Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers
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Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wylly, Naomi Stanton, 1851-1940.
Title: Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers
Dates: 1757-1937
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (6 folders)
Identification: MS 0887

Biographical/Historical Note

Naomi Stanton Wylly (1851-1940) was the daughter of Patrick H. Stanton (1820-1867) and Jane E. Gnann Stanton. Her husband, Thomas L. Wylly (1846-1924) was the son of Frederick Rosburg Wylly and Sarah Lewis Cooper Wylly. They were descended from settlers in Effingham County, Georgia, primarily German-Lutheran (Salzburger) immigrants.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers pertaining to the Stanton family, principally Patrick H. Stanton and Thomas L. Wylly. They are divided into personal and legal documents. The collection includes deeds, letters, broadsides, receipts, commissions, bonds, bills of sale for slaves, wills, and other documents. Most of these papers reflect the Salzburger ancestry of the Stanton and Wylly families. Included are documents regarding Patrick Stanton's involvement in the Georgia Militia, specifically the Effingham Guards, a letter of L.A. Falligant protesting the desecration of graves in Colonial Cemetery, a letter from William Harden of the Georgia Historical Society to Mrs. Wylly thanking her for her gift of her father's flag, his epaulets and sash used in the Civil War, and a copy of An Official Register of the Deaths...Among the White Population of the City of Savannah During the Extraordinary Season of Sickness and Mortality...of the Year 1820... (Savannah, 1820).


Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Bonds (negotiable instruments)
Broadsides (notices)
Colonial Park (Cemetery : Savannah, Ga.)
Commissions (permissions)
Deeds.
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia. Militia. Effingham Guards.
Legal documents.
Letters (correspondence)
Receipts (financial records)
Salzburgers--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Slavery.
Stanton family.
Stanton, Patrick H., 1820-1867.
Wills.
Wylly, Naomi Stanton, 1851-1940.
Wylly, Thomas L., 1846-1924.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from niece of collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers, MS 887, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Alan T. Healy, 1956.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

Fldr

1Stanton family, personal, 1847-1889 ( 15.0 items. )
"Rules and Regulations of the Lower Creek Scalping Club, "1847; P.H. Stanton's commission as Captain of the Ninth District, Georgia Militia, Effingham County, 1857; letter transmitting P.H. Stanton's commission as Captain of the Effingham Guards, 1861; letter authorizing Stanton to furnish to the Empire Guards the band instruments of the 9th Militia District for the duration of the war, 1862; receipts to W.H. Olcott for state and county tax, 1862; P.H. Stanton's commission as 1st Lieut. Of the 1st Co. of Effingham County Militia, 1864; receipt for registered Confederate bonds to Joshua Biddenback, 1864; letter to Thomas L. Wylly notifying him of his election as a member of Alliance Lodge, Knights of Honor (1877); letter re the Stanton property (1878); receipts to T.L. and Naomi S. Wylly, 1881, 1885; letter of L.A. Falligant protesting the desecration of graves in Colonial Cemetery, 1887; Thomas L. Wylly to G.J. Griffith re a deed and mortgage, 1899; unsigned promissory note to G.J. Griffith, 1899.
 

Fldr

2Stanton family, personal, 1890-1937 ( 25.0 items. )
Letter re Mr. Snebly, 1890; Libert F. Raulerson to T.L. Wylly re sale of his property, 1891; Y.F. Grovenstein to T.L. Wylly re taxes returned by M. Snebly, 1894; note from Charles E. Stanton sending papers re Ebenezer land, 1909; correspondence re the war claims of Patrick H. Stanton by his heirs, 1912-1916; letter from William Harden of the Georgia Historical Society to Mrs. Wylly thanking her for her gift of her father's flag, his epaulets and sash used in the Civil War, 1927; letters to the Stockholders of the John M. Cooper Land Co., 1935; receipted bill to Mrs. Wylly for monument in Laurel Grove Cemetery, 1937.
 

