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Collection Number: 03967-z

Collection Title: Daves Family Papers, 1708-1930

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 44 items
Abstract Scattered family papers and data pertaining to the descendants of John Daves (1748-1804) of New Bern, N.C., and to related branches of the Haynes, Pugh, and Collins families. Correspondence includes letters, 1803- 1818, received by Josiah Collins, Jr. (1768-1839) of Edenton, N.C. from relatives in New Bern, N.C., concerning business, banking, and family matters; deed of sale for slaves, Craven County, N.C., 1816; and letters, 1855, to Edward Graham Daves (1833-1894) of Cambridge, Mass., concerning the illness and death of his brother Jack.
Creator Daves 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 Daves Family Papers #3967-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Loan from Mrs. Henry M. Larson of Morristown, N.C., in May 1973.
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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Family data on descendants of Captain John Daves, who was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., in 1748 and died in New Bern, N.C., 1804.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

1803-1900 #03967-z, Series: "Daves Family Papers, 1708-1930." Folder 1

Daves and Collins family correspondence and other papers. Family and biographical data with miscellaneous genealogical notes and data on Daves, Eaton, and Haynes families in North Carolina. There are also items concerning William Eaton (d. 1759) of Granville County, who died in 1759, and a biographical sketch of Graham Daves (1836-1902) and a clipping about Myer Myers, an early New York goldsmith. There is also a copy of "A Register kept by Thomas Haynes, Jr.," begun in 1708 when he married Martha Jones and continued by other members of the Haynes and Pugh family to 1797 with births and deaths.

Folder 2

1803-1818 #03967-z, Series: "Daves Family Papers, 1708-1930." Folder 2

Mainly letters to Josiah Collins, Jr. (1768-1839) of Edenton, N.C., from relatives in New Bern, N.C., about business, banking, and family matters. Also included is a deed of sale for slaves, 1816.

Folder 3

1855-1900 #03967-z, Series: "Daves Family Papers, 1708-1930." Folder 3

Seven letters from 1855 to Edward Graham Daves (1833-1894) in Cambridge, Mass., concerning the illness and death of his brother Jack. There are also scattered family items including a certificate from the Society of the Cincinnati, 1893, relating to the service of Captain John Daves.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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