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Collection Number: 00426

Collection Title: Lenoir Family Papers, 1763-1940, 1969-1975

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This collection was processed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Washington, D.C., 1993-1994. Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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Size 24.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13,200 items)
Abstract Lenoir family members include William Lenoir, Revolutionary War general and N.C. politician of Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, N.C.; Lenoir's friend and father in law of two of Lenoir's sons Waightstill Avery, lawyer, legislator, and signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration; and his son in law Israel Pickens, N.C. congressman, 1811-1817, governor of Alabama, 1821-1825, and U.S. senator from Alabama, 1826. Also important are William Lenoir's children, especially William Ballard Lenoir of Roane County, Tenn.; Thomas and his wife Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir of Fort Defiance; and Walter Raleigh Lenoir of Boone County, Mo. Much material relates to Thomas and Selina's children, especially William Avery Lenoir; Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir of Fort Defiance; Walter Waightstill, a lawyer in Lenoir, N.C., and his wife Cornelia Isabella Christian Lenoir; Thomas Isaac and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir of the family plantation at East Fork of Pigeon, Haywood County, N.C.; Rufus Theodore and his wife Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir of Fort Defiance; son in law Joseph Caldwell Norwood, a teacher in Hillsborough, N.C.; and cousin William Bingham of the Bingham School in Orange County, N.C. There is also material relating to the children of Rufus and Sallie, including Thomas Ballard of Fort Defiance; Rufus Theodore, Jr., of Athens, Ga., and his wife Clyde Lyndon Lenoir; and to members of the related Avery, Norwood, and Pickens families. Correspondence chiefly centers on General William Lenoir of Fort Defiance, Caldwell County, N.C., and his children, especially William Ballard Lenoir of Roane County, Tenn.; Thomas and his wife Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir of Fort Defiance; Walter Raleigh Lenoir of Boone County, Mo.; and son in law Israel Pickens, N.C. congressman, 1811-1817, governor of Alabama, 1821-1825, and U.S. senator from Alabama, 1826. There is also correspondence of members of the Avery, Norwood, and Pickens families. Abstract 1.1.a: Letters relating to politics begin in the 1790s and are chiefly from or to William Lenoir at Fort Defiance. Local and state political topics include Whig politics; lottery ticket sales in support for the University of North Carolina; William Lenoir's militia activities in 1812; internal improvements, especially lobbying for roads and railroads; and political ambitions of various family members. National politics was discussed by William Lenoir's congressional friends in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., including N.C. congressman Lewis Williams. Topics include Revolutionary War pensions; banking and international trade issues; the containment of slavery; Thomas Jefferson and his political opponents; Israel Pickens's career as a member of Congress during the War of 1812 and as Alabama governor; and distaste for Andrew Jackson. Abstract 1.1.b: Business letters relate chiefly to plantation management, including buying, selling, and supervising slaves; land speculation chiefly in North Carolina and Tennessee; and William Lenoir's unsuccessful attempt to retain lands confiscated from Moravians after the Revolutionary War. Family letters express the hopes and aspirations of family members relating to mates, children, careers, and living conditions. Much correspondence relates to the lives of the women of the family. Letters discuss births, marriages, and deaths; the education of male and female family members, chiefly at the Bingham School, Salem Academy, and the University of North Carolina; health issues, especially relating to Waightstill Avery, lawyer, legislator, and signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration; feelings towards slavery; and William Lenoir's exploits at the Battle of King's Mountain.
Creator Lenoir family.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Lenoir Family Papers #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Microfilm copy available.
  • Reel 1: Series 1.1. Correspondence, 1773-1822 (folders 1-34)
  • Reel 2: Series 1.1. Correspondence, 1823-1833 (folders 35-58)
  • Reel 3: Series 1.1. Correspondence, 1834-May 1839 (folders 59-75)
  • Reel 4: Series 1.1.-1.2. Correspondence June 1839-May 1843 (folders 76-87)
  • Reel 5: Series 1.2. Correspondence, June 1843-December 1847 (folders 88-100)
  • Reel 6: Series 1.2. Correspondence, 1848-1853 (folders 101-113)
  • Reel 7: Series 1.2. Correspondence, 1854-1856 (folders 114-127)
  • Reel 8: Series 1.2. Correspondence, 1857-1859 (folders 128-138)
  • Reel 9: Series 1.2 -1.3. Correspondence, 1860-1863 (folders 139-153)
  • Reel 10: Series 1.3 -1.4. Correspondence, 1864-1873 (folders 154-167)
  • Reel 11: Series 1.4. Correspondence, 1874-1881 (folders 168-179)
  • Reel 12: Series 1.4. Correspondence, 1882-1890 (folders 180-188)
  • Reel 13: Series 1.5. Correspondence, 1891-1894 (folders 189-198)
  • Reel 14: Series 1.5. Correspondence, 1895-1901 (folders 199-213)
  • Reel 15: Series 1.5.-1.6. Correspondence, 1902-undated (folders 214-226)
  • Reel 16: Series 1.6.-2.3.1. Correspondence, undated - Clippings (folders 227-254)
  • Reel 17: Series 2.3.1.-3.1.1. Clippings - Household and plantation records (folders 255-272)
  • Reel 18: Series 3.1.1.-3.1.4. Household and plantation records (folders 273-296)
  • Reel 19: Series 3.1.5.-3.1.8.4. Household and plantation records (folders 297-324)
  • Reel 20: Series 3.1.8.4.-3.2.3. Household and plantation records - Legal and business records (folders 297-355)
  • Reel 21: Series 3.2.4.1.-3.2.5.1. Legal and business records (folders 356-366)
  • Reel 22: Series 3.2.5.2.-3.2.8. Legal and business records (folders 367-382)
  • Reel 23: Series 3.2.9.1.-3.2.11. Legal and business records (folders 383-420)
  • Reel 24: Series 3.3.1.-4.2.2. Political papers - Land records (folders 421-448)
  • Reel 25: Series 4.3.-4.4.1. Land records (folders 449-471)
  • Reel 26: Series 4.4.1.-4.4.3. Land records (folders 472-497)
  • Reel 27: Series 4.4.3.-4.4.4. Land records (folders 498-524)
  • Reel 28: Series 4.4.5.-5.1.1. Land records - Financial and business volumes (folders 525-573)
  • Reel 29: Series 5.1.1.-5.1.4. Financial and business volumes (folders 574-632)
  • Reel 30: Series 5.1.5.-5.3. Financial and business volumes (folders 633-654)
  • Reel 31: Series 5.3. Financial and business volumes (folders 655-661)
  • Reel 32: Series 5.3.-6.2.2. Financial and business volumes - Census records (folders 662-692)
  • Reel 33: Series 6.2.2.-6.4.3. Census records - Postal records (folders 693-716)
  • Reel 34: Series 6.5.1.-8. Court records - Pictures (folders 717-739)
Acquisitions Information
Received from T. Felix Hickerson of Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1953, 1954, and 1961; A. Earl Weatherly of Greensboro, N.C. in 1958; Hugh G. Chatham of Elkin, N.C. in 1958; Rufus Lenoir Patterson of Caldwell County, N.C.; Mary Patterson Fisher of Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1961; Paul Gregory of Wilkesboro, N.C. in 1974; Richard Shrader of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2003 (Acc. 99461); and others.
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An overview of Lenoir family history may be gathered from the series descriptions appearing in this inventory. Many sources offer biographical information on particular members of the Lenoir family. These include the Dictionary of American Biography; the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography; and "William Lenoir, 1751-1839" by Richard Alexander Shrader (Ph.D. Dissertation, UNC-CH, 1978).

What appears below is an incomplete outline of the Lenoir family as derived from the collection and other sources. Note that family members tended to name their children after other family members so that first names are repeated over the generations, surnames become first and middle names, and even nick names are repeated from generation to generation.

Other more distantly related persons who contributed significantly to the collection include William Bingham (d. 1873) of the Bingham School in Orange County, N.C.; Eliza (Shie) Bingham Penick; and Julia Adelaide Torrey Oertel (d. 1907), who appears to have been related to Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir and was the wife of Johannes Adam Simon Oertel (1823-1909), religious painter and Episcopal clergyman in Lenoir, N.C., during the 1870s.

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Correspondence tends to focus around whichever male members of the Lenoir family are most active at a given time: William Lenoir (1751-1839), William Ballard Lenoir (1775-1852), Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861), William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861), Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890), Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912), and Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882). Wives and other relatives, particularly members of the Avery, Bingham, Norwood, and Pickens families, also heavily contributed to the volume of correspondence, especially when they were active in Lenoir family business.

Note that the numbers for many volumes have been changed; when this is the case, the old volume number is found in parentheses following the volume description.

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1. Correspondence, 1773-1937.
1.1. 1773-1839.
1.2. 1840-1860.
1.3. 1861-1865.
1.4. 1866-1890.
1.5. 1891-1937.
1.5. Undated.
2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1770-1940 and undated.
2.1. Diaries, 1776-1863, 1940.
2.2. Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1770-1910 and undated.
2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated.
2.2.2. Other Writings, 1770-1910 and undated.
2.2.3. Volumes of Writings, 1840-1848.
2.3. Clippings and Printed Material, 1793-1936 and undated.
2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated.
2.3.2. Printed Materials, 1793-1936 and undated.
3. Plantation and Family Records, 1765-1929 and undated.
3.1. Household and Plantation Records, 1768-1929 and undated.
3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated.
3.1.2. Household and Plantation Notes and Memoranda, 1773-1894 and undated.
3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892.
3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899.
3.1.5. Livestock Records and Stud Books, 1773-1889 and undated.
3.1.5.1. Livestock Records, 1773-1889 and undated.
3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810.
3.1.6. Blacksmith Records, 1792-1877 and undated.
3.1.6.1. Blacksmith Records, 1792-1877.
3.1.6.2. Blacksmith Account Books, 1794-1819.
3.1.7. Medical Records, 1795-1890 and undated.
3.1.7.1. Medical Cures and Recipes, 1795-1879 and undated.
3.1.7.2. Medical Bills and Receipts, 1823-1890 and undated.
3.1.7.3. Books of Medical Cures, 1797-1837.
3.1.8. School Records, 1768-1901 and undated.
3.1.8.1. School Bills and Receipts, 1793-1901 and undated.
3.1.8.2. Report Cards and Evaluations, 1830-1892.
3.1.8.3. University of North Carolina and Other College Material, 1789-1883.
3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated.
3.2. Legal and Business Records, 1765-1909 and undated.
3.2.1. Waightstill Avery Legal Papers, 1795-1830 and undated.
3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s.
3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903.
3.2.4. Other Legal and Business Records, 1773-1899 and undated.
3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated.
3.2.4.2. Memoranda of Legal Cases in Burke County, 1804, 1809-1811.
3.2.5. Promissory Notes and Memoranda of Notes, 1781-1892.
3.2.5.1. Promissory Notes, 1781-1892.
3.2.5.2. Memoranda of Notes, 1783-1846.
3.2.6. Lenoir Family Tax Records, 1780-1898.
3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898.
3.2.6.2. Assessment of William Avery Lenoir's Land, 1860-1882.
3.2.7. Bank Statements, 1841-1909.
3.2.8. Linville Improvement Company Papers, 1850-1895 and undated.
3.2.9. Work Records, 1823, 1868-1890.
3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889.
3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889.
3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890.
3.2.9.4. Work Records, Notes, and Memoranda, 1823, 1870-1889.
3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887.
3.2.11. Grist and Lumber Mill Papers, 1868-1900 and undated.
3.3. Political and Election Records, 1775-1882 and undated.
3.3.1. Political Papers, 1775-1815 and undated.
3.3.2. Political Volumes, 1788-1841.
3.3.3. Election Papers, 1825-1836.
3.3.4. Election Book, 1880-1882.
3.3.5. County Records, 1792-1882 and undated.
3.3.5.1. County Papers, 1792-1882 and undated.
3.3.5.2. Mecklenburg List, 1846.
4. Land Records, 1763-1897 and undated.
4.1. Moravian Lands Court Case Records, 1763, 1772-1832 and undated.
4.1.1. Moravian Lands Court Case Papers, 1763, 1772-1832 and undated.
4.1.2. Moravian Lands Court Case Books, 1799-1811.
4.2. Rousseau and Company Court Case Records, 1791-1830 and undated.
4.2.1. Rousseau and Company Court Case Papers, 1791-1830 and undated.
4.2.2. Rousseau and Company Volumes, 1794-1802.
4.3. Land Disputes Court Cases, 1795-1888.
4.4. Land Legal Documents, Surveys, and Memoranda, 1763-1897 and undated.
4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated.
4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800.
4.4.3. Surveys, Maps, and Memoranda, 1773-1893 and undated.
4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892.
4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890.
4.4.6. Land Purchases and Sales Records, 1779-1897 and undated.
4.4.6.1. Receipts for Land Purchases and Registration, 1779-1895 and undated.
4.4.6.2. Land Sales and Valuation Books, 1880-1897.
5. Financial and Business Volumes, 1781-1892.
5.1. Memorandum Books, 1782-1888.
5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839.
5.1.2. Walter Raleigh Lenoir Memorandum Book, 1809.
5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849.
5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861.
5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868.
5.1.6. Walter Waightstill Lenoir Memorandum Books, circa 1885-1888.
5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865.
5.3. Account Books, 1781-1892.
6. Government Records, 1776-1888 and undated.
6.1. Tax Records, 1777-1831 and undated.
6.1.1. Tax Papers, 1777-1831 and undated.
6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799.
6.2. Census Records, 1777-1840.
6.2.1. Census Papers, 1777-1840.
6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840.
6.3. Military Records, 1776-1888 and undated.
6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated.
6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865.
6.4. Postal Records, 1822-1880.
6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880.
6.4.2. Postal Accounts, 1841-1861.
6.4.3. Postal Book, 1839-1859.
6.5. Court Records, 1785-1834 and undated.
6.5.1. Clerk of Court Papers, 1785-1834 and undated.
6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813.
7. Compiled Material, 1969-1975.
8. Pictures, 1860s-1900 and undated.

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About 6,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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About 1,300 items.

Correspondence in this period revolves chiefly around Colonel Thomas Lenoir (1741-1816), his brother General William Lenoir (1751-1839) of Fort Defiance, N.C., William's wife Ann Ballard (1751-1833), and William and Ann's children. Among these children, materials relate chiefly to William Ballard (1775-1852) and his wife Elizabeth Avery (1781-1855) of Roane County, Tenn.; Ann (1778-1838) and her husband General Edmund Jones (1771-1855); Thomas (1780-1861) and his wife Selina Louisa Avery (1783-1864), who first lived in Asheville, but later took charge of Fort Defiance, and their children; Walter Raleigh (1786-1843) and his first wife Polly Elvira Bouchelle (1795-1818) and second wife Sarah Eveline Bouchelle (1798-1877), who settled in Boone County, Mo.; Eliza Mira (1789-1835), who remained at Fort Defiance, and her niece and ward Julia A. M. Pickens (1815-1898), who married Chiliab Howe (1809-1875) and lived in Alabama and Mississippi.

Another daughter was Martha (Patsy) Orilla (1792-1823), mother of Julia Pickens and wife of Israel Pickens (1780-1827). Israel Pickens's correspondence from Washington, D.C., when he was a member of Congress from North Carolina, 1811-1817, and later from Greene County, Ala., where he was elected governor of Alabama in 1821, figures prominently in this series. There are also occasional letters from another daughter, Sarah Joyce (1796-1820), who married Judge Thomas F. Jones and settled in South Carolina.

