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Cecil R. Gurganus Collection, 1743-1980, undated

Manuscript Collection #1067

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

Title: Cecil R. Gurganus Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.62 Cubic feet, 47 items .

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

Accessions Information

April 13, 2006, (unprocessed) 47 items, 0.62 cubic feet; Collection (1743-1980, undated) of genealogical, property and financial records relating to the Pollard, Teel, May and Gurganus families of Beaufort County and Pitt County, North Carolina, including promissory notes, receipts, deeds, indentures, plats, estate inventories, etc., primarily relating to property on the North Side of the Tar River at Great Swamp. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Cecil R. Gurganus

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

Cecil R. Gurganus Collection (#1067), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Cecil R. Gurganus

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 4, 2008


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 1#1067.1
    • Folder a#1067.1.a
      Pollard - Teel - Gurganus Family Genealogical Notes, Receipts and Photographic Prints, 1743-1980
      • Genealogical notes (1743-1779) from Pollard Family Bible: Eliabeth & John Pollard, Ann Pollard, Mary Pollard, & Sarah Pollard. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #1)
      • Notebook (ca. 1822-1862) with Pollard family births: Analina Elizabeth, Seally, John, Emme Lizer, Nelson; also grocery accounts. 1 item. 7 p.  (item #2)
      • Genealogical notes (1826-1834) on Pollard Family births: children of Enuck & Crisse Pollard: John L. Pollard, William Linyear Pollard, Lieuerzer Pollard and Smithe Ann Pollard. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Genealogical notes (1836-1838) on Pollard Family births: children of Enuck & Crisse Pollard: Anzalina Elizabeth Pollard & Parthena Pollard. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
      • Note (9/20/1862) on the birth of James Teel, son of James & Eliza Teel. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Agreement (3/19/1885) of James Teel and A. E. Teel to pay E. C. Glenn $40 before 11/1/1885 in payment for 1 ton of guano. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • Deed (2/16/1888) by James Teel to N. M. Pollard of a lot in Bethel, Pitt County, North Carolina of approximately 2500 square feet. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Promissory note (6/11/1898) for $20 from James Teel to H. C. Edwards & Charles Cobb, trading and doing business as the Pitt County Buggy Company, for purchase of one King Spring Buggy Painted Red, to be paid before 9/1/1898. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Promissory note (5/28/1917) to pay M. Schulz Co. $535 for purchase of Woolworth piano; paid in full 12/6/1917. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • Receipt (7/7/1919) for Automobile License 1919-1920 No. 1135 for $1 from James Teel for Ford Automobile for year ending 5/31/1920. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • Receipt (11/23/1921) for Mrs. Harriett Teal [sic] The Daily Reflector subscription for $5 for period 1/1/1921-1/1/1924. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #11)
      • Photographic prints (ca. 1927-1960) including reunion, looping tobacco, James Teel, Teel sisters "Shame on You!, Harriet Teel, James Teel, Nellie Teel & Annie Teel. Photocopy. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #12)
      • Photographic prints (ca. 1950-1980) of Teel & Gurganus family, including the Teel sisters & Harriet Teel. Photocopy. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #13)
    • Folder b#1067.1.b
      Pollard - May Family Land Records, 1744-1834
      • Indenture (7/23/1744) to John Pollard, of Beaufort County in the province of North Carolina, planter, for 640 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River beginning at Richard Mays corner. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Glued to backing paper; torn.  (item #1)
      • Deed (2/6/1762) from James Delock to John Pollard.for 100 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River and the West Side of Marks Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book A, Page 251. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn.  (item #2)
      • Deed (4/26/1786) to 500 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River, from John Pollard, Sr. to John Pollard, Jr., both of Pitt County, North Carolina. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book F, Page 48. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Deed (1/2/1787) from James Avery to Jacob May for 50 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River on Marks Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book L, Page 712. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn.  (item #4)
      • Deed (1788) from John Moye to Jacob Mays for 50 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River and the West Side of Marks Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book Page 110. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #5)
      • Plat for 60 acres of land and Grant of Land No. 870 (4/3/1789 and 11/16//1790) and to John Pollard, Jr. on the North side of the Tar River, Pitt County, North Carolina, dated Fayetteville, NC. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Torn.  (item #6)
