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Collection Number: 05080

Collection Title: Prevatte Family Papers (#5080) 1779-1937 and undated

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Size About 500 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract The Prevatte family has lived in Robeson County, N.C., since the late 18th century. Thomas Prevatte, Jr. (1764-1843) moved to Robeson from Craven County, N.C., in 1797 with his wife, Sally West Prevatte (1771-1853). Thomas and Sally Prevatte had at least nine children and lived on land near Fairmont, N.C., and Old Field Swamp. Thomas and Sally's son, Furney Prevatte (1808-1895), was a Baptist minister and helped establish several churches in Robeson County. Another son, Elias W. Prevatte (1814-1886), appears to have owned a farm and was married to Caroline Bullock Prevatte (1846-1882). Elias W. and Caroline Prevatte's son, E. Fowler Prevatte (1871-1936) apparently grew tobacco and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Papers are chiefly receipts, deeds, promissory notes, tax receipts, account statements, and other documents of various members of the Prevatte family of Robeson County, N.C. The documents describe business transactions, land grants, farm activities, tax assessments, and other family dealings. Included are receipts, 1886-1887, of executor Charles Prevatte, settling the estate of Elias W. Prevatte; papers, 1893-1934, of E. Fowler Prevatte; papers, 1839-1886, of Elias W. Prevatte; and papers, 1791-1843, of Thomas Prevatte. Also included are papers of other Robeson County residents.
Creator Prevatte family.
Language English.
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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.
Provenance
Received from Malcom Bullock of Salisbury, N.C., in October 2001 (Acc. 99100).
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The Prevatte family has lived in Robeson County, N.C. since the late 18th century. Thomas Prevatte, Jr. (1764-1843) moved to Robeson from Craven County, N.C., in 1797 with his wife, Sally West Prevatte (1771-1853). Thomas and Sally Prevatte had at least nine children and lived on land near Fairmont, N.C., and Old Field Swamp. Thomas's brother, Peter Prevatte (b. 1766), also settled in Robeson County with his wife Eleanor Clements Prevatte, and their children.

Several members of the Prevatte family served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Thomas and Sally's son, Furney Prevatte (1808-1895), was a Baptist minister and helped establish several churches in Robeson County. Another son, Elias W. Prevatte (1814-1886), appears to have owned a farm and was married to Caroline Bullock Prevatte (1846-1882). Elias W. and Caroline Prevatte's son, E. Fowler Prevatte (1871-1936) apparently grew tobacco and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Elias W. Prevatte's nephew, Charles Prevatte (1833-1911), served as executor of his estate.

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Chiefly receipts, deeds, promissory notes, tax receipts, account statements, and other documents of various members of the Prevatte family, farmers of Robeson County, N.C. The documents describe business transactions, land grants, farm activities, tax assessments, and other family dealings. Included are receipts, 1886-1887, of executor Charles Prevatte, settling the estate of Elias W. Prevatte; papers, 1893-1934, of E. Fowler Prevatte; papers, 1839-1886, of Elias W. Prevatte; and papers, 1791-1843, of Thomas Prevatte. Also included are papers of other Robeson County residents.

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Contents list

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About 500 items.

Chiefly receipts, deeds, promissory notes, tax receipts, account statements, and other documents of various members of the Prevatte family, farmers of Robeson County, N.C. The documents describe business transactions, land grants, farm activities, tax assessments, and other family dealings. Included are receipts, 1886-1887, of executor Charles Prevatte, settling the estate of Elias W. Prevatte; papers, 1893-1934, of E. Fowler Prevatte; papers, 1839-1886, of Elias W. Prevatte; and papers, 1791-1843, of Thomas Prevatte. Also included are papers of other Robeson County residents.

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Folder 10

Prevatte, Charles, January 1886-November 1887 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 1-10

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Prevatte, E. Fowler, 1893-1934 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 11-18

Folder 19-38

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Folder 38

Prevatte, Elias W., 1839-1886 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 19-38

Folder 39

Prevatte, Furney and Wright Prevatte, 1827-1831 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 39

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Folder 40

Folder 41

Prevatte, Thomas, 1791-1843 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 40-41

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Other papers, 1779-1937 and undated #05080, Series: "Papers, 1779-1937 and undated. " Folder 46-51

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