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:
Identifier: MSS 80-66
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.
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