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Legal instruments

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Amos Brown Collection

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1832 - 1973

Amos Medford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-70
Scope and Contents Amos Medford, a genealogist, assembled the collection. The collection contains correspondence, business papers, and legal papers of John Liner, a doctor in Haywood County, NC, in the early 19th century; an account by Medford of the 1910 trial of Allen Green, of Haywood County, on charges of manslaughter; a biographical pamphlet by W. Clark Medford on R.A. Sentelle (1846-1934), a former Haywood County school superintendent and minister; a book entitled Old Albemarle and Its Absentee Landlords,...
Dates: 1794 - 1955

Brown Family Collection

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1817 - 1901

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

 Collection
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 families, and includes...
Dates: 1871 - 1920

Earl F. Lanning Collection

 File
Identifier: SM 80-46
Content Description This collection has two main parts. The first consists of commemorative envelopes and newspaper clippings concerning the ride conducted from Asheville, North Carolina, to Newport, Tennessee, in June 1967, known as Operation Conestoga.The second part contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money...
Dates: 1774 - 1967

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.
Dates: 1860 - 1865

Elizabeth Wheeler

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-03
Scope and Contents The one item in this collection is a fifty-page legal document entitled "Abstract of Title to the Realty Holdings of the Cullowhee Mining and Reduction Company, Situated, Lying, and Being in Jackson County, North Carolina," prepared by Coleman C. Cowan, an attorney from Webster, NC. The document is dated April 14, 1906, and is a summary of the history of titles to six tracts of land owned by the mining company.
Dates: 1906

Fain Family

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.
Dates: 1832 - 1917

Hand Clay Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 92-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: certificates for shares of the capital stock of the Hand Clay Company of Canton, North Carolina, dated 1916-1920; a 1916 agreement between the Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company appointing the latter as agent; a 1920 lease agreement between Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company; and two leases between the Long family and Harris Clay Company dated 1923 and 1925.
Dates: 1916 - 1925

Harold Dellenger

 Item
Identifier: SM 80-07
Content Description Deed for eight (8) acres of land in Burke County, NC, to C.A. Cook. The deed was dated April 3, 1915, signed April 5, and recorded and filed on May 5, 1916. The land is in the Lower Forke Township, on Upper Forke River. A description of the land is included, but reference to a plat of land in the deed is not attached.
Dates: 1916

James Robert Love Collection

 File
Identifier: SM 80-55
Content Description Colonel Robert Love (1760-1845) was born in Augusta County, Virginia. Love fought in the Revolutionary War and at war's end moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Unicoi County, Tennessee). He married Mary Ann Dillard (1767-1842) in 1783.Love was active in politics, serving as a delegate to the convention of the State of Franklin in 1784, state representative from Washington County in 1789, justice of the peace in the same county in 1788, delegate to the 1788 North Carolina...
Dates: 1818 - 1939

James W. Terrell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.Terrell...
Dates: 1820 - 1908

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1845 - 1932

Martha Hyde

 Item
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

McKee & Dills Families

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.
Dates: Non-inclusive

Nantahala Power and Light Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 02-07
Scope and Contents Nantahala Power and Light was formed in 1929 by Alcoa to harness the hydroelectric power of Western North Carolina and serve as a public electric utility for the region. The company operated under Alcoa until 1988 when it was absorbed by Duke Power (Duke Energy). This collection primarily consists of the files of the company during this period.The first addition to this collection primarily consists of bound volumes of minutes of board meetings, correspondence, brochures, clippings...
Dates: 1900 - 2003

Ninian Edmonston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-11
Content Description Ninian Edmonston (1789-1868) was a citizen of Haywood County, NC. He became a surveyor early in life, and assisted, at the age of nineteen, in surveying the boundary line between Buncombe County, NC, and Haywood County, NC. He served as sheriff of Haywood County for four years. He also served in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Commons (1821-1835), ultimately serving nine terms. Most of the correspondence is from relatives of Edmonston who settled in the Midwest. ...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1770 - 1882

Penland Land Grant

 Item
Identifier: SM 99-02
Content Description One (1) grant for a tract of land from the State of North Carolina (hand-numbered as No. 2392) to W.C. Penland for 100 acres in Macon County, NC, embracing "part of the land lately acquired by Treaty from the Cherokee Indians." Grant entered August 1, 1857; witnessed by John W. Ellis, December 29, 1860; attached survey dated April 28, 1854; registered in Macon County on February 10, 1874.
Dates: 1857

Royle and Pilkington Textile Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-68
Content Description Royle and Pilkington Company, Inc. (R&P) was a textile manufacturing plant located in Hazelwood, NC. It was incorporated under Delaware law on August 2, 1928, and registered as a foreign corporation doing business in North Carolina on August 30, 1928. The original officers and directors of R&P at the time of incorporation were: James T Royle President/Director Thomas E Noel Vice President/Director Benjamin Colkitt Treasurer/Director Gerald Colkitt ...
Dates: 1928 - 1972

Smither (Smathers) Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-43
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials on the history of the Smither (or Smathers) family of Jackson, Haywood, and Buncombe counties, NC, as compiled by the Smither Genealogy Archives. The documentation largely consists of photocopies of census records, legal records, and pages from books that mention the Smither or Smathers name. The census records, which include the Smathers and Fulbright families, are from Habersham County, GA; Red River County, TX; and Buncombe, Haywood,...
Dates: 1800 - 1970

Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

 Collection
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. #1This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) and his wife Maria M. Love (1842-1909); and Benjamin J. Sloan...
Dates: 1832 - 2014

William Estes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-3
Content Description Personal papers of William Estes and related family of Swain County, North Carolina. The papers include personal and/or business correspondence; papers related to Estes' capacity as a judicial official (court summons or actions; warrants; notices of actions, petitions, and decisions; agreements); property and land related papers (notices, transactions, surveys, etc.); receipts and memorandum & account booklets; surveys and reports on stills and distilleries, road duty, or schools;...
Dates: 1851 - 1923

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding William F. Tompkins, a Jackson County, NC, physician and businessman. Tompkins was born in Michigan in 1862, but grew up in Kansas and Colorado. He took his professional training in the Louisville Medical College (Louisville, KY). His first practice was at Colorado Springs, CO. While still a young man he moved to Webster, NC (Jackson County), where he established a medical practice and became a land and mineral speculator. Dr. Tompkins served...
Dates: 1820 - 1971

William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the Thomas collection dates from 1833-1923. Most of the letters relate to Cherokee Indian affairs. Other major topics covered are the Blue Ridge Railroad and the Civil War. Other letters relate to family business affairs, family life, and the effect of the Civil War on the family and western North Carolina. The correspondence includes a photocopy of a letter written by Andrew Jackson in 1841.The collection also contains letter books which refer to Cherokee...
Dates: 1796 - 1956

William Walker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...
Dates: 1837 - 1945

William Williams Stringfield Collection

 Collection
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 Civil War...
Dates: 1801 - 1968

Zebulon Weaver Collection

 Collection
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 Senate...
Dates: 1850 - 1960