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Jones family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones family.
Title: Jones family papers
Dates: 1723-1936
Extent: 4.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Identification: MS 0440

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection includes family papers of Noble Jones and his descendents. The Jones' have been active within coastal Georgia since the inception of the original Georgia colony. Noble Jones (1701-1775) came to Georgia from Britain with his son, Noble Wimberley Jones (1724-1805), with James Oglethorpe in the original group of colonists in 1733. He was named Oglethorpe's emissary to Tomochichi and the Yamacraws, and later made a member of the Georgia council and treasurer of the province. He gained land on the Isle of Hope, later to be known as the Wormsloe Plantation. N.W. Jones became a member of the Provincial Congress of 1775 and was chosen as one of Georgia's representatives in the Continental Congress, although he did not attend. He was a member of the Council of Safety, a delegate to Congress in 1781, a leading physician within Georgia and first president of the Georgia Medical Society. George Jones (1766-1838), the son of Noble Wimberly Jones, was active in Georgia law and legislation. Among other responsibilities, he served as register of probates in Chatham County, 1783-1787; Chatham inferior-court justice, 1791-1804, 1813-1817; superior-court judge for the eight-county eastern judicial district, 1804; Georgia House of Representatives, 1792-1793; Georgia Senate 1796-1798, 1813; and mayor of Savannah, 1812-1814. The Wormsloe estate was passed directly from George Jones to his only living son, George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, who was the founder of the Wormsloe Press and dedicated to the collection and publication of Georgia material and would become known as the richest man in Savannah during the period.

James Habersham (1712-1775) came to Savannah from England in 1738 and was instrumental in establishing the Bethesda Orphans' Home of which he was president until 1744. He also founded Harris and Habersham, the first mercantile house of the colony; served as secretary of the province and councilor in 1754, and president of the upper house of the assembly in 1767. He served as governor of Georgia from 1769-1772 during Governor Wright's absence in England. His son, Joseph Habersham (1751-1815), was notable in his service to the cause of liberty as a Captain of a schooner and major in the organization of Georgia troops. He served as second to General Lachlan McIntosh in his duel with Button Gwinnett. After the war, he was appointed postmaster-general by President Washington.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of family, social, and business correspondence and papers for the Jones and Habersham families. Members of the family represented in these papers include: Noble Jones (1701-1775); his son, Noble Wimberley Jones (N.W. Jones I) (1724-1805), and his son, George Jones (1766-1838). George Jones was married three times; several generations from these marriages are included in the collection: from George Jones' first marriage to Mary Gibbons, their son Noble Wimberley Jones (N. W. Jones II) (1787-1818); their son, George Noble Jones (G. N. Jones I) (1811-1876) and his wife Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall (1812-1861) and their children: George Fenwick Jones (1841-1876), Wallace Savage Jones (1846-1902), Noble Wimberley Jones (N. W. Jones III) (1841-1876), Sarah Campbell Jones (1843-1925), who changed her name to Lillie (Lily) Noble Jones. Also included are the children of George Fenwick Jones and his second wife, Anna Wylly Habersham: George Noble Jones (G. N. Jones II) (1847-1955); Josephine Noble Jones (1873-1952), who married James Alfred Pearce Crisfield; and Mary Savage Jones (1873-1958), who married Clarence Gordon Anderson, Jr.

Also included are several letters of George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, the son of George Noble Jones I by his third wife, Eliza (Van Deren) Smith. G.W.J. DeRenne went also by the names of George Frederic Tilghman Jones and George Wymberley Jones. He married Mary Nuttall, the daughter of Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall by her first marriage.

There are also some papers of the Habersham family, maternal ancestors of G.N. Jones II: James Habersham (1712-1775), Joseph Habersham (1751-1815), Robert Habersham (1783-1870), William Neyle Habersham (1831-1899), and Anna Wylly Habersham (1849-1888) before her marriage to George Fenwick Jones.

