Category Archives: 18th Century

Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

Creator: Pettigrew family.
Collection number: 592
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Abstract: Represented are four generations of the Pettigrew family of Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. Prominent family members included James Pettigrew (d. 1784), who emigrated Continue reading Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939.

L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

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 Continue reading L. C. Glenn papers, 1752-1927.

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

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

Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

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 Continue reading Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

Manumission papers, 1778; 1829.

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. Continue reading Manumission papers, 1778; 1829.

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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., Continue reading John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

Joseph Graham papers, 1769-1864.

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 Continue reading Joseph Graham papers, 1769-1864.

Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.

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 Continue reading Josiah Smith letter book, 1771-1784.