Towards the end of this period, there is correspondence of Thomas and Selina's children: William Avery (1808-1861), who married Jane K. Derr (d. 1850); Selina Louise (1813-1836), who married Samuel Pickens and settled in Greensboro, Ala.; Laura Leah Carolina, who married Joseph Caldwell Norwood (1815-1889) and lived in Hillsborough, N.C.; Mary Ann (Annie) (1819-1899), who married James Gwyn (1812-1888); Sarah (Sade) Jones (d. 1899), who lived at Fort Defiance; Walter Waightstill (Wat) (1823-1890), who married Cornelia Isabella Christian (1827-1859) and lived in Lenoir, N.C.; Thomas Isaac (Tom) (1817-1882), who married Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett (1844-1880) and lived at East Fork of Pigeon, his father's property at the east fork of the Pigeon River in Haywood County, N.C.; and Rufus Theodore (1825-1912), who married Richard Gwyn's daughter Sarah Leonora (Sallie) (1833-1913) and lived at Fort Defiance. Richard Gwyn was the husband of Colonel Thomas Lenoir's daughter Martha. To a lesser degree, there is also correspondence of William Ballard and Elizabeth's children: Isaac T.; Albert S.; Tommy; and Mira A. There is also correspondence of members of the related Avery, Norwood, and Pickens families.

Letters relating to politics begin in the 1790s and are chiefly from or to William Lenoir at Fort Defiance. Many of the letters relate to local and state politics. These include:

--a letter of 26 November 1791 from William Norwood to William Lenoir about politics and lawyering;

--letters of 1 February and 5 June 1802 to William Lenoir about lottery ticket sales in support of the University of North Carolina;

--a letter of 22 December 1804 from W. Winston to William Lenoir about a trouble along the North Carolina-Georgia border;

--letters of 5 August 1806, 2 July 1809, and 17 September 1815 to William Lenoir from brother Thomas about the latter's chances in local elections;

--letters of 29 April, 22 May, and 9 October 1812 about William Lenoir's raising troops for a local militia unit under orders from Governor William Hawkins and William Lenoir's resignation as Major General in the militia;

--a letter of 16 February 1820 to William Lenoir's nephew Thomas informing him of his selection as commissioner to lay out a road in Haywood County;

--letters of 12 and 27 November 1824 relating to William Lenoir's name being mentioned as candidate for governor and his rejection of the idea;

--a 27 November 1824 letter of William Lenoir to John Stanley, member of the General Assembly in Raleigh, about William Lenoir's opposition to the location of the Wilkes Court House and to its "elegant" design; Letters of 14 March 1825, 18 June 1833, and 10 August 1834, and 8 August 1837 about Revolutionary War pensions from the state;

--occasional letters, beginning in 1822, from Samuel F. Patterson in Raleigh to Walter Raleigh Lenoir about state politics.

There are also many letters about national politics. These include:

--a letter of 22 December 1794 from Joseph McDowell of Philadelphia to William Lenoir on the Jay and Pinckney treaties;

--a letter of 4 February 1894 from Senator Alexander Martin in Philadelphia to William Lenoir about trade with France and problems with Algerian pirates;

--letters from Jesse Franklin in Philadelphia to William Lenoir including the following: 5 April 1796 about Ohio land sales; 25 December 1801 about Jefferson and the war in the Bay of Tripoli; 4 November 1803 and 29 January 1804 about the Louisiana Purchase and the exclusion of slaves from foreign countries there; and 20 June 1812 about the declaration of war against Great Britain;

--letters of 28 March and 20 April 1800 from General Joseph Dickson in Philadelphia to William Lenoir about Napoleon and Dickson's belief that Adams will defeat Jefferson, and 27 January and 24 February 1801 about Burr and Jefferson being equals in the presidential race;

--letter of 5 January 1807 from Joseph Winston in Washington, D.C., to William Lenoir about the Burr conspiracy; ¢a letter of 24 February 1808 from Washington Norwood in Granville County, N.C., to William Lenoir about becoming involved in the European war;

--many letters, beginning in April 1812, from Israel Pickens to William Lenoir about his activities as a member of Congress with particular emphasis on the War of 1812; about life in Washington, D.C., 1812-1817; and from Pickens after 1817 where he served as governor, 1821-1825, including one, dated 18 April 1825, in which Pickens described Lafayette's tour through Alabama;

--fairly frequent letters, beginning in March 1819, from Lewis Williams (1782-1842), North Carolina congressman from 1814 to his death, to William Lenoir about their mutual dislike for Andrew Jackson, whom both considered power hungry and ungracious; international issues, especially tariffs; banking, including a letter of 12 January 1832 on the destruction of the Second Bank of the United States;

--a few letters from William Lenoir on politics, including a letter of 16 February 1824 to William Ballard Lenoir in which he expressed support for Crawford over Calhoun and Jackson; letters in 1832 about why William Lenoir supported Clay over Jackson; letters of 10 and 17 December 1832, 16 February 1836, 30 May 1837, and 3 January 1838, in which he wrote against nullification and for slavery; letters attacking Jackson, including a letter of 2 April 1833, in which he wrote, "I find that many of the deluded wise men of the nation have now formed the opinion that I publicly expressed before General Jackson's first election. To wit that he was the most dangerous man in the nation for a president. Between him and the Nullifiers which (Heaven be thank'd) are opposed to each other but possessed of the same spirit of pride avarice and aspiration, the best Government in the world seems to totter"; and many letters, including those of 18 June 1836 and 4 June 1838 lamenting corruption and big spending in government;

--a letter of 15 July 1828 from Tobias Watkins in Washington, D.C., to Lewis Williams and forwarded to William Lenoir, in which Watkins repeated the rumor that Andrew Jackson was the illegitimate offspring of Fanny Jennings, a "mulato quadroon" of Iredell County, N.C.;

--several letters relating to the removal of Native Americans, including one of 14 January 1830 from Lewis Williams and another of 28 July 1838, in which William Ballard Lenoir wrote, "They [the Cherokee] are quite peaceably disposed and many of them submit to their fate tolerably cheerfully."

Business letters relate chiefly to plantation management, land speculation, and William Lenoir's unsuccessful attempt to retain lands originally belonging to Moravians.

Plantation correspondence begins in 1791 with letters about bringing supplies to Fort Defiance and selling crops and livestock produced there. Many of the letters between William Lenoir and his sons are related to plantation management. A letter of 7 December 1809 discusses collecting rents on Lenoir property, and several, including a letter of 10 March 1813, outline problems with overseers of distant property. Among letters relating to managing slaves are those of 21 March 1809, in which Thomas Lenoir asked that brother Walter Raleigh Lenoir look for a "young wench that he thinks would suit me"; of 2 February, 28 March, and 19 May 1811, in which Thomas and William Lenoir discussed buying and selling slaves and how the price for slaves had recently escalated; and of 11 September 1835, which shows that Walter Raleigh Lenoir had slaves on his Missouri property. Letters of 13 April 1806, 28 March 1837, 23 December 1839, and 10 January 1840 show that the Lenoirs were somewhat sensitive about buying and selling slaves. In the 1837 letter, Thomas Lenoir explained to William Avery Lenoir, who had just sold his own slaves in Alabama and wondered what to do with those of Thomas who were in his care, that William was to ask the slaves whether or not they wanted to be sold. The 1839 and 1840 letters between William Ballard Lenoir in Tennessee and L. G. Jones in North Carolina are about how to avoid breaking up a slave family.

Land-speculation correspondence begins about 1796 and includes letters relating to land in Tennessee, North Carolina, and other states. Some of the letters, such as one from Isaac T. Avery in Morganton to Thomas Lenoir on 15 May 1829, have to do with gold speculation.

Correspondence relating to the Moravian land case begins on 23 July 1809 and continues through at least 1833. Included are a few letters in 1831 from Joseph Cossart in Ireland and James Stuart, Cossart's agent in Pittsburgh.

Family materials in the early years include many letters about family matters to William Lenoir from his brother Thomas Lenoir, but quickly expand to include letters to William Lenoir from his sons, chiefly William Ballard Lenoir and Thomas Lenoir, and among the women of the family. Letters relate chiefly to family activities in general, including documentation of the peregrinations of several family members in search of better land, business opportunities, or living conditions. There are also many letters in which family members indulge in long lists of their own activities and those of children or other relatives and some in which family members outline their feelings about life or other family members. General family letters include:

--a letter of 1 February 1795 from William Ballard Lenoir to William Lenoir asking help in financing continuing education; ¢a letter of 31 October 1801 from Walter Raleigh Lenoir to his father about hating school, and one of 7 February 1806 indicating that Walter was being sent home from school;

--letters of 22 November 1801 and 4 December 1802 relating to Waightstill Avery's being crippled and in process of settling his affairs;

--letters beginning 16 September 1806 from son Thomas Lenoir in Morganton, N.C., to William Lenoir about Thomas's dissatisfaction with life at East Fork of Pigeon and continuing until Thomas moved his family to Fort Defiance around 1822; ¢a letter of 29 September 1807, from Mary Lenoir Davenport in Red Hill, N.C., to Thomas Lenoir's wife Selina about Mary's losing a child in a fire;

--many letters, beginning on 29 June 1810, from William Ballard Lenoir to father William Lenoir or brother Thomas Lenoir about life in Roane County, Tenn.;

--a letter of 4 November 1813 from Israel Pickens to William Lenoir asking for Martha (Patsy)'s hand;

--a letter of 25 February 1817 from nephew Thomas Isaac Lenoir in Sumter District, S.C., to William Lenoir about the death of William's brother Thomas Lenoir;

--letters in May and July 1817 from William Lenoir's daughter Sarah Lenoir Jones in South Carolina to sister Eliza Mira Lenoir about her life with Thomas F. Jones, and one of 9 May 1820 in which Thomas Jones wrote of Sarah's death; ¢a letter of 4 June 1819 in which William Ballard Lenoir instructed his son Albert at Greenville College, Tenn., about how to act in college;

--a letter of 29 March 1821 from Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's brother Isaac T. Avery of Swanns Pond, N.C., the Avery homestead, to William Ballard Lenoir about the death of Waightstill Avery;

--a letter of 23 August 1824 from Israel Pickens to Thomas Lenoir about the education of Israel's daughter Julia;

--a letter of 21 February 1826 in which James H. Norwood in Hillsborough, N.C., comments to Eliza Mira Lenoir on her unmarried state;

--letters, beginning in August 1829, from Selina Louise, Laura, Sarah, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir, and from Julia Pickens at school in Salem or Hillsborough, N.C., to Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir and other relatives about school life;

--a letter of 1 September 1829 in which Walter Raleigh Lenoir complained to William Lenoir about the large number of slaves in Wilkes County, N.C.: "[It is] infested with Slaves, ... which I conceive to be one of the greatest curses belonging to our Country. Under these considerations and many others I believe it would be advisable to me to visit some other region and see if I can't settle myself more satisfactory than I could in Wilkes. A non Slave holding state I would prefer" (although a letter of 11 September 1835 makes it clear that Walter held slaves in Missouri);

--letters, beginning around February 1835, from Sarah Eveline Lenoir with Walter Raleigh Lenoir in Missouri about life in that state;

--letters in late 1835 showing that Thomas and William Lenoir were having difficulty coexisting at Fort Defiance;

--a letter of 20 June 1837 in which Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir gave an overview of the Avery family;

--a letter of 6 February 1838 in which Thomas Lenoir gave a summary of activities at Fort Defiance;

--a letter of 13 May 1839 from Thomas Lenoir to William Ballard Lenoir informing William of the death of their father, and one of 21 March 1840 from William Avery Lenoir in Greene County, Ala., in which he lamented the fighting among family members over the division of William Lenoir's property.

There are also several letters--24 July 1823; 6 February 1824; 18 February, 28 March, 25 June, 14 November 1834; 8 and 28 May, 6 June 1835; 17 December 1836; 4 July 1837; 11 April 1839--that contain reminiscences of William Lenoir's exploits at the Battle of King's Mountain.

For an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence, researchers are advised to see the description of Subseries 1.6, Undated Correspondence, which contains letters relating to: Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835); Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880); Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912); Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899); Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913); Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864); Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882); Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861); Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890); William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861); William Lenoir (1751-1839); and miscellaneous Bingham, Gwyn, Lenoir, Norwood, Oertel, and other family members.

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Digital version: Letter from Thomas I. Lenoir to Thomas Lenoir, 30 May 1839

Documenting the American South

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About 2,050 items.

Much correspondence in this period relates to the children of William and Ann Ballard Lenoir, especially William Ballard (1775-1852) and his wife Elizabeth Avery (1781-1855) in Roane County, Tenn.; Ann's husband General Edmund Jones (1771-1855); Thomas (1780-1861) and his wife Selina Louisa Avery (1783-1864), who took charge of Fort Defiance at William Lenoir's death; Walter Raleigh (1786-1843) and his wife Sarah Eveline Bouchelle (1798-1877) in Boone County, Mo.; Eliza Mira (1789-1835) at Fort Defiance, and her niece and ward Julia A. M. Pickens Howe (1815-1898) of Alabama and Mississippi. The greater portion of the correspondence, especially after 1849, relates to the children of Thomas and Selina: William Avery (1808-1861) and his wife Jane K. Derr (d. 1850); Selina Louise (1813-1836) and her husband Samuel Pickens of in Greensborough, Ala.; Laura Leah Carolina and her husband Joseph Caldwell Norwood (1815-1889) of Hillsborough, N.C.; Mary Ann (Annie) (1819-1899) and her husband James Gwyn (1812-1888); Sarah (Sade) Jones (d. 1899) of Fort Defiance; Walter Waightstill (Wat) (1823-1890), a lawyer in Lenoir, N.C., and his wife Cornelia Isabella Christian (1827-1859); Thomas Isaac (Tom) (1817-1882) and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett (1844-1880) of the family plantation at East Fork of Pigeon, Haywood County, N.C.; and Rufus Theodore (1825-1912) and his wife Sarah Leonora (Sallie) (1833-1913) of Fort Defiance. There is also some correspondence of other Lenoir family members and of members of the related Avery, Bingham, Norwood, and Pickens families.

After the death of William Lenoir, the volume of letters relating to politics greatly decreases. In this period, most of the political letters are to or from William Avery Lenoir, who was active in Whig politics in Alabama, or Joseph Caldwell Norwood (1815-1889) of Hillsborough, N.C., Laura Leah Carolina Lenoir's husband. Some of William Ballard Lenoir's letters to his brother Thomas also contain political musings. These include:

--a letter of 4 April 1840 to William Avery Lenoir in Greensborough, Ala., about the maliciousness of Van Buren's talk against Harrison;

--letters of 14 August 1840 and 15 March and 21 June 1841 to William Avery Lenoir from Joseph Caldwell Norwood about Whigs in North Carolina;

--letters, beginning in February 1841, about Thomas Isaac Lenoir's seeking the Superior Court clerkship in Caldwell County; ¢a letter of 12 July 1843 from William Ballard Lenoir in Tennessee to brother Thomas about politics and William's son's campaign as a Whig candidate for Congress;

--a letter of 1 May 1844 from Walter Waightstill Lenoir to his mother about taking brother Rufus to see Henry Clay in Raleigh;

--a letter of 12 July 1844 from Laura Norwood to her father Thomas Lenoir about the possible division of Orange County, N.C.;

--a letter of 28 April 1845 from William Avery Lenoir in Greensborough, Ala., about the emancipation of slaves in the West Indies being more closely related to economics than humanitarian feelings;

--many letters, beginning in May 1848, relating to the politics of internal improvements, especially roads and railroads;

--letters, beginning in the late 1840s, from S. F. Patterson in Raleigh to William Avery Lenoir about North Carolina politics;

--a letter of 5 January 1860 from James Webb Norwood about a secession meeting in Lenoir.

