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Crowell - Redd Collection (MC 214)

Biographical Note

William Redd, Jr. (1839-1918) and his family were among the pioneer families of Columbus, Georgia. Known as Judge, he served as postmaster, Ordinary of Muscogee County and served in the Confederacy in the Civil War. He was married to Sarah Hines Holt (1843-1917). Both are buried in Linwood Cemetery. They had three daughters, Mary Lewis Redd (1870-1929), Helen Holt Redd (Mrs. Hamlin Ford) and Willie Lavada Redd (Mrs. Henry B. Crowell). The ladies were all members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Colonial Dames of America. The Crowell line married into the Redd family on Jan. 8, 1895 with Willie Redd marrying Henry Borom Crowell, b. 1871. His parents were Henry Crowell and Jane Borom. One of their daughters, Jennie Louisa Crowell, married Dr. Enoch Callaway. A more extensive genealogy for these families can be found in the collection.

Scope and Content

The Crowell - Redd Collection consists of two boxes (five linear feet) and one oversize folio. The folio contains an old U.S. flag and two genealogical charts in poor condition. Box 1 holds framed photographs, photograph albums, notebooks, scrapbooks of members of the Crowell and Redd families, dating from 1880-1926. There are three certificates from the DAR and UDC and assorted ephemera. Box 2 includes an assortment of materials; an 1880 diary belonging to Wm. Redd, Jr,, personal and business letters of family members, certificates, newspaper clippings, postcards and a wallet. A large amount of genealogical information can be found on many families. Much correspondence deals with the United Confederate Veterans reunion in 1901 in which Mary Lewis Redd was heavily involved.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Crowell-Redd collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Crowell-Redd Collection MC 214 Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

This collection was donated to the CSU Archives by Sarah Brabant in 2002.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

  • Folder 1 - Book of notes from lectures on morals and religion taken by John H. Crowell in March/April 1859
  • Folder 2 - Button from the United Confederate Veterans meeting in Memphis, 1901
  • Folder 3 - US 48 star silk flag with Mrs. H.B. Crowell written on it
  • Folder 4 - Crowell family crest
  • Folder 5 - Crowell-Redd genealogy charts
  • Folder 6 - DAR certificate for Miss Mary Lewis Redd, Feb. 1, 1902
  • Folder 7 - DAR certificate for Mrs. Willie Redd Crowell, Feb. 1, 1902
  • Folder 8 - Black notebook with genealogical information
  • Folder 9 - Photograph of fishing buddies at Dead Lakes, March 1924
  • Folder 10 - Photograph of fishing buddies in front of train- labeled
  • Folder 11 - Photograph of William Redd, Jr.
  • Folder 12 - Tintype of William Redd, Jr. (?)
  • Folder 13 - Redd family crest, framed
  • Folder 14 - Scrapbook of Crowell, Redd and Holt genealogy
  • Folder 15 -Photo album of fishing trips to Dead Lakes, Florida 1913-1926
  • Folder 16 - Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. Frontispiece reads Fannie Gilbert to Mary Lew' Redd 1880
  • Folder 17 - Scrapbook of cards, drawings, paintings and advertisements Mary Lewis Redd 1880
  • Folder 18 - Two razor boxes belonging to Bolling Holt
  • Folder 19 - UDC certificate for Mrs. Willie Redd Crowell (no date)
  • Folder 20 - Silver emblem engraved with William Redd, Columbus, Georgia

