James B. Cherry Papers

Manuscript Collection #604
Cherry, James B., 1840-1905
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 53 items , consisting of receipts, promissory notes, and accounts.
Preferred Citation
James B. Cherry Papers (#604), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1860-1880) including receipts, promissory notes, and accounts. 53 items.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 26, 1990, 50 items; Papers (1860-1880) of Pitt County, NC, resident, consisting of financial records, including slave hire records, promissory notes, accounts, receipts, etc. Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton, Greenville, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dr. Joseph B. Congleton

Processing information

Processed by C. Crews, February 1991

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
Cherry, James B., 1840-1905
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan, 1836-1915--Autographs
Bonds--Confederate States of America
Courts--North Carolina--Pitt County
Slavery--North Carolina--Pitt County