Business letters relate to plantation management, land speculation, and various other business ventures in which Lenoir family members and their relatives were involved. Much of this correspondence is between Thomas Lenoir at Fort Defiance and his son Thomas Isaac Lenoir at the East Fork of Pigeon plantation. Included are:

--a letter of 5 July 1842 from Joseph Caldwell Norwood about closing Mickle & Norwood, a merchant concern in Hillsborough, because of hard times;

--letters, August to October 1843, from Thomas Isaac and Walter Waightstill Lenoir traveling to New York on plantation business;

--a letter of 3 April 1844 to North Carolina Governor Morehead from William Avery Lenoir on building a female academy at Lenoir;

--a letter of 17 February 1847 from William Ballard Lenoir about how slaves prices had skyrocketed;

--a letter of 20 August 1847 from Thomas Isaac Lenoir reporting on the state of the East Fork of Pigeon plantation, including a discussion of the activities of individual slaves; a letter of 18 November 1851 in which Thomas Isaac Lenoir responded to his father's sending him three slaves by saying, "To me it is gratifying to know that you are willing to trust me with that much property"; and a letter of 24 February 1852 in which Thomas Lenoir discussed a slave sale with Thomas Isaac Lenoir;

--many letters, beginning around 1848, on road and railroad building and how those activities influenced business in the areas they served;

--a letter of 13 December 1852 from William Bouchelle in Columbia, Mo., to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about setting up the University of Missouri and two female schools;

--correspondence in 1858 and 1859 between William Avery Lenoir and Joseph Caldwell Norwood about land sales;

--a letter of 1 March 1860 from Laura Norwood to her uncle Walter Waightstill Lenoir about how much she loved teaching;

--letters in October and November 1860 from Walter Waightstill Lenoir about how much he enjoyed visiting Minnesota because of the liberal attitude he found there towards road construction and other internal improvements.

Family letters include:

--letters in the 1840s from Rufus Lenoir at the Bingham school in Hillsborough and Walter Waightstill Lenoir in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina, including some in 1842 about Walter's wanting to leave school;

--many letters to and from Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir at Fort Defiance about routine family affairs;

--a letter of 15 November 1843 on the death of Walter Raleigh Lenoir;

--letters, beginning around July 1844, from Julia Pickens Howe, who had recently moved from Alabama to Mississippi;

--letters, beginning around 1844, from James Norwood, a teacher in Hillsborough;

--a letter of 22 January 1856, from Walter Waightstill Lenoir about studying law;

--letters in 1844 and 1845 from Laura Norwood to various relatives about family activities;

--letters in 1847 from James Gwyn studying at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia;

--many letters, beginning in the early 1850s, from Walter Waightstill Lenoir, practicing law in Lenoir;

--letters in 1849 from Jane and William Avery Lenoir from Warm Springs and Catawba Springs where they had gone for Jane's health, and a letter in August 1850 about Jane's death;

--a letter of 6 November 1852 from William Ballard Lenoir about his ill health and another of 12 December 1852 about his death;

--letters, beginning around 1855, from William Bingham, then at school in Chapel Hill and later a schoolmaster with his father at the W. J. Bingham & Sons Select School in Orange County, chiefly to cousin Walter Waightstill Lenoir, with whom he was great friends, or to Sarah Jones Lenoir, whom he called Aunt Sade;

--letters, beginning in the mid-1850s, from Rufus Lenoir, permanently settled at Fort Defiance;

--many letters, beginning in early 1856, between Walter Waightstill Lenoir and Cornelia (Nealy) Isabella Christian, before and after their June 1856 marriage; letters, beginning in April 1857, about Nealy's ill health; letters in 1858 about the birth and death of their daughter Anna Tate Lenoir and about trips made by Nealy to springs in Virginia and North Carolina for her health; and a few letters in 1859 about Nealy's death on 7 February of that year.

For an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence, researchers are advised to see the description of Subseries 1.6, Undated Correspondence, which contains letters relating to: Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835); Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880); Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912); Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899); Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913); Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864); Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882); Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861); Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890); William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861); William Lenoir (1751-1839); and miscellaneous Bingham, Gwyn, Lenoir, Norwood, Oertel, and other family members.

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1840 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 78-80

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1841 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 81-83

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1843 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 86-89

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1844 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 90-92

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1845 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 93-95

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1846 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 96-98

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1848 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 101-103

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1850 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 106-107

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1851 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 108-109

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1852 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 110-111

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1854 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 114-117

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1860 #00426, Subseries: "1.2. 1840-1860." Folder 139-142

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About 500 items.

There are a few letters relating to politics during this period; as might be expected, those that exist relate to the Civil War. In business and family correspondence, however, there is a notable lack, with some exceptions, of comment on the war and its home-front repercussions. In this period, Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir, Rufus Theodore Lenoir, and his wife Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir lived at Fort Defiance; Thomas Isaac Lenoir and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir lived at East Fork of Pigeon; and Walter Waightstill Lenoir began practicing law in Lenoir, N.C., and ended living alone in a cabin in the woods at Crab Orchard in Caldwell or Watauga County, N.C.

Letters with a particularly political or Civil War slant include the following:

--letters of 3 January and 10 and 15 April 1861 that comment on secession and the attack on Fort Sumter;

--a letter of 25 June 1861 in which William Ballard Lenoir in Roane County, Tenn., advised a cousin that his cotton factory could get along without Yankee business for a year or two;

--letters, beginning with one of 2 July 1861, from Thomas Isaac Lenoir to Walter Waightstill Lenoir and others about raising a volunteer company, and, beginning in September 1861, to his wife, parents, and brothers from Thomas at various army camps, chiefly about military life and battles;

--a letter of 3 August 1861 from N. H. Gwyn to cousin Rufus Theodore Lenoir from Manassas Junction, Va., about the battle there;

--letters, beginning with one of 5 January 1862, from Walter Waightstill Lenoir, chiefly to his mother and brothers from various locations in the field until September 1862, when Walter was injured at Manassas and treated at the home of a friend in Middleburg, Va., where his right leg was amputated below the knee. Walter was home by late 1862, and, on 12 January 1863, wrote to brother Thomas about having a wooden leg made and attending the county court;

--letters, beginning in June 1863, from Thomas L. Norwood from the field to various relatives about military life;

--a letter of 23 July 1863 from Walter Waightstill Lenoir to a brother about his fear slaves will be armed and freed by the advancing Northern soldiers: "If the Yankees are strong enough to put down our fierce and strong fight for independence, they will be strong enough to govern the negroes";

--a letter of 5 February 1865 from Zebulon Baird Vance to Walter Waightstill Lenoir in which Vance wrote: "... pray God to strengthen our people for the cruel and unequal contest";

--letters in April 1865 containing descriptions of Stoneman's descent into Yadkin Valley;

--a letter of 30 December 1865 in which Walter Waightstill Lenoir resigned the position of Councillor of State to which he had been elected against his will.

Business letters include the 25 June 1861 William Ballard Lenoir letter mentioned above about his cotton factory; infrequent reports from overseers, particularly at East Fork of Pigeon, and comments on planting, particularly from Rufus Theodore Lenoir at Fort Defiance; a letter of 4 March 1863 in which Thomas L. Norwood wrote to uncle Walter Waightstill Lenoir about how uncomfortable Thomas was with the idea of being a teacher like others in his family; and a letter of 20 March 1863 relating to the sale of a slave and the seller's refusal to accept Confederate money.

Besides family letters relating chiefly to Civil War activities of family members, there are also:

--letters in April and May 1861 relating to the deaths of William Avery Lenoir and Thomas Lenoir and ones in September 1864 relating to the death of Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir;

--many letters to and from Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lenoir, wife of Thomas Isaac Lenoir, at East Fork of Pigeon;

--a letter of 19 August 1861 from Thomas L. Norwood to Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir about how much he liked being a student at the University of North Carolina;

--many letters, beginning around April 1863, relating to Walter Waightstill Lenoir's preference for living alone in various rustic cabins.

For an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence, researchers are advised to see the description of Subseries 1.6, Undated Correspondence, which contains letters relating to: Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835); Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880); Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912); Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899); Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913); Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864); Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882); Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861); Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890); William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861); William Lenoir (1751-1839); and miscellaneous Bingham, Gwyn, Lenoir, Norwood, Oertel, and other family members.

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1863 #00426, Subseries: "1.3. 1861-1865." Folder 151-153

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Folder 157

1865 #00426, Subseries: "1.3. 1861-1865." Folder 156-157

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. 1866-1890.

About 1,050 items.

Although family members remained active in the political arena, with Walter Waightstill Lenoir serving in the North Carolina General Assembly, 1883-1884, most of correspondence from this period relates to business and family matters.

Politics looms large in the following:

--letters in early 1866 among friends and relatives that mention their feelings towards freedmen;

--a letter of 2 January 1866 from Walter Waightstill Lenoir to sister Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir about the superiority of the southern females over women in the North;

--a few letters in 1866 and infrequently until his death in 1873 from William Bingham of the Bingham School to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about politics in general;

--letters around 1874 from Thomas Isaac Lenoir to various family members, some of which have references to local politics;

--a letter of 5 February 1878 from Senator M. W. Ransom to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about the currency question and one from Ransom of 6 January 1881 about politics in Raleigh;

--a letter of 26 April 1875 of nephew William Ballard Lenoir, a lawyer in Asheville, N.C., to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about the African-American exodus northward;

--letters of 24 February 1880 and 13 February 1886 from Zebulon Baird Vance to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about Democratic politics;

--a few letters in 1883, especially one of 1 February, relating to Walter Waightstill Lenoir's service in the North Carolina General Assembly (there are no letters relating to his campaign for office).

Business letters relate chiefly to the dealings, beginning around 1867, of Walter Waightstill Lenoir in land development, especially relating to land around Linville, N.C.; specie speculation; silver mining; and agriculture. Most of his dealings were done in conjunction with one or more of his brothers or other relatives. There are also letters from relatives in other parts of the country about their business ventures. These include:

--letters of 19 and 21 December 1867 and 29 March 1868 from Sam Christian in Bandera, Tex., to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about the business climate in Texas;

--frequent letters from Tennessee family members, including James W. Norwood, involved in the land, factories, and mills;

--a letter of 23 February 1875 from Walter B. Gwyn at the University of Virginia to Walter Waightstill about steam engines;

--a letter of 11 February 1879 from Walter Waightstill Lenoir to a brother about hard times and his trying to "... make a few scratches towards preparing my land for nephews and nieces who will now have it in the wild state that I will leave it when I die. The fault will be in them, not the land. But our government so burdens us with debt and made extravagance that it is no longer easy to live by farming, & I don't wonder that so few of the rising generation of educated people have the heroism to try it";

--many letters in the 1880s from Walter B. Gwyn, lawyer and land agent in Asheville, to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about the business Gwyn handled for his uncle;

--infrequent letters throughout this period from Thomas L. Norwood, still a teacher at Bingham's School;

--letters in late 1890 showing that Thomas Ballard Lenoir quickly became a prime mover in the Linville Land, Mfg. and Mining Company, both as executor of Walter Waightstill Lenoir's estate and on his own behalf.

Family correspondence accounts for most of the letters in this period. Letters are to and from the Lenoir brothers, Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir, Laura Norwood, Thomas L. Norwood, and others. Included are:

--letters of February 1867 and 21 June 1869 from Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir to her husband Thomas Isaac Lenoir about what appears to be an eating disorder that plagued her, and one from Thomas to a pregnant Lizzie at Montvale Spring, N.C., on 24 July 1869, in which he wrote: "I ... can't help feeling that you are sick, but try to hope that you are getting fat--regaining your self control, forming plans for future usefulness, denying yourself momentary enjoyment, that you may recover health & strength & be happy in making others so";

--a letter of 14 December 1869 describing the death of Thomas Isaac and Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir's baby;

--a letter of 14 December 1869 in which Laura Norwood mentions artist and Episcopal clergyman Johannes Adam Simon Oertel and letters, beginning in September 1877, from Julia Adelaide Torrey Oertel, chiefly to Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir;

--a letter of 24 February 1873 about the death of William Bingham;

--letters in 1875 and 1876 relating to the difficulties Thomas Ballard Lenoir was having at Bingham's School and, in 1879-1880, about his life as a student at the University of North Carolina;

--letters, around September 1877 mourning the deaths of Rufus Theodore and Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir's daughters Louisa (Loula) and Elizabeth (Bessie);

--letters, beginning around June 1878, from Thomas L. Norwood to Walter Waightstill Lenoir documenting Thomas's peregrinations in Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, and other states in search of the ideal teaching position;

--a letter of 11 March 1880 from Walter B. Gwyn in Asheville to Walter Waightstill in which he enclosed a plan for a small house;

--letters in November 1880 documenting the death of Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir;

--a letter of 8 January 1882 documenting the death of Thomas Isaac Lenoir;

--a letter of 9 August 1890 documenting the death of Walter Waightstill Lenoir.

For an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence, researchers are advised to see the description of Subseries 1.6, Undated Correspondence, which contains letters relating to: Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835); Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880); Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912); Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899); Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913); Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864); Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882); Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861); Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890); William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861); William Lenoir (1751-1839); and miscellaneous Bingham, Gwyn, Lenoir, Norwood, Oertel, and other family members.

Folder 158

1866 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 158

Folder 159

1867 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 159

Folder 160-161

Folder 160

Folder 161

1868 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 160-161

Folder 162-163

Folder 162

Folder 163

1869 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 162-163

Folder 164

1870 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 164

Folder 165

1871 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 165

Folder 166

1872 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 166

Folder 167

1873 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 167

Folder 168

1874 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 168

Folder 169-170

Folder 169

Folder 170

1875 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 169-170

Folder 171-172

Folder 171

Folder 172

1876 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 171-172

Folder 173-174

Folder 173

Folder 174

1877 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 173-174

Folder 175-176

Folder 175

Folder 176

1878 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 175-176

Folder 177

1879 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 177

Folder 178

1880 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 178

Folder 179

1881 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 179

Folder 180

1882 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 180

Folder 181

1883 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 181

Folder 182

1884 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 182

Folder 183

1885 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 183

Folder 184

1886 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 184

Folder 185

1887 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 185

Folder 186

1888 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 186

Folder 187

1889 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 187

Folder 188

1890 #00426, Subseries: "1.4. 1866-1890." Folder 188

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. 1891-1937.

About 1,050 items.

Correspondence during this period is almost exclusively related to business or family matters.

Business dealings revolved around Thomas Ballard Lenoir and other family members in their dealings with the Linville Improvement Company. Much of this material was generated as a result of complications arising from Walter Waightstill Lenoir's estate, for which Thomas Ballard Lenoir was executor. Many letters deal with lawsuits surrounding estate disputes, but there are also letters relating to other lawsuits in which the Linville Improvement Company seems to have been mired. Besides Thomas Ballard Lenoir, some of the chief business players were: J. McDowell Michal of the Piedmont Wagon Company, husband of Mary (Mame), who was Thomas Isaac and Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir's daughter; Walter B. Gwyn, lawyer and land agent in Asheville; Edmund Jones (William Lenoir was his maternal great-grandfather), lawyer of Lenoir; Hugh MacRae of Wilmington Cotton Mills; and, to a lesser extent, the Norwood relations in Tennessee and Rufus Theodore Lenoir at Fort Defiance.

Family correspondence involves many members of the Lenoir, Gwyn, Norwood, and related families. Chief among the correspondents are Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir and her son Rufus Theodore Lenoir, Jr., who, during this period attended the Rutherford Military Institute in Rutherfordton, N.C.; the Davis School, in Winston, N.C.; and, for a short time, the A. & M. College in Raleigh. Around 1897, Rufus seems to have married Clyde Lyndon and settled with his bride in Athens, Ga., where he was either working or in school and she wrote a great number of interminable letters to her mother-in-law about the most minute details of their largely uneventful lives. Also included are:

--letters, beginning in 1891, from J. McDowell Michal to his wife Mary (Mame) as he travelled for business;

--many letters, beginning around 1892, from Julia Adelaide Torrey Oertel to Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir about family affairs and the work of Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, and a letter of 16 September 1906 from Johannes Oertel to Sallie about his trip home to Vienna;

--a letter of 20 January 1899 documenting the death of Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir;

--a letter of 20 April 1937 from Robert W. Bingham, William Bingham's grandson, giving a brief history of the Bingham School.

For an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence, researchers are advised to see the description of Subseries 1.6, Undated Correspondence, which contains letters relating to: Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835); Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880); Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912); Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899); Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913); Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864); Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882); Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861); Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890); William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861); William Lenoir (1751-1839); and miscellaneous Bingham, Gwyn, Lenoir, Norwood, Oertel, and other family members.

