Ballard Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #242
Ballard family
Physical description
0.1 Cubic Feet, 43 items , consisting of land records and miscellaneous legal papers.
Preferred Citation
Ballard Family Papers (#242), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1786--1873) consisting of land records, tax paid, bankruptcy, etc.

Scope and arrangement

The bulk of this collection consists of land records for Greenville, N.C., and the Ballard Crossroads community of Pitt County, N.C. (1786-1873). Benjamin May and Elias Carr (grandfather of Governor Elias Carr) were involved in some of these land transactions. Also included in this collection is a contract concerning the recovery of taxes paid on cotton, a notice of bankruptcy, a voucher of an estates administrator and miscellaneous legal documents.

Administrative information
Custodial History

November 1, 1973, 43 items; Pitt County land records (1786-1873). Deposited by Dr. Joseph W. Congleton, Greenville, N.C.

August 26, 1980, (unprocessed addition 1), 2 items; slave records (1860, 1863). Donor: Dr. Joseph W. Congleton.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dr. Joseph W. Congleton

Gift of Dr. Joseph W. Congleton

Processing information

Processed by L. Hofler, May 1974

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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
Carr, Elias, 1839-1900
May, Benjamin, 1737-1808
Family Names
Ballard family
Real property--North Carolina--Pitt County
Pitt County (N.C.)--History