Winship-Flournoy Family Papers
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Winship-Flournoy Family Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Flournoy family
Creator: Winship family
Title: Winship-Flournoy Family Papers
Dates: 1822-1951
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: 2 linear ft. (3 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS209

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph and Isaac Winship were born in Massachusetts. in 1800 and 1802, respectively. They both moved to Georgia around 1825, settling first near Macon and later moving to Atlanta. In antebellum Atlanta, they owned and operated Winship Machine Works. During the war, Isaac moved to Griffin, while Joseph stayed in Atlanta. The machine works was destroyed during General William Sherman’s attack and occupation of Atlanta. The bulk of this collection comes from the Isaac Winship family, and his daughter, Anna Eliza Winship Flournoy. Isaac Winship( 1802 to 1885) married Martha Pearson Cook (1813 to 1882) in 1827. Their family included twelve children: Emory (b. 8 June 1829 d. 6 April 1888), Laura Ellen (b. 8 Sept. 1830 d. 29 Jan. 1856), Anna Eliza (b. 30 July 1832 d. 19 Nov. 1919), Ira (b. 15 May 1834 d. 1836), Martha Angelina (b. 28 Dec. 1835 d. unknown), Mary Cook (b. 25 Dec. 1837 d. unknown), Ida Louise (b. 27 Jan. 1840 d. unknown), Sarah Irene ( b. 7 June 1844 d.6 April 1873), Emily Lavina ( b. 16 May 1846 d. 27 Jan. 1908), Victoria Comer( b. 1849 d. 8 Feb. 1877), Isaac ( d. 2 Aug. 1854) and Nathan Robertson (b. 1856 d. unknown). After the Civil War, Isaac Winship raised his family in Macon, while maintaining a second home in Atlanta. Anna Eliza Winship married Josiah Asbury Flournoy in 1853. Their six children included Robert Flournoy, Martha Cook Flournoy, Mrs. Annie Laurie Flournoy Ayers, and Josiah Asbury Flournoy, Jr., Gertrude Flournoy, and Sarah.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this collection consists of papers and copies of letters, receipts, and other documents amassed by Martha Pearson Cook Winship and her daughter: Anna Eliza Flournoy. The files largely consist of genealogy on the Winship and Flournoy families with sources of information that include newspaper clippings, tributes from United Daughters of the Confederacy, and correspondence. Personal papers in the collection include correspondence, and scrapbook materials. Of particular note is: the diary of Annie Laurie Flournoy that records a trip to New York in 1901. The collection also includes a copybook from Anna Eliza Winship that contains a variety of copied items: including milita rosters from the Civil War, as well as, poetry and lecture notes. Some items in the collection are xerographic reproductions, while others are transcriptions without any originals or copies.


This collection is arranged alphabetically in each box, by titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Confederate State of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 4th. Company C.
Flournoy family
Flournoy, Anna Eliza Winship, 1832-1919
Georgia. Militia.
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Georgia Division.
Winship family
Winship, Martha Pearson Cook, 1813-1882

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Winship-Flournoy Family Papers, MSS 209, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Michael Berry, 1974 (1974.131, 1974.282); 1975 (1975.35, 1975.60, 1975.187); 1976 (1976.61); 1977 (1977.42); 1978 (1978.140, 1978.256, 1978.444)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2007


Conditions Governing Access

The 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.

Related Material

Related materials from the same donor include uncatalogued visual arts collections. In addition: Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Richard Fuller and Francis Wayland. New York: Lewis Colby, 1847 removed to rare book collection.

Container List




11Correspondence, 1840-1935
2Copies of letters to Anna Winship Flournoy, 1866
3Correspondence from Gertrude C. Flournoy to Mrs. Josiah Flournoy, six pages, undated
4Correspondence from Josiah Manley Flournoy and Josiah Flournoy to Dr. Wilbur Fisk, 1831 to 1835
5Correspondence to Ruth Brock Kramer, 1925-1936
6Miscellaneous Correspondence of Flournoy Family, undated
7Diary of Annie Laurie Flournoy, 1901
8Genealogy, undated
9Legal and Financial Records, 1838-1895
10Newspaper clippings, undated
11Newspaper clippings, undated
12Program, Peach Blossom Festival, 1926
13Reminiscences of the Civil War by E. L. Lee, 1884
14Anna Winship Flournoy Portfolio, undated
15Musical scores bound in book, 1817 to 1877


2Copybook of Anna E. Winship, earliest date 1846, last date 1879
Ledger of J.A. and Robert Flournoy, 1898
Scrapbook of Miss Gertrude Flournoy, clippings attached to the pages of Youmans’ Atlas of Chemistry, undated
Scrapbook of Miss Annie Laurie Ayers, undated


3Copybook, 1822, undated


MSS-OS 3.29Scrapbook, created by Anna Eliza Ellington Winship, 1890s