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Collection Number: 04464

Collection Title: Thomas Parks Collection of Parks and McElrath Family Papers, 1777-1981

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1400 items)
Abstract The Parks family, like many other Scotch-Irish dissenters, made their way to the North Carolina Piedmont, settling in Rowan County. There, William Parks (1770-1842) was born. He married Mary Beaty (1778-1846) in 1795, and the two had ten children, among them a son, John L. Parks (1822-1906). John Parks married his first wife, Margaret McDowell, in 1848. Following two other marriages and service as a Confederate private, Parks moved to the Hopewell area, near Huntersville in Mecklenburg County, NC, in 1868. There he owned a substantial farm and cotton gin. One of his sons, William Beaty Parks (1851-1929), also became a farmer and was the owner of a general store. W. B. Parks married Nancy Alice Gluyas in 1873. They had three sons, one of whom was the Thomas Parks (1889-1980) who collected this material. The McElraths were related to the Parks by marriage. David McElrath left Scotland for America in 1730, and a son, also David, moved to Burke County, NC. Two of his sons, Robert (1770-1814) and John, married into the McDowell family. The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal items, photographs, and other material relating to ancestors and other relatives of Thomas Parks (1889-1980). Parks collected the material in an effort to document his genealogy, and much of the material concerns the Parks family of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The bulk of the other material concerns the McElrath family of Burke County, North Carolina.
Creator Parks, Thomas, 1889-1980, collector.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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 Thomas Parks Collection of Parks and McElrath Family Papers #4464, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Florence P. Johnston, Edisto Beach, SC, in August 1986, through J. Andrew Johnston, Research Triangle Park, NC, and William P. Johnston, Rocky Mount, NC.
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 Parks family, like many other Scotch-Irish dissenters, made their way to the North Carolina Piedmont, settling in Rowan County. There, William Parks (1770-1842) was born. He married Mary Beaty (1778-1846) in 1795, and the two had ten children, among them a son, John L. Parks (1822-1906).

John Parks married his first wife, Margaret McDowell McElrath, in 1848. Following two other marriages and service as a Confederate private, Parks moved to the Hopewell area, near Huntersville in Mecklenburg County, NC, in 1868. There he owned a substantial farm and cotton gin. One of his sons, William Beaty Parks (1851-1929), also became a farmer and was the owner of a general store. W. B. Parks married Nancy Alice Gluyas in 1873. They had three sons, one of whom was the Thomas Parks (1889-1980) who collected this material.

The McElraths were related to the Parks by marriage. David McElrath left Scotland for America in 1730, and a son, also David, moved to Burke County, NC. Two of his sons, Robert (1780-1814) and John, married into the McDowell family.

Robert McElrath and his wife Margaret McDowell (1819-1854) had at least four daughters and a son. One daughter, Margaret (1819-1854), married John Lindsay Parks (1822-1906). The son, Robert Jackson (1832-1898), married F. Emily Dobson (1832-1907), and owned a large farm in Silver Creek Valley, Burke County, NC.

A notable episode in Robert J. McElrath's life was his participation in the California gold rush. In 1851, McElrath sent several slaves to Tuolumne County, California, under the supervision of a son-in-law, G. D. Dodson, to work in placer mines there. Most of the gold was to go towards substantial debts incurred by McElrath, but the slaves were allowed to keep the earnings from their sixth day of labor each week (see sub-collection 2, folders 2 and 22).

Robert and Emily McElrath had a daughter, Lillie (1868-1897), and a son, John, who worked as a railroad foreman.

The family charts that follow provide additional information.

