Collection Size: 3 microfilm reels + 0.5 cubic feet
Date Span: 1822-1910
Scope / Content: Microfilmed documents include correspondence (1841-1910) of the Jemison family, including letters from Robert S. Jemison to his wife Amanda, and letters to Robert and Amanda Jemison from relatives, primarily from Dowsing family members; business correspondence; and a journal (1854) kept by Robert S. Jemison while on a journey to Texas.
Original documents include deeds (1806-1852) for property in Georgia and Alabama; and receipts (1810-1890). Also, a typescript of Robert S. Jemison's journal (1854) and of some correspondence (1845-1898), including genealogical information on the Jemison and Dowsing families.
Biographical Sketch: Robert Jemison III and his wife, Margaret (Mims) Jemison, moved from Georgia to Alabama around 1821. They first settled in Perry County and later, in 1833, in Talladega County. Their son, Robert Seaborn Jemison, married Amanda Kennon Dowsing in 1845 and moved to Texas in 1857. He was unable to serve in the Civil War due to poor health. After his death in 1868, his widow and children returned to Alabama.
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