Davis Family Papers, 1863, 1938

Manuscript Collection #204

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Davis Family Papers
    Creator: Davis family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1863, 1938) including bill of state and clippings, genealogical clippings, newspapers.
    Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 2 items , bill of sale and clipping
  • Description

    The collection consists of a bill of sale for a slave and a clipping concerning the Davis family genealogy.

    The collection consists of a bill of sale for a slave and a clipping concerning the Davis family genealogy. The bill of sale (1863) transfers a Negro woman named Rachel from James G. Davis to Ida Davis. The genealogy clipping apparently taken from a Duplin County, N.C. newspaper (1938) traces the descendants of Wendel Davis, Sr., eighteenth century planter of Lenoir and Duplin Counties.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 27, 1972, 2 items; Bill of sale (1863), and clipping. Gift of Mrs. Randolph Kirkpatrick, Jacksonville, Florida

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Randolph Kirkpatrick

    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

    Davis Family Papers (#204), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, July 1975

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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