Mary Earle Stallings Collection

1845-1978, undated
Manuscript Collection #935
Creator(s)
Stallings, Mary Earle
Physical description
0.505 Cubic Feet, 1 archival box
Preferred Citation
Mary Earle Stallings Collection (#935), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No Restrictions

Collection of genealogical information, a photographic print and postcard from the Peter Richard Rives, Frederick Lawrence Wiggins, and John Lawrence Wiggins family Bibles pertaining to the Rives, Wiggins, and related families of Edgecombe County, Halifax County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina.


Biographical/historical information

The Rives, Wiggins, and related families were from the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Edgecombe, Martin and Pitt. John Lawrence Wiggins married Octavia Josephine Nettles in 1867. Peter Richard Rives married Mary L. Worsley in 1874. Fred Lawrence Wiggins married Mary Louise Rives in 1900. Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles was this couple's daughter. Mary Earle Stallings, the donor of the collection, was the daughter of Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles.


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of three sets of family Bible records containing births, marriages and deaths. These include the records of the Peter Richard Rives Family (Pitt and Halifax Counties, NC) dating from 1874-1978, the John Lawrence Wiggins Family (Edgecombe County, NC) dating from 1867-1947 and the Fred L. Wiggins Family (Pitt, Edgecombe and Martin Counties, NC) dating from 1855-1933. Photographic images include a photograph of Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles. Also included is a photograph postcard (back blank) advertising free concerts nightly at Bell's Sons Jewelers, Tarboro, NC.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 6, 2003, 5 items, 0.004 cubic feet; Collection (1845-1978) of genealogical information, a photographic print and postcard from the Peter Richard Rives, Frederick Lawrence Wiggins, and John Lawrence Wiggins family Bibles pertaining to the Rives, Wiggins, and related families of Edgecombe County, Halifax County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina. Donor: Mary Earle Stallings

April 14, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 83 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (1864-2008) of genealogical tables, correspondence, photographic prints, bible records & printed materials, compiled by the donor, relating to the descendants of Benjamin Davis, John Allen Davis, Sr., & John Allen Davis, Jr.; John P. Joyner & J. Y. [James Yadkin] Joyner; Nancy Ray Nettles, Mary Earle Nettles & Solomon Nettles; Peter Richard Rives; Frederick L. Wiggins, Sr. & James Wright Wiggins; & Nathan Worsley, of Edgecombe County, Lenoir County, Martin County, Pitt County, North Carolina, Gloucester and Cumberland County, Virginia, Sumter District, South Carolina, etc. See preliminary inventory attached (Box 1, folders e - u and oversize folder). Donor: Mary Earle Stallings

April 14, 2008, (unprocessed addition 2) 3 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1681-1794, 1936) of family Bible birth entries relating to the descendants of John Nettles, John Atkinson & Lucy Parham; part of a letter, dated 1 October 1936, describing the Bible as that printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King, in London 1737, and currently the property of Mrs. R. Walter Salsbury, of Hamilton, North Carolina. Digital reproductions & Photocopy. See preliminary inventory attached (Box 1, folders v - w). Donor: Mary Earle Stallings

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mary Earle Stallings.

Processing information

Processed by Dale Sauter, December 13, 2006

Encoded by Martha Elmore, December 13, 2006

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
Rives family
Wiggins family
Topical
Bible records--North Carolina--Edgecombe County
Bible records--North Carolina--Halifax County
Bible records--North Carolina--Martin County
Bible records--North Carolina--Pitt County
Places
Edgecombe County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Edgecombe County (N.C.)--History
Halifax County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Halifax County (N.C.)--History
Martin County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Martin County (N.C.)--History
Pitt County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Pitt County (N.C.)--History

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Peter Richard Rives Family, 1874-1978
Box 1 Folder c Fred L. Wiggins Family, 1855-1933
Box 1 Folder d Photograph of Mary Earl Wiggins Nettles, undated, Photograph postcard (back blank) advertising free concerts nightly at Bell's Sons Jewelers, Tarboro, NC, undated
Box 1 Folder e Descendants of the Frederick L. Wiggins, Sr. Family, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder f Descendants of the James Wright Wiggins Family, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder g Descendants of the John P. Joyner Family, of Lenoir County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 5 p
Box 1 Folder h Nancy Ray Nettles, Mary Earle Nettles & J. Y. Joyner, of LaGrange, North Carolina (1951) Photographic print & Clipping. Black & white. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Clipping is laminated
Box 1 Folder i Descendants of the Peter Richard Rives Family, of Pitt County, Martin County, & Edgecombe County, North Carolina (1932-2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table, Clipping & Photographic print. Typescript. 3 item. 6 p. Note: Clipping is laminated
Box 1 Folder j Descendants of the Solomon Nettles Family, of Gloucester County & Cumberland County, Virginia; Sumter District, South Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 11 p
Box 1 Folder k Descendants of the Benjamin Davis Family, of Pitt County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder l Descendants of the John Allen Davis, Sr. Family, of Pitt County & Edgecombe County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 2 items. 7 p
Box 1 Folder m Descendants of the Nathan Worsley Family, of Edgecombe County, North Carolina (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 1 item. 7 p
Box 1 Folder n John Allen Davis, Sr. Family Photographic Prints (1873-1879, undated) Black & white. 19 items. 19 p
Box 1 Folder o John Allen Davis, Sr. Family Correspondence, Cedar Grove, West Virginia, Tarboro, Pinetops, Davistown, & Fort Anderson, North Carolina (1864-1934) 12 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder p John Allen Davis, Sr. Family Clippings (1894-1914, undated) 7 items. 8 p
Box 1 Folder q Descendants of the John Allen Davis, Jr. Family, of Davistown, North Carolina & Roanoke, Virginia (28 Feb. 2008) compiled by Mary Earle Nettles Stallings. Genealogical table. Typescript. 3 items. 4 p
Box 1 Folder r John Allen Davis, Jr. Family Photographic Prints (ca. 1880-1937) Black & white. 8 items. 8 p
Box 1 Folder s John Allen Davis, Jr. Family, Charlottesville, Clifton Forge, Virginia, Davistown, Old Sparta, North Carolina Correspondence & Bible Records (1867-1911) 4 items. 10 p. Note: Documents fragile, torn. Need conservation
Box 1 Folder t John Allen Davis, Jr. Family Clippings & Cards (ca. 1923-1987) 6 items. 6 p
Box 1 Folder u Davis Family Clippings & Photographic prints (1937-1991, n.d.) 10 items. 10 p
Box 1 Folder v Collection (1681-1794) of family Bible birth entries relating to the descendants of John Nettles, John Atkinson & Lucy Parham. 1 low magnification; 1 high magnification. Digital reproductions. 2 items. 10 p. Note: Copied by Joyner Library staff; originals to be returned to donor
Box 1 Folder w Part of Letter (1 October 1936) describing the Nettles Family Bible as that printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King, in London 1737, and currently the property of Mrs. R. Walter Salsbury, of Hamilton, North Carolina. Photocopy. 1 items. 2 p. Note: Copied by Joyner Library staff; originals to be returned to donor. Author & recipient of letter unknown
Folder os1 Signs of the Times(3 Jan. 1894) v. 62, n. 1. Weekly newspaper. "Devoted to the Old School Baptist Cause." Published by Gilbert Beebe's Sons, Middletown, Orange County, New York. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Fragile, torn. Needs conservation