Archive for the ‘18th Century’ Category

John Hughes Papers, 1797-1833

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Creator: Hughes, John, fl. 1797-1833.
Collection number: 5512-z
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Abstract: John Hughes was a Patrick County, Va., planter. The collection is chiefly court Read more…

L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Glenn, L. C. (Leonidas Chalmers), b. 1871.
Collection number: 3052
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Abstract: Wilson (sometimes Willson), Glenn, and Torrence families lived in Crowders Creek, Gaston County, N.C. (previously Tryon County and Lincoln County) and York County, S.C. The Wilson family of Cumberland County, Pa., included John Wilson Read more…

Singleton family papers, 1759-1905 (bulk 1815-1854).

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Singleton family.
Collection number: 668
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Abstract: The Singletons were cotton planters living near Sumter, S.C. Prominent family members include Richard Singleton (1776-1852), John Singleton (1754-1820), and Matthew R. Read more…

Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Miscellaneous letters.
Collection number: 516
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Abstract: Single or very small groups of unrelated letters, many from the 19th century, to and from various persons, especially southerners who were prominent in the literary and political Read more…

Manumission papers, 1778; 1829.

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Creator: Manumission papers.
Collection number: 1294-z
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Abstract: A set of documents, 1829, pertaining to the conveyance under the auspices of the Yearly Meeting of Friends of North Carolina of a group of blacks from Perquimans County, N.C., to Wayne and to Washington counties, Ind. Read more…

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Read more…

Meriwether family papers, 1737-ca. 1880s.

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Creator: Meriwether family.
Collection number: 1800-z
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Abstract: The Meriwether family of Virginia included Charles N. Meriwether (fl. 1791-1843), physician and farmer of Virginia, Montgomery County, Tenn., and Christian County, Ky. The Read more…

Sasser family papers, 1740-1855.

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Creator: Sasser family.
Collection number: 3493
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Abstract: Papers of John Sasser Sr. (d. 1782), and his descendants, including grants, deeds, surveys, and legal proceedings pertaining to lands, and bills of sale for slaves in Wayne County, Read more…

Joseph Graham papers, 1769-1864.

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Creator: Graham, Joseph, 1759-1836.
Collection number: 284-z
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Abstract: Joseph Graham fought with American troops in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War; was a North Carolina state senator, 1788-1793; fought against the Creek Indians in 1814; and became wealthy producing iron. Handwritten manuscript of Read more…

Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Smith, Josiah, 1731-1826.
Collection number: 3018
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Abstract: Josiah Smith Jr. was a Charleston, S.C., merchant, financial agent, and Revolutionary War patriot. He was born in Cainhoy, St. Thomas’s Parish, S.C. A merchant for most of his life, he Read more…