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Cushing Biggs Hassell papers, 1809-1880.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Hassell, Cushing Biggs, 1808-1880.
Collection number: 810
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Abstract: Cushing Biggs Hassell (1808-1880) was a merchant and Primitive Baptist clergyman of Williamston, N.C. Papers of Cushing Biggs Hassell include his diary, 1840-1880; autobiography up to 1840; letter book, 1841-1848; list of persons ordained and baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church, including African Americans, 1844-1880, both slaves and freedmen; equity minute book as clerk of Martin County, N.C., court, 1848-1862; texts for sermons; list of donations; and other papers.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains a book listing ordinations, baptisms and marriages Hassell performed, including those of enslaved and free African Americans (1844-1880).