Bomar-Killian family papers
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Bomar-Killian 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: Bomar, Benjamin F., Dr., 1816-1868
Creator: Bomar, Thomas, Rev., 1770-1830
Creator: Grant, Lemuel Pratt, 1817-1893
Title: Bomar-Killian family papers
Dates: 1837-1926, undated
Quantity: 0.42 Linear ft. (one document case and one oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS760

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar, the son of Reverend Thomas Bomar, attended the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in Charleston. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and became the second mayor of Atlanta in 1849. Dr. Bomar married Sarah Elizabeth Lumpkin Haynes. Their son, Major Thomas Haynes Bomar, served in the Confederate Army, was captured toward the end of the war, and imprisoned at Fort Delaware. Their daughter, Amaryllis (1846-1919), married Charles Henry Killian. Charles H. Killian was also a Confederate veteran. Additional biographical information on the Bomar-Killian family has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, and scrapbooks.

Index Terms

Bomar family
Bomar, Thomas Haynes, 1842-1927
Killian family
Killian, Charles Henry, 1846-1891
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bomar-Killian family papers, MSS 760, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Related Material

Bomar Killian Collection, VA BOM, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center.

Container List




MSS OS box 5.251Roster of Camp McDonald, Georgia, undated



11Benjamin F. Bomar papers, 1840-1868
2Lemuel P. Grant papers, 1864-1888
3Bomar-Killian correspondence (including Civil War letters), 1864-1890
4Deeds and indentures, 1856-1926
5Newspaper clippings, undated
6Ephemera, undated
7Account book of B. F. Bomar (South Carolina), undated
8Bible of Mrs. B. F. Bomar, undated
9 The Miscellaneous Writings of the Reverend Thomas Bomar..., Spartanburg, South Carolina. Published for Elizabeth C. Bomar, 1837
10"School Drawing Book of Amaryllis Bomar", undated
11Scrapbook album presented to Amaryllis Bomar, undated
12Book of handwritten recipes, "Miss Julia Killian at Home", undated