Ballard Family Papers, 1786-1873

Manuscript Collection #242

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Ballard Family Papers
    Creator: Ballard family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1786--1873) consisting of land records, tax paid, bankruptcy, etc.
    Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet, 43 items , consisting of land records and miscellaneous legal papers.
  • Description

    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
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dr. Joseph W. Congleton
    Gift of Dr. Joseph W. Congleton

    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

    Ballard Family Papers (#242), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by L. Hofler, May 1974

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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