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Collection Number: 03196

Collection Title: Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 162 items)
Abstract Genealogical correspondence, 1921-1936, of Stuart Hall Hill, University of North Carolina alumnus, of Halifax County, N.C., and Brooklyn, N.Y., and his collection of original papers, 1726-1916, relating to members of the Gooch, Hall, Hill, Long, Williams, and related families of Bertie, Martin, and Halifax counties, N.C. Included are deeds, wills, contracts, letters, and miscellaneous other papers. In the early period there are colonial deeds and the will (manuscript copy, 1820) of Thomas Pollock (1654-1722), early leader of the Albemarle Colony; and a few property papers of Whitmel Hill (1743-1797), member of the Continental Congress. Also included is the political and legal correspondence of Judge Thomas Norfleet Hill (1838-1904) of Halifax County.
Creator Hill, Stuart Hall, 1876-1948.
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 Stuart Hall Hill Papers, #3196, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Weldon Hall of Warrenton, N.C., January 1956. Additional materials received from Sally Long (Mrs. Fontaine Graham) Jarman of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., February 1970; C. T. Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., 1976. Other items received 1976 and 1984 (Acc. 84098).
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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Stuart Hall Hill (1876-1948) was a University of North Carolina alumnus of Halifax, N.C., and Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1925 he compiled an extensive genealogical study, known as "The Hill Family," and consisting of ten bound volumes of typed pages, with pictures and photoprints of manuscripts included. Hill was the son of Thomas Norfleet Hill (1838-1904) of Halifax County, N.C., and also had a brother named Thomas N. Hill, who lived in Asheville, N.C., in the 1920s. His sister Rebecca lived in Weldon, N.C., and his sister Eliza Hill Hall lived in Warrenton, N.C. His mother was Eliza Evans Hall Hill; after her death, Thomas Norfleet Hill married Mary Amis Long, daughter of Colonel Nicholas M. Long of Weldon, N.C.

Stuart Hall Hill was the grandson of Whitmel John Hill and Lavinia Dorothy Barnes Hill; great-grandson of Thomas Blount Hill and Rebecca Norfleet Hill; and great-great-grandson of Whitmel Hill and Winifred Blount Hill.

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The collection includes genealogical correspondence, 1921-1936, of Stuart Hall Hill and his collection of original papers, 1726-1916, relating to members of the Gooch, Hall, Hill, Long, Williams, and related families of Bertie, Martin, and Halifax counties, N.C. Included are deeds, wills, contracts, letters, and miscellaneous other papers. In the early period there are colonial deeds and the will (manuscript copy, 1820) of Thomas Pollock (1654-1722), early leader of the Albemarle Colony; and a few property papers of Whitmel Hill (1743-1797), member of the Continental Congress. Also included is the political and legal correspondence of Judge Thomas Norfleet Hill (1838-1904) of Halifax County.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3196/1

1726-1746 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 1, Opaperfolder OPF-3196/1

Folder 2

1774-1787 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1788-1798 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1801-1823 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1830-1848 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1856-1865 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1866-1869 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1870-1879 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1880-1888 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1890-1899 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1900-1916 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1921-1925 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1926-1936 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Undated #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Scrapbook, Mary Amis Long, 1866-1870 #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Alumni History of the University of North Carolina (1924) #03196, Series: "Stuart Hall Hill Papers, 1726-1936 and undated." Folder 16

Copy belonged to Stuart Hall Hill and is annotated with genealogical notes throughout.

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Oversize papers (OPF-3196/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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