Box 2

  • Folder 1 - Description of Hines Holt from the Columbus Ledger Enquirer Nov. 29, 1859
  • Folder 2 - Report of W.A. Thompson, officer of the day, Tybee Island, Georgia, May 24, 1861
  • Folder 3 - An indenture between Wm. Redd Jr. and Jas. K. Redd and S.A.C. Holt, April 16, 1873
  • Folder 4 - Wedding announcement for Dr. Enoch Callaway and Miss Fannie Banks, Dec. 25, 1879 (copy)
  • Folder 5 -“Serial Leaflet” October 1886 (original)
  • Folder 6 - Diary belonging to William Redd, Jr., 1888
  • Folder 7 - Letter from Thom. J. Chappell of Goetchius and Chappell, Attorneys-at-Law, to Wm. Redd Jr., March 26, 1889
  • Folder 8 - Letters from T.E. Blanchard and Jas. Spain to Senator John B. Gordon, 1893
  • Folder 9 - “Southern War Songs”, 1895
  • Folder 10 - “The Graphic”, LaGrange, Georgia, Woman's Edition, May, 1895
  • Folder 11 - Letter from J.R. Rosson, Post Office Dept., Atlanta, Ga., to Captain Wm. Redd Jr., October 18, 1897
  • Folder 12 - Creek depredations, claim 24, Wm. Redd, Russell Co., Alabama 1899, original 1837
  • Folder 13 - Letter from Wm Redd, Jr. to “Dear Daughter”, January 27, 1899 and letter from Mother June 7, 1901
  • Folder 14 - Letters about the United Confederate Veterans Reunion 1901
  • Folder 15 - Two souvenirs from “The Grand Confederate Reunion”, Memphis, 1901; “The Old Army Haversack” and reprint of a Vicksburg newspaper, July 1863 siege
  • Folder 16 - Letter from Clement A. Evans, Atlanta, to Col. Wm.S. Shepherd, March 20, 1901 about the Confederate Reunion
  • Folder 17 - Letter from Clement A. Evans, Atlanta, to Mrs. Flewellen, March 28, 1901 about Miss Redd
  • Folder 18 - Letters from Clement A. Evans, Atlanta to Mary Lewis Redd, March 30, 1901 about UCV reunion Memphis 1901
  • Folder 19 - Letters from Clement A. Evans, Atlanta, to Col. Wm. Redd Jr. concerning 1901 UCV reunion, Apr 20, 25, May 10, 17, 20, 1901
  • Folder 20 - Letter from Mary Connally, Atlanta to Miss Redd, Apr 2, 1901
  • Folder 21 - Letter from Emily Harrison, editor of the Atlanta Daily News, to Miss Redd, April 5, 1901
  • Folder 22 - Letter to My Dear Mary Lew, Auburn, AL, Apr 10, 1901 from Essie
  • Folder 23 -Letter from E.J. Carrington to Mary Lewis Redd, May 15, 1901
  • Folder 24 - Invitation to the Sponsor's Ball, Conference Hall, Memphis, May 29, 1901
  • Folder 25 - Children of the Confederacy certificates for Jennie Louisa Crowell June 3, 1901 and William Redd Crowell, May 2, 1903
  • Folder 26 - Letter from Jno E. Redd to Wm. Redd Jr. Sept. 16, 1901
  • Folder 27 - 7th annual Georgia division UDC program, Columbus, Georgia, October, 1901
  • Folder 28 - Letter from F.M. Dickinson, LaGrange city sexton to Wm. Redd Jr., concerning the Lewis graves, Oct 11, 1901
  • Folder 29 - Letter from Clement A. Evans, Atlanta to Miss Redd, concerning the Macon reunion, Oct 19, 1901
  • Folder 30 - Certificate from Governor Terrell commissioning William Redd, Jr. as Ordinary of Muscogee Co, Georgia, October 17, 1904
  • Folder 31 - Certificate from Governor Hoke smith commissioning William Red Jr., as ordinary of Muscogee Co., Georgia, Nov. 10, 1908
  • Folder 32 - Letter from R.H.Hayes, Union Springs, Alabama to Mary Lewis Redd, concerning Beckham genealogy, April 25, 1909
  • Folder 33 - Letter from W.W. Hulbert of the UCV, to Mary Lewis Redd, September 11, 1910
  • Folder 34 - Letter from Carrios Holt, Birmingham, Alabama to William, April 8, 1911
  • Folder 35 - Letter from “Ackie”, Hawkinsville, Georgia to Gen William Redd, Jr. about Miss Redd and the UCV, May 6, 1911
  • Folder 36 - Invitation to UCV reunion in Macon, Georgia May 7-9, 1912
