Everhart family papers
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Everhart family 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: Banner, Cornelia Adelaide, 1830-1916
Creator: Everhart, George Marlow, 1917-2004
Creator: Everhart, Lay Hampton, 1869-1945
Creator: Everhart, Margaret, 1918-2001
Creator: Hogg, Chris, b. 1893
Title: Everhart family papers
Dates: 1860-2004, undated
Quantity: 3.09 Linear feet (two document cases and two oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS82

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. George Marlow Everhart (1826-1891) was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, to William and Susan Everhart. His brother was Elijah Danner Everhart (1828-1863), a graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College. George graduated from Emory-Henry College in Emory, Virginia in 1852; published "Josephine and Other Poems" in 1858; was a volunteer medic during the Civil War; and preached a sermon to the Confederate Cabinet in 1865. He married Cornelia Adelaide Banner in 1853. Cornelia Banner had a sister, Sarah Ann Banner (1834-1862).

George and Cornelia had two children: Adelaide Everhart (1865- 1988), an artist whose paintings hung in the Georgia capitol, and Lay Hampton Everhart (1869-1945), a lieutenant in the United States Navy who fought in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War (1898). Lay married Margaret Hogg (1887-1967), and they had two children: George Marlow Everhart (1917-2004) and Margaret Everhart (1918- 2001). Margaret Hogg had a sister, Chris Hogg (b. 1893).

Margaret Everhart attended Agnes Scott College and became a nun. George Marlow Everhart (1917-2004) was born in Decatur, Georgia, and became a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army. While stationed in Canada he lost his American citizenship due to the Nationality Act of 1940. After regaining his American citizenship, he earned a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of North Carolina (now North Carolina State College) in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a bachelor's degree in Commercial Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. George Everhart (1917-2004) worked as a professional engineer for the Georgia State Highway Department for over twenty years. His wife, Lucille Bell (1903-1991), was an interior designer. They both died in Waycross, Georgia. Additional biographical information about the Everhart family has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consist of photocopies of art by Adelaide Everhart, family bibles, books, bookplates, brochures, certificates, clippings, correspondence, employment assignments, employment records, genealogy, government records, house records, memos, a receipt, patent records, military records, and school materials. There are four books, including one unpublished work displaying Lucile Bell's interior designs. One published journal contains an essay written by George Everhart in 1950 about the relationship between biochemistry and aviation. This collection contains correspondence between family members, schools and federal departments, and includes greeting cards. Also included are George Everhart's (1917-2004) projects with Union Carbide, the Georgia State Highway, and his employment records. There are federal forms for a United States visa, and information on the status of George's citizenship. House records consist of tax papers and directions from Lay Everhart on how to care for freezing pipes. This collection has a patent for Lay Everhart's development to keep wood from rotting. The certificates include high school diplomas for Jennie and Tussie Everhart; college diplomas earned by George Everhart (1826-1891); a college diploma for Elijah Everhart; and college diplomas received by George Everhart (1917-2004).


Collection arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Banner, Sarah Ann, 1834-1862
Bell, Lucile, 1903-1991
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Death certificates--Georgia
Decatur (Ga.)
Everhart, Adelaide, 1865-1958
Everhart, Elijah Danner, 1828-1863
Everhart, George Marlow, 1826-1891
Everhart, Jennie
Everhart, Tussie
Local taxation--Georgia--Atlanta
Spanish-American War,1898
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Everhart family papers, MSS 82, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 with subsequent additions

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.

Related Material

Visual materials have been seperated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Container List




11Art - photocopies, undated
2Bibles, 1875-1886
3Books, 1950-1994, undated
4Bookplates, undated


MSS OS box 4.14Bookplates - scrapbook, undated
5Brochures, 1976, undated



MSS OS box 1.61Certificates, 1856-1997
6Clippings, 1942-1993, undated
7Correspondence, 1898-2003



21Employment assignments, 1955-1960, undated
2Employment records, 1860-1988, undated
3Genealogy, 1862-1991
4Government records, 1954-2004
5House records, 1912
6Memos, 1939, undated
2Military records, 1886-1944
7Patent, 1916
8Receipt, undated
9School materials - college, 1937-1958, undated
10School materials - primary, 1929-1932
11School materials - secondary, 1934-1938