Folder 189-190

Folder 189

Folder 190

1891 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 189-190

Folder 191-193

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

1892 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 191-193

Folder 194-195

Folder 194

Folder 195

1893 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 194-195

Folder 196-198

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

1894 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 196-198

Folder 199-203

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

1895 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 199-203

Folder 204

1896 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 204

Folder 205-207

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

1897 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 205-207

Folder 208

1898 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 208

Folder 209

1899 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 209

Folder 210-212

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

1900 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 210-212

Folder 213

1901 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 213

Folder 214

1902-1904 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 214

Folder 215

1905-1908 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 215

Folder 216

1909-1937 #00426, Subseries: "1.5. 1891-1937." Folder 216

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Undated.

About 550 items.

Undated letters tend to relate to family affairs, although there are a few instances of undated business letters. Letters have been grouped by recipient/sender. There is some slight overlap in this arrangement scheme, as when Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir wrote to her husband Rufus Theodore Lenoir or to her sister-in-law Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir. Researchers interested in an exhaustive look at an individual's correspondence are advised to check all of the likely folders.

Folder 217

Eliza Mira Lenoir (1789-1835), about 10 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 217

Chiefly routine letters from family and friends.

Folder 218-220

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir (1844-1880), about 95 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 218-220

Chiefly routine family letters, including many from Mary (Mame) Lenoir Michal.

Folder 221

Rufus Theodore Lenoir (1825-1912), about 25 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 221

Includes a few from his wife and his brothers.

Folder 222-224

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir (d. 1899), about 110 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 222-224

Chiefly routine letters from cousins and other relatives, including Laura Norwood, Eliza Bingham Penick, and Mary Ann Gwyn.

Folder 225-226

Folder 225

Folder 226

Sarah Leonora (Sallie) Gwyn Lenoir (1833-1913), about 100 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 225-226

Chiefly routine family letters, especially from Rufus Lenoir, Jr., and his wife Clyde, and from Julia Oertel.

Folder 227-228

Folder 227

Folder 228

Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864), about 40 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 227-228

Chiefly routine letters from her children, especially Laura Norwood.

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Folder 229

Folder 230

Thomas Isaac Lenoir (1817-1882), about 30 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 229-230

Chiefly routine business and family letters.

Folder 231

Thomas Lenoir (1780-1861), about 15 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 231

Chiefly routine letters from his children, especially Thomas Isaac Lenoir.

Folder 232

Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890), about 15 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 232

Chiefly routine family and business letters.

Folder 233

William Avery Lenoir (1808-1861), 3 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 233

Chiefly relating to routine business matters.

Folder 234

William Lenoir (1751-1839), about 20 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 234

Includes a few typed copies of letters from William Lenoir on political themes and some routine business and family letters.

Folder 235-236

Folder 235

Folder 236

Miscellaneous family members, about 55 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 235-236

Includes letters to or from Laura Norwood, Louisa Norwood, and Mary (Mame) Lenoir Michal.

Folder 237-238

Folder 237

Folder 238

Unknown recipients and senders, about 30 items. #00426, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 237-238

Includes letters and letter fragments.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1770-1940 and undated.

About 330 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Included are William and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's diaries describing their military experiences; Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's travel diary; drafts of speeches, addresses, and writings of William Lenoir; religious, school, political, and business writings, including some poetry, of other members of the Lenoir family; and newspaper clippings and other printed material. Diary entries and travel memoranda are also found in Series 5.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Diaries, 1776-1863, 1940.

3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Diaries of William Lenoir, Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir. The diaries of William and Walter Waightstill Lenoir describe their military experiences in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's diary details a journey she made to visit her family and friends. Diary entries for William Avery Lenoir can be found in Series 5.1.3. Travel memoranda and diary entries for members of the Lenoir family are also found in Series 5.

Folder 239

V-426/1: 1776, 40 pp., 14 pp., 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "2.1. Diaries, 1776-1863, 1940." Folder 239

Vol. 1 is in three sections. 1A is William Lenoir's journal of an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina in 1776, which contains daily entries and accounts and memoranda for the expedition. 1B is a reprint of the text of the diary accompanied by an introduction and annotations by J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, 1940. 1C is a typed transcription of an account of the 1776 Cherokee expedition purportedly written by William Lenoir in June 1835 (2).

Folder 240

V-426/2: August 1852?, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "2.1. Diaries, 1776-1863, 1940." Folder 240

Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's diary, describing a trip to visit family and old friends.

Folder 241

V-426/3: 1862-1863, 28 pp. #00426, Subseries: "2.1. Diaries, 1776-1863, 1940." Folder 241

Walter Waightstill Lenoir Civil War diary (typed transcription only). Lenoir served in both the 25th and the 37th North Carolina Regiment. The diary describes camp life at Camp Lee in Beaufort District, S.C., battles and skirmishes, and the loss of his leg and subsequent rehabilitation (209).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1770-1910 and undated.

About 110 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Writings of William Lenoir on his military and political activities, as well as the religious, school, political, and business writings of other members of the Lenoir family. There is also some religious, humorous, and love poetry.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated.

About 70 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Drafts of speeches, addresses, and writings of William Lenoir are on his military and political activities, and on public issues of the day, including the National Bank, nullification, the tariff, and slavery. There are typed transcriptions for several documents.

Folder 242

1775-1821 #00426, Subseries: "2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

1823-1836 #00426, Subseries: "2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244-246

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Undated #00426, Subseries: "2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated." Folder 244-246

Folder 247

Typescripts #00426, Subseries: "2.2.1. William Lenoir's Speeches, Writings, and Notes, 1775-1836 and undated." Folder 247

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2.2. Other Writings, 1770-1910 and undated.

About 35 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Other writings consist of poetry on a variety of subjects, including political satire, motherhood, and "A Lawyer's Prayer"; an obituary of William Lenoir; and the religious, school, political, and business writings of other members of the Lenoir family.

Folder 248

Poems, 1770-1834 and undated #00426, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Writings, 1770-1910 and undated." Folder 248

Folder 249

Other writings, 1782-1910 and undated #00426, Subseries: "2.2.2. Other Writings, 1770-1910 and undated." Folder 249

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2.3. Volumes of Writings, 1840-1848.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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Volumes include a book of religious, humorous, and love poetry and an address to the Temperance Society.

Folder 250

V-426/4: 1840-1848, 22 pp. #00426, Subseries: "2.2.3. Volumes of Writings, 1840-1848." Folder 250

Book of "Pastime or Holyday Verses," with three keepsakes enclosed (175).

Folder 251

V-426/5: 1843, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "2.2.3. Volumes of Writings, 1840-1848." Folder 251

Address to Temperance Society.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Clippings and Printed Material, 1793-1936 and undated.

About 220 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Clippings on national and international politics, war, business, religion, social issues, human interest stories, and agriculture; pages from missionary and gardening newspapers; business, financial, and religious handbills, circulars, and brochures; invitations; maps and charts; advertisements; and obituaries.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated.

About 180 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Newspaper clippings are on a variety of topics, including international and national politics; the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812; land sales and foreclosures; obituaries; the lottery; poetry; religion; social issues of the day; medical cures and agricultural notes; Irish humor and culture; and customs from other countries. There are also several pages from the Protestant Episcopal Church's missionary newspapers and a gardening newspaper.

Folder 252

Loose clippings, 1794-1816 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 252

Folder 253

Loose clippings, 1817-1818 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 253

Folder 254

Loose clippings, 1819-1821 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 254

Folder 255

Loose clippings, 1822-1907 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 255

Folder 256

Loose clippings, undated #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 256

Folder 257

Domestic Missionary, 15 September 1869-15 December 1869 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 257

Folder 258

Ladies' Floral Cabinet, January 1873 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 258

Folder 259

Carrier Dove, March 1874-August 1876 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 259

Folder 260-261

Folder 260

Folder 261

Young Christian Soldier & Carrier Dove, 3 March 1878-6 March 1887 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.1. Clippings, 1794-1907 and undated." Folder 260-261

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.2. Printed Materials, 1793-1936 and undated.

About 38 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Various business, financial, and religious handbills, circulars, and brochures; invitations; maps and charts; advertisements for books, medicine, land, livestock, and seed; Protestant Episcopal Church material; and obituaries.

Folder 262

1793-1877 #00426, Subseries: "2.3.2. Printed Materials, 1793-1936 and undated." Folder 262

Folder 263

1882-1936 and undated #00426, Subseries: "2.3.2. Printed Materials, 1793-1936 and undated." Folder 263

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Plantation and Family Records, 1765-1929 and undated.

About 3,300 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Included are the Lenoir family's household, plantation, legal, business, and political records. Household and plantation records include financial and legal papers and memoranda; papers relating to property and plantation management; and livestock, blacksmith, medical, and school records. Lenoir family legal records include family legal papers, notes and memoranda of legal cases, and estate papers of members of the Lenoir family and related individuals. Business papers relate to various professional and business activities, including papers relating to family finances and taxes and bank statements. Political papers include political writings and memoranda, election returns, and papers pertaining to county business. Other plantation accounts and related financial and business volumes are found in Series 5. Additional household and plantation records of W. W. Lenoir are in volume 292 (Series 6.3).

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Household and Plantation Records, 1768-1929 and undated.

About 1,400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Household and plantation records consist of financial and legal papers and memoranda for the household and plantation activities of the Lenoir family, including household events and expenses; slave records; recipes and distilling records; bills and receipts for plantation expenses; papers relating to property and plantation management; stud books; and livestock, blacksmith, medical, and school records. Other plantation accounts are found in Series 5.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated.

About 900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Household and plantation financial and legal papers for William, Thomas, Walter Raleigh, William Avery, Walter Waightstill, Thomas Isaac, and Rufus Theodore Lenoir. Items include barter and patent agreements, distilling licenses, lottery tickets, accounts of rents, newspaper subscriptions, and bills of sale and receipts for general merchandise, livestock, household items, slaves, clothing, fabric and sewing supplies, construction supplies, agricultural supplies and farm equipment, freight and shipping, travel, and for sales of provisions to others.

Folder 264

1771-1793 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 264

Folder 265

1794-1801 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 265

Folder 266

1802-1811 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 266

Folder 267

1812-1820 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 267

Folder 268

1821-1825 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 268

Folder 269

1826-1832 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 269

Folder 270

1833-1835 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 270

Folder 271

1836-1839 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 271

Folder 272

1840-1845 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 272

Folder 273

1846-1852 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 273

Folder 274

1853-1854 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 274

Folder 275

1855-1858 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 275

Folder 276

1859-1864 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 276

Folder 277

1865-1875 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 277

Folder 278

1876-1880 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 278

Folder 279

1881-1887 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 279

Folder 280

1888-1929 and undated #00426, Subseries: "3.1.1. Household and Plantation Financial and Legal Papers, 1771-1929 and undated." Folder 280

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.2. Household and Plantation Notes and Memoranda, 1773-1894 and undated.

About 900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Household and plantation notes and memoranda of the Lenoir family, including records of payment of household expenses; notes on agreements for plantation work; specifications for a carriage; house plans and dimensions; lists of slave birth dates, work records, and provisions for each family; recipes for dyes, wine, cordials, and cakes; memoranda of bacon and corn sold; distillery notes; lists of plantation and household items, fruit trees and crops, and fabric; family history; records of family loans; calling cards and invitations; loose memoranda of plantation work and expenses, including beekeeping; and a presidential pardon for a Civil War veteran.

Folder 281

1773-1894 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.2. Household and Plantation Notes and Memoranda, 1773-1894 and undated." Folder 281

Folder 282

Undated #00426, Subseries: "3.1.2. Household and Plantation Notes and Memoranda, 1773-1894 and undated." Folder 282

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892.

4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Household records include Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's memorandum books of household furnishings, visitors to Fort Defiance, and family history, and a card game score book.

Folder 283

V-426/6: 1834-1841, 19 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892." Folder 283

Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's memorandum book, describing foreigners and other visitors to Fort Defiance, and family history and genealogical information (153).

Folder 284

V-426/7: 1848-1853, 9 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892." Folder 284

Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's lists of linens, bedding, and other household furnishings at Fort Defiance (186).

Folder 285

V-426/8: 1851, 8 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892." Folder 285

Genealogical and family notes for the McClain, Spenn, Avery, and Lenoir families (190).

Folder 286

V-426/9: 1892, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.3. Household Records, 1834-1892." Folder 286

Card game score book for hearts, whist, and casino.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899.

24 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Plantation records include Lenoir family account books for corn, wheat, bacon, cotton, and general provisions; William Lenoir's distilling recipe book; Thomas Lenoir's records of his slaves' textile work and their consumption of provisions at the East Fork of Pigeon plantation in Haywood County, N.C.; a smokehouse memorandum book; and Rufus Theodore Lenoir's record of rents paid at his Lower Creek Farm in Yadkin Valley, N.C. Other plantation accounts are found in Series 5.

Folder 287

V-426/10: 1785, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 287

William Lenoir's account book for corn and wheat (21C).

Folder 288

V-426/11: 1806-1808, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 288

Plantation account book for various individuals' purchases of whiskey, corn, and other plantation items (83).

Folder 289

V-426/12: 1806-1808, 66 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 289

William Lenoir's distilling book, containing recipes for beer, brandy, cider, and whiskey, and an enclosure describing a method of stilling (90).

Folder 290

V-426/13: May-December 1807, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 290

William Lenoir's account book for corn sales (87).

Folder 291

V-426/14: 1833-1841, 5 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 291

Account book for cotton prices (151).

Folder 292

V-426/15: January 1834-December 18351841, 28 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 292

Record of slave activities at Thomas Lenoir's East Fork of Pigeon plantation in Haywood County, N.C., including a record of consumption of bacon, lard, and cotton and records of spinning and weaving work (152).

Folder 293

V-426/16: 1853, 10 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 293

Account book for bacon sales.

Folder 294

V-426/17: 1862-1864, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 294

Thomas Isaac Lenoir's account book for spinning, weaving, knitting, and mending, with two enclosed clippings (210).

Folder 295

V-426/18: 1864, 7 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 295

Memorandum book for smokehouse and meat (211).

Folder 296

V-426/19: 1870-1899, 33 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.4. Plantation Records, 1785-1899." Folder 296

Accounts and rents for Rufus Theodore Lenoir's Lower Creek Farm in Yadkin Valley, N.C., with 11 enclosed receipts and memoranda (216).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.5. Livestock Records and Stud Books, 1773-1889 and undated.

About 110 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Livestock records and stud books chiefly of William Lenoir, and including stud books for William Lenoir's stallions, lists of pedigrees and bloodlines, and breeding and feeding accounts for donkeys, mules, cattle, and horses. See also Series 5.1. and 5.3.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.5.1. Livestock Records, 1773-1889 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Livestock records include bills of sale and receipts for horses, donkeys, mules, and cattle; agreements for stud fees and establishing pedigrees and bloodlines; accounts and descriptions of horses and "horse creatures," and cattle and steer driven to range or market; memoranda of feed; breeding records; and a deposition regarding a "bad-eyed mare."

Folder 297

1773-1819 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.1. Livestock Records, 1773-1889 and undated." Folder 297

Folder 298

1820-1889 and undated #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.1. Livestock Records, 1773-1889 and undated." Folder 298

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810.

9 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Stud record books are for William Lenoir's various stallions, including Whirligigg, Boreas, Jupiter, and Rameles. Books contain notes for each customer and mare, with occasional memoranda on special arrangements and pedigrees of the stallions. There are other stud records in Series 5.1.1.

Folder 299

V-426/20: 1788, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 299

Whirligigg stud book (31).

Folder 300

V-426/21: 1789, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 300

Whirligigg stud book (34).

Folder 301

V-426/22: 1790-1791, 9 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 301

Whirligigg stud book (37).

Folder 302

V-426/23: 1792-1793, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 302

Whirligigg stud book (43).

Folder 303

V-426/24: 1797-1801, 1812, 58 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 303

Boreas stud book, with notes on a distilling method (57A).

Folder 304

V-426/25: 1800, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 304

Boreas stud book (57B).

Folder 305

V-426/26: 1801-1805, 17 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 305

Jupiter stud book, with enclosed loose page (69).

Folder 306

V-426/27: 1806, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 306

Rameles stud book (80).

Folder 307

V-426/28: 1806-1810, 28 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.5.2. Stud Books, 1788-1810." Folder 307

Rameles stud book (84).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.6. Blacksmith Records, 1792-1877 and undated.

