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Collection Number: 04005

Collection Title: Sally Long Jarman Papers, 1826-1945

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 700 items)
Abstract Sally Long Jarman (b. 1887) was a genealogist of Halifax County, N.C. The collection includes genealogical data and ancestral papers gathered by Sally Long Jarman, the bulk of which are typed transcriptions of legal and Episcopal church records pertaining to the Mason, Gray, Long, Amis, and related North Carolina families. Papers of Nathaniel Mason of Summit, N.C., include an order to assemble his militia company to suppress a rumored slave insurrection, 1831. Materials related to Mason's son, Thomas Williams Mason (1839-1921), include his writings while a student at the University of North Carolina in the 1850s, including an essay about his life as a student; four letters he wrote as a Confederate cavalryman on the staff of General Robert Ransom in North Carolina and Virginia, 1862; a letter from his plantation overseer, 1862; and two detailed letters about his military experiences from S. W. Arrington, a soldier in the A.E.F. in England and France, 1918-1919. Among other family papers are a notebook, ca. 1814-1815, kept by Richard A. Jones at Princeton College, and love letters, 1839-1841 and 1859, from Andrew Joyner to his wife, Sarah Jones Burton Joyner, in Weldon, Halifax County, N.C.
Creator Jarman, Sally Long, b. 1887.
Language English
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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 Sally Long Jarman Papers #4005, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from F. Graham Jarman, Jr., and Betty Gray Long Zouck.
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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Sally Long Jarman (b. 1887) was a genealogist of Halifax County, N.C.

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Genealogical data and ancestral papers gathered by Sally Long Jarman of Halifax County, N.C. The bulk of the collection consists of typed transcriptions of legal and Episcopal Church records pertaining to the Mason, Gray, Long, Amis, and related North Carolina families. Papers of Nathaniel Mason of Summit, N.C., include an order to assemble his militia company to suppress a rumored slave insurrection, 1831. Materials related to Mason's son, Thomas Williams Mason (1839-1921), include his writings while a student at the University of North Carolina in the 1850s, including an essay about his life as a student; four letters he wrote as a Confederate cavalryman on the staff of General Robert Ransom in North Carolina and Virginia, 1862; a letter from his plantation overseer, 1862; and two detailed letters about his military experiences from S. W. Arrington, a soldier in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in England and France during World War I, 1918-1919. Among other family papers are a notebook, ca. 1814-1815, kept by Richard A. Jones at Princeton College, and love letters, 1839-1841 and 1859, from Andrew Joyner to his wife, Sarah Jones Burton Joyner, in Weldon, Halifax County, N.C.

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Contents list

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About 700 items.

Folder 1

Mason genealogy (about 25 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 1

Correspondence and notes.

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Mason papers, 1830-1919 (about 55 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 2-4

Papers, 1830-1862, primarily family correspondence of Nathaniel Mason of Summit, N.C., including four letters, 1862, from his son, Thomas Williams, with the Confederate army in Virginia; an order, August 1831, to Nathaniel Mason to assemble his militia to surpress a rumored slave insurrection; a letter, December 1862, to Thomas W. Mason from his overseer about plantation management; papers, 1869-1904, of T. W. Mason of Garysburg, N.C., and his wife, Elizabeth Gray Mason (Betty), and children, with some about visiting health resorts; scattered business papers of T. W. Mason; two letters, 1918-1919, to T. W. Mason from his cousin, S. W. Arrington, with the American Expeditionary Forces duirng World War I in England and France giving detailed descriptions of his convoy to England and life there and in France, especially a visit to Blois.

Folder 5-10

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Thomas W. Mason writings (76 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 5-10

Essays, orations, poetry, and other writings dealing with literature, history, philosophy, ethics, and contemporary politics, mostly 1850s, while Mason was a student at the University of North Carolina. Included are sixteen poems and "Journal of a Day," about his life as a student.

Digital version: Class Composition of Thomas W. Mason, [1856]: "The Journal of a Day"

Documenting the American South

Digital version: Class Composition of Thomas W. Mason, [1856]: "The Eagle Doesn't Catch Flies"

Documenting the American South

Folder 11

Gray genealogy (about 20 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 11

Extracts from wills, censuses, and other records in Virginia and North Carolina.

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Amis-Atherton genealogy and papers (28 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 12-13

Papers, 1826, related to the estate of William Amis of Northampton County, N.C.; copies and extracts of wills and legal records; sketch, 1895, about Northampton County, including the 1834 Senate election between W. D. Amis and W. B. Lockhart; Colonial Dames application of Elizabeth Cameron Blanchard through her Amis ancestors; miscellaneous clippings and notes; Atherton family materials.

Folder 14-18

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Long genealogy (about 130 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 14-18

Correspondence; typed extracts from obituaries, wills, church registers, newspapers, and other records; Ellen Long Daniels materials; notes, jottings, photographs, and data on related lines.

Folder 19

Long papers (22 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 19

Chiefly 1883-1884, including letters to Bettie Mason Long from Lemuel Mckinney Long before and after their marriage and from her sister Sallie; a letter from T. W. Mason to L. M. Long approving his marriage to Bettie; legal documents, receipts, business correspondence, all before 1883 and after 1887, including a record Nicholas Long's real property, 1829-1882, and a list of money owed the estate of J. J. Long.

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

Burton genealogy (56 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 20-21

Correspondence; extracts from articles; typed genealogies, including data on the English Burton line.

Folder 22

Burton papers (23 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 22

Family corresondence, primarily romantic letters, 1839-1841, 1859, from Andrew Joyner on a business trip to Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., to his wife, Sarah Welsh Jones, widow of H. G. Burton, in Weldon, N.C.; letters, 1868, to her granddaughter, Mary Alston, from a friend in Chesterfield, Va.; scattered indentures, bills, and business papers.

Folder 23-26

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Jones genealogy (about 125 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 23-26

Correspondence; extracts from wills, marriage bonds, parish registers, obituaries, newpaper articles about Epps, Burton, and Jones family members; copies of writings by and about Willie Jones and John Paul Jones; miscellaneous notes.

Folder 27

Jones papers (3 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 27

Sympathy note, 1861; letters, 1868 and undated, about settling an estate (perhaps that of Mary B. Epps); school notebook, ca. 1814-1815, kept by Richard A. Jones, son of William Jones, while attending Princeton.

Folder 28-29

Folder 28

Folder 29

Hill genealogy (58 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 28-29

Extracts from wills, parish registers, newspapers, magazines, and other publications; materials relating to the Blount family; writings by and about Thomas Norfleet Hill (1838-1904).

Folder 30

Montfort genealogy (about 35 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 30

Clippings, writings, and toher materials aobut Joseph Montfort (1724-1776); extracts of wills, articles, and genealogies; miscellaneous notes.

Folder 31

McKinnie genealogy (12 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 31

Correspondence; miscellaneous notes; extract from Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia by L. J. Hill (1923). 12 items.

Folder 32

Gordon genealogy and papers (4 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 32

Genealogical notes; receipt, 1824, of John Gordon; letter, 1864, about family and war news.

Folder 33

Arrington genealogy (5 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 33

Miscellaneous genealogical notes.

Folder 34

Historic Halifax, N.C. (9 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 34

Address by Sally Long Jarman to the North Carolina Colonial Dames meeting in Halifax, N.C., 29 April 1938; articles and essays about Halifax County history; miscellaneous historical articles.

Folder 35

Grace Episcopal Church (2 items) #04005, Series: "Papers , 1826-1945." Folder 35

History of Grace Episcopal Church, Weldon, N.C., 1947; selected baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials copied from the vestry book.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, October 1975

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, November 2004

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

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