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Thomas, William Holland, 1805-1893



Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, 1993: ǂb v. 4, p. 1593 (Thomas, William Holland, 1805-1893; a western NC merchant, businessman, and advocate for the local Cherokee; Thomas served as a Whig in the state senate)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Howell Way Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-66
Content Description Joseph Howell Way (1865 - 1927) was a prominent physician in Waynesville, North Carolina. He also served as president of North Carolina Medical Association and was recognized as an expert on tuberculosis. Way was born in Waco, Texas, but his parents moved to Buncombe County in the early 1870s. His father, C.B. Way, was served as superintendent of schools in Buncombe County for several terms.Way was educated by his father and later attended local schools. He received his first...
Dates: 1806 - 1928

Martha Hyde

Identifier: SM 80-08
Content Description

The one item in the collection is an indebtedness agreement dated January 1, 1857, between William Holland Thomas and Nacheuh (?), a Cherokee. The agreement specifies the terms of the debt, which concerns Thomas acting as an agent for the "Buffalo Indians" (members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee) of Graham County (NC) in some land transactions.

Dates: 1857

William Holland Thomas III Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-67
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of correspondence and legal documents regarding the controversy over land titles held by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina. The materials probably were collected by William Holland Thomas III, grandson of William Holland Thomas, who was the first Indian agent for the Eastern Band.The collection also contains genealogical data. The family tree of George W. Bryson and his wife Polly Anna Conley is outlined. ...
Dates: 1844 - 1968

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Bryson family 1
Cherokee Indians 1
Cherokee Indians -- Land tenure -- North Carolina 1
Cherokee Indians -- North Carolina -- History 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Thomas Legion -- History 1