Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection, ca. 1880-1954

Manuscript Collection #1077

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection
    Creator:
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection contains photographs of descendants of Willie Brown (1799-1867) and Nancy Moye Brown of Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina, especially through the line of their son Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown (1823-1903) and his wife Jane Marie Greene. Also included are photographs of members of the Waldrop, Moore, Morrill/Morrell, Ernul, Cherry and Watts families related through the spouses of the children of Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown and photographs (1920, undated but before 1908) of the James Brown home at 627 Dickinson Ave. in Greenville, N.C. Non-photographic material includes The Genealogy of the Lost Robert White Watts and his Descendants, by Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. (2006), relating to the Watts family of Lynchburg and Amherst County, Virginia and Greenville, North Carolina.
    Extent: 0.27 Cubic feet, 4 items , photographs, a CD, and a publication.
  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    The people represented in these photographs are the descendants of Willie Brown (1799-1867) and Nancy Moye Brown of Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina, especially through their son Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown (1823-1903) and his wife Jane Marie Greene. Photographs of members of the Waldrop, Moore, Morrill/Morrell, Ernul, Cherry and Watts families relate to the spouses of James Brown, William Benjamin Brown, Wyatt Livingston Brown, Zeno Brown, Jane Brown Morrell and Wiley Brown (children of Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown) and their children.

    Source for family relationships: http://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.cfm/William-Moye-Benjamin-Brown/f28107#top, a website created by Ray Gurganus.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    August 14, 2006, (unprocessed) 3 items, 0.250 cubic feet; Photograph album (ca. 1880-1954) containing images of the Brown, Moore, Morrill, Ernul, Cherry, and Watts families, of Pitt County, North Carolina, with captions and index; and a compact disc with digital copies of the images. 52 black & white, 1 color, & 2 colorized images, in 1 vol. (loose leaf) & 1 compact disc & case. Donor: William B. Kittrell

    January 24, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 1 item, 0.02 cubic feet; The Genealogy of the Lost Robert White Watts and his Descendants, by Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. (2006), relating to the Watts family of Lynchburg and Amherst County, Virginia and Greenville, North Carolina. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 1 vol. 67 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet). Recd. 1/16/2008 . Note: Includes foreword, genealogical charts, illustrations, and historical notes. Donor: Lawrence A. Watts, Jr.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William B. Kittrell

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection (#1077), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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