Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate
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Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Holbrook, James H.
Creator: Jefferson, Thomas Emory, 1820-1863
Title: Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate
Dates: 1862 April-May
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS160f

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Emory Jefferson (1820-1863) was born in North Carolina. On September 10, 1844, he married Mary Frances Foster in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. They had three daughters: Mary E., Margarett, and Eliza J. During the Civil War, Jefferson served in the 36th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Army of Tennessee, as a 1st lieutenant. He participated in the Confederate defense during the Battle of Vicksburg, where he died in June of 1863. Additional biographical information about Thomas Emory Jefferson has not been determined.

James H. Holbrook was born about 1842 to Amanda A. and Johnathan H. Holbrook. On April 27, 1862, he married Mary E. Jefferson, Thomas E. Jefferson's daughter. The marriage was registered in the Forsyth County, Georgia Marriage Book. Additional biographical information about James H. Holbrook has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes the marriage certificate of James H. Holbrook and Mary E. Jefferson and a letter from 1st Lieutenant Thomas E. Jefferson to his wife and children. He writes about his travels, the potential for fights with "the yankees," and asks them to pray for him.


Index Terms

Marriage certificates--1860-1870.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate, MSS 160f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


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1Civil War letter and marriage certificate, 1862 April-May View online.