Alice Whitaker Church Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of records and memorabilia of Jared I. Whitaker. These include a Cherokee County, Georgia, land grant drawn by Samuel Morris in the 1832 Land Lottery; two bills of sale, 1847 and 1852, for enslaved persons owned by Jared Whitaker in Fayette County, Georgia; "Report and Resolutions adopted by the Georgia General Assembly on the Final Settlement with Late State Commissary General, Nov. 26, 1866"; a Commissary General's office financial account, Feb. 13, 1867; Nathan Barnett, Secretary of State, statement that the books of the late Commissary General were deposited in his office, Feb. 14, 1867; the Jan. 28, 1871, issue of the ATLANTA INTELLIGENCER; C. J. Todd United Confederate Veterans membership certificate, 1892; and an undated handwritten sketch of Jared I. Whitaker.
- 1832 - 1892
- Majority of material found within 1866 - 1871
Biographical / Historical
Alice was the daughter of Jared Irwin and Nannie E. Whitaker of Atlanta, Georgia. Jared was born in Milledgeville to Simon and Elizabeth Irwin Whitaker. He lived in Fayette County, Georgia, before coming to Atlanta where he practiced law, served as a superior court judge and mayor, and was Commissary General of Georgia during the Civil War. Afterwards he published the ATLANTA INTELLIGENCER newspaper from 1868 to 1871. Jared's first wife was Susan Mabry Taliaferro, who died in 1853. He married Nannie E. Allen in 1854 and they had six children. Their daughter Alice married Charles Church in 1885.
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