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Collection Number: 03774-z

Collection Title: McAllister Family Papers, 1860-1897

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Size About 50 items
Abstract Alexander McAllister (also McAlester) came to Wilmington, N.C., from Scotland in 1736, returned to Scotland in 1739, and came back to North Carolina in 1740, settling near Fayetteville. He served in the Cumberland County militia, in the provincial congresses of 1775 and 1776, and in the state senate, 1787-1789. He had three wives: Mary McNeil (died 1740); Flora McNeil; and Jean Colvin, whom he married in 1763. McAllister's siblings were Hector, who lived in Scotland; Mary, who married Hector McNeil; Isabella, who married Farquard Campbell in North Carolina; and Grisella. McAllister's son Alexander (1766-1923, married Rachel Smith in 1799. The collection is chiefly family correspondence of members of the McAllister family in North Carolina and Scotland.
Creator McAllister family.
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 McAllister Family Papers, #3774-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Alexander McAllister (also McAlester) came to Wilmington, N.C., from Scotland in 1736, returned to Scotland in 1739, and came back to North Carolina in 1740, settling near Fayetteville. He served in the Cumberland County militia, in the provincial congresses of 1775 and 1776, and in the state senate, 1787-1789. He had three wives: Mary McNeil (died 1740); Flora McNeil; and Jean Colvin, whom he married in 1763. McAllister's siblings were Hector, who lived in Scotland; Mary, who married Hector McNeil; Isabella, who married Farquard Campbell in North Carolina; and Grisella. McAllister's son Alexander (1766-1923, married Rachel Smith in 1799.

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The collection is chiefly family correspondence of members of the McAllister family in North Carolina and Scotland.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

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