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Nancy Joyner Smith Papers, 1807-1925, undated

Manuscript Collection #1165

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Title: Nancy Joyner Smith Papers
Creator: Smith, Nancy Joyner
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.51 Cubic feet, 51 items .

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Accessions Information

May 3, 2010, (unprocessed) 51 items, 0.51 cubic feet; Papers (1807-1925, undated) relating to the Joyner ? Smith family of Farmville, Pitt County, North Carolina area, compiled by Nancy (Nannie) Joyner Smith, & including family correspondence, wills, deeds, indentures, plat maps & other land records; apprenticeship & share cropping agreements; financial, tax, & insurance records; & oath of allegiance to the United States, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box & 1 oversized folder. 51 items. 69 p. (ca. 0.51 cubic feet) Recd. 9/16/2009. Note: Gift transferred from North Carolina Collection. Donor: Mrs. Betty Lou Howard

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

Nancy Joyner Smith Papers (#1165), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Betty Lou Howard

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, May 03, 2010


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.

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Series 1:
DANIEL JOYNER - JOHN JOYNER - THOMAS JOYNER LAND RECORDS
  • Box 1#1165.1
    • Folder a#1165.1.a
      Joyner, Daniel, Pitt County, N.C. William H. Smith Share Cropper Agreement (1871, undated) Holograph. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder b#1165.1.b
      Joyner, John, Pitt County, N.C. Benjamin Forbes Indenture for Sale of Land (16 Dec. 1807) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder c#1165.1.c
      Joyner, Thomas, Pitt County, N.C. Last Will and Testament (ca. 1860) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder d#1165.1.d
      Joyner, Thomas, Pitt County, N.C. Plat of T. Joyner [Joiner] & A. Bird's Land (6 Nov. 1807)) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder e#1165.1.e
      Joyner, Thomas, Pitt County, N.C. Plats of Land (undated) Holograph. 2 items. 2 p.
Series 2:
WILLIAM JOYNER DOCUMENTS
  • Box 1#1165.1
    • Folder f#1165.1.f
      Davis, A. , Conwayton, S.C. Letter to William Joyner, Farmville, N.C. (11 July 1871) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder g#1165.1.g
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Indenture of Apprenticeship (27 Feb. 1866) for orphaned colored girl, Rachel, aged 13, to live as a servant until she is 21, teaching her to read & write; signed by Horace James, for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen
    • Folder h#1165.1.h
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Oath of Allegiance to Constitution of the United States; witnessed by James W. May & Walter Newton, Justices of the Peace (13 Sept. 1865) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder i#1165.1.i
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Pitt County Commissioner to Make Sale of Certain Negroes according to Priscilla Moore's Will (28 Feb. 1861) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Agreement to sell one negro man named "Ned" to N. J. Allen for $985.00.
    • Folder j#1165.1.j
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. James Ross Share Cropper Agreement (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Agreement to sell one negro man named "Ned" to N. J. Allen for $985.00.
    • Folder k#1165.1.k
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Miscellaneous Receipts (1837-1872) Holograph. 13 items. 13 p.
    • Folder l#1165.1.l
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. U. S. Internal Revenue Excise Tax Receipts (Feb.-May 1867) Printed forms. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder m#1165.1.m
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. U. S. Pitt County & North Carolina State Tax Receipts (10 Oct. 1871) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: $12.04 total.
    • Folder n#1165.1.n
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. State of North Carolina, Collection District No. 3, Receipt for Taxes Paid (20 June 1884) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: $51.30 total.
    • Folder o#1165.1.o
      Joyner, William, Marlboro, N.C. J. B. & J. L. Barrett Account Statement (11 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1860) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder p#1165.1.p
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Lang & Mayo [Moye ?] Account Statement (6 Feb. 1872 - 21 Jan. 1873) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder q#1165.1.q
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Amen Joyner Estate Cash Sales of Debts, Farmville Court House, N.C. (2 May 1873) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder r#1165.1.r
      Joyner, William, Pitt County, N.C. Cash Book Page 281-282 (23 Sept. 1885 - 19 Sept. 1886) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Shows debt of $315.60.
Series 3:
NANCY JOYNER SMITH DOCUMENTS
  • Box 1#1165.1
    • Folder s#1165.1.s
      [Smith] Ada, Hamilton, N.C. Letters to Mrs. Nancy E. Smith, Farmville, N.C. (1880-1881) Holograph. 2 items. 4 p.
    • Folder t#1165.1.t
      Smith, Nannie E. (Mrs.) American Legion of Honor Assessments & Receipts (1884-1886) Printed forms & Holograph. 3 items. 4 p. Note: Brittle, fragile, Torn; need conservation.
    • Folder u#1165.1.u
      Barnes, Ora L., Stantonsburg, N.C. Letter to Ora (Mrs. Jason) Turnage, Farmville, N.C. (5 May 1925) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Sympathy on death of Ora's mother; mentions death of "Cousin Nan".
    • Folder v#1165.1.v
      Chestnutt, J. L. Tuition Bills for Mrs. N. E. Smith, Farmville, N.C. (20 May 1885, undated) Holograph. 2 items. 5 p. Note: Penciled note: "I love you with all my heart. J.L."
    • Folder w#1165.1.w
      Hooker, William T., Brooklyn, N.Y. & Richmond, VA. Letters to Mrs. Nancy E. Smith, Farmville, N.C. (1884-1885) Holograph. 5 items. 14 p. Note: Hooker was Nancy's cousin & friend; he had left Pitt County because he could not get along with "Jennie".
    • Folder x#1165.1.x
      Smith, R. L., Pitt County, N.C. Jacob Gay Share Cropper Agreement (1 Jan. 1887) Holograph. 2 items. 2 p.
Series 4:
OVERSIZED SHARE CROPPER AGREEMENTS
  • Oversize Folder 1os1#1165.1os1
    • Joyner, Henry & Tisha E. A. Joyner (his wife), Pitt County, N.C. William H. Smith Share Cropper Agreement (21 April 1868) Holograph. 15.25" x 9.75" 1 item. 1 p.   (item #1)
    • Joyner, Thomas, Pitt County, N.C. Wesley B. Mangum Land Deed (18 Jan. 1854) Holograph. 15.25" x 9.75" 1 item. 1 p.   (item #2)
    • Smith, William H., Pitt County, N.C. Daniel Joyner Share Cropper & Sale of Personal Property Agreement for 1876 (11 Jan. 1876) Printed form. 9" x 21" 1 item. 1 p.   (item #3)
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