The plantation records focus primarily on Georgia and Florida plantations. The Georgia plantation records include grants, deeds, mortgages relating to tracts owned by the Jones family in the following counties: Appling, Burke, Chatham, Columbia, Effingham, Franklin, Jefferson, and Richmond. The Florida plantation records include a journal of Chemonie, January 1861-June 1864, and a large number of patents and conveyances for Chemonie, El Destino, and Oscilla Eldorado. The patents are signed by the various presidents of the period and bear the presidential seals of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. The plantation records also include slave records from the various plantations such as birth and marriage records and bills of sale. Also included in the collection are genealogies of Jones, Habersham and related family lines; a collection of U. S. Continental Currency; "shin plasters"; Confederate bonds; letters regarding the opening of Laurel Grove Cemetery; and the yellow fever epidemic.

The papers are arranged into five series: Jones family correspondence; Jones family personal papers; Habersham family papers; Georgia land records; and Florida land records.

The following newspapers were initially included in this collection, but have been separated to the newspaper collection: [Augusta] Daily Chronicle & Sentinel, December 13, 1875; [Augusta] Daily Constitutionalist, December 10, 1865; Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger, June 27, 29, July 9, September 22, 1812, October 7, 1813, October 8, 22, 1814, [Savannah] Columbian Museum, June 29, July 27, 1812.

Index Terms

Appling County (Ga.)
Burke County (Ga.)
Chatham County (Ga.)
Columbia County (Ga.)
De Renne, George Wymberley Jones, 1827-1880.
Effingham County (Ga.)
Financial records.
Habersham, James, 1715-1775.
Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815.
Jefferson County (Ga.)
Jones, Anna Wylly Habersham, 1849-1888.
Jones, George Fenwick, 1842-1876.
Jones, George, 1766-1838.
Jones, Lillie Noble, 1843-1925.
Jones, Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall, 1812-1861.
Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805.
Jones, Noble, 1701-1775.
Letters (correspondence)
Marriage--United States.
Plantation life--Florida--History--19th century.
Plantation life--Georgia--History--19th century.
Property records.
Richmond County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jones Family papers, MS 440, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Noble Jones, Unknown; Mrs. George Noble Jones and children, 1956, 1969, 1970. Deposited by Mr. and Mrs. G. Noble Jones, 1955.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.

The following newspapers have been separated to the newspaper collection: [Augusta] Daily Chronicle & Sentinel, December 13, 1875; [Augusta] Daily Constitutionalist, December 10, 1865; Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger, June 27, 29, July 9, September 22, 1812, October 7, 1813, October 8, 22, 1814, [Savannah] Columbian Museum, June 29, July 27, 1812.

Publication Note

Published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Jones Family papers, 1760-1810, v.17.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List


