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Henry L. Benning-Seaborn Jones Collection (MC 6)

Biographical Note  
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Provenance Box and Folder List

Biographical Note

Seaborn Jones, Jr.- a distinguished jurist, politician, planter, business entrepreneur, and military leader-was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1788. Admitted to the bar in 1808, he practiced law in Milledgeville and served in the Georgia Senate. During the War of 1812, he served as an aide to Governor Peter Early, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; later (1825) while acting as an aide to Governor George M. Troup, he accompanied General Marquis de Lafayette into western Georgia. He moved to that area about 1828 and, within a few years, built a suburban estate, El Dorado (St. Elmo after the 1870s). While he owned cotton-producing land in other counties, Colonel Jones never grew that staple at El Dorado (St. Elmo). His wife's family (Mary Howard, whom he married in 1810) was also important in the establishment of Columbus. Jones created a flourishing law practice in Columbus, which later included both his son, John Abraham who was killed at Gettysburg, and his son-in-law, Henry L. Benning. Jones also invested in businesses such as City Mills, a grist mill which he began in 1828. A staunch Democrat, Jones served two terms in the U.S. Congress, 1833-1835 and 1845-1847; by 1860 he was a "fire-eating" (pro-secessionist) Democrat. At age 74, he served for a year in the Confederate army before an illness forced him to resign. He died two years later in 1864.

Henry L. Benning, best known as a Confederate general, was born in Columbia County, Georgia, and moved with his father, a prosperous planter to Harris County in 1832. Two years later he finished first in class at the University of Georgia. He read law under former Governor George W. B. Towns in Talbotton, moving to Columbus in 1835, was admitted to the bar, married Seaborn Jones's daughter (Mary Howard) in 1839, and entered his father-in-law's firm. While successful by almost any measure, Benning always felt he should have had a more distinguished political career and always envied his classmate Howell Cobb, who served as Speaker of the U. S. House and whose grades had not been as high as Benning's. In 1840, Benning lost a race for the General Assembly. Ten years later, he attended the Nashville Convention and advocated secession; espousing the same philosophy Benning was soundly defeated in the 1851 Congressional race by Unionist James Johnson. The state legislature elected Benning to the Supreme Court in 1853. There, he claimed that state supreme courts were "coequal" with U. S. Supreme Court, but Benning was removed from the court by the legislature because of his involvement with a bank scandal. Benning supported secession in the Georgia Convention and went to Richmond to urge Virginia to follow suit. When war came, he raised the 17th Georgia Infantry and therefore, served as its Colonel. He served in 21 engagements starting with the Seven Days in the summer of 1862. He commanded Robert Toombs's brigade when Toombs was absent, which was frequent. At Sharpsburg, his unit held the high ground beyond the bridge over Antietam Creek and inflicted heavy casualties on Ambrose Burnside's troops, thus earning Benning the nickname of "Old Rock." He led an attack on Little Round Top on the second day at Gettysburg. Later, his troops were shifted to the West where they participated in the Confederate break-through at Chickamauga and later in the battle of Knoxville. In May 1864 he was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, but returned to the army before Petersburg. By that time he was commanding a division and would have been promoted to Brigadier had the war had not ended. After the war, Benning returned to Columbus and resumed the practice of law, dying on his way to the court in 1875.

Biographies of Jones and Benning can be found in the Dictionary of Georgia Biography and in older biographical works of famous Georgians.

 

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection deals with the financial transactions of (and especially debts owed to) Seaborn Jones, the records of his (and to a lesser degree Benning's) law practice, and the Civil War correspondence and records of Henry L. Benning. T he legal papers contain copies of suits and various estate proceedings for a wide variety of individuals; these items reflect other aspects of antebellum life in Georgia, particularly the institution of slavery. Jones's papers included a leather packet containing approximately 150 items, most of these were notes or debts owed to him, apparently at the time of his death. They reflect his business activities and the financial practices of the period. Benning's war correspondence deals with his service throughout the war and includes orders sent to him, reports of engagements, both those sent to him and those he submitted to his superiors. Much of this material probably also appears in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, but it does include original material about his actions.

The Benning portion of this collection was originally given on loan to the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina. They arranged it and microfilmed it and returned it to Columbus. It was then donated to the Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences by Mrs. Henry Pease along with the material relating to Seaborn Jones. This collection was transferred to the Columbus College Archives at the same time as the Alva C. Smith Collection and the Columbus Museum Collection. C. Dexter Jordan, Harold Martin, and Frank Schnell played important roles in allowing the Columbus College Archives to acquire these significant collections in the first year of its existence.

At the time Mrs. Pease donated this collection to the Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, she also donated another box of materials, which included memorials for Henry L. Benning and some organizational pins belonging to Anna Carolina Benning and Mary Howard Benning. These items might be considered as an adjunct collection to the Benning-Jones Collection. They reached the Columbus College Archives as part of the Columbus Museum Collection and they have not been separated from that collection.

 

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Henry Benning-Seaborn Jones Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Henry Benning-Seaborn Jones Collection (MC 6)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

 

Provenance

Transferred to the Archives on June 12, 1975 by the Columbus Museum.

 

Note to Researchers

See also:

MC 2 Louise Gunby Jones Dubose Collection
MC 9 Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences Collection

 

In addition to the microfilmed Benning material at the University of North Carolina, other related manuscript collections are the Benning, Henry Lewis, Folder II, Names (Record Group 4, Sub-group 2, Series 46), Georgia Department of Archives & History, contains 4 pieces of his correspondence (1830s & 1872) and 4 letters (1934 & 1941) concerning him; the Seaborn Jones Family Papers, at the Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, includes some of Jones's correspondence, 1804-1811, which predates his moving to Columbus.

 

Box and Folder List

BOX 1

FOLDER 1

Benning, John, estate, July 5, 1811.

Benning, Pleasant M. (executor), John Benning Estate, July 5, 1811.

Slaves, John Benning Estate, July 5, 1811.

 

FOLDER 2

Lamkin, John Esq., bill of sale, April 19, 1800.

Slave, negro girl "Mary", April 19, 1800.

White, John M., bill of sale, April 19, 1800.

White, Rich P. (Capt.), bill of sale, April 19, 1800.

White, Thomas W., bill of sale, April 19, 1800.

 

FOLDER 3

Meriweather, Richard, a letter about a slave named "Tom", Jan. 17, 1815.

Slave, a letter about "Tom", Jan. 17, 1815.

 

FOLDER 4

Croft, I.(estate), division of estate, July 8, 1803.

Slaves I.Croft Estate, July 8, 1803.

 

FOLDER 5

Croft, John (estate), deed of trust, July 7, 1814.

Croft, Louisa E., deed of trust, July 7, 1814.

Cuthbert, John A., deed of trust, July 7, 1814.

Stacy, John, executor of trust of estate, July 7, 1814.

 

FOLDER 6

Irwin County,Georgia, survey map, Dec. 24, 1819.

Jackson, Peter L. (surveyor), survey map, Dec. 24, 1819.

Survey map, lot 184, 12th district, Dec. 24, 1819.

 

FOLDER 7

Baldwin County,Ga., illegal slave trade, c1818, Bowen vs. Williamson.

Bowen vs. Williamson, Baldwin Co.,Ga., c1818, illegal slave trade.

Slave trade, Bowen vs. Williamson, c1818.

 

FOLDER 8

Benning, Pleasant, court order to pay $26.17, May 9, 1807.

 

FOLDER 9

Columbia County,Ga., will, Sept. 19, 1795.

Eades, John, will, Sept. 19, 1795.

Horn, Pressilla, will, Sept. 19, 1795.

 

FOLDER 10

Hayne, James M., letter from Savannah, Ga., Jan. 17, 1820

Jones, Abraham, (estate), letter from Savannah, Ga., Jan. 17, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, letter from Savannah, Ga., Jan. 17, 1820.

 

FOLDER 11

Early County,Ga., land lot 349, 14th district, survey grant, Jan. 25, 1820.

Gresham, Lemuel, (surveyor), land lot 190, 19th district, survey grant, Feb. 6, 1820.

Hancock County,Ga.land lot 190, 19th district, survey grant, Feb. 6, 1820.

Hancock County,Ga., land lot 70, 8th district, survey grant, Aug. 15, 1821.

Jones, Charley, survey grant, Aug. 15, 1821.

Jones, Thomas Gore, survey grant, Feb. 6, 1820.

Jones, Thomas Gore, survey grant, Jan. 25, 1820.

Livingston, Pepter L., (surveyor), land lot 349, 14th district, Early Co.,Ga., survey grant, Jan. 25, 1820.

Powers, Lara, (surveyor), land lot 70, 8th district, survey grant, Aug. 15, 1821.

Survey grant, land lot 190, 19th district, Feb. 6, 1820.

Survey grant, land lot 70, 8th district, Aug. 15, 1821.

Survey grant, land lot 349, 14th district, Jan. 25, 1820.

 

FOLDER 12

Bozeman, James, land grant, Feb. 1, 1822.

Clark, John, (Governor of state of Ga.), land grant, Feb. 1, 1822.

Land grant, land lot 184, Irwin Co., Ga., Feb. 1, 1822.

 

FOLDER 13

Dooly Co.,Ga., deed-indenture, March 8, 1823

Jones, John A., deed-indenture, March 8, 1823

Jones, Seaborn, deed-indenture, March 8, 1823

 

FOLDER 14

Beale, Tandy, deed-indenture to Seaborn Jones, Aug. 26, 1824.

Irwin Co., land lot 380, 20th district, deed-indenture, Aug. 26, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, deed-indenture, Aug. 25, 1824.

 

FOLDER 15

Ingersoll, S. W., (Dr.), bill Jan. 1, 1831.

Bullock, Charles, estate, bill paid, Jan. 1, 1831.

 

FOLDER 16

Jones, Seaborn, statement of notes, Feb. 3, 1826.

 

FOLDER 17

Bullock, Charles, deed, Dec. 11, 1826.

Cass, Henry, deed, Dec. 11, 1826.

 

FOLDER 18

Bibb, Thomas, power of attorney by Seaborn Jones to collect debt on above, March 22, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, power of attorney, March 22, 1821.

 

FOLDER 19

Bullock, Charles, invoice from above to Penitentiary, Apr-June 1829.

 

FOLDER 20

Bullock, Charles, guardian ofElizabethand Sarah Grantland, Jan. 5, 1829.

Grantland, Elizabeth, document, Jan. 5, 1829.

Grantland, Fleming, document to make guardian to daughters, Jan. 5, 1829.

 

FOLDER 21

Bullock, Charles, document to draw on Charles S. Lewis's bank account, June 29, 1829.

Lewis, Charles S., document to let Charles Bullock draw on above's bank account, June 29, 1829.

 

FOLDER 22

Brown, Robert C., account of school supplies, April-July 1829.

Bullock, Charles, account of school supplies, April-July 1829.

Grantland, Sarah J., account of school supplies March 9-June 1829, tuition and board in advance (1 term) July 6-Dec. 5 1829.

 

FOLDER 23

Bullock, Charles, promisary note, Aug. 10, 1829.

Harrison, cotton, promisary note, Aug. 10, 1829.

 

FOLDER 24

Bullock, record of promisary note, Nov. 11, 1827.

Habersham, Joseph, record of promisary note, Nov. 11, 1827.

 

FOLDER 25

Bullock, Charles, account of expenses, 1821-1829.

Darragh, Archibald, account of expenses, 1821-1829.

Wells, Nicholas W., account of expenses, 1821-1829.

 

FOLDER 26

Grantland, Eliza Jones, document to make Seaborn Jones guardian, Dec. 17, 1829.

Grantland, Fleming, document concerning the children of above, Dec. 17, 1829.

Grantland, Sarah Caroline, document to make Seaborn Jones guardian, Dec. 17, 1829.

Guardianship document to make Seaborn Jones guardian of Sarah Caroline and Eliza Grantland, Dec. 17, 1829.

Jones, Seaborn, document to make guardian, Dec. 17, 1829.

 

FOLDER 27

Bullock, Charles, Seaborn Jones and Eliza A. Bullock become administors of estate of above, Jan. 25, 1830.

Bullock, Eliza A., with Seaborn Jones become administors of Charles Bullock estate, Jan. 25, 1830

Jones, Seaborn, with Eliza A. Bullock become administors of Charles Bullock estate, Jan. 25, 1830.

 

FOLDER 28

Creek Cession of 1832, list of patentees, 1840-45.

Indian Creek Cessions of 1832, list of patentees, 1840-45.

Patenteees, list of patentees receiving tracts of land in Ala. Creek Cession of 1832.

 

FOLDER 29

Bullock, Charles, estate, letter concerning the above estate, Jan. 6, 1830.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above, Jan. 6, 1830.

Roland, William F., letter from above, Jan. 6, 1830.

 

FOLDER 30

Bullock, letter from above to Seaborn Jones, April 11, 1830.

Bullock, Eliza A., note of payment.

Jones, Seaborn (Col.), letter about banknote, April 11, 1830.

Jones, Seaborn, note of payment.

 

FOLDER 31

Davis, William J., promissory note, May 18, 1831.

Jones, E. B., promissory note, May 18, 1831.

 

FOLDER 32

Bullock, account for medicine and visits, June 11, 1830-Jan. 19, 1831.

Doctors account, Drs. Scott and Kennedy, July 11, 1830-Jan. 19, 1831.

Kennedy, (Dr.), account with Bullock, July 11, 1830-Jan. 19, 1831.

Scott, Ira (Dr.), account with Bullock, July 11, 1830-Jan. 19, 1831.

 

FOLDER 33

Bullock, C., list of items charged, Jan. 19, 1831.

Hennedy, Scott H., list of items charged, Jan. 19, 1831.

 

FOLDER 34

Bullock, Mrs., letter to Seaborn Jones, April 10, 1830.

Jones, Seaborn, letter concerning notes, April 10, 1830.

 

FOLDER 35

Jones, Seaborn (Col.), letter, Sept. 2, 1830.

Porter, A., letter to Seaborn Jones, Sept. 2, 1830.

 

FOLDER 36

Bullock, Eliza A., receipt from above to Seaborn Jones, Nov. 10, 1830.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for money paid, Nov. 10, 1830.

