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Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Read more…

Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1830-1930

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Ingram, Sanders Meredith, 1819-1905.
Collection number: 5491
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Abstract: Sanders Meredith Ingram was a farmer, lawyer, and state legislator from Richmond County, N.C. He was also a part of the inaugural class at Wake Forest College, 1834-1835. Ingram served in the Mexican War in the lst Tennessee Calvary Regiment and in the Civil War as first Read more…

Harris and Faust Family Papers

October 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Harris family. Foust family.
Collection: 5482
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Abstract: Members of the Harris and Foust families lived in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Randolph counties, N.C. Thomas West Harris was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1859. During the Civil War, he served in the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, after which he studied medicine in Paris and New York and then Read more…

Clayton Family Papers, 1855-1922

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator name: Clayton family.
Collection number: 4792
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Abstract: Thomas L. Clayton (1934-1905) of Asheville, N.C., was the son of Ephraim Clayton (1804-1892) and Nancy McElroy Clayton (d. 1892). He married Emma A. Clayton (1829-1887). During the Civil War, Clayton served in the Confederate Read more…

Albert A. Chase Papers, 1865-1866

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Chase, Albert A., b. 1837.
Collection number: 5394-z
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Abstract: Albert A. Chase served in the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment as acting assistant surgeon from 7 April to 28 June 1865. At the end of the war, Chase was contracted by the Bureau of Refugees, Read more…

William Shelburn Photograph Card, circa 1870s

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Shelburn, William, 1834-1911.
Collection number: 5474
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Abstract: William Shelburn was active as a photographer in North Carolina circa 1856-1907. During that period, he frequently relocated his studio and gallery, which at various times were in Oxford, Raleigh, Goldsboro, Asbury, Greenville, Kinston, Read more…

David Gillespie Papers, 1797-1799, 1825

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Gillespie, David, 1774-1829.
Collection number: 5483-z
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Abstract: David Gillespie was born in Duplin County, N.C., on 5 April 1774. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1795, after which he accepted the position of assistant surveyor with Andrew Ellicott, secretary of the commission to Read more…

Polk and Yeatman Family Papers, 1773-1915

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Polk Family. Yeatman Family

Collection number: 606

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Abstract: Prominent members of the Polk and Yeatman family of North Carolina and Tennessee included William Polk (1758-1834), land speculator and North Carolina Read more…

D.I. Craig Papers, 1876-1929

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Craig, D. I. (David Irvin), 1849-1925.
Collection number: 5399
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Abstract: David Irvin Craig was born in Orange County, N.C., in 1849. He received his early education at the old Hughes Academy at Cedar Grove, N.C.; was a student at Read more…

Thomas Crawford Papers, 1842-1844

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Crawford, Thomas, b. 1817.
Collection number: 5473-z
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Abstract: Thomas Crawford, who was owned by Thomas Mosley of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Ky., was sold as a slave by Mosley to James Crawford, also of Read more…