September 30, 1981, 45 items; Halifax County records (1779-[1866-1871]), consisting primarily of deeds, mortgages, plats, and other legal documents. Gift of Mr. Norman Caine, Raleigh, N.C.
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Johnson Family Collection (#432), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Richard M. Johnson accumulated land in Franklin and Halifax counties in the mid to late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Several of his purchases were at public auctions in Scotland Neck, N.C.
Correspondence includes three letters concerning land boundaries in Halifax County (undated, 1890, 1904), a letter and booklet from R. S. and A. B. Lacey Patenting Company to J. S. Thompson (1914), and a letter of sympathy from the Elks Lodge of Naugatuck, Conn., to John C. Healy (1917).
The majority of the collection consists of legal documents relating to land in Halifax and Franklin counties. The documents begin with a land survey in 1779 and include deeds dating from 1780 through 1916. There also are indentures, mortgages, promissory notes, and a will (1872).