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Collection Number: 04492-z

Collection Title: Peter D. Guerrant Papers, 1836-1868

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Size 16 items
Abstract Four routine letters, twelve full or partial sermons, and an account book of Peter D. Guerrant, Methodist preacher of Leaksville (now Eden), Rockingham County, N.C. Guerrant seems to have been related to the Guerrant family of Virginia and possibly to the Guerrant family of Kentucky.
Creator Guerrant, Peter D., fl. 1836-1868.
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 Peter D. Guerrant papers #4492-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, New York, in September 1987.
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Peter D. Guerrant, fl. 1833-1868, a Methodist preacher who lived, at least in 1868, in Leaksville, Rockingham County, N.C. Leaksville was later incorporated into the town of Eden.

Records at the Commission on Archives and History of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church list Guerrant as having been a leader of the Guilford congregation in 1833 and a local preacher at the Mount Carmel church in Rockingham County, 1834 through 1836. "Local preachers" did not received yearly appointments to circuits from a bishop, but might preach at various churches over a period of time.

It is possible that Guerrant was related to Edward Owings Guerrant, 1838-1916, a Presbyterian minister and evangelist from Sharpsburg, Kentucky. Peter D. Guerrant certainly was related to John W. Guerrant, 1803-1868, a general merchant who operated a flour mill, a sawmill, and other ventures in and around Pittsylvania County, Virginia. John W. Guerrant is listed in Peter D. Guerrant's account book, as are other Guerrants who also appear in the papers of John W. Guerrant (Duke University #2229).

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Four routine letters, twelve full or partial sermons, and an account book of Peter D. Guerrant, Methodist preacher of Leaksville (now Eden), Rockingham County, N.C. Guerrant seems to have been related to the Guerrant family of Virginia and possibly to the Guerrant family of Kentucky.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1867-1868.

4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

William P. Guerrant, as secretary of a Chesnut Grove [Virginia] fraternal lodge, to unknown, dues statement, 31 January 1867.

C.W. Blair of Paris, Texas, to "Cad," regarding plans to move to Kentucky, 3 May 1868.

D[aniel] E. Guerrant of Rockingham County, North Carolina, to Peter D. Guerrant in Leaksville, regarding the death of D.E. Guerrant's wife, 22 June 1868.

C.W. Blair of Paris, Texas, to "Mag," regarding financial problems and further plans to move to Kentucky, 5 December 1868.

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1867-1868 #04492-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1867-1868." Folder 1

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12 items.

Sermons and notes for sermons on various subjects. Dates and places delivered are not noted.

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Sermons and notes #04492-z, Series: "2. Sermons and Notes." Folder 2-4

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1 item.

Account book of Peter D. Guerrant, including a list of creditors, many of whom appear to be family members.

Folder 5

Account book, 1836-1847 #04492-z, Series: "3. Account Book, 1836-1847." Folder 5

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, October 1987

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