|Title:||John H. Bonner Papers|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Ledgers (1911-1968) of Beaufort County, NC attorney, containing abstracts of deeds and other land conveyances; plats of land; and historical and contemporary observations about the county and its people.|
|Extent:||0.26 Cubic feet, 1 box.|
November 20, 1997, 3 volumes; Ledgers (1911-1968) of Beaufort County, N.C. attorney, containing abstracts of deeds and other land conveyances; plats of land; and historical and contemporary observations about the county and its people. Donor: Mrs. John Bonner.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
John H. Bonner Papers (#752), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by Jennifer L. Murray, April 28, 2005
Encoded by Apex Data Services
John H. Bonner was born on July 9, 1887, the son of Macon Herbert Bonner and Hannah Selby Hare. He was an attorney and notary public in Washington, North Carolina until his commission ended in 1914, and also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Bonner married Bess Hatton Conoley (born May 3, 1890) on November 28, 1917. The couple had two children, John H Bonner Jr. and Alexander Conoley Bonner.
The collection contains 3 ledgers and loose papers removed from the ledgers. Those documents attached to the ledger pages were not removed. The materials relate to the law practice of John H. Bonner in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Included in the papers are abstracts of deeds, memorandums, grants, mortgages, maps and land conveyances. Topics covered include inheritance information, marriages, and transfers of property ownership. In the first few pages of each ledger, there are recorded indexes of names which refer to corresponding memorandums. Also present are a few writings, poems and observances of town life by John Bonner within the ledgers. Most of these can be found in the latter pages of the third volume ledger.
Within the ledgers are also many family trees sketched by Bonner. Specific family genealogies include the John Bonner Family (vol. 3, p. 116-127, 142-143, 177-178), Richard Bonner family (vol. 3, p. 183), Brown family (vol. 3, p. 142-143), Blount family (vol. 3, p. 150-154), Bowen family (vol. 3, p. 142-143), Harding family (vol. 2, p. 107), Haven family (vol. 3, p. 115-117, 142), Hawks family (vol. 3, p. 116) and Latham family (vol. 3, p. 116-117).
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.
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.