Papers (1860-1880) including receipts, promissory notes, and accounts. 53 items.
James Burton Cherry was born in Pitt County, NC, January 17, 1840. He married Pattie Sherrod in 1860 and they had two daughters, Mangie and Nina. After the death of his first wife in February 1869, Mr. Cherry married Miss Ada M. Pearce on March 16, 1875. They had a son, James B. Cherry, Jr. James B. Cherry, Sr., died March 13, 1905.
Receipts and promissory notes constitute the bulk of this collection. Included are records of slave hire (1860-1865); receipts for the purchase of Confederate bonds (1864); receipts for the payment of fines and taxes that Mr. Cherry collected as Clerk of Superior Court, Pitt County, NC (1868); receipts for tuition and medical expenses; and a receipt (1878) signed by Thomas J. Jarvis, later North Carolina governor.
For related material, see collection #586.1.
Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton
Processed by C. Crews, February 1991
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