Johnson Family Collection

Manuscript Collection #432
Johnson family
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, 45 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, mortgages, and a will.
Preferred Citation
Johnson Family Collection (#432), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1779-1917) including correspondence, deeds, mortgages, letter of sympathy, land documents, promissory notes, and a will.

Biographical/historical information

Richard M. Johnson accumulated land in Franklin and Halifax counties in the mid to late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Several of his purchases were at public auctions in Scotland Neck, N.C.

Scope and arrangement

Correspondence includes three letters concerning land boundaries in Halifax County (undated, 1890, 1904), a letter and booklet from R. S. and A. B. Lacey Patenting Company to J. S. Thompson (1914), and a letter of sympathy from the Elks Lodge of Naugatuck, Conn., to John C. Healy (1917).

The majority of the collection consists of legal documents relating to land in Halifax and Franklin counties. The documents begin with a land survey in 1779 and include deeds dating from 1780 through 1916. There also are indentures, mortgages, promissory notes, and a will (1872).

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 30, 1981, 45 items; Halifax County records (1779-[1866-1871]), consisting primarily of deeds, mortgages, plats, and other legal documents. Gift of Mr. Norman Caine, Raleigh, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Norman Caine

Processing information

Processed by M. Cherry, January 1988

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.

Key terms
Family Names
Johnson family
Deeds--North Carolina--Franklin County
Deeds--North Carolina--Halifax County