Council Wooten Papers

1843, 1863
Manuscript Collection #45
Wooten, Council
Physical description
0.121 Cubic Feet, 2 items, letters
Preferred Citation
Council Wooten Papers (#45), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1843, 1963) including letters relating to personal and family matters. 2 items.

Biographical/historical information

Sarah Wooten was the mother of Dr. J. Y. Joyner. Council Wooten was a prominent man of affairs in North Carolina. He was six times a member of the House of Commons from Lenoir County and was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1835.

Scope and arrangement

The two items of correspondence in this collection are concerned primarily with personal and family matters. The letter written by Sarah Wooten, dated 4 June 1843, to her father Council Wooten in Mosely Hall (now La Grange), N.C., tells briefly of events at the Episcopal school in Raleigh and mentions the public hanging of two people.

The letter (16 November 1863) of W. T. Faircloth to Miss Eviline Wooten was written from a camp of the Second North Carolina Infantry, stationed with the Army of Northern Virginia. Faircloth comments briefly about the hardships experienced by the men in the army and expresses the hope that the war will soon end with honor and freedom for the South. William Turner Faircloth was born in Edgecombe County, N.C. Before the Civil war, he studied law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. After wartime service, he served as a member of the state legislature (1865). In 1867, he married Eviline Wooten. Faircloth was again called to state service in 1875 when he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Later in the same year he was appointed a justice of the State Supreme Court.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 13, 1968, Letters to Council Wooten (1843) and to Miss Eviline Wooten (1863). Transferred from the J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Descriptions updated by Jennifer Overstreet, July 2020

Descriptions updated by Ashlyn Racine, May 2023

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Faircloth, William Turner, 1829-1900--Correspondence
Wooten, Council--Correspondence
Wooten, Sarah--Correspondence
Family Names
Wooten family--Correspondence
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army--Military life
Lynching--North Carolina--Raleigh
Private schools--North Carolina--Raleigh