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Edgerton Family Papers, 1794-1886

Manuscript Collection #361

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Title: Edgerton Family Papers
Creator: Edgerton family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1794-1886) consisting of land grants, deeds, land surveys, plats, legal papers, a sale account, a newspaper, and miscellaneous.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 20 items , consisting of land grants, deeds, land surveys, plats, legal papers, a sale account, a newspaper, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

May 4, 1978, 18 items; Papers (1794-1886) of Wayne County, N.C., family, consisting of grants, deeds, surveys, an account, and miscellaneous. Deposited by Mr. Hugh W. Thompson, Bethel, N.C.

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

Edgerton Family Papers (#361), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Hugh W. Thompson

Processing Information

  • Processed by H. Warren, January 1981

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Most of the material in this collection relates to Wayne County land transactions. This includes two land grants in the Nahunta Swamp region and five deeds for other property located in the same area.

One of the deeds is related to the 1814 land grant of Benjamin Tulghum, for the land grant obviously was transferred from Tulghum to William Edgerton. These land transactions date from 1794 to 1859, involve several members of the Edgerton family, and transfer tracts of land ranging in size from 25 to 1,853 acres. An 1853 Johnston County deed also involves a member of the Edgerton family. Four plats in the collection illustrate property holdings in the vicinity of Nahunta Swamp. Also included are two land surveys not accompanied by plats.

Miscellaneous material includes a document giving William Edgerton the power of attorney for Pearcy Wiggs of Indiana (1845) and a contract authorizing the construction of a white school on one acre of land owned by Michael Edgerton (1874). Other items include an account listing prices brought at a sale of household property and farm products belonging to Nathan Davis of Wayne County (1839); a copy of the April, 1886, edition of the Raleigh newspaper, The North Carolina Farmer, which discusses general farm news and advises farmers how to contend with the over-supply of cotton; and two receipts.

An oversize folder (361.2os) contains two land grants date 1794 and 1814.

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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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