Mary B. Buck Collection, 1756-1888

Manuscript Collection #83

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Mary B. Buck Collection
    Creator: Buck, Mary B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1756-1888) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, legal statements, indentures pertaining to land, Civil war retirement record(1864).
    Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of grants, deeds, and legal documents.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Mary B. Buck

    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

    Mary B. Buck Collection (#83), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, May 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

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

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Container List

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


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