Cutchin Family Collection

Manuscript Collection #476

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Title: Cutchin Family Collection
Creator: Cutchin family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection [1869] including correspondence, xerox copies of genealogical notes, deeds, Bible records, a newspaper clipping, booklet pertaining to Cutchin family history.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 44 items , photocopies of genealogical notes, deeds, Bible records, a newspaper clipping, and a booklet pertaining to the Cutchin family history.

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Accessions Information

September 14, 1983, 44 items; Genealogical material for Cutchin and related families. Gift of Mrs. Fred W. Paschall, Whitakers, 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

Cutchin Family Collection (#476), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Fred W. Paschall

Processing Information

  • Processed by U. Foy and J. Smith, January 1984

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

The bulk of the collection consists of genealogical notes, Bible records, and monographs pertaining to Cutchin and related family histories, including the Braswell, Bryan, Avent, Spencer, Massey, and Hart families. These families are primarily, but not exclusively, from Edgecombe County, North Carolina. One monograph traces the Cutchin lineage to Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and two others describe the ancient Irish descent of the Bryan family and English descent of the Massey's from the time of William the Conqueror. A booklet entitled Cutchin, by Spencer Cutchin Paschall, traces the family history to the ancient Scottish Clan of MacDonald and the Norsemen, as well as giving biographical sketches of Cutchin ancestors.

Two items of particular interest from the Civil War period are a sketch of James MacGilbra Cutchin's experiences in the Confederate army, entitled "A Brief History of the Soldier Life of J. M. Cutchin," and a newspaper clipping describing the blockade running adventures of Laura and Josiah Pender, of Tarboro and Beaufort, N.C.

One miscellaneous deed (1869) records the sale and transfer of one acre of land to T. T. Thorn and others from James C. Knight for the use and benefit of the Methodist-Protestant Congregation in Edgecombe County.

For related material, see the Braswell Family Papers, collection #477, in the repository.

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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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