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Muscogiana Collection (MC 291)

 

Organizational Note

The Muscogee Genealogical Society, founded in 1976, serves all genealogists researching family records in the original Muscogee County. The counties formed from the original Muscogee County are Muscogee, Harris, Marion, Talbot & Chattahoochee Counties. The Society also includes news from the adjacent counties of Troup, Stewart, Upson, Webster and Meriwether in Georgia and Barbour, Chambers, Lee and Russell in Alabama.

The Society publishes the journal Muscogiana biannually which is issued in the Spring and Fall. Since, 1989, the Muscogee Genealogical Society has published material on all aspects of the original Muscogee County including compiled genealogies, case studies, instructional articles relating to new research methodologies, essays on local history, and unpublished primary source materials held in public, private and family archives.An index and table of contents are available.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of issues of Muscogiana as well as administrative files related to the publication of the journal.

 

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Muscogiana Collection (MC 291) must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Muscogiana Collection (MC 291)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

 

Note to Researchers

See Also:

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama Collection (MC 370)

 

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Miscellaneous, 1980s, 1990s

Folder 2 – Copyright Registration, 1995

This folder contains: Copyright Registration for Serials on Form SE, 1988 – Copyright Basics, 1992 – The United States Joins the Bern Union, 1989 – Copyright Registration for Derivative Works, 1988 – Highlights of U.S. Adherence to the Berne Convention, 1989.

Folder 3 – Volume 1, # 1, Spring 1989

This folder contains: Correspondence – "Columbus, Georgia's Original Commissioners: Part One – James Hallam" by James H. Thomas, Jr. – "Historic Columbus Foundation", winter 1990, Vol. XXI, # 1.

Folder 4 – Volume 1, # 2, fall 1989

This folder contains: Correspondence – Notes – "Tombstone Inscriptions of the Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia", Part Two, Transcribed by June Hanna – "About Columbus: A List of Books in Print "Compiled by Callie B. McGinnis – "Columbus, Georgia's Original Commissioners: Part Two – Philip Henry Alston" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

Folder 5 – Volume 1, # 3, spring 1990 + Draft

This folder contains: Correspondence – Notes – "Some Childhood Memories of Miss Loretto Chappell" by Roger Harris – Gilmore Family Bible – "Colonel William L. Wynn (1799-1868), Namesake to a Neighborhood" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1990 – Linwood Cemetery Records – Queries.

Folder 6 – Volume 1, # 4, fall 1990 + Draft

This folder contains: Notes – "Grand Lodge of Georgia" Annual Communication – "Genealogy" by David J. Johnson – "Occupations of Free Blacks in Columbus, Georgia" by John W. Mallory – "Stalking the Local History Archives: A Guide for Family Historians" by Callie B. McGinnis – Hanna Inventory – "Tombstone Inscriptions of the Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia" Transcribed by June Hanna – Queries.

Folder 7 – Volume 2, # 2, summer 1991

This folder contains: Correspondence – Notes – "County Line Cemetery" Chattahoochee County, Georgia – " Streetcar Service in Columbus, Georgia" by John Lassiter – "Columbus and Muscogee County in 1860" by John S. Lupold – Linwood Cemetery Records – Queries.

Folder 8 – Volume 2, # 3 & 4, fall 1991

This folder contains: Notes – "Colonel William L. Wynn (1799-1868) Namesake to Neighborhood: Part Two" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – Linwood Cemetery Records – "Women in Columbus, 1919-1921" by Cheryl Jorgensen, May 25, 1988 – Queries.

Folder 9 – Volume 3, # 1 & 2, spring 1992 + Draft

This folder contains: Notes – Correspondence – Queries – Linwood Cemetery Records – "Theodore Fogle, an Uncommon Soldier's Experience in the Civil War" by Tom McRae – "Confederate Hospitals in Columbus, Georgia" by Sandra Uzar – List of Registered Women Voters of the City of Columbus, Georgia, June 27, 1921.

