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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…

Harris and Faust Family Papers

October 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Harris family. Foust family.
Collection: 5482
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Abstract: Members of the Harris and Foust families lived in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Randolph counties, N.C. Thomas West Harris was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1859. During the Civil War, he served in the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, after which he studied medicine in Paris and New York and then Read more…

Albert A. Chase Papers, 1865-1866

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Chase, Albert A., b. 1837.
Collection number: 5394-z
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Abstract: Albert A. Chase served in the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment as acting assistant surgeon from 7 April to 28 June 1865. At the end of the war, Chase was contracted by the Bureau of Refugees, Read more…

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

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Lewis plantation papers, 1857-1916.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lewis, Ivey Foreman, 1833-1884.
Collection number: 2528
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Abstract: Records of several plantations of the Lewis family of Hale and Marengo counties, Ala., chiefly those of Ivey Foreman Lewis. Plantations mentioned include: Hermitage Place, Read more…

William Ruffin Smith papers, 1772-1959.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Smith, William Ruffin, 1803-1872.
Collection number: 678
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Abstract: William Ruffin Smith lived in Halifax County, N.C. His father was William Ruffin Smith (1779-1846); his father-in-law, Peter Evans (1781-1852); and his granddaughter, Lena Smith. The Read more…

Battle family papers, 1765-1955.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Battle family.
Collection number: 3223
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Battle family of North Carolina included William Horn Battle (1802-1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, lawyer, legislator, judge of the North Carolina superior and supreme courts, and trustee and professor Read more…

Federal soldiers’ letters, 1861-1865; 1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Federal soldiers’ letters.
Collection number: 3185
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Abstract: Chiefly Civil War letters from Federal soldiers throughout the South, in camps, hospitals, and prisons, to family and friends in the North. This collection is made up of unrelated Read more…

Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fitzgerald family.
Collection number: 4177
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Abstract: Diaries, 1864 and 1867-1871, and a sketchbook of Robert G. Fitzgerald (1840-1919); copies of his pension record and marriage certificate and of the manumission certificate of Thomas Fitzgerald (father of Robert G.); two letters; and articles Read more…

Lenoir family papers, 1763-1936, 1969-1975 (general abstract).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lenoir family.
Collection number: 426
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Abstract: Lenoir family members include William Lenoir, Revolutionary War general and N.C. politician of Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, N.C.; Lenoir’s friend and father-in-law of two of Read more…