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Photographs, 1840 - 1916

Identifier: 2010.025

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Foster Mark Kirksey Papers consist of the personal and business papers of Greene County, Alabama, businessman and sheriff Foster Mark Kirksey (1817-1906), his wife Margaretta Lucretia Liston Kirksey (1839-1911), and their children Harold A. Kirksey (d. 1953), John Kirksey (d. 1920), Robert Elisha Kirksey (1871-1948), and Foster Mark Kirksey, Jr. (b.1867). The collection also includes the papers of Foster M. Kirksey's brothers J. M. C. Kirksey and Robert Brown W. Kirksey (circa 1815-1857), Margaretta Liston Kirksey's father Jonathan Allen Liston (1806-1882), mother Margaretta Lucretia Todd Liston (1818-1853), sister Mary Todd Liston (1842-1863), grandfather Levi Luther Todd Sr. (1819-1867), uncle Levi Luther Todd, Jr., and aunts Ann Duke Todd Thompson (d. 1855), Mary Ann Todd, and those of Eliza Ashby Todd Taylor (1821-1896) and her husband Thompson W. Taylor. Foster Mark Kirksey was a commission merchant, and his business papers include records of the firms of Kirksey, Sheppard, and Bray (1848-1852), Sears and Kirksey (1862-1874), Kirksey and Carpenter (1866-1871), and Dew and Kirksey (1872-1889). Kirksey's papers as sheriff of Greene County, Alabama (1841-1849), and as a deputy commissary agent for the Confederate Army (1864-1865) are also included among his business papers, as are household and farm records and deed and land surveys. The papers are arranged in series by person and include the Liston, Kirksey, Todd, Thompson, Ashby, Duke, and Graydon families. There is also correspondence of S. J. Nunnelee, a Confederate prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio (1864), Stephen F. Austin, and various family members. Note: Correspondence between family members may be located in more than one series, depending on whether an individual was the sender or the receiver.


  • 1840 - 1916


From the Collection: 15.0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

This series consist of fifty-seven Kirksey family photographs.


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266