Category Archives: Emigration

James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

Creator: McDowell, James, 1795-1851.
Collection number: 459
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Abstract: James McDowell was born 13 October 1795, son of Col. James McDowell and Sarah Preston. He married Susanna Smith Preston in 1818. McDowell was an unsuccessful candidate for Continue reading James McDowell papers, 1770-1915 (bulk 1820-1850).

R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

Creator: Morrison, R. H. (Robert Hall), 1798-1889.
Collection number: 1131
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Abstract: Robert Hall Morrison was a Presbyterian minister and educator from Lincoln County, N.C., and father of Mary Anna (Morrison) Jackson (1831- 1915), wife of Stonewall Jackson. The Continue reading R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

George W. Mordecai papers, 1767-1916 (bulk 1840-1870).

Creator: Mordecai, George W., 1801-1871.
Collection number: 522
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Abstract: George W. Mordecai was a lawyer, bank president, railroad president, businessman, and Episcopal layman, of Raleigh, N.C. He was the son of Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838), a leader of Continue reading George W. Mordecai papers, 1767-1916 (bulk 1840-1870).

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Continue reading Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

Creator: Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845 [manuscript].
Collection number: 2055
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Abstract: Papers, 1773-1845, chiefly of Richard Mendenhall of Guilford County, N.C., relating to the Manumission Society of North Carolina and other groups. Papers concern the emanicipation of slaves and emigration of free blacks Continue reading Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

Philip Ricard Fendall paper, undated.

Creator: Fendall, Philip Ricard, 1794-1868.
Collection number: 3153
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Abstract: Manuscript draft of a speech or treatise on the aims, policies, activities, and effects of the American Colonization Society. The paper is unsigned but is attributed to Fendall, a Washington, D.C., lawyer and author. Continue reading Philip Ricard Fendall paper, undated.

Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?

Creator: Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?
Collection number: 4057
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Abstract: Scattered business papers, commissions and army orders, and letters of Frederick Weedon (1784-1857), physician of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Henrietta Williams Weedon Whitehurst (1821-1885); and her husband, Continue reading Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?

William Nelson Pendleton papers, 1798-1889.

Creator: Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883.
Collection number: 1466
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Abstract: Pendleton was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, an Episcopal clergyman and schoolmaster in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, a Confederate Continue reading William Nelson Pendleton papers, 1798-1889.

Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.

Creator: Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.
Collection number: 4134
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Abstract: Members of the Wilson and Hairston families were planters and merchants of Henry and Pittsylvania counties, Va., and Davie, Rockingham, and Stokes counties, N.C. Peter Hairston (1752-1832), of Pittsylvania, later Continue reading Wilson and Hairston family papers, 1751-1928.