Category Archives: Free People of Color

Alfred Chapman Papers, 1779-1876 (bulk 1845-1869)

Creator: Chapman, Alfred, 1813-1876.
Collection number: 1545
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Abstract: Alfred Chapman (1813-1876), native of Orange County, Va., was an official of the United States and Confederate war departments. The collection includes scattered family and professional papers, chiefly 1845-1869, of Alfred Chapman. Included are early papers of Continue reading Alfred Chapman Papers, 1779-1876 (bulk 1845-1869)

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

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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 Continue reading George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

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 Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

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 Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1830-1930

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 Continue reading Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1830-1930

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

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

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

Edwin Alexander Anderson papers, 1878-1939.

Creator: Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933.
Collection number: 3387
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Abstract: U.S. Navy admiral from Wilmington, N.C., who retired in 1924. Personal correspondence, chiefly 1883-1903, and official naval papers, 1878-1939, of Anderson. Letters to his mother and to his wife, Mertie Lorain Anderson, discuss navy life and describe foreign ports in Continue reading Edwin Alexander Anderson papers, 1878-1939.