Parks Family

William Parks (1770-1824) + Mary Beaty (1778-1846)

William B. Parks (1814-1868) + Harriet F. Gibbs

John L. Parks (1822-1906) + (1) Margaret McElrath (1819-1854)

(2) Sarah Alexander (1823-1858)

(3) Sarah Butler (d. 1876)

(4) Elizabeth Williams (1827-1904)

Mary Ann Parks (1849-1950)

William B. Parks (1851-1929) + Nancy Alice Gluyas (1853-1925)

John L. II (1874-1956)

Walter Beaty (1896-1971)

Thomas (1889-1980) + Minnie Brice Ranson (1886-1969)

McElrath Family

David McElrath (fl. 1730)

David + Catherine Averharte

Robert (1780-1854) + Margaret McDowell (1787-1874)

Robert Jackson (1832-1898) + F. Emily Dobson (1832-1907)

Lillie (1868-1897)

John McDowell (1863-1939)

Elisa

Mira

Margaret (1819-1854) + John L. Parks (1822-1906)

Mary Ann (1849-1950)

William Beaty (1851-1929) + Nancy Alice Guyas (1853-1925)

Thomas (1889-1980) + Minnie Brice Ranson (1886-1969)

Florence Vivian (b. 1916) + Philip L. Johnston (b. 1914)

Matilda + G. D. Dodson

John + Elizabeth McDowell

McDowell Family

Joseph McDowell (b. 1715) + Margaret O'Neale

Joseph

Charles

John

Margaret (1787-1874) + Robert McElrath (1780-1854)

Robert Jackson (1832-1898) + F. Emily Dobson (d. 1906)

Elisa

Margaret (1819-1854) + John L. Parks (1822-1906)

Mary Ann (1849-1850)

William Beaty (1851-1929) + Nancy Alice Gluyas (1853-1925)

Thomas (1889-1980) + Minnie Brice Ranson (1886-1969)

Florence Vivian (b. 1916) + Phillip L. Johnston (b. 1914)

Elizabeth + John McElrath (1810-1842)

Hugh

Elizabeth

Hannah

This chart includes only those individuals featured in or important for understanding these papers. Thus, only selected children and marriages are noted. For more detailed genealogical information, see subcollection 1, folder 51.

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The bulk of these papers consists of correspondence and financial and legal documents relating to the Parks and McElraths. The collection reflects the genealogical interests of Thomas Parks, as indicated by many notes on family history included in the correspondence. There is also some specifically genealogical material in the collection, including printed and typescript materials relating to Parks genealogy. Various writings, photographs, and account books round out the collection.

In order to facilitate the use of this collection, it has been divided into two subcollections, one containing items related largely to the Parks family and the other related largely to the McElraths.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 1. PARKS FAMILY.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981.

About 73 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of the Parks family, most with various relatives and friends (including correspondence from the McElraths-folder 7), and some letters to business and legal contacts. Notable items include letters from John L. Parks to his wife and brother during an 1852 trip to Texas (folder 1) and two letters of the Civil War era (folder 3). Matters discussed consist almost entirely of genealogy, farming, and routine business and family affairs.

Folder 1

1852 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 1

Folder 2

1854-1855 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 2

Folder 3

1862 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 3

Folder 4

1875 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 4

Folder 5

1877 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 5

Folder 6

1878-1879 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 6

Folder 7

1880-1900 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 7

Folder 8

1902-1904 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 8

Folder 9

1904-1907 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 9

Folder 10

1912-1921 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 10

Folder 11

1938-1981 #04464, Series: "1. Parks Family: Correspondence, 1852-1981." Folder 11

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Parks Family: Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1940.

About 648 items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Wills and Related Items, 1846-1905.

About 18 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Wills and various related items (such as property inventories) relating to the Parks family.

Folder 17

1846-1869 #04464, Subseries: "2.2. Wills and Related Items, 1846-1905." Folder 17

Folder 18

1872-1896 #04464, Subseries: "2.2. Wills and Related Items, 1846-1905." Folder 18

Folder 19

1905 #04464, Subseries: "2.2. Wills and Related Items, 1846-1905." Folder 19

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3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Two bills of sale for slaves and a physician's bill for treatment of slaves of John L. Parks.

Folder 20

Slave documents, 1853-1857 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Slave Documents, 1853-1857." Folder 20

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About 606 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Receipts, promissory notes, and account sheets tracing Parks family agricultural and business activities. Many of the receipts are for state, local, and national taxes, and insurance payments.