Series 1:: Jones Family Correspondence, 1723-1936, undated



11circa 1723-1803, 14.0 items.
Correspondents include Noble Jones, Sarah Hack, N. W. Jones I, Joseph Gibbons, George Jones, N. W. Jones II, ? Montmollin, ? Heron, and William Gibbons.
21804-1805, 13.0 items.
Correspondents include George Jones, N. W. Jones I, N. W. Jones II, George Glen, ? De Russy, Francois Didier Petit de Villers, and Havens & Bilbo.
31806, 12.0 items.
Correspondents include Miss McKnight, George Jones, N. W. Jones II, Francois Didier Petit de Villers, Miss Nicholson, and Mary ?.
41807, 10.0 items.
Correspondents include George Jones, N. W. Jones II, Nathaniel Hall, Sarah Fenwick Campbell Jones, Alfred Cuthbert, Sarah Gibbons Jones, and Edward F. Campbell.
51808, 6.0 items.
Correspondents include George Jones, N. W. Jones II, Edward F. Campbell, Sarah Fenwick Campbell Jones, and Sturges, Burroughs & Butler.
61817-1840, 12.0 items.
Correspondents include N. W. Jones II, Edward F. Campbell, G. N. Jones I, I. Henry, Robert Habersham, Margaret Telfair, Mary Wallace Savage, William G. Smith, J. F. Beasley, William D'Antignac, Mary Wallace Nuttall, Hector W. Braden, and P. McCall.
71841 March - June, 8.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, R. W. Habersham and Son, G. Fenwicke Campbell, Maria H. Campbell, Sarah H. Campbell, Mary Wallace Nuttall, Edward F. Campbell, M. H. McAllister, R. L. Gamble, Jas.Whitcomb, and Robert Habersham.
81841 July - December, 10.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, Robert Habersham and Son, Coleman and Stetson, George R. Lewis, Phineas M. Kollock, Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, and Cornelius Murphy.
91852 1844 - April, 16.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, J. J. Burke, Thomas R. Leonard, J. N. Landerson, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., W. Heyward Drayton, Albert Cuthbert Jr., J. R. Habersham, H. T. Campbell, George J. Kollock, A. H. Dumont, and Robert Smith.
101852 May - October; 1853, 21.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., Robert Habersham and Son, W. Heyward Drayton, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), M. F. Neufville, P. Drayton, W. and J. R. Habersham, Francis Richards, H. T. Campbell, R. H. Rush, William Brown Hodgson, Thomas E. Lloyd, Edward Gardiner, Warren Mansfield, and George Hall.
111854, 18.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, H. T. Campbell, Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., Jared Reid Jr., Alfred Cuthbert Jr., Sholl and Fay, Edwin Walters, Robert Habersham and Son, George J. Kollock, C. W. Howard, John Rae Habersham, and H. E. Drayton.
121855, 9.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, William. F. Robertson, Gilbert Butler, Alfred Cuthbert Jr., C. S. L. Lamar, Jonathon R. F. Tattnall, ? Sillig, and H. T. Campbell.
131856 January - March, 12.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), E. W. Allred, Robert Habersham and Son, F. Nasworthy, John Rae Habersham, B. Mumford (?), and William Neyle Habersham.
141856 April-1861, 14.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I., Robert Habersham and Son, John Rae Habersham, William Neyle Habersham, Alfred Cuthbert Jr., Thomas Shipley and G. A. Brown, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., McNaugh and Ormond, Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, Wallace Savage Jones, and George Fenwick Jones.
