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Collection Number: 03918

Collection Title: Willie Jones Long Family Papers, 1828-1915.

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Size 110 items.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Papers of ancestors of Willie Jones Long, including letters and papers of various members of the Burton, Joyner, Mason, and Gray families and their connections. The largest part of the collection is the correspondence, 1828-1870, of Sarah Jones Burton Joyner, who married Andrew Joyner of Halifax County, N.C., in 1839. There is little material pertaining to Mrs. Joyner's first husband, North Carolina governor Hutchins Gordon Burton (1774-1836), although letters of Burton's children are intermingled. Notable among these are business papers and letters, 1850s, of Thomas Burke Burton, farming in Halifax County, N.C., and elsewhere, and letters, 1860s, to and from Mary Burke Alston. Also included is correspondence of Mrs. Joyner's sister, Martha Jones Eppes, with her relations, among them members of the Hubard family on their plantation in Buckingham County, Va., 1860-1870. These family lettters concern deaths of friends and relations, crops, labor, post-Civil War poverty, and property matters. Later items are chiefly scattered letters and other personal, legal, and business papers of William Henry Gray and of Thomas Williams Mason (1839-1921), both of Northampton County, N.C.
Creator Long, Willie Jones, b. 1892.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Willie Jones Long Family Papers, #3918, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in 1971.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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MICROFILM ONLY. Papers of ancestors of Willie Jones Long, including letters and papers of various members of the Burton, Joyner, Mason, and Gray families and their connections. The largest part of the collection is the correspondence, 1828-1870, of Sarah Jones Burton Joyner, who married Andrew Joyner of Halifax County, N.C., in 1839. There is little material pertaining to Mrs. Joyner's first husband, North Carolina governor Hutchins Gordon Burton (1774-1836), although letters of Burton's children are intermingled. Notable among these are business papers and letters, 1850s, of Thomas Burke Burton, farming in Halifax County, N.C., and elsewhere, and letters, 1860s, to and from Mary Burke Alston. Also included is correspondence of Mrs. Joyner's sister, Martha Jones Eppes, with her relations, among them members of the Hubard family on their plantation in Buckingham County, Va., 1860-1870. These family letters concern deaths of friends and relations, crops, labor, post-Civil War poverty, and property matters. Later items are chiefly scattered letters and other personal, legal, and business papers of William Henry Gray and of Thomas Williams Mason (1839-1921), both of Northampton County, N.C.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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