Pollock Family Papers, 1873-1922

Manuscript Collection #385

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Title: Pollock Family Papers
Creator: Pollock family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1873-1922, undated) consisting of mortgage and chattel liens, Mayors' Court complaints, a court case amendments records, a ledger, genealogical data, pamphlets, financial statements, etc.
Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 27 items .

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Accessions Information

April 9, 1979, 24 items; Jones County, N.C., family papers (1873-1922), including a ledger, land records, mortgage liens, and pamphlets. Deposited by Mrs. Betty Speir, Bethel, N.C.

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

Pollock Family Papers (#385), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Betty Speir

Processing Information

  • Processed by I. Berent, October 1980

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Pollock family of Trenton, N.C., was descended from Thomas Pollock (born ca. 1800). The family has long been prominent in the public life of Jones and Craven counties. Twentieth century Pollocks have included bankers, public officials, and major landholders.

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Court records- the majority of which are Jones County mortgage and chattel liens (1918-1922)- comprise about half of this collection. The mortgage liens involve lands chiefly in either Trenton or Maysville, N.C., and include liens on the lands' agricultural production. The chattel liens typically involve such personal property as "a Ford automobile," "a bay mule," and numerous other interesting items.

The remainder of the court records are Mayors' Court complaints and a Jones County court case record. The complaints deal with construction and maintenance of Trenton dwellings (1921). The Jones County court case record is an enumeration of amendments to a land dispute hearing between L. M. Pollock and several defendants (1897).

Miscellany includes two Ku Klux Klan pamphlets (1916, 1918); a financial statement of the Bank of Jones in Trenton (1926); R. L. Pollock's daybook (1873), which lists alphabetically hundreds of names of his debtors; a receipt (1886); a credential certificate of North Carolina Grand Lodge #81 (1922); a list of creditors of A. L. Roundtree and L. M. and M.I. [?] Pollock (1893); and copies of genealogical data- possibly from a family Bible- on Thomas Pollock's children (ca. 1825-1844).

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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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