Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers, 1757-1937.
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In the spring of 1839, three Savannahians—Episcopal divine William Bacon Stevens, renowned autograph collector Israel K. Tefft, and educator, scientist, and American Medical Association founder Dr. Richard D. Arnold—hatched the idea of an organization whose mission would be to “collect, preserve, and diffuse the history of the State of Georgia in particular, and of America generally.” In May of that year they held the first meeting of what was christened the “Georgia Historical Society,” the ten...
Naomi Stanton Wylly (1851-1940) was the daughter of Patrick H. Stanton (1820-1867) and Jane E. Gnann Stanton. Her husband, Thomas L. Wylly (1846-1924) was the son of Frederick Rosburg Wylly and Sarah Lewis Cooper Wylly. They were descended from settlers in Effingham County, Georgia, primarily German-Lutheran (Salzburger) immigrants. From the description of Naomi Stanton Wylly collection of Stanton family papers, 1757-1937. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145734341 ...