Category Archives: 18th Century

Gillespie and Wright family papers, 1735-1990 (bulk 1735-1845).

Creator: Gillespie and Wright family.
Collection number: 275
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Abstract: Members of the Gillespie and Wright family, included James Gillespie (1747?-1805), planter, North Carolina state legislator, 1779-1786, and U.S. congressman, 1793-1799 and Continue reading Gillespie and Wright family papers, 1735-1990 (bulk 1735-1845).

Macay and McNeely family papers, 1746-1918.

Creator: Macay and McNeely family.
Collection number: 447
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Macay and McNeely families of Rowan County, N.C., included Spruce Macay (1755-1808), lawyer and judge; and his sons, Alfred (d. 1827) and William Spruce Macay (d. ca. 1861). Also Continue reading Macay and McNeely family papers, 1746-1918.

John Alexander Barry papers, 1861-1903.

Creator: Barry, John Alexander.
Collection number: 3015
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Abstract: Letters from John Alexander Barry of Phillips’ Legion, Wofford’s Brigade, to members of his family in Dalton, Ga., written from Virginia and while serving with Longstreet’s corps in Tennessee, 1863-1864, and three later family letters. The Continue reading John Alexander Barry papers, 1861-1903.

Manigault family papers, 1824-1897.

Creator: Manigault family.
Collection number: 484
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Abstract: The Manigault family of Charleston, S.C., and plantations in the Berkeley District, S.C., and on Argyle Island in the Savannah River, Ga., included Charles, merchant and rice planter; and his sons Gabriel Edward, planter, physician, and curator Continue reading Manigault family papers, 1824-1897.

Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson account books, 1805-1863.

Creator: Robinson, Benjamin, 1775-1857.
Collection number: 3155
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Abstract: Thirteen ledgers, eleven daybooks, and two other volumes of Benjamin Robinson (1775-1857) and Benjamin West Robinson, father and son, physicians of Fayetteville, N.C. These volumes contain records of accounts Continue reading Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson account books, 1805-1863.

Henry William Faison papers, 1770-1937.

Creator: Faison, Henry William, 1823-1885.
Collection number: 3789
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Abstract: Physician and cotton farmer of Duplin County, N.C. Chiefly cotton accounts of Henry W. Faison with merchants in Wilmington, N.C., and bills, receipts and other business items, as well as estate papers, of Faison and his Faison, Williams, Continue reading Henry William Faison papers, 1770-1937.

William Conrad Schutte papers, 1741-1844.

Creator: Schutte, William Conrad, 1737-1806.
Collection number: 3066
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Abstract: Papers of Schutte, a Haitian planter who emigrated to Portsmouth, Va., ca. 1793, including eight family letters exchanged between France and the West Indies, 1741-1753; Continue reading William Conrad Schutte papers, 1741-1844.

Hayes collection, 1694-1874.

Creator: Hayes Plantation (Edenton, N.C.).
Collection number: 324
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Abstract: Johnston family of Edenton, N.C., including Gabriel Johnston (1699-1752), colonial governor; his brother, Samuel Johnston, Sr., merchant; Samuel Johnston, Jr. (1733-1816), Continue reading Hayes collection, 1694-1874.