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Frances Holloway Wynne Papers, 1969-1995, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1024)

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Title: Frances Holloway Wynne Papers
Creator: Wynne, Frances Holloway
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Includes genealogical correspondence, documents, photographs, research notes, and obituaries compiled by the donor, Frances Holloway Wynne, relating to the Holloway, Sorrell, Cooper, Poole, and related families of Durham County, Johnston County, and Wake County, North Carolina; and Burned County, Virginia, ca. 1512-1995.
Extent: 5.0 Cubic feet, 46 folders, 7 boxes, includes genealogical correspondence, documents, photographs, research notes, obituaries, etc.

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Accessions Information

February 2, 2005, 45 folders in 6 boxes, 2.75 cubic feet; Papers (1969-1995) including genealogical correspondence, documents, photographs, research notes & obituaries, etc. compiled by the donor, relating to the Holloway, Sorrell, Cooper, Poole and related families of Durham County, Johnston County, and Wake County, North Carolina; and Burned County, Virginia, ca. 1512-1995. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Frances Holloway Wynne

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Frances Holloway Wynne Papers (#1024), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Frances Holloway Wynne

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

  • Processed by Hans Sprenkle, July 2012


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Mrs. Francis Holloway Wynne of Wake County, North Carolina, was born on March 13, 1932. She graduated from Durham High School in 1950, then enrolled at Duke University, where she graduated in 1954. Wynne taught middle school for 25 years in Fairfax, Virginia before eventually retiring to Clayton, North Carolina. She died on March 19, 2010.

Wynne also spent much of her time conducting genealogical research on her family. She was a member of many genealogical organizations in Virginia, North Carolina, and at the national level. In addition, Wynne was a lifetime member of the Fairfax Genealogical Society and an honorary lifetime member of the African American Genealogical Society of Washington, D.C. During her lifetime she published eleven books on genealogy, mostly covering Wake County and other regions of North Carolina. In 1982, Wynne, with co-author, C. J. Stevens, produced a publication entitled "Teaching Genealogy to Enrich the Curricula of the Intermediate, Middle, or Junior High School."

Source: Obituary from the April 09, 2010 edition of The News and Observer.

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The papers contain genealogical research accumulated by Mrs. Frances H. Wynne. The primary focus centers on the main lines of the Holloway and Sorrell families. Also includes are families related by marriage. Included are the hand written notes of Mrs. Wynne and collaborating families, correspondence between family members, land deeds, indentures, wills and other documentation. With the exception of those pertaining to Robert Sorrell, research documents contained in folders titled “Deeds” and “Wills” are all copies of originals. Personal items from relatives are also included, such as small keepsakes, a scrapbook/photo album and a birthday guest book. Correspondence discusses more of the family history researched by Wynne.

