JEAN BOWER GRAY COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-149

1751-1970


 

Source: Mrs. Joseph R. (Jean Bower) Gray

Size: 1/4th linear foot

Shelving:

1 folder photographs
1 notebook

Processing: FCJ, SEPT 1996

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Mrs. Gray has been collecting genealogical information on West Georgia families for many years. These records are a partial result of her efforts. This collection is filled largely with information on the Booker family of West Point, Georgia and the Union-Whitesville area of Harris County, Georgia. The notebook is devoted to the lineages of the Booker family and is separated into sections by family patriarchs. The notebook includes news articles, correspondence, and book excerpts pertaining to Booker family history. There is also one 61 page booklet contained within the notebook titled "As I Live and Breathe." The booklet is comprised of genealogical records of Florence A. Johnson and relates to the West Point Families of Johnson, Dodwell, Bussey, Ward, and Zachry. The photograph folder contains photos relating to the Booker family.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Notebook

Section
1 miscellaneous lineages of related Booker families,
2 Family of Richard Marot Booker, 1751-1805,
3 Family of Edward Booker, who died 1767,
4 Family of Richard E. Booker, who married 1781
5 Family of George Hairston Booker, 1807-1894,
6 Family of William Murphy, died ca. 1830,
7 Family of John Henry Booker (Sr), 1843-1929, and
8 Thornton Family information largely related to Solomon Thornton, who died 1809.
Booklet "As I Live and Breathe" is loose within notebook

 

PHOTOGRAPH INVENTORY

Folder

Photo
1 Booker Family(2) c. 1920
2 Booker Family c. 1920
3 John H. Booker, Sr.(2) c. 1900
4 Cornelia Hellen Riser Booker(2) c. 1900
5 Booker Home(2) c. 1893
6 Shot of Booker Cemetary Plot c. 1970
7 Dovie Booker grave c. 1970
8 Bertha Booker grave c. 1970
9 Abner Carhal Booker grave c. 1970
10 Cornelia Hellen Riser Booker grave c. 1970
11 Arthur Booker grave c. 1970
12 John Henry Booker grave c. 1970
13 Mary Booker grave c. 1970

 

TRACINGS

Murphy Family
Thornton Family