151864-1870, 16.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I., George J. Kollock, Isaiah Tattnall, Robert Habersham and Sons, H. H. Montgomery, John Stephen Martin, Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, George Fenwick Jones, General R. Saxton, Major George E. Oliten (?), C. E. Dyke and Son, Palmes and Lyons.
161871, 19.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, Lillie Noble Jones, Wallace Savage Jones, George Fenwick Jones, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), N. M. Jones III, M. H. Williams, William H. Harison, E. S. W. Clinch, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., Robert Habershams' Son and Co., R. G. Lay, and Letitia DeRenne.
171872-1874, 18.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, George Fenwick Jones, R. H. Gamble, M. H. Hopkins, Weston and Gray, Edward Harden, N. W. Jones III, Robert Habershams' Sons and Co., Margaret Telfair Hodgson, Mary Telfair, J. R. F. Tattnall, and Delia Parnell.
181875-1877, 17.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones I, C. A. Cowgill, James P. Gobert, W. W. Montgomery, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), Wallace Savage Jones, Ward McAllister, Robert Habershams' Sons and Co., W. W. Montgomery, Edward F. Neufville, R. Dunlap and Co., Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., George W. Owens, and Halsted Smith.
191878-1880, 14.0 items.
Correspondents include Wallace Savage Jones, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., William H. Harrison (Jr.?), N. W. Jones III, George Wymberley Jones (DeRenne), Munn and Co., Joseph B. Cumming, Manning and McCall, E. La Montagne, W. W. Montgomery, J. Little, George B. Forrester, and Lillie Noble Jones.
201881-1900, 16.0 items.
Correspondents include Wallace Savage Jones, Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr., William H. Harison, J. R. Saussy, George Fenwick Jones, Martin Collins, Lillie Noble Jones, G. N. Jones II, G. H. Richards, S. Pasco, Wymberley Wormsloe DeRenne, Robert H. Richards, F. A. Willis, Will and Scarborough, W. A. Willie, A. A. Douglas, and S. C. Doby.
211901-1918, 22.0 items.
Correspondents include Wallace Savage Jones, Romolo Meli, Lillie Noble Jones, Ethel Dunby, Joseph Wheeler, Marie Goth and party, Mary von Zollekofer, Major-General J. Franklin Bell, G. N. Jones II, Woodrow Wilson, Arthur McCollum, James Hamilton Lewis, Col. L. M. Fuller, Hoke Smith, S. Sloan Colt, and E. A. Shepherd.
221919-1934, 14.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones II, J. E. Harper, Samuel B. Adams, Annette Abbot Adams, H. M. Daugherty, Warren G. Harding, C. Suelling, J. L. Calhoun, A. Boissevain, V. Podoski, Ernest D. Shumaker, and Spencer Connerat.
231935-1936, 29.0 items.
Correspondents include G. N. Jones II, Clark Howell, Cam D. Dorsey, James Farley, Emil Hurja, Charlton Ogburn, Richard B. Russell, David S. Atkinson, H. J. Nole, Nash R. Broyles, M. F. Judkins, Alexander W. Stephens, I. H. Sullivan, Jolen B. Guerry, William H. Barrett, Homer Sutton, W. F. Jenkins, Anning S. Prall, Thomas Gamble, Herbert L. Petty, E. O. Sykes, Walter F. George, and Anne ?.
24undated, 23.0 items.
Correspondents include Mr. Rochette, G. N. Jones I, Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall Jones, Mary Gibbons Jones Harison, Mary Wallace Nuttall, George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, G. Bancroft, George Fenwick Jones, A. Jemigan (?), John Julius Pornsly, Lillie Noble Jones, Wallace Savage Jones, Josephine Noble Jones (Crisfield), and William Read and Sons.

