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Amos Brown Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-22
Content Description Legible and semi-legible photocopies. Scope and Contents According to his own testimony, Amos Brown (1766-1842) was born in Virginia. While a small child, his family moved to Mecklenburg County, NC, and then to Lincoln County, NC. However, it is possible that, since Lincoln County was formed from Tryon County, which in turn was formed from Mecklenburg County, the Brown's residence might have changed by county division rather than by family...

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.

Brown Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-18
Scope and Contents Ezekial Brown was the son of Walter Brown, a native Englishman who settled with his family in Hall County, GA. Ezekial came to Haywood County, NC, in 1822. Ezekial's son John settled in nearby Jackson County. Most of the materials in this collection are records of Ezekial and John Brown's land transactions in the latter two counties, especially in the Scotts Creek area. There are nine such items in the collection ranging in date from 1817-1859. The pre-1822 arrival item is a document...

Charles A. Bird (Sept. 30, 1853 - Jan. 25, 1938) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-33
Scope and Contents Charles A. Bird was a farmer, community leader, Methodist lay leader, and political figure of Qualla Township in Jackson County, NC. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He was the father of William E. Bird, who was dean of Western Carolina College from 1921-1957 (see MSS 80-34). The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, and genealogical information on the Bird, Terrell, Wells, Reynolds, and related...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-76
Scope and Contents Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including...

Cherokee County (N.C.)

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Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...

Grace Hall Brown

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Identifier: SM 80-01
Content Description The collection consists of an eight page manuscript entitled "The Story of the Robert Brown Family of Jackson County, North Carolina" by Grace Hall Brown of Cullowhee, NC.The study begins with Robert Brown's arrival from England at the port of Charleston, SC, in 1740. Brown first moved to Cleveland County, NC, where he married the daughter of a former North Carolina governor, Clyde R. Hoey (after whom Hoey Auditorium on the Western Carolina University (WCU) campus is named). He...

J. B. Lawson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-54
Content Description James Brownlow Lawson (1862 - 1941) was a political figure, park ranger, and sheriff in Tennessee and Colorado. From 1926 to 1938, while living in Sevierville, TN, Lawson corresponded with Ms. Maidee Adams of Memphis, TN. His letters recite stories and anecdotes of his family and ancestry.

The newspaper clippings relate to Lawson's political campaigns in Sevierville. Other materials include genealogies of the Lawson and Bird (or Byrd) families.

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-02
Scope and Contents Joel Thomas Hubbard (1855-1933) was the owner and operator of a dry goods and notions store in Wilkesboro, NC, in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.



The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Hubbard from 1880-1931. In addition, there are business records, deeds, tax records and other legal documents, and news clippings. There is limited information on timber operations in Wilkes County, NC.

John Moore Crawford Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-24
Scope and Contents John Moore Crawford (1829-1933) was a descendant of George W. Crawford, Sr., the latter being the progenitor of Crawfords in Haywood, Macon, Clay and Cherokee Counties, NC. George W. Crawford, Jr., and Lorena Moore were the parents of John Crawford. The genealogy of the Crawford family may be found in incomplete form in W.C. Allen's The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina (pp. 558-567). See also the excerpt from Daniel's Lyle's Daniel Lyle, Immigrant, which relates the ancestry of...

Larry W. Mull Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-72
Content Description Larry W. Mull was born in Waynesville, NC, to Reubert and Mary Mull (Moll) on September 17, 1909. He was a restaurateur and a reporter for the United Press International and the Associated Press. In 1965, he founded the Haywood County Music Company. Mull wrote over 150 gospel songs and was a staff writer for Stamp-Baxter's Music Company. Some of his songs were published by Tennessee Music Company and Vaughn Music Publishers. The collection contains songbooks and sheet music, a notebook of...

Louise Bayless Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include: 1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849. 2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family. 3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family. 4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W....

Rufus Morgan Collection

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Identifier: MSS 12-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the life and activities of the Rev. Rufus Morgan (1885 – 1983), an Episcopal Priest in western North Carolina. These materials were gathered by Mr. Ben Bridgers of Sylva, NC, in preparation for a planned biography of Rufus Morgan. Included are correspondence, audio cassettes (1970 – 1979 and no date), notes, photographs, and clippings, chiefly concerning Rev. Rufus Morgan and family. Also included are eight convention journals titled Diocese...

Scarborough, Hazel

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Identifier: MSS 80-37
Scope and Contents The collection contains several groups of correspondence, most of which concerns relatives of Hazel Scarborough. These groups are: Auyer (Ayer) Cole, Asheville, NC:., letters to his family during World War I service: 1917-1918. William B. Simpson, Weaverville, NC: , letters to his family during his military service in Korea: 1953. E. C. Cole family, Asheville, NC: ., correspondence & papers: 1914-1918....

Stringfield, Love, & Sloan Families

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Identifier: MSS 16-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Love, Sloan, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See related collections for more information on these families: MSS 80-06 William Williams Stringfield MSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1MSS 15-03...

Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

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Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also: MSS 80-06 William Williams StringfieldMSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1 This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William...

Walt Whitman Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-51
Scope and Contents Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a noted American poet, as well as a teacher, editor, publisher, and volunteer Civil War nurse. He was the son of Walter and Lousia Van Velsor Whitman, of New York. Whitman is probably best known for Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855). The collection came into the possession of William Petterson's family when one of Petterson's ancestors lived next door to Walt Whitman's niece, Jessie, in Camden, N.J. Jessie presented the items as...

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard. The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins...

William Holland Thomas III Collection

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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 materials in this collection may be used in conjunction with those in the William Holland Thomas collection (MSS 80-03; MSS 80-90) and...

William Williams Stringfield Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth. When the...

W.M. Ritter & Ritter Lumber Company Collection

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Identifier: MSS 88-03
Scope and Contents William McClellan Ritter (February 19, 1864-May 21, 1952) organized the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company in 1901. From the original core of operations in West Virginia and Virginia the company expanded operations into other southern states. The company also diversified beyond the hardwood lumber industry into such areas as coal, gas, and rail lines. The W.M. Ritter Lumber Company operated from 1903 to 1926 on Hazel Creek (Swain County, NC), an area and time...

Zebulon Weaver Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics. Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state...

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