society.

Dates: 1846-1970, undated; Majority of material found within 1846 - 1939

Wilson family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS761f
Scope and Content

This collection contains documents pertaining to the Wilson family from 1825-1899. Documents include a marriage license, land lot certificates, military discharge certificates, receipts, geneological papers, a letter, and a will.

Dates: 1825-1880

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Alston, A. H. (Augustus Holmes), 1847-1918 1
Alston, Anna Ott, 1845-1928 1
Alston, Cotten (Robert Cotten, III), 1945- 1
Alston, Philip H., Jr., 1911-1988 1