 

FOLDER 37

Burch, Gerard, (TC), receipt from above to Seaborn Jones.

Grantland, Eliza, receipt from Gerard Burch.

Grantland, Sarah, receipt from Gerard Burch.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt from Gerard Burch.

 

FOLDER 38

Bullock, Eliza, statement of account, 1830.

Jackson, statement of account, 1830.

Lewis, statement of account, 1830.

 

FOLDER 39

Bullock, Charles, estate of above account with the Penitentiary, Nov. 4, 1829-Feb. 12, 1830.

 

FOLDER 40

Jones, Seaborn, promissory note, Nov. 3, 1830.

 

FOLDER 41

Bullock, Eliza A., (Mrs.), account with the Penitentiary, Oct. 30, 1830-Jan. 5, 1831.

 

FOLDER 42

Bullock, Charles J., letter, Jan. 4, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn (Col.), letter to above, Jan. 4, 1831.

 

FOLDER 43

Bullock, Charles, promissory note, July 15, 1831, Feb. 7, 1832.

Townsend, Parraford, promissory note, January 15, 1831.

 

FOLDER 44

Grantland, Eliza, (Miss), account for above, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn, account paid for Eliza Grantland, Oct. 1, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 1831.

Manning, John, account of Miss Eliza Grantland, Oct. 1, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 1831.

 

FOLDER 45

Grantland, Eliza, (Miss), account of above, Jan.-Oct. 31, 1831.

 

FOLDER 46

Hudson, P. A., account of Seaborn Jones, Jan. 1831-Oct. 31, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, accounts with P. A. Hudson, Jan. 1831-Oct. 31, 1833.

 

FOLDER 47

Bullock, Charles, estate, statement of money owed, Aug. 30, 1827.

Smith, J., attorney, statement of moneys owed, Aug. 30, 1827.

 

FOLDER 48

Bullock, Eliza A., document, Jan. 1832.

Jones, Seaborn, document (assumpsit-not under seal), 1832.

Wells, Nicholas W., document-assumpsit, Jan. 1832.

Wells, Susan, document-assumpsit, Jan. 1832.

 

FOLDER 49

Burch, Gerard, tax collector, 1832, tax receipt, 1832.

Grantland, Eliza, tax receipt, 1832.

Grantland, Sarah Caroline, tax receipt, 1832.

 

FOLDER 50

Jones, Seaborn, receipt to above, Feb.-Nov. 1832.

Manning, John, receipt, Feb.-Nov. 1832.

 

FOLDER 51

Bullock, Charles, estate of, Jan. 9-10, 1832.

Names in area (1832), Bibb Co.,Ga., sale of perishable property, Jan. 9, 10, 1832.

 

FOLDER 52

Bullock, Charles, to the estate of above the account of Drs. Childers and Wilson, Feb. 8, 1832-Dec. 28, 1833.

Childers, Dr., account of above and Dr. Wilson, Feb. 8, 1832-Dec. 28, 1833.

Doctor account, Dr. Wilson and Dr. Childers, Feb. 8, 1832 to Dec. 28, 1833.

Wilson, Dr. John J., account of Charles Bullock, Feb. 8, 1832 to Dec. 28, 1833.

 

FOLDER 53

Doctor accounts, Dr. John J. Wilson, Feb. 8-Dec. 20, 1832.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. John J. Wilson, Feb. 8-Dec. 20, 1832.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account of Seaborn Jones, Feb. 8-Dec. 20, 1832.

 

FOLDER 54

Childers, Dr., acount of Eliza Grantland to Seaborn Jones, Feb. 27 to Dec. 28, 1832.

Doctors account, Drs. Childers and Wilson, Feb. 27, 1832 to Dec. 28, 1832.

Grantland, Eliza, account with Drs. Childers and Wilson, Feb. 27, 1832 to Dec. 28, 1832.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account of Eliza Grantland, Feb. 27, 1832 to Dec. 28, 1832.

 

FOLDER 55

 

Haygood, Appleton, deed of gift, Dec. 28, 1831.

Haygood, John William Adams Easterling, deed from father, Dec. 28, 1831.

Slave named Nancy, deed, Dec. 28, 1831.

 

FOLDER 56

Bibb Co.,Ga., court order, May 11, 1832.

Childers, Nicholas, court order, May 11, 1832.

Sims, Charles, court order, May 11, 1832.

 

FOLDER 57

Indian, agreement between chief and heads of families in Creek Territory concerning purchase of land, Sept. 15, 1832.

 

FOLDER 58

Brown, Robert C., list of supplies and fees for tuition, Nov. 18, 1831 to June 19, 1832.

Grantland, Eliza, tuition and supplies list, Nov. 1831 to June 19, 1831 to June 19, 1832.

Grantland, Sarah Caroline, tuition for above from Robert C. Brown, Feb. 21, 1831.

Harrell, Andrew J., receipt of payment, Nov. 15, 1832.

Jones, Seaborn, account of tuition and supplies, Feb. 21, 1831,

Nov. 18, 1831 to June 19, 1832.

Malone, Henry, receipt, Nov. 15, 1832.

 

FOLDER 59

Childers, Dr., account of above and Dr. John J. Wilson, Jan. 1, 1833-Sept. 30, 1833.

Doctors account, account of Drs. Childers and John J. Wilson, Jan. 1, 1833-Sept. 30, 1833.

Grantland, Eliza, account with Drs. Childers and Wilson, Jan. 1833-Sept. 30, 1833.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account of above and Dr. Childers, Jan. 1, 1833-Sept. 30, 1833.

 

FOLDER 60

Brown, Robert C., teacher, account of supplies and tuition, Jan. 21-June 9, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account from Robert C. Brown, Jan. 21, 1833-June 9, 1833.

 

FOLDER 61

Childers, Dr., account of above and Dr. John J. Wilson, Feb. 16-Oct. 25, 1833, July 9-Dec. 30, 1833.

Doctors account, Drs. Childers and John J. Wilson, Feb. 16-Oct., 1833, July 9-Dec. 30, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. John J. Wilson and Dr. Childers, Feb. 16-Oct. 25, 1833, July 9-Dec. 30, 1833.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account of above and Dr. Childers, Feb. 16-Oct. 25, 1833, July 9-Dec. 30, 1833.

 

FOLDER 62

Hand, Thomas L., account of Seaborn Jones, Feb. 20-Oct. 12, 1833.

Jones, account with Thomas L. Hand, Feb. 20-Oct. 12, 1833.

 

FOLDER 63

Greenwood, Wittiche, account of Seaborn Jones with above's company, May 24-Dec. 27, 1833.

Greenwood, Wittiche Co., account of Seaborn Jones with the above company, May 24-Dec. 27, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Wittiche Greenwood and Co., May 24-Dec. 27, 1833.

 

FOLDER 64

Grantland, Eliza, account with W. T. Williams, Feb. 28, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account for Eliza Grantland, Feb. 28, 1833.

Williams, W. T. (Thomas-?), statement of account of Eliza Grantland, Feb. 28, 1833.

 

FOLDER 65

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above, April 4, 1833.

White County,Tenn., letter from James Young, April 4, 1833.

Young, James, letter from above, April 4, 1833.

 

FOLDER 66

Bibb Co.,Ga., court order (levy), July 11, 1833.

Darragh, Archibald, court order by Seaborn Jones, July 11, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, exc. Charles Bullock estate, July 11, 1833.

Townsend, Cornelius, court order, July 11, 1833.

 

FOLDER 67

Cone, W. B., letter Aug. 6, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above, Aug. 6, 1833.

 

FOLDER 68

Davies, L. F.,Co., account of Sarah Grantland, Aug. 17, 1833.

Grantland, Sarah (Miss), account of above, Aug. 17, 1833.

 

FOLDER 69

Doctors account, account of Dr. John J. Wilson, May 4-Aug. 27, 1835.

Grantland, Eliza, account with Dr. John J. Wilson, May 4 to Aug. 27, 1835.

Jones, Seaborn, guardian to Eliza Grantland, Dr. John J. Wilson account, May 4-Aug. 27, 1835.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account Eliza Grantland, May 4-Aug. 27, 1835.

 

FOLDER 70

Grantland, Eliza (Miss), account with Wittiche Greenwood Co., dry goods, Aug. 13, 1837, account date Oct. 8, 1833.

Greenwood, Wittiche Co., account of Miss Eliza Grantland, Oct. 8, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account of Miss Eliza Grantland, Oct. 8, 1833.

 

FOLDER 71

Fontaine, Stewart T., dry goods, Oct. 19, 1833.

Grantland, Eliza (Miss), account with Stewart T. Fontaine, Oct. 19, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, Guardian, Oct. 19, 1833.

 

FOLDER 72

Darragh, Archibald, court order, by Isabella Ann Kirkley, Dec. 16, 1833.

Kirkley, Isabella Ann, court order (levy), Dec. 16, 1833.

Townsend, Cornelius, court order, Dec. 16, 1833.

 

FOLDER 73

Huntt, Charles, 3 receipts to Seaborn Jones, 1834.

Jones, Seaborn, 3 receipts, 1834.

 

FOLDER 74

Cowles and Daggett, dry goods, account of Eliza Grantland, July 18, 1834.

Grantland, Eliza, account with Cowles and Daggett, July 18, 1834.

 

FOLDER 75

Doctors account, Dr. John J. Wilson, March 6, 1834-Dec. 24, 1834.

Grantland, Eliza (Miss), account with Dr. John J. Wilson, March 6, 1834-Dec. 24, 1834.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account of Miss Eliza Grantland, March 6, 1834- Dec. 24, 1834.

 

FOLDER 76

Bibb County,Ga., fifa-fee, Sept. 23, 1834.

Grantland, Sarah C., fifa-fee, Sept. 23, 1834.

 

FOLDER 77

Childers, Dr., account of above for Seaborn Jones, Nov. 8, 1834.

Jones, Seaborn, 1832 medical account, 1834.

Wilson, John J., account of above for Seaborn Jones, Nov. 8, 1834.

Woodliff, Billy, account for treatment, Nov. 8, 1834.

 

FOLDER 78

Jones, Seaborn, as exc. of Charles Bullock estate, 1st Aug. 6, 1833, 2nd Dec. 11, 1834.

Ward, William, deed, Aug. 6, 1833.

 

FOLDER 79

Hill and Dawson, dry goods, account of Seaborn Jones, Oct. 30-Dec. 26, 1835.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Hill and Dawson, Oct. 30-Dec. 26, 1835.

 

FOLDER 80

Bullock, Charles, estate.

Jones, Seaborn, adm. of Charles Bullock estate, July 27, 1835.

Mason, M., receipt, July 27, 1835.

 

FOLDER 81

Howard, Nickolas, stock certificate in Pigeon Roost Mining Co., June 10, 1835.

Mining stock, Pigeon Roost Mining Co.,Lumpkin,Ga., June 10, 1835.

Pigeon Roost Mining Co., stock certificate, June 10, 1835.

 

FOLDER 82

Carter, M., letter from above, Oct. 16, 1835.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above, Oct. 16, 1835.

 

FOLDER 83

Cook, Elijah, marriage agreement, Nov. 18, 1834.

Marriage agreement (contract), Nov. 18, 1834.

Walker, Mary V., marriage agreement, Nov. 18, 1834.

 

FOLDER 84

Barnard, David, deed (indenture) from above, Sept. 8, 1836.

Clough, George, deed, Sept. 8, 1836.

Thompson, G. W. and Co., deed (indenture), Sept. 8, 1836.

 

FOLDER 85

Calhoun, J. S., deed, Feb. 13, 1836.

Carly, James W., deed, Feb. 13, 1836.

 

FOLDER 86

Benning, Henry L., commission as solicitor general of the Chattahoochee Dist. of Ga., Nov. 17, 1836.

 

FOLDER 87

Doctors account, account by Dr. John J. Wilson, 1836.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. John J. Wilson, 1836.

 

FOLDER 88

Sherrin, Alexander (Rev.), receipt for $361.37, Nov. 5, 1839.

 

FOLDER 89

Doctors account, Dr. John J. Wilson, 1837.

Jones, Seaborn, account of above with Dr. John J. Wilson, 1837.

Wilson, John J. (Dr.), account by above, 1837.

 

FOLDER 90

Abercrombie, Edmund, last will and testament, Nov. 6, 1837.

Wills-Hancock County,Ga., last will and testament, Nov. 6, 1837.

 

FOLDER 91

Beal, W. M., letter from above to Seaborn Jones, Nov. 19, 1837.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above from W. M. Beal, Nov. 19, 1837.

 

FOLDER 92

Indian lands Creek, Jones and Scott, Dec. 11, 1837.

Jones, Seaborn, interest in Creek Indian lands, Dec. 11, 1837.

Scott, John S., interest in Creek Indian lands, Dec. 11, 1837.

 

FOLDER 93

Jones, Seaborn, account of Mrs. E. A. Bullock, March 22, 1838.

Norman, James G., above's tackshop repair bill, March 22, 1838.

 

FOLDER 94

Bullock, E. A. (Mrs.), account of above, 1831, Dec. 27, 1837.

Fontaine, Stewart, account for dry goods, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn, account paid by above for Mrs. E. A. Bullock, 1831.

 

FOLDER 95

Cuthbert, Seth John (esq.), Skidaway inventory and appraisal of estate, June 19, 1789, Sept. 15, 1839.

Slaves (negros), 37 slave names in estate, June 19, 1789.

 

FOLDER 96

Bullock account, Dr. B. R. Thomas account for above paid by Seaborn Jones, June-Dec. 1838.

Doctors account, Dr. B. R. Thomas, June Dec. 1838.

Jones, Seaborn, account of Dr. B. R. Thomas, June-Dec. 1838.

Thomas, B. R. (Dr.), account of Charles Bullock, June-Dec. 1838.

 

0FOLDER 97

Jones, Seaborn, statement of part of a water mill (?), July 2, 1839.

 

FOLDER 98

Calhoun, James S., deed, Sept. 3, 1839.

Cary, Edward, deed, Sept. 3, 1839.

Howard, John H., deed (indenture), Sept. 3, 1839.

