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Collection Number: 00270-z

Collection Title: Grimes and Montgomery Family Papers, 1760-1870.

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Size Approximately 155 items.
Abstract The collection contains late 18th- and 19th-century financial and legal papers of the Grimes and Montgomery families of Orange County, N.C. Financial documents are primarily accounts and receipts for cash, taxes, debts, goods, and livestock. Legal documents are land indentures, grants, and deeds (some containing land surveys); court summonses and bench warrants for unpaid debts; and wills and estate papers. Also included are two family letters about financial concerns written in 1857 from Santa Fe, Tenn.; paper money from North Carolina's late colonial period; and an 1857 certificate signed by Andrew Johnson, then governor of Tennessee.
Creator Grimes family.

Montgomery 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 Grimes and Montgomery Family Papers #270-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1940
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 late 18th- and 19th-century financial and legal papers of the Grimes and Montgomery families of Orange County, N.C. Financial documents are primarily accounts and receipts for cash, taxes, debts, goods, and livestock. Legal documents are land indentures, grants, and deeds (some containing land surveys); court summonses and bench warrants for unpaid debts; and wills and estate papers. Also included are two family letters about financial concerns written in 1857 from Santa Fe, Tenn., paper money from North Carolina's late colonial period, and an 1857 certificate signed by Andrew Johnson, then governor of Tennessee.

Individuals represented in the documents include Charles Grimes, Phebe Grimes, Lidia Grimes, Betsey Grimes, Elizabeth Grimes, Alexander Montgomery, William Montgomery, Rebecca Montgomery, James Montgomery, Hamilton Montgomery, Hugh Montgomery, Alexander Mebane, and John Armstong.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Laura Clark Brown, February 2013

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