Folder 10 – Volume 3, # 3 & 4, fall 1992 + Draft

This folder contains: Original Bethesda Baptist Cemetery, Harris County, Georgia – "Daily Columbus Enquirer" April 21, 1864 – "Weekly Columbus Enquirer" May 26, 1863 – "On the Trail of Jim Henry" by Dr. Richard H. Coss, July 27, 1992 – "Statistics of the State of Georgia" by George White, 1849 – "Daily Columbus Enquirer" Registry of the Voters of Columbus, for the Year 1871 – Linwood Cemetery Records.

Folder 11 – Volume 4, # 1 & 2, summer 1993 + Draft

This folder contains: "City Light Guards" – "Columbus – Spanish or Indian?" by E.D. Murphy, October 1992 – "Hatcher & Mcgehee Negro Book" Transcribed by Callie McGinnis – Statistics of the State of Georgia, Muscogee, County – Deed Book A – Muscogee Genealogical Society Membership Roster, January 1992-April 1993 – Queries.

Folder 12 – Volume 4, # 3 & 4 + Draft

This folder contains: "Records of Marriage, Baptism and Burial from the First Register of Trinity Parish, 1836-1903" Compiled by Mary Kent Berry – "Georgia Indian Depredations Claims, 1836-1837" Contributed by Robert S. Davis, Jr. – Paupers Buried in Linwood Cemetery.

Folder 13 – Volume 5, # 1 & 2 + Draft

This folder contains: "Past, Present, and Future: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbus, GA" by Steve Stinson – "Records of Baptism from the First Register of Trinity Parish, Columbus, GA" by Mary Kent Berry – "Printing and Publishing in Columbus, Georgia, A Brief History" by Leard R. Daughety – "Chattahoochee River Steamboats" Compiled by Thomas Joseph Peddy – Getzen Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, Harris County, Georgia.

Folder 14 – Volume 5, # 3 & 4 + Draft

This folder contains: Records from the Jenkins Family Cemetery – Records from the Moses Family Cemetery on Esquiline Hill in South Columbus – "Records of Marriage, Baptism and Burial from the First Register of Trinity Parish, 1836-1903" Compiled by Mary Kent Berry – "Chattahoochee River Steamboats" Compiled by Thomas Joseph Peddy from Columbus, GA Newspapers, 1832-1870, Volume 1, 1980 – "The Original 1828 Survey of Columbus, Georgia" by Steven B. Skipper.

Folder 15 – Volume 6, # 1 & 2 + Draft

This folder contains: "Columbus Residents in Early Georgia Portraits, 1715-1870" Extracted by Callie B. McGinnis – "Records of Baptism from the First Register of Trinity Parish, Columbus, Georgia, Part 3, and 1881-1902" by Mary Kent Berry – Records of Trinity Parish.

Folder 16 – Volume 6, # 3 & 4, fall 1995

This folder contains: Queries, "The Origins of Fort Benning" by Charles E. White, Ph.D. – "Childhood Memories from 1909-1918" by Sarah Bussey Bickerstaff – "History of Midway United Methodist Church" by Midway Church History Committee.

Folder 17 – Volume 7, # 1 & 2, summer 1996 + Draft

This folder contains: "A History of Sporting in Columbus" by Craig Lloyd – "The Search for Seaborn Jones: A Historiographical Journey through the Sources on Antebellum Columbus" by Phillip J. Linn.

Folder 18 – Volume 7, # 3 & 4, fall 1996

This folder contains: Queries – "Women in Columbus, 1828-1928" by Louise J. Dubose – "Columbus Newspapers: A Bibliography and Holdings List" by John Lupold.

Folder 19 – Volume 8, # 1 & 2, summer 1997

This folder contains: Queries – "Marriages, St-Paul United Methodist Church, Columbus, Georgia, 1881-1925" by Montyne (Kitty) Thompkins – "The Wright Family papers" by Callie B. McGinnis – "There Were Giants in Those Days" Elite Lawyers in Columbus, Georgia, 1840-1870, by J. Craig Cotton.

Folder 20 – Volume 8, # 3 & 4, fall 1997

This folder contains: Queries – "Randolph Lawler Mott, 1799-1881: Columbus Businessman, Civic Leader, Unionist" by David Dodd.

Folder 21 – Volume 9, # 3 & 4, fall 1998 + Draft

This folder contains: Queries – "The Flournoy Family and the Shaping of Columbus, 1840-1936" by Linda F. Kannady – "1833 Census of the Creek Nation: the Lower Towns, Part II" Transcribed by Linda Kennedy – CF Map of East Highland (Weracoba Park Area of Columbus).