Jones, Seaborn, deed (indenture), Sept. 3, 1839.

 

FOLDER 99

Howard, Nickolas, Pigeon Roost Mining Co., certificates (2), June 10, 1835.

Mining stock, Pigeon Roost Mining Co., June 10, 1835.

Pigeon Roost Mining Co., certificates (2) of above, June 10, 1835.

 

FOLDER 100

Grant, Thomas estate, accounts of estate, 1839.

 

 

BOX 2

FOLDER 101

Grant, Thomas, court order for above to be paid $830.67 by Isaac Mitchell, March 24, 1837.

Mitchell, Isaac, court order to pay $830.67 to Thomas Grant, March 24, 1837.

 

FOLDER 102

Grant, Thomas, document-assumpsit, the above vs Isaac Mitchell, March 24, 1837.

 

Mitchell, Isaac, document-assumpsit, Thomas Grant vs the above, March 24, 1837.

 

FOLDER 103

Floyd, Silas, letter concerning the payments of 3 notes of the above totalling $1280, Sept. 29, 1837.

Milledgeville,Ga., letter concerning payments of 3 notes of Silas Floyd, Sept. 29, 1837.

 

FOLDER 104

List of land sales with buyers and prices, 1840-1842, in Barbour Co., Russell Co., Chambers Co., and Coosa Co.

 

FOLDER 105

Bibb Co.,Ga., receipt from John Cartry to John A. Jones, Jan. 12, 1838.

Cartry, John, receipt from above to John A. Jones, Jan. 12, 1838.

Jones, John A., receipt to above from John Cartry, Jan. 12, 1838.

 

FOLDER 106

Grant, Thomas, court order for and record of sheriff collecting money owed to above from Isaac Mitchell, March 1838.

Mitchell, Isaac, court order for and record of sheriff collecting money that the above owed Thomas Grant, March 1838.

 

FOLDER 107

Jones, Seaborn, list of debts that above and his partners went to court to collect, 1838-1840.

 

FOLDER 108

Evans, Thomas C., contract with Seaborn Jones on sale of land, April 10, 1839.

Jones, Seaborn, contract with Thomas Evans on sale of land, April 10, 1839.

 

FOLDER 109

Deblois, John A., failure to pay off a note, Field vs Deblois, Dec. 29, 1843.

Field, George, in court case Field vs Deblois, Dec. 29, 1843.

Field vs Deblois, interrogations of the case, Dec. 29, 1843.

 

FOLDER 110

Ingersoll, Stephen M., deed of trust, record of agreement of above with James C. Watson, Sept. 4, 1839.

Watson, James C., deed of trust, record of agreement of above with Stephen M. Ingersoll, Sept. 4, 1839.

 

FOLDER 111

Calhoun, James S., court order for above and Joseph Davidson to pay money owed to William A. Tharp, June 6, 1838.

Davidson, Joseph, court order for above and James S. Calhoun to pay money owed to William A. Tharp, June 6, 1838.

Tharp, William A., court order for Joseph Davidson and James S. Calhoun to pay above money owed, June 6, 1838.

 

FOLDER 112

Bartich, estate of, list of debtors that owe to this estate, January 1840.

 

FOLDER 113

Calhoun Co.,Florida, demand of payment for a note against John A. Deblois, January 4, 1840.

Deblois, John A., demand of payment, from Calhoun Co.,Florida, Jan. 4, 1840.

Ruan, James, notary public, from Calhoun Co.,Florida, demand of payment for a note against John A. Deblois, Jan. 4, 1840.

 

FOLDER 114

Harris, Francis D., deed from above to James Johnson, Jan. 9, 1842.

Johnson, James, deed to above from Francis D. Harris, Jan. 9, 1842.

 

FOLDER 115

Bill of discovery, "the answer of Sophia H. Shorter Admx of the estate of Eli. S. Shorter, deed to the said, bill of complaint of the said Seaborn Jones", April 17, 1840.

Jones, Seaborn, bill of complaint, April 17, 1840.

Shorter, Eli. S., estate, bill of discovery, April 17, 1840.

Shorter, Sophia H., admx. bill of discovery, April 17, 1840.

 

FOLDER 116

Jones, Seaborn, court order for sheriff to collect money owed above by William B. Robinson Co. and Richard P. Spencer, Nov. 25, 1840.

Robinson, William B., Co, court order for sheriff to collect from above and Richard P. Spencer money owed to Seaborn Jones, Nov. 25, 1840.

Spencer, Richard P., court order for sheriff to collect from above and William B. Robinson money owed Seaborn Jones, Nov. 25, 1840.

 

FOLDER 117

Brankien, William, court order and record for sheriff to collect money from J. Holford and the above owed to John A.

Campbell, April 8, 1841.

Campbell, John A., court order and record for sheriff to collect money from J. Holford and William Brankien owed to the above, April 8, 1841.

Holford, J., court order and record for sheriff to collect money from the above and William Brankien owed to John A. Campbell, April 8, 1841.

 

FOLDER 118

Foster, Col. Thomas F., note to above from estate of Thomas Grant by Alexander Shew, April 30, 1841.

Grant, Thomas, estate, note from above to Col. Foster by Alexander Shew, April 30, 1841.

Shew, Alexander, note given to Col. Thomas Foster from estate of Thomas Grant by above, April 30, 1841.

 

FOLDER 119

Jones, John A., letter from above to his brother Seaborn Jones, March 30, 1842.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above from his brother John A. Jones, March 30, 1842.

 

FOLDER 120

McRobinson, Nathaniel, bankruptcy of William B. Robinson Co., May 19, 1842.

Robinson, William B.,Co., exemplification of proceedings in the District Court of the US, District Georgia, in the matter of bankruptcy of the above, May 19, 1842.

Robinson, William B., bankruptcy of above's company, May 19, 1842.

Robinson, Bird, bankruptcy of William B. Robinson Co., May 19, 1842.

 

FOLDER 121

Benning, copy of 4 notes given to above and Jones, Sept. 9, 1842.

Jones, copy of 4 notes given to above and Benning, Sept. 9, 1842.

 

FOLDER 122

 

Howard, Rhesa B., contract between the above and Eli B. M. Spivey for the transfer of money to Howard, July 19, 1842.

Spivey, Eli B. M., contract between the above and Rhesa B. Howard for the transfer of money to Howard, July 19, 1842.

 

FOLDER 123

Descendent's estates, inventory of household, kitchen furniture, plantation implements belonging to the estate of Richard Meriwether, March 23, 1814.

Meriwether, Richard, inventory of household, kitchen furniture, plantation implements belonging to the estate of the above, March 23, 1814.

 

FOLDER 124

Bowen, G. Herod, last will and testament, Oct. 6, 1843.

 

FOLDER 125

Farmers Bank of Chattahoochee vs. George Field of Florida, July 6, 1839.

Field, George, the case of the above vs. the Farmers Bank of Chattahoochee, July 6, 1839.

 

FOLDER 126

Slave labor, letter addressed to Seaborn Jones from L. C. Harrison, Dec. 7, 1862.

Harrison, L. C., letter from the above to Seaborn Jones, Dec. 7, 1862.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to the above from L. C. Harrison, Dec. 7, 1862.

 

FOLDER 127

Benning, Henry L., admitted to practice law, May 14, 1845.

Lawyers, U. S. of America, Dist. of Ga., city of Savannah, Henry L. Benning admitted to practice law, May 14, 1845.

 

FOLDER 128

Bethune, Benjamin T., last will and testament of Mrs. Ann Marlos, the above was executor (her son-in law), July 18, 1842.

Marlos, Ann, last will and testament, July 18, 1842, Benjamin T. Bethune, son-in-law, executor.

 

FOLDER 129

Harris, F. D., deed of gift, from above to I. Johnson, Aug. 9, 1865.

Johnson,I., deed of gift, to above from F. D. Harris, Aug. 9, 1865.

Slaves, deed of gift, from F. D. Harris to I. Johnson, Aug. 9, 1865.

 

FOLDER 130

Jones, Seaborn (Col.), letter to above from William McGuire, Feb. 18, 1843.

McGuire, William, letter from above to Seaborn Jones, Feb. 18, 1843.

 

FOLDER 131

Barnard, Timothy, last will and testament, Dec. 18, 1845,

 

FOLDER 132

Grieve, W., receipt from above to Seaborn Jones, Sept. 27, 1843.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt to above from W. Grieve, Sept. 27, 1843.

 

FOLDER 133

Court actions taken on behalf of estate of Levi Daniel, Oct. 9, 1843.

Daniel, Levi, estate, court actions taken on behalf of the estate of the above, includes last will and testament of above, October 9, 1843.

Last will and testament, Levi Daniel estate, Oct. 9, 1843.

 

FOLDER 134

Hayrour, William P., case of Hill Davison Co. vs the above and William L. Stupber, interrogatories, July 18, 1844.

Hill Davison Co., vs William P. Hayrour and William L. Stupber, interrogatories, July 18, 1844.

Stupber, William L., case of Hill Davison Co. vs the above and William P. Hayrour, interrogatories, July 18, 1844.

 

FOLDER 135

Bullock, Charles, estate, acct. with Drs. Holt and Persons, 1844.

Doctors' accounts, Drs. Holt and Persons, account with Bullock, 1844.

Holt, Dr., account of above and Dr. Persons with Bullock, 1844.

Jones, Seaborn, as adm. of Charles Bullock's estate, paid account with Drs. Holt and Persons, 1844.

Persons, Dr., account of above and Dr. Holt with Bullock, 1844.

 

FOLDER 136

Letter (incomplete), from Alabama, to "My dear brother", July 27th, 1863.

 

FOLDER 137

Jones, Seaborn, plantiff in a court case, March 1843.

 

FOLDER 138

Grant, Thomas, estate, receipt from Alexander Sheer, Jan. 1844.

Sheer, Alexander, receipt to Grant's estate, Jan. 1844.

 

FOLDER 139

Benning, with Jones and Augustus Howard, fifa-fee, Sept. 28, 1845.

Fifa-fee, $15, Sept. 28, 1845.

Howard, Augustus, with attornies Benning and Jones, fifa-fee, Sept. 28, 1845.

Jones, with Benning and Howard, fifa-fee, Sept. 28, 1845.

 

FOLDER 140

Jones, Seaborn, note telling of purchase of lots 79 and 80 in Columbus, March 18, 1845.

Land lots 79 and 80,Columbus, purchased by Seaborn Jones, March 18, 1845.

 

FOLDER 141

Grieve, M., receipt from above to Seaborn Jones, Jan. 20, 1845.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt to above from M. Grieve, Jan. 20, 1845.

 

FOLDER 142

Foster,Col., exec. of Thomas Grant's estate, affidavit of Isaac Hall stating he was unable to find receipt of above in sum of $300, Jan. 21, 1847.

Grant, Thomas, estate, affidavit of Isaac Hall above receipt of Isaac Hall, Jan. 21, 1847.

Hall, Isaac R., affidavit of above stating he was unable to find receipt of Col. Foster in sum of $300, Jan. 21, 1847.

 

FOLDER 143

Hall, Thomas H., letter from above to Hon. Seaborn Jones, bonds-advisory receipt of $1800, May 28, 1847.

Jones, Hon. Seaborn Jones, letter to above from Thomas H. Hall, bonds of Milledgeville, advisory receipt $1800, May 28, 1847.

 

FOLDER 144

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above from Richard M. Young, General Land Office, June 1, 1847.

Young, Richard M., General Land Office, letter to Seaborn Jones, June 1, 1847.

 

FOLDER 145

Brinkley Hall, deed, Edmund O'Neal Adm., Dec. 1, 1846.

O'Neal, Edmund, deed, Adm. Brinkley Hall, Dec. 1, 1846.

 

FOLDER 146

Benning, Henry L., official certification of above admitted to practice in Superior Courts of Ga., July 27, 1846.

Lawyers, official certification of Henry L. Benning admitted to practice in Superior Courts of Ga., July 27, 1846.

 

FOLDER 147

Field, George, controversy Seaborn Jones and John Schley (complainants) vs above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus (respondents), Nov. 23, 1847.

Jones, Seaborn, controversy, above and John Schley vs George Field and Phoenix Bank of Columbus, Nov. 23, 1847.

 

FOLDER 148

Maynor, William H., notice of sale of land, April 1846.

Saleof land, notice, William H. Maynor, April 1846.

 

FOLDER 149

Jones, Seaborn, record of payments of above on a debt owed to Bank of Milledgeville, 1847-48.

 

FOLDER 150

Archer, James T., authorization for above to obtain testimony, April 20, 1849.

Corley, Hugh A., authorization to obtain testimony, April 20, 1849.

Jones, Seaborn, court case, April 20, 1849.

Lyon, Robert, testimony from the above for a case which Seaborn Jones is in, April 20, 1849.

Thompson, Leslie A., testimony from the above for a case involving Seaborn Jones, April 20, 1849.

 

FOLDER 151

Jones, Seaborn, purchase of land of above from William E. Love, April 13, 1849.

Love, William E., sale of land to Seaborn Jones, April 13, 1849.

 

FOLDER 152

Harralson, Hugh A., summons to appear in court, July 27, 1846.

McHilliard, Henry, summons to appear in court, July 27, 1846.

Yancey, William S., summons to appear in court, July 27, 1846.

 

FOLDER 153

Chisholm, William A., deed transfer from John Stoddan to above for lot 48, Dec. 23, 1847.

Land lot 48, onBroad Street,Columbus,Ga., deed transfer, Dec. 23, 1847.

Stoddan, John, deed transfer from above to William A. Chisholm for lot 48, Dec. 23, 1847.

 

FOLDER 154

Jones, Seaborn, answer to a letter from above asking for the names of the owners of certain plots of land, March 6, 1849.

 

FOLDER 155

Calhoun, James S., record of final payment on a note (for a Lot of land) owed to the above by Seaborn Jones, J. H. Howard, and Edward Cary, Feb. 6, 1849.

Cary, Edward, record of final payment to James S. Calhoun, Feb. 6, 1849.

Howard, J. H., record of final payment to James S. Calhoun, Feb. 6, 1849.

Jones, Seaborn, record of final payment to James S. Calhoun, Feb. 6, 1849.

