Guide to the Joy Kelley Photograph Collection, 1851-1960
Record Group 210

Extent: 12 digital images

Biographical Sketch: Ms. Kelley, a resident of Midland City, AL, supplied these family photographs to be scanned as part of the NEH-funded "Wiregrass Common Heritage Project" of the Wiregrass Archives and Troy University Dothan Campus History Department. The Project held two Community Scanning Days, June 18 and 25, 2016.

Scope / Content Note: Family photographs and documents chosen by Ms. Kelley in response to the 12-scan limit imposed by the Wiregrass Common Heritage Project. These are the photographs and documents she found most important (however she defined that) among those she possessed. They include marriage certificates, a land grant, and a CSA prisoner roll as well as photographs of her mother, her father, her siblings, and her mother's extended family.

Preferred Citation: Joy Kelley Photographs, RG 210, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Access/User Limits? Open per donor agreement, 6/25/2016

Proc Date: 6/27/2016 Processor: MTO






ADACAR company Napier Field, AL. In the middle, in white T-shirt – Joy Kelley's father, JD Givens, and her grandfather Grady Lisenby (wearing an overall, in front of him, to his left), Harold Long, her great uncle (by the left post, wearing fireman hat), Joe Doswold (in the front, with glasses on). Date 1953


Grimes School, Grimes AL. 6th grade Graduation class. Date: 1944

Joy's father JD Givens (second from the right, back row).

Mrs. Penn – Teacher (lady on right).

Mary Will Brown (lady on the left) – teacher and Principal.


Marriage Certificate, James David Baxley and Martha Dubose, Joy's great grandmother and father. Date: 1873


James Baxley and Rebecca Hartrzog, Marriage Certificate. Joy's great grandfather and grandmother. Date: 1873


Roll of prisoners of war. George Lang, Joy's great great grandfather. Civil War, Co. B., 33rd Alabama. Date: 1862

Left side


Roll of prisoners of war. George Lang, Joy's great great grandfather. Civil War, Co. B., 33rd Alabama. Date: 1862

Right side


Land grant to Peter Hagler, Joy's great great great grandfather.

Date: 1851


Juliaette Lisenby Givens, Joy's mother (16 month old). Date: 1936


Mike's second Birthday. From left to right: Denis Givens (Joy's brother), Joy Givens (Kelley), Grady Lisenby (Joy's grandfather). Standing girl - Dale Lisenby, boy front Mike Thompson (Joy's cousin). Date: 1960


Front center – Mary (Lisenby) Tice

Left to right: - Grady Lisenby, Martha (Lisenby) Johns, VeeDora (Lisenby) Schemel, Herman Lisenby. No Date.

Handwritten on reverse: Grady Lisenby, Martha Lisenby Tice John, Veedora Lisenby Schemel, James Herman Lisenby, Mary Lisenby Tice. Brothers and Sisters.


Annie Marie Cook Givens (Joy's grandmother), JD Givens – father. Date: ca. 1934


Mary Inez Long Lisenby, fishing , Fort Rucker (?), AL Date: ca. 1945


Left to right: Herman Lisenby, Lonnie Lisenby, Grady Lisenby (Joy's great uncle, great grandfather, and grandfather, respectively). Date: ca. 1960

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