Samuel John Jones letters
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Samuel John Jones letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Samuel John, 1838-1889.
Title: Samuel John Jones letters
Dates: 1878-1888
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1324

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel John Jones (1838-1889), physician, was the son of William Jones (1802-1885) and Mary Jane (Roberts) Jones (1806-1886). He was born near Riceboro in Liberty County, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia (1856) and the Medical College of South Carolina in 1858, he practiced medicine in Liberty County until July 1863, when he enlisted as a private in the Liberty County Mounted Rangers (Company B, 20th Battalion Georgia Cavalry). After the war, he resumed practice in Liberty County until 1868, when he moved to Thomasville, Georgia, where he remained until his death. He married twice, first to Mary Hayes of Athens on October 13, 1859, and, after her death, to Mary Elizabeth Meuller of Savannah on May 28, 1878. He died January 10, 1889 and was survived by five children.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of six letters from Samuel Jon Jones to Mary Elizabeth Meuller Jones ("Lizzie"). All of the letters were written from Thomasville, Georgia, 1878-1888, the first dated before their marriage.

Index Terms

Jones, Samuel John, 1838-1889.
Letters (correspondence)
Thomasville (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Samuel John Jones letters, MS 1324, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edwin C. Peacock, 1979.


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



1Folder 1: Samuel John Jones to Mary Elizabeth Meuller Jones. Thomasville, Ga., 1878-1888 ( 24.0 p. )
Personal letters from Jones to his wife Lizzie. The first was written before their marriage; all others after.