PONDER GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-2006.10

1978-2006

 

 

SOURCE: Lee Ponder
SIZE: 9 linear feet
SHELVING UNITS: Series I 9 boxes
Series II 8 folders
PROCESSING: FCJ, October 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Lee Ponder is an Atlanta native. He worked for many years for the State of Florida and moved to Western North Carolina when he retired. His father was a native of Meriwether County. Ponder and related families were in and around Troup County for over 150 years. He devoted 28 years to genealogical correspondence and research, resulting in this collection. Many of his families are from Troup County and West Georgia.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The collection consists largely of genealogical source materials, research, and correspondence collected over 28 years. The collection is divided into two series: genealogical records, the larger series, and photographs. The papers are filed alphabetically by family name and most of the folders are labeled with the name of an individual or couple.

SERIES NOTES

I. Genealogical Files and booklets
9 linear feet (9 boxes)

This series contains collected research material and correspondence as well as many documents and compiled genealogies. Many of the families have Troup County or West Georgia connections. The genealogical papers are arranged alphabetically by surname, and most folders have an individual's name as well. There is one box of various family genealogies collected into binders by surname. The container list gives a complete listing of the folder names.

II. Family and Historic Photographs
8 folders

This collection includes photographs of ancestors, historic sites associated with certain ancestors, and some photographs of living people. Many are identified on the backs.

CONTAINER LIST

SERIES I GENEALOGICAL SUBJECT FILES

BOX 1
Folder

1 Abercrombie
2 Avary
3 Ballard
4 Bennett, Stephen
5 Benton, James
6 Bird
7-12 Brock
13-15 Charles
16 Chesley
17 Edward
18-22 Elias
23 Elijah
24 Enoch
25-26 Evan
27 Francis
28 Frederick
29-33 George
34 Henry
35-37 Isaac
38-41 John
42-46 Joseph
47 Josiah
48-49 Moses
50 Nathaniel
51 Paul
52-53 Richard
54 Robert
55 Reubin
56 Rudolph
57-58 Thomas
59-65 William
66 Brooks
67 Bryant
68 Carleton
69 Henry
70 Robert
71 Carter
72 Isaac
73 Cochran
74 Coleman
75 Crunk
76 Germany
77 Goodlow

BOX 2
Folder

1 Hambrick
2 Benjamin
3 Charles
4-5 James
6-7 Patrick
8 Hamer
9 Hancock
10 Hart
11-12 Harris
13 Claiborn
14-17 John
18 Robert
19 Richard
20-22 William
23 Hollingsworth
24 Huie
25 Hurston
26 Jenkins, Cyrus R.
27 Justice
28 Kimbrough
29-30 Kittrell
31 Jonathan
32 Lea, Ambrose
33 Carter
34 James
35-36 John
37-41 William
42-45 Lee
46 Abel
47 Alanson
48 Benjamin
49 Creasy

BOX 3
Folder

1 Lee, Edmond
2-3 Edmund
4 Elizabeth
5 Elliott
6 Frederick
7 Gabriel
8 George
9 Isaac
10-17 James
18-21 John
22 Luke
23 Major
24 Nancy
25 Noah
26-27 Owen
28 Robert
29 Solomon
30-38 William
39-44 Zachry
45-46 Zachariah
47 Lovelace
48 Luckie
49 Lynn
50 McComas
51 McEver
52 Montgomery
53 Nabors
54 Nall
55 Overturf
56 Patterson, John
57 Petty
58 Pond
59 Ponder

BOX 4
Folder

1-7 Ponder
8-11 Abner
12-13 Alexander
14-17 Amos
18-21 Andrew
22 Archibald
23 Bedford
24 Benjamin
25 Berryman
26 Calip
27 Carl
28 Caroline
29 Christopher
30 Clarence
31-37 Daniel
38 David
39 Elijah
40-47 Ephraim
48 Francis
49-50 Frank
51-55 George
56-58 Hezekiah
59-60 Jacob

BOX 5
Folder

1-23 Ponder, James
24 Jasper
25 Jefferson
26-27 Jehu
28 Jemima
29 Jeremiah
30-32 Jesse
33 Joel
34-68 John
69 Joseph
70-71 Jordan
72 Julia
73 Leonard
74 Lydia
75-76 Malicai
77 Marcus
78 Marida
79-80 Martha
81-82 Morgan
83-85 Nathan

BOX 6
Folder

1-8 Ponder, Nathaniel
9 Peter
10 Rachel
11 Ransom
12-18 Richard
19 Robert
20 Samuel
21-23 Silas
24-28 Thomas
29 Valentine
30 Vardy
31 Virgil
32-50 William
51 Willis
52 Roberts
53 Sewell
54 Shepherd
55 Swanson
56 Taylor
57-58 Joseph
59-60 Terrell
61 John
62-65 Thames
66 Abe
67 Abner
68-69 Absalom
70 Alfred
71 Alford
72-80 Amos

BOX 7

1 Thames, Ann
2 Battle
3-4 Benjamin
5 Betethin
6-7 Calvin
8-9 Charles
10-13 Cornelius
14 Daniel
15-17 David
18 Drury
19 Eli
20 Elisha
21 Enoch
22 Esquire
23 Friendly
24-27 George
28 Harry
29 Henry
30 Isaac
31 Jabez
32-41 James
42-44 Jesse
45-73 John
74-83 Joseph
84 Levi
85 Mary
86 Martha
87 Matthew
88 Maurice
89 Nancy
90 Nathan
91 Nelson
92 Newberry
93 Pink

BOX 8
Folder

1 Thames, Rachel
2 Richard
3 Robert
4-6 Rufus
7-17 Samuel
18 Sarah
19 Shadrack
20 Silas
21 Stephen
22 Susan
23-34 Thomas
35 Timothy
36 Travis
37 W. L.
38 Walter
39-56 William
57-58 Thames
59-60 Thomas
61 Timm
62 Tolar
63 Turner
64 Weaver
65-66 Wideman
67 Adam
68 Heinrich
69 Henry
70 Margaret
71 Willis
72 Wright

BOX 9 Family Records in Binders
Volumes

1 Benton
2 Brock
3 Flowers
4 Hadley
5 Huie
6-9 Lee
10 Orr - Hunter -Alston - Kittrell
11-14 Ponder
15 Reddick
16 Scaife - Hancock - Terry - Leake
17 Seymour
18 Terrell
19-21 Thames

SERIES II PHOTOGRAPHS

Folder
1-2 Ponder Family Cemeteries and Graves
3 Ponder Family photographs
4 Thames Family Cemeteries and Graves
5 Rev. William Thames and wife; Lula Mae Terrell; Lavada Viola Terrell Thames, old and young; Susan Camilla Thames, and the Thames House
6 Edna C. Seymour Purcell; Susan C. Thames Seymour
7 William Frank Seymour, Lyra Purcell, Charles S. Purcell
8 Seymour family: John S.; Durwood F.; Susan; Byron; William F.; and Lyra Seymour Purcell

ITEMS SEPARATED

History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church book, (shelved with Meriwether Co., Ga. books)

"Baptist Churches, Bladen and Cumberland Co., N.C." (Booklet, shelved with North Carolina books)