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Collection Number: 04588-z

Collection Title: Cox and Koonce Family Papers, 1779-1928

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Size 60 items
Abstract Members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families lived chiefly in Jones and Onslow counties, N.C., and of Winston County, Miss. The collection contains letters, deeds, bills of sale, contracts, genealogical material, and other items relating to William A. Cox and other members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families. Included are many deeds concerning Koonce and Cox lands; legal forms relating to the 1869 bankruptcy of William A. Cox; about ten letters dealing largely with family deaths, some of which briefly comment on farming in Henry County, Ala., 1849, and in Winston County, Miss., 1874; and genealogical charts for the Koonce family.
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 Cox and Koonce Family Papers #4588-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Annie K. Boggs of Morehead City, N.C., in October 1991.
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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Primarily deeds and other legal documents, with some bills of sale, contracts, genealogical materials, and letters, concerning William A. Cox and other members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families. Included are genealogical materials concerning the Koonce and Battle families, several legal forms relating to William A. Cox's declaration of bankruptcy in 1869, and about 30 deeds concerning tracts in Jones and Onslow counties, N.C.

The earliest of the letters is dated 1849 and was written by Elizabeth C. Koonce of Henry County, Ala., to her aunt Elizabeth Franck of Onslow County, N.C. It discusses the death of Koonce's parents and the expectations of her grandparents' cotton crop. There are several letters dated 1874 from Michael Koonce of Winston County, Miss., brother-in-law of William A. Cox, to his niece Robena Cox, offering condolences on the death of her father, giving family news, and commenting on crops and the political situation in Mississippi. There are also a few letters from Robena Cox Harrison and her sisters, dated 1898, concerning the death of their mother, and one, 1928, from Mary Battle Eakins to Laura Koonce Sutton, containing queries and information on family connections.

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Contents list

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Oversized papers (OP-4588/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, November 1991

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Amanda Loeb, March 2012

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