Archive for the ‘Plantations’ Category

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

W. C. George Papers, 1904-1971.

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: George, W. C. (Wesley Critz), 1888-1982.
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Abstract: Wesley Critz George was professor of histology and embryology and chair of the Anatomy Department, University of North Carolina Medical School, and an internationally recognized researcher on the genetics of race. Early items relate to Read more…

Kelvin Grove Plantation Book, 1853-1868.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Postell, James P., fl. 1853-1854.
Collection number: 2771

Abstract: Microfilm only. Record kept by James P. Postell of Kelvin Grove Plantation, St. Simons Island, Ga., including lists of slaves and stock, diagrams of the plantation, and notations, 1853-1854, Read more…

Solomon Slatter Papers, 1798-1852.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Slatter, Solomon, fl. 1798-1852.
Collection number: 671-z
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Abstract: The collection includes scattered bills, receipts, and accounts for purchases, schooling, blacksmith work, and other business of Solomon Slatter, Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C.; and Read more…

Burwell family papers, 1745-1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burwell family.
Collection number: 112
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Abstract: Members of the Burwell family lived in Warren, Vance, and Granville counties, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., and members of the Williams family lived in Warren County, N.C. Prominent Burwell family members were Armistead (d. Read more…

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

John Hamilton Cornish papers, 1833-1966.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cornish, John Hamilton, 1815-1878.
Collection number: 1461
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Abstract: John Hamilton Cornish (1815-1878) was an Episcopal minister of Aiken, S.C. Cornish left his home in Michigan Territory in 1833 to attend Washington College, Hartford, Conn., from Read more…

John Perkins papers, 1822-1885.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Perkins, John, 1819-1885.
Collection number: 924
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Abstract: John Perkins, cotton planter and lawyer of Somerset Plantation, Ashwood, La., was appointed judge of the Circuit Court for Madison Parish in 1851; served as Democratic Read more…