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Martha Mewborn Marble Collection, 1768-2001

(Manuscript Collection #683)

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

Title: Martha Mewborn Marble Collection
Creator: Marble, Martha Mewborn
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Genealogical materials (undated) for the Mewborn, Kilpatrick, Albritton, Pugh, Cannon Batchelor, Howell, and Carr families, etc., 1600-1992.
Extent: 1.98 Cubic feet.

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

Accessions Information

August 15, 1994 (unprocessed), 179 pages; Genealogical materials for Mewborn, Kilpatrick, Moseley, Albritton, Pugh, Cannon, Batchelor, Howell, and Carr families. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

November 3, 1999 (unprocessed addition 1), 2 pages; Pugh-Mewborn family Bible records for Greene and Lenoir counties, N.C. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

March 21, 2000 (unprocessed addition 2), 1 volume; Thomas Ormond prayer book, containing birth and death records of Ormond family. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

October 30, 2000 (unprocessed addition 3), 4 items; Autograph books for Ann Priscella Moye, William Edgar Mewborn, and Lula Lee Lang of Pitt County, NC and birth/death entries from the Bible of Felix and Martha Virginia Grubbs Hardison of Lenoir County, NC. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

October 11, 2001 (unprocessed addition 4), 3 items, 0.06 cubic feet; Levi Jesse Handy Mewborn family photographs, clipping & In Memoriam book (undated) 8 items; Descendants of John Sutton genealogical research notebook (looseleaf), 1730-1961, by Martha Mewborn Marble (1 October 2001) Photocopy typescript, 88 p.; Genealogical documents, clippings, bible records, notes & address book (undated) of Mewborn, Taylor, Sutton, Jackson, Frye, Ham, Hartsfield, Dupree, Faulkner, and Rouse families, Lenoir County, NC. Photocopies, 88 p. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

October 22, 2002 (unprocessed addition 5), 30 items, 0.02 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1877-1968) of Pitt County and Lenoir County, NC legal and land documents relating to the Carr, Mewborn, Phillips, Franklin, and Joyner families. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble.

May 27, 2005 (unprocessed addition 6), 1 item, .004 cubic feet; Bryan - Hatch Family Bible records (1755-1887), relating to Craven County and Jones County, North Carolina. Photocopies. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble

November 8, 2005 (unprocessed addition 7), 128 items, 1.05 cubic feet; Collection (1869-1957) relating to William H. Cox, R. E. Cox, N. H. Cox, Mark Mewborn and related families of Kinston, Lenoir County and Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina, including ledgers, manuscripts, printed materials, photographic prints, plats, maps, deeds, mortgages, tax records, financial records, clippings, and correspondence, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble

November 16, 2006 (unprocessed addition 8), 2 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (1916-1938) of manuscript materials including Le-Nea, the first yearbook Contentnea High School, Graingers, Lenoir County, North Carolina, 1938, and finances of Mewborn's Insurance Agency Company, Masonic Mutual Life Association & Baker Farm. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble

December 12, 2007 (unprocessed addition 9), 1 volume, 0.25 cubic feet; Ledger (1888-1892) of Wilbar General Store, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina containing indexed record of customers' accounts, including debits and credits for groceries, clothing, fuel, hardware & farm equipment & household supplies. Leather bound. Donor: Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble

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

Martha Mewborn Marble Collection (#683), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Ms. Martha Mewborn Marble

