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Archibald Thompson MacIntyre family papers

Identifier: 0000-0290M

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of "Tom" MacIntyre's own papers, many from the Civil War era; those of his daughter-in-law and grandson; and many county records of unknown origin. Papers cover Tom's career in the militia (1840s and Civil War) and in law and politics, his cotton factor business, records of enslaved persons (mostly bills of sale), and Freedmen's Bureau contracts. Also included are patent papers concerning an invention by Tom's daughter-in-law, Fraser, and a number of biographical typescripts, legal documents, and speeches by Hugh MacIntyre, Tom's grandson. Finally, over half the collection is made up of deeds, estate records, business correspondence, and receipts for about 30 counties, especially Paulding. No obvious relationship between these legal documents and the MacIntyre family is known.


  • 1802 (copy), 1828-1925, and n.d.


Biographical / Historical

Archibald T., known as Tom, was the son of Hannah Lawson and Archibald MacIntyre of Twiggs County, Georgia, and moved with his parents to Thomas County, Georgia, when still a child. He was admitted to the bar in 1843 and practiced law in Thomasville. Tom served in the Georgia General Assembly, as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865, and represented his district in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1871-1873. MacIntyre was colonel of the 11th Regiment Georgia Guard during the Civil War. Late in life he served on the boards of the Georgia State Sanitarium and trustees of the University of Georgia.

Tom MacIntyre married America Young, who bore him six children. His son, Archibald T., Jr., (1852-1897), was also a lawyer. Because he died relatively young, his wife, Margaret Fraser Livingston, and son, Hugh James MacIntyre, are more heavily represented in the collection than their husband and father.


.75 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30214 United States