Series 2:: Jones Family Personal Papers, 1783-1934



225Noble Wimberly Jones I, 2.0 items.
Includes a bill for medical services (in fragments); authorization by Noble W. Jones to unnamed person for this person to seize the goods and chattels of Messrs. Montmollen and Heron for rent due on wharf, and stores owned by Noble W. Jones, Savannah, 1804.
26George Jones, 3.0 items.
Includes account current with Josiah Whitney, January 30, 1808; receipt for shares in the Planters Bank of the State of Georgia, Savannah, March 7, 1812; notes of trials, D. B. Macomb et al v. Jno. C. Armistead, adm., and G. Thornton and Jesse Mills v. Romeo Lewis, Court of Appeals, January 7, 1834.
27George Jones and Sarah Fenwick Campbell Jones papers of the estate of Macartan Campbell, 2.0 items.
28George Jones and Sarah Fenwick Campbell Jones, 1.0 volume
Transcripts of papers and documents relating to the estate of Macartan Campbell deceased; also lists of the hands at difference places, commencing 1804.
29Noble Wimberly Jones II and Sarah Campbell Jones, 12.0 items.
Includes receipts; tax returns, 1816-1818; indenture between wardens and vestrymen of Christ Episcopal Church and Noble Wimberly Jones re: purchase of a pew, Savannah, May 8, 1812; receipt for payment made to Jonathan Meigs by estate of Noble W. Jones, January 11, 1822 signed by Jonathon Meigs; receipt for one dollar from E. F. Campbell, attorney of Mrs. S. Jones, to G. Longstreet for stable and improvements, Augusta, January 9, 1830, signed G. Longstreet.
30Sarah Jones Cuthbert and Alfred Cuthbert, 2.0 items.
Includes mortgage of Seth Cuthbert to Gov. John Martin on Wharf Lot No. 4 and property on Skidaway Island, Savannah, June 13, 1783; ejectment, Alfred and John Cuthbert (John Doe) v. Ebenezer Jackson (Richard Roe), Chatham County Inferior Court, October term 1792 concerning Wharf Lot No. 4.
31George Noble Jones I, 9.0 items.
Includes law degree from Yale College, August 15, 1832; conveyance, wardens and vestrymen of Christ Episcopal Church to George Noble Jones I of pew no. 21, October 10, 1840; license to keep a dog in the town of Newport, June 16, 1852; poem addressed to "Minerva herself with or without her owl," November 24, 1854, unsigned; admissions to the House of Lords and House of Commons, August 9, 1855; title of W. B. Hodgson to lot in Evergreen Cemetery Bonaventure Cemetery, January 5, 1857, sold to George Noble Jones I; bond of indebtedness, George Noble Jones to Mary Gibbons Jones Harison, December 18, 1869.
32George Noble Jones I, 21.0 items.
Includes bills, receipts, stock certificates.
33Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, 6.0 items.
Includes poem to Mary Wallace Savage upon the occasion of her marriage to William Nuttall, unsigned, undated; receipt from Rebecca Alkman to Mary Wallace Nuttall, February 10, 1837; copy of burial register, map, deed to cemetery lot all relating to burial of Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones in the cemetery of Dieppe, France in August 1869.
34Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, 3.0 items.
Includes will of John Nuttall, May 9, 1832; will of William Savage, December 1, 1833; bank book, Union Bank of Florida with William B. Nuttall, January 1835-July 1836.
35Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones, 4.0 items.
Includes indenture between Mary Wallace Savage, her mother Mary Savage, and William B. Nuttall, June 19 1832; marriage settlement; report on a petition regarding: appointment of a trustee under deed of marriage settlement, executed between Mary Wallace Nuttall Jones and George Noble Jones and Hector W. Braden, Leon Circuit Court Florida, in Chancery, January 22, 1837; report in Chancery, Jefferson Superior Court, Middle District of Florida, Spring term 1844; notes on marriage settlement between William B. Nuttall and Mary Wallace Savage and between George Noble Jones and Mary Wallace Nuttall.
36George Noble Jones I, 6.0 items.
Includes inventories; note given for house; Josephine Noble Jones et al v. Wallace S. Jones, executor and trustee, Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia, February 16, 1892; George W. J. DeRenne, trustee et al v. Wallace S. Jones and Noble W. Jones, executors of George Noble Jones I, in Equity in Chatham Superior Court.
37George Noble Jones I, 1.0 volume
Chemonie Plantation Overseers Book, January 1861-June 1864.
38Jones family papers, 15.0 items.
Includes Slave records, 1815-1860: bills of sale, slaves derived from marriage settlements, slaves derived from estate settlements, lists of field hands, lists of slaves sold. The slaves named in the lists work on the Jones family plantations in Jefferson County, Georgia and in Florida. Also includes a letter from William Nuttall, household servant, to his master George Noble Jones I, Tallahassee, July 17, 1854 and a pledge of the same William Nuttall to stop drinking, February 26, 1854.