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 3#0683.3
    • Folder a#0683.3.a
      Ledger (1895-1896) recording payments for Dog & Goat Tax, Dray Tax, Livery Tax, Hotel Tax, Horse Dealers Tax, Liquor Dealers Tax, Purchase Tax (Semi Annual), Miscellaneous License Tax, General Tax, Special Poll Tax, and Special Property Tax compiled by Pitt County Tax Collector N. H. Cox. 1 item. 66 p. (ca. 0.022 cubic feet) Recd. 10/28/2005. Note: Ledger leather bound.
    • Folder b#0683.3.b
      Ledger (5/24-7/18/1902) of daily sales receipts compiled by Mark Mewborn, Grocer, Kinston, North Carolina; list of workers and payments; also Mark Mewborn Grocer! 136 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC paper bag. 3 items. 78 p. (ca. 0.026 cubic feet). Note: Ledger paper bound.
    • Folder c#0683.3.c
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1868-1889) 12 items. Ca. 24 p. Note: also includes Robert E. Cox, Lucy Cox Mewborn, and Sarah Cox documents.
    • Folder d#0683.3.d
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1890-1897) 23 items. Ca. 50 p
    • Folder e#0683.3.e
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1901-1908) 18 items. Ca. 24 p.
    • Folder f#0683.3.f
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1909-1917) 24 items. Ca. 50 p.
    • Folder g#0683.3.g
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1919) 7 items. Ca. 35 p.
    • Folder h#0683.3.h
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1920-1929) 8 items. Ca. 12 p.
    • Folder i#0683.3.i
      William H. Cox family deeds, mortgages, receipts, stock certificates, plats, correspondence, Lenoir County & Pitt County, NC (1947, 1957) 3 items. 5 p.
  • Box 4#0683.4
    • Folder a#0683.4.a
      Scrapbook pages (n.d.) of Kinston, NC newspaper clippings. 1 item. 33 p.
    • Folder b#0683.4.b
      Charles C. & C. B. Phillips financial records (1877-1904) 9 items. 9 p.
    • Folder c#0683.4.c
      R. E. Cox tax receipt (11/23/1910) Chocowinity Township, Beaufort County, NC. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d#0683.4.d
      John C. Washington account settlement for Miss Pansie Taylor (1/9/1869) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder e#0683.4.e
      Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (1/22/1895) Vol. 1, no. 37. Newspaper. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder f#0683.4.f
      W. H. Harding Letter (11/14/1913) to Lucy (Mrs. Mark) Mewborn, Kinston, NC 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder g#0683.4.g
      Greenville Institute programs (n.d.) 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder h#0683.4.h
      Greenville Female School closing exercises program (6/12/1885) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder i#0683.4.i
      Kinston Woman's Club photograph (ca. 1976) Clipping of photograph reprinted from 1906 Kinston Free Press Industrial Edition. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder j#0683.4.j
      Mrs. Ladie Kornegay operating a telephone switchboard (ca. 1900) Photographic Print. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder k#0683.4.k
      James L. Fleming, Larry Moore, Mrs. Millie Higgs, Mrs. F. M. Hodges, Mrs. Betsy Greene, Mrs. Bessie Jarvis, Greenville, NC (ca. 1895( Photographic Print. 1 item. 1 p.
  • Box 5#0683.5
    • Folder a#0683.5.a
      Ledger (1904-1905) of accounts compiled by Mark Mewborn, Grocer, Kinston, North Carolina; list of workers and payments; also Mark Mewborn Grocer! 136 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC paper bag. 16" x 11" x 4", 1 item. 355 p. used out of 950 p. (ca. 0.43 cubic feet). Note: Ledger paper bound.
  • Box 6#0683.6
    • Folder a#0683.6.a