 

FOLDER 156

Bridges, Jonathan, record of various court actions taken in the court case of Ingersoll vs the above and others.

Cartes, Farish, record of various court actions taken in the court case of Ingersoll vs the above and others.

Echols, Josephus, record of various court actions taken in the court case of Ingersoll vs the above and others.

Harvard, John H., record of various court actions taken in case of Ingersoll vs the above and others.

Ingersoll, Stephen W., record of various court actions taken in the case of the above vs John H. Harvard, Josephus Echols, Farish Cartes, and Jonathan Bridges, January 31, 1848-June 4, 1855.

 

FOLDER 157

Calhoun, James S., court record of transfer of land title from the above to William E. Love, Feb. 16, 1848.

Love, William E., court record of transfer of land title from James S. Calhoun to the above, Feb. 16, 1848.

 

FOLDER 158

Field, George, court record of set of answers given by Leslie Thompson in court case of Seaborn Jones and John Schley vs the above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 12, 1849.

Jones, Seaborn, court record of answers given by Leslie Thompson in court case of the above and John Schley vs George Field and the Phoenix Bank o fColumbus, May 12, 1849.

Thompson, Leslie A., court record of set of answers given in court case, May 12, 1849.

 

FOLDER 160

Field, George, record of Robert Lyon's answers given in case of Seaborn Jones and John Schley vs the above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 11, 1849.

Jones, Seaborn, record of Robert Lyon's answers given in case of the above and John Schley vs the above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 11, 1849.

Lyon, Robert, record of above's answers given in court case, May 11, 1849.

 

FOLDER 161

Benning, Henry L., receipt to above from Pour and Willcox, Jan. 25, 1849.

Pour and Willcox, receipt from above to Henry L. Benning, Jan. 25, 1849.

 

FOLDER 162

Field, George, record of Nathaniel Robbins answers given in case of Seaborn Jones and John Schley vs the above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, April 17, 1848.

Jones, Seaborn, record of Nathaniel Robbins answers given in case of the above and John Schley vs George Field and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, April 17, 1848.

Robbins, Nathaniel, record of answers given in court case, April 17, 1848.

 

FOLDER 163

Goetchius, Richard R., record of Supreme Court's review of case (May 1849) of above vs. the Mayor and aldermans of city of Columbus, July 28, 1849.

Supreme Court of Ga., record of above's review of Early case of Richard R. Goetchius vs mayor and aldersmans of city of Columbus (May 1849), July 28, 1849.

 

FOLDER 164

Grieve, J. M., letter to Seaborn Jones from above asking for money, April 2, 1848.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to above from J. M. Grieve asking for money, April 2, 1848.

 

FOLDER 165

Benning, James, original record of answer given by above in case of Seaborn Jones and John Schley vs George Field and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 1849.

Field, George, original record of answer given by James Benning in case of Seaborn Jones and John Schley vs the above and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 1849.

Jones, Seaborn, original record of answer given by James Benning in case of the above and John Schley vs George Field and the Phoenix Bank of Columbus, May 1849.

 

FOLDER 166

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for above from Caroline L. Love, May 20, 1858.

Love, Caroline L., receipt for Seaborn Jones from above, May 20, 1858.

 

FOLDER 167

Calhoun, J. S., sale of land from the above to W. E. Love, March 3, 1848.

Love, W. E., sale of land from J. S. Calhoun to the above, March 3, 1848.

 

FOLDER 168

Coweta Falls Manufacturing Co., letter asking for info. on stock in order to buy, includes a copy of a share, January 6, 1851.

 

FOLDER 169

Benning, Henry L., letter of commission to the above to be judge of the Supreme Court, Nov. 26, 1853.

 

FOLDER 170

Jones, Seaborn, note signed by the above payable to Morhis Mims, Oct. 19, 1850.

Mims, Morhis, note signed by Seaborn Jones payable to the above, Oct. 19, 1850.

 

FOLDER 171

Dunning, J. C., letter from the above addressed to Seaborn Jones, March 29, 1853.

Jones, Seaborn, letter addressed to the above from J. C. Dunning, March 29, 1853.

 

FOLDER 172

Dunning, J. C., letter from the above to Seaborn Jones, May 7, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, letter to the above from J. C. Dunning, May 7, 1854.

 

FOLDER 173

Jones, Col. Seaborn, letter to the above from E. M. Moore, August 18, 1853.

Moore, E. M., letter to Seaborn Jones from the above, August 18, 1853.

 

FOLDER 174

Roberts vs Hearston, brief, May 1850.

 

FOLDER 175

Boley vs John Woolfork, answers given by M. Turner to a set of questions asked of her, Dec. 9, 1853.

Turner, M., answers given to a set of questions asked of her in case of Boley vs Woolfork, Dec. 9, 1853.

Woolfork, John, Boley vs Woolfork, answers given by M. Turner to a set of questions asked of her, Dec. 9, 1853.

 

FOLDER 176

Jones, Seaborn, promisory note in the amount of $65.83 given to the above by R. P. Spencer, July 13, 1853.

Spencer, R. P., promisory note in the amount of $65.83 given to Seaborn Jones, July 13, 1853.

 

FOLDER 177

Jones, Seaborn, promisory note in the amount of $1031.31 given to the above by R. P. Spencer, March 8, 1853.

Spencer, R. P., promisory note in the amount of $1,031.31 given by the above to Seaborn Jones, March 8, 1853.

 

FOLDER 178

Jones, Seaborn, decision of Supreme Court of Ga. on three cases (decided together) that the above had brought to them, Aug. 2, 1852.

Supreme Court of Ga., decision on three cases (decided together) that Seaborn Jones had brought to them, Aug. 2, 1852.

 

FOLDER 179

Calhoun, James S., copy of a Feb. 6, 1849 document that the above signed stating that he had paid off all debts on a piece of land that Seaborn Jones bought, May 7, 1852.

Jones, Seaborn, copy of a Feb. 6, 1849 document that James S. Calhoun signed stating that he had paid off all debts on a piece of land that Seaborn Jones bought, May 7, 1852.

 

FOLDER 180

Alexander, Robert B., court record of the last will and testament of the above and the account of his estate, Dec. 7, 1852.

Last will and testament of Robert B. Alexander, includes account of his estate, Dec. 7, 1852.

 

 

BOX 3

FOLDER 181

James, William F.,MercerUniversityvs the above, filed July 20, 1854 by Albert G. Love, clerk of Superior Court of Polk Co.

Mercer University vs William F. James, filed July 20, 1854.

 

FOLDER 182

Prioleau, Thomas G., the above vs the South Western Rail Road Bank, Chatham Co., March 1854.

South Western Rail Road Bank, Thomas G. Prioleau vs the above, Chatham Co., March 1854.

 

FOLDER 183

Daniel, J. H., bill and note paid by Seaborn Jones to the above and R. P. Spencer, March 24, 1853.

Jones, Seaborn, bill and note paid by the above to J. H. Daniel and R. P. Spencer, March 24, 1853.

Spencer, R. P., bill and note paid by Seaborn Jones to the above and J. H. Daniel, March 24, 1853.

 

FOLDER 184

Cherrault, George S., Frances S. Sutton vs the above, Lincoln Co., April 24, 1854.

Law exceptions, Frances S. Sutton vs George S. Cherrault (deceased), Lincoln Co., April 24, 1854.

Sutton,FrancesS., the above vs George S. Cherrault, Lincoln Co., April 24, 1854.

 

FOLDER 185

Albertson, Ichabod H., David Halliburton vs the above and Stephen Brown, filed May 27, 1854.

Brown, Stephen, David Halliburton vs the above and Ichabod H. Albertson, filed May 27, 1854.

Halliburton, David, the above vs Ichabod H. Albertson and Stephen Brown, filed May 27, 1854.

Law exceptions, David Halliburton vs Ichabod H. Albertson of Pulaski Co., Ga.and Stephen Brown of Houston Co., filed May 27, 1854.

 

FOLDER 186

Hargrove, William F. and Catharine N., give power of attorney to several attornies, one is Seaborn Jones, to sue estate of John L. Hopkins, May 19, 1854.

Hopkins, John L., estate, attornies given power of attorney to sue this estate, May 19, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, granted power of attorney by the Hargroves to sue estate of John L. Hopkins, May 19, 1854.

 

FOLDER 187

Hamilton, Thomas N., the above vs William Reese, evidence used in this case, May 1855.

Reese, William, Thomas N. Hamilton vs the above, evidence used in this case, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 188

Gordon, Silas, the above vs Malcolm A. Moseley, July 1, 1854.

Law exceptions, Silas Gordon vs Malcolm A. Moseley, Meriwether Co., Ga., July 1, 1854.

Moseley, Malcolm A., Silas Gordon vs the above, July 1, 1854.

 

FOLDER 189

Hill, N. S., verification of power of attorney given by the above, May 15, 1854.

 

FOLDER 190

Law exceptions, Thomas G. Prioleau vs the South Western Rail Road Bank, Jan. 1855.

Prioleau, Thomas G., the above vs the South Western Rail Road Bank, Jan. 1855.

South Western Rail Road Bank, Thomas G. Prioleau vs the above, Jan. 1855.

 

FOLDER 191

Hill, Josiah H. and Nancy S., power of attorney given by the above to Seaborn Jones and others to sue the estate of John L. Hopkins of Tenn., May 15, 1854.

Hopkins, John L., estate, power of attorney given to Seaborn Jones and others to sue this estate, May 15, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, power of attorney given to the above to sue the estate of John L. Hopkins, May 15, 1854.

 

NO NUMBER, BOX 3

Hargrove, William F. and Catharine N., agreement between the above to grant power of attorney to Seaborn Jones and others to the estate of John L. Hopkins, May 19, 1854.

Hopkins, John L., estate, power of attorney granted to Seaborn Jones to use on this estate, May 19, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, power of attorney granted to the above, May 19, 1854.

 

FOLDER 192

Elbert Co.,Ga.vs James H. Reynolds, record of case, misuse of office, Sept. 15, 1854.

Reynolds, James H., Elbert Co.,Ga.vs the above, record of case, misuse of office, Sept. 15, 1854.

 

FOLDER 193

Bank of Columbus, check for $50 to E. A. Bullock, signed by Seaborn Jones, April 25, 1854.

Bullock, E. A., check for $50 from Seaborn Jones, April 25, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, check for $50 given to E. A. Bullock, April 25, 1854.

 

FOLDER 194

Hirres, Wiley F. and Elizabeth, agreement between the above to grant power of attorney to Seaborn Jones and others to sue the estate of William Neves, Sept. 30, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, granted power of attorney to sue estate of William Neves, Sept. 30, 1854.

Neves, William, estate, power of attorney given to Jones and others to sue this estate, Sept. 30, 1854.

 

FOLDER 195

Hill, Josiah H. and Nancy S., agreement between the above to grant power of attorney to Seaborn Jones and others to sue estate of John L. Hopkins, May 13, 1854.

Hopkins, John L., estate, power of attorney given to Jones and others to sue this estate, May 13, 1854.

Jones, Seaborn, granted power of attorney to sue estate of John L. Hopkins, May 13, 1854.

 

FOLDER 196

Albertson, Brown and the above vs David Haliburton, brief of authorization, Dec. 1854.

Brown and Albertson vs David Haliburton, brief of authorization, Dec. 1854.

Haliburton, David, Brown and Albertson vs the above, brief of authorization, Dec. 1854.

 

FOLDER 197

Doe, John, the above and William Henderson vs Richard Roe and William P. Hackney, points and authorities of Col. Hiken, 1854.

Hackney, William P., John Doe and William Henderson vs the above and Richard Roe, points and authorities of Col. Hiken, 1854.

Henderson, William, the above and John Doe vs Richard Roe and William P. Hackney, points and authorities of Col. Hiken, 1854.

Hiken,Col., points and authorities given in court, 1854

Roe, Richard, John Doe and William Henderson vs the above and William P. Hackney, points and authorities of Col. Hiken, 1854.

 

FOLDER 198

Gordon, Moseley vs Gordon, brief of Mr. B. A. Hill, 1854.

Hill, Mr. B. A., brief of above in case of Moseley vs Gordon, 1854.

Moseley vs Gordon, brief of Mr. B. A. Hill, 1854.

 

FOLDER 199

Stokes vs State, grant of new trial, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 200

Hamilton, Thomas N., the above vs William M. Reese, brief of Reese, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

Reese, William M., Thomas N. Hamilton vs the above, brief of Reese, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 201

James, William F., the above vsMercerUniversity, brief of J. H. Underwood, 1854-1855.

Mercer University, William F. James vs the above, brief of J. H. Underwood, 1854-1855.

Underwood, J. H., brief of the above in the case of William F. James vs Mercer University, 1854-1855.

 

FOLDER 202

Brook vs Garrett, notes of H. Cobbs' argument, 1854.

Cobb, H., notes of above's argument in case of Brook vs Garrett, 1854.

Garrett, Brook vs the above, notes of H. Cobbs' argument, 1854.

 

FOLDER 203

Brook,Lawrence, the above vs William Garrett, bill of exceptions, 1854.

Garrett, William, Lawrence Brook vs the above, bill of exceptions, 1854.

 

FOLDER 204

Brook,Lawrence, the above vs William Garrett, points and authorities, 1854.

Garrett, William, Lawrence Brook vs the above, points and authorities, 1854.

 

FOLDER 205

Brook,Lawrence, William Garrett vs the above, J. H. Underwood's argument, 1854.

Garrett, William, the above vs Lawrence Brook, J. H. Underwood's argument, 1854.

Underwood, J. H., the above's argument in the case of William Garrett vs Lawrence Brook, 1854.

 

FOLDER 206

Cherrault, John N., Frances Sultar vs the above, brief of Reese, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

Reese, brief of the above in the case of Frances Sultar vs John N. Cherrault, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

Sultar,Frances, the above vs John N. Cherrault, brief of Reese, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 207

Chambers, case of Parker vs the above, Nov. 15, 1854.

Doiskel, William C., along with John M. Penn being summoned to examine Flemming McKall for case of Parker vs Chambers, Nov. 15, 1854.

Hammond, William L., the above vs James M. Stovall, in error from Franklin Superior Court, 1855.