15 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Blacksmith records are chiefly bills and receipts for blacksmith work, equipment, and supplies, and accounts of individuals for blacksmith work. See also Series 5.3.

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6 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bills and receipts for blacksmith work and equipment.

Folder 308

1792-1877 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.6.1. Blacksmith Records, 1792-1877." Folder 308

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.6.2. Blacksmith Account Books, 1794-1819.

9 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Accounts of various individuals with William Lenoir for blacksmith work.

Folder 309-310

Folder 309

Folder 310

V-426/29: 1794-1795, 87 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.6.2. Blacksmith Account Books, 1794-1819." Folder 309-310

Blacksmith account book and six enclosed bills and memoranda about smith work (45).

Folder 311

V-426/30: 1797-1801, 79 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.6.2. Blacksmith Account Books, 1794-1819." Folder 311

Blacksmith account book for work done and iron sold (58).

Folder 312

V-426/31: 1801-1809, 1819, 179 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.6.2. Blacksmith Account Books, 1794-1819." Folder 312

Blacksmith account book (71).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.7. Medical Records, 1795-1890 and undated.

15 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Descriptions of medical cases and treatments, agreements between Thomas Isaac Lenoir and physicians for treatment of his family, bills and receipts for medical treatment and prescriptions for the Lenoir family, and books of medical cures.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.7.1. Medical Cures and Recipes, 1795-1879 and undated.

30 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Various members of the Lenoir family collected descriptions of medical cases and treatments, including those for cancer, "hooping cough," dysentery, tuberculosis, and rash from poison ivy. There are also agreements between Thomas Isaac Lenoir and physicians for treatment of his family. See also Series 5.1.1.

Folder 313

1795-1879 #00426, Subseries: "3.1.7.1. Medical Cures and Recipes, 1795-1879 and undated." Folder 313

Folder 314

Undated #00426, Subseries: "3.1.7.1. Medical Cures and Recipes, 1795-1879 and undated." Folder 314

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.7.2. Medical Bills and Receipts, 1823-1890 and undated.

29 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bills and receipts are for medical treatment and prescriptions for the Lenoir family.

Folder 315

1823-1890 and undated #00426, Subseries: "3.1.7.2. Medical Bills and Receipts, 1823-1890 and undated." Folder 315

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.7.3. Books of Medical Cures, 1797-1837.

5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Books of medical cures include home remedies for humans and livestock and recipes for agricultural pest and disease control, as well as a few enclosed recipes and a medical bill.

Folder 316

V-426/32: 1797-1837, 64 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.7.3. Books of Medical Cures, 1797-1837." Folder 316

Medical cures and home remedies for "man and beast," as well as garden pest and disease control. There are also two recipes and a medical bill enclosed with the volume (68).

Folder 317

V-426/33: circa 1806, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.7.3. Books of Medical Cures, 1797-1837." Folder 317

Book of medical cures.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.8. School Records, 1768-1901 and undated.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: by type.

School records include university and secondary school bills, receipts, and statements for tuition and educational expenses; reports on conduct and academics; a report to the University of North Carolina board of trustees; notebooks from mathematics, history and other classes; and notebooks with essays, poetry, school accounts, and other writings for members of the Lenoir family, especially the children of Thomas Lenoir.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.8.1. School Bills and Receipts, 1793-1901 and undated.

About 60 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bills, receipts, and statements for tuition and educational expenses of members of the Lenoir family, especially the children of Thomas Lenoir.

Folder 318

School bills and receipts #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.1. School Bills and Receipts, 1793-1901 and undated." Folder 318

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.8.2. Report Cards and Evaluations, 1830-1892.

31 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Reports on the conduct and educational progress of members of the Lenoir family at various academies, especially the Bingham School in Mebaneville, N.C., and a circular regarding an attack on the principal of the Hillsborough Academy in 1839.

Folder 319

Report cards and evaluations #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.2. Report Cards and Evaluations, 1830-1892." Folder 319

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.8.3. University of North Carolina and Other College Material, 1789-1883.

28 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Included are a list of University of North Carolina trustees; reports of conduct, absence, and grades; University of North Carolina accounts; invitations to graduation exercises and concerts at various colleges; and drafts of documents relating to business of the University of North Carolina board of trustees.

Folder 320

UNC and other college material #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.3. University of North Carolina and Other College Material, 1789-1883." Folder 320

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated.

26 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

School notebooks of the Lenoir family include several notebooks for mathematics, European and North American history, religion, philosophy, poetry, word definitions, French vocabulary, writing practice, and school accounts. There are also drafts of correspondence to family members and other writings.

Folder 321

V-426/34: 1768-1770, 153 pp. (missing pages 9-12). #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 321

William Lenoir's mathematics book containing formulae, notes, and exercises (1).

Folder 322

V-426/35: ca. 1790, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 322

William Avery and Thomas Lenoir's mathematics book containing formulae, notes, and exercises (38).

Folder 323

V-426/36: 1792-1802, 60 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 323

Israel Pickens's mathematics book containing formulae, notes, and problems, originally belonging to James Lesley, who was killed in a duel in South Carolina, and enclosed page (64).

Folder 324

V-426/37: 1810, 89 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 324

Sally Joyce Lenoir's ciphering book containing formulae, notes, and problems (101).

Folder 325

V-426/38: circa 1819, 34 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 325

Louisa Lenoir's letterbook at Salem Academy, containing school notes and drafts of letters to her mother and cousin (120).

Folder 326

V-426/39: circa 1820, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 326

History book containing descriptions of Revolutionary War battles and other episodes in United States history.

Folder 327

V-426/40: 1822, 44 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 327

William Avery Lenoir's mathematics book containing problems and formulae (122).

Folder 328

V-426/41: 1829, 28 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 328

Julia Pickens's Salem Academy commonplace book containing essays on devotion, duty, diligence, and education, and poetry on various philosophical matters (132).

Folder 329

V-426/42: circa 1830, 40 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 329

Julia Pickens's Salem Academy commonplace book containing copies of poetry (133).

Folder 330

V-426/43: circa 1830, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 330

Julia Pickens's Salem Academy copy book for lettering and writing practice, with an enclosed writing practice sheet (141).

Folder 331

V-426/44: circa 1830, 28 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 331

Julia Pickens's Salem Academy history notebook, containing questions and answers in North American history, poetry, and French vocabulary (142).

Folder 332

V-426/45: circa 1830, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 332

Selina Louise Lenoir's homemade almanac, containing aphorisms and notes, and an enclosed poem (144).

Folder 333

V-426/46: 1831, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 333

Julia Pickens's Salem Academy history notebook containing ancient history, sketches, and mathematical exercises (134).

Folder 334

V-426/47: 1834-1835, 10 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 334

Julia Pickens's account book for money received from Thomas Lenoir and for expenses such as clothing and similar items (135).

Folder 335

V-426/48: circa 1835, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 335

Mary Ann (Annie) Lenoir's poetry and copy book, with several torn pages (146).

Folder 336

V-426/49: circa 1835, 41 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 336

Selina Louise Lenoir's Salem Academy universal history book containing essays on European history (137).

Folder 337

V-426/50: Undated, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 337

L. A. Lenoir's botany and history book containing notes on botanical classes and European history (138).

Folder 338

V-426/51: Undated, 25 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 338

L. Lenoir's Salem Academy book of essays on devotion, modesty, ridicule, and the muses, and copies of poetry (136).

Folder 339

V-426/52: Undated, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 339

E. W. Graves's Salem Academy vocabulary book listing words and their definitions (143).

Folder 340

V-426/53: Undated, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 340

Book of essays on family and domestic life (139).

Folder 341

V-426/54: Undated, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 341

Commonplace book containing religious poetry and essays on piety, order, and obstinacy (140).

Folder 342

V-426/55: Undated, 17 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.1.8.4. School Notebooks, 1768-1835 and undated." Folder 342

Notes on British poets, the Turkish and Holy Roman Empires, a romantic story, and an enclosed page on the story of Christopher Columbus (145).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Legal and Business Records, 1765-1909 and undated.

About 1,850 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Lenoir family legal and business records include the legal papers of Waightstill Avery; notes and memoranda of various legal cases in Ashe, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes counties; wills and other papers relating to the settlement of the estates of members of the Lenoir family and related individuals; legal and business papers of members of the Lenoir family relating to their professional and business activities; promissory notes and volumes listing notes and debtors; Lenoir family tax records; bank statements; papers relating to the Linville Improvement Company and the Linville Building and Loan Association; Walter Waightstill Lenoir's work records for Linville, his grist and lumber mills, and other properties, consisting of ledgers listing employees and their accounts and records of days worked by employees; grist and lumber mill account books, statements, accounts, and memoranda of work done at the mills, and grain, flour, timber, and lumber used at the mills.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.1. Waightstill Avery Legal Papers, 1795-1830 and undated.

29 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The legal papers of Waightstill Avery include transcripts, memoranda, depositions, and other court documents for legal cases of the father-in-law of Thomas and William Ballard Lenoir.

Folder 343

Waightstill Avery legal papers #00426, Subseries: "3.2.1. Waightstill Avery Legal Papers, 1795-1830 and undated." Folder 343

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s.

83 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Notes on lawsuits, probably belonging to Walter Waightstill Lenoir, and including notes and memoranda of various legal cases in Ashe, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes counties, describing particulars of the cases and applicable laws and court decisions.

Folder 344

Ashe County Superior Court #00426, Subseries: "3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s." Folder 344

Folder 345

Caldwell County Superior Court #00426, Subseries: "3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s." Folder 345

Folder 346

Watauga County Superior Court #00426, Subseries: "3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s." Folder 346

Folder 347

Wilkes County Superior Court #00426, Subseries: "3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s." Folder 347

Folder 348

Unknown court #00426, Subseries: "3.2.2. Notes on Lawsuits, 1850s-1880s." Folder 348

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903.

About 220 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Estate papers include copies and typed transcriptions of the wills of members of the Lenoir family and related individuals, including Josiah Blanchard and John Norwood; and wills, accounts of distributions, receipts, and other papers relating to the settlement of the estates of William Lenoir, Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir, Sarah (Sade) Jones Lenoir, Thomas Lenoir, William Avery Lenoir, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir.

Folder 349

Miscellaneous estate papers and wills, 1765-1898 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 349

Folder 350-351

Folder 350

Folder 351

Estate of Thomas Lenoir, 1854-1863 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 350-351

Folder 352

Estates of Thomas and William Avery Lenoir, 1861-1867 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 352

Folder 353

Estate of William Avery Lenoir, 1861-1867 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 353

Folder 354

Estate of Walter Waightstill Lenoir--Executor's accounts, 1884-1903 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 354

Folder 355

Estate of Walter Waightstill Lenoir, 1889-1896 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.3. Estate Papers, 1765-1903." Folder 355

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.4. Other Legal and Business Records, 1773-1899 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Legal and business papers of members of the Lenoir family relating to their professional and business activities, and including debts, receipts, memoranda of notes, material relating to railroad and road building projects, and memoranda of legal cases in Burke County, N.C. See also Series 5.1.1. and 5.3.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Legal and business papers of William, William Ballard, Thomas, William Avery, Thomas Isaac, Walter Waightstill, and Rufus Theodore Lenoir, including court orders, marriage licenses, obligations, Confederate bonds, memoranda of bank notes and currency exchanges, and documents and receipts for William Lenoir's legal practice and his activities as Clerk of Court of Wilkes County. Other items relate to estate sales, settlement of debts, railroad and road building projects, business investments and stockholders' concerns.

Folder 356

1773-1799 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 356

Folder 357

1800-1805 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 357

Folder 358

1806-1820 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 358

Folder 359

1821-1830 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 359

Folder 360

1831-1850 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 360

Folder 361

1851-1860 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 361

Folder 362

1861-1899 and undated #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.1. Legal and Business Papers, 1773-1899 and undated." Folder 362

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.4.2. Memoranda of Legal Cases in Burke County, 1804, 1809-1811.

2 items.

Court document and volume with memoranda and accounts for various legal cases in Burke County, N.C.

Folder 363

1804, 1809-1811 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.4.2. Memoranda of Legal Cases in Burke County, 1804, 1809-1811." Folder 363

Includes volume 56 (V-426/56)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.5. Promissory Notes and Memoranda of Notes, 1781-1892.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Promissory notes are from various individuals to members of the Lenoir family. Volumes list debtors and the amounts and due dates of their notes.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.5.1. Promissory Notes, 1781-1892.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.5.2. Memoranda of Notes, 1783-1846.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.6. Lenoir Family Tax Records, 1780-1898.

About 430 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Lenoir family tax records consist of inventories and abstracts of taxable property; receipts for state and county taxes; tax forms and returns; and a memorandum book listing William Avery Lenoir and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's land for taxation in Caldwell, Watauga, Mitchell, and Catawba counties, N.C.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898.

About 430 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Tax records include inventories of taxable property, including land and slaves; receipts for state, county, and poll taxes; Confederate tax forms; United States Internal Revenue Service tax bills and tax returns; and property abstracts for state taxes for members of the Lenoir family and their properties in North Carolina and other states.

Folder 373

1780-1820 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 373

Folder 374

1821-1850 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 374

Folder 375

1851-1860 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 375

Folder 376

1861-1870 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 376

Folder 377

1871-1880 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 377

Folder 378

1881-1898 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.1. Tax Records, 1780-1898." Folder 378

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.6.2. Assessment of William Avery Lenoir's Land, 1860-1882.

1 item.

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An assessment of William Avery and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's lands in Caldwell, Watauga, Mitchell, and Catawba counties, N.C.

Folder 379

V-426/63: 1860-1882, 5 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.6.2. Assessment of William Avery Lenoir's Land, 1860-1882." Folder 379

Assessment of lands (206).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.7. Bank Statements, 1841-1909.

93 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bank statements include balances, deposit slips, checks, and overdraft notices for several North Carolina banks, including the Bank of Lenoir and the First National Bank of Hickory, for William Avery Lenoir, Thomas Ballard Lenoir, and Rufus Theodore Lenoir.

Folder 380

1841-1898 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.7. Bank Statements, 1841-1909." Folder 380

Folder 381

1899-1909 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.7. Bank Statements, 1841-1909." Folder 381

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.8. Linville Improvement Company Papers, 1850-1895 and undated.

52 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The Linville Improvement Company papers consist of the business papers of Walter Waightstill Lenoir and his nephew, Thomas Ballard Lenoir, relating to the Linville Improvement Company and the Linville Building and Loan Association. The papers include the bylaws of the Linville Building and Loan Association, receipts, agreements, indentures, forms, memoranda on the Linville Improvement Company, minutes of a stockholder meeting, and items relating to a suit brought against the company by Thomas Ballard Lenoir.

Folder 382

Linville Improvement Company papers #00426, Subseries: "3.2.8. Linville Improvement Company Papers, 1850-1895 and undated." Folder 382

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.9. Work Records, 1823, 1868-1890.

About 120 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's work records for the Linville Improvement Company, his grist and lumber mills, and other properties consist of ledgers listing employees and their accounts, including payments for work and living expenses; and records of days worked by employees.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's work records for Linville consist of ledgers listing employees and their accounts, including payments for work and living expenses, and records of days worked by employees.

Folder 383

V-426/64: September-November 1872, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 383

Ledger for work at Linville (217).

Folder 384

V-426/65: August 1875-October 1887, 128 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 384

Ledger for work at Linville and 3 enclosed memoranda.

Folder 385

V-426/66: April 1883-May 1889, 56 pp. (pages number 129-252) #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 385

Ledger for work at Linville and 15 enclosed notes on work to be done, freight receipts, work records, and requests for supplies (220).

Folder 386

V-426/67: June-July 1873, 2 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 386

Record of days worked at Linville.

Folder 387

V-426/68: July 1876-August 1882, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 387

Record of days worked at Linville and nine enclosed notes, requests for supplies, and work records.

Folder 388

V-426/69: April 1883-June 1884, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 388

Record of days worked at Linville.

Folder 389

V-426/70: June 1884-August 1886, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 389

Record of days worked at Linville, eleven enclosed notes, requests for supplies, and work records.

