Mathews and Joor family papers
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Mathews and Joor family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Joor, Ann Mathews
Creator: Joor, William
Creator: Mathews, John Raven, 1788-1867
Title: Mathews and Joor family papers
Dates: 1816-1848, undated
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS219f

Biographical/Historical Note

John Raven Mathews (1788-1867) was born in South Carolina to George Mathews (1753-1815) and Mary Saltus Mathews (1761-1845). In 1806, Mathews married Elizabeth Whaley (1788-1860) in Charleston, South Carolina. They had eight children, including Harriet Emma (1820-1890), Ann (b. 1822), George (b. 1826), and William (b. 1829). Mathews was a plantation owner in South Carolina. He also owned James Island and John's Island, South Carolina, as well as property in Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. Additional biographical information about John Raven Mathews has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal letters from Ann (Mathews) Joor, the daughter of John Mathews, about the death of "Edward" and from William Joor about a troublesome slave. There are receipts from William Joor and Jonathan Cooper about the transfer of the slave from Savannah, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina. Also included are business letters between John Mathews and his cousin, Optimus Hughes, about the sale of James Island.

Index Terms

Charleston (S.C.)
James Island (S.C.)
John's Island (S.C.)
Joor, Ann Mathews--Correspondence
Joor, William--Correspondence
Savannah (Ga.)
Slavery--South Carolina

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

Existence and Location of Copies

A transcription of the letters is included in the collection.

Preferred Citation

Mathews and Joor family papers, MSS 219f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List



1Papers, 1816-1848, undated View online.