Hardison Family Papers, 1727-1947 , undated

Manuscript Collection #767

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Series 1 :
Correspondence
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Personal and business correspondence of Hodges Hardison, including references to guano, wheat and shingle purchases, a letter written from Camp Martin near Kinston, N.C. (1862), a letter from Clayton Hardison at Camp Davis near Wilmington, N.C. (1863), and a letter written by Hodges Hardison to "Sister Jannet" (1863), 1855, 1856, 1861-1863, 7 items, 7 pages.
    • Folder b
      Correspondence of Durham Hardison, including a request from Clayton Hardison that his cattle be looked after (while he is away at war, 1862) and a past-due account notice from B.B. Watts & Co. of Williamston, N.C., 1862, 1893, 2 items, 2 pages.
Series 2 :
Land Records
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      Hardison family land records pertaining to John Hardison, James Hardison, Hodges Hardison, Durham Hardison, Clayton Hardison, Julious Hardison, Lewis Hardison, Eva V. Hardison, S.J. Perry and Eva V. H. Perry, and others, and including deeds, sales records, grants, bonds, and plats; also including a contract for building a bridge on James Hardison's property, a sheet stating the extent of land of Samuel Pocosin (bordering Hardison property) and a letter to Eva Perry concerning a closed land mortgage (1947). 1727, 1823, 1858, 1861, 1868, 1870, 1878, 1881, 1882, 1887, 1894, 1924, 1947, undated, 16 items, 30 pages. Note: Some land records removed and relocated to oversized folder 767.os1 in the Oversized Series.
Series 3 :
Financial Records
  • Box 1
    • Folder d
      Promissory notes and receipt of James Hardison, Sr., Jamesville (Martin Co.), N.C., including a receipt for cattle bought at auction. 1853, 1858, 1860, 3 items, 3 pages.
    • Folder e
      Estate receipts and tax receipts of James Hardison, Sr., as administered by James Hardison, Jr., including receipts for the making of shoes for slaves, a war tax receipt, receipts for medical services and the making of a coffin, and the sale of a slave woman named Harriet. 1861-1863, 1866, 1867, 14 items, 14 pages.
    • Folder f
      Receipts of Hodges Hardison. Includes promissory notes and tax receipt, 1848, 1851, 1854, 1859-1861, 1878. 9 items, 9 pages.
    • Folder g
      Estate receipts of Hodges Hardison as administered by Durham Hardison, including records of monies distributed to Clayton Hardison, James Tier and Jennett Beasley, 1881, 7 items, 7 pages.
    • Folder h
      Receipts, promissory notes and tax receipt of Durham Hardison, including receipts for medical services, seed, timber, and groceries and general merchandise, and a receipt for exchange of cotton for guano. 1854, 1860-1864, 1871, 1874, 1879, 1881-1883, 1886-1888, 1891-1893, 1896, undated, 29 items, 29 pages.
    • Folder i
      Tax receipts and crop lien bonds of Golden Hardison, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, undated, 8 items, 8 pages.
    • Folder j
      Receipts, promissory notes, tax receipts and a chattel mortgage of S.J. Perry, Eva V. [Hardison] Perry, and Lucy Perry, including a postal money order receipt (1913), a cancelled check, and a list of grocery items. 1903, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1922-1925, 1927, 1928, 1930, undated, 14 items, 14 pages.
    • Folder k
      Promissory notes and crop lien of the Bond Hardison family, including a tax receipt for Mary Hardison (1901) and a receipt for a land transaction involving David Hamilton (1854). 1854, 1857, 1880, 1881, 1887, 1901, undated, 8 items, 8 pages.
    • Folder l
      Sales ledger, listing the Hardison family names of Modlin, Sexton, Coultrain [sic], Manning, Robason, Tyler, Beasley, Griffin, Reddick among the entries, 1870, 1 item, 4 pages.
Series 4 :
Other Printed Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder m
      Civil War-related documents of Durham Hardison, including a service exemption from the N.C. governor's office, a guard pass, and an oath of allegiance to the U.S. government, 1863, 1865, 3 items, 3 pages.
    • Folder n
      Hardison family court documents, including summonses issued because of complaints lodged by Hodges Hardison, James Hardison, and Lewis Hardison against Lowes [sic] Gardner (1860), and a page signed by the Register of Deeds and the Clerk of Superior Court, referring to Book LLL, page 580, but with little other information (26 March, 1904), 1849, 1860, 1904, 5 items, 5 pages.
    • Folder o
      Lists of Hardison family members, including two handwritten documents, one of which contains birthdates, containing the names Durham L., Alice, Lenoir, Lulor [sic], Golden, Beasley, James F., Eva (all Hardison), undated 2 items, 2 pages.
    • Folder p
      Hardison family documents, including a note address from Golden Hardison to Miss Katie Moore of Tarboro, N.C., letterhead from J.G. Godard, Dealer in Staple & Fancy Groceries of Williamston, N.C. (with a handwritten list of items on the reverse), a handwritten recipe, a religious document purportedly a copy of a letter written by Jesus Christ, and the beginning of a school report on Dutch Guiana, 1892, n.d., 5 items, 6 pages.
Series 5 :
Oversized
Oversize Folder os1
Hardison family land records, including a land sale by James Moore to James Hardison, a survey map of land holdings of Durham and Hodges Hardison (1887), a Deed of Trust of Durham Hardison and his wife Margaret Ann Hardison (legal exchange of land for debt). 1823, 1829, 1837, 1860, 1872, 1876, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1894, 1896, 13 items, 14 pages.

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