James B. Cherry Papers, 1860-1880

Manuscript Collection #604

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

Title: James B. Cherry Papers
Creator: Cherry, James B., 1840-1905
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1860-1880) including receipts, promissory notes, and accounts. 53 items.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 53 items , consisting of receipts, promissory notes, and accounts.

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

Accessions Information

June 26, 1990, 50 items; Papers (1860-1880) of Pitt County, NC, resident, consisting of financial records, including slave hire records, promissory notes, accounts, receipts, etc. Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton, Greenville, NC.

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

James B. Cherry Papers (#604), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton

Processing Information

  • Processed by C. Crews, February 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

James Burton Cherry was born in Pitt County, NC, January 17, 1840. He married Pattie Sherrod in 1860 and they had two daughters, Mangie and Nina. After the death of his first wife in February 1869, Mr. Cherry married Miss Ada M. Pearce on March 16, 1875. They had a son, James B. Cherry, Jr. James B. Cherry, Sr., died March 13, 1905.

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

Receipts and promissory notes constitute the bulk of this collection. Included are records of slave hire (1860-1865); receipts for the purchase of Confederate bonds (1864); receipts for the payment of fines and taxes that Mr. Cherry collected as Clerk of Superior Court, Pitt County, NC (1868); receipts for tuition and medical expenses; and a receipt (1878) signed by Thomas J. Jarvis, later North Carolina governor.

For related material, see collection #586.1.

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

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entries :

  • North Carolina, Pitt County

Autograph Entries :

  • Jarvis, Thomas J[ordan] 1878

Subject Entries :

  • CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA--Bonds
  • COURTS--Pitt Co., NC
  • SLAVERY--Pitt Co., NC

Date Entries :

  • 1860-1869
  • 1870-1879

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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