DOROTHY HOPKINS MCCLENDON COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-127

c.1885-1993

 


 

SOURCE: Dorothy Hopkins McClendon estate, 1993

SIZE: 5 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 5 records center boxes

2 notebooks (3 ring binders)

1 photograph folder

PROCESSING: RAA, March, 1994

 

SOURCE NOTE

In accordance with Mrs. McClendon's wishes, following her funeral on December 5, 1993, Archives staff went directly from the cemetery to her home to transfer her records to Troup County Archives.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This is primarily a genealogical collection. Correspondence, research notes and pedigree charts trace the lineage of Dorothy Elizabeth Hopkins (1920-1993) and her husband, Oran Harvard McClendon (1913-1975). Dorothy McClendon was Troup County's "Cemetery Lady", a title acquired through fifteen years of locating and charting abandoned graveyards. In 1990, she published Family, Church and Community Cemeteries of Troup County, Georgia. The manuscript and some of her field notes are part of this collection.

Mrs. McClendon was largely responsible for founding the West Central Georgia Genealogical Society in 1979. Newsletters, correspondence with researchers and a few items of memorabilia document her work in the genealogical society as well as the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. Twenty photographs, dating from about 1885 to 1992, show several generations of Mrs. McClendon's ancestors, and also document some of her cemetery charting activities. Her files, as indicated in the container list, are arranged alphabetically by surname or topic. Some minor deviation from alphabetical order occurs to accommodate boxing the larger groups of records.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1 Arnett Bailey Banks Battle

Bible Records

Cleveland

Heard

Hearn

Johnson

Marcus

Mayfield

Philpot

Bunn (18 folders) Buran (6 folders) Burk

Burwell (3 folders)

Cemeteries (3 folders) (mostly requests for information or directions to Troup County cemeteries) Childs

Church histories and bulletins

Cleveland (see Bible Records)

Cohen

Cummings

DAR (National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution) (2 folders) Gabbettville Community

Gaston - Genealogy of the Gaston, Harvey, Reid, Simonton & Tomlinson Families - (manuscript, author unknown) Glenn, Georgia (see Starnes)

Glover (17 folders)

Grant

Grimmitt Cemetery

Griswold (5 folders)

Box 2

Deloach (66 folders)

Box 3

Halstead (4 folders)

Head (5 folders)

Heard (see Bible Records)

Hearn (1 folder; also see Bible Records) Hinkle (2 folders)

Hodnett Cemetery

Holladay

Hopkins (30 folders)

Johnson (1 folder; also see Bible Records) Lawerence (13 folders)

Lipscomb

Lyle

Magnan (6 folders)

Marcus (see Bible Records)

Massey (4 folders)

Mayfield (see Bible Records)

Box 4

McClendon (23 folders)

McCosh (2 folders)

Memorabilia (programs from patriotic society functions)

Murphy Cemetery

Ogden (3 folders)

O'Neal (2 folders)

Parker

Peters

Peyton

Philpot (see Bible Records)

Pitchford

Porter

Powers Crossroad Cemetery, Coweta County, GA

Prather

Pye

Richardson

Satterwhite

Skinner (9 folders)

Smithwick (9 folders)

Stallings (2 folders)

Starnes, Sara Crouch - "Glenn News" (5 folders - genealogy, poetry and philosophy published in the News & Banner, Franklin, Heard County, GA, c. 1980-c.1990) Steed

Strong Cemetery

Tennant

Tomlinson (1 folder; also see Gaston)

UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy) (2 folders)

Whatley

Wilkes

Willis

Box 5

West Central Georgia Genealogical Society (10 folders)

West Central Georgia Genealogical Society Newsletter, 1979-1987

Wehadkee Baptist Church Records, c.1850-c.1880 (photocopies) (8 folders)

Manuscript - Family, Church and Community Cemeteries of Troup County, Georgia

Items separated

Notebook - Genealogy of Oran Harvard McClendon

Notebook - Genealogy of Dorothy Elizabeth Hopkins

Photographs

ph 1 Dorothy H. McClendon, c. 1992

ph 2 Elizabeth Perilee Lawerence and Few Anthony Raylander, n.d.

ph 3 unidentified couple, c.1885

ph 4 Oris and Raymon Griswold(?), n.d.

ph 5 Lois McClendon(?), c.1965

ph 6 Lois McClendon(?), c.1975

ph 7 McClendon tombstone (cemetery not identified)

ph 8 William Lawerence tombstone (cemetery not identified)

ph 9 Omie Dell Blanchard, c.1958

ph 10 Omie Dell Blanchard, c.1958

ph 11 Hortense Glover Graves, 1970

ph 12 Tommy Graves, 1970

ph 13 Glover family, 1967

ph 14 Willow(?) McClendon, n.d.

ph 15 Hodnett Cemetery, c.1985

ph 16 Mildred Cantlin, Ann Cantlin, Dorothy McClendon & Dorothy Sams, c.1985

ph 17 Erastus A. & Mary Eugenie O'Neal McClendon, c.1900

ph 18 McClendon's Grocery(?) (no location), n.d.

ph 19 Doris Wilene McClendon & unidentified, n.d.

ph 20 Robert T. Hopkins family, 1984

 

TRACINGS

Daughters of the American Revolution, LaGrange Chapter Gabbettville Community, Troup County, GA

Glenn Community, Heard County, GA

United Daughters of the Confederacy, LaGrange Chapter Wehadkee Baptist Church, Troup County, GA

West Central Georgia Genealogical Society