Sarah N. Pinckney genealogy files and research materials on Georgia cemeteries
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Sarah N. Pinckney genealogy files and research materials on Georgia cemeteries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Pinckney, Sarah N.
Title: Sarah N. Pinckney genealogy files and research materials on Georgia cemeteries
Dates: 1930s-2009
Extent: 7.5 cubic feet (10 boxes, 1 roll)
Identification: MS 1969

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah N. Pinckney resides in Savannah, Georgia and was a dedicated volunteer with the Bonaventure Historical Society as well as the Georgia Historical Society where she earned the Volunteer of the Year Award, which is named in her honor.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains research materials, clippings, and photographs collected by Sarah N. Pinckney on cemeteries mainly in Chatham County, Georgia, but also in the nearby counties of Bryan, Effingham, and Glynn. Also included are genealogy files with correspondence, clippings, notes, and photographs on the following families: Anderson-Kempton, Askew, Baldwin-Holbrook-Wheeler, Behn-Tillinghast, Bellinger, Benge, Bermuchand, Boston, Bourquin, Brewton, Brown-Williams, Bull, Butler, Byington, Cotesworth, Davant, Davis, dela Pointe, Disney, Fenden-Loyer, Fenwick, Fielder, Ford, Gnann, Grant, Haltiwanger, Harper, Harper-Penton-Wall-Sipple, Harris-Cassell, Jackson, Jaudon, Judd, Jurdine, Jurdine-Baker-Thorpe, Keiffer, Krebs, Landree, Langford, Moore, Morgan, Nichols, Nungezer, Ozburn, Penton, Pinckney-Roger, Pittman, Plummer, Porcher, Porter, Pressnell, Reeves, Salfner, Salzburgers, Sanders, Staton, Thorpe, Waight, Whitfield, and Wooster. Majority of her research on cemeteries was compiled for volunteer research projects she was involved in throughout Chatham County. The data that Pinckney collected from the cemeteries was often cross checked with available cemetery and genealogical records in order to provide a reliable resource to future researchers. Also included are her lists on Spanish American War Veterans in Bonaventure cemetery, lists of Chatham County ministers in 1748 to 1877, her compilation of records of Catholic Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, and various maps and aerial views of the area. For preservation purposes, several binders were disassembled and the contents removed to folders.


This collection is arranged into 10 boxes and 1 roll:

Box 1: Maps; research files with photographs, clippings on the following cemeteries: Antioch Baptist Church, Barnard, Barstow, Bethel, Bird/Smith in Bryan County, Bourquin, Brickyard, Bryan family at Brampton Plantation, Bryan family at Screven Island, Butler family of Bryan County, Catholic, Cedar Grove, Cherokee Hill, Coldbrook in Effingham County, Delegal, Denomination Church, Densler, Dotson, Dotson Runway, Douglas, Drouillard, DuBignon in Glynn County, Dutch Island, East Savannah, Elbert Rae's Hall, Elkins, Emma Grove, Ennis, Eugenia/New Guinea, Evergreen, Ford, Fort Pulaski, Fox Field, Fox Hill, Gibson, Gravel Hill, Grove Hill, Halliday/Holliday, Harrison Plantation, Helmey in Effingham County, Hester-Mercer, Houston, Hunter Army Airfield, Isle of Hope Methodist Church, Jones-DeRenne of Wormsloe Plantation, Roger Lacy, Lavinder, Lazaretto, Lebannon, LePageville, Lincoln, Litchfield, McAlpin family of Hermitage Plantation, McNish, Magnolia, Nelson, Newton Pooler, North Salem Baptist Church, Oemler/Yonge, Old Church, Old Valley, Piney Grove Baptist, Sailors, Salfner, Scotland, Sharon Plantation, Shaw, South Field, Sweet Field of Eden (Pin Point), Thorpe, Tomochichi, Turner, Tybee Island, Union Camp, Vallambrosia, Vernonburg/White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Waldburg family of Rockingham Plantation, Waters, White Hall/Fair Lawn, Wild Heron, Woodlawn, Woodstock/Hopeton, Woodville, Wright, Zion White Bluff Baptist; research files on funeral homes, Confederate soldiers, doctors, hospitals, diseases, and survey guidelines, 1947-2002.

Box 2: List of ministers of all denominations in Chatham County, Laurel Grove newsletters, Parish register of St. John's Catholic Church in Savannah, list of Spanish American War veterans in Bonaventure Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia: Volume 1: 23 August 1853-30 August 1876 (some earlier) by the Genealogical Committee in 1989, Catholic Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia: Volume 2: September 1876-July 1903 by the Genealogical Committee in 1994, photocopy of Victorian Ironwork: A Catalogue by J. B. Wickersham in 1977, 1997-2002.

Box 3: Genealogy files including: Benge, Bourquin, Brown-Williams, Davant, Fielder, Ford, Harper, Harper-Penton-Wall-Sipple, and Harris-Cassell, 1982-1993.

Box 4: Genealogy files including: Judd, Jurdine, Jurdine-Baker-Thorpe, Landree, Ozburn, Penton, and Pinckney-Roger, 1930-2006.

Box 5: Genealogy files including: Porcher, Reeves, Thorpe, and Wooster, 1944-1994.

Box 6: Cemetery files, Bonaventure Cemetery binder, and "Nostalgia and Days of Old" binder, 1936-2009.

Box 7: Genealogy files including: Anderson-Kempton, Askew, Baldwin-Holbrook-Wheeler, Behn-Tillinghast, Bellinger, Bermuchand, Boston, Bourquin, Brewton, Bull, Butler, Byington, Cotesworth, Davant, Davis, dela Pointe, Disney, Fenden-Loyer, Fenwick, Gnann, Grant, Haltiwanger, Jackson, Jaudon, Keiffer, and Krebs, 1980s-1990s.

Box 8: Genealogy files including: Langford, miscellaneous, Moore, Morgan, Nichols, Nungezer, Pinckney, Pittman, Plummer, Porcher, Porter, Pressnell, Salfner, Salzburgers, Sanders, Staton, Waight, and Whitfield; "Memoirs: John Hill Luther and Anne Jaudon Luther," 1982; John Grant papers (photocopies), 1880s; Bonaventure Historical Society Newsletter binder, 1994-2010; Bonaventure and other Chatham County cemeteries binder, circa 1980s; Porter Military Academy, Charleston, South Carolina, panoramic photograph (rolled); five CD-Rs entitled: Haltiwanger Family Tree, Jaudon Family Tree, Jaudon Cemeteries, Spanish American War Soldiers, and Notebooks/Various Cemeteries.

Box 9: Genealogy files including: Jaudon binders 1-4 and Pinckney binders 1-2, 1970s-2010.

Box 10: Spanish American War Veterans in Bonaventure Cemetery and other cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia binder, 1997, 2002; Haltiwanger binders 1-2, 1970s-1990s.

Roll 1: Aerial view of Savannah upper harbor, 1970s?; General Highway Map of Liberty County, 1985; General Highway Map of Effingham County, 1976; General Highway Map of Chatham County, 1977; and General Highway Map of Bryan County, 1977.

Index Terms

Catholic Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Cemeteries--Bryan County (Ga.)
Cemeteries--Chatham County (Ga.)
Cemeteries--Effingham County (Ga.)
Cemeteries--Glynn County (Ga.)
Clergy--Chatham County (Ga.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Pinckney, Sarah N.
Research notes.
Slides (photographs)
Spanish-American War Veterans.

Administrative Information

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Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.