Johnson Family Collection, 1779-1917

Manuscript Collection #432

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Johnson Family Collection
    Creator: Johnson family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1779-1917) including correspondence, deeds, mortgages, letter of sympathy, land documents, promissory notes, and a will.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 45 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, mortgages, and a will.
  • Description

    Correspondence includes three letters concerning land boundaries in Halifax County (undated, 1890, 1904), a letter and booklet from R. S. and A. B. Lacey Patenting Company to J. S. Thompson (1914), and a letter of sympathy from the Elks Lodge of Naugatuck, Conn., to John C. Healy (1917).

    The majority of the collection consists of legal documents relating to land in Halifax and Franklin counties. The documents begin with a land survey in 1779 and include deeds dating from 1780 through 1916. There also are indentures, mortgages, promissory notes, and a will (1872).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Richard M. Johnson accumulated land in Franklin and Halifax counties in the mid to late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Several of his purchases were at public auctions in Scotland Neck, N.C.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 30, 1981, 45 items; Halifax County records (1779-[1866-1871]), consisting primarily of deeds, mortgages, plats, and other legal documents. Gift of Mr. Norman Caine, Raleigh, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Norman Caine

    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

    Johnson Family Collection (#432), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Cherry, January 1988

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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