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Collection Number: 03144

Collection Title: Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington Genealogical Papers, circa 1870-1951

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Size 11.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4500 items)
Abstract Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington (1876-1955) of Warrenton, N.C., was the daughter of Major Arthur S. and Victoria Louis Pendleton. Through her mother she was related to several prominent Virgina families. She was president and chief organizer of the North Carolina State Art Society, a trustee of the University of North Carolinaa, and a member of several women's clubs and patriotic societies for descendants of various groups. This collection primarily contains materials from Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington's investigation of her own family's genealogy. Approximately half of the correspondence comes from the papers of Charles Arthur Hoppin, a New York City genealogist employed by Arrington. The collection also contains photocopies of documents, including wills and deeds, from the 16th to 18th centuries. There are also writings in the collection by Arrington and Hoppin about the ancestries of the Pendleton and Clark families, reminiscences of Victoria Louis Pendleton about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and prominent clergy of various faiths, and a variety of other genealogical materials, including charts, notes, and data. Families notable in the collection include Clark, Hardee, Lanier, Pendleton, Sampson, Washington, and Wright. Images include photographic and painted portraits of Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington at different ages, reproductions of painted portraits of various ancestors, and photographs of places and unidentified ancestors from circa 1870-1910.
Creator Arrington, Katherine Clark Pendleton, b. 1876.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington Genealogical Papers #3144, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Bequest of Katherine Arrington of Warrenton, N.C., in June 1955 and from Sylbert Pendleton of Raleigh, N.C., in February 1971 (Acc. 08106)
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington (1876-1955) of Warrenton, N.C., was the daughter of Major Arthur S. and Victoria Louis Pendleton. Through her mother she was related to several prominent Virgina families. She graduated from Hollins College in 1896. She was married to Peter Arrington (d. 1916), the director of the British American Tobacco Company. Arrington was the long-time president and chief organizer of the North Carolina State Art Society; a trustee of the University of North Carolina, from which she received an honorary degree in 1947; and a member of several women's clubs and patriotic societies for descendants of various groups.

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The collection chiefly contains materials relating to Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington's investigation of her own family's genealogy. Approximately half of the correspondence came from the papers of Charles Arthur Hoppin, a New York City, N.Y., genealogist employed by Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington, which were acquired by her following his death in 1941. The collection contains photocopies of documents, including wills and deeds, from the 16th to 18th centuries. There are also writings in the collection by Arrington and Hoppin about the ancestries of the Pendleton and Clark families, reminiscences of Victoria Louis Pendleton about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and prominent ministers of various faiths, and a variety of other genealogical materials, including charts, notes, and data. Families notable in the collection include Alston, Armistead, Clark, Drake, Fontaine, Hardee, Howland, Lanier, Maury, Pendleton, Percy, Plummer, Rice, Sampson, Washington, and Wright, among others. Images include photographic and painted portraits of Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington at different ages, reproductions of painted portraits of various ancestors, and photographs of places and unidentified ancestors from circa 1870-1910.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1895-1951.

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About 400 items.

Arrangement: topical.

Contains writings, charts, data, notes, and related family materials. The writings are about the ancestries of the Pendleton and Clark families and the reminiscences of Victoria Louis Pendleton about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and prominent clergy of various faiths. There is also a genealogical chart of some of the descendants of Anne Washington Wright and the ancestors of George Washington. The notes, charts, and data relate to genealogical research.

Folder 15-20

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Data, charts, notes, and land grants #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." Folder 15-20

Folder 16 not used.

Oversize Volume SV-3144/1

The Pendleton and Clark Ancestries in England and America written by Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington and Charles Arthur Hoppin #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." SV-3144/1

Oversize Volume SV-3144/2

The Pendleton and Clark Ancestries in England and America by Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington and Charles Arthur Hoppin; "The English Origin of the Family of Pendleton and the Ancestry of Brian Pendleton (1596-1680) and of Philip Pendleton (1654-1721), Founders of the Pendleton families in America," by Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington and Charles Arthur Hoppin #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." SV-3144/2

Folder 21

Folder 21 not used #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." Folder 21

Folder 22a

Victoria Louis Pendleton reminiscences, volumes I and II #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." Folder 22a

Folder 22b

Victoria Louis Pendleton reminiscences, volumes III and IV #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." Folder 22b

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

Lanier family notes #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." Folder 23-24

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3144/1a

Anne Washington Wright genealogical chart #03144, Series: "2. Writings, Charts, Data, and Notes." XOPF-3144/1a

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About 3700 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by family name.

