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Collection Number: 04558

Collection Title: Halbert and Satterfield Family Papers, 1814-1893

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 160 items)
Abstract Halbert family of Lincoln County, Tenn., including John Halbert (fl. 1820s-1860s) and his brother James (b. 1771?), planters of Lincoln County. The Halbert family was linked to the Satterfield family, also of Lincoln County, through the marriage of Laura Satterfield, daughter of physician Benjamin M. Satterfield (b. 1834), to Isaac Buchanan Halbert. Financial and legal materials, notebooks, clippings, and other materials relating to the Halbert and Satterfield families of Lincoln County, Tenn. Halbert papers, 1814-1865, are chiefly related to brothers John and James Halbert, who were planters, and include an 1865 letter from John to James's son, Pleasant Halbert (1811-1895), accounts, estate papers, wills, and tax receipts. Satterfield papers, 1853-1893, relate chiefly to physician, Benjamin M. Satterfield, who appears to have specialized in obstetrics, and include materials relating to Satterfield's medical practice in Lafayette and Lincoln County, Tenn.; his service as surgeon in the 25th Tennessee Regiment during the Civil War; his political involvement after medical discharge from service; and his activities in the Masons. There is also a small amount of material relating to other Satterfield family members.
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 Halbert and Satterfield Family Papers #4558, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas B. Barnett of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and William H. Barnett of Altanta, Georgia, in August 1990 (Acc. 90104) and March 1991 (Acc. 91042, folders 3a-b).
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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Halbert family of Lincoln County, Tenn., including John Halbert (fl. 1820s-1860s) and his brother James (b. 1771?), planters of Lincoln County. The Halbert family was linked to the Satterfield family, also of Lincoln County, through the marriage of Laura Satterfield, daughter of physician Benjamin M. Satterfield (b. 1834), to Isaac Buchanan Halbert.

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Financial and legal materials, notebooks, clippings, and other materials relating to the Halbert and Satterfield families of Lincoln County, Tenn. Halbert papers, 1814-1865, are chiefly related to brothers John and James Halbert, who were planters, and include an 1865 letter from John to James's son, Pleasant Halbert (1811-1895), accounts, estate papers, wills, and tax receipts. Satterfield papers, 1853-1893, relate chiefly to physician, Benjamin M. Satterfield, who appears to have specialized in obstetrics, and include materials relating to Satterfield's medical practice in Lafayette and Lincoln County, Tenn.; his service as surgeon in the 25th Tennessee Regiment during the Civil War; his political involvement after medical discharge from service; and his activities in the Masons. There is also a small amount of material relating to other Satterfield family members.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Halbert Family, 1821-1833, 1865 and undated.

About 45 items.

Chiefly financial and legal materials relating to John Halbert (fl. 1820s-1860s) and his brother James (b. 1771?), planters of Lincoln County, Tennessee, including accounts, estate papers, a handwritten copy of John Halbert's will, and tax receipts. Also included is a small notebook containing miscellaneous notes on crops and livestock and a letter, dated 24 July 1865, from John Halbert to James's son Pleasant (1811-1895), about family activities.

Folder 1-3b

Folder 1

Financial and legal materials #04558, Series: "1. Halbert Family, 1821-1833, 1865 and undated." Folder 1-3b

Folder 4

Notebook #04558, Series: "1. Halbert Family, 1821-1833, 1865 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Letter #04558, Series: "1. Halbert Family, 1821-1833, 1865 and undated." Folder 5

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About 25 items.

Materials relating to Benjamin M. Satterfield's medical practice in Lafayette and Lincoln County, Tennessee, including accounts with patients and pharmaceutical supply houses; two small notebooks containing patient accounts and notes on treatments administered; and a handwritten treatise entitled "Uterine Hemorrhages," author unknown. This last item also includes copies of a few undated letters of Benjamin M. Satterfield to friends and colleagues.

Folder 6

Accounts #04558, Subseries: "2.1. Benjamin M. Satterfield Medical Practice, 1857-1868 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Treatise #04558, Subseries: "2.1. Benjamin M. Satterfield Medical Practice, 1857-1868 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Notebooks #04558, Subseries: "2.1. Benjamin M. Satterfield Medical Practice, 1857-1868 and undated." Folder 8

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About 40 items.

Financial and legal materials relating chiefly to routine activities of the Benjamin M. Satterfield family and to his membership in the Masons. Also included are clippings that relate to Tennessee politics during the Civil War. Satterfield appears to have been active in this arena after his discharge from military service. A small amount of material relating to other Satterfield family members is also included.

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Accounts #04558, Subseries: "2.2. Other Papers, 1853-1893 and undated." Folder 9-10

Folder 11

Masons #04558, Subseries: "2.2. Other Papers, 1853-1893 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Clippings #04558, Subseries: "2.2. Other Papers, 1853-1893 and undated." Folder 12

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March 1991

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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