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Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

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Creator: Gale and Polk family.
Collection number: 266
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Abstract: Gale and Polk families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiefly personal correspondence of members of the related Gale and Polk families. Included are ante-bellum Read more…

Ferebee, Gregory, and McPherson family papers, 1816-1913.

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Creator: Ferebee, Gregory, and McPherson family.
Collection number: 3374
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Abstract: Family members included Francis Roger Gregory, merchant in Petersburg, Va.; medical student at the University of Pennsylvania; physician and planter in Mecklenburg County, Va., and Granville County, N.C. In the Read more…

David Schenck papers, 1849-1917.

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Creator: Schenck, David, 1835-1902.
Collection number: 652
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Abstract: Lawyer of Lincoln and Greensboro, N.C., Superior Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1874-1882, general counsel of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and Read more…

Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

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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 Read more…

H. L. Bedford account book, 1866-1871.

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Creator: Bedford, H. L., fl. 1866-1871.
Collection number: 3311-z
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Abstract: Ledger, 1868, consisting of records of Bedford’s work as administrator of the estate of B. W. Bedford, Jr., Panola County, Miss., including accounts for provisions advanced to farm laborers, and a summary of transactions, 1866-1868 and Read more…

James Evans papers, 1826-1927 (bulk 1837-1870).

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Creator: Evans, James, d. 1869.
Collection number: 248
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Abstract: James Evans was a farmer, merchant, and county commissioner of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Evans married Martha Henriette Knight of Hamburg, S.C., in 1839. The Read more…

Mary Susan Ker papers, 1785-1958.

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Creator: Ker, Mary Susan, 1838-1923.
Collection number: 1467
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Abstract: Mary Susan Ker of Natchez, Miss., was the daughter of cotton planter and American Colonization Society vice-president, John Ker (1789-1850) and Mary Baker Ker (d. Read more…

Alexander Justice papers, 1750-1925 (bulk 1843-1879).

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Creator: Justice, Alexander, 1825-1879.
Collection number: 1308
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Abstract: Lawyer of New Bern, N.C. Chiefly legal and business papers of New Bern, N.C., lawyer, Alexander Justice, including grants, deeds, indentures, plats, bills of sale for slaves, wills, amnesty Read more…

Sam Thomas papers, 1786-1835.

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Creator: Thomas, Sam, fl. 1786-1802.
Collection number: 5067-z
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Abstract: Sam Thomas was a free black man in Stokes County, N.C., in 1786. It appears that he was able to free his wife Amy in 1802. It also appears that members of the Thomas family moved Read more…

Cameron family papers, 1757-1978 (bulk 1770-1894).

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Creator: Cameron family.
Collection number: 133
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Abstract: Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina’s largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family Read more…