Category Archives: Family

Episcopal Theological School Collection of Episcopal Bishops of North Carolina Letters, circa 1820-1960

Creator: Episcopal Theological School (Cambridge, Mass.)
Collection number: 5202-z
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Abstract: In 1974, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass., combined with the Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia (PDS) to form the Episcopal Divinity School, located in Cambridge, Mass. The collection contains Continue reading Episcopal Theological School Collection of Episcopal Bishops of North Carolina Letters, circa 1820-1960

Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

Creator: Wilson, Norvell Winsboro, 1834-1878.
Collection number
: 2957
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Abstract: Norvell Winsboro Wilson (1834-1878) was a Baptist minister in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C., 1861-1867; Farmville, Va., and Richmond, Va., 1867-1875; and New Orleans, La., 1877-1878. The collection includes the Continue reading Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

Chapel Hill Historical Society's Generations of Carrboro Mill Families Oral Histories, 1974-1978.

Creator: Chapel Hill Historical Society.
Collection number: 4205
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Abstract: The Chapel Hill Historical Society was formed in 1966 in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1974, the oral history committee was established to conduct interviews with local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Continue reading Chapel Hill Historical Society's Generations of Carrboro Mill Families Oral Histories, 1974-1978.

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Creator: Grigsby family.
Collection number: 5141
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Abstract: The Grigsby family of North Carolina and South Carolina; New Haven, Conn.; Detroit, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz., descend from Fred Grigsby (b. 1867), the son of a former slave. The Continue reading Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

Creator: Foust family.
Collection number: 3860
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Abstract: Personal and family correspondence of the Foust family, an African-American family living in rural Alamance County, N.C., concerning their daily lives, efforts to make a living, and education, including Edna Lee Foust’s training as a Continue reading Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

Creator: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-
Collection number: 4930
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Abstract: Floyd B. McKissick (1922-1991) was born in Asheville, N.C. He was an attorney, businessman, and civil rights leader. McKissick married Evelyn Williams, with whom he had four Continue reading Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

Red Clay Ramblers papers, 1970s-1990s.

Creator: Red Clay Ramblers papers, 1970s-1990s [manuscript].
Collection number: 4756
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Abstract: The Red Clay Ramblers began in 1972 as a trio of musicians who had been playing in and around Chapel Hill, N.C. Personnel has included Tommy Thompson, banjo, guitar, vocals (1972-1994); Jim Watson, mandolin, guitar, Continue reading Red Clay Ramblers papers, 1970s-1990s.

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Continue reading Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Edmund Ruffin Jr. journal, 1851-1862, 1866-1873.

Creator: Ruffin, Edmund, Jr., fl. 1823-1873.
Collection number: 639-z
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Abstract: Edmund Ruffin Jr. was a wheat, tobacco, and cotton planter of Prince George, Hanover, and Amelia counties, Va. Ruffin, the son of Edmund, Sr., and Susan (Travis) Ruffin, owned two Continue reading Edmund Ruffin Jr. journal, 1851-1862, 1866-1873.

Farish Carter papers, 1794-1868 (bulk 1830-1860).

Creator: Carter, Farish, 1780-1861.
Collection number: 2230
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Abstract: Farish Carter was a planter, land speculator, and entrepreneur of Scottsborough Plantation, near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., and owner of a plantation at Coosawattee, Continue reading Farish Carter papers, 1794-1868 (bulk 1830-1860).