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Collection Number: 04953

Collection Title: Stone Family Papers (#4953) 1804-1876

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Size About 600 items (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract Stone family members included Moses Stone (d. 1844), planter in the Spartanburg District of South Carolina, and his wife, Catharine Smith Stone (1798-1875), who ran the plantation after her husband's death. The collection contains correspondence and business papers, including bills of sale, inventories, land documents and survey reports, subpoenas, promissory notes, and other documents written by or concerning members of the Stone family and related Smith, Tracy, and Barnett families of Cedar Springs, S.C.; Spartanburg County, S.C.; Franklin County, Ga.; Americus, Ga.; Marion County, Ala.; and King's Mountain, N.C. Most materials relate to Moses and Catharine Smith Stone. Many letters, chiefly about family activities, are addressed to Catharine Smith Stone. Also included are charms, medicinal and household recipes, and a few items relating to slaves.
Creator Stone family.
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.
Provenance
Received from Roscoe L. Strickland III of Raleigh, N.C., in October 1998 (Acc. 98222) and in February 1999 (Acc. 98301)
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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Moses Stone (d. 1844) was a planter in the Spartanburg District of South Carolina. Stone's wife, Catharine Smith Stone (1798-1875), ran the plantation after her husband's death in 1844. Moses Stone had many brothers, including Pharis, Hillory, Henry, Ambrose, Tilman, Zealy, and John Stone. A cousin of Catharine Smith Stone, Jubilee Smith, practiced medicine and dentistry in Americus, Ga., after the Civil War.

The daughters of Moses and Catharine Stone included Martha Lovina (b. 1824); Regina Minerva (1824-1894), who married a physician, James Wright Tracy (1819-1896); Jane Melissa (b. 1827); Susan Ann (b. 1829); and Catharine Letitia (b. 1832).

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Correspondence and business papers, including bills of sale, inventories, land documents and survey reports, subpoenas, promissory notes, and other documents written by or concerning members of the Stone family and related Smith, Tracy, and Barnett families of Cedar Springs, S.C.; Spartanburg County, S.C.; Franklin County, Ga.; Americus, Ga.; Marion County, Ala.; and King's Mountain, N.C. Most materials relate to Moses Stone and Catharine Smith Stone. Many letters, chiefly about family activities, are addressed to Catharine Smith Stone. Also included are charms, medicinal and household recipes, and a few items relating to slaves.

Correspondents include Moses Stone's brothers and the daughters of Moses and Catharine Stone. There is also a letter from a cousin of Catharine Smith Stone, Jubilee Smith, who practiced medicine and dentistry in Americus, Ga., after the Civil War.

Transcripts of selected items, made by Roscoe L. Strickland III in December 1994, are also included.

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Contents list

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About 600 items (0.5 linear ft.).

Correspondence and business papers, including bills of sale, inventories, land documents and survey reports, subpoenas, promissory notes, and other documents written by or concerning members of the Stone family and related Smith, Tracy, and Barnett families of Cedar Springs, S.C.; Spartanburg County, S.C.; Franklin County, Ga.; Americus, Ga.; Marion County, Ala.; and King's Mountain, N.C. Most materials relate to Moses Stone and Catharine Smith Stone. Many letters, chiefly about family activities, are addressed to Catharine Smith Stone. Also included are charms, medicinal and household recipes, and a few items relating to slaves.

Correspondents include Moses Stone's brothers and the daughters of Moses and Catharine Stone. There is also a letter from a cousin of Catharine Smith Stone, Jubilee Smith, who practiced medicine and dentistry in Americus, Ga., after the Civil War.

Transcripts of selected items, made by Roscoe L. Strickland III in December 1994, are also included.

Folder 1

Accounts, 1833-1861 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Barnett family: 1843-1854 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Bills of sale, lists, 1825-1869 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Cantrell, Nimrod: Plat map, 1804 (Housed in OP-4953/1) #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Smith family: 1804-1827 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 5

Folder 6

Stone, Catharine Smith: Business and financial papers, 1823-1852 #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 6

Folder 7

Stone, Catharine Smith: Business and financial papers, 1823-1864 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 7

Folder 8

Stone, Catharine Smith: Family papers, 1821-1864 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 8

Folder 9

Stone, Moses: 1820-1829 #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 9

Folder 10

Stone, Moses: 1830-1843 #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Stone, Moses: 1844-1859 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Stone, Samuel: 1824-1829 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 12

Folder 13

Tracy, James Wright: 1839-1876 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 13

Folder 14

Other family members, 1818-1850 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 14

Folder 15

Others, 1809-1868 and undated #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 15

Folder 16

Transcripts #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " Folder 16

Oversize Paper OP-4953/1

Cantrell, Nimrod: Plat map, 1804 #04953, Series: "Papers, 1804-1876. " OP-4953/1

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Items separated include an oversize paper (OP-4953/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Aletha Andrew, June 2000

Encoded by: Aletha Andrew, June 2000

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2009

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