Folder 390

V-426/71: August 1886-October 1887, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.1. Linville Improvement Company Work Records, 1872-1889." Folder 390

Record of days worked at Linville (217).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's work records for his grist and lumber mills consist of ledgers listing employees and their accounts, including payments for work and living expenses, and records of days worked by employees.

Folder 391

V-426/72: April 1874-May 1887, 288 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 391

Ledger of work at the mills and thirteen enclosures, including memoranda and lumber bills (217).

Folder 392

V-426/73: November 1887-December 1889, 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 392

Ledger of work at the mills and two enclosed memoranda (224).

Folder 393

V-426/74: June 1873-Novmeber 1874, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 393

Record of days worked at the mills (217).

Folder 394

V-426/75: April 1875-June 1877, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 394

Record of days worked at the mills (217).

Folder 395

V-426/76: August 1877-July 1881, 42 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 395

Record of days worked at the mills as well as four enclosed notes and a request for time off from an employee (218).

Folder 396

V-426/77: July 1881-March 1883, 41 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 396

Record of days worked at the mills.

Folder 397

V-426/78: March-August 1883, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 397

Record of days worked at the mills.

Folder 398

V-426/79: March 1884-July 1887, 17 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 398

Record of days worked at the mills.

Folder 399

V-426/80: March-December 1888, 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.2. Grist and Lumber Mill Work Records, 1874-1889." Folder 399

Record of days worked at the mills.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890.

About 10 items.

Arrangement: by location.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's work records for his properties consist of ledgers listing employees and their accounts, including payments for work and living expenses, and records of days worked by employees. See also Series 5.1.6. and 5.3.

Folder 400

V-426/81: September-October 1872, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 400

Ledger of work at Watauga (217).

Folder 401

V-426/82: September-October 1872, 8 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 401

Record of days worked at Watauga (217).

Folder 402

V-426/83: August 1876-August 1878, 32 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 402

Ledger of work at McCauley's pasture (217).

Folder 403

V-426/84: August 1875-October 1879, 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 403

Record of days worked at McCauley's pasture (217).

Folder 404

V-426/85: October 1868-November 1870, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 404

Record of days worked, location unknown, and an enclosed page (214).

Folder 405

V-426/86: March 1888-May 1890, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 405

Record of days worked at Hibriten (217).

Folder 406

V-426/87: June 1889-July 1890, 50 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 406

Accounts of work at the mills and Linville and an enclosed note (226).

Folder 407

V-426/88: June-July 1890, 50 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.3. Other Work Records, 1868-1890." Folder 407

Accounts of work at the mills and Linville (225).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.9.4. Work Records, Notes, and Memoranda, 1823, 1870-1889.

28 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly work records are those of Walter Waightstill Lenoir for his employees in Linville and other business concerns, including expenses for boarding hands, records of days worked and payments, and memoranda about work arrangements.

Folder 408

Work records, notes, and memoranda #00426, Subseries: "3.2.9.4. Work Records, Notes, and Memoranda, 1823, 1870-1889." Folder 408

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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Folder 409

V-426/89: 1874-1887, 36 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 409

Customer accounts book for lumber mill and five enclosures.

Folder 410

V-426/90: 1874-1885, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 410

Customer accounts book and memoranda for lumber mill and eleven enclosures.

Folder 411

V-426/91: June 1877-June 1883, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 411

Customer accounts book for lumber mill (217).

Folder 412

V-426/92: February-March 1885, 38 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 412

Customer accounts book for lumber mill (222).

Folder 413

V-426/93: March 1885-March 1887, 89 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 413

Customer accounts book for Johnson's lumber mill and two enclosures.

Folder 414

V-426/94: December 1875-June 1876, 8 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 414

Purchases and sales of grain at Stonewall Mill (217).

Folder 415

V-426/95: August 1876-October 1880, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 415

Purchases and sales of grain at Stonewall Mill and six enclosed memoranda and receipts.

Folder 416

V-426/96: January 1884-April 1887, 77 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 416

Accounts of toll grain used or sold at Stonewall Mill.

Folder 417

V-426/97: January-February 1887, 50 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.2.10. Grist and Lumber Mill Account Books, 1874-1887." Folder 417

Grain and lumber accounts.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2.11. Grist and Lumber Mill Papers, 1868-1900 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Grist and lumber mill papers include bills and receipts for lumber, timber, and mill equipment; memoranda of work done at the mills; statements of toll grain; accounts of grain and flour brought to the mills; lists of cull logs; and memoranda of framing and lumber for buildings.

Folder 418

Grist and lumber mill bills and receipts, 1872-1895 #00426, Subseries: "3.2.11. Grist and Lumber Mill Papers, 1868-1900 and undated." Folder 418

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Folder 420

Grist and lumber mill memoranda and notes, 1868-1900 and undated #00426, Subseries: "3.2.11. Grist and Lumber Mill Papers, 1868-1900 and undated." Folder 419-420

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Political and Election Records, 1775-1882 and undated.

About 57 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Political papers of William Lenoir include descriptions of his troubles with his political opponent James Welborn and political notebooks containing notes on the North Carolina Constitutional Convention in Hillsborough and copies of the North Carolina constitution and other state political documents. Election papers consist of vote tallies, lists of names and party affiliations for various districts in North Carolina, and a few memoranda on the Western North Carolina Railroad Company, North Carolina laws, and land entries. County papers pertain to the establishment of county lines, road construction, and the control of wolves in the county, and include a list of subscribers to the Mecklenburg monument. See also vote tallies in volume 246 (Series 5.3.).

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.1. Political Papers, 1775-1815 and undated.

8 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Political papers are chiefly those of William Lenoir, and consist of affidavits regarding his character, Lenoir's complaints about his political opponent James Welborn, a petition to the North Carolina General Assembly regarding two criminals, and an undated list of names, presumably of legislators.

Folder 421

Political papers #00426, Subseries: "3.3.1. Political Papers, 1775-1815 and undated." Folder 421

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.2. Political Volumes, 1788-1841.

5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

William Lenoir's political books include a volume containing his notes on the North Carolina Constitutional Convention in Hillsborough, a sketch of the misconduct of his political opponent James Welborn, and a copy of the North Carolina constitution and other state political documents. See also Series 5.1.1.

Folder 422

V-426/98: circa 1788, 31 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.3.2. Political Volumes, 1788-1841." Folder 422

William Lenoir's notes on the North Carolina Constitutional Convention in Hillsborough.

Folder 423

V-426/99: 1795-1823, 41 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.3.2. Political Volumes, 1788-1841." Folder 423

Sketch of James Welborn's conduct, with two enclosed memoranda of legal cases, one involving William Welborn (52A).

Folder 424

V-426/100: circa 1841, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.3.2. Political Volumes, 1788-1841." Folder 424

North Carolina constitution and other documents (176).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.3. Election Papers, 1825-1836.

6 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Election papers consist of vote tallies for various districts in North Carolina.

Folder 425

Election papers #00426, Subseries: "3.3.3. Election Papers, 1825-1836." Folder 425

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.4. Election Book, 1880-1882.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

The election book contains lists of names by county and party affiliation in various districts in North Carolina, and a number of enclosures, including vote tallies, names of representatives, a subscription form for the Raleigh News and Observer, and notes on the Western North Carolina Railroad Company, North Carolina laws, and lands.

Folder 426

V-426/101: 1880-1882, 72 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.3.4. Election Book, 1880-1882." Folder 426

List of names, counties, and parties in election, with 12 enclosed memoranda and clippings listing vote tallies, names of representatives, political notes, a subscription to the Raleigh News and Observer, and notes on the Western North Carolina Railroad and land entries (219).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.5. County Records, 1792-1882 and undated.

25 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Records of Caldwell, Burke, Haywood, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. They pertain to the establishment of county lines, road construction, and the control of wolves in the county, and include a list of subscribers to the Mecklenburg monument.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.5.1. County Papers, 1792-1882 and undated.

24 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Papers of Caldwell, Burke, Haywood, Watauga, and Wilkes counties. They pertain to the establishment of county lines, road construction, and the control of wolves in the county.

Folder 427

County papers #00426, Subseries: "3.3.5.1. County Papers, 1792-1882 and undated." Folder 427

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3.5.2. Mecklenburg List, 1846.

1 item.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

The Mecklenburg list gives the names of subscribers to the Mecklenburg monument, including Thomas Lenoir and his sons William Avery Lenoir and Thomas Isaac Lenoir.

Folder 428

V-426/102: 1846, 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "3.3.5.2. Mecklenburg List, 1846." Folder 428

List of subscribers, including Thomas Lenoir, William Avery Lenoir, and Thomas Isaac Lenoir, to the Mecklenburg monument (184).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Land Records, 1763-1897 and undated.

About 2,100 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Land records include papers on William Lenoir's court cases involving the Moravian lands and the land speculation firm of Rousseau and Company, as well as two financial records of the company; legal documents for William and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's land disputes; grants, deeds, and indentures for the purchase and sale of land chiefly in North Carolina; volumes containing lists of land grants in Ashe and Wilkes counties, N.C.; surveys, maps, and memoranda concerning the Lenoir family's land holdings and transactions and their work surveying land for other individuals; land survey field notes; labor and leasing agreements for land; receipts for the purchase, sale, and registration of land; survey warrants; and volumes containing the value of lands in Watauga, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, N.C.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Moravian Lands Court Case Records, 1763, 1772-1832 and undated.

About 110 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Moravian lands court case records include indentures, affidavits, agreements, reports, memoranda and notes, and other court documents relating to William Lenoir's attempt to gain the lands of the Moravian United Brethren on the grounds that they had been held in trust by a loyalist and were thus forfeit.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.1. Moravian Lands Court Case Papers, 1763, 1772-1832 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.2. Moravian Lands Court Case Books, 1799-1811.

3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Depositions and other documents relate to the Moravian lands court case.

Folder 436

V-426/103: 1799, 39 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.1.2. Moravian Lands Court Case Books, 1799-1811." Folder 436

Deposition on the Moravian lands court case.

Folder 437

V-426/104: 1811, 36 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.1.2. Moravian Lands Court Case Books, 1799-1811." Folder 437

Moravian lands court case documents in two parts.

Folder 438

V-426/105: 1811, 39 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.1.2. Moravian Lands Court Case Books, 1799-1811." Folder 438

Moravian lands court case document (105).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Rousseau and Company Court Case Records, 1791-1830 and undated.

About 210 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Indentures, affidavits, agreements, reports, memoranda and notes, and other court documents relating to William Lenoir's partnership in the land speculation firm Rousseau and Company, as well as two financial records of the company. See also Series 5.1.1.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2.1. Rousseau and Company Court Case Papers, 1791-1830 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2.2. Rousseau and Company Volumes, 1794-1802.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Financial records of Rousseau and Company, a land speculation partnership of which William Lenoir was a member.

Folder 447

V-426/106: 1794-1796, 33 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.2.2. Rousseau and Company Volumes, 1794-1802." Folder 447

William Lenoir business account book for Rousseau and Company, including memoranda of financial transactions (49).

Folder 448

V-426/107: 1795-1802, 25 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.2.2. Rousseau and Company Volumes, 1794-1802." Folder 448

Rousseau and Company auditor's check book (56).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Land Disputes Court Cases, 1795-1888.

About 80 items.

Arrangement: by case.

Indentures, affidavits, agreements, reports, memoranda, and other court documents relating to land disputes. In the earliest cases, William Lenoir seems to have been involved as a defendant or plaintiff; in later years, the cases were those of Walter Waightstill Lenoir, both as attorney and litigant. See also Series 5.1.1.

Folder 449

1795-1854 #00426, Subseries: "4.3. Land Disputes Court Cases, 1795-1888." Folder 449

Folder 450

1855-1858 #00426, Subseries: "4.3. Land Disputes Court Cases, 1795-1888." Folder 450

Folder 451

1859-1888 #00426, Subseries: "4.3. Land Disputes Court Cases, 1795-1888." Folder 451

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Land Legal Documents, Surveys, and Memoranda, 1763-1897 and undated.

About 1,700 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Land legal documents, surveys, and memoranda include grants, deeds, and indentures for the purchase and sale of land chiefly in North Carolina; volumes containing lists of land grants in Ashe and Wilkes counties, N.C.; surveys, maps, and memoranda concerning the Lenoir family's land holdings and transactions, and their work surveying land for other individuals; land survey field notes; labor and leasing agreements for land; receipts for the purchase, sale, and registration of land; survey warrants; and volumes containing the value of lands in Watauga, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, N.C. See also Series 5.1. and 5.3.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated.

About 550 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Grants, deeds, and indentures are those of various members of the Lenoir family for the purchase and sale of land chiefly in North Carolina.

Folder 452

1763-1779 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 452

Folder 453

1780 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 453

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-426/2-4

OPF-426/2

OPF-426/3

OPF-426/4

1780, 1790-1791 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." OPF-426/2-4

Folder 454

1782-1784 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 454

Folder 455

1785-1789 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 455

Folder 456

1790-1795 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 456

Folder 457

1796-1799 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 457

Folder 458

1800-1810 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 458

Folder 459

1811-1822 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 459

Folder 460

1823-1825 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 460

Folder 461

1826-1830 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 461

Folder 462

1831-1832 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 462

Folder 463

1833-1840 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 463

Folder 464

1841-1847 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 464

Folder 465

1848-1849 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 465

Folder 466

1850-1852 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 466

Folder 467

1853-1854 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 467

Folder 468

1855-1868 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 468

Folder 469

1869 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 469

Folder 470

1870-1871 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 470

Folder 471

1872-1875 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 471

Folder 472

1876-1879 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 472

Folder 473

1880-1885 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 473

Folder 474

1886-1889 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 474

Folder 475

1890-1892 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 475

Folder 476

1893-1899 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 476

Folder 477

1900-1903 and undated #00426, Subseries: "4.4.1. Grants, Deeds, and Indentures, 1763-1893 and undated." Folder 477

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800.

14 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Land grant volumes contain lists of land grants in Ashe and Wilkes counties, N.C.

Folder 478

V-426/108: 1778, 1795, 45 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 478

Land grant book number 1 (3).

Folder 479

V-426/109: 1778, 1795, 27 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 479

Land grant book number 2 (4).

Folder 480

V-426/110: 1778, 1795, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 480

Land grant book number 3 (5).

Folder 481

V-426/111: 1778, 1795, 70 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 481

Land grant book number 4 (6).

Folder 482

V-426/112: 1778, 1795, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 482

Land grant book number 5 (7A).

Folder 483

V-426/113: 1778, 1795, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 483

Land grant book number 6 (7B).

Folder 484

V-426/114: 1792, 1795, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 484

Land grant book number 7 (8).

Folder 485

V-426/115: 1778, 1795, 32 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 485

Land grant book number 8 (9).

Folder 486

V-426/116: 1778, 65 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 486

Land grant book number 9A (11).

Folder 487

V-426/117: 1778, 37 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 487

Land grant book number 9B (10).

Folder 488

V-426/118: 1778, 1795, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 488

Land grant book number 10 (12).

Folder 489

V-426/119: 1778, 1796, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 489

Land grant book number 11 with survey notes (13).

Folder 490

V-426/120: 1798-1800, 31 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 490

Land grant book (14).

Folder 491

V-426/121: 1795, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.2. Land Grant Books, 1778-1800." Folder 491

Land grant book (48).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.3. Surveys, Maps, and Memoranda, 1773-1893 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892.

About 30 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Field notes are for surveys of land by members of the Lenoir family for others and for themselves. There are also memoranda on surveys, land grants, and purchases, and a few enclosed items relating to land registration or surveying.

Folder 504

V-426/122: May-June 1795, 29 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 504

William Lenoir land survey field notes (47).

Folder 505

V-426/123: May 1796, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 505

Land survey field notes.

Folder 506

V-426/124: May-July 1796, 49 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 506

William Lenoir land survey field notes and land grants (53).

Folder 507

V-426/125: June-July 1796, 37 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 507

Land survey field notes (55).