McKall, Flemming, being examined for case of Parker vs Chambers, Nov. 15, 1854.

Parker vs Chambers, Nov. 15, 1854.

Penn, John M., along with William C. Doiskel being summoned to examine Flemming McKall for case of Parker vs Chambers, Nov. 15, 1854.

Stovall, James M., William L. Hammond vs the above, in error from Franklin Superior Court, 1855.

 

FOLDER 208

Doe, John, the above and William Henderson vs Richard Roe and William P. Hackney, copy of bill of exceptions, 1854.

Hackney, William P., John Doe and William Henderson vs Richard Roe and the above, copy of bill of exceptions, 1854.

Henderson, William, John Doe and the above vs Richard Roe and William P. Hackney, copy of bill of exceptions, 1854.

Roe, Richard, John Doe and William Henderson vs the above and William P. Hackney, copy of bill of exceptions, 1854.

 

FOLDER 209

Prioleau, Thomas G., the above vs the South Western Rail Road Bank, exhibits, Jan. 1855.

South Western Rail Road Bank, Thomas G. Prioleau vs the above, exhibits, Jan. 1855.

 

FOLDER 210

Miller, John, James M. Reinhart vs the above, March 5, 1855.

Reinhart, James M., the above vs John Miller, March 5, 1855.

 

FOLDER 211

Last will and testament of Christopher Pritchett, March 5, 1855.

Pritchett, Christopher, last will and testament, March 5, 1855.

 

FOLDER 212

Miller, John, the above vs James M. Reinhart, brief of Schley, April 1855.

Reinhart, James M., John Miller vs the above, brief of Schley, April 1855.

Schley, brief of the above in case of John Miller vs James M. Reinhart, April 1855.

 

FOLDER 213

Swearing,Nancy, Thomas Swearing vs the above, bill of exceptions and motion for alimony, May 17, 1855.

Swearing, Thomas, the above vs Nancy Swearing, bill of exceptions and motion for alimony, May 17, 1855.

 

FOLDER 214

Cobbs, J. R. R., brief of the above, May 1855, from April 1854.

Lofton, Reynolds vs the above, brief of Tombs, May 1858, from Nov. 1854.

 

Lofton, Reynolds vs the above, brief of Vanduz, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Reynolds vs Lofton, brief of Tombs, May 1858, from Nov. 1854.

Reynolds vs Lofton, brief of Vanduz, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Tombs, brief of the above, May 1858, from Nov. 1854.

Vanduz, brief of the above, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 215

Barrett, the above's brief, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Cherrault, Sutton vs the above, Barrett's brief, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Sutton vs Cherrault, Barrett's brief, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 216

Cobb, parts of the above and Tomb's agreements, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Lofton, Reynolds vs the above, parts of Cobb's and Tomb's agreements, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Reynolds vs Lofton, parts of Cobb's and Tomb's agreements, May 1855, from 1854.

Tomb, parts of the above and Cobb's agreements, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER 217

Bass, Lafonce vs the above, brief of B. Hill, May, 1855.

Cobb, J. R. R., brief of the above in the case of Stokes vs the State, May, 1855.

Gibson, brief of the above in the case of Roberts vs Hairston, May 1855, from Nov 1854.

Hairston, Roberts vs the above, brief of Gibson, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Hairston, Roberts vs the above, brief of Lofton, May 1855.

Hill, brief of the above in case of Lafonce vs Bass, May 1855.

Lafonce vs Bass, brief of B. Hill, May 1855.

Lofton, brief of the above in the case of Roberts vs Hairston, May 1855.

Roberts vs Hairston, brief of Gibson, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Roberts vs Hairston, brief of Lofton, May 1855.

Stokes vs the State, brief of J. R. R. Cobb, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 218

Barnett, brief of the above in the case of Stokes vs State, May 1855.

Bass, Col. Soc. vs the above, brief of J. R. R. Cobb, May 1855.

Cobb, J. R. R., brief of the above in the case of Col. Soc. vs Bass, May 1855.

Col. Soc. vs Bass, brief of J. R. R. Cobb, May 1855.

Stokes vs State, brief of Barnett, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 219

Adamsvs Bass, bill of exceptions, May 1855.

Adamsvs Bass, Bass vs Lafonce, brief of Cone, May 1855.

Bass,Adamsvs the above, bill of exceptions, May 1855.

Bass,Adamsvs the above, Bass vs Lafonce, brief of Cone, May 1855.

Cone, brief of the above in the case ofAdamsvs Bass, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 220

Bass, Hunter vs the above, brief of J. R. R. Cobb, May 1855.

Cobb, brief of the above in case of Hunter vs Bass, May 1855.

Hunter vs Bass, brief of J. R. R. Cobb, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 221

Adams, brief of the above in the case of Bass vs Laforce, May 1855.

Bass, the above vs Laforce, brief ofAdams, May 1855.

Laforce, Bass vs the above, brief ofAdams, May 1855.

 

FOLDER 222

Jones, Seaborn, letter from William C. McIver, May 21, 1855.

McIver, William C., letter to Seaborn Jones from the above, May 21, 1855.

 

FOLDER 223

Hackney,Hendersonvs the above, heads of opinion, 1854.

Henderson, Hackney vs the above, heads of opinion, 1854.

 

FOLDER 224

Brook, Garrett vs the above, heads of opinion, 1854.

Garrett, the above vs Brook, heads of opinion, 1854.

 

FOLDER 225

Hairston, Charles, the above vs Michael Roberts, bill of exceptions, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Roberts, Michael, Charles Hairston vs the above, bill of exceptions, May 1855, from Nov. 1854.

Stokes vs the State, bill of exceptions, May 1855 from Nov. 1854.

 

FOLDER #12 Benning-Jones July-Dec. 1855

Fifa-fee, Maddox vs Spencer and Jones, Spencer and Jones paying $270.84, Jan. 18, 1855.

Fifa-fee, receipt of payment, May 12, 1856.

Brooks, Francis M., indenture, for land lots, from Brooks to Seaborn Jones, Aug. 17, 1854.

Miller vs Reinhart, bill of exceptions and brief of William B. Gaulden, 1855.

Swearengen vs Swearengen, brief for plaintiff, 1855.

Jones vs Mercer Institute, heads of opinion, 1854-55.

Jones vs Mercer Institute, McDonald's brief, 1854-55.

Booth vs Terrell, brief, Dec. 1855.

Booth vs Terrell, copy of bill of exceptions, 1855.

 

FOLDER #13 Benning-Jones 1856, 1859

List of officers and men at Second Manassa, Aug. 30, 1862.

Jones, Seaborn, memorandum of a contract between the above and Richard Spencer, April 5, 1856.

Spencer, Richard, memorandum of a contract between the above and Seaborn Jones, April 5, 1856.

Dudleyvs Johnson, bill and subpoena for Johnson to appear in court, 1856.

Note to Ordinary's office with seal, Aug. 1856.

Holmes, John C., deed-indenture to George Bivins and Linnand, May 8, 1858.

Jones, Seaborn, deed from John A. Urguhart, Aug. 2, 1858.

Real estate, division of land to Harriet E. Croft, July 13, 1815.

Billing vs Holt, bill, May term 1859.

Billing, Samuel A., adm. of estate of Robert B. Alexander, vs John Neal and James Hightower, answer of James Hightower, 1859.

Jones, Seaborn, indenture between the above and George Field, Oct. 10, 1859.

Appraisement of estate of John Croft, original appraisal 1803, dated Aug. 30, 1859.

Robison vs Atkins, notes of Holts' and Daugherty's angles, Jan. 1856.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Columbus Iron Works, 1859.


Box 4
Folder 14, 1860-61
1. Benning, Henry L, handwritten legal notes concerning McBurney et al vs Echols & wife, presented during Nov term of Muscogee Cty Sup Ct., Nov 1860.
2. Document, copy of a Nov 18, 1802 marriage agreement between Hugh McBurney and wife Elizabeth, in Charleston, S.C., part of evidence in legal action of Number 1 above, certified in Charleston, S.C. on June 23, 1860.
3. Jones, Seaborn, letter from John A. Cuthbert regarding legal advice and services from Jones, Nov 12, 1860
4. Jones, Col Seaborn, account ledger entries with Muscogee Iron Works, 5 pages, June-December1860.
5. Jones, Mr Seaborn, account ledger entries with Muscogee Iron Works, 13 pages, June-December 1860.
6. H.L. Benning, receipt for payment, $25 paid to the above, Feb 11, 1861.
7. Benning, Seaborn Jones, Diploma from Georgia Military Institute, June 20, 1861.
8. Document, State of Georgia, appointment of Henry L. Benning to rank of Colonel of the 19th Regiment of GA. Volunteers, Aug 17, 1861.
9. Benning, Col H.L., letter from CSA Qtrmaster Genl, concerning reimbursement for uniform/equipment expenses to volunteers of his regiment, Sept 7, 1861.
10. Jones, Seaborn, Columbus Iron Works Receipt, Feb 4, 1862.


Folder 15, April-August, 1862
1. Special Orders No. 10, issued by HQ Dept of Peninsula and Right Wing, Gen'l Lee Commanding, concerning disposition of wounded, April 28, 1862.
2. General Order #25, by HQ, 1st Division, Right Wing of Army of the Peninsula, directing that "promiscuous firing and shameful waste of ammunition" was to be stopped immediately, signed D.R. Jones, BG, Commanding, April 30, 1862.
3. Jones, D.R., MG, directive from MG Magruder, detailing further instructions on disposition of wounded, April 30, 1862.
4. Matthews, CPT C.W., 17th Regt, GA Vols, invoice from CSA Quartermaster Dept, recording transfer of 1 ambulance, 2 horses, and 2 sets of ambulance harnesses, May 10, 1862.
5. Randolph, G.W., CSA Sec of War, letter from HL Benning, requesting a copy of LT. McCauley's petition for promotion, May 15, 1862.
6. Legal Deposition, filed in the case of Seaborn Jones vs W.C. Grisham in Tallapoosa County Court, May 28, 1862.
7. Toombs, BG Robert, directive from MG Jones, concerning action to post strong pickets and develop the situation to the utmost; handwritten in pencil; on rear, Toombs query from MG L.M. McLaws , about his alleged attack on the enemy without orders, handwritten in pencil, June 27, 1862.
8. Lee, Gen R.E., letter from GW Randolph, CSA Sec of War, concerning the promotion of 1LT H. McCauley in Col. H.L. Benning's regiment, with attached copy of letter from 1LT McCauley, June 30, 1862.
9. Randolph, GW, CSA Sec of War, letter from Col H L Benning, explaining his position regarding the promotion of 1LT McCauley, July 5,1862.
10. Toombs, BG Robt, and Jones, MG D.R., letter from Lee, Gen R.E., forwarding the promotion order for LT McCauley, July 15, 1862.
11. Document, Official Promotion Order, promoting 1LT McCauley to Captain, signed by GW Randolph, CSA Sec of War, attached to letter above, July 12, 1862.
12. Benning, Col H.L., letter from Cobb, H.H., regarding the issue of promotions in the Confederate Army, July 16, 1862.
13. Chilton, Gen R.H., Asst Adj Gen, CSA, letter from LT McCauley, requesting a court of inquiry in the case of his promotion to CPT, July 17, 1862.
14. Benning, Col H.L., Argument responding to his refusal to promote LT. McCauley to CPT, 22 handwritten pages, July 21, 1862.
15. Watts, Col T.H., Atty Genl, CSA, letter from Benning, Col H.L., concerning the issue of LT. McCauley's promotion, July 25, 1862.
16. Document, CSA Special Orders #196, para 1, announcing the resignation of 2LT Charles A. Klink, Co F, 17th Regt, GA Vols., August 22, 1862.
17. Document, CSA Special Orders #196, para 2, announcing the resignation of MAJ Thomas Walker, 17th Regt, GA Vols., Aug 22, 1862.


Folder 16, Sept-Dec 1862
1. Special Orders #205, 2 copies, issued by the Adj and Ins Gen'l's Office, Richmond, reassigning PVT Marks Anthony from 17th GA Vol Reg't to CSA Military Storekeeper at Columbus, GA, Sept 2, 1862.
2. List of Casualties in 20th Reg't, GA Vols, in Battle of Thoroughfare Gap (28 Aug 1862), and 2d Battle of Manassas (28-30 Aug 1862); no date but probably early Sept 1862.
3. List of Casualties in 2d Reg't, GA Vols, in 2d Battle of Manassas (28-30 Aug 1862); No date but probably early September 1862.
4. List of Casualties in 15th Reg't, GA Vols, in Battle of Thoroughfare Gap and 2d Manassas (28-30 Aug 1862), Sept 9, 1862.
5. LT Mott, AAG, Toombs Brigade, report from CPT T.H. Jackson, Cdr, 15th Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), Sept 23, 1862.
6. LT Mott, AAG, Toombs Bde, report from COL J.B. Cummings, Cdr, 20th Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), Sept 23, 1862.
7. COL H.L. Benning, report from CPT A. McLewis, Cdr, 2d Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), including list of casualties, Sept 23, 1862.
8. COL H.L. Benning, report from CPT J.A. McGregor, Cdr, 17th Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), Sept 23, 1862.
9. COL H.L. Benning, report from CPT A. McGregor, Cdr, 17th Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap ( Aug 27, 1862), Oct 2, 1862.
10. LT Mott, AAG, report from S.Z. Hearnsberger, Cdr, 15th Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap (Aug 27, 1862), Oct 2, 1862.
11. COL H.L. Benning, report from CPT A. McLewis, Cdr, 2d Reg't, GA Vols, on the actions of the Regiment during the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap (Aug 27, 1862), dated Oct 2, 1862.
12. MAJ. Coward, AAG, D.R. Jones Division, report from COL H.L. Benning, Cdr, Toombs Bde, concerning the actions of the Brigade during the 2d Battle of Manassas (28-30 Aug 1862), Oct 8, 1862.
13. CPT. D.M. Dubose, AAG Toombs Div, draft report from COL H.L. Benning, Cdr, Toombs Bde, on the actions of the brigade during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), Oct 13, 1862.
14. CPT D.M. Dubose, AAG, Toombs Div, final report from COL H.L. Benning, CDR, Toombs BDE, on the actions of the brigade at the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862), Oct 13, 1862.
15. BG D.R. Jones, report from BG R. Toombs, Cdr, Toombs Division, concerning the actions of the Division during the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam, Sept 17, 1862) (written from Washington, GA), Oct 25, 1862.
16. H.L. Benning, letter from Robt Toombs, concerning disparaging remarks on the Brigade's performance, presumably at Battle of Sharpsburg, made by Gen Wright, Dec 10, 1862.
17. COL H.L. Benning, letter from Philo Johnson, concerning the fate of son Philo Augustus Johnson of Co F, 17th Regt, GA Vols, Dec 1862.
18. Casualty List, 2d Reg't, GA Vols, from Battle of Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862), Dec 18, 1862.
19. Casualty List, 15th Reg't, GA Vols, from Battle of Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862), Dec 18, 1862.
20. Casualty List, 20th Reg't, GA Vols, from Battle of Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862), Dec 18, 1862.
21. Casualty List, 17th Reg't, GA Vols, from Battle of Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862), Dec 19, 1862.
22. MAJ Sellers, AAG, report from COL H.L. Benning, concerning the actions of Toombs Brigade during the Battle of Fredericksburg (13 Dec 1862), Dec 20, 1862.
23. COL H.L. Benning, letter from COL Rob. Johnston, AAG, Pickett's Division, concerning the interpretation of para 439, Rules and Regulations of the Army, specifically, who can sign overnight passes for members of his command, Dec 30, 1862.

