Caroline Price Wilson genealogy papers
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Caroline Price Wilson genealogy papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilson, Caroline Price, 1860-1936.
Title: Caroline Price Wilson genealogy papers
Dates: 1806-1936
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Identification: MS 0873

Biographical/Historical Note

Caroline Price Wilson (1860-1936) was born in Greenville County, South Carolina, the daughter of Martha and Colonel William Pierce Price of Dahlonega, Georgia. She married Dr. Walter Scott Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. She was a member of several cultural and patriotic societies, and was a noted genealogist. She wrote several articles on facets of Georgia history which were published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly. She abstracted and compiled Annals of Georgia (Savannah: 1928-1933), 3 vols., and with Mabel F. La Far Abstract of Wills., Chatham County, Georgia, 1733­1817 (Savannah: 1936). In addition to her published works she abstracted many genealogical records, some of which are available in the library of the Georgia Historical Society. See her obituary in the Savannah Morning News, December 27, 1936.

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection include genealogical notes, charts, and correspondence of Caroline Price Wilson. Also included are two plats for land in Effingham County of Elijah Tiner (1806) and Benjamin Alexander (1813). Collection materials date from 1806 to 1936.

Index Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)
Effingham County (Ga.)
Genealogies (histories)
Letters (correspondence)
Plats (maps)
Wilson, Caroline Price, 1860-1936.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Caroline Price Wilson genealogy papers, MS 873, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret La Far and Mrs. Olaf Otto, 1950 and 1961.


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.


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

Container List




11Correspondence, general, 1906-1934 ( 5.0 items. )
Two letters of Benjamin S. Williams to Mrs. Wilson, regarding the 47th Georgia Regiment Volunteers, 1862-1865, with typed copies of each; Helen W. Smith to Mrs. Wilson, 1919, concerning her teaching methods for Georgia history; Ledlie G. Laughlin to Mrs. Wilson re South Carolina pewterers, 1930-1934.
2Correspondence, genealogical, 1920-1936 ( 16.0 items. )
Requests for information, each one listing various surnames, and giving some information on them.
The following folders of genealogies contain correspondence, notes and/or charts relating to a single family and in some cases, associated families.
The following folders of genealogies contain correspondence, notes and/or charts relating to a single family and in some cases, associated families.



13Genealogies, 13.0 items.
Adams-Osgood-Bacon; Baker: Beck; Bossart; Bourquin; Bryan, Bush.
4Genealogies, 23.0 items.
Campbell; Carlier; Caswell; Cater; Charters; Clark; Clifton; Cone-Adams; Coombs (Combs); Cooper; Cubbedge.
5Genealogies, 21.0 items.
Daniell; Davis; Delegal; Dewey; Draper; Duke; Dutarque.
6Genealogies, 15.0 items.
Edwards; Fendin-Floyd-Hobkirk; Foreacre; Fox; Fuller; Garnett; Gregory; Guerry et al; Harn; Harris; Hawkins; Hays.
7Genealogies, 36.0 items.
Inman; Jackson; Jordan; Keller; Kelsall; Kempton; Kendall-Kesterton-Courvoisier; Lewis; Lines; Lloyd; Lynn; McCall; Martens; Martin; Melton; Millen; Mitchell; Moore.
8Genealogies, 20.0 items.
Norman-Elliott; Paisley; Polk; Pope; Quarterman; Reese; Richardson; Roquemore; Schley; Shad; Shepherd; Shumate; Spivey; Stephens; Summer.
9Genealogies, 18.0 items.
Taylor; Thompson; Threadcraft; Tison-McKennie-Lawton; Ware; Warthen; Way; Whitmarsh-Bowers; Wilkins; Williams, Winn; Young.
10Genealogies - Miscellaneous, 4.0 items.
Data gathered at Garnett, South Carolina; notes on locations of Revolutionary soldiers' graves; two Effingham County, Georgia plats: Elijah Tiner (1806) and Benjamin Alexander (1813).



211Composition books with notes on various families ( 4.0 items. )
12Composition books with notes on various families ( 4.0 items. )
13Composition books with notes on various families ( 4.0 items. )
Three ledgers with notes on various families ( 2.0 items. )


3Two loose-leaf notebooks on various families ( 2.0 items. )
Scrapbook of clippings of genealogical notes and queries ( 1.0 items. )