James B. Cherry Papers, 1860-1880

Manuscript Collection #604

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: James B. Cherry Papers
    Creator: Cherry, James B., 1840-1905
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1860-1880) including receipts, promissory notes, and accounts. 53 items.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 53 items , consisting of receipts, promissory notes, and accounts.
  • Description

    Receipts and promissory notes constitute the bulk of this collection. Included are records of slave hire (1860-1865); receipts for the purchase of Confederate bonds (1864); receipts for the payment of fines and taxes that Mr. Cherry collected as Clerk of Superior Court, Pitt County, NC (1868); receipts for tuition and medical expenses; and a receipt (1878) signed by Thomas J. Jarvis, later North Carolina governor.

    For related material, see collection #586.1.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    James Burton Cherry was born in Pitt County, NC, January 17, 1840. He married Pattie Sherrod in 1860 and they had two daughters, Mangie and Nina. After the death of his first wife in February 1869, Mr. Cherry married Miss Ada M. Pearce on March 16, 1875. They had a son, James B. Cherry, Jr. James B. Cherry, Sr., died March 13, 1905.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 26, 1990, 50 items; Papers (1860-1880) of Pitt County, NC, resident, consisting of financial records, including slave hire records, promissory notes, accounts, receipts, etc. Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton, Greenville, NC.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton

    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

    James B. Cherry Papers (#604), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by C. Crews, February 1991

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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