Folder 21

1825-1849 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1850-1859 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1860-1865 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1866-1869 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1870-1873 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1874-1875 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1876-1879 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1880 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1881 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1882-1883 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1884-1885 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1886 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1887-1889 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1890-1899 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1900-1904 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1905-1907 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1908-1909 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1910-1919 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

1920-1929 #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1938-1940, Undated #04464, Subseries: "2.4. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1825-1940, and Undated." Folder 40

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19 items.

A manuscript copy of a poem by John L. Parks as a child, a hand-written shape-note tune-book, and a collection of ballads.

Folder 41

Ballads and poems, 1829 #04464, Series: "3. Parks Family: Ballads and Poems, 1829, 1834, 1886." Folder 41

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Parks Family: Printed Materials, 1840-1917.

43 items.

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4 items.

Two "matrimonial catalogs" and two advertisement sheets for matrimonial agencies of the early 1900s, apparently utilized by one of the Parks or McElrath's in his search for a wife.

Folder 42

Matrimonial advertisements, 1909, 1917, and undated #04464, Subseries: "4.1. Matrimonial Advertisements, 1909, 1917, and undated." Folder 42

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Parks Family: Other Papers, 1781-1950s.

29 items.

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8 items.

A substitute's certificate from the Revolutionary War, some records (mostly photocopies) documenting John L. Parks's service in the Confederate Army, and other items.

Folder 48

Military documents, 1781-1864 #04464, Subseries: "5.1. Military Documents, 1781-1864." Folder 48

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5 items.

A diagram of a fluid pump and storage device, two blueprints of proposed additions to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church graveyard (where many of the Parks family are buried), and two surveyor's drawings of Parks property.

Folder 49

1905, 1920, undated #04464, Subseries: "5.2. Blueprints, 1905, 1920, undated." Folder 49

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16 items.

Typescript, manuscript, and photocopied material related to the history and genealogy of the Parks family.

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

Genealogical/historical material, 1950s-1960s #04464, Subseries: "5.3. Genealogical/Historical Material, 1950s-1960s." Folder 50-51

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10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Account books used by the Parks family in their business and farming activities.

Folder 52

Mathematics text, The Federal Instructor (Jonesborough, Tenn. circa 1836), with blank pages used by the Parks family as an account book. (Formerly Volume 1) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 52

Folder 53-54

Folder 53

Folder 54

Two account books, circa 1863, used by John Parks to record debts owed him, various business transactions, and slave births. (Formerly volumes 2-3) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 53-54

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Two small account books, used by John Parks and/or William B. Parks to record debts, business transactions, and various property sales. 1868, circa 1871. (Formerly volumes 4-5) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 55-56

Folder 57

Account book used by John Parks and/or William B. Parks to record farm transactions. circa 1870s. (Formerly volume 6) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 57

Folder 58-59

Folder 58

Folder 59

Two small account books, probably used by William B. Parks, to record farm transactions. 1904. (Formerly volumes 7-8) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 58-59

Folder 60

Account book recording farm transactions of William B. Parks. circa 1908. (Formerly volume 9) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 60

Folder 61

Account book recording road work done by the Parks family. circa 1915. (Formerly volume 10) #04464, Series: "6. Parks Family: Volumes, 1836-1915." Folder 61

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 2. MCELRATH FAMILY.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969.

About 141 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of the McElrath family, with relatives, friends, and business and legal contacts, including some letters from members of the Parks family (folders 2, 4-6). Many of the letters discuss religious activities, genealogy, and agriculture, but most deal with routine family matters.

Notable items include correspondence from James McElrath, G. P. Dodson, and W. P. Robinson, all three of whom oversaw the working of a claim during the California gold rush from 1851 to 1852. The three North Carolinians sent letters to friends and family back home, describing the daily life of those working the claims and mentioning the use of slaves in the mines (see folders 2 and 13 and related financial items in folder 22). Another notable letter, received by the McElraths from a relative in Tennessee, mentions action taken to avert a slave insurrection in 1860 (folder 5).

