Joyner family papers, 1817-1881; 1967-1982.

Creator: Joyner family.
Collection number: 4428
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Abstract: Correspondence and financial and legal papers, chiefly 1850-1865, documenting the daily lives and plantation and business interests of members of the Joyner family of Franklin County, N.C. Included are Civil War letters from soldiers serving in the 7th, 15th, 32nd, and 47th North Carolina regiments in eastern North Carolina and Virginia, referring to experiences in the Peninsula Campaign of 1862; the battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg; the Wilderness Campaign; and the siege of Petersburg; and letters from a soldier in prison at Johnson’s Island in Ohio. Also included are account books, deeds, wills, records of hiring and selling slaves, and other family business records, including records from the Civil War years, when Julia Joyner managed the plantation.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Series 2 includes accounts for hiring and selling slaves (1817-1881).

Volume 1 is a planter’s ledger that describes the hiring and selling of slaves, particularly in 1855.