24. COL Rob. Johnston, AAG, Pickett's Div, leter from COL H.L. Benning, in response to #23 above, Dec 30, 1862

25.COL Rob Johnston, AAG, Pickett's Div, letter from COL H.L. Benning, assuring AAG and GEN Pickett that no disrespect was intended, but that he was merely following custom he was used to in other divisions, Dec 31, 1862


Folder 17, 1863
1. Gen Benning, receipt for $134, a part of money stolen by a soldier under his command, Mar 23, 1863.
2. BG H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, Longstreet's Corps, from vic of Gates County, N.C., including a list of supplies and suppliers for his soldiers, April 13, 1863.
3. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, near Suffolk, VA., regarding instructions on moving the Corps supply trains, April 13, 1863.
4. B.G. H. L. Benning, note from LTG James Longstreet, 1st Corps CDR, containing instructions on the protection of the Corps supply trains in vic. of White Marsh, Gates Farm, and Dillards Farm during Suffolk campaign, April 15, 1863.
5. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from LTG James Longstreet, containing an update on the military situation in the area of the Corps trains, and advice on possible options, April 15, 1863, 3 pm.
6. B.G. H. L. Benning, letter from LTG James Longstreet, containing instructions on the movement of the Corps trains through the Great Dismal Swamp, April 17, 1863.
7. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from LTG Longstreet, containing further instructions for the movement and protection of the Corps trains, April 18, 1863,
8. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, urging every effort be made in the progress of the Corps supply trains, April 19, 1863, 7:30 am.
9. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, concerning a supply matter and situation update, April 19, 1863,
10. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, containing further instructions on the security of the Corps supply trains, April 19, 1863, 1 pm.
11. B.G. H. L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel. AAG, giving Benning a tactical update on enemy actions in his vicinity, April 20, 1863, 7pm.
12. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, containing further instructions for the protection of the Corps supply trains in and around Gatesville, N.C., April 22, 1863, 11 am.
13. Document, Official Promotion Order from James A. Seddon, Secretary of War, CSA War Department, promoting H.L. Benning to Brigadier General, with a date of rank of January 17, 1863, April 23, 1863.
14. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, providing guidance on protecting the Corps trains from possible enemy cavalry moving south from Suffolk, VA., April 23, 1863.
15. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, instructing Benning to move the Corps trains back in the direction of Gatesville, N.C., April 24, 1863.
16. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, regarding instructions for the treatment of "Buffaloes" (union sympathizers) in his vicinity, April 25, 1863, 8:30 am.
17. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, to continue carrying out earlier instructions, April 26, 1863, 7:30 am.
18. Special Orders #?, issued from Corps HQ, directing the attachment of CPT Newkirk's Company of 3d NC Cavalry to COL. Jno A. Baker in the vic. of Gatesville, NC., April 27, 1863.
19. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, providing further instructions for the disposition of his brigade for the protection of the Corps trains, April 27, 1863.
20. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, providing guidance for actions in and around Gatesville, NC., April 28, 1863.
21. B.G. H. L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, providing new instructions for the bulk of the brigade to return to Gatesville, April 30, 1863.
22. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, directing the brigade and trains to move north toward Suffolk as quickly as possible to rejoin the main force, April 30, 1863, 12:30 pm.
23. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, repeating the directive in #21 above, April 30, 1863, 3:30 pm.
24. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, amending instructions from 12:30 pm on the disposition of the cavalry and artillery to protect the trains, April 30, 1863, 9 pm.
25. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, repeating the 9 pm instructions of #24 above, May 1, 1863, 7 am.
26. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, urging haste in rejoining the main force and providing any updates on the disposition of the trains, May 1, 1863.
27. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, duplicate of the above (#26), May 1, 1863.
28. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, repeating the directive of #24 in case these have not been received, May 1, 1863.
29. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, expressing the CDR's desire that the brigade link up with the main force by this evening (May 2), May 2, 1863, 7:30 am.
30. B.G. H.L. Benning, note from G.M. Sorrel, AAG, reiterating bivouac location for Benning's Bde in case note from 7:30 am (#29 above) was not received, May 2, 1863, 11 am.
31. Maj. W.H. Sellers, AAG Hood's Division, copy of the official report of Battle of Gettysburg from B.G. H.L. Benning, on the actions of Benning's Brigade during the battle (19 handwritten pages), August 3, 1863.
32. B.G. H.L. Benning, receipt from W.J. Ballard/GG Rucker, CS Qtrmaster, for supplies provided to the brigade between May 3 and June 29, 1863, in the amount of $153.61, Sept 7, 1863
33. B.G. H.L. Benning, receipt from W.J. Ballard/GG Rucker, for supplies received between Aug 1, 1863 and Aug 29, 1863 in the amount of $94.89, Sept 7, 1863.
34. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from S. Cooper, Adj and Insp Gen'ls Office, CSA, concerning a mob incident in Raleigh, NC, asking for Benning's explanation of the alleged actions of his brigade and statements of other officers involved, September 18, 1863.
35. Benning, H.L., letter from LTC W.S. Shepherd, vindicating his actions during the "Raleigh Incident", with attached copy of letter to S. Cooper, Oct 8, 1863.
36. S. Cooper, Adj Gen'l and Insp Gen'ls office, CSA, copy of letter attached to #35 above from LTC W.S. Shepard, CDR, 2d Regt, GA. Vols, explaining his actions during the incident in Raleigh, N.C., Oct 6, 1863.
37. AAG, Hood's Div, report from B.G. H.L. Benning, on the actions of his brigade during the Battle of Chickamauga, 8 Oct 1863.
38. B.G. H.L. Benning, cover letter from James L. Seddon, Sec of War, CSA, enclosing a letter from Governor Vance, NC, regarding the Raleigh incident, Oct 20, 1863.
39. J.A. Seddon, Sec of War, CSA, copy of letter from Gov Vance, NC, attached to #38 above, forwarded to Gen Benning accepting his version of events exonerating his officers from participating or inciting the riot in Raleigh, Oct 15, 1863.
40. AAG, Jenkin's Div (formerly Hood's Div), report from BG H.L. Benning, on the actions of his brigade at the Battle at Lookout Creek (Oct 28, 1863)(Wauhatchie), Nov 4, 1863.
41. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from B.G. J.B. Robertson, CDR, Texas Brigade, soliciting his presence at a board of officers pursuant to his temporary relief from command, Nov 4, 1863.
42. Document, resume', compiled by MAJ E.H. Cummins, of the career of MG Dabney Maury, CSA, Nov 30, 1863.
43. B.G. H.L. Benning, cover letter from J. A. Seddon, Sec of War, CSA, forwarding copies of two letters further dealing with the incident in Raleigh, N.C. earlier in the year, Dec 10, 1863.
44. ICW #43 above, first letter addressed to Gov Vance from COL John D. Whitford, denying BG Benning's alleged role in the affair, Oct 31, 1863.
45. ICW #43 above, second letter addressed to COL J. D. Whitford, from Gov Vance, accepting his version of the incident, Nov 10, 1863.

46. Special Orders No 27, issued by LTG Longstreet, relieving MG L. McLaws of his command (referred to as L.M. Laws in the order) during the Knoxville Campaign of winter 1863-64, Dec 17, 1863

47. Special Orders No. 158, issued from Hood's Division, announcing the relinquishing of command of the Division by MG L. McLaws to B.G. Kershaw, senior brigade commander, Dec 18, 1863

48. Circular, signed by MG L. McLaws, containing an attached copy of the letter from Longstreet's HQ explaining the reason for his relief from command, Dec 18, 1863

49. Copy of attached letter (#48 above) from LTG Longstreet to MG McLaws, explaining the reason for his relief of command, Dec 17, 1863

50. B.G. H.L. Benning, letter from MG L. McLaws, explaining the reasons for his relief and justifying his actions, telling him "good bye with my best wishes" Dec 18, 1863

 

Folder 18,  1864, 65, 66, 68, 69
1. Document, Special Orders, allowing BG H.L. Benning to return home for 60 days medical leave, May 13, 1864.
2. Obituary, Malinda Lewis White Benning (mother of Henry L. Benning), o/a June 24, 1864.
3. BG H.L. Benning, letter from Herman Perry, advising him of the situation of his brigade, now involved in the siege of Petersburg (Benning was wounded in the Wilderness Campaign in May 1864, and was recuperating at home in GA; he would return to his brigade in Nov 1864), July 22, 1864.
4. GEN R.E. Lee, copy of letter from GEN U.S. Grant, outlining the terms of surrender for the Army of Northern Virginia, April 9, 1865.
5. Same as #4 above, but in different handwriting (Seaborn Jones Benning, AAG, Benning's Bde).
6. General Orders No. 9, handwritten copy (pencil), of General Lee's Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia, Apr 10, 1865.
7. Same as #6 above, pen and ink copy of Lee's Farewell Address (Seaborn Jones Benning, AAG, Benning's Bde).
8. Surrender Agreement, pencil copy, between Army of Northern Virginia and Army of the US, containing five paragraphs with further details of the terms of surrender, April 10, 1865.
9. Document, copy of Special Orders issued by HQ, US Army, through HQ Army of Northern Virginia, allowing CSA Officers to pass through Federal lines and to use Federal transportation in order to return to their homes, April 10, 1865.
10. Pen and Ink Copy of #9 above (by Seaborn Jones Benning, AAG, Benning's Brigade).
11. Paroled Prisoner Pass issued to BG H.L. Benning, signed by MG Charles W. Field, April 10, 1865.
12. Paroled Prisoner Pass issued to S.J. Benning, signed by BG H.L. Benning, April 10, 1865.
13. Document, copy of Special Orders #43, stating what shall constitute evidence of parole for officers and men of the Army of N. VA. , pursuant to its surrender terms of April 9, April 11, 1865.
14. Order from MG John Gibbon, head of the U. S. (Surrender?) Commission, directing that the paroled prisoners from the Army of Northern Virginia be provided rations, if practicable, from depots enroute to their destinations, April 12, 1865.
15. Benning, H.L., receipt for payment of $30 to Federal Union, Jan 24, 1866.
16. H.L. Benning, Certificate of Payment, certifying that Benning paid his subscription to the Confederate Produce Loan, Feb 8, 1866.
17. H.L. Benning, Internal Revenue License for occupation of lawyer, Feb 10, 1866.
18. Fontaine & Hughes, note from J.A. Alexander, Asst Sp Agt, Treas Dept, concerning the storage of cotton in their warehouse, dated Feb 14, 1866.
19. Legal Document, McKee vs. S.J. Benning, regarding an 1860 debt owed by the estate of Seaborn Jones to McKee, July 29, 1866.
20. Legal Deposition, Edward Seabrook v the Underwriting Agency of Lowell G. Rush and Dewitt F. Wilcox in the Superior Court of Muscogee County, with questions posed by H.L. Benning, solicitor for the plaintiff, Sept 5, 1866.
21. Answers to questions posed in Deposition above, Sept 5, 1866.
22. H.L. Benning, form letter from EP Alexander, soliciting input on the actions of Benning's Brigade during the war, for the purpose of publishing an account of Longstreet's Corps; handwritten note with additional guidance on the back, Sept 12, 1866.
23. Attachments to letter above, 3 copies, Abstract Report of Battle.
24. E.P. Alexander, letter from H.L. Benning, 17 handwritten pages of anecdotal reminiscences from the war (transcribed in Introductory Folder to Box 4), no date but presumably in response to #22 above.
25. H.L. Benning, letter from EP Alexander, thanking Benning for his input and soliciting yet further information on the actions of the brigade during the war, undated but probably a follow-up to the letter in #22 and #24 above.
26. Benning, H.L., receipt of payment for state and county taxes for 1866 in the amount of $138.10, Nov 8, 1866.
27. H.L. Benning, letter from J.D. Waddell, concerning the solicitation of E.P. Alexander and noting that his official duties (as legislator?) will prevent him from responding until the adjournment of the legislative session in March of 1867, Dec 2, 1866.
28. H.L. Benning, Receipt for Lawyer's License, issued by R.H. Greene, for the sum of $40.00, May 10, 1867.
29. Seaborn Jones Benning (son of H.L. Benning), as administrator for Seaborn Jones' estate, receipt for property tax on decedent's estate, in the amount of $20.25, Sept 4, 1867.
30. H.L. Benning, receipt for special occupation tax (Lawyer) for the year 1870, in the amount of $10, June 29,1869.
31. H.L. Benning, letter from J.D. Waddell, referring once again to E.P. Alexander's solicitation for additional information on Longstreet's Corps, (cryptic passage makes reference to Benning's actions on the 2d Day's Battle of Gettysburg), Aug 9, 1869.
32. Commission for the taking of a Legal Deposition in the case of Seabrook vs Rush and Wilcox, with attached questions , Dec 10, 1869.
22. Answers submitted to questions in #32 above, dated Dec 15, 1869.


