Francis Marion Mellette Collection, 1935-1966, undated

Manuscript Collection #274

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Francis Marion Mellette Collection
    Creator: Mellette family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection consists of copies of the Mellette Family History, and a History of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge, No. 304.
    Extent: 0.15 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of a ledger, a history, and photocopies of a genealogy
  • Description

    This collection copies of Mellette family history, and a 1960 history of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge Number 304 in Deep Run, North Carolina, and an undated member ledger.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    According to family history, the Mellettes are of French origin, possibly Huguenots (Protestants) who came to America to escape religious persecution. The Mellette family has been in South Carolina since 1745. The first Mellette mentioned, John Mellette, Sr. was born in 1745. John Mellette married Sarah Sutter and they had 5 children. John Mellette died in 1790. By 1799 the family (children of John Mellette) moved to Fauquier County where his eldest son (Jesse Mellette) was married to Judith Glasscock. John Mellette’s second son (Arthur Mellette) was married to Judith Glasscock’s sister, Leanna Glasscock.

    The family then moved to Fairmont, West Virginia near the Tygart Valley River. The families of Mellette, Hickman, Reed, Moore, Veach, Ice and others came here through various routes and became closely linked through marriage, friendship and religion. This collection also contains records from the Glasscock, Sutter, and Ramsey familys.

    The Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge of Deep Run, North Carolina, was built in 1870 during the Reconstruction era. The lodge was moved twice, split up but eventually became a functioning lodge again. A complete history of Pleasant Hill Lodge Number 304, written by Charlie L. Smith and Francis M. Mellette, is also included.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    November 21, 1974, 8 vols.; ledgers (1875-1899, 1923-1927) for the firm of James A. Aycock & sons of Wedgefield, S.C. [ledgers were returned to the donor March 10, 1981]; also copies of Mellette family history and a history of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge no. 304. Donor: Mr. Francis M. Mellette.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Francis M. Mellette

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions: Ledgers withdrawn March 10, 1981

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Francis Marion Mellette Collection (#274), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

    Processed by Faith Harris 2019.

Container List

Mellette Family Origins (undated), Mellette Family list of decendants (1966), Mimeographed pamphlet (1937), History of Pleasant Hill Lodge No. 304 (1960), Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge member ledger (Undated)

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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection, without the consent of those individuals, may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which East Carolina University assumes no responsibility.

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Container List

Mellette Family Origins (undated), Mellette Family list of decendants (1966), Mimeographed pamphlet (1937), History of Pleasant Hill Lodge No. 304 (1960), Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge member ledger (Undated)

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