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Series 1:
Mrs. Francis Wynne
  • Box 1#1024.1
    • Folder a#1024.1.a
      Durham High School / Duke University Class Rosters: DHS: 1936 (in '87); 1936 (in '91); 1950 (20/30/35/40 year reunion rosters); Duke Univ. Class of 1954 25 yr Anniversary Directory, 1936-1990
    • Folder b#1024.1.b
      Book Reviews of books written by Mrs. Frances H. Wynne, 1979-1985
    • Folder c#1024.1.c
      Certificate of Attendance from Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, 1977-1983
    • Folder d#1024.1.d
      Genealogy Lesson / Course Textbook, 1982
    • Folder e#1024.1.e
      Correspondence: Family, Undated
    • Folder f#1024.1.f
      Correspondence Inquiry From: Spencer, Loise (Hooper); Franklin, Gary; Rwland, Ralph; Stout, Garland; Stiles, Victoria; Rhodes, Gifford, 1982-1995, undated
    • Folder g#1024.1.g
      Winn-Wynne Genealogical Research, 1975-1993
    • Folder h#1024.1.h
      Frances Wynne Keepsakes: The New Music Students Practice Record Book(1965), "Guests" {register} for 1953 birthday party, The New Hymn and Tune Book - Southern Methodist P.H., School 'Big 5' notebook. 1953, 1965, undated
Series 2:
Other Family Genealogical Research
  • Box 1#1024.1
    • Folder i#1024.1.i
      Cooper, John Henry, Family of: Reasearch Correspondence, 1972
    • Folder j#1024.1.j
      Baily Family of Baily NC: Descendants of Jeremiah Baily, Sr. 25th Annual Family Reunion, (photocopy), 1950
    • Folder k#1024.1.k
      Hodge / Odell Family lists, 1832-1925; Hand written family lists and photocopies
    • Folder l#1024.1.l
      Deeds - Will: Bradley, Edward of Bradly, New Kent Co. VA, 1796; (copies of originals)
    • Folder m#1024.1.m
      Other Families: Corbin - Christian - Dawson, John - Edwards - Ellis, Goochland Co. VA - Tucker, Richard (Pedigree list); (copies of originals)
    • Folder n#1024.1.n
      Bastardy Bonds Wake Co., 1776-1878; (copies of originals)
  • Box 2#1024.2
    • Folder a#1024.2.a
      Brunswick Co. Manumission, 1692-1818; (copies of originals)
    • Folder b#1024.2.b
      VA and NC 'Burned Co.' Wills, 1783-1817; (copies of originals)
    • Folder c#1024.2.c
      Other Documents: Edgecombe Co. Tax List (undated) Declaration of Faith of Edmond Anders - Jacobite Political Prisoners - Land Grant Method, 1708/09 - Will: Brewer, John - Will: Hackney, Samuel - Will: Person, William (Estate distributions); Apprentice / Servant Indentures; (copies of originals)
    • Folder d#1024.2.d
      NC Highlanders Articles: Campbell, Ken and Ruby. 'North Carolina and the Scottish Highlanders', Argyll Colony Plus. Vol. 2, No. 4 (Fall 1987).; Stewart, A.I.B. Highland Emigration to America with Particular Reference to North Carolina. Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland (19 May 1989), 1987, 1989, undated
Series 3:
Sorrell Family Research
  • Box 2#1024.2
    • Folder e#1024.2.e
      Sorrell Family Line: Family lists, Bible birth and death lists, Pedigree charts, other research material; (handwritten lists and copies of originals), Undated
    • Folder f#1024.2.f
      Family lineages related to Sorrell family: Family lists, Bible birth and death lists, Pedigree charts, other research material. Families: Adams - Blake - Bledsoe - Dillard - Duffy - Earl - Edwards - Holland - Lynn - McGee - Neighbors - Page - Strickland - Thompson; (handwritten lists and copies of originals), Undated
    • Folder g#1024.2.g
      Family lineages complied by Irma Ragan Holland: Massey-Adams, Robert Council, Undated
  • Box 3#1024.3
    • Folder a#1024.3.a
      Published lineages of Sorrells: Edward -, Richard -, Matthew -; (copies of originals), Undated
    • Folder b#1024.3.b
      Deeds: James Lynn, Edward -, Micajah -, Penny -, Sameul -, Starling -, William -, William B. -, Strickland, Gidean, others; Four originals, remaining are copies of originals. 1896-1922, undated
    • Folder c#1024.3.c
      Wills: Patsey Barber, Patrick Duffy, Elizabeth -, Micajah, Penny -, Thomas -, Eva S. Harward. All copies, except Eva Harward's. 1943, undated
    • Folder d#1024.3.d
      Correspondence, Undated
    • Folder e#1024.3.e
