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Ballard Family Papers, 1786-1873

Manuscript Collection #242

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Title: Ballard Family Papers
Creator: Ballard family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • 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


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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