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Collection Number: 00372

Collection Title: Jonathan Jacocks Papers, 1732-1908

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract The Jacocks family, chiefly of Bertie County, N.C., was related to the Bryan and the Slater (Slatter) families. Some family members lived in Tennessee or Florida. The collection includes family letters, accounts, receipts, deeds, and other papers of members of the Jacocks family of Bertie County, N.C.; of Bryan and Slater family members; and of their Tennessee and Florida relatives. Included is correspondence and related materials of Jonathan Jacocks, Charles West Jacocks (1799-1848), Jonathan Joseph Jacocks (1838-1892), Charles West Jacocks (1872-1959), and others. Also included is an account book of Charles West Jacocks (1799-1848); a diary, 1883-1886, of Charles W. Jacocks (1843-1900), a fruit-grower in Orange County, Fla.; copies of family Bible records; and a few plats and surveys relating to Bertie County property.
Creator Jacocks, Jonathan, 1769-1810.
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 Jonathan Jacocks Papers #372, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available (2 reels).
Acquisitions Information
Received through Dr. William P. Jacocks, Chapel Hill, N.C., beginning in 1940, and his daughter, Mrs. Puleston, in 1959.
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 Jacocks family resided in Bertie County, N.C. Relatives resided in Tennessee and in Florida.

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The collection includes family letters, accounts, receipts, deeds, and other papers of members of the Jacocks family of Bertie County, N.C.; of Bryan and Slater family members; and of their Tennessee and Florida relatives. Included is correspondence and related materials of Jonathan Jacocks, Charles West Jacocks (1799-1848), Jonathan Joseph Jacocks (1838-1892), Charles West Jacocks (1872-1959), and others. Also included is an account book of Charles West Jacocks (1799-1848); a diary, 1883-1886, of Charles W. Jacocks (1843-1900), a fruit-grower in Orange County, Fla.; copies of family Bible records; and a few plats and surveys relating to Bertie County property.

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Contents list

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250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1732-1822 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 1

Scattered letters, deeds, indentures, Bertie and Perquimans counties, of Jacocks and the realted Nichols and Slatter families.

Folder 2

1823-1829 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 2

As above, except with items from relatives in Tennessee.

Folder 3

1830-1833 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 3

Folder 4

1834-1835 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 4

Folder 5

1836-1843 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 5

Folder 6

1844-1854 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 6

Business papers of Elizabeth Heckstall; also letters from Haywood County, Tenn., relatives.

Folder 7

1855-1865 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 7

Leigh items (circa 1858); Civil War letters written at Chapel Hill (August 1862), Hertford (April 1864); Atlanta (20 August 1864).

Digital version: Letter from Preston H. Sessoms to Penelope E. White, 28 August 1862

Documenting the American South

Folder 8

1866-1869 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 8

Family letters written at Windsor, N.C.; Louisville, Ky.; and other locations.

Folder 9

1870-1885 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 9

Very scattered Jacocks and Capehart items.

Folder 10

1886-1889 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 10

Family correspondence of Jonathan Joseph Jacocks, including letters from his young sons Charles W. Jacocks at Trinity School in Chocowinity, N.C., and W. P. Jacocks.

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Folder 11

Folder 12

1890-1896 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 11-12

Jonathan Joseph Jacocks papers continued. During the last year of his life, he began to correspond with libraries and relatives about family history. After his death in 1892, papers are of his son Charles W. Jacocks, who also was interested in family history.

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

1897-1908 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 13-14

Letters received by Charles W. Jacocks chiefly about family history. Some letters are from John Hill Jacocks in Brownsville, Tenn. Also included are some W. P. Jacocks items.

Folder 15

Undated #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

Family Bible records #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 16-17

Photocopies and typed copies of family Bible records relating to the Bryan (including Elizabeth Jacocks property, 1811), Jacocks (including Charles W. Jacocks, March 1837), Slater (Slatter) families.

Folder 18

Duplicates #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 18

Handwritten and typed copies of some of the materials in the collection.

Folder 19

Volume 1: Charles West Jacocks accounts, 1819-1822, 28 pages #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 19

Accounts of Charles West Jacocks (1799-1848) for personal and family expenses.

Folder 20

Volume 2: Charles W. Jacocks diary, July 1883-January 1886, 289 pages #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." Folder 20

Diary of Charles W. Jacocks (1843-1900) at Formosa in Orange County, Fla, where he was arborculturist, agent, and manager of orange groves and farm property for clients. Diary documents work done, weather, business activities, family events, and other topics. Clients include J. P. Sauxay, Dr. Shattuck, Morton, Howe, Kingsley, Lapsley, Bruce, and others. Entries discuss strawberry culture, pineapples, peas, flowers, gardens, stock in an ice factory, and Jacocks's family including his wife, who died in 1883, and his sons George T. and Augustus J.

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Jonathan Jacocks patent for Odens Island, undated #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." OP-372/1

Plot made in connection with a claim of Joacocks vs. Ebenezer Slade of an area in Bertie County, N.C., touching Albemarle Sound. Ink and watercolor.

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Tracing of Bertie County, N.C., survey, 22 August 1767 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." OP-372/2

"Tracing of survey of certain lands lying between Salmon Creek and Cashie River, made by W. Charlton, and now in the possession of Dr. William Rhodes Capehart of Bertie County, North Carolina." Photocopy.

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Map of Windsor, N.C., 1844 #00372, Series: "Papers, 1732-1908." OP-372/3

Shows streets and lots and some property owners' names. Ink and watercolor with "Oct. 1868" added in pencil.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, November 1948

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, April 2005

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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