Elijah H. Mixon family photographs
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Elijah H. Mixon family photographs

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: Mixon, Elijah, 1795-1873
Title: Elijah H. Mixon family photographs
Dates: approximately 1850-1870
Quantity: 9.0 Image(s) (5 ambrotypes, 3 tintypes, 1 daguerreotype)
Identification: ahc.VIS23

Biographical/Historical Note

Elijah H. Mixon (1795-1873) was the son of Zedekiah and Mary Mixon. He was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and moved near Covington, Newton County, Georgia, in the early 1820's. He married Charlotte Aughtry (1797-1877) of Hancock County, Georgia, on 4 September 1823 and the couple had eight children: Asbury Coke (1824-1919); Mary G. (1826-1863); Jesse Fletcher (1828-1930); James Clayton; Elijah Dickerson; Frances M.; Charlotte Sophia; and Nelson Nolle (1839-1862). Asbury Coke Mixon married Sara Ann Raiford Aiken on 5 December 1847. Jesse Fletcher Mixon married Georgia E. Smith on 17 December 1857. Nelson Nolle Mixon was a sergeant in Company A, Cobb's Legion, when killed at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, in 1862.

In 1837 the family moved to Oxford, Georgia, where the Methodist Church had established Emory College (1836). Elijah, a carpenter, carriage maker, and cabinetmaker by trade, was employed constructing some of the earliest buildings on campus. His sons graduated from Emory College and two, Asbury Coke and Jesse Fletcher, became ministers in the Methodist Church.


Scope and Content Note

This collection documents two generations of the Elijah H. Mixon family of Oxford, Georgia. The collection provides insight into the artisan class of 19th century Georgia.


Index Terms

Ambrotypes
Cabinetmakers--Georgia--Oxford
Carpenters--Georgia--Oxford
Clothing and dress--19th century
Daguerreotypes
Emory College.
Methodist Church--Georgia.
Oxford (Ga.)--History
Tintypes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elijah Mixon family photographs, VIS 23, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


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VIS 23.1VIS 23.1Tintype, full-length seated portrait of Elijah and Charlotte Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.2VIS 23.2Two ambrotypes in a double case, portraits of Elijah and Charlotte Mixon, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.3VIS 23.3Ambrotype, half-length portrait of Asbury Coke Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.4VIS 23.4Tintype, full-length seated portrait of Reverend Asbury Coke Mixon and his wife, Sara Ann Raiford Aiken, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.5VIS 23.5Tintype, full-length seated portrait of Reverend Jesse Fletcher Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.6VIS 23.6Daguerreotype, half-length portrait of Charlotte Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.7VIS 23.7Ambrotype, half-length portrait of Mary G. Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 23.8VIS 23.8Ambrotype, half-length seated portrait of Nelson Nolle Mixon, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )