Sutton Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #315
Sutton family
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 178 items , consisting of deeds, accounts, genealogy sheets, Bible records, receipts, promissory notes, land surveys, and miscellaneous items.
Preferred Citation
Sutton Family Papers (#315), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1741-1879) of the Sutton, Parks, Uzzell, and Woods families of Bucklesberry, Lenoir County, NC, consisting of deeds, accounts, genealogical sheets, Bible records, receipts, promissory notes, land surveys and miscellaneous.

Scope and arrangement

Bible records and genealogical sheets in this collection refer to the Sutton, Parks, Uzzell, and Woods families of Bucklesberry in Lenoir Co., N.C. Also mentioned are numerous slave births as early as 1776.

Five deeds (1791-1870) in Bucklesberry, Lenoir County, N.C. pertain primarily to property belonging to the Sutton Family. The land surveys date to the mid and late 1700's and pertain to Giles and Sutton property in Craven and Dobbs counties.

The receipts pertain to taxes, store accounts, and tuition payments. The store receipts (late 1700's, 1806-1810, 1867-1869, 1879) mention such items as port, corn, salt, cheese, cider, sugar, cloth, shoes, coats, tobacco, bridles, handkerchiefs, gloves, scissors, potatoes, molasses, cotton, shot, and paper. The tax receipts cover the years 1779 to 1814 and the 1860's and the tuition payments to private schools in Lenoir County date to the 1860's, and the tuition payments to private schools in Lenoir County date to the 1860's and 1870's. In some cases crops were used instead of money for payments, and pounds and shillings were still used until 1810.

Among the miscellaneous items are several pages documenting the weight and price of hogs (1818) slaughtered, and an indenture of apprenticeship (1866) of an eleven year old orphan named Samuel Sutton. Also included are handwritten directions for taking medicine and a note written in 1780 which mentions the possibility of the writer getting drafted.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 15, 1976, ca. 150 items; Lenoir County, N.C. family papers (1779-1878), including accounts, receipts, correspondence, Bible records, genealogical material, promissory notes, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Mr. Clellan Sutton, La Grange, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mr. Clellan Sutton

Processing information

Processed by M. Elmore, January 1977

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.