Henry (Hendry) Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #581
Henry (Family)
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 91 items , including deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, legal notices, certificates, and receipts.
Preferred Citation
Henry (Hendry) Family Papers (#581), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 12, 1989, 91 items; Papers (1774-1917) of New Hanover and Pender counties, N.C., family, including deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, correspondence, receipts, and certificates. Gift of William T. Highsmith, Wilson, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of William T. Highsmith

Processing information

Processed by F. Bunting, September 1990

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
Hendry family
Henry family
Slave records--North Carolina--Bladen County
Slave records--North Carolina--New Hanover County
Bladen County (N.C.)--Genealogy
New Hanover County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Pender County (N.C.)--Genealogy