  • Folder 37 - Certificate from Governor Brown commissioning Wm. Redd Jr. as Ordinary of Muscogee Co., Georgia, Oct. 19, 1912
  • Folder 38 - “The Battlefield of Guilford Courthouse”, 1915
  • Folder 39 - Letters from Kate D. smith, Birmingham, to William Redd Jr. June 5, 1914 and June 27, 1916
  • Folder 40 - Letter from Mrs. Ryland, Lexington, Missouri to Miss Redd concerning family history, December 1, 1916
  • Folder 41 - Letter from Dr. William F. Gunn, Columbus, Ga., to Judge Wm. Redd Jr., April 15, 1918
  • Folder 42 - Obituary for Judge William Redd Jr. from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper, August 25, 1918
  • Folder 43 - A resolution from commissioner's court concerning the death of William Redd Jr., Sept 1918
  • Folder 44 - Letter from Wm. S. Morton, Charlotte County, Virginia to Mary Redd, October 11, 1918
  • Folder 45 - Obituary for Banks Callaway, from the LaGrange Granger newspaper, October 2, 1919
  • Folder 46 - Newspaper article, “Granite boulder marking site of the first Capital of Alabama will be unveiled”, from the Montgomery Advertiser, September 24, 1922
  • Folder 47 - Letter from Marian C. Smith, Jacksonville, Florida about Holt genealogy, April 13, 1923
  • Folder 48 - Letters from Mrs. J.M.Huff, Notasulga, Alabama to Miss Redd about genealogy, July 18 and Aug 4, 1925
  • Folder 49 - Letter and membership certificate to Mrs. Hewey B. Crowell from Hannah Wright of the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames, March 11, 1926
  • Folder 50 - Newspaper article, “Dueling days in Chattahoochee Valley” from the Ledger, December 19, 1926
  • Folder 51 - Lizzie Rutherford chapter UDC programs, 1926-1927, 1927-1928
  • Folder 52 - Letter from Hannah Wright, Georgia Chapter of Colonial Dames, February 9, 1928
  • Folder 53 - Letter from Maude Heyward, Colonial Dames of America, to Miss Redd, August 28, 1928
  • Folder 54 - Letters between Maude Heyward and Mary Lewis Redd concerning the CDA and Whittaker Genealogy, Aug 28, 1928 and Sept. 11, 1928
  • Folder 55 - War record of William Redd Crowell requested by American Legion Auxiliary, Columbus, GA, Jan 1929
  • Folder 56 - Letter from Mrs. Isadore Hermann to Mary Lewis Redd about Layette Committee of the Public Health Nurses, Feb.22, 1929
  • Folder 57 - Applications to the UDC for a Cross of Service for William Redd Crowell, July-August 1929
  • Folder 58 - Newspaper articles and obits about the death of Mary Lewis Redd, August 1929
  • Folder 59 - Postcards from the Institute of American Genealogy, Chicago to Mary Lewis Redd, September 19, 1929
  • Folder 60 - Letter from National Society of the DAR to Mary L. Redd about Allen Beckham, October 7, 1929
  • Folder 61 - Letter from a committee of the UDC to Mrs. H.B. Crowell, October 7, 1929
  • Folder 62 - Partial letter from P.H.A. Assoc. committee to Mrs. H.B. Crowell, October 8, 1929
  • Folder 63 - Newspaper clippings concerning a memorial at St. Paul's Church for Mary Lewis Redd, 1930 and a DAR memorial Service
  • Folder 64 - Letter from 1011 Oakview Ave, Columbus, Georgia to Enoch Callaway, March 19, 1930
  • Folder 65 - Letter from Bettie H. Gillis, DAR to Mrs. Crowell about Miss Redd's books, October 4, 1930
  • Folder 66 - Statement of final distribution for the estate of Miss Mary Lewis Redd, December 20, 1930
  • Folder 67 - Letter of condolence from Mrs. H.S. Gillis, DAR to Mrs. Crowell, January 7, 1931
  • Folder 68 - Letter from Mrs. Milton Long to Mrs. Enoch Callaway about a tree memorial to Miss Redd, January 27, 1931
  • Folder 69 - Callaway genealogy from an Atlanta newspaper April 3, 1932
