Benjamin Palmer Axson collection of Axson family genealogies
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Benjamin Palmer Axson collection of Axson family genealogies

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Axson, Benjamin Palmer, 1871-1943.
Title: Benjamin Palmer Axson collection of Axson family genealogies
Dates: 1907-1927
Extent: 2.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Identification: MS 1330

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Palmer Axson, Sr. (1871-1943) was the son of Randolph and Ella Law Axson. He was educated in the Savannah public school system. After graduation, he entered the cotton factorage business with his brother, Randolph. When the cotton business began to decline, Axson became an accountant in the office of the city treasurer. On June 1, 1907, he married Margaret Callaway. Ms. Axson was an active member o the Independent Presbyterian Church, the Masons, Scottish Rite, and Shriners. He was also a life member of the Oglethorpe Club.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of typed and handwritten genealogies and charts of the Axson and allied families. They are as follows: Adams, Axson, Baker, Barnard, Bell, Bradwell, Callaway, Chamberlain, Dowse, Edmonston, Eppinger, Firtz-Randolph, Furlow, Gignilliat, Habersham, Handley, Harden, Harris, Hendley, Holt, Hunter, Hutson, Hyrne, Isham, Jeans, Jones, King, Law, LeConte, Logan, Longstreet, McIver, Mallard, Mann, Maxwell, Mell, Milligan, Mouzon, Newton, Norman, Nye, Palmer, Peacock, Pendarvis, Pickney, Quarterman, Randolph, Rice, Roberts, Sallens, Sandiford, Screven, Shaffer, Shuptrine, Spencer, Stacy, Stevens, Stewart, Stillwell, Stobo, Sumner, Stuart, Sweat, Tookerman, Trenholm, Varnedoe, Walker, Walthour, Warner, Way, and Winn.

This collection is arranged by family name in Benjamin P. Axson's original order.

Index Terms

Axson family/
Axson, Benjamin Palmer, 1871-1943.
Genealogies (histories)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from son of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Benjamin Palmer Axson collection of Axson family genealogies, MS 1330, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Benjamin Palmer Axson, Jr., 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




11Genealogies, 1927 (1 item in 2 parts.)
Axson, Law, Palmer, and Callaway families; Fitz-Randolph (now Randolph) family.
2Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Axson, Callaway, Nathaniel Law, Joseph Law, and William Law, Samuel Spry Law, Mallard, Randolph, and Palmer families.
3Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Axson, Callaway, Nathaniel Law, Joseph Law, and Judge William Law families.



24Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Samuel S. Law, Fitz-Randolph (now Randolph), Palmer, Holt, and Mallard families.
5Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Gignilliat family.
6Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Callaway family.
7Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Habersham, Handley, Harris, Hendley, Hunter, Hutson, Hyrne, Isham, Jeans, Jones, Screven, King, LeConte, Logan, Law, Longstreet, Mallard, Stewart, Gignilliat, Mann, Morgan, Maxwell, McIver, and Mell families.



38Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Axson, Norman, Nye, Palmer, Peacock, Pendarvis, Pinckney, Quarterman, Fitz-Randolph (now Randolph), Roberts, Sallens, Sandiford, Screven, Shaffer, Spencer, Stacy, Stevens, Stewart, Stobo, Sumner, Sweat, Tookerman, Varnedoe, Walker, Walthour, Way, and Winn families.
9Genealogies, 1926 (1 item in 2 parts.)
Notes taken from the History of the Midway Congregational Church, Liberty County, GA. and from The Published Records of Midway Church, both by James Stacy, 1899; and The Dead Towns of Georgia by Charles Colcock Jones.
10Genealogies, undated ( 1.0 items. )
Adams, Bell, Eppinger, Milligan, Shaffer, Shuptrine, Stillwell, Trenholm, and Walker families.


4Genealogical charts of the Axson and related families, as follows, and maps and plats

Law family, 10.0 items.
A-F. Axson, Baker, Chamberlain, Barnard, Callaway, Dowse, Edmonston, Fitz-Randolph, 7.0 items.
H-M. Harden, Holt, King, Mallard, Maxwell, Mell, 6.0 items.
N-W. Newton, Norman, Palmer, Quarterman, Rice, Stacy, Stillwell, Sweat, Way, 10.0 items.
Callaway, Axson, Furlow, Law, 2.0 items.
Maps and plats, 6.0 items.
Sunbury Cemetery, 1927; 2 original grants for Midway Congregational Church, undated copy; Sunbury, Ga., 1927 \copy of an 1878 map; Midway Cemetery, 1926; Liberty County, Ga., 1899; reconnaissance sheet, "South Carolina, Georgia, Savannah Quadrangle," 1920.



Genealogies, undated, 1.0 items.
Bradwell and Law families.
Genealogies, 1907 and undated, 2.0 items.
Two volumes: Fitz-Randolph Traditions, by L.V.F. Randolph, 1907; and A Brief Sketch of the Life and Writings of Sidney Lanier, by Charles N. West, undated.