Catherine R. Moirai papers
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Catherine R. Moirai papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Moirai, Catherine R., 1947-
Title: Catherine R. Moirai papers
Dates: circa 1940s-2008
Extent: 2.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Identification: MS 1775

Biographical/Historical Note

Catherine R. Moirai (1947- ) is the daughter of J.L. (James Longstreet) Sibley Jennings, Sr. (1920-2003) and his first wife, Ernestine Moore Jennings. She has two brothers, David Jennings and J. L. (James Longstreet) Sibley Jennings, Jr. (1941-). She resides in Tennessee.

J.L. Sibley Jennings, Sr. was born on July 7, 1920 in Union, South Carolina. He was the son of Henry Burrit Jennings and Josephine Sibley. After the death of his father in 1927, the family moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, the former home of his mother. He worked in the insurance and construction business, was elected twice to the General Assembly as a representative of Baldwin County, and served in the United States Army in Viet Nam and Korea retiring at the rank of Colonel in 1972. He was married three times.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence among family members, biographical and genealogy materials, photographs, and estate documents regarding the Jennings and Sibley families. Family members included in the collection are: Josephine (Jennings) and James Brown, King Couper, Righton Gordy, David Jennings, Eleanor (McCullan) Jennings, Ernestine Jennings, Eugenia (Shy Williams) Jennings, Henry Burritt Jennings, J. L. (James Longstreet) Sibley Jennings, Jr., J.L. (James Longstreet) Sibley Jennings, Sr., Josephine Sibley Jennings, Martha Jennings Norment, Alan B. and Mary Sibley, Erwin Sibley, James L. Sibley, John A. Sibley, Martha Sibley, Nancy and Bill Sibley, Stephen Thayer Sibley, Quintus and Robbie Sibley, and Walter Williams.

Much of the materials in the collection relate to J.L Sibley Jennings, Sr. including correspondence files dated 1940s to 2003 and will and estate files dated 2003 to 2005. In addition to files on various family members, there is a Jennings family folder (located in box 2) and a folder of various photographs that were originally loose in the box of donated materials (located in box 5).


This collection is arranged into 5 boxes, alphabetically by name:

Box 1: Brown, Josephine - Jennings, Ernestine

Box 2: Jennings, Eugenia - Jennings, J. L. Sibley, Sr. and one folder on Jennings family

Box 3: Jennings, J. Sibley, Sr.

Box 4: Jennings, J. L. Sibley, Sr. - Norment, Martha

Box 5: Sibley, Alan - Williams, Walter and one folder of photographs

Index Terms

Estate records.
Genealogies (histories)
Jennings family.
Jennings, James Longstreet Sibley, 1920-2003.
Letters (correspondence)
Moirai, Catherine R., 1947-
Sibley family.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.