Mann - Cooper Family Collection

1745, 1752, 1910
Manuscript Collection #1119
Creator(s)
Mann family; Cooper family
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 6 items
Preferred Citation
Mann - Cooper Family Collection (#1119), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Biographical/historical information

Thomas Mann was born in 1718 in Hertford County, NC to parents Thomas Mann and Bridgett Hooker. In 1740, he followed his brother John Mann to Edgecombe County, where he acquired numerous tracts of land through purchases and land grants. Before May 18, 1752, he married Elizabeth, most likely the daughter of James Denton from Hertford County. In 1783, his holdings were nearly 4,000 acres of land. He died in Nash County, NC in 1792 on his "Manor Plantation" property on Swift Creek and Short Swamp. Hattie B. Arrington may be a descendent of Thomas Mann. There is limited information regarding the indenture to John Cooper from John Lord Carteret, and to Earl Granville for 384 acres, dated 1752. John Lord Carteret was granted land by King George II in Granville County, which came from Edgecombe County. The collection contains some documents from the 1910 NC State Fair in Raleigh, NC. The State Agricultural Society held the first State Fair in 1853. In 1910, the state fair had its first airplane exhibit. Today, it is still an ongoing tradition.

John Bennet Boddie 1956 Southside Virginia Families, Vol. II. Clearfield Company, Inc, Baltimore, MD.

NC State Fair https://www.ncstatefair.org/2019/Newsroom/History.htm

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Granville_County,_North_Carolina_Genealogy


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of documents relating to land on the North Side of Swift Creek in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, including a land grant to Thomas Mann from King George II for 150 acres dated 1745, with a wax seal and an undated plat map of a survey of his Mann's property, and an indenture to John Cooper from John Lord Carteret, second Earl Granville, for 384 acres of land, dated 1752 with a wax seal. Other documents include State Fair entry tags, loose fragments of a seal, a blue "FIRST PREMIUM 1910" ribbon, miscellaneous paper fragments, and Hattie B. Arrington's address. The collection also contains a black leather folder with the writing "The Crane & Breed Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, Ohio."


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 26, 2007, 6 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1745, 1752, 1910) of documents relating to land on the North Side of Swift Creek in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, including grant of land to Thomas Mann from King George II, in 1745, for 150 acres, with a plat map of a survey and the great seal of North Carolina & a 1910 North Carolina State Fair Entry Tag and Blue Ribbon attached; also an indenture to John Cooper from John Earl Granville, in 1752, for 384 acres of land with wax seal & a 1910 State Fair Entry Tag, 2 loose fragments of a seal & 7 miscellaneous fragments of documents. Printed forms & Museum objects. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Susan Juska

Source of acquisition

Gift of Ms. Susan Juska

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008

Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020

Copyright notice

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


Container list
1119 Digitized Material
Mann - Cooper Family Collection
Box 1 Folder a Item 1 2 fragments of 1910 State Fair Entry tags, 1910
Box 1 Folder a Item 2 2 loose fragments of a seal, undated
Box 1 Folder a Item 3 8 miscellaneous fragments of documents, undated
Box 1 Folder a Item 4 Hattie B. Arrington's address, undated
Box 1 Folder a Item 5 1 blue "FIRST PREMIUM 1910" ribbon, 1910
Box 1 Folder b Item 1 Land grant to Thomas Mann from King George II for 150 acres in Edgecomb County, dated 1745, with April 20, 1745 wax seal, 1745
Box 1 Folder b Item 2 Plat map of a survey of Thomas Mann's 150 acre property, undated
Box 1 Folder b Item 3 An indenture to John Cooper from John John Lord Carteret, second Earl Granville, in 1752 for 384 acres of land with wax seal, 1752
Box 1 Folder c Black leather folder, "The Crane & Breed Mfg. Co" from Cincinnati, Ohio, undated

Front says "The Crane & Breed Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, Ohio"