Folder 508

V-426/126: November 1798, 23 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 508

William Lenoir land survey field notes and memoranda (60).

Folder 509

V-426/127: November 1792-June 1801, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 509

Thomas Lenoir land survey field notes.

Folder 510

V-426/128: June 1800-June 1801, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 510

Land survey field notes.

Folder 511

V-426/129: October 1798-October 1802, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 511

William Lenoir land survey field notes, with an enclosed survey warrant and land registration form (63).

Folder 512

V-426/130: August 1801-Novmeber 1804, 51 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 512

Thomas Lenoir land survey field notes (67).

Folder 513

V-426/131: 1799-1831, 44 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 513

William Ballard Lenoir's land purchases, land grants, and land surveys in Ashe County, N.C. (127).

Folder 514

V-426/132: November 1807-September 1832, 72 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 514

William Lenoir land survey field notes and memoranda (91).

Folder 515

V-426/133: November 1841-1843, 42 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 515

Land survey field notes and memoranda on purchases, plats, and grants in Ashe County (149).

Folder 516

V-426/134: 1791-1854, 57 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 516

Land transactions, grants, and survey field notes (42).

Folder 517

V-426/135: 1853-1854, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 517

Land survey field notes (193).

Folder 518

V-426/136: October 1856, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 518

William Avery Lenoir's land survey field notes (197).

Folder 519

V-426/137: circa 1858, 11 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 519

Land survey field notes for Wilkes County, N.C.

Folder 520

V-426/138: 1875-1884, 64 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 520

Thomas Ballard Lenoir's land survey field notes and memoranda.

Folder 521

V-426/139: October 1885, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 521

Land survey field notes.

Folder 522

V-426/140: 1880s, 56 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 522

Land survey field notes and memoranda, with enclosed mileage logs.

Folder 523

V-426/141: 1891, 94 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 523

Thomas Ballard Lenoir's land survey field notes and memoranda for Watauga County, N.C. (227).

Folder 524

V-426/142: 1867-1875, 1892, 113 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.4. Surveyor Field Notebooks, 1795-1892." Folder 524

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's land survey field notes and memoranda (213).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Labor and leasing agreements chiefly consist of agreements of individuals to rent land from William Lenoir and other members of the Lenoir family. There are also agreements for work arrangements between the Lenoirs and various individuals for construction, running the Fort Defiance grist mill, and plantation labor. Other agreements include William Lenoir's purchase of a convict labor, barter or work arrangements for rent, and sharecropping contracts.

Folder 525

1774-1803 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 525

Folder 526

1804-1806 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 526

Folder 527

1807-1809 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 527

Folder 528

1810-1820 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 528

Folder 529

1821-1827 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 529

Folder 530

1828-1833 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 530

Folder 531

1834-1837 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 531

Folder 532

1838-1841 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 532

Folder 533

1842-1843 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 533

Folder 534

1844 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 534

Folder 535

1845-1846 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 535

Folder 536

1847-1848 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 536

Folder 537

1849-1851 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 537

Folder 538

1852-1855 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 538

Folder 539

1856-1858 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 539

Folder 540

1859-1862 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 540

Folder 541

1863-1890 #00426, Subseries: "4.4.5. Labor and Leasing Agreements, 1774-1890." Folder 541

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.6. Land Purchases and Sales Records, 1779-1897 and undated.

About 180 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Land purchase and sales records include receipts for the purchase and sale of land by members of the Lenoir family; receipts for registration of land with the county; survey warrants; and volumes containing the value of lands in Watauga, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, N.C.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.6.1. Receipts for Land Purchases and Registration, 1779-1895 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4.6.2. Land Sales and Valuation Books, 1880-1897.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Land sales and valuation books contain memoranda of land sales and value in Watauga, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, N.C.

Folder 547

V-426/143: 1880s, 21 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.6.2. Land Sales and Valuation Books, 1880-1897." Folder 547

Memoranda of prices of lots in Watauga County.

Folder 548

V-426/144: 1882-1892, 1897, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "4.4.6.2. Land Sales and Valuation Books, 1880-1897." Folder 548

Thomas Ballard Lenoir's sale book of properties at Shull's Mills, Caldwell and Catawba counties (221).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Financial and Business Volumes, 1781-1892.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Financial and business volumes consist of the memorandum books, account books, and day books of William Lenoir, his sons Walter Raleigh Lenoir and Thomas Lenoir, and Thomas's sons William Avery Lenoir, Thomas Isaac Lenoir, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir. The books include records for household and plantation expenses, lumber and construction work, land transactions, labor, rents, and sales of crops and other items, as well as business, plantation, agricultural, and political memoranda. Additional memoranda for Walter Waightstill Lenoir are found in Series 6.3.2. Vol. 257 contains a few diary entries by William Avery Lenoir. Other plantation records are found in Series 3.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Memorandum Books, 1782-1888.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Memorandum books belong to William Lenoir, his sons Walter Raleigh Lenoir and Thomas Lenoir, and Thomas's sons William Avery Lenoir, Thomas Isaac Lenoir, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir. Additional memoranda for Walter Waightstill Lenoir are found in Series 6.3.2.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839.

About 60 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

William Lenoir's memorandum books contain notes and memoranda on horses, cattle, and other livestock; corn, wheat and other crops; rental agreements, land surveys, and records of deeds; political, legal, and court notes; militia activities; financial transactions; work records; and other household and plantation records. A few books contain records on William Lenoir's travel on business.

Folder 549

V-426/145: August 1782-January 1783, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 549

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (16).

Folder 550

V-426/146: February 1783-January 1784, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 550

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (17).

Folder 551

V-426/147: January 1784-February 1785, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 551

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (21A).

Folder 552

V-426/148: February-December 1785, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 552

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (21B).

Folder 553

V-426/149: January-September 1786, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 553

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (24).

Folder 554

V-426/150: September 1786-April 1787, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 554

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (25).

Folder 555

V-426/151: May-September 1787, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 555

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (28).

Folder 556

V-426/152: September 1787-June 1788, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 556

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (30).

Folder 557

V-426/153: June-December 1788, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 557

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (32).

Folder 558

V-426/154: January-April 1789, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 558

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (33).

Folder 559

V-426/155: November 1782-March 1794, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 559

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (44).

Folder 560

V-426/156: March 1794-August 1795, 80 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 560

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with enclosures (46).

Folder 561

V-426/157: 1795-1807, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 561

William Lenoir's memoranda on household, plantation, land, and court activities (51).

Folder 562

V-426/158: October-November 1796, 69 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 562

Diary and memoranda of a trip William Lenoir made to Philadelphia (54A).

Folder 563

V-426/159: September-December 1796, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 563

Diary and memoranda of a trip William Lenoir made to Philadelphia (54B).

Folder 564

V-426/160: April 1797-December 1802, 82 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 564

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (59).

Folder 565

V-426/161: March 1802-June 1804, 64 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 565

Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Rousseau and Company and on Lenoir's political foe James Wellborn (70).

Folder 566

V-426/162: January-February 1804, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 566

William Lenoir's land, household, and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Rousseau and Company 75).

Folder 567

V-426/163: May 1804-November 1806, 63 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 567

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Rousseau and Company and Lenoir's various legal disputes, as well as militia activities (76).

Folder 568

V-426/164: November-December 1804, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 568

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Rousseau and Company (74).

Folder 569

V-426/165: February-May 1805, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 569

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (78).

Folder 570

V-426/166: February-March 1806, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 570

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, including notes on slaves, land surveys, medical cures and recipes, and horse stud records (79).

Folder 571

V-426/167: May 1806, 5 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 571

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, including notes on slaves, land surveys, medical cures and recipes, and horse stud records (79).

Folder 572

V-426/168: May 1806-February 1807, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 572

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (82).

Folder 573

V-426/169: December 1806-October 1811, 111 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 573

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, including slave records, and some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (85).

Folder 574

V-426/170: March 1807-September 1808, 29 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 574

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (88).

Folder 575

V-426/171: February 1808-July 1811, 34 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 575

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (89).

Folder 576

V-426/172: February 1808-November 1812, 57 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 576

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with enclosures (106).

Folder 577

V-426/173: June 1808-January 1809, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 577

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (91).

Folder 578

V-426/174: January-May 1809, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 578

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and court activities (94).

Folder 579

V-426/175: May 1809, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 579

William Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (93).

Folder 580

V-426/176: June 1809-February 1810, 62 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 580

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and court activities (95).

Folder 581

V-426/177: March-July 1810, 25 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 581

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and court activities (98).

Folder 582

V-426/178: August-October 1810, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 582

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and court activities (100).

Folder 583

V-426/179: October 1810-December 1813, 96 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 583

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, including notes on Lenoir's court activities, accounts with various individuals, and memoranda of specie, and ten enclosed notes (102).

Folder 584

V-426/180: September-November 1811, 27 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 584

William Lenoir's memoranda and expenses of a trip to Asheville, Haywood County, N.C., and Knoxville, Tenn. (104).

Folder 585

V-426/181: December 1812-June 1813, 44 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 585

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (109).

Folder 586

V-426/182: June-December 1813, 31 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 586

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (110).

Folder 587

V-426/183: December 1813-August 1814, 32 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 587

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (114).

Folder 588

V-426/184: December 1813-December 1819, 110 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 588

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and a list of promissory notes (111).

Folder 589

V-426/185: August 1814-April 1815, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 589

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (112).

Folder 590

V-426/186: January-September 1815, 27 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 590

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (115).

Folder 591

V-426/187: September 1815-June 1816 #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 591

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and an enclosure (116).

Folder 592

V-426/188: March 1816-August 1817, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 592

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (113).

Folder 593

V-426/189: 1816-1817, 1839, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 593

Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and a list of promissory notes (117).

Folder 594

V-426/190: June 1817-April 1819, 43 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 594

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (118).

Folder 595

V-426/191: February 1820-February 1839, 125 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 595

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (121).

Folder 596

V-426/192: October 1820-September 1823, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 596

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (123).

Folder 597

V-426/193: October 1823-April 1825, 31 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 597

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and travel memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (119).

Folder 598-599

Folder 598

Folder 599

V-426/194: October 1824-August 1839, 147 pp. and enclosures #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 598-599

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (125).

Folder 600

V-426/195: April 1825-December 1826, 29 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 600

William Lenoir's household, plantation, taxes, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and enclosures (126).

Folder 601

V-426/196: August-November 1826, 89 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 601

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (128).

Folder 602

V-426/197: November 1828-January 1830, 39 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 602

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (131).

Folder 603

V-426/198: February 1830-September 1831, 52 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 603

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes (147).

Folder 604

V-426/199: October 1831-March 1834, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.1. William Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1782-1839." Folder 604

William Lenoir's household, plantation, and land memoranda, with some notes on Lenoir's various legal disputes and military activities (148).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.2. Walter Raleigh Lenoir Memorandum Book, 1809.

1 item.

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The 1809 memorandum book for Walter Raleigh Lenoir contains household, business and plantation notes.

Folder 605

V-426/200: 1809, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.2. Walter Raleigh Lenoir Memorandum Book, 1809." Folder 605

Memorandum book of Walter Raleigh Lenoir, containing lists of accounts and memoranda for business and plantation expenses, including promissory notes and horses (92).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Thomas Lenoir's memorandum books contain notes on his business travels in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as household and plantation records.

Folder 606

V-426/201: May-June 1804, 6 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 606

Expenses, mileage, and memoranda of a trip Thomas Lenoir took to Staunton, Va. (73).

Folder 607

V-426/202: December 1805, 5 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 607

Thomas Lenoir's household and plantation accounts, including slave records (77).

Folder 608-609

Folder 608

Folder 609

V-426/203: June-July 1806, 26 pp. and transcription reprinted from the Tennessee Historical Quarterly XVII:2, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 608-609

Memoranda and diary entries for a trip Thomas Lenoir took to Tennessee (81).

Folder 610

V-426/204: April-October 1833, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 610

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 611

V-426/205: December 1833-March 1835, 53 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 611

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 612

V-426/206: April-October 1835, 23 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 612

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 613

V-426/207: December 1835-January 1836, 32 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 613

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 614

V-426/208: February 1836, 8 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 614

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 615

V-426/209: May-October 1836, 31 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 615

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 616

V-426/210: December 1836-June 1837, 40 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 616

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 617

V-426/211: August 1837-January 1838, 38 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 617

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 618

V-426/212: May-December 1838, 40 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 618

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 619

V-426/213: January 1839-January 1840, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 619

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 620

V-426/214: February 1840-March 1841, 46 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 620

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips to East Fork of Pigeon, N.C., and enclosures (150).

Folder 621

V-426/215: May 1842-December 1844, 51 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 621

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

Folder 622

V-426/216: October 1843-October 1846, 48 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 622

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda for various business trips and for the settlement of William Lenoir's estate (179).

Folder 623

V-426/217: July 1845-September 1849, 46 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.3. Thomas Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1804-1849." Folder 623

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of business trips in Haywood County, N.C. (150).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

William Avery Lenoir's memorandum books contain memoranda and expenses for his business travel to Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Georgia, as well as memoranda and accounts for land, household, and plantation expenses. The books also contain extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts. A few diary entries can be found in Vol. 257 in Series 5.3.

Folder 624

V-426/218: November 1836-April 1838, 19 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 624

Memoranda and expenses for trips William Avery Lenoir took to Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Georgia (155).

Folder 625

V-426/219: December 1838-March 1842, 80 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 625

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts (173).

Folder 626

V-426/220: March 1842-August 1844, 78 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 626

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts (178).

Folder 627

V-426/221: August 1844-October 1845, 57 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 627

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts (180).

Folder 628

V-426/222: 1852, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 628

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, with enclosures (189).

Folder 629

V-426/223: May 1852-June 1854, 43 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 629

Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts (192).

Folder 630

V-426/224: April 1855-August 1858, 80 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 630

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts (196).

Folder 631

V-426/225: September 1858-January 1861, 40 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 631

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for travel, land, household, and plantation expenses, including extensive diary entries on his political, religious, and personal thoughts, as well as enclosures (202).

Folder 632

V-426/226: July 1859-August 1861, 55 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.4. William Avery Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1836-1861." Folder 632

William Avery Lenoir's memoranda and accounts for slaves, real estate, crops and orchard, and rents (203).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868.

About 10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Thomas Isaac Lenoir's memorandum books contain memoranda and expenses for his business travel in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Virginia, as well as memoranda and accounts for land, household, and plantation expenses.

Folder 633

V-426/227: 1842, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 633

Memoranda, including expenses and mileage, for a trip to Alabama made by Thomas Isaac Lenoir and William Avery Lenoir (177).

Folder 634

V-426/228: September 1844-January 1858, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 634

Memoranda for a business trip made by Thomas Isaac Lenoir to sell cattle, as well as accounts of livestock, land, and crops and enclosures (183).

Folder 635

V-426/229: January-February 1854, 33 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 635

Household and plantation memoranda, including expenses and mileage for a business trip to South Carolina made by Thomas Isaac Lenoir (194).

Folder 636

V-426/230: May-June 1856, 17 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 636

Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda, as well as travel expenses for a trip to Virginia (198).

Folder 637

V-426/231: circa 1856-1861, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 637

Thomas Isaac Lenoir's household and plantation memoranda (199).

Folder 638

V-426/232: June-September 1858, 22 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 638

Household and plantation memoranda of Thomas Isaac Lenoir, including surveys of mountains in western N.C., travel expenses for a trip to Spartanburg, medical cures, and lists of beef and pork for the year (201).

Folder 639

V-426/233: 1860, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 639

Business memoranda of Thomas Isaac Lenoir on the construction of the Pigeon River turnpike (204).

Folder 640

V-426/234: 1866-1868, 56 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.5. Thomas Isaac Lenoir Memorandum Books, 1842-1868." Folder 640

Household and plantation accounts and memoranda of Thomas Isaac Lenoir, including notes on lumber, cattle, land, local gossip, and travels to Kentucky and other locations (212).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1.6. Walter Waightstill Lenoir Memorandum Books, circa 1885-1888.

