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Collection Title: Ellzey (Wesley James) Papers
Accession Number: AM07-21
Inclusive Dates: 1864 - 1887
Extent: 6 items
Given By: Jimmy Wood
Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Form of Material:
Documents and a ledger pertaining to Wesley James Ellzey, a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi. He apparently also served as Justice of the Peace during the late 1870s and the early 1880s. Mr. Ellzey was born May 28, 1830, and died May 1, 1918. His parents were Thomas Ellzey and Mary L. Quin. Items in the collection are as follows:
1. Document granting Wesley James Ellzey a one-year exemption from military service of the Confederate States of America. (May 8, 1864)
2. Wesley J. Ellzey’s oath of allegiance to the United States of America. (July 22, 1865)
3. Wesley J. Ellzey’s teacher’s certificate issued by Pike County Superintendent of Education, T. E. Tate (June 7, 1875)
4. Letter addressed to “Wesley and Margret” from Mt. Pleasant , Texas. The letter is signed, “Your Devoted Sister C. A. Lany.” (Nov. 3, 1886)
5. Letter addressed to “My Dear Brother Wesley” from C. A. Lany of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. (Oct. 6, 1887)
6. Ledger: Justice of the Peace Court Docket, circa 1879 – 1883. The docket contains records of cases under the court’s jurisdiction, including their resolutions.