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Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)
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1850 Georgia county borders map

Americus, Georgia
County seat of Sumter County in southwestern Georgia.

Athens, Georgia
Located in Clarke County in northeast Georgia, Athens is the home of the University of Georgia and the Lumpkin and Cobb families.

Atlanta, Georgia
Originally named Marthasville after Governor Wilson Lumpkin's daughter Martha, Atlanta was re-christened Atlanta in 1845. It became the county seat of Fulton County in 1853 and the state's capital in 1868.

Augusta, Georgia
County seat of Richmond County and the second oldest settlement in the state. Augusta is also known as the "Garden City of the South."

Autauga County, Alabama
Central Alabama county bordered by Montgomery, Ellmore, Chilton, Dallas, and Lowndes counties. From 1830-1868, the county seat was Kingston.

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
U.S. Senator from Georgia (November 13, 1845-May 28, 1852). For more information, see his Congressional Biography.

Bird, Sallie, 1828-1910
Wife of Hancock County plantation-owner Edgeworth Bird.

Bird, Edgeworth, 1825-1867
Hancock County plantation owner, husband of Sallie Bird.

Booker
One of Porter King's slaves.

Brooks, William McLin, b. 1815
Alabama lawyer and judge, Brooks practiced law with Isham Warren Garrott. In 1856, he participated in series of political rallies in favor of Buchannan and Breckenridge. He was also active in the Confederacy.

Canebrake, Alabama
A region in Alabama covering 650 square miles of Perry, Hale, Marengo, and Greene counties.

Church, Alonzo, 1793-1862
Fifth president of the University of Georgia (1829-1859).

Church, Sarah Jane Trippe, 1800-1861
Wife of Alonzo Church. Their children were Elvira, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, Julia M., Alonzo W., John R., Anna P., and William L.

Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882
Lawyer, judge, member of the Alabama House of Representatives, U.S. senator from Alabama, member of Confederate Senate, and diplomatic agent for the Confederacy. For more information, see his Congressional Biography.

Clinch County, Georgia
Created in 1850 from land from Lowndes and Ware counties, Clinch County is located along the Florida border in southeastern Georgia and is surrounded by Echols, Ware, Lanier and Atkinson counties. The county seat is Homerville.

Cobb, Callender (see Hull, Callender, 1849-1911)

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Lawyer, politician, U.S. House of Representatives (1841-1850), Governor of Georgia (1851-1853), brother of T.R.R. Cobb, and University of Georgia graduate. For more information, see his Congressional Biography

Cobb, Lucy, 1844-1857
Favorite daughter of Thomas Read Rootes Cobb and Marion Lumpkin Cobb and namesake of the Lucy Cobb Institute, a school for young women in Athens, Georgia.

Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Wife of Georgia governor, Howell Cobb. They married in May 1835 and had eleven children, five of whom died in infancy. Their surviving children were John Addison, Lamar, Howell, Jr., Mary Ann Lamar, Sarah Mildred, Andrew Jackson, and Elizabeth Craig.

Cobb, Marion, 1822-1897
Daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and wife of Thomas Reade Roots Cobb. She and Cobb had four daughters: Lucy, Sarah, Callender, and Marion. Their two sons died in infancy.

Cobb, Marion (see Smith, Marion)

Cobb, Sally or Sarah Addison (see Jackson, Sarah, 1846-1915)

Cobb, Thomas Read Rootes, 1823-1862
Influential Georgia lawyer, Confederate officer, leader of Cobb's legion, founder of the Lucy Cobb Institute, and brother of Howell Cobb.

Columbus, Georgia
Known as the "South's Oldest Industrial City," Columbus is located in Muscogee County at the head of the Chattachoochee River. The city was incorporated in 1828.

Coosa County, Alabama
Central Alabama county bordered by Talladega, Clay, Tallapoosa, Elmore, Chilton, and Shelby counties. From 1832-1835, the county seat was Lexington. In 1835, it moved to Rockford.

Covington, Georgia
The county seat of Newton County, Covington is located in North Central Georgia and was incorporated as a city in 1854.

Crawford, George Walker, 1798-1872
Member of Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1842), Governor of Georgia (1843-1847), Secretary of War (1849-1850). Graduated from Princeton University in 1820.

Dallas County, Alabama
East Central Alabama County bordered by Perry, Chilton, Autauga, Lowndes, and Wilcox Counties. The county seat was Cahaba until 1865 when it became Selma.

Decatur, Georgia
County seat of DeKalb County located near Fulton County. The city was created in 1823.

Early County, Georgia
Located in southwestern portion of the state, Early County was named for Governor Peter Early. Its county seat is Blakely. Clay, Calhoun, Baker and Miller counties surround it.

Elbert County, Georgia
Located in northeast Georgia, Elbert County borders present-day South Carolina and is surrounded by Hart, Madison, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, and Lincoln counties. Its county seat is Elberton.

Garrott, Isham Warren, 1816-1863
Lawyer, member of Alabama legislature, brigadier-general in the Confederate States Army. He practiced law with Judge William Brooks.

