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Collection Number: 05480

Collection Title: Nash County Historical Association Collection, 1806-1928

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract The Nash County Historical Association (NCHA), a non-profit group headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C., was organized in 1970 to promote the study and preservation of local history and genealogy. Since 1975, NCHA has been responsible for the administration, restoration, and preservation of Stonewall Manor, an antebellum plantation home in Rocky Mount. The collection consists of account books, 1806-1928; physicians' ledgers, 1835-1874; a mathematical instruction book, 1827; Saint Anne's Guild meeting minutes, 1919-1921; a log from the Claims Committee of the United States House of Representatives, 1892-1893; and other items. Most of the materials are from Rocky Mount or surrounding Nash and Edgecombe counties. Among the individuals mentioned in the materials are Bennett Bunn (1787-1849), a Nash County planter and builder in 1830 of Stonewall Manor; Redmond Bunn (1806-1883), builder of the Benvenue plantation; Redmond Bunn's son, Benjamin Hickman Bunn (1844-1907), a Civil War veteran, mayor and postmaster of Rocky Mount, who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives; other Bunn family members; James Jones Philips (1798-1874), a physician and planter of Nash and Edgecombe counties; other Philips family members; and Thorp family members. A few items contain records of schools or church groups, and there are also some references to slaves owned and sold, as well as a few accounts of African American schools, field hands, and house workers.
Creator Nash County Historical Association.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Nash County Historical Association Collection #5480, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Nash County Historical Association in November 2010 (Acc. 101373).
Custodial History
These materials were previously housed in Stonewall Manor, Rocky Mount, N.C.
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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The Nash County Historical Association (NCHA), a non-profit group headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C., was organized in 1970 to promote the study and preservation of local history and genealogy. Since 1975, NCHA has been responsible for the administration, restoration, and preservation of Stonewall Manor, an antebellum plantation home in Rocky Mount.

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The collection consists of account books, 1806-1928; physicians' ledgers, 1835-1874; a mathematical instruction book, 1827; Saint Anne's Guild meeting minutes, 1919-1921; a log from the Claims Committee of the United States House of Representatives, 1892-1893; and other items. Most of the materials are from Rocky Mount or surrounding Nash and Edgecombe counties. Among the individuals mentioned in the materials are Bennett Bunn (1787-1849), a Nash County planter and builder in 1830 of Stonewall Manor; Redmond Bunn (1806-1883), builder of the Benvenue plantation; Redmond Bunn's son, Benjamin Hickman Bunn (1844-1907), a Civil War veteran, mayor and postmaster of Rocky Mount, who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives; other Bunn family members; James Jones Philips (1798-1874), a physician and planter of Nash and Edgecombe counties; other Philips family members; and Thorp family members. A few items contain records of schools or church groups, and there are also some references to slaves owned and sold, as well as a few accounts of African American schools, field hands, and house workers.

Note that titles of the materials were largely supplied by the Nash County Historical Society.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928.

About 90 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by account book title.

Folder 17

B.H. Bunn and Company order book, 1903-1904 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 17

Includes orders and sales of cotton and tobacco.

Folder 20

Bank of Rocky Mount account book, 1893-1896, and farm account book, 1914-1926 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 20

Contains accounts and transactions associated with the Bank of Rocky Mount. Also included are dairy and crop sales, expenses, recipes, and payroll information for one or several unidentified farms in the Rocky Mount, N.C., area. The work of African American farmhands is recorded.

Folder 21

Bank of Rocky Mount account book, 1893-1896, and farm account book, 1914-1926: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 21

Folder 35

Benjamin Hickman Bunn ledger, 1861-1892 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 35

Contains the accounts of individuals, including Bunn and Thorp family members. Also included are a hand-drawn map of an orchard and a list of the contents of a whiskey distillery.

Folder 36

Benjamin Hickman Bunn ledger, 1861-1892: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 36

Folder 37

Benjamin Hickman Bunn ledger and account register, 1882-1884 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 37

Folder 33

Bennett Bunn estate sale records, 1849 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 33

Contains an inventory of items and sales of Bennett Bunn's estate at Stonewall Manor, as recorded by James Jones Philips.

Folder 22

Benvenue account book, 1899-1907 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 22

Contains sales and transactions, as well as the accounts of individuals, including several Bunn and Thorp family members.

Folder 23

Benvenue account book, 1899-1907: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 23

Folder 24

Benvenue account book and payroll, 1906-1928 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 24

Contains crop sale records and the accounts of individuals, including several Thorp family members. The wages and meals of Benvenue farmhands, many of whom were African American, are also included.

Folder 25

Benvenue account book and payroll, 1906-1928: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 25

Folder 18

Benvenue store book, 1908, and Nash County, N.C., Democratic Party election committee records, 1902 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 18

Store book contains the accounts of individuals and items sold, as well as the accounts of farm hands. Tucked into the front of the store book is a section of a second account book that contains the records of the 1902 Nash County Democratic Party, as divided into committees by township.

Folder 19

Benvenue store book, 1908, and Nash County, N.C., Democratic Party election committee records, 1902: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 19

Folder 12

Carolina Mining Company account book, 1899-1900 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 12

Includes company credits, debits, and payroll information.

Folder 13

Carolina Mining Company account book, 1899-1900: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 13

Folder 41

Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina churches and schools account book, 1911-1915 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 41

Contains the accounts and tithes of many churches and schools in the central-eastern North Carolina region.

Folder 2

Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1828 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 2

Contains the individual accounts of a general store in Rocky Mount, N.C, presumably operated by Bennett Bunn.

