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.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
James B. Cherry Papers (#604), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton
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.
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.
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 This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to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 :