Box 2

Folder 1 – Volume 10, # 1 & 2, summer 1999 + Draft

This folder contains: "Marriages, Death, and Some Estates from the Columbus Democrat, 1830-1832" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – "Columbus, Geo., from its Selection as a Trading Town in 1827 to its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid in 1865".

Folder 2 – Volume 10, # 3 & 4, fall 1999 + Draft

This folder contains: "Lucy Dickson Torry (1822-1903), an Irish Woman in Columbus, Georgia: Correspondence, 1850-1852" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – "Marriages, Death, and Some Estates from the Columbus Democrat, 1830-1832" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – "Inventory of Graves in the West Section of Linwood Cemetery, Known as the Jewish Section" Prepared by Members of the Temple of Israel, Columbus, Georgia – "A Comprehensive Name Index for the American Slave" Compiled by Howard E. Potts.

Folder 3 – Volume 11, # 1 & 2, summer 2000 + Draft

This folder contains: "Blacks and Whites Together: the Experience of Some Baptist Churches in Muscogee County, Georgia, 1825-1872" by Stephen Barber – Members of Bethel Baptist Church, June 29, 1829.

Folder 4 – Volume 11, # 3 & 4

This folder contains: "John Hawkins Martin: First Historian of Columbus, a Biographical Sketch" Researched and Edited by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – True List of Active Members of Bethel Church, August 25, 1860.

Folder 5 – Volume 12, # 1

This folder contains: "A True and Accurate Account of the Raising of the Jackson and the Chattahoochee" by Cris Calle – "The Comer Family of Georgia and Alabama: a Review" by Hugh I. Rodgers – "Alabama-Eufaula-Biography, a Sketch of Anne Kendrick Walker" by Jennie Kendall Dean – "Should the Department Store Worker Organize" by Anne Kendrick Walker – Correspondence.

Folder 6 – Volume 12, # 2, 2001

This folder contains: "Minnie Clyde Balkcom and the Bibb City Experience, 1936-1998" by Carolyn Smith, March 16, 1998.

Folder 7 – Riverdale Cemetery Records, Columbus, Georgia

Folder 8 – Volume 13, # 1

This folder contains: Correspondence – "Medicine in Columbus, Georgia, During a Time of Great Change,  1940-1950" by Ben Pike – "Notes on the Origins of the Muscogee County Genealogical Society" by Hugh I. Rodgers – Where to Find Genealogy Records in Muscogee County – "New Sources for Muscogee Births and Deaths" by Daniel Olds – The Porter Family Bible.

Folder 9 – Volume 13, # 2 + Draft

This folder contains: "Some Genealogy and History of the Gray Family of Columbus, 1828-1900" by High I. Rodgers – "Medicine in Muscogee County: Part II" by Nell Hudson and Butch Deaton – "Let's Go Courthousin" and Cemetery Tromping" by Gladys May – "Membership List of Bethel Church, Muscogee County, Georgia" by Stephen P. Barber – Riverdale Cemetery Records, Columbus Georgia.

Folder 10 – Volume 14, # 1, spring 2003 + Photos

Folder 11 – Volume 14, # 2, fall 2003

This folder contains: "Reminiscences: Part II" by Richard M. Gray.

Folder 12 – Volume 15, # 1, spring 2004

This folder contains: Queries – "Index of Death Notices in Columbus, Georgia, Newspapers, 1 January 1898 to 31 December 1918" by Daniel Olds.

Folder 13 – Volume 15, # 2 + Photos

Folder 14 – Volume 16, # 1, spring 2005 + Diskette + Draft

This folder contains: "Roots (Chapter I)" by Hugh I. Rodgers, January 17, 2005 – "A Family Memoir (Peters, Langdon, Allen, Price, and Related Lines)" by Edward L. Cliburn – "My Grandparent's Family, 1877-1927 (Chapter II) – Rodgers BK 5 (Diskette).

Folder 15 – Volume 16, # 2 + Diskettes and CD, fall 2005 + Draft

This folder contains: Obit Project (Diskette), 2005 – fall 2005 Muscogee (CD) – Registry of the Voters of Columbus, 1864 + Diskette.

