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Collection Number: 04609

Collection Title: Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 20 items)
Abstract Brewer and Paschal families of Chatham County, N.C., including Stephen Wiley Brewer (1835-1897), Confederate officer and county sheriff; his wife Mary Catharine Paschal Brewer (1846-1922); R. B. Paschal (1820-1870), who was elected Chatham County sheriff in 1854 and served six successive terms; and George Washington Paschal (1869-1956). There are also materials of the related Tilley family, including Bert Q. Tilley, motorcycle enthusiast and owner of Tilley's Cyclery, Raleigh, N.C., who was also a partner in Raleigh Flying Serice, operators of Raleigh Airport, Inc., and Poindexter Field. Chiefly family history materials relating to the Brewer and Paschal families. Most of the items are photocopies, but there are some original materials, especially short biographical notes on family members. Included is a compilation of photocopied documents about the ancestors and descendants of Stephen Wiley and Mary Catharine Brewer; Civil War materials relating to Stephen Wiley Brewer's service with the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment and his imprisonment at Johnson's Island, where he compiled a roster of Confederate prisoners; and other Brewer family materials. There are similar materials for the Paschal family, especially typed notes, recollections, and other materials of George Washington Paschal (1869-1956), and photocopies of typed transcriptions of R. B. Paschal's diaries dated 1860, 1861, 1863, and 1864, with extremely brief entries, usually providing a record of the weather and Paschal's activities. There are, however, some entries that reflect war activities, as when, in 1861, Paschal attended several meetings aimed at raising volunteer troops, and others offering slight references to the activities of other family members, as when Stephen Wiley Brewer was taken prisoner in 1863. Also include are an album containing photographs, clippings, and other items, 1912-1940s, relating to Bert Q. Tilley, with numerous photographs of Tilley and others either posed on motorcycles or racing them. Also included are photographs relating to Bert Q. Tilly Advertising, a firm that seems to have specialized in sound car advertising, and to airplanes and airports, especially Poindexter Field in Raleigh. There are also a few photographs relating to Tilley's World War I service.
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: Approval from Georgie B. Tilley and Robert P. Brewer, Jr., must be secured prior to publication.
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 Brewer and Paschal Family Papers #4609, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Georgie B. Tilley of Raleigh, N.C., in February (Acc. 92034) and June (Acc. 92073) and July (Acc. 92108) 1992.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Brewer and Paschal families of Chatham County, N.C., including Stephen Wiley Brewer (1835-1897), Confederate officer and county sheriff; his wife Mary Catharine Paschal Brewer (1846-1922); R. B. Paschal (1820-1870), who was elected Chatham County sheriff in 1854 and served six successive terms; and George Washington Paschal (1869-1956). There are also materials of the related Tilley family, including Bert Q. Tilley, motorcycle enthusiast and owner of Tilley's Cyclery, Raleigh, N.C., who was also a partner in Raleigh Flying Serice, operators of Raleigh Airport, Inc., and Poindexter Field.

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Chiefly family history materials relating to the Brewer and Paschal families. Most of the items are photocopies, but there are some original materials, especially short biographical notes on family members. Included is a compilation of photocopied documents about the ancestors and descendants of Stephen Wiley and Mary Catharine Brewer; Civil War materials relating to Stephen Wiley Brewer's service with the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment and his imprisonment at Johnson's Island, where he compiled a roster of Confederate prisoners; and other Brewer family materials. There are similar materials for the Paschal family, especially typed notes, recollections, and other materials of George Washington Paschal (1869-1956), and photocopies of typed transcriptions of R. B. Paschal's diaries dated 1860, 1861, 1863, and 1864, with extremely brief entries, usually providing a record of the weather and Paschal's activities. There are, however, some entries that reflect war activities, as when, in 1861, Paschal attended several meetings aimed at raising volunteer troops, and others offering slight references to the activities of other family members, as when Stephen Wiley Brewer was taken prisoner in 1863. Also include are an album containing photographs, clippings, and other items, 1912-1940s, relating to Bert Q. Tilley, with numerous photographs of Tilley and others either posed on motorcycles or racing them. Also included are photographs relating to Bert Q. Tilly Advertising, a firm that seems to have specialized in sound car advertising, and to airplanes and airports, especially Poindexter Field in Raleigh. There are also a few photographs relating to Tilley's World War I service.

