Category Archives: Manumission

John McKee Sharpe papers, 1793-1954.

Creator: Sharpe, John McKee.
Collection number: 3592
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Abstract: John McKee Sharpe of Stateville, N.C. Papers of John McKee Sharpe, including his own genealogical correspondence, and correspondence, business papers, etc., of the Sharpe family and Continue reading John McKee Sharpe papers, 1793-1954.

Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).

Creator: Hughes family.
Collection number: 2779
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Abstract: Principal member of the Hughes family of Edgefield, S.C., are Dr. John Hughes (d. 1835) and his son, John H. Hughes (d. 1871), who were both cotton planters; John Hughes’s sister, Continue reading Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).

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).

John Bayles papers, 1820-1831.

Creator: Bayles, John, fl. 1820-1831.
Collection number: 5348-z
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Abstract: John Bayles was a resident of Washington County, Tenn., when he decided in 1820 to grant a slave woman named Jenny (also spelled Jeanny or Ginny) her freedom upon his and his wife’s deaths. The collection contains three documents that Continue reading John Bayles papers, 1820-1831.

Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.

Creator: Wiley, C. H. (Calvin Henderson), 1819-1887.
Collection number: 781
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Abstract: C. H. (Calvin Henderson) Wiley (1819-1887) was born in Guilford County, N.C., and was a lawyer, editor, novelist, legislator, state superintendent of schools (1853-1865), Presbyterian minister, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and agent for the American Bible Society for Continue reading Calvin Henderson Wiley papers, 1774-1962.

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Continue reading John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history, 1895; 1899; 1903.

Creator: Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history.
Collection number: 3565-z
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Abstract: Manuscripts of winners for three years of a prize for the best essay on North Carolina history by a University of North Carolina student. Essays are “North Carolina Manumission Society” (1895) by Charles F. Tomlinson; Continue reading Hill Prize essays in North Carolina history, 1895; 1899; 1903.

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.