Category Archives: Slavery

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

Harris and Faust Family Papers

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 Continue reading Harris and Faust Family Papers

Clayton Family Papers, 1855-1922

Creator name: Clayton family.
Collection number: 4792
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Abstract: Thomas L. Clayton (1934-1905) of Asheville, N.C., was the son of Ephraim Clayton (1804-1892) and Nancy McElroy Clayton (d. 1892). He married Emma A. Clayton (1829-1887). During the Civil War, Clayton served in the Confederate Continue reading Clayton Family Papers, 1855-1922

David Gillespie Papers, 1797-1799, 1825

Creator: Gillespie, David, 1774-1829.
Collection number: 5483-z
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Abstract: David Gillespie was born in Duplin County, N.C., on 5 April 1774. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1795, after which he accepted the position of assistant surveyor with Andrew Ellicott, secretary of the commission to Continue reading David Gillespie Papers, 1797-1799, 1825

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