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Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

"Brewer Family Papers: Private and Public Documents from the Life and Times of the Ancestors, Family and Descendants of Stephen Wiley Brewer (1835-1897), Captain, C.S.A., and Sheriff of Chatham County, and his wife Mary Catharine Paschal Brewer (1846-1922), mother of their children Richard Fredrick, Charles Stephen, Flora Margaret, Cora Bell, Annie Eugenia, and George Washington Brewer, of Fall Creek and Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina," circa 200 pages, undated. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Family history materials, chiefly photocopies, compiled by Robert P. Brewer, Jr. Included are originals of handwritten biographical notes on various family members, including Stephen Wiley Brewer, who, in 1860, opened a general store in Chatham County with Sheriff, R. B. Paschal, and, in 1867, married Mary Catharine Paschal, the sheriff's oldest daughter. Photocopied materials, circa 1817-1910, include family correspondence, deeds and indentures, and data from census reports. There is also a typed index for a run of 67 letters, written March to August 1891, to Richard Fredrick Brewer, railroad agent in Southern Pines, N.C., from members of his family in Pittsboro, N.C. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 1-2

Folder 3

"Civil War Materials of Capt. S. W. Brewer, Company E, 26th Regiment, N.C. Infantry," circa 75 pages, undated. Photocopies of letters, printed materials, and other items relating to the service of Captain Stephen Wiley Brewer during the Civil War, and a typed transcription of Captain Brewer's "Confederate Prisoner of War Roster, Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio, 1864." Brewer was held at Johnson's Island prison after being captured at Gettysburg. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 3

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Brewer family history materials. Included are photocopies of information on Brewer family residences from "The Architectural Heritage of Chatham County," by Rachel Osborn and Ruth Selden Sturgill; "Brewer Memories: Records and Recollections of the Descendents of Jeremiah and Nancy Brewer of Chatham County, North Carolina"; and a few copies of photographs of family members, including Annie Eugenia Brewer Thompson (1872-1944), Charlie Stephen Brewer (circa 1875-1921), and Flora Margaret Brewer Hunter (1868-1904). There is also a printed copy of a photograph of an unidentified family group. 7 items. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 4

Folder 5

"Antecedental Memorabilia: The Geo. W. Paschal Family," circa 25 pages, 1974. Photocopy of typed notes, recollections, and other materials of George Washington Paschal (1869-1956), compiled by Catharine Paschal. Also included are a few clippings and other items relating to family history. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 5

Folder 6

"Diaries 1860, 1861, 1863, 1864, of R. B. Paschal, Shff." circa 110 pages, undated. Photocopies of typed transcriptions of diaries of Chatham County Sheriff R. B. Paschal (1820-1870), who was elected sheriff in 1854 and served six successive terms. He also served in the House of Delegates, 1865, and in the North Carolina Senate, 1866. For the most part, diary entries are extremely short and record a terse summary of the weather and Paschal's activities. Often entries read: "Rained today. Went to the courthouse." There are, however, some entries that reflect war activities, as when, in 1861, Paschal attended several meetings aimed at raising volunteer troops. There are also slight references to the activities of other family members, as when Stephen Wiley Brewer was taken prisoner in 1863. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 6

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Folder 7

Folder 8

Bert Q. Tilley album, circa 25 pages, 1912-1983. Album containing photographs, clippings, and other items relating to Bert Q. Tilley, motorcycle enthusiast and owner of Tilley's Cyclery, Raleigh, N.C. Included are numerous photographs of Tilley and others either posed on motorcycles or racing them. Most of the photographs are identified, but some of the identifications have lost their photographs. Also included are photographs relating to Bert Q. Tilley Advertising, a firm that seems to have specialized in sound car advertising, and to airplanes and airports. In 1928, Tilley was a partner with H. C. Poindexter and G. H. Clarkson, in the Raleigh Flying Service, operators of Raleigh Airport, Inc., and Poindexter Field. There are also a few photographs relating to Tilley's World War I service in France, including one taken at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., one aboard a ship en route to France, and one of Tilley posed with his truck, probably in France. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 7-8

Folder 9

Miscellaneous Bert Q. Tilley materials. Included are a photocopy of a typed short story by Bert Q. Tilley, called "Gus Throws a Money-Wrench into the Machinery," which tells the tale of an incident at Poindexter Field, Raleigh, N.C.; a copy of the December 1924 North Carolina Highway Bulletin, featuring a story on motorcycles used by highway patrols; several clippings relating to motorcycles and airports; and a 14-page holograph biography of Tilley written by Georgie Tilley. 6 items. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 9

Folder 10

"Sound of Mind: The Autobiography of Georgie Sears Brewer Tilley." Handwritten notebook, illustrated with original photographs, documenting the early life of Georgie Sears Brewer Tilley. #04609, Series: "Brewer and Paschal Family Papers, 1817-1991." Folder 10

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March and July 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Full processing of this collection has been deferred pending future additions.

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