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Collection Number: 04059-z

Collection Title: Andrew McCauley Papers, 1800-1820; 1872-1883

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 76 items
Abstract Andrew McCauley (died 1832) of Orange County, N.C., was the father of John McCauley (fl. 1819-1820), William McCauley (fl. 1814-1815), and Robert McCauley (fl. 1819-1820). The collection includes deeds and property papers, 1800-1818, of Andrew McCauley; letters, 1814-1815, to McCauley from his son, Major William McCauley, serving with the North Carolina militia during the Creek Indian War in Alabama concerning camp life, health of troops, relations with Creek Indians, and other matters; and two letters, 1819 and 1820, to McCauley from his brother, Robert, about law studies in Litchfield, Conn. Also included are letters, 1872-1875, received by Dr. John W. McCauley (fl. 1872-1875) of Pleasant Grove, N.C., from relatives in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and New Jersey, concerning business and legal affairs, with occasional comments on society and economic conditions; and a few other items.
Creator McCauley, Andrew, d. 1832.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Andrew McCauley Papers, #4059-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Cecil B. Wilkins of Virginilina, Va., June 1975.
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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Andrew McCauley (died 1832) of Orange County, N.C., was the father of John McCauley (fl. 1819-1820), William McCauley (fl. 1814-1815), and Robert McCauley (fl. 1819-1820).

Dr. John W. McCauley (fl. 1872-1875) of Pleasant Grove, Orange County, N.C., was apparently raised by his uncle Gabriel Lea and was involved with the settlement of Lea's estate.

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The collection includes deeds and property papers, 1800-1818, of Andrew McCauley; letters, 1814-1815, to McCauley from his son Major William McCauley, serving with the North Carolina militia during the Creek Indian War in Alabama concerning camp life, health of troops, relations with Creek Indians, and other matters; and two letters, 1819 and 1820, to John McCauley from his brother Robert about law studies in Litchfield, Conn. Also included are letters, 1872-1875, received by Dr. John W. McCauley from relatives in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and New Jersey, concerning business and legal affairs, with occasional comments on society and economic conditions; and a few other items. Some correspondents include William A. Lea, John A. Lea, Gabriel Lea, and Minnie Lea Moore.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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