Repiton-Lamb Family Papers, 1736-1956

(Manuscript Collection #179)

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Title: Repiton-Lamb Family Papers
Creators: Lamb family
Repiton family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1869, 1908, 1736, 1933-1956) consisting of correspondence, legal records, genealogical records, pamphlets, clippings, photographs and miscellaneous.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 166 items , consisting of correspondence, legal records, genealogical records, pamphlets, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

September 17, 1971, ca. 150 items; Correspondence, clippings, genealogical notes, family records, and miscellaneous.

September 10, 1974, 8 items; Birth and death records, photographs, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous. Gift of Miss Dorothy Repiton Knox, Charlotte, N.C.

September 20, 1979, (unprocessed addition 1), 2 pp.; Genealogical notes on Sage, Cowan, Mcilhenny, Howard, Farquharson, and Hollerith families. Donor: Mrs. Richard Hollerith.

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

Repiton-Lamb Family Papers (#179), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Dorothy Repiton Knox
  • Gift of Mrs. Richard Hollerith

Processing Information

  • Processed by W. West, March 1979

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Repiton-Lamb Family Papers deal primarily with the Repiton and Lamb families of Virginia and North Carolina. Also included are the Wilson, Kerr, Knox and related branches.

Correspondence is generally concerned with genealogical topics. Included are letters (1933-1937) pertaining to quit-claim suit between descendants of William Wilson and George N. Ostrander and son over a tract of land in New York state. Also of interest is a letter copy (1793) in which a father discusses the proper education, dress, and conduct for his daughter.

Legal records (1869, 1934-1937) include receipt (1869) for payment on a cemetery plot for Rev. A. Paul Repiton in Wilmington, N.C.; two court summons; and a land indenture. Reverend Repiton was the only minister in Wilmington who survived the yellow fever epidemic of 1862. The summons and indenture pertain to land of William Wilson in Hamilton County, New York.

Genealogical material (1908, 1933-1934, undated) pertains to the Lamb, Repiton, Sage, Wilson, Corbett, Kerr, Cowan, and Knox families. The genealogical data traces several families to Scotland. Included is a booklet on the Lamb genealogy, an application for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and notes on various families.

Pamphlets and other printed materials include a short history of old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia; two church bulletins (1939, 1944); a reprint entitled "The Heroine of Confederate Point," which relates an account of the defense of Fort Fisher, N.C. (undated); and a short paper (1945) entitled "Colonel William Lamb and Phi Beta Kappa."

Newspaper and magazine clippings (1924-1956) concern the history of Tidewater Virginia and Fort Fisher, North Carolina. These include items on Norfolk's silver mace, the Kenmure house, a history of Fort Monroe, activities in Williamsburg, the battle of Fort Fisher, and blockade-runners of the lower Cape Fear.

Photographs include Rev. A. Paul Repiton, his wife and son and the Repiton house in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Miscellaneous materials (1736, 1908, undated) include a copy of the Repiton family seal and a reprint of the Virginia Gazette (1736).

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