Aileen Knaebel genealogical papers on Bryan County (Ga.) families
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Aileen Knaebel genealogical papers on Bryan County (Ga.) families

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Knaebel, Aileen, 1933-1994.
Title: Aileen Knaebel genealogical papers on Bryan County (Ga.) families
Dates: 1800-1993
Extent: 3.55 cubic feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 2385

Biographical/Historical Note

Aileen Knaebel, November 16, 1933- March 6, 1994 was a lifelong resident of Georgia. She lived in Ellabell, Georgia, in Bryan County, where she worked in the education field. She assembled a collection of genealogical information regarding the families of Bryan County to which she was related, including the English, Butler, Shuman, Futch, Cox, Jarrard and Barber families. Many of these families have been in Georgia since the turn of the 19th Century or earlier.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the research notes on the genealogy of the English, Butler, Shuman, Futch, Cox, Jarrard and Barber families of Bryan County, Georgia. The collection was created and assembled by Aileen Knaebel, a resident of Ellabell, Georgia and descendent/relation of the families. The collection contains more papers on the English, Shuman and Futch families than the Butler, Cox, Jarrard and Barber families. Most of Knaebel's notes and correspondence date from the late 1980s and early 1990s; however, the collection includes both original sources and photocopies of documents such a letters, deeds, certificates, ledgers, photographs, receipts and IOUs from 1855 and later.


This collection is arranged into 4 boxes and 1 oversize folder:

Box 1: Binder containing genealogical notes on Bryan County families from 1800 to 1967 using 19th and 20th century Census; Box containing memorial book of Herschell E. English, English family photographs, sympathy cards, 1970. Binder containing photographs of Bryan County families' graves, genealogical notes on Bryan County families from 1800 to 1967 using 19th and 20th century Census; newspaper clippings, 1992; Photocopy 1870 will of Jefferson Butler; Bryan County families correspondence, deeds, and maps, 19th century, Knaebel correspondence and notes, 1987-1992. Binder containing Shuman and English families genealogical notes. Binder containing genealogical notes on the Shuman family, late 18th century-20th century. Binder containing English family correspondence, IOUs, deeds, tax documents, citations, DMV registration cards, receipts, photographs and reproductions, report card, Mason certificates, marriage licenses, 1855-1947. Binder containing maps of counties in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Box 2: Binder assembled in 1980s containing genealogical notes on Bryan County families, 1794-1943. Binder containing genealogical notes on Bryan County families, 1790-1993. English, Strickland and Blitch families obituaries, 1974-1993; Photograph of a young boy, undated; Knaebel correspondence, 1990, 9 5.25 inch floppy discs; Knaebel genealogical research notes and personal papers, 1989-1992; Manila envelope containing English family papers, correspondence, receipts, tax documents, deeds, photographs, 1923-1987.

Box 3: Binder containing photographs of family members, genealogical notes on Bryan County families, late 18th century-early 20th century, maps of Bryan County. Binder containing genealogical notes on Bryan County families (bulk Futch and English), cemetery photographs, photocopy of Corinth Baptist Church ledgers, 1891-1937, Photocopy of North Carolina Palatine-Germans (Futch Family) by Evelyn Futch Smith; Genealogical notebooks, 1993; The Genealogical Helper, Jan/Feb 1990, Nov/Dec 1990, Sept/Oct 1991; Purple cloth bag containing micro cassettes; circular folding tissue paper decoration; Cotton ginner's record book, 1912; Nashville Automobile College booklet; ledger containing names of Smith and Blitch families, 1909; English family papers, correspondence, receipts.

Box 4: English family financial and tax documents, 1969-1976; Newspaper clippings 1955-1993; Fort Stewart hunting map; Passengers and Immigrants to America bibliography by Maxine Alcorn, undated; Knaebel genealogical notes and correspondence, 1980s-1990s; Photocopy of the Tishler Family Tree by Fred Tischler; Survey of William English estate, 1976; ledger containing Shuman and English accounts; William English notebook, undated; pocket diary, 1910; Photos of Bryan County families members, 1945-1980s; English family members memorial booklets, 1943-1944.

Oversize folder 1: Watercolor portrait/photograph of James Reuben English and Leila Shuman, 1936; Large portrait of unidentified male, undated.

Index Terms

Artifacts (object genre)
Barber family.
Black-and-white negatives.
Bryan County (Ga.)
Bryan County (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Bryan County (Ga.)--Maps.
Butler family.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cox family.
English family.
Floppy disks.
Futch family.
Jarrard family.
Knaebel, Aileen, 1933-1994.
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Marriage licenses.
North Carolina--Maps.
Receipts (financial records)
Schumann family.
South Carolina--Maps.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


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