Papers (1774-1917) of New Hanover County, NC; Bladen County, NC; Pender County, NC family including correspondence, deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, legal notices, certificates and receipts.
The collection contains land surveys, grants, and deeds (1774-1905) for the Henry (Hendry) family in New Hanover, Pender, and Bladen counties, N.C. Also of importance are slave records (1798-1849), reflecting the sale and/or purchase of slaves in New Hanover and Bladen counties ranging in age from eight to twenty years old.
Legal papers include a foreclosure (1907) for real and personal property, turpentine inspection certificates from Wilmington, N.C., and a cattle quarantine notice (1915). Miscellaneous items include a certificate of appointment to the Pender County Food Conservation Commission (1917), promissory notes, and provision notes for expected arrival of steamboats or flatboats.
Gift of William T. Highsmith
Processed by F. Bunting, September 1990
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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