      Misc.: Needham Sorrell widow pension benefits; Coat of Arms; John Sorrell new clipping; Page news clippings; Virginians in the Revolutionary War, Ella Sorrell graduation (1888) and wedding (1893) announcements. 1888, 1893, undated
    • Folder f#1024.3.f
      Bank Correspondence and Property Tax Receipts: For Robert L. Sorrell, ref: Loan #2517 and others; Photo of Robert L. Sorrell's Cotton Gin, Undated
    • Folder g#1024.3.g
      Bonds and Liens: For property owned by Robert L. Sorrell, 1913-1920
    • Folder h#1024.3.h
      Deeds and Land Transfers for property owned by Robert L. Sorrell, 1894-1924
    • Folder i#1024.3.i
      Trusts and Promissory Notes of Sorrell Family, 1900-1938
    • Folder j#1024.3.j
      Flora Ross Keepsakes: Pat Ross campaign card, photo of Miss Nellie Childs, Photo of Vacation Bible School (6/ birthday greeting, telegram, traffic ticket, Beverly's spelling test, wedding announcement of Phyllis Lee & Kenneth Stapp, receipt from The Wm. H. Block Co., Bus ticket, news clippings, 'Red Arrow Composition' book, Leesville High School 6th Annual Catalogue, Flora Ross Obituary (1992). Circa 1920s - 1955, 1992
Box 4#1024.4
Pat and Flora Ross Family Scrapbook: (USE PHOTO COPIES)Photos and news clippings of Ross family, wedding announcement. Related to Sorrell family (original scrapbook has been disassembled), Circa 1920s - 1930s
Series 4:
Holloway Family Research
  • Box 5#1024.5
    • Folder a#1024.5.a
      Holloway Family Line: Family lists, hand written, Undated
    • Folder b#1024.5.b
      Holloway Family Line: Printed Family Lists, copies, and Pedigree Charts, Undated
    • Folder c#1024.5.c
      Holloway Family Line: Research from Government Books and Bibles, copies: Family lists from publications, copies and pedigree charts, Undated
    • Folder d#1024.5.d
      Family lineages related to Holloway family lists, Bible birth and death lists, Pedigree charts, other research material. Families: Barcleft - Baugh - Bras(s)field - Duke - Farrar - Jones - Keith - Latta - Neal - Nowell / Broadwell - Sorrell; (copies from printed books and hand written lists), Undated
    • Folder e#1024.5.e
      Deeds: Alfred -, A.R. -, Bennitt -, David -,Eva Holloway (original), J.E. Holloway (original) James -, John -, Joseph L. -, Major -, Mary -, Vineyard -, William -, others. (copies of originals), 1894-1900, undated
    • Folder f#1024.5.f
      Wills: Broom, Thomas; Holloway, Elizabeth Ann; -, George; -. James; -, John, Sr.; -, John, Jr.; -, Major; -, Peter; -, Samual; -, Soabella; -, Thomas; -, William; -, William H.; Jones, Emiline; Lee, John A.; Lee, Sarah B.; others; (copies of originals), Undated
    • Folder g#1024.5.g
      Correspondence, 1946-1975, undated
  • Box 6#1024.6
    • Folder a#1024.6.a
      Correspondence, 1976-1996
    • Folder b#1024.6.b
      Coat of Arms, New Paper Clippings, Copies of Photos, Blank Family Lists, Revolutionary and War of 1812 participant lists, Misc Research material. Music Sheet: Joy to be there, By J.T. Holloway (original) , Undated
    • Folder c#1024.6.c
      Family research notes Vol. 1: Hand written noted, pedigree charts, family lists. Originally kept in 3 ring binder, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 together. Undated
    • Folder d#1024.6.d
      Family research notes Vol. 2: Hand written noted, pedigree charts, family lists. Originally kept in 3 ring binder, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 together. Undated
    • Folder e#1024.6.e
      Family research notes Vol. 3: Hand written noted, pedigree charts, family lists. Originally kept in 3 ring binder, Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 together. Undated
    • Folder f#1024.6.f
      Family research notes Vol. 4: Hand written noted, pedigree charts, family lists. Originally kept in 3 ring binder, Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 together. Undated
  • Box 7#1024.7
    • Folder a#1024.7.a
      James Lafayette Holloway: Vol 1. book written by J.L. Holloway on his research into the Holloway genealogy. Contains letters, pedigree charts, and family lists. 1967-1975

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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