Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate
Collection number: ahc.MSS160f
Scope and Content
This collection includes the marriage certificate of James H. Holbrook and Mary E. Jefferson and a letter from 1st Lieutenant Thomas E. Jefferson to his wife and children. He writes about his travels, the potential for fights with "the yankees," and asks them to pray for him.
- 1862 April-May
- Holbrook, James H. (Person)
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Thomas Emory Jefferson (1820-1863) was born in North Carolina. On September 10, 1844, he married Mary Frances Foster in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. They had three daughters: Mary E., Margarett, and Eliza J. During the Civil War, Jefferson served in the 36th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Army of Tennessee, as a 1st lieutenant. He participated in the Confederate defense during the Battle of Vicksburg, where he died in June of 1863. Additional biographical information about Thomas Emory Jefferson has not been determined.
James H. Holbrook was born about 1842 to Amanda A. and Johnathan H. Holbrook. On April 27, 1862, he married Mary E. Jefferson, Thomas E. Jefferson's daughter. The marriage was registered in the Forsyth County, Georgia Marriage Book. Additional biographical information about James H. Holbrook has not been determined.
America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
- Holbrook and Jefferson family Civil War letter and marriage certificate
- Paul Crater
- June 2012
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- Finding aid is written in English.