Mary B. Buck Collection

Manuscript Collection #83
Buck, Mary B.
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 40 items , consisting of grants, deeds, and legal documents.
Preferred Citation
Mary B. Buck Collection (#83), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1756-1888) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, legal statements, indentures pertaining to land, Civil war retirement record(1864).

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists almost entirely of grants, deeds, and other indentures pertaining to land in the Swift Creek and Palmetto Swamp area of Craven County north of the Neuse River. The records are centered around members of the Butler family during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Included are references identifying Charles Butler as a shoemaker (1790) and his brother John as a planter. Testimony (1812) relative to the estate of John Butler is given by famed New Bern attorney and politician John Stanly, and a will (1861) for a later Charles Butler also is included. A few of the families represented are the Roach, Fornes, and Bryan families.

The only item not related to land or estate papers is a Civil War retirement record (1864) for Confederate private, Charles C. Butler. Information given includes age, physical description, and occupation.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 31, 1969, 40 items; Papers (1756-1880) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, and legal statements. Deposited by Mrs. Mary B. Buck, Vanceboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Mary B. Buck

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, May 1970

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Bryan family
Butler family
Butler, Charles C.
Fornes family
Roach family
Stanly, John, 1774-1833
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army--Appointments and retirements
Deeds--North Carolina--Craven County
Craven County (N.C.)

Container list
Folder os1 Butler family deeds and plats - Craven County, N.C., 1790, 1812, 1823, 1829, 1833, 1848, 1887