Creator: Jarman, Sally Long, b. 1887.
Collection number: 4005
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Abstract: Sally Long Jarman (b. 1887) was a genealogist of Halifax County, N.C. Genealogical data and ancestral papers gathered by Sally Long Jarman, the bulk of which are typed transcriptions of legal and Episcopal church records pertaining to the Mason, Gray, Long, Amis, and related North Carolina families. Papers of Nathaniel Mason of Summit, N.C., include an order to assemble his militia company to suppress a rumored slave insurrection, 1831. Materials related to Mason’s son, Thomas Williams Mason (1839-1921), include his writings while a student at the University of North Carolina in the 1850s, including an essay about his life as a student; four letters he wrote as a Confederate cavalryman on the staff of General Robert Ransom in North Carolina and Virginia, 1862; a letter from his plantation overseer, 1862; and two detailed letters about his military experiences from S. W. Arrington, a soldier in the A.E.F. in England and France, 1918-1919. Among other family papers are a notebook, ca. 1814-1815, kept by Richard A. Jones at Princeton College, and love letters, 1839-1841 and 1859, from Andrew Joyner to his wife, Sarah Jones Burton Joyner, in Weldon, Halifax County, N.C.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Included are an August 1831 order to Nathaniel Mason to assemble his militia company in preparation for a rumored slave insurrection, and a letter in December 1862 to Thomas W. Mason from his overseer concerning the management of Mason’s plantation (See Folders 2-4).