Folder 16 – Volume 17, # 1, spring 2006 + Diskettes and CD + Draft

This folder contains: "Federal Pensioners in Muscogee County, 1883: A Biographical Study" by Hugh I. Rodgers – "Artist for Hire: the Legacy of Itinerant Artists in Columbus, Georgia" by Mike Bunn – Riverdale Cemetery Records, Columbus, Georgia – Muscogiana Vol. 17, # 1 (Diskette) – New Disk 4/271, 2006 (Diskette) – spring 2006, Last Installment of Riverdale Cemetery – "Federal Pensioners in Muscogee County, 1883: a Biographical Study" by Hugh I. Rodgers + Diskette, 2006 – Artists for Hire: Images (Diskette) – Muscogiana, Vol. 17, # 1 (CD).

Folder 17 – Volume 17, # 2, fall 2006 + CDs + Draft

This folder contains: "Reflections on the Waverly Terrace Neighborhood" by Louise "Biddy" Hammett, Grover Barfield Jr., and Paul Hammett, Jr. – "The Changing Faces of Columbus Streets: The 600 and 700 Blocks of Eight Street as a Cultural Landscape" by Jessica Stephens – "Memorials of a Year: The Last of my Minority 1871-1872, Part One" by Thomas Chappell and Edited by Sean Norman – "Learning About the Past: The Columbus Museum" by Mike Bunn – Muscogee Images 12-4-06 (CD) – Muscogiana LATP-CM (CD) – Photos for Musco. (CD) – Muscogiana Vol. 17, # 2, Final Copies (CD).

Folder 18 – Volume 18, # 1, spring 2007 + CDs + Draft

This folder contains: "List of Registered Voters: City of Columbus, Georgia for General Election, 1917" Transcribed by Sean P. Norman – "The Miller's Wheel and Houses of the Holy: An Archaeology of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries at Fort Benning" by Peter J. Drake – "Memorials of a Year: The Last of my Minority 1871-1872, Part Two" by Thomas Chappell and Edited by Sean P. Norman – "Learning About the Past: The Historic Linwood Foundation" by Linda Kennedy – Book Reviews – Query – Muscogiana Vol. 18, # 1 (CD) – Submission for spring Issue of Muscogiana from Peter J. Drake (CD) – Cemetery Photos in Grayscale for Musco. (CD) – Muscogiana Vol. 18, # 1, Images (CD).

Folder 19 – Volume 18, # 2, fall 2007 + CD + Draft

"List of Registered Voters: City of Columbus, Georgia for General Election, 1917, Part Two" Transcribed by Sean P. Norman – "Georgia Historical and Industrial, Muscogee County" Transcribed by Sean P. Norman – "Memorials of a Year: The Last of my Minority, 1871-1872, Part Three" by Thomas Chappell and Edited by Sean P. Norman – Book Review: "Image Based Works on Columbus and Muscogee County" by Reagan L. Grimsley – Notes – Muscogiana Bol. 18, # 2, fall 2007 (CD).

Folder 20 – Muscogiana, fall 2007

This folder contains: The Carolina Herald and Newsletter, April, May, June 2007 – Aiken – Barnwell Genealogical Society of South Carolina, News and Journal, Second Quarter 2007 – Genealogical Gazette, Albany, Georgia, May 2007 – "The Odyssey of Samuel J. Kookogey: From Cuba Filibustering in Georgia to Upholding Southern Rights in Bleeding Kansas" by Antonio Rafael de la Cova.

Folder 21 – Volume 19, # 1, spring 2008

This folder contains: "List of Registered Voters: City of Columbus, Georgia for General Election, 1917, Part Three" Transcribed by Sean P. Norman – "Georgia Historical and Industrial, Talbot County" Transcribed by Sean P. Norman – "The Battle of Columbus and Historical Memory" by Virginia E. Causey.

Folder 22 – Volume 19, # 2, fall 2008

This folder contains: "Ann Elisabeth Shepherd Home" Extracted by Daniel B. Olds – "A Family and a Church: The Willises and Bethel Baptist Church of Midland, Georgia, 1829-1894" by Hugh I. Rodgers – "Notes on the Family of Reverend Cary Curry Willis" by Hugh I. Rodgers.