      • Arbitration agreement (10/7/1789) in dispute between Bradberry Teel and John Pollard`over land boundaries. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Survey (3/1/1790) and plat of 400 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River & the West Side of Marks Swamp, for John Pollard, Sr. and John Pollard, Jr., on Jesse Moy's warrant no. 92. John Atkinson, D.S. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Deed (9/23/1791) from Jacob May to John Pollard, Jr. for 50 acres of land in Pitt County, North Carolina, on the North Side of the Tar River Registered in Pitt County Deed Book, Page 499. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • Deed (1/21/1792) from Jacob May to John Pollard, Jr. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book, Pages 492-493. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #10)
      • Deed No. 985 (11/28/1792) from the State of North Carolina to John Pollard Sr., and John Pollard, Jr. for 400 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River and the West Side of Marks Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book K, Page 402. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #11)
      • Inventory of the Estate of John Pollard, Sr. (11/?/1794) 1 item. 2 p.  (item #12)
      • Manuscript Copy (2/13/1834) of a deed, dated 9/17/1744, from John Earl Granville to John Lord Carteret for sale to John Pollard of land lying on the North Side of the Tar River from Richard Mays corner to Mack's corner, in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Certified by Pitt County Register, William Clark. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #13)
      • Photocopy of Manuscript Copy (2/13/1834) of a deed, dated 9/17/1744, from John Earl Granville to John Lord Carteret for sale to John Pollard of land lying on the North Side of the Tar River from Richard Mays corner to Mack's corner, in Beaufort County, North Carolina. Certified by Pitt County Register, William Clark. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #14)
    • Folder c#1067.1.c
      Pollard - Teel Family Land Records
      • Plat (12/1/1752) of 640 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River in Beaufort County, North Carolina, surveyed for John Pollard. Thos. Bonner, Dep. Serv. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn. Pasted on to backing paper.  (item #1)
      • Agreement (7/5/1789) binding John Pollard to pay £500 (North Carolina money) to Jacob Teel & Jacob May, of Pitt County, North Carolina. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Agreement (8/5/1789) binding John Pollard to pay £500 (North Carolina money) to Jacob Teel & Jacob May, of Pitt County, North Carolina. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Jury's award (10/7/1789) in the dispute between John Pollard, Sr., John Pollard, Jr. and Bradberry Teal. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
      • Copy of a deed (9/14/1833) dated 7/23/1754, from Earl Granville to John Pollard, for 640 acres of land in Beaufort County, NC. 1 item. 1 p .  (item #5)
      • Copy of John Pollard, Sr.'s Will (7/24/1836). 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • Indenture (9/1/1836) by John Pollard to sell 55.5 acres of land to Enoc Pollard, on the North Side of the Tar River & the Great Swamp, in Pitt County, North Carolina, for an unspecified sum, 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Deed (2/28/1838) from John Pollard to Enuck Pollard for 50 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River and the East Side of Marks Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book HH, Page 472. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #8)
      • Deed (8/20/1838) from John Pollard, Sr. to Enoch Pollard for 10 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River and the South Side of Great Swamp. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book II, Page 55. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #9)
      • Lease (8/20/1838) from John Pollard, Sr. to Enoch Pollard [father and son] of the land where they both live, for five years at 120 barrels of corn per year, plus maintenance, cutting firewood, etc. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #10)
      • Copy of Order to Petition for Partition (1st Sunday of May, 1838) of the late John Pollard's land by Enoch Pollard, Nancy Womble, John Braddy, Sally & Joseph Braddy, who are infants; also copy of Petition for Partitiion. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #11)
      • Copy of Petition & Order for Partition (1st Monday of November, 1848) of Enoch Pollard, Guardian, Nancy Womble, John Braddy, Sally & Joseph Braddy, who are infants; also copy of Petition for Partitiion. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #12)
      • Deed (1/6/1875) made by J. T. Pollard and his wife Parthenia, to A. Elizabeth Teel, of Pitt County, for 50 acres of land on the North Side of the Tar River in Pitt County. Registered in Pitt County Deed Book B 3, Pages 59-60. 1 item 2 p.  (item #13)
      • Agricultural Lien Agreement (3/1/1884) between A. E. Teel and James Teel for lands in Greenville Township, Pitt County, NC. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #14)
      • Copy of the Particulars of the Will (undated) of John Pollard. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • Plat (undated) of land on the South Side of Great Swamp for John Pollard, Sr. to Enoch Pollard. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • Plat No. 2 (undated) of 50 acres of land on Great Swamp, [Pitt County, NC] 1 item. 1 p.  (item #16)
      • Unidentified Plat (undated) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #17)
      • Plan (undated) of Moses Teels 78 acres of land. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #18)
      • Promissory note (undated) [illegible] 1 item. 1 p.  (item #19)

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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