Suellen Clopton Blanton collection on the Clopton family
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Suellen Clopton Blanton collection on the Clopton family

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Blanton, Suellen Clopton.
Title: Suellen Clopton Blanton collection on the Clopton family
Dates: 1837-1980
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1518

Biographical/Historical Note

The Clopton family resided in Putnam County, Georgia. Some family members remained in Putnam County, while others moved to different parts of the country, such as Miami, Florida. Most family members and spouses were buried at the Concord United Methodist Church in Eatonton, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Clopton family histories that are part of an ongoing family history project begun by Suellen Clopton DeLoach Blanton in the fall of 1994, entitled The Pea Ridge Chronicles. The histories contain stories, photographs, and copies of family letters. These materials concern the sixth and seventh generations of the family; each folder pertains to a different husband and wife unit. Some family stories relate to the Civil War (folder 2) and World War II (folder 7). A listing of the family lineage is included at the end of each folder.

Index Terms

Blanton, Suellen Clopton.
Clopton family.
Concord United Methodist Church (Eatonton, Ga.)
Eatonton (Ga.)
Genealogies (histories)
Local histories.
Miami (Fla.)
Palm Beach (Fla.)
Putnam County (Ga.)--Genealogy.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Suellen Clopton Blanton collection on the Clopton family, MS 1518, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Suellen Clopton Blanton, 1996.


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

Sixth generation


1Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clopton (1837-1924) and John R. Gordon circa 1831
Photo of Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clopton and her niece, Lou Forte (Brake) Eskew


2Maria Louisa "Lou" Clopton (1846-1922) and John R. Brake (1846-1880)
Includes family stories about the Civil War


3Thomas Alexander Clopton (b. 1841) and Sarah Fannie Melton (b. 1848)


4William Henry Harrison "Billy" Clopton (1839-1915) and Martha Isabel Lancaster (1845-1895)
Includes photos of the couple
Seventh generation


5Children of William Henry Harrison "Billy" Clopton and Martha Isabel "Mattie" Lancaster
Photo of Lucie Clopton


6Harriet Isabel "Hattie Belle" Clopton (1860-1891) and William Horne Girtman (1967-1904)
Postcard of a Seminole Indian in Miami, Florida; scanned image of "Hattie Belle" Clopton


7William Thomas "Boo" Clopton (1863-1955) and Minnie Flora King (1869-1942), 14.0 items.
Includes the following photos: William and Minnie,Wedding Day, 1893; Elisha King, Jr.; Elizabeth Ann Johnston King; William Butler Johnston; Ann Clarke Tracy Johnston; Johnston Home, taken circa 1861; interior of the Johnston home; William King Clopton, Walter Johnston Clopton, and Lemuel Thomas Clopton, ca. 1904; Minnie Flora King Clopton and Elizabeth King Pinkerson; William Thomas "Boo" Clopton, circa 1940; Rufus Terrell Clopton, Japanese Prisoner of War; Minnie Flora Clopton, Eatonton, circa 1940; James Cuyper Clopton, Rufus Terrel Clopton, Frank Campbell Clopton, William King Clopton, Walter Johnston Clopton, and Lemuel Thomas Clopton; Minnie King Clopton.


8John Godkin Clopton (1867-1947)
Includes a photo of him taken circa 1890 in Putnam County


9Gabriel Harrison Clopton (1870-1971) and Elizabeth Celine Girtman
Photos of Gabriel Harrison Clopton, Walter Johnston Clopton, and James Gabriel Callaway in Miami, 1923; postcard of a Florida orange grove; newspaper clipping about Elizabeth; postcard of Deeding Estate, Miami; postcard of truck farming in Florida


10James Brown "Boss" Clopton (1876-1956)
Photo of James and two postcards of Florida; photo of men in front of E.L. Brady Grocery Store in Miami, Florida, in 1901


11Harvey Gordon Clopton (1886-1957) and Mildred Lucille Chandler (1899- 1983)
Photo of the couple


12Wallace Theodore "Ted" Jones (1899-1980) and Kathryn Eloise Knight (d.1971)


13Concord United Methodist Church, Eatonton, Georgia
Includes photo of the church, copy of deed, 1811; scanned photos of Carrie Lucy Holloman Knight, Alice Adams Bustin, Ruby Rosdee Howard, Annabel Clopton, Ibbie McLeroy Bittner, Hulon H. Howard, Lemuel Thomas Clopton, Walter Johnson Clopton, Marshall Lynn McLeroy, Sr., and Mrs. Annie Kate Bustin McLeroy