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Michael Ferrall papers, 1818-1960.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Ferrall, Michael, b. 1811.
Collection number: 3880
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Abstract: General commission merchant of Halifax, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., during the mid-19th century. Included are four account books, 1845-1861, a lettercopy book, 1844-1861, and correspondence, 1830-1856, of Michael Ferrall documenting his commission business; assorted papers, 1831-1832, relating to the mobilization of the Halifax County militia during the Nat Turner rebellion; miscellaneous volumes, including the medical account book, 1865, of Dr. M. A. Wilcox of Halifax County, and the diary of Marshall Gary as a student at St. Mary’s College, Belmont, N.C., 1903; and a history of the Jones, Eppes, Bond, Ferrall, and McMahon families, written in 1932 (7 p.).

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: In Folder 2 of Series 2 (Halifax County Papers), there are militia papers , 1831-1832, which consist of claims for payment relating to the mobilization and service of the militia in the insurrection of August 1831 in Southampton County, Va. (Nat Turner Rebellion).