339Sarah Fenwick Jones Gardiner and Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr, 6.0 items.
Includes marriage settlement of Sarah Fenwick Jones and Robert Hallowell Gardiner, June 28, 1842; accounts, 1851-1852; stock certificate; memorandum of agreement between Robert Hallowell Gardiner, Jr., W. H. Harison, executor, W. S. Jones, executor and trustee, W. H. Harison Jr., R. M. Harison and N. W. Harison, Chatham County, 1883; application of Wallace S. Jones, substituted trustee of estate of Sarah F. Jones Gardiner, Chatham County Superior Court, in Equity, February 2, 1888.
40Mary Gibbons Jones Harison and William Henry Harison, 6.0 items.
Includes marriage settlement between Mary Gibbons Jones and William H. Harison, July 5, 1852; bond between George Jones Kollock, George Jones, and Robert H. Gardiner, trustees of W. H. Harison and Mary Gibbons Jones Harison, and George Jones and George Jones Kollock, as trustees for Robert Hallowell Gardiner Jr. and Sarah Fenwick Jones Gardiner, Richmond County, August 31, 1861; will of Mary Gibbons Jones Harison, Richmond County, April 12, 1883; decree, W. H. Harison, executor of George Noble Jones I et al, Chatham Superior Court, December term, 1893; confirmation of agreement between W. H. Harison, executor of the estate of Mary G. J. Harison and W. H. Jones, executor of the estate of George Noble Jones I and trustee of estate of Sarah F. J. Gardiner, Augusta, December 7, 1896.
41George Fenwick Jones, 4.0 items.
Includes stock certificate; dance card; tribute of regard presented April 7, 1876 by a Committee of the Bar of Savannah upon the death of G. F. Jones.
42Noble Wimberly Jones III, 2.0 items.
Includes paper in French on philosophical writers; inventory of estate of N. W. Jones III.
43Wallace Savage Jones, 14.0 items.
Includes bill for shoes and groceries, 1868; admission to courts of law and equity in state of Georgia, June 6, 1869; Rules of the Corps of the Georgia Hussars, 1874; presidential appointment to position of U. S. Consul at Messina, June 17, 1885, signed Grover Cleveland; clippings on activities of Wallace S. Jones in Italy; account of Wallace S. Jones with G. E. Dennis; clipping mentioning Wallace S. Jones as a Peace Commissioner representing the United States (after the Spanish-American War?).
44Wallace Savage Jones, 6.0 items.
Includes obituary of Wallace S. Jones from Savannah Morning News, December 29, 1902 and from an American newspaper published in Italy, January 3, 1903; bill of expenses for Wallace S. Jones' burial; calling cards with condolences.
45Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 8.0 items.
Includes receipt for marker for her brother's grave, December 1903; membership certificate in Red Cross, 1918; passports 1919-1922; address book; note of expenses for funeral of Lillie Noble Jones, May 29, 1925.
46Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 8.0 items.
Includes receipts for Savannah taxes paid 1892 and 1893; deeds of gift between Sarah C. Jones and G. Noble Jones II, Josephine Crisfield, Mary Jones Anderson, January 4, 1915 and November 18, 1915; receipt for Florida taxes, 1915; deed, G. Noble Jones II, executor of estate of Sarah Campbell Jones to G. N. Jones II, Josephine Crisfield, and Mary Anderson, August 3, 1929.
47Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 58.0 items.
Includes bills paid by estate, January - May, 1925.
48Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 79.0 items.
Includes bills paid by estate, June - December, 1925.
49Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 26.0 items.
Includes bills paid by estate, January - June, 1926.
50Lillie Noble Jones (Sarah Campbell Jones), 39.0 items.
Includes bills paid by estate, July - December, 1926.
51George Noble Jones II, 17.0 items.
Includes admission to practice law in Chatham County Court, 1896; commissions as notary public, 1899, 1903; papers relating to military service, 1913-1918; constitution of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia; tax return, 1919; certification to practice law in Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1920; deed to cemetery lot, 1925; copy of will, 1931; newspaper clippings.
52George Noble Jones II, 15.0 items.
Includes Power of Attorney, Mabelle H. Simkins to G. N. Jones, 1903, 1906; agreement between G. N. Jones and Ellen Rock of New York, 1912; warranty deed, John Robbin Clelland to G. N. Jones, 1913; principal and interest notes, G. N. Jones to Harriet S. Saussy, 1915, 1917, 1918; extension agreements and notes of renewal with Mortgage Bond Company of New York, 1912-1927; bill of complaint for injunction in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia holding an Equity Court, S. W. Tannenbaum and G. N. Jones v. H. Theodore Tate, U. S. Treasurer, Andrew W. Mellon, U. S. Secretary of the Treasury; Philip Klein, Lillian Klein Flanagan, June 18, 1928.
53George Noble Jones II, 13.0 items.
Includes papers relating to Realty Development Company of Savannah, 1907-1934.
54George Noble Jones II, 17.0 items.
Includes papers relating to Miami property, 1925-1926.
55Noble Wimberly Jones IV, 1.0 items.
Includes membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Alabama, 1927.

