Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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
Identifier: MSS 80-75
Scope and Contents William Wilson (1831-1910) was a Cullowhee, NC, landowner and member of the "Noble Nine," the first board of trustees of Cullowhee High School (later Western Carolina University).Much of the collection consists of land deeds and descriptions, promissory notes, and legal papers. The land deeds are in the general Cullowhee area, although some extend into Macon County, NC. The promissory notes were held mostly by the Wilson family.Also included is some family...
Dates: 1822 - 1909
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
Identifier: MSS 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of materials used by Nathaniel C. Browder (1904 - ) in the production of his book The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After and pre-publication drafts of the book DeSoto and Other Spanish Explorers and Their Historians (privately published in Hayesville, NC, 1975).In the collection are photocopied items from the papers of General Winfield Scott, contained in the National Archives (Washington, DC). Inclusive dates of these copies are...
Dates: 1776 - 1977
Identifier: MSS 80-39
Content Description The items concern the Penland family of Burke and Clay counties, NC, and include petitions, wills, indenture statements, inventories, and a real estate ledger. An account book is missing. Specific items include a 1794 road petition in Burke County, NC, signed by William Penland; George Penland's War of 1812 pay roll and muster roll cards (1815-1817); documents settling William Penland's estate (1815-1816); an indenture document between George Penland and James Patton (1825); property...
Dates: 1794 - 1945
Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. It includes photos, genealogical material and papers relating to William William Stringfield II's service during World War II. The first addition to the collection includes correspondence, diaries and legal documents concerning the Stringfield, Sloan and Love families. The second addition to the Stringfield, Love, and Sloan families primarily concerns...
Dates: 1832 - 2014
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