|Title:||Brooks Family Papers|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1783-1856) of a Shelby County, TN family to their Pitt County, NC relatives, consisting of correspondence, deeds, bills of sale of slaves and miscellaneous.|
|Extent:||0.044 Cubic feet, 21 items , Photocopies, consisting of correspondence, deeds, bills of sale, and miscellaneous.|
July 30, 1975, Papers (1783-1856) of Pitt County, N.C. family, including correspondence, deeds, bills of sale, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Mr. Walter L. Tucker, 1501 Greenville Blvd., Greenville, N.C.
March 17, 1987 (unprocessed addition 1), 4 items; Letters (1840, 1841) and deeds (1791, 1866)
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Brooks Family Papers (#287), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Speas, March 1976
Encoded by Apex Data Services
The correspondence (1832-1835) in the collection is from members of the Brooks family in Shelby County, Tenn. to their relatives in Pitt County, N.C., describing life, agriculture, and trade in western Tennessee with references to western Mississippi. Mention is made of cholera epidemic in Shelby County, the expanding commerce of the area, the increase in land speculation in the western lands, and the number of new settlers. Included are numerous deeds (1791-1838) for tracts of land, the majority in Pitt County, N.C. in the area of Juniper Swamp south of the Tar River, involving William Adams and other Pitt County families. The will of James Wilson (1850) is also included, along with the bill of sale of a slave to Sarah Wilson (1839).
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