Shepherd and Hillhouse family papers
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Shepherd and Hillhouse family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hillyer, Haywood Hansel, approximately 1888-1977.
Title: Shepherd and Hillhouse family papers
Dates: 1819-1959
Extent: 0.4 cubic feet (9 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 0985

Biographical/Historical Note

Caroline Clifford Shepherd (called Carry), daughter of Mary Hillhouse Shepherd (b. 1784) and Andrew Shepherd, married Andrew Jackson Hansell (ca. 1815-1881), lawyer and cotton manufacturer. William Andrew Hansell (1843-1907) was the son of Caroline and Andrew J. Hansell. Felixinia was their daughter; she married Robert M. Clayton.

Alexander Haywood Shepherd was the son of Mary and Andrew J. Shepherd. Charlotte Shepherd, daughter of Mary and Andrew Shepherd, married the Rev. John Wycliff Baker.

Alexander Jackson Hansell, Jr. was a son of William Andrew and Antonina Sabrina Jones Hansell. Anne Eliza Hansell, daughter of William Andrew and Antonina Sabrina Jones, married Llewellen Philogus Hillyer (1863-1921), son of the Rev. Shaler Granby Hillyer (1809-1900) and his second wife, Elizabeth Thornton Dagg Hillyer. Haywood Hansell Hillyer was their son.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of members of the Shepherd and Hillhouse family and their descendants. These families lived in Washington, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Macon, and other places in Georgia. Members of the families represented in this collection are Mary Hillhouse Shepherd, her husband, Andrew Shepherd, her parents, Sarah Jewell Porter and David P. Hillhouse, and several of her children, nieces, and cousins. This collection is mostly comprised of letters; also included are an unidentified expense account, an unidentified travel diary from 1841, and genealogical notes on the Hillhouse family by Hansell Hillyer. Some of the original are too fragile for use; photocopies are available for use instead.

Index Terms

Hillhouse family.
Hillyer, Haywood Hansel, approximately 1888-1977.
Letters (correspondence)
Shepherd family.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

Some original materials are too fragile for use; photocopies available in collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Shepherd and Hillhouse family papers, MS 985, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Haywood Hansell Hillyer, 1970.


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



1Family letters, 1819-1839 ( 12.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Sara Porter Hillhouse (2); Susan Thomson; M.L. Hillhouse; Charlotte Shepherd Baker (4); Shaler G. Hillyer; David P. Hillhouse; Sarah Maxwell.


2Family letters, 1840-1844 ( 18.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Charlotte Shepherd Baker (12); Mrs. Freeman V. Hillyer; Andrew Jackson Hansell (3); Caroline Clifford Shepherd Hansell; F.P. and E.M. Bird.


3Family letters, 1845-1849 ( 14.0 items. )
Correspondents are: I.H.A.; Charlotte Shepherd Baker (5); Cliff; Hattie; Alexander Haywood Shepherd (4).


4Family letters, 1850-1859 ( 12.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Caroline Clifford Shepherd Hansell; Charlotte Shepherd Baker; John Wycliff Baker (3); Andrew Jackson Hansell (7).


5Family letters, undated ( 13.0 items. )
Correspondent: Charlotte Shepherd Baker.


6Family letters, undated ( 10.0 items. )
Mary Hillhouse Shepherd to her mother Sarah Hillhouse and her husband, Andrew Shepherd.


7Family letters, undated ( 4.0 items. )
Correspondent: Alexander Haywood Shepherd.


8Family letters, undated ( 7.0 items. )
Caroline Clifford Shepherd Hansell (2); Felixina (Felix) Hansell; unidentified.


9Miscellaneous ( 4.0 items. )
Expense account, unidentified; travel diary, 1841; unidentified (in pencil); genealogical notes on the Hillhouse family in hand of Hansell Hillyer.