Repiton-Lamb Family Papers, 1736-1956

Manuscript Collection #179

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Repiton-Lamb Family Papers
    Creator: Lamb family
    Repiton family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1869, 1908, 1736, 1933-1956) consisting of correspondence, legal records, genealogical records, pamphlets, clippings, photographs and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 166 items , consisting of correspondence, legal records, genealogical records, pamphlets, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    Repiton-Lamb Family Papers deal primarily with the Repiton and Lamb families of Virginia and North Carolina. Also included are the Wilson, Kerr, Knox and related branches.

    Correspondence is generally concerned with genealogical topics. Included are letters (1933-1937) pertaining to quit-claim suit between descendants of William Wilson and George N. Ostrander and son over a tract of land in New York state. Also of interest is a letter copy (1793) in which a father discusses the proper education, dress, and conduct for his daughter.

    Legal records (1869, 1934-1937) include receipt (1869) for payment on a cemetery plot for Rev. A. Paul Repiton in Wilmington, N.C.; two court summons; and a land indenture. Reverend Repiton was the only minister in Wilmington who survived the yellow fever epidemic of 1862. The summons and indenture pertain to land of William Wilson in Hamilton County, New York.

    Genealogical material (1908, 1933-1934, undated) pertains to the Lamb, Repiton, Sage, Wilson, Corbett, Kerr, Cowan, and Knox families. The genealogical data traces several families to Scotland. Included is a booklet on the Lamb genealogy, an application for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and notes on various families.

    Pamphlets and other printed materials include a short history of old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia; two church bulletins (1939, 1944); a reprint entitled "The Heroine of Confederate Point," which relates an account of the defense of Fort Fisher, N.C. (undated); and a short paper (1945) entitled "Colonel William Lamb and Phi Beta Kappa."

    Newspaper and magazine clippings (1924-1956) concern the history of Tidewater Virginia and Fort Fisher, North Carolina. These include items on Norfolk's silver mace, the Kenmure house, a history of Fort Monroe, activities in Williamsburg, the battle of Fort Fisher, and blockade-runners of the lower Cape Fear.

    Photographs include Rev. A. Paul Repiton, his wife and son and the Repiton house in Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Miscellaneous materials (1736, 1908, undated) include a copy of the Repiton family seal and a reprint of the Virginia Gazette (1736).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 17, 1971, ca. 150 items; Correspondence, clippings, genealogical notes, family records, and miscellaneous.

    September 10, 1974, 8 items; Birth and death records, photographs, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous. Gift of Miss Dorothy Repiton Knox, Charlotte, N.C.

    September 20, 1979, (unprocessed addition 1), 2 pp.; Genealogical notes on Sage, Cowan, Mcilhenny, Howard, Farquharson, and Hollerith families. Donor: Mrs. Richard Hollerith.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Dorothy Repiton Knox
    Gift of Mrs. Richard Hollerith

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Repiton-Lamb Family Papers (#179), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by W. West, March 1979

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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