Diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton: Summer Oaks Plantation, Georgia, 1862

Dublin Core

Title

Diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton: Summer Oaks Plantation, Georgia, 1862

Alternative Title

Diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton

Subject

American Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865

Description

A transcription of the diary of Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883), who lived much of her adult life on the Summer Oaks Plantation in Thomas County, Georgia, with her husband, Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861). Together, the couple had seven children: Alexander Cater Lawton (1841-1921), Winborn Theodore Lawton (1843-1892), Clara J. Lawton (b. 1845), Robert W. Lawton (b. 1847), Benjamin F. Lawton (ca. 1848-ca. 1853), Thomas J. Lawton (b. 1851), and Emma Lenora Lawton (1853-1907). Lawton also had three stepchildren from her husband's previous marriage to Elizabeth Brisbane Lawton (1808-1839): Mary Jane Lawton (b. 1832), Martha S. Lawton (b. 1834), and Eusebia Lawton (ca. 1836-ca. 1850). Much of the diary is about Lawton's thoughts of her sons, Alex and Winny, joining the Confederate Army to fight in the American Civil War.

Source

Original 75-page typed transcription of original diary by Narcissa Melissa Lawton, 1962: Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.

Date Created

1862

Contributor

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 75-page typed transcription of original diary by Narcissa Melissa Lawton, 1962.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society, Lawton House, Oviedo, Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

12.3 MB

Medium

75-page typed transcription of original diary

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Summer Oaks Plantation, Thomas County, Georgia
Monticello, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bettye Reagan and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Lawton, Edward P. A Saga of the South. Ft. Myers Beach, Fla: Island Press, 1965.
Rogers, William Warren. Ante-Bellum Thomas County, 1825-1861. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1963.
Rogers, William Warren. Thomas County During the Civil War. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1964.
Rogers, William Warren. Thomas County, 1865-1900. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1973.

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75-page typed transcription of original diary

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