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Collection Number: 03504

Collection Title: Eccles Family Papers, 1783-1968.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,600 items)
Abstract Edward Jones (1762-1841) of Wilmington and Fayetteville, N.C., native of Ireland, was a merchant, lawyer, and solicitor-general of North Carolina. His son-in-law, John Dick Eccles (died 1856), was also of Fayetteville. The collection includes correspondence and other papers of Edward Jones and of his son-in-law, John Dick Eccles. Included are a series of letters written from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1843, describing medical treatment and the declining health of Edward J. Eccles (died circa 1843); and a letter, 18 November 1847, describing a visit to the Peale home in Philadelphia, Pa. Also included is correspondence of members of the McLaurin, Hooper, DeBerniere, Holmes, and other families of Cumberland, New Hanover, Chatham, and Sampson counties, N.C., Carroll County, Miss., New Orleans, La., and other places. Edward Jones's correspondence, beginning in the 1780s, includes letters from his friend Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Philadelphia lawyer and author, and from several North Carolina Federalist leaders concerning state and national politics. Also included in the collection are two other series of letters, one from the Holmes family (copies only) of Fayetteville and Wilmington, N.C., and Carroll County, Miss., the majority of which were written by women during the antebellum period, discussing Holmes and Blankes family life, economic conditions, and the splintering of the family; and the other of the Parsley family of Wilmington. Also included are transcript copies and extensive notes on these letters and on family history by Catherine Holmes (Jones) Pierce of Durham, N.C.
Creator Eccles family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Eccles Family Papers, #3504, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Catherine Jones pierce of Durham and Charlotte, N.C., 1960-1970.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Edward Jones (1762-1841) of Wilmington and Fayetteville, N.C., native of Ireland, was a merchant, lawyer, and solicitor-general of North Carolina. His son-in-law, John Dick Eccles (died 1856), was also of Fayetteville.

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The collection includes correspondence and other papers of Edward Jones (1762-1841) of Wilmington and Fayetteville, N.C., native of Ireland, merchant, lawyer, and solicitor-general of North Carolina; and of his son-in-law, John Dick Eccles (died 1856), also of Fayetteville. Included are a series of letters written from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1843, describing medical treatment and the declining health of Edward J. Eccles (died circa 1843); and a letter, 18 November 1847, describing a visit to the Peale home in Philadelphia. Also included is correspondence of members of the McLaurin, Hooper, DeBerniere, Holmes, and other families of Cumberland, New Hanover, Chatham, and Sampson counties, N.C., Carroll County, Miss., New Orleans, La., and other places. Edward Jones's correspondence, beginning in the 1780s, includes letters from his friend Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Philadelphia lawyer and author, and from several North Carolina Federalist leaders concerning state and national politics. Also included in the collection are two other series of letters, one from the Holmes family (copies only) of Fayetteville and Wilmington, N.C., and Carroll County, Miss., the majority of which were written by women during the antebellum period, discussing Holmes and Blankes family life, economic conditions, and the splintering of the family; and the other of the Parsley family of Wilmington. Also included are transcript copies and extensive notes on these letters and on family history by Catherine Holmes (Jones) Pierce of Durham, N.C.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated.

Family letters, wills, and land deeds of the John D. Eccles family, beginning with the papers of Edward Jones (1762-1841) of Chatham County, N.C., father of Elizabeth Pollock Jones Eccles, and terminating with letters of the grandchildren of John D. Eccles.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Originals, 1783-1799 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Originals, 1800-1819 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Originals, 1820-1843 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Originals, 1844-1852 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3504/1

Originals, 1853-1870 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 5, Opaperfolder OPF-3504/1

Folder 6

Originals, 1877-1940 #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Originals, Undated #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Typed transcriptions #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Notebook #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Miscellaneous notes #03504, Series: "1. Eccles-Jones Family Letters, 1783-1940 and undated." Folder 10-11

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Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Folder 23

Adams #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 23

Folder 24

Alexander, Samuel Caldwell #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 24

Folder 25

Alston #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 25

Folder 26

Barnwell, Mary de B. #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 26

Folder 27

Blanks, William L. #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 27

Folder 28

Borum #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 28

Folder 29

Brandon, Mississippi #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 29

Folder 30

Bryan #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 30

Folder 31

Bunting #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 31

Folder 32

Burgwyn #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 32

Folder 33

Cemetery Records #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 33

Folder 34

Censuses #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 34

Folder 35

Clinton, Richard #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 35

Folder 36

Crutcher #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 36

Folder 37

Cutts #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 37

Folder 38

Daughters of American Revolution #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 38

Folder 39

Deeds #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 39

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

Duplin County, N.C. #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 40-41

Folder 42

Eccles-Jones #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 42

Folder 43

Faison #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 43

Folder 44

Ferguson #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 44

Folder 45

Florida #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 45

Folder 46

Fort Independence #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 46

Folder 47

Green Family #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 47

Folder 48

Hall, Louise #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 48

Folder 49

Hatch #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 49

Folder 50

Herring #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 50

Folder 51

Hill #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 51

Folder 52

Hinton #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 52

Folder 53

Hollow, Homer F. #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 53

Folder 54-61, 63-64

Folder 54

Holmes #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 54-61, 63-64

Folder 62

Hooker, Percy #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 62

Folder 65

Hooper #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 65

Folder 66

Iredell #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 66

Folder 67

James #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 67

Folder 68-74

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Johnstone #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 68-74

Folder 75-79

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Jones #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 75-79

Folder 80

Kellam #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 80

Folder 81-84

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Kenan #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 81-84

Folder 85

Lanier #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 85

Folder 86

Larkins #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 86

Folder 87

Lee, Blanch Smith #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 87

Folder 88

Library of Congress #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 88

Folder 89

Love #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 89

Folder 90

Lovick #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 90

Folder 91

Lower Cape Fear History Society #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 91

Folder 92

McCaskill #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 92

Folder 93

McKethan #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 93

Folder 94

McKoy #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 94

Folder 95-99

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

McLaurin #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 95-99

Folder 100

Mallett #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 100

Folder 101

Merritt and Rencher #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 101

Folder 102

Mississippi #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 102

Folder 103

Morissey #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 103

Folder 104

Murphy #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 104

Folder 105

New York Public Library #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 105

Folder 106

Norment #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 106

Folder 107

North Carolina Department of Archives and History #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 107

Folder 108

North Carolina State Library #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 108

Folder 109

North Carolina, University of #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 109

Folder 110

Parker #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 110

Folder 111

Parrish #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 111

Folder 112

Pierce #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 112

Folder 113

Pittsboro #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 113

Folder 114

Price #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 114

Folder 115-116

Folder 115

Folder 116

Register, Alvaretta K. #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 115-116

Folder 118

Rowland #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 118

Folder 119

Shaw, Colin #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 119

Folder 120

Shine #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 120

Folder 121

Snickers #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 121

Folder 122

Stamps #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 122

Folder 123

Stanford #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 123

Folder 125

Teachey #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 125

Folder 126

Torrans #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 126

Folder 127

Warren, Edward (Bey) #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 127

Folder 128

Whitfield #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 128

Folder 129-130

Folder 129

Folder 130

Williams #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 129-130

Folder 131-148

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Wills #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 131-148

Folder 149

Wilmington Advertiser and People's Press #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 149

Folder 150

Wilmington Presbyterian Church #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Folder 150

Box 10

Unprocessed Genealogical Notes and Indexes #03504, Series: "4. Genealogical Materials" Box 10

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Oversize papers (OPF-3504/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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