Council Wooten Papers, 1843, 1863

Manuscript Collection #45

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Council Wooten Papers
    Creator: Wooten, Council
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1843, 1963) including letters relating to personal and family matters. 2 items.
    Extent: 0.121 Cubic feet, 2 items, letters
  • Description

    The two items of correspondence in this collection are concerned primarily with personal and family matters. The letter written by Sarah Wooten, dated 4 June 1843, to her father Council Wooten in Mosely Hall (now La Grange), N.C., tells briefly of events at the Episcopal school in Raleigh and mentions the public hanging of two Negroes.

    The letter (16 November 1863) of W. T. Faircloth to Miss Eviline Wooten was written from a camp of the Second North Carolina Infantry, stationed with the Army of Northern Virginia. Faircloth comments briefly about the hardships experienced by the men in the army and expresses the hope that the war will soon end with honor and freedom for the South. William Turner Faircloth was born in Edgecombe County, N.C. Before the Civil war, he studied law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. After wartime service, he served as a member of the state legislature (1865). In 1867, he married Eviline Wooten. Faircloth was again called to state service in 1875 when he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. Later in the same year he was appointed a justice of the State Supreme Court.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Sarah Wooten was the mother of Dr. J. Y. Joyner. Council Wooten was a prominent man of affairs in North Carolina. He was six times a member of the House of Commons from Lenoir County and was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1835.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    March 13, 1968, Letters to Council Wooten (1843) and to Miss Eviline Wooten (1863). Transferred from the J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

    Acquisition Information

    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

    Council Wooten Papers (#45), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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