|Title:||Mary Earle Stallings Collection|
|Creator:||Stallings, Mary Earle|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection of genealogical information, a photographic print and postcard from the Peter Richard Rives, Frederick Lawrence Wiggins, and John Lawrence Wiggins family Bibles pertaining to the Rives, Wiggins, and related families of Edgecombe County, Halifax County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina.|
|Extent:||0.505 Cubic feet, 1 archival box.|
September 6, 2003, 5 items, 0.004 cubic feet; Collection (1845-1978) of genealogical information, a photographic print and postcard from the Peter Richard Rives, Frederick Lawrence Wiggins, and John Lawrence Wiggins family Bibles pertaining to the Rives, Wiggins, and related families of Edgecombe County, Halifax County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina. Donor: Mary Earle Stallings
April 14, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 83 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (1864-2008) of genealogical tables, correspondence, photographic prints, bible records & printed materials, compiled by the donor, relating to the descendants of Benjamin Davis, John Allen Davis, Sr., & John Allen Davis, Jr.; John P. Joyner & J. Y. [James Yadkin] Joyner; Nancy Ray Nettles, Mary Earle Nettles & Solomon Nettles; Peter Richard Rives; Frederick L. Wiggins, Sr. & James Wright Wiggins; & Nathan Worsley, of Edgecombe County, Lenoir County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina, Gloucester and Cumberland County, Virginia, Sumter District, South Carolina, etc. See preliminary inventory attached (Box 1, folders e - u and oversize folder). Donor: Mary Earle Stallings
April 14, 2008, (unprocessed addition 2) 3 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1681-1794, 1936) of family Bible birth entries relating to the descendants of John Nettles, John Atkinson & Lucy Parham; part of a letter, dated 1 October 1936, describing the Bible as that printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King, in London 1737, and currently the property of Mrs. R. Walter Salsbury, of Hamilton, North Carolina. Digital reproductions & Photocopy. See preliminary inventory attached (Box 1, folders v - w). Donor: Mary Earle Stallings
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Mary Earle Stallings Collection (#935), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by Dale Sauter, December 13, 2006
Encoded by Martha Elmore, December 13, 2006
The Rives, Wiggins, and related families were from the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Edgecombe, Martin and Pitt. John Lawrence Wiggins married Octavia Josephine Nettles in 1867. Peter Richard Rives married Mary L. Worsley in 1874. Fred Lawrence Wiggins married Mary Louise Rives in 1900. Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles was this couple’s daughter. Mary Earle Stallings, the donor of the collection, was the daughter of Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles.
The collection consists of three sets of family Bible records containing births, marriages and deaths. These include the records of the Peter Richard Rives Family (Pitt and Halifax Counties, NC) dating from 1874-1978, the John Lawrence Wiggins Family (Edgecombe County, NC) dating from 1867-1947 and the Fred L. Wiggins Family (Pitt, Edgecombe and Martin Counties, NC) dating from 1855-1933. Photographic images include a photograph of Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles. Also included is a photograph postcard (back blank) advertising free concerts nightly at Bell's Sons Jewelers, Tarboro, NC.
Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.