4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's memorandum books contain memoranda and expenses for his business travel in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Virginia, as well as memoranda and accounts for land, household, and plantation expenses. Some memoranda for 1862-1863 are found in Series 6.3.2. Vol. 292.

Folder 641

V-426/235: circa 1885, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.6. Walter Waightstill Lenoir Memorandum Books, circa 1885-1888." Folder 641

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's Caldwell accounts, work records, and memoranda, including legal notes on land, and enclosures.

Folder 642

V-426/236: 1888, 42 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.1.6. Walter Waightstill Lenoir Memorandum Books, circa 1885-1888." Folder 642

Scattered notes on Walter Waightstill Lenoir's accounts with various individuals, with enclosed notes on crops, livestock, and work records at Shull's Mill (223).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

The day books cover the daily business transactions of William Lenoir, Thomas Lenoir, and his sons William Avery Lenoir and Thomas Isaac Lenoir. The books include payments for rent, provisions, labor, and household and plantation expenses. A few of the volumes include agricultural notes or lists of accounts.

Folder 643

V-426/237: March 1802-December 1810, 165 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 643

William Lenoir day book (72).

Folder 644

V-426/238: November 1804-July 1819, 68 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 644

William Lenoir day book (108).

Folder 645

V-426/239: March 1810-March 1822, 209 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 645

Thomas Lenoir day book and enclosures (103).

Folder 646

V-426/240: May 1838-October 1842, 102 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 646

Haywood County day book (157).

Folder 647

V-426/241: March 1844-August 1846, 88 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 647

Thomas Isaac Lenoir day book and enclosures (181).

Folder 648

V-426/242: 1844-1849, 146 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 648

Thomas Lenoir day book, with entries by William Avery Lenoir and Thomas Isaac Lenoir (182).

Folder 649

V-426/243: August 1849-September 1865, 125 pp. #00426, Subseries: "5.2. Day Books, 1802-1865." Folder 649

Thomas Lenoir day book, with entries by Thomas Isaac Lenoir and enclosures (188).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Account Books, 1781-1892.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Account books of William Lenoir, Thomas Lenoir, William Avery Lenoir, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir, containing entries for plantation activities, lumber and construction, land transactions, labor, rents, and sales of crops and other items, as well as business, plantation, agricultural, and political memoranda. Vol. 257 contains a few diary entries by William Avery Lenoir. Vols. 248-249 are oversized volumes.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Government Records, 1776-1888 and undated.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Government records include tax, census, military, postal, and court records, including official records for Wilkes County, N.C. Personal records for the Lenoir family can be found in other series. Personal tax records are found in Series 3.2.6. Records relating directly to William Lenoir's and William Ballard Lenoir's service as clerk of court are found in Series 3.2.4.1.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1. Tax Records, 1777-1831 and undated.

About 60 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Tax records chiefly for Wilkes County, N.C., including memoranda for land, poll, and legal taxes; tax settlements with William and Walter Raleigh Lenoir as clerk of court of Wilkes County; lists of land and property taxes by household for the justices' returns; and tax assessments on slaves. Lenoir family personal tax records are found in Series 3.2.6. Other clerk of court records are found in Series 3.2.4.1. and Series 6.5.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1.1. Tax Papers, 1777-1831 and undated.

46 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Tax papers include notes on land taxes, lists of taxes on court cases, memoranda for land and poll taxes in various military districts, accounts of property taxes in Wilkes County, list of fines for tax fees paid in Wilkes County, and tax settlements paid by William Lenoir and Walter Raleigh Lenoir in their capacity as clerk of court of Wilkes County. Other clerk of court records are found in Series 3.2.4.1. and Series 6.5. Lenoir family personal tax records are found in Series 3.2.6.

Folder 670

1777-1810 #00426, Subseries: "6.1.1. Tax Papers, 1777-1831 and undated." Folder 670

Folder 671

1811-1831 and undated #00426, Subseries: "6.1.1. Tax Papers, 1777-1831 and undated." Folder 671

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-426/6

1811-1831 and undated #00426, Subseries: "6.1.1. Tax Papers, 1777-1831 and undated." OPF-426/6

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799.

About 15 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Tax volumes are lists of land and property taxes by household for the justices' returns for Wilkes County, N.C., as well as a volume of tax assessments on slaves in Wilkes County. Volumes 262-265 are oversized volumes.

Folder 672

V-426/S-262: 1783, 166 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 672

Valuation of land for taxes in Wilkes County.

Folder 673

V-426/S-263: circa 1783, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 673

Valuation of land for taxes in Wilkes County.

Folder 674

V-426/S-264: circa 1783, 56 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 674

Valuation of land for taxes in Wilkes County.

Folder 675

V-426/S-265: circa 1783, 136 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 675

Valuation of land for taxes in Wilkes County.

Folder 676

V-426/266: 1784, 34 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 676

List of land taxes for Wilkes County (20).

Folder 677

V-426/267: 1785-1786, 30 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 677

List of land and property taxes for Wilkes County (22).

Folder 678

V-426/268: 1787-1788, 36 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 678

List of land and property taxes for Wilkes County (29).

Folder 679

V-426/269: 1789, 54 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 679

List of land and property taxes for Wilkes County (35).

Folder 680

V-426/270: 1791-1799, 115 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 680

List of land and property taxes for Wilkes County, as well as enclosed land tax assessments (41).

Folder 681

V-426/271: 1 October 1798, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 681

General list of slaves owned and superintended in the Fifth Assessment District, Sixth Division of the State of North Carolina (Wilkes County).

Folder 682

V-426/272: 1798, 9 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.1.2. Tax Volumes, 1783-1799." Folder 682

List of slaves and tax assessments for Wilkes County (62).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. Census Records, 1777-1840.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Census records consist of tax inventories, district listings for the census of 1840, Thomas Lenoir's 1840 census expenses and memoranda, and an instruction form for the 1840 census.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2.1. Census Papers, 1777-1840.

4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Census papers include two inventories of two districts in 1777 and an 1840 tax assessment instruction form.

Folder 683

Census papers #00426, Subseries: "6.2.1. Census Papers, 1777-1840." Folder 683

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840.

16 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Census records are district listings for the census of 1840 and include names of family heads and other household and agricultural information. There is also a scrapbook of census expenses and memoranda for Thomas Lenoir.

Folder 684

V-426/273: 1840, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 684

Census for Becknall's District at Hunting Creek (158).

Folder 685

V-426/274: 1840, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 685

Census for Wright's District at Hunting Creek (159).

Folder 686

V-426/275: 1840, 23 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 686

Census for Mastin's District at Hunt's Store (160).

Folder 687

V-426/276: 1840, 11 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 687

Census for Triplet's District at Lewis's Fork (161).

Folder 688

V-426/277: 1840, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 688

Census for Triplet's District at Lewis's Fork (162).

Folder 689

V-426/278: 1840, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 689

Census for the Little River District (163).

Folder 690

V-426/279: 1840, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 690

Census for Captain Gilbreath's Mountain District (164).

Folder 691

V-426/280: 1840, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 691

Census for Captain Mark H. Shumate's Mulberry District (165).

Folder 692

V-426/281: 1840, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 692

Census for Captain George McNiel's Reddie's River District (166).

Folder 693

V-426/282: 1840, 11 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 693

Census for Captain McNiel's Reddie's River District (167).

Folder 694

V-426/283: 1840, 19 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 694

Census for Captain Spicer's Roaring River District (168).

Folder 695

V-426/284: 1840, 14 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 695

Census for Captain Kilby's Warrior District (169).

Folder 696

V-426/285: 1840, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 696

Census for the Warrior District on Warrior Creek (170).

Folder 697

V-426/286: 1840, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 697

Census for Captain Welborn's Wilkesboro District (171).

Folder 698

V-426/287: 1840, 24 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 698

Census for several districts (172A).

Folder 699

V-426/288: 1840, 4 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.2.2. Census Volumes, 1840." Folder 699

Thomas Lenoir's memoranda of families not yet enumerated and expenses incurred for census work (172B).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Military Records, 1776-1888 and undated.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Military papers and volumes cover the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, and include muster rolls, inspection and regimental returns, substitute contracts, receipts for pay and plunder, certificates of commission or promotion, division orders, and memoranda on supplies, casualties, and other regimental business.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated.

About 230 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Military papers primarily cover the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Revolutionary War material includes muster rolls, contracts for substitutes, prisoner lists, memoranda of soldiers' services and wages, supply notes, receipts for plunder and pay, legal documents relating to various military matters, regimental returns, certificates of promotion and appointment, and division orders. For the War of 1812, there are muster rolls and inspection returns, commissions, depositions for war claims, commendations, various official forms, and circulars. Civil War materials include muster rolls, company supply lists, commissions, requisitions, ordinance reports, legal documents, enlistments, honorable discharges, an inventory of a dead soldier's belongings, and memoranda of wounded soldiers. In 1888, there is information on the military career of William Lenoir requested by Walter Waightstill Lenoir. Undated material consists of mostly Revolutionary War-era receipts, maps, and miliary forms.

Folder 700

1776-1789 #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 700

Folder 701

1790-1809 #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 701

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-426/7

1809, 1817, and undated #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." OPF-426/7

Folder 702

1810-1849 #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 702

Folder 703

1850-1865 #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 703

Folder 704

1888 #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 704

Folder 705

Undated #00426, Subseries: "6.3.1. Military Papers, 1776-1888 and undated." Folder 705

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Military volumes include accounts with soldiers and memoranda on supplies and equipment for Revolutionary War and Civil War regiments; a regimental return for the Tenth Brigade, Fifth Division of the North Carolina militia; and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's Civil War memoranda book for the Caldwell Riflemen, which also includes extensive household and plantation memoranda and work records.

Folder 706

V-426/289: 1779-1781, 74 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865." Folder 706

Accounts with soldiers and memoranda on supplies and equipment (15).

Folder 707

V-426/290: May 1809, 12 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865." Folder 707

Return from the Tenth Brigade in the Fifth Division of the North Carolina Militia.

Folder 708

V-426/291: April 1861-January 1862, 46 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865." Folder 708

Thomas Isaac Lenoir's memoranda book containing lists of supplies and accounts for Company F, as well as enclosed accounts (207).

Folder 709

V-426/292: 1862-1865, 22 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865." Folder 709

Walter Waightstill Lenoir's memoranda book for his service in the Caldwell Riflemen, listing his expenses, supplies, and loans to members of the company. There is also a list of antebellum prices for lumber, household, and agricultural items, and memoranda for the management of family slaves, including lists of provisions, expected work production levels, and detailed instructions for weaving cloth. Enclosures include work records and household, plantation, livestock, and orchard memoranda for 1863-1865 (208).

Folder 710

V-426/293: Undated, 3 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.3.2. Military Volumes, 1779-1865." Folder 710

List of articles furnished for the soldiers from Fort Defiance.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4. Postal Records, 1822-1880.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Postal records are from the Fort Defiance, N.C., post office, where Thomas Lenoir, Thomas Isaac Lenoir, and Rufus Theodore Lenoir served as postmasters. The papers include financial and legal material, memoranda, and other items relating to the operation of the Fort Defiance post office. There are also many accounts of mail sent and received, and accounts of newspapers, periodicals, and pamphlets received at the Fort Defiance post office.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880.

About 210 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Postal papers belong to the post office at Fort Defiance, where Thomas Lenoir, Thomas Isaac Lenoir, and Rufus Theodore Lenoir served as postmasters. The papers include receipts and bills for supplies and postal operations; postage and mailing memoranda; commissions for postmaster and the contracts and schedules of local carriers; forms recording mail, newspapers, and pamphlets received at the Fort Defiance post office; postmaster balances; auditors' reports; quarterly returns; and other items relating to the administration of the post office.

Folder 711

1822-1854 #00426, Subseries: "6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880." Folder 711

Folder 712

1855-1860 #00426, Subseries: "6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880." Folder 712

Folder 713

1861-1863 #00426, Subseries: "6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880." Folder 713

Folder 714

1864-1880 #00426, Subseries: "6.4.1. Postal Papers, 1822-1880." Folder 714

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4.2. Postal Accounts, 1841-1861.

About 80 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Accounts of newspapers, pamphlets, and periodicals received at the Fort Defiance, N.C., post office.

Folder 715

Postal accounts #00426, Subseries: "6.4.2. Postal Accounts, 1841-1861." Folder 715

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-426/8

Postal accounts #00426, Subseries: "6.4.2. Postal Accounts, 1841-1861." OPF-426/8

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4.3. Postal Book, 1839-1859.

1 item.

Accounts of mail sent from and received at the Fort Defiance, N.C., post office.

Folder 716

V-426/S-294: 1838-1858, 319 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.4.3. Postal Book, 1839-1859." Folder 716

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5. Court Records, 1785-1834 and undated.

About 120 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Court records include official court documents and records for various trials in the Wilkes County, N.C., County Court. Other records relating directly to William Lenoir's and William Ballard Lenoir's service as clerk of court are found in Series 3.2.4.1. and Series 6.1.1.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5.1. Clerk of Court Papers, 1785-1834 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Clerk of court papers are official court documents of the Wilkes County, N.C., County Court. Other records relating directly to William Lenoir's and William Ballard Lenoir's service as clerk of court are found in Series 3.2.4.1. and Series 6.1.1. Clerk of court papers include marriage licenses, petitions to the court, summons, bills for court costs, accounts of fines, fees, and forfeitures ordered by the court, accounts of fees received and paid, and a list of court justices.

Folder 717

1785-1809 #00426, Subseries: "6.5.1. Clerk of Court Papers, 1785-1834 and undated." Folder 717

Folder 718

1810-1834 #00426, Subseries: "6.5.1. Clerk of Court Papers, 1785-1834 and undated." Folder 718

Folder 719

Undated #00426, Subseries: "6.5.1. Clerk of Court Papers, 1785-1834 and undated." Folder 719

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: When a volume's number has changed as a result of reprocessing, the old number may be found in parentheses following the volume description.

Court volumes consist of the Wilkes County, N.C., court records for various trials, as well as some accounts of fees and expenses.

Folder 720

V-426/295: April 1791, 13 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 720

County court records for various trials (50).

Folder 721

V-426/296: August 1794-May 1795, 60 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 721

Court records for various trials and enclosure (50).

Folder 722

V-426/297: August 1795, 15 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 722

County court records for various trials (50).

Folder 723

V-426/298: November 1795-February 1796, 26 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 723

County court records for various trials (50).

Folder 724

V-426/299: May 1796, 20 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 724

Court records for various trials (50).

Folder 725

V-426/300: August 1796, 23 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 725

County court records for various trials and enclosures (50).

Folder 726

V-426/301: May 1797, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 726

County court records for various trials.

Folder 727

V-426/302: July 1799, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 727

Court records for various trials (50).

Folder 728

V-426/303: May 1800, 3 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 728

County court records for various trials (66).

Folder 729

V-426/304: February 1801, 11 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 729

Court records for various trials (66).

Folder 730

V-426/305: August-November 1801, 18 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 730

County court records for various trials (66).

Folder 731

V-426/306: May 1801, 9 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 731

Court records for various trials (66).

Folder 732

V-426/307: February 1802, 8 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 732

County court records for various trials (66).

Folder 733

V-426/308: August 1802, 9 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 733

County court records for various trials (66).

Folder 734

V-426/309: November 1802, 16 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 734

Court records for various trials (66).

Folder 735

V-426/310: January 1803, 10 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 735

Court records for various trials (66).

Folder 736

V-426/311: 1811-1813, 53 pp. #00426, Subseries: "6.5.2. Court Volumes, 1791-1813." Folder 736

Superior Court Execution Docket, listing trials, judgments, and expenses, and enclosures (107).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Compiled Material, 1969-1975.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Pictures, 1860s-1900 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Separated items include oversize volumes (S-426/248; S-426/249; S-426/262; S-426/263; S-246/264; S-246/265; S-246/294), oversize paper folders (OPF-426/1-8), and pictures (P-426/1-12).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, Elizabeth Pauk, Scott Philyaw, May 1994

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March 2005

Revisions: Finding aid updated in February 2006 by Nancy Kaiser.

This collection was processed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Washington, D.C., 1993-1994.

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

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