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Collection Number: 02909

Collection Title: Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 20 items)
Abstract The collection contains records of unrelated businesses in, and of the local government of Chatham County, N.C., including general merchants' ledgers and daybooks; blacksmiths' accounts; trustees' and executors' accounts; the docket book of a local court, 1825-1848; accounts reported by local officials, 1846- 1868, including the sheriff and superintendents of common schools; and a record of hours worked and wages paid, 1898-1900, at a Bynum textile mill owned by John Milton Odell (born 1831). Among the persons represented are James Gaines, William Merony, Robert Ragland, Charles Judson Williams, H. C. Luther, William Patterson, J. W. Hooker, George W. Thompson, Eliza A. Leach, Isaac Clegg, Thomas J. Clegg, Womack & Moore, James M. Farrar, and W. A. Nash. Among the localities represented are Pittsboro, St. Lawrence, Oak Forest, and Bymun.
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 Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, #2909, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Volumes 6 and 19 are available on microfilm.
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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The collection contains records of unrelated businesses in, and of the local government of Chatham County, N.C., including general merchants' ledgers and daybooks; blacksmiths' accounts; trustees' and executors' accounts; the docket book of a local court, 1825-1848; accounts reported by local officials, 1846- 1868, including the sheriff and superintendents of common schools; and a record of hours worked and wages paid, 1898-1900, at a Bynum textile mill owned by John Milton Odell (born 1831). Among the persons represented are James Gaines, William Merony, Robert Ragland, Charles Judson Williams, H. C. Luther, William Patterson, J. W. Hooker, George W. Thompson, Eliza A. Leach, Isaac Clegg, Thomas J. Clegg, Womack & Moore, James M. Farrar, and W. A. Nash. Among the localities represented are Pittsboro, St. Lawrence, Oak Forest, and Bymun.

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Contents list

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20 items.
Folder 1

Volume 1: General merchandise day book, November 1790-November 1793 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 1

The first page is inscribed: "James Gaines, Wm. Meroney Robt. Ragland."

Folder 2

Volume 2: Enrolling book, Charles Judson Williams, state docket, 1825-1848 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: Trial and appearance docket book, Chatham County, 1826-1829 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 3

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Volume 4: General merchandise day book, Pittsborough, N.C., March 1837-February 1839 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." SV-2909/4

Folder 5

Volume 5: Chatham County Committee of Finance Reports to Court, May 1846-6 February 1868 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: H. C. Luther(?) general merchandise day book, St. Lawrence, Chatham County, January 1851-May 1852 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: William Patterson merchandise and liquors ledger, 1851-1858 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: J. W. Hooker(?) ledger, 1852 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: George W. Thompson, Oak Forest, Chatham County, general merchandise ledger #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 9

Accounts kept by Thompson as trustee for Mrs. Eliza A. Leach

Folder 10

Volume 10: Isaac Clegg account book, 1831-1869 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 10

Blacksmith. Contains settlement of estate and miscellaneous notations.

Folder 11

Volume 11: Ledger, 1851 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: General merchandise ledger, 1856-1858 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 12

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Volume 13: General merchandise ledger, 1858-1859 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." SV-2909/13

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Volume 14: General merchandise ledger, 1860-1861 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." SV-2909/14

Folder 15

Volume 15: Thomas J. Clegg accounts with White Soapstone Co., 1860-1861 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: Womack   Moore general merchandise day book, 1861-1866 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 16

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Volume 17: James M. Farrar, time and account book, 1865-1867 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." SV-2909/17

Folder 18

Volume 18: W. A. Nash account book, 1867 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: Record book of the J. M. Odell Manufacturing Company at Bynum, N.C., June 1898-October 1900 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Folder 19

Shows names of employees, time worked each month, and wages due.

Reel M-2909/1

Town of Pittsboro Commissioners' Book, 1826-1878 #02909, Series: "Chatham County (N.C.) Miscellaneous Account Books, 1790-1793." Reel M-2909/1

The entries from 1826 to 1863 contain minutes of the town commissioners, as well as two pages of treasurer's records. Entries from 1876 to 1878 contain minutes, financial records, tax lists, and treasurer's records. The records for 1876-1878 were recorded by Joseph John Jackson, clerk, treasurer, and secretary of the Board of Commissioners.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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