A Collection of Papers from the Fincher Family
These papers are in the private
possession of descendants of the Fincher family. Many are very difficult
to read because of age, mold, rust spots, and folds. All the spelling,
capitalization, and punctuation (or lack thereof) have been left as close as
possible to that of the original papers. Some spaces have been added by
the transcriber to clarify breaks between sentences. The papers have been
transcribed personally by the web page author, Linda Fincher Wood, great
granddaughter of Joseph Travis Fincher of Pike County, Georgia. ** Please be aware that the letters, photographs, etc., can be used for your own research but
not published on another website or in written material without permission.
County, Georgia, 1830-1920
Civil War Letters and Documents:
- William Thomas Fincher letter of 21 February 1863
to his parents concerning the election of officers of the 2nd Regiment, Georgia
- June 13, 1863, pass for Joseph Travis Fincher to travel
from Pike County to 2nd Regiment, Georgia State Line
- Furlough for Joseph T. Fincher, August 28, 1863
- Transcription of letter from Mary R. Crawford to J. T. Fincher, February 15, 1864
- Original letter from Mary R. Crawford to J. T. Fincher.
- Letter to his family from Joseph Travis
Fincher, April 11, 1864, from Camp Ruff (includes Joseph's poetry).
- Original letter from Prudence Brooks Slade to her sister Martha Brooks Fincher, 6 May 1864 -- pages 1 & 4, pages 2 & 3.
- William Thomas
Fincher reports Georgia State Line casualties at the Battle of Kolb's
Farm, Marietta, Georgia, 1864.
- Civil War Through the
Eyes of a Common Soldier: As Told in the Letters of Joseph Travis Fincher
of Pike County, Georgia
(An article about the experiences of the Fincher family
during the Civil War).
- Tintype and history of Mary Perry Horn Fincher
(1805-1901), wife of Joseph Fincher
- Tintype of brothers Joseph
Travis Fincher and William Jonathan Fincher of Pike County, Georgia, circa
Week in the Life of the Fincher Family of Pike County, Georgia:
an excerpt from Joseph Travis Fincher's 1872 diary, which includes
a community "house-raising" for Joseph's cotton gin, as well as an account
of the birth of his daughter, Sarah Lillie.
- Diary account of Prudence
Emma Fincher Achord's death, September 4, 1879 (appended at the bottom
of Fincher cemetery page)
of employment of Joseph T. Fincher as enumerator of the 1890 Federal
Census for the 91st Enumeration District, Pike County, Georgia
- Photograph of Mary Eliza Fincher (granddaughter of Joseph Travis Fincher) and her husband Otis Collier, circa 1894, Barnesville, Pike County, Georgia
of Fincher's School, Pike County, 1915-1916
- Fincher cemetery
records at Fincher Memorial Cemetery, Pike County, Georgia
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