Margaret Steiner Thorpe collection of genealogies
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Margaret Steiner Thorpe collection of genealogies

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Thorpe, Margaret Steiner, 1897-1985.
Title: Margaret Steiner Thorpe collection of genealogies
Dates: 1936-1958
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1303

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of genealogical materials gathered by Margaret Steiner Thorpe. Most of the materials concern families of South Carolina who came to Georgia and settled in the Midway District. She also did extensive research on William Thomas Harris of Savannah and Frederica, Georgia, her sketch and notes of which are in the collection.

Index Terms

Genealogies (histories)
Midway (Ga.)--Genealogy.
South Carolina--Genealogy.
Thorpe, Margaret Steiner, 1897-1985.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Margaret Steiner Thorpe collection of genealogies, MS 1303, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Steiner Thorpe, 1974.


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



1Baker family. "Genealogy of the Baker Family of Midway," by Caroline Price Wilson, prepared for Marcus Stephen Baker. Savannah, Ga. ( 33.0 p. ) (carbon copy.)


2"William Thomas Harris," comp. by Margaret Steiner Thorpe ( 106.0 p. )
Notes, photocopies, etc. are clipped in, contains information on related lines: Daniel Demetre, Salter, Landry (Landree).


3Norman family, genealogies ( 3.0 items. )
"Norman," comp. by Harold M. DeLorme, Jr. for N. Grier Parke, 1956. 11 p. 2 genealogical charts. The family was from South Carolina and Liberty County, Georgia.


4Norman family, wills, grants, and deeds ( 21.0 items. ) (Typed and photocopies from various sources. 21 items.)


5Norman family, memorials ( 7.0 items. ) (Typed and photocopies from various sources. 7 items.)


6Norman family, notes, etc.
Contains letters, abstracts of source materials, etc. on various members of the Norman family. Not counted.


7Way family, genealogies
"A Sketch of henry Way and His Descendants of Dorchester, mass.," prepared circa 1910 by Frederick Way of New York. 35 p. TMs; "Way of Denham" from History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, by John Burke, 1838. 4 p. TMs; "History of the Way Family," by Herbert W.L. Way. 2 p. TMs; from "The Ways of Yesterday," by A.M.W. Stirling, 1930. 37 p. TMs; "The Name and Family of Way," comp. by The Media Research Bureau, n.d. 23 p. TMs.


8Way family, letters and notes ( 5.0 items. )
Letter to Mrs. Thorpe and one to R.P. Way of Bath, England with inquiries or information on the Way family; "Way New England;" extract fro New England records.


9Families of South Caorlina and Liberty County, Georgia ( 7.0 items. )
Notes compiled by Hardin DAvant Hanahan (Mrs. John) for J.A. LeConte and Mrs. C.H. Gumaer on the following families: Andrew, Bacon, Baker, Burnley, Duvall, Graves, Osgood, Sumner, and Way. The reports are accompanied by letters of Mrs. Hanahan and J.A. LeConte.


10Printed materials, clippings ( 4.0 items. )
"A List of the First Shipload of Georgia Settlers," ed. by E.M. Coulter (reprint from Georgia Historical Quarterly, XXXI, 4 (December 1947), 282-288; "Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia (National park Service, 1957); clipping re descendants of the first settlers of Georgia; clipping re Margaret Davis Cate.