Mauney Family Papers, 1784-1916

Manuscript Collection #226

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Mauney Family Papers
    Creator: Mauney family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1974-1916) consisting of correspondence, land records, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 112 items , consisting of correspondence, land records, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    Limited correspondence covers the period from 1864 to 1897 and is concerned primarily with family and personal affairs. One Civil War letter (February, 1864) from Orange Court House, Virginia, complains of inadequate food, poor morale, and expresses a desire for peace. Two post war letters (1868) pertain to gold mining and problems relating to the mine. Included are comments concerning mine conditions and instructions for handling debts of miners to local business firms.

    Land records (1784-1883) constitute a major segment of the collection and involve lots in Gold Hill proper and land in rural Rowan County. Of particular interest is a deed (1875) for property belonging to St. Marks Evangelical Southern (Lutheran) Church in Gold Hill and statement (1883) providing a lot for construction of a new Methodist Episcopal Church in the same town.

    Also included are miscellaneous financial papers (1888-1895); estates papers for the Fannie C. Mauney estate (1912) and the F. H. Mauney estate (1905); a treasurer's indenture and other records pertaining to the Gold Hill corporation (1875); Staples and Mauney family genealogical notes; photographs of Gold Hill scenes and Mauney family members; clippings concerning Gold Hill; and other miscellaneous items.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The Mauney family of Gold Hill in Rowan County, N.C., was deeply involved in mining operations in the Rown-Cabarrus County area during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Frank Mauney (1845-1905), son of Ephraim and grandson of Valentine Mauney, married Rebecca Snuggs. Their eldest son Robert E. Lee Mauney (1872-1938) married Anne Staples of Salisbury and from this union was born R. L. Mauney husband of the donor. Various members of the Mauney and Snuggs families were involved in mining in Gold Hill and in the administration of town government.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    April 25, 1973, 110 items; Papers (1784-1911) of Rowan County, N.C. family, including correspondence, financial papers, legal records, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous. Deposited by Mrs. Eva R. Mauney, Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Eva R. Mauney

    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

    Mauney Family Papers (#226), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, October 1973

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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