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Collection Number: 03803

Collection Title: Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960.

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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 19.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,000 items)
Abstract Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991) was a lawyer of Wilmington, N.C. He was the son of William Berry McKoy (1862-1928) and Katherine (Bacon) McKoy, and his maternal grandfather was Henry Bacon (1822-1891). The collection consists of letters, wills, deeds, business papers, genealogical compilations, albums, writings, printed matter, and other materials (originals and copies) relating to the McKoy family, Bacon family, Usher family, Berry family, and related families of the lower Cape Fear Valley of North Carolina. The papers are organized into 116 units based on names and topics. The materials were gathered or created by William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) with additions and organization by his son, Henry Bacon McKoy, and includes genealogical correspondence and writings of Henry Bacon (1822-1891), railroad executive and government port engineer.
Creator McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991, collector.
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 Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, #3803, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Henry Bacon McKoy of Greenville, S.C., November 1967.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Henry Bacon (1822-1891) was a civil engineer, railroad executive, and stock broker. Bacon was born in Natick, Mass., but lived at Smithville and Wilmington, N.C., 1867-1891, while working with the United States government engineers in connection with river, port, and coastal facilities. His son, Henry Bacon Jr. (1866-1924), was an architect. His daughter Katherine married William Berry McKoy.

William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) of Wilmington, N.C., was a lawyer and political leader. McKoy conducted extensive genealogical and historical research in connection with his family and the lower Cape Fear valley region of North Carolina. His parents were William H. McKoy and Francenia Eliza Berry McKoy. His paternal grandparents were William and Anne Hall McKoy; and his maternal grandparents were William Augustus Berry (1804-1875) and Eliza Anne Usher Berry. William Berry McKoy and Katherine Bacon McKoy had a son, Henry Bacon McKoy.

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The collection includes letters, wills, deeds, business papers, genealogical compilations, albums, writings, printed matter, and other materials (originals and copies) relating to the McKoy, Bacon, Usher, Berry, and related families of the lower Cape Fear Valley of North Carolina. The paper are organized into 116 units based on names and topics. The materials were gathered or created by William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) with additions and organization by his son, Henry Bacon McKoy, and includes genealogical correspondence and writings of Henry Bacon (1822-1891).

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Contents list

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Arrangement: alphabetical by individual names, family names, places, organizations, institutions, topics and other priciples. Note that original arrangement and folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Index by William Berry McKoy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 1

Folder 2

"Descendants of Col. Wm. Rhett. Also McKoy and Rose Families" by William Berry McKoy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 2

Typescript genealogical sketch, about 160 pages, with photographs.

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

Rhett genealogy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 3-4

Folder 5-5b

Folder 5

Abernathy-Ancrum #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 5-5b

Typed data, copies of pertinent wills and other documents.

Folder 6

Ancrum-Bacon, Carl K. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 6

Typed and handwritten genealogical data, copies of pertinent letters and papers, W. B. McKoy's own correspondence, and photographs.

Folder 7

"Bacon Genealogy and Letters", 1830, 1840-1893, 1907 #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 7

Folder 8

"Bacon family and connections." #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 8

Folder 9

"Bacon family genealogy and letters and data" #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 9

Folder 10

Bacon, Francis Henry-Bacon, Henry #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 10

Folder 11-12a

Folder 11

Henry Bacon, Jr. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 11-12a

Folder 12B

Henry Bacon and Francis H. Bacon #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 12B

Folder 13

Bacon, Henry-Bacon, J. W. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 13

Folder 14

Bacon, Kate Ingalls-Bacon, Katherine #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 14

Folder 15

Bacon, Jonas-Bacon, Katherine #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 15

Folder 16

Bacon, Katherine (continued)-Bacon, Oliver #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 16

Folder 17

Bacon, Patty-Berry, Anne E. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 17

Folder 18

Berry, Eliza Ann-Berry, Thomas H.M. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 18

Folder 19

Berry, Catherine Ann (nee Hill)-Berry, Charles, Chief Justice #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 19

Folder 20

Berry, Henrietta-Berry, William A. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 20

Folder 21

Missing #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 21

Folder 22

Berry, Dr. William Augustus #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 22