Folder 19, 1870-1875
1. Moore, Robert H., memorandum for the above from Henry L. Benning, listing lands owned by Seaborn Jones and Henry Benning near Dahlonega, GA., dealing with the property of the estate of Seaborn Jones (died 1864) and whose administrator was Seaborn Jones Benning, undated, but presumed between 1870-1874, since Seaborn Jones Benning died Dec 12, 1874.
2. Moses, Moultrie, et al, vs Moses, Isaac I., Muscogee Cty Superior Court, May Term 1870.
3. Moustain, J.L., vs Mott, R.L., Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., May Term 1870.
4. T.O. Tuggle vs. W.C. Gray, Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., May Term 1870.
4. DuBignon vs. Gunby, four briefs for Gunby, Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., June Term 1870.
5. Perry,et al, vs Gunby, two briefs for Gunby, Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., June Term 1870.
6. Benning, H. L., document summarizing the Reconstruction Acts in the Georgia Constitution of 1868 and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; undated but referencing actions by the Georgia Senate as late as October 1870, written in Benning's hand.
7. Weekes, W.J. vs Dennis, W.T., and Wife, et al, Bill of Exceptions, Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., July Term 1872.
8. H.L. Benning, telegram from James Farley, Oct 7, 1872.
9. Reich, Frederick, vs State, Brief for Defendant, Muscogee Cty Sup. Ct., July Term 1874.


Folder 20,  1880-1900
1. Mrs. H.L. Benning, letter from Marcus J. Wright, requesting she send a photo of Gen. H. L. Benning for inclusion in the Confederate War Archives in the U.S. War Department; also enclosed is Wright's authority to collect further documents on Gen. Bennings Civil War record and a form to fill out on Benning's staff, Sept 25, 1880. A draft pencil response is attached—no date/no signature.
2. Unknown addressee (Dear Sir), letter from Marcus J. Wright, once again requesting a photo of Gen. H.L. Benning for inclusion in the Confederate Civil War Archives, with an enclosure explaining Wright's authority to request this information, Sept 22, 1886.
3. Unknown addressee (Dear Madam), letter from B. Perry, requesting a piece of autographed correspondence from Gen. H.L. Benning for his Civil War manuscript collection, Nov 22, 1887.
4. Mrs. Benning, letter from B. Perry, asking for a response to his letter of Nov 22, 1887 in # 3 above, Feb 22, 1888.
5. Miss Mary H. Benning, letter from Liddon and Carter, Attorneys at law, concerning the sale of land owned by the estate of Seaborn Jones in Marianna, Florida, Feb 23, 1888.
6. Benning, Anna C., letter from Marcus Wright, thanking her for sending Gen. Benning's Civil War papers for copying, with typed enclosure of specific papers received and returned, Mar 16, 1893.
7. Benning, Anna C., letter from Marcus Wright, acknowledging her response to the receipt of the returned records, and asking for further information regarding Benning's staff, with enclosure of incomplete list of staff as he knew it, Mar 20, 1893.
8. Gen Marcus Wright, pencil draft of letter from Anna Benning, responding to Wright's request for further information on Benning's staff, with handwritten enclosure listing the status of Benning's Civil War reports that had been sent to Wright and those returned to her, undated but clearly in response to # 6 above.
9. CPT William F. Alexander, draft of letter from Mary H. Benning, requesting dates of his service on Gen Benning's staff pursuant to Gen Wright's request to Anna C. Benning (see #6 above), o/a March 1893.
10. Mrs. Rees Crawford, letter from Marcus Wright, returning the papers of Gen Benning sent to him by Anna C. Benning at an earlier date, Apr 11, 1893.
11. Benning, Mary H., letter from Wm. M. Robbins, Gettysburg National Military Park, concerning her letter inquiring about Col John A. Jones burial location, Aug 2, 1897.
12. Benning, Miss Anna C, postcard from "E.H.P.", thanking her for a resume' of Georgia's burned colonial records, Sept 11, 1900.


Folder 21,  Undated
1. Document entitled "Col. Foster's indebtedness to Estate Of Thomas Grant", undated.
2. Henderson vs Hackney, brief of M.H. Underwood, regarding the identity of Eli and Elias Hicks, undated.
3. Deposition addressed to Jones & Jones, attorneys at law, regarding a slave named Mariah and her children, undated.
4. Ledger entry to Seaborn Jones from Charles S. Bass in the amount of $7194.63, undated.
5. Document attesting to purchase of items by Mrs. E.A. Grantland from S. Grantland, administrator of the estate of Fleming Grantland, undated.
6. Rough Sketch, Robert Lewis family tree, undated.
7. Notes, handwritten, genealogy of Thomas Lewis and the Lewis family, undated.
8. Notes, handwritten, additional genealogical information on the Lewis family, undated.
9. Notes, handwritten, genealogical information on the George Read family, undated.
10. Notes, handwritten, genealogical information on the Warner family, unwritten.
11. Document, Property listings of A.B. Davis, transactions dated from 1838 through 1841.
12. Document, Jones, Howard, &Cary, Deed of Trust for various land parcels by S.J. Calhoun to the
above, undated.
13. H.L. Benning, empty envelop from John H. Lumpkin, undated.


Folder 22, Newspaper Clippings, Pamphlets
1. Richmond Daily Examiner, article containing a copy of the recently passed CSA Conscription Law, Law of Exemption, and Regulation of the War Department for the Enforcement of the Law, June? 1862.
2. The Milton Chronicle, Milton, N.C., unsigned Letter to the Editor complaining about the destruction of the Raleigh Standard presses, allegedly by Georgia troops, Sept 10, 1863.
3. The Milton Chronicle, Milton, N. C., article reporting the destruction of the Raleigh Standard, allegedly by Georgia troops under the command of B.G. Henry Benning, Sept 18, 1863.
4. Spirit of the Age, Raleigh, N.C., article entitled "Who Mobbed the Standard Office", exonerating B.G. Benning in the mob incident resulting in the destruction of the Raleigh Standard, October 26, 1863.
5. Richmond Daily Examiner, general war news, Jan 9, 1864.
6. Columbus Daily Enquirer, front page item under "Georgia News" reporting that Henry Benning visited Dahlonega, GA., to settle the estate of Seaborn Jones, Sept 8, 1874.
7. Pamphlet, report "to perfect a plan for the affiliation...of the University and Denominational Colleges of Georgia" presented to the Georgia General Assembly, detailing Georgia's prevailing educational crisis and proposing possible solutions, January 13, 1875.
8. Pamphlet, entitled "Second Report of the Activities of the Settlements by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South", Macon, Georgia, summarizing the activities of the church's settlement houses in Macon, January 1915.


Folder 23, Miscellaneous Legal and Financial Documents, 1811-1859
1. Seaborn Jones, indenture from Abraham Jones, sale of 250 acres in Washington County, Feb 17, 1811.
2. Seaborn Jones, Bill of Exchange, from A.F. Moore, in the amount of $1200, Sept 24, 1829.
3. Seaborn Jones, Bill of Exchange, from A.F. Moore, in the amount of $1000, Sept 28, 1829.
4. Seaborn Jones, protest of Bill of Exchange, in the amount of $1200 (see #2 above), Dec 28, 1829.
5. Seaborn Jones, Deed from Trustees of Emory College, for sale of Lot #72 in Oxford, County of Newton, July 10, 1837.
6. Seaborn Jones, directive to City Marshall of Columbus, GA, from City Clerk of Columbus, to collect corporation tax in the amount of $56.12, May 31, 1839.
7. Charles Cleghorn and Richard Hooper, quit claim deed from Seaborn Jones, et al, for parcel of land in Columbus, GA, Nov 1846.
8. Seaborn Jones, letter from Joseph Sturgis, requesting his assistance in handling a Bill of Exchange between Jonathan Edds and Charles Bize (Feb 27, 1845), Feb 23, 1847.
9. Seaborn Jones, letter from J.A. Rousseau, regarding a Bill of Exchange payable to Rousseau from the Post Office Department, Feb 23, 1847.
10. Seaborn Jones, Indenture with Francis Brooks, Sheriff of Muscogee County, concerning the sale at public auction of two lots of seized property from John C. Reese for the sum of $5000, June 7, 1859.
11. H.L. Benning, letter from Martin Crawford, soliciting support for a position taken in a recent speech, Dec 16, 1859.

 

 

BOX 5

Jones and Jones, John Mealing Complt. vs William Pace SR, estate settlement, June 1854.

Maclay Asher and Company and Seaborn Jones vs Hourse Brooks and Company and S. K. Hodges and Company, petition to set aside judgement, April 17, 1851.

Jones, Seaborn, case of above and Maclay Asher and Company vs Hourse Brooks and Company and S. K. Hodges and Company, petition to set aside judgement, April 17, 1851.

Redd, James K., the above vs James T. Thmutt, Judge James Johnson, Superior Court, May 1870.

Abercrombie, John, will of above, Feb. 6, 1826.

Abercrombie, John, inventory of property, Feb. 6, 1826.

Abercrombie, John, sale of negros belonging to above, Feb. 6, 1826.

Inferior Court, sitting for Ordinary purposes, Feb. 6, 1826.

Maclay Asher and Company vs Seaborn Jones, exemplification for Franklin Circuit Court, Nov. 26, 1838.

Hudson and Fontaine vs Michael W. Perry and others, Judge Alfred Iverson, Oct. 1837.

McDougald, Ann, the above vs William Dougherty and others, opinion of the Supreme Court, May term 1851.

Fitzpatrick, William, commissioned sheriff of Macon Co. by Gov. Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Dec. 25, 1842.

Vansey, Benjamin, deed from above to E. B. W. Shivey, June 25, 1830.

 

*FOLDER containing pleas before Judge Samuel Carnach from April 1841 in Apalachicola, Florida

Mahaffey, William, the above vs Henry Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

Jordan, Thomas C., the above vs H. C. Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

Allen, Robert and Company, the above vs Henry C. Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

Woodruff, Servis, the above vs H. C. Petty, exemplification, April 12, 1841.

Downer, Avery vs H. C. Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

Dodge and Gardner vs H. C. Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

Essex, John, the above vs H. C. Petty, exemplification, April 14, 1841.

 

*FOLDER containing Russell Co., Ala. and Muscogee Co., Ga. court proceedings.

Hatcher, Eliza, the above vs John Fontaine, original copy of case proceedings, Nov. 1853.

McCauts, J. C. and Company, the above vs Morton Barrenger, April 18, 1879.

Fullertonvs Jaques, petition ofFullerton, May 1860.

Spencer, R. P., indenture to Seaborn Jones--buying lot 55 for $500, April 5, 1856.

Early, Jacob, case concerning estate of the above, May 21, 1828.

Abercrombie, Charles, last will and testament revoking all other wills made before, April 3, 1841.

Lewis, William, last will and testament of the above, Jan. 21, 1821.

Godwin, John, the above vs William D. Lucas andHiramBrooks, debt on bond of Brooks, Fall term 1843.

 

*FOLDER containing court proceedings from Ga. and Ala.--1840-42

Caldwell, William A., the above vs Battle A. Sorsby, Adm. of Joseph Beers' estate, judgement by default, May 8, 1840.

Beers, Joseph, estate, exemplification of appraisement of the estate of the above, Nov. 1842.

Beers, Joseph, mortgage to Hodges, Jan. 2, 1837.

Beers, Joseph, estate, list of personal property appraised, Jan. 19, 1837.

Beers, Joseph, estate, list of personal property appraised, Jan. 19, 1837.

Caldwell, William A., the above vs Battle A. Sorsby-Adm. of Joseph Beers deed, debts.

Sorsby,Battle, Adm. of Joseph Beers estate, exemplification from Orphans' Court, Nov. 12, 1842.

Caldwell, William A., the above vs Joseph Beers, writ-debt, bond of $52,000, Dec. 26, 1835.

 

*FOLDER containing cases, court orders from Ala. and Ga.-1839-48

Hargrove, William D., summoned to appear in court to answer charges from Thacker Howard and Owen Thomas, trustees of Mary Woolfolk, April 23, 1841, original bill of complaint dated June 7, 1834

Wittich Greenwood and Company for the use of Thomas Grant vs Isaac Mitchell, order for Mitchell to pay $82.02 1/2, Jan. 14, 1839.

Britt, Anderson C., payment to Edward Britt, his father, March 10, 1839.

Hollandvs Dodge, fifa-fee, Dodge toHolland--$1090.76, Dec. 30, 1840.

Taylorvs Gay, service acknowledged, March 18, 1856.

Robey, Nathan, exemplification of the last will and testament of the above, Dec. 11, 1843.

Turner, John W., deed from above to James W. Woodland, March 16, 1840.

Foster, Thomas F., Adm. of Thomas Grant's estate, the above vs Isaac Mitchell, Mitchell to pay $1016.98 1/2, Feb. 6, 1837.

Maury, Dabney Herndon, partial history of his life, written by E. H. Cummins, Nov. 30, 1863.

Woodland, James W., indenture between above and William Foster, William P. Williams, Smith Patterson, and others for lots and parcels of land for $33,000.

Burk,Jordan S., guardian of Samuel Burke, the above vs W. Y. Barden, bill for account and distribution, May 1848.

Berrien, John Macpherson, indenture with John Dawson and John Fontaine for $1500 to be paid by April 15, 1847, March 10, 1847.

 

*FOLDER containing credit cases, bankruptcy

Perry, Willis, order for above to pay Templeton Reed $140 within 90 days, Nov. 4, 1818.

Jones, Col. Seaborn, letter to above from Parks, April 2, 1859.

Carter,I.D.(Agent), check to above for $20,000, April 5, 1852.

Jaillet, Peter, promisary note to pay within 12 months to Worth C. Williamson $96 for hire of a negro woman, Jan. 4, 1819.

Thursby, Preston J., deed to Seymour R. Bowner, April 3, 1844.

Jones, Seaborn, promisory note to pay the above $500, from Holland, Dec. 27, 1837.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to the above from Jacob Skinner for $127.50, July 12, 1826.