Gerdine, Lucy, 1823-1856
Daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, wife of William Louis Crawford Gerdine (1820-1877), an Oglethorpe county planter.

Goree, Robert
Brother of John R. Goree, husband of Porter King's sister, Sarah.

Goree, Sarah
Sister of Porter King and wife of John R. Goree.

Granite Farm
Farm in Hancock County, Georgia owned by Edgeworth and Sallie Bird.

Green, Georgia
Originally located in Bulloch County.

Greensboro, Alabama
County seat of Hale County after 1867.

Greensboro, Georgia
County seat of Greene County located in north central Georgia.

Hamburg, Alabama
Area in southwestern Perry County, 8 miles south of Marion. Moved east to be on the railroad line.

Holly Springs, Georgia
Possibly a community in upper Jackson County.

Howell, William
Postmaster in Marion, Alabama (November 1856).

Hull, Callender, 1849-1911
Daughter of Thomas Rootes Read Cobb and Marion Cobb. Married Augustus Longstreet Hull, banker, publisher, and author of Annals of Athens, Georgia.

Indian Springs, Georgia
Located in Butts County, Indian Springs was known as one of Georgia's most fashionable mineral springs.

Jackson, Sarah, 1846-1915
Daugther of Thomas Rootes Read Cobb and Marion Cobb. Married Henry M. Jackson (1845-1895).

Johnson, George
Local banjo player in Marion, Alabama.

King, Ann, 1992-1852
Wife of Edwin Davis King and mother of Porter King. She and her husband had six children: Porter, William D., Sarah Goree, Louisa Lumpkin, and a daughter who married a Mr. Yamport.

King, Callie, 1826-1905
Wife of Porter King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and Callendar Cunningham Grieve. She and Porter King married February 19, 1852. Of their eight children, five died in infancy. Their surviving sons were Edwin King, Porter, and Joseph Henry

King, Edwin Davis, b. 1792
father of Porter King, husband of Ann Alston Hunter. Originally from Greene County, Georgia, King was a captain in the army and later moved to Alabama while it was still a territory. He was a trustee of both the University of Alabama and the Judson Female Institute.

King, Edwin
Son of
Porter and Callie King. Born late 1852 and died in infancy.

King, Marion
Daughter of Porter and Callie King. Born mid 1853? and died in infancy.

King, James
Son of Porter and Callie King. Born October 1860 and died in infancy.

King, Joseph Henry Lumpkin
One of three surviving children of Porter and Callie King and lawyer.

King, Porter, 1824-1890
Son of Ann A. King. Representative from Perry County to Alabama Legislature in 1851, lawyer, judge, Captain in the 4th Alabama, trustee of state University, Howard College, and Judson Female Institute. In 1849, he married Margaret Erwin, daughter of Colonel John Erwin of Greensboro, Alabama. She died in 1850. In 1852, he married Callie Lumpkin.

King, Porter, b. 1857
One of three surviving children of Porter King and Callie. From 1895-1896, he was the mayor of Atlanta, and later served as a member of Georgia Legislature representing Fulton County.

King, Thomas
Son of Porter and Callie King. Died in infancy.

L. Eliza
A slave owned by Porter King.

Kingston, Alabama
County seat of Autauga County from 1830-1868. The town no longer exists.

LaGrange, Georgia
County seat of Troup County, the city's post office was established in 1832.

Lee, Columbus W.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, a lawyer and planter who spent much of his adult life in Perry County, Alabama. During his brief legal career, he worked with A. B. Moore and J. P. Graham. He represented Perry County in the state legislature from 1832-1838 and in 1844.

Lexington, Georgia
County seat of Oglethorpe County located near Athens.

Lumpkin, Callender Grieve
A native of Ediburgh, Scotland, she married Joseph Henry Lumpkin in 1821. Eleven of their children survived: Marion McHenry, Joseph Troup, Callie, W. Wilberforce, Lucy, Edward P., James M., Charles M., Miller G., Frank, and Robert.

Lumpkin, Charles M., 1831-1832
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin.

Lumpkin, Edward P., 1833-1872
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin. In 1852, he graduated from the University of Georgia. He was a lawyer, a member of the state legislature from 1859-1860, and a lieutenant in the Confederate army's artillery. He died unmarried.

Lumpkin, Frank Grieve, 1842-1876
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin. In 1860, he received an A.B. from the University of Georgia. He was a lawyer and a Captain in the Confederate army. He married Catherine DeWitt Wilcox.

Lumpkin, James M.
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin. A doctor, he died unmarried.

Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Lawyer and judge. He graduated from Princeton with honors in 1819. In 1821, he married Callender Grieve. He was elected to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1845 and in 1863 became the first Supreme Court Justice of Georgia. He helped found the University of Georgia Law School and taught there. From 1854-1867, he served on the University's Board of Trustees.

Lumpkin, Joseph Troup, b. 1825
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin. A planter and editor, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1847. He married Margaret King.

