Papers of Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, North Carolina farmer and justice of the peace, including bills, receipts, letters, maps, plats, & surveys, photographic print, writings, genealogical accounts, estate records, and agricultural records.
Grigg T. Tyson Sr. was a Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township and a farmer in Farmville, North Carolina. Tyson was very involved in his community receiving commission as Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township in 1881. He was also a member of The National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee, a member of the 4-H Club. Tyson also collected a record the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County for the 18th day of November 1773. In fact, Tyson was well known in his community for researching genealogy, particularly that of the Joyner family.
Tyson's papers include bills and receipts, his commission as Justice of the Peace, commission as a member of the National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee and accounts of the descendants of John Joyner and his wife Annie and a field return of the regiment of militia for Pitt County at a General Muster the 18th day of November, 1912. Also included is a tintype photograph believed to be of Tyson, letters to and from ladies, cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville. In addition, present is Tyson genealogy, a writing in opposition to a proposed road bonds issue in Farmville, NC, as well as an account of Tyson's childhood and early life. Grigg T. Tyson Jr.'s final estate account and cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville NC are also present.
The papers range from 1870-1952 with the bulk of the papers dating between 1917 and 1926. The agricultural log book contains the accounting records of the Tyson farm as well as several loose leaf papers relating to international events. These items include a page from History of the World War, a photo of Clark Gable, press bulletin # 112 of the N.C. Geological and Economic Survey, documentation of 4-H Club meetings held in January 1939, bulletin # 101 of Western Livestock Insurance Company and Mutual of Life Insurance Company of New York. The agricultural log itself serves as a source on dealing with domesticated animals, including how to feed, milk, slaughter, medically treat and sell the animals. The agricultural log also suggests how to keep good finical records on a farm.
Maps in the collection document Tyson's property and adjacent properties, a survey for a new road running from Williams Old Mill to Farmville, N.C. and a surveys of Gum Branch completed in 1887 and 1916. For more details, please see the container list.
Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008
Processed by Brittany Paige Bryant April 2006
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