  • Folder 70 - Certificate for Sarah Redd Callaway, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Enoch Callaway for the Cradle Roll of LaGrange First Methodist Church, November 20, 1932
  • Folder 71 - Letter from Merrow E. Sorley, West Point, New York, to Henry B. Crowell, Jr., Redd genealogy chart attached, September 14, 1934
  • Folder 72 - Letter from Margaret Merritt, Magna Charta Dames, to Mrs. Enoch Callaway, November 9, 1938
  • Folder 73 - Letter from Cliff G. Redd to Mrs. Henry Crowell containing a biographical sketch of Redd family of Virginia, September 14, 1944
  • Folder 74 - Letter and deed information sent to Mrs. Willie Redd Crowell, LaGrange, Georgia from G.W. Hener, Redd deed included. April 6, 1946.
  • Folder 75 - DC membership card 1957-1958 for Mrs. H.B. Crowell
  • Folder 76 - Mrs. Crowell's resignation from the Colonial Dames 1957
  • Folder 77 - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer December 11, 1960 copy of 1860 paper
  • Folder 78 - Letter from Anne to her grandmother, 1969
  • Folder 79 - Application for membership into the Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames for Mary Lewis Redd with a note from Jennie Crowell Callaway, 1978
  • Folder 80 - Letters between Sarah Brabant and Mike Russell concerning Henry Banks, 1981, 1982
  • Folder 81 - Ancestry charts for Mary Lewis Redd (no date)
  • Folder 82 - Benning Camp # 511 UCV badges
  • Folder 83 - Crowell genealogy (no date)
  • Folder 84 - Declaration of Independence (copy)
  • Folder 85 - Envelopes saved for the stamps (no date)
  • Folder 86 - Family genealogy charts, written on brown paper, with surnames: Grimes, Abercrombie, Culberson, Stokes, Crowell, Ford (no date)
  • Folder 87 - John Crowell biography from History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama, by T. M. Owen, vol.3 (no date)
  • Folder 88 - Letter to Mrs. Childes M. Ferrell concerning Whittaker and Callaway genealogy (no date)
  • Folder 89 - Letter from Enoch Callaway to “Cut” concerning a possible story plot
  • Folder 90 - Letter (part) from Clement A. Evans concerning UCV Memphis reunion
  • Folder 91 - Letter from George Ford to Miss Mary Lewis (no date)
  • Folder 92 - Letter from Sister to “Dear Sister”, from Berkley, CA, most likely from Sister Helen to sister Willie Redd Crowell, no date
  • Folder 93 - Letter from TuTu to Clorinthy (no date)
  • Folder 94 - Letter (typed) about a trip from Atlanta to North Georgia - no names or date
  • Folder 95 - Memorial tablet for Jennie H. Crowell (no date)
  • Folder 96 - “Monticello” by Mrs. Martin Littleton (no date)
  • Folder 97 - Newspaper clippings on various subjects
  • Folder 98 - Newspaper clippings on various subjects including some obits of the Crowell, Redd and Holt families
  • Folder 99 - Note from Elizabeth L. Hightower allowing Miss M.L. Redd to copy DAR records
  • Folder 100 - Notes made from The History of Albemarle County, Virginia taken by Rev. Edgar Woods, Jr.
  • Folder 101 - Births/marriages copied from family bible of Michael Watson Perry, property 1909 of Helen V. Holt. Copied by Mary Lewis Redd
  • Folder 102 - Heritage of Mrs. Enoch Callaway (Jennie Louisa Crowell); Names mentioned: Crowell, Borom, Miles, Cant, Whitaker, McGirt, Perry and Watson families
  • Folder 103 - Photographs - no names
  • Folder 104 - Photographs (10) of Redd and Johnston family members
  • Folder 105 - Postcard of confederate generals
  • Folder 106 - Leather tooled wallet inscribed Est. N. Lewis Troup Co, Ga. J.K. Redd Columbus

Oversize Folio

  • Two genealogy charts of the Crowell, Wm. Redd and Jennie Louisa Callaway
  • U.S.Flag with 48 stars, silk, with Mrs. H.B. Crowell written on edge
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