|Title:||Mary B. Buck Collection|
|Creator:||Buck, Mary B.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection (1756-1888) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, legal statements, indentures pertaining to land, Civil war retirement record(1864).|
|Extent:||0.055 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of grants, deeds, and legal documents.|
March 31, 1969, 40 items; Papers (1756-1880) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, and legal statements. Deposited by Mrs. Mary B. Buck, Vanceboro, N.C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Mary B. Buck Collection (#83), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon, May 1970
Encoded by Apex Data Services
The collection consists almost entirely of grants, deeds, and other indentures pertaining to land in the Swift Creek and Palmetto Swamp area of Craven County north of the Neuse River. The records are centered around members of the Butler family during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Included are references identifying Charles Butler as a shoemaker (1790) and his brother John as a planter. Testimony (1812) relative to the estate of John Butler is given by famed New Bern attorney and politician John Stanly, and a will (1861) for a later Charles Butler also is included. A few of the families represented are the Roach, Fornes, and Bryan families.
The only item not related to land or estate papers is a Civil War retirement record (1864) for Confederate private, Charles C. Butler. Information given includes age, physical description, and occupation.
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