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)