Collection Lewis H. Machen Family Papers

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  • Gresham Family Biographies - Lewis H. Machen Family Papers - Collections

    John Jones Gresham (1812-1891) and Mary E. Baxter Gresham (1822-1889) Born in Burke County, Georgia, John Jones Gresham (January 21, 1812-October 16, 1891) attended Waynesboro Academy and Richmond Bath Academy, before graduating from Franklin College in 1833. Franklin College would become the University of Georgia, on whose board of trustees John Gresham later served. After studying law in Augusta, Georgia, Gresham was admitted to ...

    • Date: 1860
  • About this Collection - Lewis H. Machen Family Papers - Collections

    The Gresham family material in the Lewis H. Machen Family Papers consists of seven diaries kept by Georgia teenager LeRoy Wiley Gresham (1847-1865) during the Civil War, and approximately 550 items of correspondence, primarily letters exchanged by members his family's inner circle. Among the principal figures represented, all from Macon, Georgia, are John Jones Gresham, an attorney, judge, and plantation owner; his wife Mary ...

    • Date: 1860