Box 3

Folder 1 – Volume 21, # 2, spring 2009

This folder contains: "The Uprising in Columbus: Race and Class in the 1934 General Textile Strike" by Russell Pryor – "A Genealogical Survey of the John Mel Cutliff Family" Transcribed by Eric McRoberts – "Primary Sources: Slave Ads in Columbus Newspapers" by Gary S. Sprayberry – "Learning About the Past: Historic Columbus foundation" by Justin Krieg.

Folder 2 – Volume 20, # 2, fall 2009

This folder contains: "The Island Mystery" by Jesse "Buddy" Williams – "Bibb City, Collected Lives from a Mill Village: Interpreting a Community for the Community" by Dr. Amanda Rees & Dr. Becky Becker – "Welcome to Bibb City: A Self-Guided Walking Tour" by Mindy Gillow – "Sleuthing through Columbus History" by Dr. Virginia Causey.

Folder 3 – Volume 21, # 1, spring 2010

This folder contains: "In the News: Searching for Your Ancestor in Columbus Newspapers "by Callie B. McGinnis – "Notable Genealogical and Historical Collections in West Central Georgia and East Alabama" Compiled by Callie B. McGinnis – "Truman Thomas: The First Person Interred at Linwood Cemetery" by F. Clason Kyle – "Ritch Family Cemetery and Find a Grave" by Linda Farmer Ames – "Primary Sources: Schley Creek War Letters" by John Ellisor – "Georgia Historical and Industrial, Chattahoochee County" Transcribed by Gary Sprayberry.

Folder 4 – Volume 21, # 2, fall 2010

This folder contains: "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Some Items from the Collection of the Columbus Museum" by Mike Bunn – "Columbus in 1839: An Excerpt from James S. Buckingham's the Slave States of America" Edited by Mike Bunn – "Rescuing the Chattahoochee Valley's Neglected and Abandoned Cemeteries" by John Mallory Land – "The Rock Island Paper Mill" by Jesse Williams.

Folder 5 – Volume 22, # 1, spring 2011

This folder contains: "Recollection of the Last Battle" Edited by Mike Bunn – "A Letter from Columbus Shortly after the Last Battle" Edited by Mike Bunn – "The Photograph of the C.S.S. Jackson in the Chattahoochee River at Columbus" by Mike Bunn – "The First Decade of Telephone Service in Columbus, Georgia: Subscribers from 1880-1890" by Callie McGinnis.

Folder 6 – Volume 23, # 1, spring 2012

This folder contains: "The Starkes of Starke Avenue, Part One" by Roger Harris – "The Civil War Roots of Coca-Cola" by Richard Gardiner – "Columbus Cooks" by Callie McGinnis – Rare Artifacts Belonging to the Oglethorpe Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Women Who Donated Them Louise "Biddy" Barfield Hammett with Callie B. McGinnis.

Folder 7 – Volume 23, # 2, fall 2012

This folder contains: "Carson McCullers' Columbus: An Historical Perspective" by Virginia Causey – "Emmaus Baptist Church, Muscogee County, Georgia" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. – "All Roads Lead to Coweta: Part One" by Mike Bunn.

Folder 8 – Volume 24, # 1, spring 2013

This folder contains: "All Roads Lead to Coweta: Part Two" by Mike Bunn – "Why is the Cantey Family Story Hiding?" by Stephen Townsend – "Jane Russell: Actress, Icon, Columbus Resident" by Ed Howard – "Eight Fort Benning Cemeteries of the Hight Report" by Elsie Hight.

Folder 9 – Volume 24, # 2, fall 2013

This folder contains: "The Bradley Olmsted Garden" by Rebecca Bush – "The Cantey Family: What Became of Them?" by Stephen Townsend – "Distribution of Civil War Salt Rations to Muscogee County Families" by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

Folder 10 – Muscogiana – Correspondences, 1999-2002

Folder 11 – Muscogiana – CDs, fall 2003

Folder 12 – Muscogiana – Diskettes

Folder 13 – Muscogiana – Diskettes

Folder 14 – Muscogiana – Diskettes