Connally family papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS831f
Scope and Content
This collection contains legal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera pertaining to members of the Connally family and the First Methodist Church. Content includes land deeds signed by A.A. Sells, cemetery plot contracts belonging to Charles Price Connally, Sr., and a book of poetry. Of particular note is a history of the First Methodist Church. Also included is a program for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Civil Court of Fulton County, which mentions Luther Z. Rosser, Jr.'s appointment as a Chief Judge.
- 1861-1987, undated
- Connally family (Family)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Thomas Whipple Connally (1809-1884) was born in Bakerstown, Alabama, to David Connally (1776-1848) and Elizabeth Christian (1777-1842). He married Temperance Arnold Peacock (1818-1896) in 1836, after which the couple settled in East Point, Georgia, near Atlanta, and had fifteen children. Connally built a Methodist church on his property in 1845 that burned down in 1864 during the Civil War. A larger church was erected in 1921 and became known as the First United Methodist Church. Luther Z. Rosser, Jr. (1886-1971), the grandson of Thomas Whipple Connally, served as a Fulton County Civil Court Judge for 31 years. Charles Price Connally, Sr. (1867-1945), Thomas' cousin, married Tottie Sells (1879-1959), a daughter of Allen Alexander
A.A.Sells (1827-1899), a farmer and Confederate soldier. Charles was the Assistant Chief of the Atlanta Police from 1926 to 1935 and served for a total of 34 years with the department. Susan Connally Hunter (1875-1941), Charles' sister, married George Hunter (1872-1945).
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Connally family papers
- Louanne Heintz
- November 2018
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.