Folder 23

Biggs-Burr #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 23

Folder 24

Burr-Cantwell #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 24

Folder 25

Caraeciola-Cobb #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 25

Folder 26

Cobb, Mrs. May Wright-Condy family #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 26

Folder 27

Condy family-Davis, Junius #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 27

Folder 28

Davis, Justina-Elks #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 28

Folder 29

Ellenberger, Frances Robecca-Fulton, Catherine A. M. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 29

Folder 30

Fulton, David-Grenville genealogy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 30

Folder 31

Griggs #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 31

Folder 32

Grimke-Halling #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 32

Folder 33

Hallowes-Hasell #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 33

Folder 34

Hasell-Heinsberger #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 34

Folder 35

Haynes-Hyatt #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 35

Folder 36

Henderson, Archibald-Holmes #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 36

Folder 37

Hogan-Innis #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 37

Folder 38

Jones-Lillington #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 38

Folder 39

Lillington-H. B. McKoy, lost trunk #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 39

Folder 40

Lord, John B.-McAlister, Sarah Eliza #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 40

Folder 41

Miscellaneous historical articles and sketches #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 41

Folder 42

McKethan-MacRae (and Alexander) #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 42

Folder 43

McMillan, Hamilton-Masonboro Sound (Parsley and MacRae) #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 43

Folder 44

Meares-Middleton #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 44

Folder 45

Ancrum-Hasell-Berry #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 45

Folder 46

Middleton-Nichols #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 46

Folder 47

Moore Family and connections-Motte #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 47

Folder 48

Mott Family Genealogy-New Hanover County reports #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 48

Folder 49

"A Family Record" #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 49

Folder 50

Miscellaneous #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 50

Loose pages of genealogy of Rhett family, with Hasell connection, and Eleazar Allen connection.

Folder 51-57

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

McKoy, William Berry #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 51-57

Chiefly letters and papers of W. B. McKoy as a student; also clippings and other materials about the Masonic Lodge in Wilmington, N.C.

Folder 58

McKoy, Judge Almand Alexander-Elizabeth F. McKoy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 58

Folder 59

McKoy,Francenia Eliza (Berry) and McKoy, Francis K. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 59

Folder 60

Missing #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

McKoy, Henry B. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

McKoy, James Hasell-McKoy, John #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 63

Folder 64

McKoy, Katherine B. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 64

Folder 65

McKoy, Lydia Anciaux-McKoy, Robert H. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 65

Folder 66

McKoy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 66

Folder 67

McKoy, William Ancrum #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 67

Folder 68

McKoy, William Henry #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 68

Folder 69a

North Carolina and other subjects beginning with N #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 69a

Folder 69b

North Carolina (published items) #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 69b

Folder 70

O-Poems, miscellaneous #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 70

Folder 71

Perales family-Potts, Joshua #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 71

Folder 72

Quince family #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 72

Folder 73

Quince-Rhett #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 73

Folder 74

"The Rhett Genealogy" #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 74

Folder 75

Rhett-Trott-Hasell-Allen-Ancrum-Grainger #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 75

Folder 76

Rhett, William, descendants #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 76

Folder 77

Rolph, John-Sawin, Lucy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 77

Folder 78

Sawin, Lucy Ann-Smith Thomas #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 78

Folder 79

Smith, Benjamin #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 79

Folder 80

Smith #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 80

Folder 81

"The Descendants of Thomas, 1st Landgrave Smith of South Carolina" #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 81

Folder 82

Smith, Peter-Strudwick, Mrs. W.S. #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 82

Folder 83

Stuart-Trott #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 83

Folder 84

Souvenir Editions of the 30th Division First Reunion "Old Hickory", The Piedmont and The Greenville News #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 84

Folder 85

Trott, Nicholas-Von Rotsman, George #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 85

Folder 86

Usher, Francenia #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 86

Folder 87

Usher (and Berry) family papers #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 87

Folder 88-93

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Subjects beginning with W and Y #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 88-93

Folder 94-102b

Folder 94

Appendices #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 94-102b

Folder 103-108, 500-505

Folder 103

Miscellaneous #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 103-108, 500-505

Primarily pamphlets, magazines, and other printed material, as well as memorandum books and a small amount of letters of W. B. McKoy.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2010

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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