Lumpkin, Lucy (see Gerdine, Lucy)

Lumpkin, Marion (see Cobb, Marion)

Lumpkin, Miriam (see Nichols, Miriam)

Lumpkin, Miller Grieve, 1832-1832
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin, he died unmarried.

Lumpkin, Robert C., 1840-1876
Son of Joseph Henry and Callender Grieve Lumpkin, he graduated with an A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1860. He died unmarried.

Lumpkin, William Wilberforce, 1829-1897
A lawyer, planter, and teacher, Lumpkin graduated from the University of Georgia in 1848. From 1875-1876, he taught English Language and Literature there. He married Louisa King (1832-1901), Porter King's sister. He was a captain in the Confederate Army and a Presbyterian elder.

Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
Son of John and Lucy Hopson Lumpkin and brother of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. He served as governor of Georgia from 1831-1835. He also was a U.S. senator and representative. For more information, see his Congressional Biography.

Macon, Georgia
Early Georgia town and county seat of Bibb County.

Madison, Georgia
County seat of Morgan County and former home of Georgia Female College and Methodist Female College, two of the first women's colleges in the country.

Marengo County, Alabama
Southwestern Alabama County, border by Perry, Wilcox, Clarke, Choctaw, and Sumter counties.

Marion, Alabama
County seat of Perry County and home of Porter and Callie King. Marion is 26 miles northwest of Selma.

Meriwether, James Archibald, 1806-1852
A member of the Georgia House of Representatives. (1831-36, 1838, 1843, 1851-52), he served as Georgia's at-large representative from 1841-1843. From 1845-1849, he was a superior court judge. For more information, see his Congressional biography.

Milledgeville, Georgia
Located in Baldwin County, Milledgeville was the state capital from 1804-1866. It is also the county seat of Baldwin County.

Mobile, Alabama
A port city and the county seat of Mobile County.

Monroe, Georgia
County seat of Walton County in northeast Georgia.

Montgomery, Alabama
State capital and county seat of Montgomery County.

Nichols, Miriam, d. 1908
Daughter of Wilson Lumpkin, she married William M. Nichols in 1856.

Nichols, William M., 1830-1882
Lawyer, judge, Clinch County, Georgia representative.

Oxford College
A branch of Emory University located in Oxford, Newton County.

Phelan, John Dennis, 1810-1879
Elected a circuit judge in 1841, he moved to Marion, Alabama and served in that capacity until 1852. From 1852-1856, he was a Supreme Court judge and for the next eight years, clerk of the Supreme Court. Beginning in 1868, he taught law at Sewanee University and continued until his death.

Pierce, George Foster, Bp., 1811-1884
A minister and member of the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he graduated from the University of Georgia with honors in 1829. In 1838, he became the first president of Georgia Female College.

Reid, Rufus
Alabama lawyer.

Savannah, Georgia
County seat of Chatham County and Georgia's oldest community.

Selma, Alabama
County seat of Dallas County located on the Alabama River and 50 miles east of Montgomery.

Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931
Husband of Marion Smith and member of the U.S. Senate from 1911-1921. For more information, see his Congressional biography.

Smith, Marion, 1860-1919
Also known as "Birdie," daughter of Thomas Read Rootes and Marion Cobb, she married Hoke Smith.

Sparta, Georgia
County seat of Hancock County.

Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872
A lawyer, Stephens was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1849 and of the Senate in 1853. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1843.

Stephens, Emmeline Thomas Bell
Wife of Linton Stephens and daughter of Judge James Thomas of Sparta, Georgia.

Union Point, Georgia
A railroad junction located in Greene County.

Uniontown, Alabama
Perry County town located 18 miles southwest of Marion. In 1856, King attended political rallies there. The speakers included U.S. Senator Clement Claiborne Clay, Alabama delegate to the 1856 Democratic National Convention, and William L. Yancey.

Upson County, Georgia
Located in central Georgia. Its county seat is Thomaston.

Venable, Charles Scott, 1827-1900
University of Georgia professor of "Natural Philosophy or Physics" from 1855-1856.

Venable, Margaret Cantey McDowell
Wife of Charles Scott Venable and daughter of former Governor of Virginia, James McDowell.

Walton County, Georgia
Located in northeast Georgia. Its county seat is Monroe.

Washington, Georgia
Located in Wilkes County, the city is now known as the "City of Ante-Bellum Homes." It is also the county seat.

Watkinsville, Georgia
Originally the county seat of Clarke County. When Oconee County was formed in 1875, it became the county seat.

Waverly, Georgia
Located in Camden County, the community is sixteen miles southwest of Brunswick.

West Point, Georgia
Located in Troup County, the city is known as "The Home of Textiles." It was the westernmost and terminal station on the Atlanta and West Point Railroad.

Wiley, Mrs.
Porter King's aunt.

Woodville, Alabama
County seat of Jackson County. The town is located 5 miles southeast of Paint Rock

Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863
U.S. congressman, lawyer, newspaper publisher, Confederate diplomat and senator, and a Congressional representative from Alabama. For more information, see his Congressional Biography.


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