Series 3:: Habersham Family Papers, 1739-1900



456James Habersham, 1739-1771, 3.0 items.
Includes copies of James Habersham's letters of 1739 concerning religion and plans for the Bethesda Orphanage. Copied with some omissions by Mary B. Habersham and Isabel C. Habersham in 1846-1847. Also includes letter from Lord Hillsborough to James Habersham, Whitehall, December 4, 1771. Printed copy of original in James Habersham Papers, MS 337, Item 31, Georgia Historical Society.
57Joseph Habersham, 1775-1801, 25.0 items.
Primarily includes letters of Joseph Habersham to his wife, Isabella Rae Habersham, and his brother, John Habersham, 1775-1779 regarding family, business, war, and politics. The letter of September 4, 1801 is a printed copy of a letter of Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Habersham offering him the post of Secretary of the Treasury, the original of which is in the Joseph Habersham papers, MS 339, Item 6, Georgia Historical Society.
58Robert Habersham, 1815-1863, 3.0 items.
Includes marriage settlement of Robert Habersham and Elizabeth Matilda Neyle, January 21, 1815; letter from Richard W. Habersham to Robert Habersham, Savannah, September 24, 1827 regarding business and health conditions in Savannah; account of sales of four barrels of syrup, Jefferson Plantation, November 24-25, 1863.
59William Neyle Habersham, 1840-1900, 5.0 items.
Includes marriage settlement of W. N. Habersham and Josephine Clay Habersham, July 8, 1840; letter from R. Saxton to W. N. Habersham, Beaufort, S.C., Headquarters, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, September 17, 1865 regarding: Habersham's pardon; Special orders, No. 20, Augusta, Ga., Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, January 24, 1866 regarding: return of Habersham's house to him; letter from W.N. Habersham to William H. Seward, Savannah, September 15, 1865 regarding: notification that he has accepted the pardon; Deposition of Mary E. W. Palmes that a sum of money is due her from W. N. Habersham, October 19, 1900. The pardon referred to above is in the William Neyle Habersham papers, MS 347, Item 5, Georgia Historical Society.
60William Neyle Habersham, 1850-1900, 3.0 items.
Includes wine record book, 1855-1899; Catalogue of Maerias and sherries belonging to the estate of the late William Neyle Habersham, Esq., of Savannah, Ga. For sale by C. H. Arnold & Co., New York 1900, containing penciled notes of purchasers and prices; appointment by Josephine Noble (Jones) Crisfield as administrator of wines and liquors bequeathed to her by her grandfather, W. N. Habersham, December 28, 1899.
61Anna Wylly Habersham, 1864, 1.0 items.
Includes "Private journal of 1864 commenced August 20, 1864, White Bluff," published as Journal of Anny Wylly Habersham, 1864. Savannah, circa 1926.
62Anna Wylly Habersham, 1864, 1.0 items.
Includes "Scrap book of 1864, every little thing I think pretty," August 27, 1864, White Bluff.
63Printed materials, 5.0 items.
Includes clippings of the deaths of W. N. Habersham, his sons Joseph Clay Habersham and W. N. Habersham (both killed in the Battle of Atlanta, 1864) and pamphlet, Habershams on Honor Roll reprinted from the Atlanta Constitution.
64Genealogies, 10.0 items.
Includes Fenwick, Gibbons, Habersham and Jones families.
65Photographs and visual materials, 12.0 items.
Includes Jefferson Davis (French cartoon), Wallace S. Jones, an unidentified Jones, Gen. Varona, Gen. Ryan, Jesus del Sol, H. Jesioneth, architect's drawing of Bethesda, unidentified avenue of oaks (Wormsloe?), dinosaur skeleton in Smithsonian Institute, two Italian scenes.
66U.S. Continental Currency, U.S. "Shinplasters", 1776-1779, 22.0 items.
Removed to Artifacts collection.
67Confederate bonds, 7.0 items.
Removed to Artifacts collection.
68Miscellaneous, 8.0 items.
Includes bill of lading for shipment of rice from Savannah to Philadelphia assigned to Robert Greeves, Savannah, April 13, 1788; excerpt from Encyclopedia of Heraldry of General Armory by John Burke explaining the elements of a coat-of-arms; extract from the Minutes of proceedings of Georgia Historical Society, November 21, 1849 regarding anonymous pamphlet Observations on Dr. Stevens' History of Georgia; mathematical calculations marked on verso "Mrs. Christer. Tobler's papers"; unidentified account record, signed "Errors Excepted, Charles Pinckney"; two verses; excerpts from Journals of Congress; November 4, 1775 regarding Continental Establishment for the defense of Georgia.
69Miscellaneous, 5.0 items.
Includes broadside from the Law School of the University of Virginia, August 1, 1868, listing courses, fees and other information; El Destino Plantation Company, Tallahassee, Florida, pamphlet; announcement from The Tallahassean for the Constitutional Convention with list of delegates; The Newport Mercury, or the Weekly Advertiser, December 19, 1758; Maryland Historical Magazine, XXI, No. 3 (September 1926) containing "Letters of Molly and Hetty Tilghman, 1787-1789."

