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Gloria Sutton Stone Collection, 1770-1937

Manuscript Collection #556

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Title: Gloria Sutton Stone Collection
Creator: Stone, Gloria Sutton
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1770-1937) including correspondence, land records, slave records, estate papers, financial records, deeds, land grants, a mortgage, plat, etc.
Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 147 items , consisting of correspondence, land records, slave records, estate papers, financial records, and miscellaneous.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

June 7, 1988, 147 items; Papers of Parrott and Sutton families of Lenoir County, N.C., including land records, estates papers, slave records, accounts, correspondence, receipts, and miscellaneous materials. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ed Stone, Siler City, 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

Gloria Sutton Stone Collection (#556), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ed Stone

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, November 1990

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

This collection contains mainly financial records and land records relating to the Parrott, Byrd, and Sutton families of Lenoir Co., N.C. The relationship of these families to each other is not clear. Most of the collection consists of financial records in relation to the settlement of the Benjamin Byrd (of Greene Co., N.C.) estate (1836-1841) for which Benjamin Parrott was administrator, and to the same Benjamin Parrott of Lenoir Co., N.C., and his descendants (1804-1899). Byrd's estate records include promissory notes, accounts, summonses, and two notes (1839) concerning fees owed for "insurance of a foal" from Byrd's mare when she was bred with neighbors' horses.

Benjamin Parrott died in 1858 and the Parrott family Lenoir County financial records include mostly his estate papers and settlements of his bills. Items relating to the sale of slaves include an account of the estate sale (1859) noting the sale of Parrott slaves; an 1804 slave sale; a document (1861) noting that part ownership of a note given in payment for a slave was transferred to Harriet Parrott, widow of Benjamin; and a document (1861) naming twenty-one Parrott slaves, five of them children, to be hired for one year along with the names of their hirers, the amount to be paid for their services, and the clothes to be provided for them. Also included in the Parrott financial records are promissory notes, a receipt for tuition (1859) for the two Parrott children, accounts with businesses in Kinston, tombstone payments (1859), an 1859 account for extracting a tooth in South Carolina, and an 1855 paper listing members of a school committee appointed to count the children in District No. 2 in Lenoir Co., N.C.

Correspondence (1918-1937) primarily relates to John L. Sutton's agricultural interests. Also present are letters (1937) concerning the disappearance of John Sutton's son, J. O. Sutton, in Germany.

The John L. Sutton financial records include a 1930 memoranda book manufactured by the Charles W. Priddy Co., which contains photographs of N.C. farmers and their crops; an unidentified accounts book (1918-1923); accounts with L. Harvey & Son Co. of Kinston; and a 1932 crop lien.

Land records (1782-1917) are for Lenoir County, N.C., property and concern especially Benjamin Parrott and his descendants and also the Wilson, Peacock, Creech, and Croom families. A miscellaneous file includes an undated sheet entitled "Suggestions for Precinct Leaders" ( ca. 1930s) designed for Democrats, and an issue of the Chiropractic Educator, Volume 14, Number 1 ( ca. 1930).

The oversize folder (1770-1926) contains deeds, land grants, a mortgage, and a plat concerning Dobbs County and Lenoir County, N.C., land owned by the Creech, Croom, Walters, Parrott, and Sutton families.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entries :

  • North Carolina, Lenoir County

Autograph Entries :

  • Hull, Cordell (1937)

Subject Entries :

  • AGRICULTURE--Livestock--Greene Co., N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Fertilizer
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--General Stores--Kinston, N.C.
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Tombstones
  • EDUCATION--PUBLIC SCHOOLS--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • HEALTH AND MEDICINE--Chiropractors
  • HEALTH AND MEDICINE--Dentistry--1859
  • KINSTON, N.C.--General Stores
  • LAND--Deeds and Sales--Dobbs Co., N.C.
  • LAND--Deeds and Sales--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • POLITICS--Democratic Party
  • SLAVERY--Hire of Slaves--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • SLAVERY--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • SLAVERY--Slave Trade--Lenoir Co., N.C.

Genealogy Entries :

  • BYRD FAMILY--Greene Co., N.C.
  • CREECH FAMILY--Dobbs and Lenoir Cos., N.C.
  • CROOM FAMILY--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • PARROTT FAMILY--Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • SUTTON FAMILY--Lenoir Co., N.C.

Date Entries :

  • 1790-1795
  • 1801-1806
  • 1824-1828
  • 1836-1839
  • 1840-1849
  • 1850-1859
  • 1860-1861

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 1#0556.1
Correspondence, financial records, land records, and miscellaneous items

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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