Daniel and William A. McDougald papers
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Daniel and William A. McDougald papers

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: McDougald, Daniel, 1798-1849
Creator: McDougald, William, 1838-1887
Title: Daniel and William A. McDougald papers
Dates: 1825-1889, undated
Quantity: 2.0 Folders
Identification: ahc.MSS229f

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel McDougald (1798-1849) was a land speculator and general of a Georgia militia unit during the Second Creek War. He married Eliza Ann Alexander (1809-1885) in 1831. The couple lived in Muscogee County, Georgia, and later moved to Russell County, Alabama. They had four children: Mary (1835-1900), William (1838-1887), Daniel (1842-1845), and Duncan (1848-1862). William Alexander McDougald owned a farm in Russell County, Alabama. He married Emily Caroline Fitten and they had five children: Annie (1870-1951), Duncan (1873-1951), William (1875-1901), Emily (1881-1965), and John (1876-1931). Emily married Edward H. Inman (1881-1931), who built the Swan House, in 1901. They lived there until Emily's death in 1931 after which, it became part of the Atlanta Historical Society.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains land deeds from Macon County, Muscogee County, and Meriwether County in Georgia, receipts, business records, and legal documents. Of particular note is a bill of sale for enslaved people in Muscogee County, Georgia; a list of enslaved people with ages and brief descriptions; and correspondence relating to land transactions on the part of William A. and Daniel McDougald.

Index Terms

Family life--Georgia
Georgia--History--19th century.
Inman family
Land grants--Georgia
Land titles--Georgia
McDougald family
Real property--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel and William A. McDougald papers, MSS 229f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2017.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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



1Financial and legal records, correspondence, 1825-1885, undated


MSS OS box 1.8Property documents, 1840, 1845, 1889, undated