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Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1833-1841 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/2

Contains the individual accounts of an unidentified general store in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Folder 3

Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1833-1841: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 3

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Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1833-1849 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/3

Contains the individual accounts of a general store in Rocky Mount, N.C., including those of Bunn and Philips family members.

Folder 4

Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1833-1849: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 4

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Falls of Tar River general store ledger, 1848-1849 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/4

Contains the individual accounts of a general store in Rocky Mount, N.C., including those of Bunn and Philips family members.

Folder 32

Frederick K. Philips account book, 1806-1833 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 32

Frederick K. Philips, father of James Jones Philips, was a schoolteacher and local politician. This account book records sales transactions and accounts settled in Edgecombe County, N.C., including those of several Philips family members. Included are some slave purchases.

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General store account book, 1821-1826 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/1

Contains the individual accounts of a general store in Rocky Mount, N.C., presumably operated by Redmun Bunn until his death in 1826.

Folder 1

General store ledger, 1821-1826: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 1

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General store ledger, 1861-1871 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/6

Contains the individual accounts of an unidentified general store in Rocky Mount, N.C., including those of Bunn family members.

Folder 5

General store ledger, 1865-1874 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 5

Contains the individual accounts of an unidentified general store in Rocky Mount, N.C., including Bunn family members. The last several pages of the book record the accounts of several white schools and African American schools of the Stoney Creek Township District during 1873 and 1874.

Folder 6

General store ledger, 1865-1874: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 6

Folder 7

General store ledger, 1894-1900 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 7

Contains wholesale goods accounts and legal records of an unidentified general store.

Folder 8

M. Weston and Company ledger, 1845-1848, 1873 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 8

Contains the accounts associated with Malachi Weston's general store located in Rocky Mount, N.C. Also included are the specifics of Weston's estate sale on 26 September 1873, as recorded by Benjamin Hickman Bunn.

Folder 9

M. Weston and Company ledger, 1845-1848, 1873: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 9

Folder 34

Redmond Bunn ledger, 1853-1876 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 34

Contains the accounts of individuals, including several Bunn and Thorp family members. Also included are a list of slaves owned by Redmun Bunn, as well as the accounts of African American field hands and house workers.

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Redmond Bunn store ledger, 1855 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/5

Contains the accounts of individuals, including Bunn and Thorp family members. Also included are the records of a personal estate sale.

Folder 10

W.W. Parker ledger, 1872-1873 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 10

Contains an agreement between W.W. Parker and Gilmore Bunn concerning the establishment of a farm, as well as the accounts of the farm and of several individuals.

Folder 11

Rocky Mount Ice Company stock ledger, 1898-1899 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 11

Contains many unissued stock certificates.

Folder 14

Rocky Mount Ice Company stock ledger, 1900-1901 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 14

Contains many unissued stock certificates.

Folder 15

Rocky Mount Supply Company day book, 1902-1904 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 15

Contains the accounts of many individuals in Rocky Mount, N.C., including Thorp family members.

Folder 16

Rocky Mount Supply Company day book, 1902-1904: Enclosures #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." Folder 16

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Tavern account book, 1870-1878 #05480, Series: "1. Account Books and Related Materials, 1806-1928." SV-5480/7

Contains the sales and transactions of an unidentified tavern in Rocky Mount, N.C., and includes the accounts of several Bunn family members.

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About 10 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by account book title.

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James Jones Philips physician's ledger, 1835-1842 #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." SV-5480/8

Contains records of medical services rendered by James Jones Philips's practice in Nash and Edgecomb counties, including birth records and expenses owed.

Folder 26

James Jones Philips physician's ledger, 1835-1842: Enclosures #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 26

Folder 27

James Jones Philips physician's ledger, 1840-1841 #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 27

Contains records of medical services rendered, including some to Redmond Bunn.

Folder 28

James Jones Philips and Franklin J. Hart physicians' ledger, 1846, and James Jones Philips day book, 1850-1852 #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 28

Franklin J. Hart was a student and later a business partner of James Jones Philips. The ledger includes records of medical services rendered throughout Nash and Edgecombe counties. The latter part of the book includes account records of Philips's solo practice.

Folder 29

James Jones Philips and Franklin J. Hart physician's ledger, 1846, and James Jones Philips day book, 1850-1852: Enclosures #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 29

Folder 30

Newsome J. Pittman physician's ledger, 1855-1856 #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 30

Newsome J. Pittman was a student of James Jones Philips and later opened a practice in Tarboro, N.C. The ledger includes records of medical services rendered.

Folder 31

Newsome J. Pittman physician's ledger, 1855-1856: Enclosures #05480, Series: "2. Physicians' Ledgers, 1835-1874." Folder 31

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5 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Folder 38

"Arithmetick" by John R. Horne, 1827 #05480, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1827-1921." Folder 38

Hand-printed mathematical instruction book, 18 September 1827.

Folder 39

"Arithmetick" by John R. Horne, 1827: Enclosures #05480, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1827-1921." Folder 39

Folder 42

Saint Anne's Guild journal, 1919-1921 #05480, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1827-1921." Folder 42

Includes meeting minutes kept by several secretaries of the guild, located in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Folder 40

United States House of Representatives Claims Committee report log, 1892-1893 #05480, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1827-1921." Folder 40

Contains records of motions of the Claims Committee for which North Carolina Representative Benjamin Hickman Bunn served as chair. The last several pages of the log contain Bunn's children's scribbles.

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Processed by: Matt Dailey, January 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, January 2011

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