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Collection Number: 05280

Collection Title: Mebane and Faucette Family Papers, 1782-1908

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract William Mebane arrived in Pennsylvania from Ireland in the early part of the 18th century. One of his sons, Alexander Mebane (1716-1793), married Mary Tinnie in Pennsylvania and moved his family to North Carolina, settling primarily in Mebanesville. Alexander was the first sheriff of Orange County, N.C., and one of the nine men who selected Chapel Hill as the site for the University of North Carolina. Alexander and Mary's six sons served in the Revolutionary War. David Mebane (1760-1844) was the common great-grandfather of Alfred Holt Mebane and Emma Faucette. His son, Alexander Mebane (1787-1866), married Frances Mitchell (1795-1863), and their daughter, Frances Mebane (1826-1898), married George Currie Faucette. George Allen Mebane (1791-1877), another son of David Mebane, married Attelia Yancey (1803-1882), and their son, Thomas Yancey Mebane (1821-1892), married Elizabeth Frances Mitchell (1823-1902). Alfred Holt Mebane (1860-1927), a son of Thomas Yancey and Elizabeth Frances Mebane, married Emma Currie Faucette (b. 1898), a daughter of George C. and Frances Faucette. Robert Faucette Sr. of France came to the United States about 1750. His great-grandson was George Currie Faucette, who married Frances Mebane. The collection contains materials of the Mebane and Faucette families of North Carolina. Mebane family materials consist of an 1854 indenture, the 1874 will of George A. Mebane, a 1908 deed, genealogical notes, and Emma Faucette Mebane's application for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Faucette family papers include indentures, 1782-1872; wills, 1827-1878; undated genealogical notes; a letter to George C. Faucette from a nephew serving in the Civil War, 1862; and the commission of George C. Faucette as first lieutenant of the Company in Sandy Crop District of the 48th Regiment of the 12th Brigade, North Carolina Militia, by Governor Henry T. Clark, 4 December 1861. Also included are a ledger, possibly of the North Carolina Railroad Company, 1852-1877, which includes a list of slaves as part of an estate inventory, and a copy of The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church belonging to George C. Faucette.
Creator Mebane family.



Faucette family.
Language English
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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 Mebane and Faucette Family Papers #5280, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Elizabeth (Betsy) D. Mebane of Pittsboro, N.C., in June 2006 (Acc. 100443).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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William Mebane arrived in Pennsylvania from Ireland in the early part of the 18th century. One of his sons, Alexander Mebane (1716-1793), married Mary Tinnie in Pennsylvania and moved his family to North Carolina, settling primarily in Mebanesville. Alexander was the first sheriff of Orange County, N.C., and one of the nine men who selected Chapel Hill as the site for the University of North Carolina. Alexander and Mary's six sons served in the Revolutionary War. David Mebane (1760-1844) was the common great-grandfather of Alfred Holt Mebane and Emma Faucette. His son, Alexander Mebane (1787-1866), married Frances Mitchell (1795-1863), and their daughter, Frances Mebane (1826-1898), married George Currie Faucette. George Allen Mebane (1791-1877), another son of David Mebane, married Attelia Yancey (1803-1882), and their son, Thomas Yancey Mebane (1821-1892), married Elizabeth Frances Mitchell (1823-1902). Alfred Holt Mebane (1860-1927), a son of Thomas Yancey and Elizabeth Frances Mebane, married Emma Currie Faucette (b. 1898), a daughter of George C. and Frances Faucette. Robert Faucette Sr. of France came to the United States about 1750. His great-grandson was George Currie Faucette, who married Frances Mebane.

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The collection contains materials of the Mebane and Faucette families of Mebanesville, N.C.. Mebane family materials consist of an 1854 indenture, the 1874 will of George A. Mebane, a 1908 deed, genealogical notes, and Emma Faucette Mebane's application for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Faucette family papers include indentures, 1782-1872; wills, 1827-1878; undated genealogical notes; a letter to George C. Faucette from a nephew serving in the Civil War, 1862; and the commission of George C. Faucette as first lieutenant of the Company in Sandy Crop District of the 48th Regiment of the 12th Brigade, North Carolina Militia, by Governor Henry T. Clark, 4 December 1861. Also included are a ledger, possibly of the North Carolina Railroad Company, 1852-1877, which includes a list of slaves as part of an estate inventory, and a copy of The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church belonging to George C. Faucette.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz, July 2006

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, July 2006

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2009

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