      Le-Nea (1938) a scrapbook compiled by the senior class of Contentnea High School, Graingers, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Typescript & mimeographed, with photographic prints of administrators, faculty, students, and school buildings. Loose leaf bound. 1 item. 48 p. Notes: Signed: "Martha Virginia Hardison" a member of the senior class. The title "Le-Ne" is derived from the Lenoir-Contentnea. Intended to serve as a "pictorial keepsake" for the senior class of 1938. Includes individual photographs of senior class members and group photographs of others classes.
    • Folder b#0683.6.b
      Ledger (1916-1930) of Eastern North Carolina life insurance sales for Mewborn's Insurance Agency Company, the Masonic Mutual Life Association & farm expenses for the Baker Farm, compiled by William Edgar Mewborn, Lenoir County, North Carolina. Holograph mss. 1 item. ca. 200 p. Note: Mewborn was married to Lula Lee Lang, Pitt County, NC. Insurance records includes names, dates, address, results, doctor, kind of policy, premium paid & how paid, etc. for each insured. Water & mold damage to cover & binding.
  • Box 7#0683.7
    North Carolina Collection
    • Folder a#0683.7.a
      Kayaitchess, The (1924) Vol. 1, Robert El Lee, Editor-in-Chief & Edward Lee, Business Manager. Published by the students of Kinston High School, Kinston, North Carolina. 1 item. 40 p. Notes: School yearbook, includes chapters on Classes, Student Activiites, Athletics, and Jokes.
    • Folder b#0683.7.b
      Connecting Link Commencement Issue 1926, The (1926), Claude Ballard, Jr. Editor-in-Chief, Lucille Stroud, Managing Editor. Published every other week by students of Kinston City Schools under the Supervision of Committee of Teachers, Kinston, North Carolina. 1 item. 6 p. Notes: Some foxing & loose pages.
Oversize Folder 5os1#0683.5os1
Road Map (1924) State Highway System of North Carolina. Office of Senior Highway Engineer. Edition of June 1st, 1924. 33.75" x 14" Scale: 2.5" = 40 miles. 1 item. 1 p. Verso: Table of Distances, Route Markers, Registration Rates, etc.
Oversize Folder 5os2#0683.5os2
Plat (Dec. 1926) of the Jesse L. Kennedy Place, owned by the Sutton Hiers [sic], Institute Township, Lenoir County, NC, Walter & Gurley Auction Co., Kinston, NC, Selling Agents. Blueprint. 23" x 12.125" Scale: 1" = 300'. 1 item. 1 p.
Oversize Folder 5os3#0683.5os3
Plat (Dec. 1926) of the John A. Sutton Homeplace, Institute Township, Lenoir County, NC, Walter & Gurley Auction Co., Kinston, NC, Selling Agents. Blueprint. 24" x 13.187" Scale: 1" = 300'. 1 item. 1 p.
Oversize Folder 5os4#0683.5os4
Map (11/26/1926) of the J. T. Williams Farm, Wilson Township, Wilson County, NC. Sold by Walter Gurley Auction Company, Kinston, NC. Meriweather Lewis, Registered Surveyor. Blueprint. 24" x 17" Scale: 1" = 150'. 1 item. 1 p.
Oversize Folder 5os5#0683.5os5
Map (1926) of the Property of E. K. Wright, Wilson County, NC. From survey by Brett Engineering Co. Subdivided by Gladding Engineering Company. Blueprint. 21.25" x 25" Scale: 1" = 200'. 2 item. 2 p. Note: Duplicates.
Oversize Folder 5os6#0683.5os6
Plat (Nov. 1929) of F. H. Hooks Farm, Great Swamp Township, Wayne County, NC, Property of Bennett Hooks & J. I Musgrave, subdivided in Nov. 1929 by W. L. Trevathan, Engr., Wilson, NC, from a survey made by Louis Godwin, Sur., Goldsboro, NC. Blueprint. Scale: 17" x 13" Scale: 1" = 60'. 1 item. 1 p.
Oversize Folder 5os7#0683.5os7
Map of Record (12/10/1946) of the R. E. Cox Property, "Lincoln City," Kinston, Lenoir County, NC. Meriweather Lewis, Registered Surveyor. Blueprint. 30" x 12" No Scale 1 item. 1 p.
Oversize Folder 5os8#0683.5os8
Plat (n.d.) of the Davis Farm, Pink Hill Township, Lenoir County, NC, owned by E. K. Davis, Subdivided by Walter & Gurley, Kinston, NC. Blueprint. 25.5" x 19.25" Scale: 1" = 300'. 1 item. 1 p.

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