Risor, William, from William Risor and Co., bankruptcy of the above, July 16, 1872.

Monks, James, telegraph to J. B. Martin about money being expressed tomorrow, March 5, 1870.

Wood, Eben, note saying he owes $2180.04 for court fees, June 8, 1840.

Jones, Seaborn, the above along with McMillan getting patent rights for a brick machine from Benett and Shaw, Sept. 11, 1833.

Stroock, Samuel, the above and Louis Bowman in bankruptcy, May 21, 1869.

Furman, G. D., promisary note from the above to pay James Vernon $100, dated-Nov. 6, 1860, on other side a note saying it was because he had "no funds", Jan. 8, 1861.

Bonnes, Sherwood, drawing of 250 acres of land owned in Washington Co., October 1, 1785.

Horne, Rev. George, letter to above from W. B. Stanford, May 20, 1846.

 

*FOLDER containing short genealogies of the Thweatt, Peterson, and Batte families

 

*FOLDER containing Benning-Jones papers

Benning, Brig. Gen. H. L., several envelopes, with no letters, from G. M. Sorrel and J. Longstreet and others.

Benning, General Henry L., envelopes with 'reports of battles' written on them.

Jones, Seaborn, with Mrs. E. Bullock, Adm. of Charles Bullock's estate, Doctors' account with Darragh and Townsend for $116.18 1/2, 1830-1831.

 

*FOLDER with contents of leather packet #1 of Seaborn Jones

Jones, Seaborn, note of loan to J. Raupeau of $65, July 16, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to above from Nathaniel Hickman for $75 for a loan, July 19, 1818.

Jones, Seaborn, note of $5 owed to above by John Wood, Jan. 3, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, note to pay above $45 for a loan dated May 5, 1825 from Mr. Robert Ellison.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $15 to be paid by Park Avez to the above, Oct. 18, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to pay above value of money from Mr. Bosland, Oct. 29, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Mr. Shaw for $132.82, Saturday.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note from Jonathan Owens to the above for $100, Dec. 25, 1816, to be paid before 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note from Josiah Gilbert in amount of $250, June 5, 1828.

Jones, Seaborn, amount of $66 paid to above from Thomas P. Benett and Shaw for patent right, Aug. 25, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $100 to C. W. Butler, Feb. 20, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $500 to Thomas J. Terry, April 19, 1832.

Tarver, Ruffin R., loan to R. P. Jailler for $650, Dec. 7, 1814.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Shorter and Gordon for $300, April 4, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Adam Wilkinson for $43.50, Feb. 22, 1828.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Emerson Green for $22.00, May 10, 1824.

Foster, Bob, note telling the above that William Caplein who owes $50 has moved to another county besides Muscogee.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 from above to Joseph Sutton, Aug. 18, 1829.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $25 from above to Samuel Hide, Sept. 16, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, note from William Bowen about a loan from above to Jonathan Halstree, asking Solomon Grace to pay Jones the amount of the loan, Aug. 10, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan from above to Elijah Walton for $48, Sept. 1, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Mark E. Moore for $5, Sept. 21, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Thomas Pierce for $100, April 6, 1818.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $20 to the above from W. Hicks and A. Rembert, Dec. 19, 1832.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $30 to David Taylor, June 2, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $100 to Presley Guest, April 12, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to James Raupeau from above in amount of $38.48, Sept. 8, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to A. D. Carstarphen for $138, Nov. 1829.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Mr. Brown for $115, Nov. 7, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Mr. J. W. Hutchinson for $50, April 16, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to James Willoughby for $12, May 3, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $20 to King S. Cuthbert, April 29, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Robert Reynolds for $50, Jan. 1828.

 

*FOLDER with contents of leather packet #2 of Seaborn Jones

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Willis Coleman for $50, Oct. 11, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, note that Elizabeth Howard received $180 from above, signed by J. G. Rutherford, Sept. 30, 1825.

Wiley, Thomas, promisary note to pay Tim Brown $360, June 1, 1820.

Moon, A. F., loan of $55.72 from above to John G. Rutherford, June 21, 1829.

Furman, G. D., loan note of $100 to above from Agency State Bank, Nov. 6, 1860.

Carmichael, John, loan of $18 from above to Albert Horton, Sept. 12, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 to S. L. Stevens, Oct. 19, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $103.62 1/2 to S. L. Stevens, Jan. 19, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $30 to Park Avery, Oct. 18, 1826.

Hargrove, Laban, loan of $45 from Reazon Gay to above, Feb. 17, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $215 from above to Peter F. Jaillet, Oct. 11, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $696 from above to James Young, May 10, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, two loans: one to Lofton Rover for $25 and the other to Watson Ellison for $150, May 3, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of above for $500 to L. Magnaw, March 20, 1818.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $500 from above to Whitmil D. Horne, March 6, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $20 from above to E. W. Barker, Aug. 17, 1822.

Huson, M. D., loan of $67.25 to G. Caldwell from above, Aug. 1, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of above to Roupeau fro $23.25, July 7, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan from above for $66 to Timothy Bruen, Feb. 21, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 from above to Robert Reynolds, April 16, 1822.

Cooper, Joseph, the above vs William Lyon, a note from the above case in which Cooper stated that he is turning land and property over to Seaborn Jones, April 26, 1815.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $20 from above to James Hickman, March 21, 1814.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $11.50 from Jones to William Simpson, May 22, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan for $90 from above to David Lovett, Sept. 13, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 from above to Adam Hunter and William Calhoun, Oct. 4, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, note to above asking if he will pay A. J. Walker $8 from account of Murphey Rowell, April 19, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $1800 from above to Thomas Wiley, Feb. 6, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $20 from above to John Layson, Sept. 14, 1815.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $15 from above to William Burden, May 24, 1823.

Whitt, note asking to be sent $20.

White, Thomas, request to Mr. Pleasant M. Benning for two gallons of whiskey to be sent for field hands picking cotton, Jan. 28, 1812.

Harper, William, loan of $27.60 from above to V. Swearingen, Jan. 29, 1831.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $15 from above to Thomas A. Hill, April 28, 1813.

Rutherford, Robert, loan of $35 from above to Joseph Barker, Aug. 1818.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $75 to Shorter Gordon, Oct. 22, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $21.50 to Wilkinson Wilkins and Isaac Johnson, April 11, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $7.00 from above to William Brown, Oct. 27, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $8.75 from above to Connell, Aug. 9, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $60 from above to Lucinda Betton, Feb. 9, 1820.

Lucas, William D., promise of John D. Lucas and Tomlinson Fort to pay above $1800, June 20, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $45.50 to Bunyon, Sept. 22, 1829.

Bank of Ga. vs James Holt, judgement of $44.81 rendered March 15, 1822.

Jones, Seaborn, received by above $9.37 1/2, for court case, signed Phil L. Simms, April 11, 1822.

Brown, Aaron, a court decision in GwinnettCo., $500 involved, signed by the above and someone else, Dec. 5, 1836.

 

*FOLDER with contents of leather packet #3 of Seaborn Jones

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $14.89 to Dr. Thomas B. Stubbs, Nov. 14, 1833.

Calhoun, I. L., loan of $3000, Jan. 1, 1836.

Jones, Seaborn, a note to pay Mr. Robertson $132.10 from Thomas Benett and Shaw, Sept. 10, 1835.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Thomas Hand for $50, signed by Samuel R. Anderson, Aug. 2, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. Thomas Long, $28, Oct. 20, 1834.

Britt, Col., estate, value of property, $111.65.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to George Micklejohn for $5, Nov. 6, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, note of loan to Robert Tist for $136, June 1, 1833.

Debts, list of debts owed by people.

Jones, Seaborn, Mr. McKinne turns over property to the above in payment of a debt, March 24, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 to L. V. Hargrove, April 18, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. H. B. Milliken and Company, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, loan note of $20 from above to George Ray, June 25, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan transaction between above and Abraham Borland.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $25 to David Delk from above, Oct. 5, 1827.

Pickett, M. L., note of purchase of boat, $1000, signed by Joseph Blair and William Watson, Oct. 19, 1837.

Wootan, J. R., a financial transaction, above paid R. W. Flynn $3.87 1/2, Dec. 8, 1824.

Lamkin, J. L., letter to above from M. White to allow Joseph Germanyto have $600 on his account for Mrs. Cotton, May 13, 1819.

Jones, Seaborn, business transaction, the above releasing $422 to Rolen Bivins, Dec. 13, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan transactions of $448 and $432 from above to Channel Higdon, Nov. 24, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $100 to L. K. Lewis, March 7, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, loan transaction between Jones and James S. Ivey who wants to buy land in Pulaski Co. and build a cabin, Nov. 23, 1825.

Jones, Seaborn, the above vs Thomas Moore, note says $7.50 changed hands, April 14, 1828.

Jones, Seaborn, loan from above for $15 made to David Strother, Aug. 5, 1813.

Clark, Elijah, loan of $15 to James Bonner, Sept. 16, 1811.

Lamkin, James, note to above asking him to pay Dr. Cleghorn $25, note from M. White, Feb. 18, 1819.

Benning, Mr. P. M., a note from Thomas White asking Benning to lend him 10 bushels of corn, Feb. 21, 1811.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $35 to William Thomas, Jan. 30, 1822.

Bosworth, James, a financial transaction of $12.50 paid to above by Roswell, Sept. 25, 1830.

Jones, Seaborn, account of $9.40 with Dr. R. Hooper and Company, 1834.

 

*FOLDER with contents of leather packet #4 of Seaborn Jones

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $100 to Jesse Daniell, April 16, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 to Beverly Hudgins, Dec. 6, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 to James Kendrick, July 2, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $15 to William Rabun, Aug. 6, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $47.37 to J. Bethune, Nov. 17, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $30 to James Wilkinson, March 2, 1817.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $10 to John Copland, Feb. 19, 1822.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $10 to John Griffin, Nov. 30, 1829.

Darien Bank of Milledgeville, loan of $362.75 to Samuel Brown, March 2, 1822.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $35 to Thomas Cooper, March 1, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $44 to John Clark, April 12, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, loan of $50 to Peggy McDaniel, Oct. 12, 1821.

Herth, Henry, loan of $30.50 to Wood Moreland, Jan. 2, 1827.

Anderson, Abraham, note by James Monsen authorizing the above to collect money owed Monsen by Thomas Pier, Jan. 28, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, loan to Thomas S. Grow for $550, Nov. 27, 1827.

Jones and Morewood vs Jacob and Lewis, receipt of payment of $61.11 by Jones throughMoore, Jan. 7, 1839.

Jones, Seaborn, account with Dr. James Perry in amount of $9.78, Jan. 20, 1825.

Pryor, Marlow L., loan of $330 to James Roupeus, Sept. 10, 1822.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt of $100 (from purchase of land), Dec. 5, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for $6.50 for costs in a case, April 11, 1822.

 

*FOLDER with contents of leather packet #5 of Seaborn Jones

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for $523.87 1/2 received from Nathaniel Dent, August 2, 1829.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note from William M. Lawn for $200, Nov. 24, 1824.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for his payment of $650, Dec. 20, 1837.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for his payment of $113 for court case, July 16, 1833.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note from Joseph Stinson for $50, Feb. 9, 1819.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $5 from Allen Estes, Feb. 1, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $50 from Jane McDaniel, April 10, 1820.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $100 from George Stinson, May 7, 1824.

Rutherford, William, note to above asking him to pay Seaborn Jones $50 from William Calhoun, October 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for payment of $55, April 17, 1828.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note from William Stevens for $100, Nov. 25, 1817.

Jones, Seaborn, receipt for payment of $100 for a case, July 19, 1816.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $15 and receipt, Aug. 26, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $50 by John Lucas, March 15, 1828.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $100 by James Kendrick, June 2, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note for $15 by H. Gillcoatt, April 20, 1823.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to above from Samuel Gregory for $100, Dec. 31, 1827.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to above from Richard Salter for $5, Feb. 2, 1822.

Lewis, William, promisary note to above from M. D. Wooten, Jan. 4, 1821.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to above from William M. Gibson for $100, April 3, 1826.

Jones, Seaborn, promisary note to above from Henry Pitts for $203, March 14, 1831.

Harris, Thomas, promisary note to above from P. Jarratt for $48.62 1/2, May 16, 1820.

Dent vs Borland, payment of fees $51.87, March 28, 1814.

Jones, Seaborn, leather packet, Feb. 1800.

 

*LETTERS of Augusta Jane Evans 1860-1861 in DuBose Collection

French, Mrs. G. V., letter to above from Augusta Jane Evans, Jan. 13, 1861.

Benning, H. L., letter to above enclosing a letter to Mrs. Virginia French from Augusta Jane Evans, Jan. 13, 1861.

Evans, Augusta, letters to her aunt dated Nov. 26, 1860 and Dec. 4, 1860.

 

*ADDITIONAL letters from Seaborn Jones Collection

Calhoun and Bass, Farmers Bank of Chattahoochee, court notes, 1836-1837.

Benning,Anna Caroline, file of her working with DAR and Georgia Historical Society, Misc.

 

*UNTITLED folder with various articles

Burr, Theodosia, Nag's Head, newspaper article, April 3, 1907.

Benning, Miss Anna Caroline, receipt for membership fee, $1, April 19, 1907.

Benning, Miss Annie L. Benning, State Regent GA DAR, letter to above from the Oglethorpe Savings and Trust Co., July 19, 1907.

Hudgins, Mrs. C. H., piece of paper with her address on it.

Park, Mrs. R. E., letter to above from T. G. Hudson, Dept. of Agriculture, Sept. 10, 1907.

Benning, Miss, letter to above from Mrs. J. H. Gwinn about Powder Horn, April 15, 1907.

Benning, Miss A. C., receipt from W. T. Barron and Company, Printers, Sept. 20, 1907.

Trip, notes of planning costs for a trip.

Jamestown Exposition, expenses incurred in collecting and installing GA history and DAR exhibits at Jamestown Exposition, March 21, 1907.

“Thweatt” File at Back of Box 5 has Benning's Officer's Commission Paper and after-action reports. This material needs to be processed and inventoried and placed in Box 4 if there is room.