Roach Family Papers: family correspondence

Roach Family Papers: family correspondence
Folder of handwritten correspondence of the Roach family of Craven County, N.C. The Roach family was prominent in Craven County, N.C., during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Members of the family emigrated to Georgia and Indiana in the 1820s, where correspondence evolved. Charles Roach, Sr., his wife Polly, and their sons Charles, Jr., James, and David, constitute the central focus of the collection. Subjects included in the correspondence include frontier life in Georgia and Indiana, Indigenous peoples including the Creek Indians of G.A., life at Fort Hawkins, G.A., the enslaved and their enslavers, event during the Civil War, the period of Reconstruction, and life in Craven County, N.C.
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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