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Collection Number: 05433-z

Collection Title: McEntire and Morris Family Papers, 1772-1985

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Size About 100 items
Abstract Members of the McEntire and Morris family owned plantations in southwestern North Carolina. James Morris built Fox Haven in 1823, naming it after a Native American who defected from his tribe and settled on Morris's land. Fox Haven was located six miles west of Rutherfordton, N.C. The plantation remained in the Morris family until it was purchased by Thomas E. Keeter in 1941. Thomas McEntire built Cleghorn Mansion in 1837, which was later purchased by J.B. Washburn in 1889. The collection contains genealogical data, land surveys, business letters, deeds, receipts, ledgers, and newspaper clippings relating to members of the McEntire and Morris family.
Creator McEntire family.



Morris family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 McEntire and Morris Family Papers #5433-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifted by Don and Harriet Yelton in June 2009 (Acc. 101136).
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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Members of the McEntire and Morris family owned plantations in southwestern North Carolina. James Morris built Fox Haven in 1823, naming it after a Native American who defected from his tribe and settled on Morris's land. Fox Haven was located six miles west of Rutherfordton, N.C. The plantation remained in the Morris family until it was purchased by Thomas E. Keeter in 1941. Thomas McEntire built Cleghorn Mansion in 1837, which was later purchased by J.B. Washburn in 1889.

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The collection contains genealogical data, land surveys, business letters, deeds, receipts, ledgers, and newspaper clippings relating to members of the McEntire and Morris family.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matt Dailey and Rachel Shope, March 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, June 2011

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