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Guide to the Ames and Hogan families papers
MSS.2


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Ames and Hogan families papers
ID
MSS.2
Date [inclusive]
1816-1910
Extent
0.66 Cubic feet :2 ms. boxes, 1 SMO folder, 1 OS folder
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Ames and Hogan families papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

Elijah Hogan was born on May 16, 1794, to William Hogan (1750-1827) and Sarah Elizabeth Grant (1760-1816). From 1817-1827, Hogan and his partner, James Nealley, hauled cotton, hides, tobacco, and other goods on flatboats from Ditto’s Landing, Alabama, down the Tennessee River to New Orleans. Hogan married Mary “Polly” Lampkin (1800-1882) on May 26, 1818. Polly was the sister of Robert Allison Lampkin (1809-1885), one of Hogan’s later business associates. The Hogans eventually settled in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, where Elijah established himself as a merchant and tavern owner. He also served as the president of the Board of Police. Eventually his son-in-law, Madison Fisk Ames, became his business partner. Hogan died on June 28, 1841, in Starkville.

Madison Fisk Ames was born in Tennessee on August 9, 1830, to schoolteacher David Ames (1788-1870) and Sophronia Oella Fisk (1804-1884). He married Minerva Rosanna Hogan (1828-1899), daughter of Elijah Hogan and Polly Lampkin, on April 5, 1861, and worked in Starkville with his father-in-law. He died on June 19, 1907, in Starkville. The family papers contain correspondence by and to his brother, Albion Ames (1828-1905), and his daughters, Maria Ames and Groselia “Grossie” Ames Saunders (1864-1957), wife of Dero Saunders.

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Scope and Contents

The Ames and Hogan families papers document the history of the family from 1816-1910. The papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, speeches and essays, business receipts, an autograph album, and other items. Among the business receipts are those relating to Hogan’s business with James Nealley, documenting their trips from Ditto’s Landing to New Orleans, along with their cargo and business partners.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Legal papers, 1821-1898 - Box 1; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13

Series 2. Letters, 1835-1910 - Box 1

Series 3. Speeches or papers, 1903 and undated - Box 1

Series 4. Miscellaneous material, 1898 and undated - Box 1; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13

Series 5. Autograph album, dictionary, 1865-1898 - Box 1

Series 6. Receipts - Box 2; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 41

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: July 2008

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Donor

Mrs. G.B. Ramsey, Starkville, Miss., July 1958.

Processing Information

The papers were reorganized and placed in acid-free folders. A newspaper clipping was disposed of after being copied onto acid-free paper.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • S. Gumbel and Company (New Orleans, La.).
  • St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company.
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). Board of Missions.

Family Name(s)

  • Ames family.
  • Hogan family.

Genre(s)

  • Autograph albums--Mississippi--History.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Oktibbeha County (Miss.)
  • Starkville (Miss.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Ames, Albion, 1828-1905.
  • Ames, Madison Fisk, 1830-1907.
  • Hogan, Elijah, 1794-1841.
  • Lampkin, Robert Allison, 1809-1885.
  • Martin, Dabney A.

Subject(s)

  • Accounting--Mississippi--History.
  • African Americans--Alabama--History.
  • African Americans--Mississippi--History.
  • Agriculture--Mississippi--History.
  • Baseball--Mississippi--History.
  • Boardinghouses--Mississippi--History.
  • Business--Alabama--History.
  • Business--Mississippi--History.
  • Camp meetings--Mississippi--History.
  • Chickasaw Indians--History.
  • Choctaw Indians--Mississippi--History.
  • Contracts--Mississippi--Oktibbeha County.
  • Cotton trade--United States--History.
  • Cotton.
  • Deeds--Alabama--Madison County.
  • Deeds--Mississippi--Oktibbeha County.
  • Education--Mississippi--History.
  • Fur trade--United States--History.
  • Horses--Diseases--Treatment--History.
  • Lumber and lumbering.
  • Medicine--Mississippi--History--19th century.
  • Mules--Mississippi--History.
  • Packets--Mississippi.
  • Packets--United States--History--19th century.
  • Police--Mississippi--Starkville--History.
  • Power of attorney--Mississippi--History.
  • Quinine.
  • Railroads--Mississippi--History.
  • Real estate business--Mississippi--History.
  • Religious life--Mississippi--History.
  • Sabbath schools.
  • Slavery--Alabama--History.
  • Slavery--Mississippi--History.
  • Surveying--Mississippi--History.
  • Taverns (Inns)--Mississippi--History.
  • Taverns (Inns)--Mississippi--Oktibbeha County--History.
  • Tennessee River--History.
  • Tobacco--United States--History.
  • Traditional medicine--Mississippi.
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). Mississippi Conference--History.

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Collection Inventory

 Box 1. Folder 1. Series 1. Legal papers, 1821-1898. 

 SMO 41. Appointment of David Reese as Judge of Probate, Oktibbeha County, Miss., 1834. 

 OS 13. Fire insurance policy: D. A. Saunders, 1898. 

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 Box 1. Folder 2. Series 2. Letters, 1835-1910. 

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 Box 1. Folder 3. Series 3. Speeches or papers, 1903 and undated. 

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 Box 1. Folder 4. Series 4. Miscellaneous material, 1898 and undated. 

 SMO 41. Plat: Township 20, Ranges 12-13 East, undated. 

 OS 13. East Mississippi Times, 1898 January 14. 

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 Box 1. Folder 5. Series 5. Autograph album, dictionary, 1865-1898. 

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Series 6. Receipts. 

 Box 2. Folder 6. 1816-1819. 

 SMO 41. Account, 1817. 

 Box 2. Folder 7. 1820-1822. 

 Box 2. Folder 8. 1823-1826. 

 Box 2. Folder 9. 1827-1829. 

 Box 2. Folder 10. 1830-1835. 

 Box 2. Folder 11. 1836-1838. 

 Box 2. Folder 12. 1839-1851. 

 Box 2. Folder 13. 1852-1887. 

 SMO 41. Hogan and Ames account, 1861. 

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