Series 4:: Georgia Land Records, 1770-1926

This series includes grants, deeds, mortgages, warrants, etc. Presumably all of the property belonged to the Jones family, but there are no chains of title for those of Appling, Effingham, Franklin, and Richmond Counties. The records are arranged by county.



570-73Appling County, 1819-1859, 71.0 items.
74Burke County, 1770-1870, 7.0 items.
75Chatham County, 1784-1853, 3.0 items.
76Chatham County - Savannah city lots, 1789-1920, 5.0 items.
77Chatham County - Savannah wharf lots, 1792-1926, 15.0 items.



678Columbia, Effingham, and Franklin Counties, 1792-1801, 5.0 items.
Includes on Columbia County deed, 1817, relating to Telfair land.
79Jefferson County, - Jones land grants and conveyances, 1769-1875, 13.0 items.
80Jefferson County - Lloyd C. Belt land, 1856-1857, 4.0 items.
81Jefferson County - John M. Berrien land, 1844-1845, 2.0 items.
82Jefferson County - Marcus A. Flournoy land, 1835-1837, 3.0 items.
83-84Jefferson County - Benjamin and James Gobert land, 1784-1875, 38.0 items.
Includes grants and conveyances pertaining to property on the following lands: Thomas Collier, Roger Gamble, William Gilliam, Thomas Hancock, Mary McKinnie, William Manson, James Martin, Agnes and Robert Mountain.
85Richmond County, 1832, 1.0 items.
Grant to N. W. Jones II.

Series 5:: Florida Land Records, 1826-1917

This series includes U.S. patents for purchase of land in the Territory of Florida, deeds, etc. most of them showing chain of title from original owner to the Jones family. The patents are signed by John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. Some signatures were penned by the Presidential secretary.



786-88Chemonie Plantation, 1826-1911, 68.0 items.



8-989-93El Destino Plantation, 1826-1912, 99.0 items.



994Oscilla Eldorado Plantation, 1834, 1837, 1917, 10.0 items.
95Jones family deeds and Powers of Attorney for various tracts, 1896, 4.0 items.
96Tax receipts, etc. for Jefferson and Leon Counties, 1845-1899, 12.0 items.
97Tax receipts, etc. for Taylor County, 1890-1901, 5.0 items.
A-0440-001 United States fractional currency, ten cent bill with an image of William Meredith View online.
A-0440-002 United States fractional currency, ten cent bill with an image of William Meredith View online.
A-0440-003 United States fractional currency, ten cent bill with an image of "Liberty" View online.
A-0440-004 United States fractional currency, ten cent bill with an image of "Liberty" View online.