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3Stanton family, miscellaneous ( 5.0 items. )
An Official Register of the Deaths...Among the White Population of the City of Savannah During the Extraordinary Season of Sickness and Mortality...of the Year 1820... (Savannah, 1820), with appendices of list of persons who died out of the City and the aggregate amount of deaths of African American people; resolutions of a meeting of citizens in Effingham (satirical), undated and unsigned; notes on the minutes of the Society (unnamed and undated); an envelope made of hand-made paper, circa 1750-1770; Religion Assisted by the Size and Motion of the Sun, Earth, and other Bodies, broadside, undated.
 

Fldr

4Legal documents, 1757-1817 ( 6.0 items. )
Grant to John Smith for 50 acres at Ebenezer, 1757, signature of Henry Ellis partially obliterated; grant to Andrew Gnann for 300 acres in Effingham County, 1793; deed, John J. Neidlinger to Gottlieb Ernst, two lots at Ebenezer, 1809; deed of gift, John Martin Dasher to the children of Gotthelp I. Neiss (Hannah Elvira, Jean Louisa, Ann Eliza and John Robert Neiss) of slaves, 1812; will of Hannah Neidlinger, 1815; Patrick Stanton to John C. Gugel in trust for his daughter, Naomi Stanton, a lot in Savannah, 1817.
 

Fldr

5Legal documents, 1820-1827 ( 14.0 items. )
Deed, Andrew G. Semmes to Patrick Stanton, mortgage to secure against mutual endorsements, 1820; bond, Israel Arnstorf to Matthew Weitman for payment for tract of land, 1821; bond, William Zittrouer to Matthew Weitman, for title to a tract in Early County, 1821; John Beddingback to Matthew Weitman, 1821; bond, Lewis Bird to John Freymouth, 1823; deed, Theopolis Zipperer to David Gugel, lot in Ebenezer, 1821; same to same, two garden lots in Ebenezer, 1821; bond, Josias H. Porcher to Matthew Weitman, re drawings in the Land Lottery, 1821; deed, Jonathan Rahn et al (trustees of the German Lutheran Church) to Matthew Weitman for a town lot in Ebenezer, 1822; Ernst Zittrouer to Matthew Weitman, property bequeathed by Catharine Zittrouer, 1823; deed, Sterling Parker to Jonathan Seckinger, garden lot at Ebenezer, 1825; deed of gift, Hannah Neidlinger to her daughter, Naomi Rahn in trust for her (Hannah Neidlinger) granddaughter, Hannah Margaret Weitman, a slave, 1826; deed, John H. Morel, Marshall, to Mrs. Amey Stanton, a lot in Savannah, 1827; deed of gift, Hannah Neidlinger to Naomi Rahn (same as in 1826 deed of gift), 1827.
 

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6Legal documents, 1837-1886 ( 27.0 items. )
Letters of administration to Naomi Weitman for the estate of her deceased husband, Matthew Weitman, 1837; Naomi Weitman, Admx., to William Remshart, property in Effingham County, 1838; deed, Benjamin Seckinger to Naomi Weitman a lot at Ebenezer, 1839; letters dismissory to Naomi Weitmen as Admx. Of estate of Matthew Weitman, 1840; letters of guardianship to Naomi Weitman for John Lewis Weitman, 1840; deed, Mary C. Bergman to Naomi Weitman two town lots in Ebenezer, 1842; bond, Naomi Weitman to the Trustees of the German Lutheran Church 50 acres originally granted to John Smith in 1757, 1848; "Outlines of the land of Ernst and Bevill, surveyed on the 20th October 149, by ? Powers;" bill of sale, Samuel Biddenback to Robert I. Christie, a town lot in Ebenezer, 1849; deed, Robert I. Christie to Naomi Weitman, a town lot in Ebenezer, 1852; 7 bills of sale for slaves by John L. Weitman, 1852-1857; will of John N. Weitman, 1859 (2 copies); inventory and appraisement of the slaves belonging to the estate of John L. Weitman, 1860; letters testamentary on the estate of John L. Weitman, 1860; quit claim deed, Sarah N. Raulterson to Thomas L. Wylly to land in Florida, 1886 (2 deeds); deed, Thomas L. Wylly to the South Bound Railroad Company a right-of-way across his lands, 1889; 4 miscellaneous penciled notes re lots in Ebenezer.
 
Artifacts
A-0887-001 Patrick Stanton’s epaulets View online.