|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Pigman, Mary Theresa Sprigman, 1833-1916.|
|Creator:||Pigman, William Penn, 1820-1877.|
|Title:||Pigman family papers|
|Extent:||0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)|
William Penn Pigman (1820-1877) married Mary Theresa Sprigman (1833-1916). He owned steamboats operating between New Orleans and Havana, Cuba. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate States Army as Lieutenant in the 8th Florida Regiment, was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and imprisoned on Johnsons Island in Ohio. The Pigman home at Wake Key, Florida, was destroyed in an attack by Federal gunboats and Mrs. Pigman came to Savannah with her son to live with her sister. After the war, the Pigmans moved to Macon, Georgia, where William worked in a drug firm, William Augusts Pigman, his son, started working in the drugstore at the age of 15. He came to Savannah at 19 years-old and bought a drug business there. He married Edna A. Breeze of Rome New York; she was a well-known poet in Savannah.
This collection consists of papers of Pigman family members: William Penn Pigman; Mary Theresa Sprigman Pigman; Penn A. Sprigman (1786-1863), Mary Theresa's father; and Edna Pigman, William Augustus Pigman's wife (he was William Penn and Mary Theresa Pigman's son). The collection includes family letters, notes, clippings, and three pocket diaries. One of the diaries belonged to Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Sprigman, Mary Theresa Sprigman Pigman's mother. Another diary belonged to William Penn Pigman, 1862-1864; the 1862 entries are summaries of his experiences in the Civil War. The entries of April and May 1863 relate to his last battle experience and his capture. The remainder of the diary was written at Fort Delaware and on Johnsons Island, where William was a prisoner of war. The third diary belonged to Mary T. Pigman and includes an account of her visit to her husband at Johnsons Island prison.
[item identification], Pigman family papers, MS 618, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Zoe Coburn, 1963.
Collection is open for research.
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.
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.
|Mary T. Sprigman to unknown recipient, 1843 March 5, 2.0 p.|
|Mary T. Sprigman to the Rev. John Galloway, 1843 March 8, 1843 March 12, 1.0 p.|
|Receipt to Penn A. Sprigman for pew rent in the Second Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1846 November 1, 1.0 p.|
|Penn A. Sprigman to his daughter, Augusta, 1864 May, 4.0 p.|
|Bears note that this was his last letter, written from his death-bed, to his daughter on her death-bed.|
|Mary T. Pigman to her husband. Savannah, 1864 June 28, 1.0 p.|
|News of family.|
|Letter of Edna G. Pigman and letters to her regarding the Penn and Pigman families, 1911 January 19-September 30|
|Other correspondents are the Librarians of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Maryland Historical Society, and Mary A. Fulton.|
|A.E. Henry to Mary A. Pigman. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1913 July 20, 1.0 p.|
|Notification of death of Sarah Sprigman.|
|Note, undated and unsigned. Concordia, Kansas, undated|
|Regarding a Dr. and Mrs. Pigman.|
|Note with genealogical information on the Cooper family, undated|
|Photograph of William Penn Pigman|
|3 obituaries of William Penn Pigman, 1877; 2 on the life and career of William Augustus Pigman, 1932, 1948; regarding Peter A Sprigman & Co., undated; 2 regarding Penn and Pennington families, undated.|
|Removed and cataloged with the Artifacts collection|
|2||25||Diary. Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Sprigman, 1842-1857|
|2||26||Diary. William Penn Pigman, 1862 July 16-1864 October 13|
|2||27||Diary. Mary T. Pigman, 1865 May 25-September 10|
|A-0618-001 "my father’s hair: James Cooper, 80 years old." View online.|