|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Stanley, Bess D.|
|Title:||Bess D. Stanley genealogical research materials|
|Extent:||5.0 cubic feet (7 boxes)|
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.
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).
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Collection is open for research.