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Daughters of the American Revolution, McIntosh Reserve Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0051

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of letters and two books concerning the McIntosh Reserve chapter.

Dates

  • 1914-1919

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright law

Biographical/Historical note

The local Carrollton chapter of the D.A.R., the McIntosh Reserve chapter, was started on April 1, 1914 and disbanded in October of 1918. It was initially named the Oliver Bowen chapter. A March 1915 article in the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine documents the Chapter’s request for a name change to the McIntosh Reserve chapter.

The Chapter was named for Chief William McIntosh (1775-1825). “Prior to January 24, 1826, the Carroll County area belonged to the Creek Indians. Their most prominent leader was Chief William McIntosh. He built a plantation home called Lockchau Talofau (Acorn Bluff), overlooking the Chattahoochee River near Whitesburg. Treaties were signed by Indian Chiefs, including Chief McIntosh, relinquishing all their Georgia land. Before sunrise on April 30 Upper Creek warriors lead by Chief Menewa set fire to Lockchau Talofau and killed McIntosh. This land is now a park called McIntosh Reserve.” (Ga. State D.A.R.)

The current chapter of the D.A.R. in Carrollton is called the Abraham Baldwin Chapter. Baldwin (1754-1807) was a member of the Continental Congress and served as a representative and senator from Georgia. He was called the “Father” of the University system of Georgia.

Extent

0.21 Linear feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The local Carrollton chapter of the D.A.R., the McIntosh Reserve, was started on April 1, 1914 and disbanded in October of 1918.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by letter date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown

Related Archival Materials note

Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records, LH-0074

Processing Information note

Processed by Shannon Danielle Smith in 2009
Title
Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution, McIntosh Reserve Chapter records LH-0051
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Shannon Danielle Smith
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States