Bess D. Stanley genealogical research materials
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Bess D. Stanley genealogical research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stanley, Bess D.
Title: Bess D. Stanley genealogical research materials
Dates: 1952-1981
Extent: 5.0 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Identification: MS 1455

Biographical/Historical Note

Bess D. Stanley was a certified genealogist who researched various family histories for over thirty years and lived in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Eugene Stanley.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains research materials compiled by genealogist, Bess D. Stanley on various families in Georgia and other southern states from 1952 to 1979. Stanley provided a genealogy research service primarily for those interested in discovering family ancestors who were officers in the Continental Army or Navy during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) so that they could apply for membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. Therefore, Stanley's correspondence with those she performed research for and her research notes on their family's genealogy make up the majority of this collection.


This collection is arranged into 7 boxes: Box 1 contains genealogical information on the Atkinson, Backus, Baker, Bethea, Branden, Brown, Cannon, Curtis, Emanuel, Eppes, Ford, Grantham, Hames, Hammond, Howard, Lattimore, McFarland, Miller, Moragne, Nowlan, Olmstead, Remi, Tarver, and Valloton families (1952-1979); Box 2 contains genealogical information on the Camp, Clark, Daniel, Echley, Finklea, Haven, Johns, Lamar, Leitch, Lewis, Lindsay, Milton, Nelson, Oglethorpe, Read, Rockwell, Scott, Taull, Teague, Thomson, Walker, and Young families (1959-1979); Box 3 contains genealogical information on the Broughton, Clarke, Guerry, Hack, Hill, Jenkins, Keebler, Lawton, Tailbird, and Winkler families (1958-1972); Box 4 contains genealogical information on the Backus, Howard, Johnson, Lawton, Meriweather, Mobley, Morrison, and Wessels families (1959-1977); Box 5 contains genealogical information on the Schley and Stewart families (1967); Box 6 contains genealogical information on the Baker, Bird, Brunson, Burden, Camp, Cork, Griggs, Hayman, Jones, Love, Orr, Paulk, Peacock, Persons, Philips, Sibley, Talbert, and Woods families (1966-1970); Box 7 contains genealogical information on the Adams, Bradwell, Clark, Cone, Cunningham, Davis, Harper, Law, McIntosh, Randall, Spencer, Stewart, Wall, and Wylly families (1981).

Index Terms

Adams family.
Atkinson family.
Backus family.
Baker family.
Bethea family.
Bird family.
Bradwell family.
Branden family.
Broughton family.
Brown family.
Brunson family.
Burden family.
Camp family.
Cannon family
Clark family.
Cone family.
Cork family.
Cunningham family.
Curtis family.
Daniel family.
Davis family.
Echley family.
Emanuel family.
Epps family.
Finklea family.
Ford family.
Genealogies (histories)
Grantham family.
Griggs family.
Guerry family.
Hack family.
Hames family.
Hammond family.
Harper family.
Haven family.
Hayman family.
Hill family.
Howard family.
Jenkins family.
Johns family.
Johnson family.
Jones family.
Keebler family.
Lamar family.
Lattimore family.
Law family.
Lawton family.
Leitch family.
Letters (correspondence)
Lewis family.
Lindsay family.
Love family.
McFarland family.
McIntosh family.
Meriweather family.
Miller family.
Milton family.
Mobley family.
Moragne family.
Morrison family.
Nelson family.
Nowlan family.
Oglethorpe family.
Olmstead family.
Orr family.
Paulk family.
Peacock family.
Persons family.
Phillips family.
Randall family.
Read family.
Remi family.
Research notes.
Rockwell family.
Schley family.
Scott family.
Sibley family.
Spencer family.
Stewart family.
Tailbird family.
Talbert family.
Tarver family.
Taull family.
Teague family.
Thomson family.
Valloton family.
Walker family.
Wall family.
Wessels family.
Winkler family.
Woods family.
Wylly family.
Young family.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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