Folder 62

1820-1849 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 62

Folder 63

1850-1852 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 63

Folder 64

1853 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 64

Folder 65

1854-1859 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 65

Folder 66

1860-1869 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 66

Folder 67

1870-1879 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 67

Folder 68

1883-1887 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 68

Folder 69

1888-1889 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 69

Folder 70

1890-1894 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 70

Folder 71

1895-1899 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 71

Folder 72

1900-1905 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 72

Folder 73

1905-1909 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 73

Folder 74

1910-1969 #04464, Series: "1. McElrath Family: Correspondence, 1820-1969." Folder 74

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. McElrath Family: Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937.

About 373 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Deeds and Indentures, 1779-1907.

24 items.

Deeds and indentures recording land transactions of various members of the McElrath and related families.

Folder 14

1779-1816 #04464, Subseries: "2.1. Deeds and Indentures, 1779-1907." Folder 14

Folder 15

1825-1907 #04464, Subseries: "2.1. Deeds and Indentures, 1779-1907." Folder 15

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4 items.

Two bills of sale, a deed granting a slave to a physician (probably in consideration of services), and a physician's bill for a visit to one of the McElrath slaves.

Folder 16

Slave documents, 1827-1857 #04464, Subseries: "2.2. Slave Documents, 1827-1857." Folder 16

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345 items.

Receipts, promissory notes, and other items tracing the business and farming activities of the McElraths and their relatives. Notable items are a receipt for gold dust from the Brindletown mine, Burke County, North Carolina, dated 24 April 1835, and items related to the McElraths gold prospecting activities in California, including a record of the slaves' share of the gold (folder 22).

Folder 78

1777-1809 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 78

Folder 79

1810-1819 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 79

Folder 80

1820-1829 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 80

Folder 81

1830-1839 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 81

Folder 82

1840-1849 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 82

Folder 83

1850-1859 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 83

Folder 84

1860-1869 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 84

Folder 85

1870-1879 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 85

Folder 86

1880-1889 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 86

Folder 87

1890-1899 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 87

Folder 88

1900-1909 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 88

Folder 89

1910-1937 #04464, Subseries: "2.3. Receipts and Other Financial and Legal Items, 1777-1937." Folder 89

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. McElrath Family: Writings, 1870, undated.

7 items.

A cure, notes, and songs for a July 4 celebration; a penmanship sample; and three articles by F. Emily Dobson, wife of Robert Jackson McElrath.

Folder 90

Writings, 1870 and undated #04464, Series: "3. McElrath Family: Writings, 1870, undated." Folder 90

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. McElrath Family: Printed Material, 1890-1969.

9 items.

Advertisements and other printed material, some of which relates to the history of the McElrath and McDowell families.

Folder 91

Printed material, 1890-1969 #04464, Series: "4. McElrath Family: Printed Material, 1890-1969." Folder 91

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. McElrath Family: Genealogical/Historical Items, 1859-1984.

23 items.

Largely typescript and manuscript materials (some copies of newspaper articles) tracing the history of the McElraths and McDowells

Folder 92

1859-1893 #04464, Series: "5. McElrath Family: Genealogical/Historical Items, 1859-1984." Folder 92

Folder 93

1894-1984 #04464, Series: "5. McElrath Family: Genealogical/Historical Items, 1859-1984." Folder 93

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1 item.

Account book recording work done by John McElrath and including some genealogical information.

Folder 94

Volume, 1909 #04464, Series: "6. McElrath Family: Volumes, 1909." Folder 94

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955.

14 items.

Photographs relating to the McElrath family.

Image P-4464/5

John McElrath as a railroad foreman, circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/5

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"Lewis, Step, and John" - John McElrath ?, circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/6

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Middle-aged woman, circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/7

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Young woman, circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/8

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Young woman, circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/9

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Young woman, circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/10

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Mrs. J. M. McElrath (?), circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/11

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Young man and young woman, circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/12

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"Katie Lewis, age 15 years", circa 1900, tintype. #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/13

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Small girl, circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/14

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Middle-aged woman, circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/15

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"Miss Ruidie Bingham, Asheville", circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/16

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Young woman, circa 1900 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/17

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World War I group photo. - U. S. Army, unit unknown, individuals identified on verso, circa 1918 #04464, Series: "7. McElrath Family: Pictures, circa 1860, 1955." P-4464/18

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