Pollock Family Papers, 1873-1922

Manuscript Collection #385

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Pollock Family Papers
    Creator: Pollock family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1873-1922, undated) consisting of mortgage and chattel liens, Mayors' Court complaints, a court case amendments records, a ledger, genealogical data, pamphlets, financial statements, etc.
    Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 27 items ,
  • Description

    Court records- the majority of which are Jones County mortgage and chattel liens (1918-1922)- comprise about half of this collection. The mortgage liens involve lands chiefly in either Trenton or Maysville, N.C., and include liens on the lands' agricultural production. The chattel liens typically involve such personal property as "a Ford automobile," "a bay mule," and numerous other interesting items.

    The remainder of the court records are Mayors' Court complaints and a Jones County court case record. The complaints deal with construction and maintenance of Trenton dwellings (1921). The Jones County court case record is an enumeration of amendments to a land dispute hearing between L. M. Pollock and several defendants (1897).

    Miscellany includes two Ku Klux Klan pamphlets (1916, 1918); a financial statement of the Bank of Jones in Trenton (1926); R. L. Pollock's daybook (1873), which lists alphabetically hundreds of names of his debtors; a receipt (1886); a credential certificate of North Carolina Grand Lodge #81 (1922); a list of creditors of A. L. Roundtree and L. M. and M.I. [?] Pollock (1893); and copies of genealogical data- possibly from a family Bible- on Thomas Pollock's children (ca. 1825-1844).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The Pollock family of Trenton, N.C., was descended from Thomas Pollock (born ca. 1800). The family has long been prominent in the public life of Jones and Craven counties. Twentieth century Pollocks have included bankers, public officials, and major landholders.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    April 9, 1979, 24 items; Jones County, N.C., family papers (1873-1922), including a ledger, land records, mortgage liens, and pamphlets. Deposited by Mrs. Betty Speir, Bethel, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Betty Speir

    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

    Pollock Family Papers (#385), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by I. Berent, October 1980

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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