TOWNS FAMILY PAPERS

Manuscript MS-026

1822-1931


 

SOURCE: Randall Allen, 1983, 1985

SIZE: .25 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 6 file folders

1 photo folder (TRP-19)

PROCESSING: RAA, February 1986

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Towns family along with related families, Glanton, Marcus, and Sledge were early settlers in the southern and eastern sections of Troup county. This collection consists of the correspondence, land and estate records of these families. A collection of obituary clippings is included, as well as a catalogue from LaGrange Female College, 1859-1860. A glass plate positive photograph of an unidentified brass band is separated. Photographs are listed at the end of the inventory.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folder 1 . Civil War correspondence of H. H. Towns and William B. Towns (photocopies)

2. Deeds

James K. Redd and William A. Redd to James Curry, Sr., 27 Dec 1832, land lot 88 of 4th district

Eaton Bass to Robert Sledge, 22 Jan 1833, land lot 117 of 4th district James Curry to Robert Sledge, 5 Spt 1833, land lot 88 of 4th district Sarah F. Marcus estate to Mrs. E. H. Sledge and Miss R.A. Sledge, 4 Nov 1868, land lots 88, 116, 117, of 4th district

William E. Marcus estate to Mrs. E. H. Sledge and Miss R.A. Sledge, 4 Nov 1868, land lots 88, 116, 117 of 4th district

William E. Marcus estate to Sarah F. Marcus, 1 Mch 1852, landlots 88,116,117 of 4th district

William Dority to William E. Marcus, 13 May 1848, land lot 116 of 4th district

Elizabeth A. Towns to Henry H. Towns, 17 June 1873, land lots 64, 65 of 6th district

3. Estate records

Sara Jane Glanton tax record, 1901

Rebecca A. Sledge inventory and receipts, 1892

Elizabeth Hollinger Marcus Sledge, will, 1882; letters of administration, 1885

Robert Hill Sledge inventory, 1858

William E. Marcus letters of administration, 1850; refundary bonds, 1852

John Hicks Bass power of attorney, 1852

4. Clippings and personal papers

Mrs. Luke S. Glanton, Civil War pension affidavits Sarah Jane Baugh tombstone inscription

Pryor Fitts note to Miss Dump Towns, 22 Jan 1889 Mattie Carlton letter to M.M. Sledge, 12 Nov 1891

Minnie Elizabeth Towns, C.E. Westbrook wedding announcement, no date Confederate reunion, Campbell County, GA 1867

Westbrook house, Fairburn, Georgia

Obituaries:

Mrs. Elizabeth Towns, no date

Mrs. E. A. Towns, 1886

W. Clark Wallace, no date

Miss Van Boddie, no date

Anderson C. Towns, February 1931

Emma Mallory, no date

Elizabeth O 'Neal, no date

Mrs. H.H. Towns, funeral card, 18 May 1917

5. Documents not pertaining to the Towns family

David D. Rogers commission, Lieutenant of riflemen, 41st New York Regiment, 6 Apr 1822

Robbins Kellogg appointment as postmaster of West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA

Letter, 15 May 1856, Thomas F. Daves, Jr. to William Boatwick regarding an epitaph for Mrs.Elizabeth Adeline Howard Boatwick Bill of lading, 26 Sept 1804, shipment of steel from Liverpool to New York

Account current of George Mills with William McCracken of Barbados, 27 May 1775

6. LaGrange Female College Catalog, 1859-1860

 

TRACINGS Bass family Marcus family Sledge family Glanton family Westbrook family

LaGrange Female College

U.S. History - Civil War, 1861-1865 Towns, H. H.

Towns, William B.