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George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Read more…

James Hervey Greenlee diary, 1837; 1847-1902.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Greenlee, James Hervey, 1811-1902.
Collection number: 1735
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Abstract: James Hervey Greenlee was a planter and Presbyterian evangelical of Burke and McDowell counties, N.C. From 1845 to 1886, Greenlee served as an elder at the Marion Presbyterian Church. Greenlee was a delegate to the North Carolina state Read more…

Burton and Young family papers, 1807-1911.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burton and Young family.
Collection number: 111
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Abstract: Alfred M. Burton was one of several sons of Robert and Agatha Burton of Granville County, N.C. He was licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1807, and in Tennessee, 1808, and settled in Lincoln County, N.C., in the first decade of the 19th Read more…

J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894.
Collection number: 5-z
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Abstract: Planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator. Letters from Alcorn to his wife, Amelia Walton (Glover) Alcorn, Read more…

Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, 1855-1945.
Collection number: 1518
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Abstract: Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston was a Virginia genealogist. Papers of Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston and of other members of the Hairston, Penn, Wilson, and related families, chiefly of Patrick and Henry counties, Va. Included are Read more…

Recollections, ca. 1890s.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hathaway, Leeland.
Collection number: 2954
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Abstract: Leeland Hathaway (b. 1834) was a Confederate Army officer. Recollections concerning Hathaway’s early life at Deer Park Plantation in Montgomery County, Ky.; his education at Western Military Institute (Georgetown, Ky.); Kentucky Military Read more…

Battle family papers, 1765-1955.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Battle family.
Collection number: 3223
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Battle family of North Carolina included William Horn Battle (1802-1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, lawyer, legislator, judge of the North Carolina superior and supreme courts, and trustee and professor Read more…

Drury Lacy papers, 1823-1903.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lacy, Drury, 1802-1884.
Collection number: 3641
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Abstract: Drury Lacy of Prince Edward County, Va., studied at the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; was minister at Presbyterian churches in New Bern, N.C., 1834-1837, and Raleigh, Read more…