Contains notes, data, correspondence, pictures, photographs, photocopies of related documents, clippings, and miscellaneous items. There is overlap with materials in the previous two series. Images include photographic and painted portraits of Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington at different ages, photographs of places and unidentified ancestors from circa 1870-1910, and reproductions of painted portraits of various ancestors. Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 25

Alford, Alexander Reverend Summershire, England #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 25

Folder 26

Andrews, Henry #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 26

Folder 27

Alston, Judge John #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 27

Folder 28

Arrington #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 28

Folder 29

Bagg, John Bolet Edward #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 29

Folder 30

Berkeley #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 30

Folder 31

Bissell, John #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 31

Folder 32

Blount #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 32

Folder 33

Blount, James #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 33

Folder 34

Boltwood, Robert #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 34

Folder 35

Bridgmann, Brigham #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 35

Folder 36

Brooks, Burt #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 36

Folder 37

Bryon, Hunter #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 37

Folder 38

Carter, Samuel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 38

Folder 39

Capen-Purchase #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 39

Folder 40

Cary #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 40

Folder 41-43

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Chapin, Penny Easton #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 41-43

Folder 44

Chapin, Samuel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 44

Folder 45

Clark, James, Sampson #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 45

Folder 46

Closson, MacClay #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 46

Folder 47

Colton, George #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 47

Folder 48

Cooley-Coley #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 48

Folder 49

Cooper, Thomas #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 49

Folder 50

Curtis #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 50

Folder 51

Cutler #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 51

Folder 52

Dawson #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 52

Folder 53

Day, Robert #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 53

Folder 54

Ewing, Alex #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 54

Folder 55

Flood, Colonel John #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 55

Folder 56

Gardner, Thomas #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 56

Folder 57

Gilbert, John #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 57

Folder 58

Goodnow, Edmond #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 58

Folder 59

Gray #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 59

Folder 60

Green, William #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 60

Folder 61

Hannum, William #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 61

Folder 62

Hardee: Beaufort and Pitt #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 62

Folder 63

Hardee (also Hardy, Hardie): North Carolina #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 63

Folder 64

Hardee (also Hardy or Hardie): Virgina and England #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 64

Folder 65

Hart, Nicholas #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 65

Folder 66

Hawkes, John Sergeant #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 66

Folder 67

Hawkins #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 67

Folder 68

Hazard, Hassard and others #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 68

Folder 69

Hill #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 69

Folder 70

Holcombe #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 70

Folder 71

Jordan, Samuel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 71

Folder 72

Kritchwell #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 72

Folder 73

Lanier: Virginia and North Carolina #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 73

Folder 74

Lanier #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 74

Folder 75

Lanier: England #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 75

Folder 76

Lanier #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 76

Folder 77

Lanier: Music and letters #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 77

Folder 78

Lewis #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 78

Folder 79

Lord, Thomas Byrd #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 79

Folder 80

Lyman #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 80

Folder 81

MacKenzie, Gordon, and others #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 81

Folder 82

Marche-Burt #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 82

Folder 83

Mattoon, Hubartus #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 83

Folder 84

Moore #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 84

Folder 85

Newton #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 85

Folder 86

Nolle, Thomas #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 86

Folder 87

Odger, Gabriel Captain #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 87

Folder 88

Page, John #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 88

Folder 89

Palmer, Walter #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 89

Folder 90

Partridge #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 90

Folder 91

Payne, William #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 91

Folder 92

Pearce, Edmund #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 92

Folder 93

Pendletons: New England and Virginia #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 93

Folder 94

Pendleton: London #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 94

Folder 95

Pendleton: Outside Whalley, Manchester #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 95

Folder 96

Pendleton: Miscellaneous and others #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 96

Folder 97

Pendleton #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 97

Folder 98

Pearce, Edmund #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 98

Folder 99

Pitt, Peter #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 99

Folder 100

Price, Eleanor #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 100

Folder 101

Prudden, James (brother Peter) #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 101

Folder 102

Rice, Edmund #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 102

Folder 103

Rossiter, Edmund #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 103

Folder 104

Sampson: Virginia and North Carolina #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 104

Folder 105

Sampson: England #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 105

Folder 106

Shallard #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 106

Folder 107

Sheldon, Isaac #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 107

Folder 108

Slye, Rolt and Mary #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 108

Folder 109

Smith, Lieutenant Samuel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 109

Folder 110

Snow, Richard #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 110

Folder 111

Temple, Lady Dorothy #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 111

Folder 112

Tyson, Reynier #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 112

Folder 113

Virkus #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 113

Folder 114

Vore #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 114

Folder 115

Warren, Joseph #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 115

Folder 116

Warriner, William #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 116

Folder 117

Washington #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 117

Folder 118

Washington, John, of Surrey #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 118

Folder 119

Weller #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 119

Folder 120

Wellesly #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 120

Folder 121

West #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 121

Folder 122

Wheelock, Ralph #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 122

Folder 123

Wilcox, Edward #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 123

Folder 124

Woodford, Thomas #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 124

Folder 125

Wright, Lieutenant Abel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 125

Folder 126

Wright, Samuel #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 126

Folder 127-131

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Loose papers #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." Folder 127-131

Unsorted materials similar to those found throughout this series.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3144/1b

Photocopies and notes #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." OPF-3144/1b

Image Folder PF-3144/1

Portraits: Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington, circa 1890-1950 #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." PF-3144/1

Includes both painted and photographic portraits. Painted portraits are reproductions, circa 1890-1910. Photographs include reproductions, circa 1910-1950.

Image Folder PF-3144/2

Other photographs, circa 1870-1910 #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." PF-3144/2

Photographs of unidentified family members and places, including buildings, a church, and gardens. One photograph, circa 1870-1900, is a portrait of two men and a woman; another is of a street with buildings and is labelled Pendleton, Lancastershire. Most photographs are not labelled.

Image Folder PF-3144/3

Reproductions: Portraits of identified family members, undated #03144, Series: "Addition of 1971: Family Files, circa 1870-1951." PF-3144/3

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC staff

Encoded by: Danielle Fasig, September 2012

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