John A. Clark, Jr., Collection, 1733-1975

Manuscript Collection #427

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: John A. Clark, Jr., Collection
    Creator: Clark, John A.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection [1733-1975] including correspondence, cemetery records, deed books, court records, militia records; copies and originals of indenture, estate lists, wills, land grants, Bible records, and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 1.74 Cubic feet, consisting of cemetery records; abstracts from will books, deed books, court records, and militia records; copies and originals of indentures, estate lists, wills land grants, etc.; brief family histories; Bible records; newspaper clippings; maps; notes; and photographs.
  • Description
     

    Also included are brief histories of the Riverside Christian Church of Hookerton and Christ Episcopal Church of New Bern, a brief history of New Bern courthouses, and a 1949 manuscript describing the New Bern Fire Engine Company #1 and the New Bern Greys and Elm City Riflemen militia groups in the 1870s and 1880s. A 1924 draft of a newspaper article describes steamboat lines docking at New Bern from 1875 to 1905 and discusses the effects of the Atlantic and N.C.R.R. lease by the private sector on water traffic, the fish and oyster industry, and truck farming in New Bern. This article also gives a general description of Inland Waterway construction from Adams Creek to the Atlantic Ocean and New Bern's participation in the project. Labeled photographs of New Bern (ca. 1870s), a description of a New Bern wedding (1790s), and lot entries and original land records for New Bern (eighteenth/nineteenth centuries) are also found in the papers.

    The collection contains tombstone listings from Cedar Grove Cemetery of New Bern, Parris Creek Cemetery in Pamlico County, Brock Family Cemetery in Jones County,Fowler Family Cemetery in Pamlico County, Lane Family Cemetery, and Biddle Plantation of Craven County.

    Three folders of original land and legal records (1733-1915) pertain to Craven, Duplin, Jones, and Lenoir counties families such as the Carters, Francks, Gwaltneys, Hargetts, Jacksons, Millers, Moores, Perrys, Rhems, Simmonses, Spencers, and Wards. The papers consist of deeds, a bond, a power of attorney, a will (1842) for Martin Miller of Jones County, and articles of agreement (1809) concerning construction of a cartway from a public road to a ferry landing in Craven Co., N.C.

    Miscellaneous items include a booklet concerning the University of Maryland's University College Far East Division (1956-1971); a history of the Ernul, N.C., post office; a biography of William Gaston (1778-1844) by John L. Sanders; statistical tables concerning servants, slaves, taxables, tithables, and tobacco prices in Maryland and Virginia; and a print of a photograph of James Isaac Metts; information concerning Beall's Pleasure (the home of Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy); a monograph (1961) describing the nineteen Disciples of Christ churches of the Pamlico Union in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico counties; and maps of Cambridgeshire (1806) and Cambridge, England (1837), and Township No. 1 of Craven County, N.C. (1975).

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    This collection consists of genealogical notes compiled by John A. Clark, Jr., who was the son of John A. and Ellen Causey Clark. Clark, Jr., lived at the Rhem House, 701 Broad St., New Bern, N.C. His notes contain genealogical information concerning families related to his father or mother and are, for the most part, of Craven and Pitt counties, N.C. Information is included on the Bright, Whitford, Witherington, Clark, Brooks, Purifoy, Causey, Gwaltney, Wadsworth, Franks, Miller, Rhem, Stokes, Gaskins, Gardner, and other related families.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    April 30, 1981, 7 document cases (1,077 items); Genealogical files for numerous eastern North Carolina families, including Clark, Brooks, Purifoy, Causey, Gwaltney, Wadsworth, Franks, Miller, Rhem, Stokes, Gaskins, and Gardner. Gift of Mrs. Ellen Clark, New Bern, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Ellen Clark

    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

    John A. Clark, Jr., Collection (#427), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by U. Loy; M. Elmore, August 1984

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Genealogical notes (A-J)
     
    Genealogical Notes, Adams Family - Eastern North Carolina
    Genealogical Notes, Archbell Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bell Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bonner Family - Beaufort County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bright Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Robert Bright Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Brinson Family - Craven, Onslow, & Pamlico Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family - Craven & Pitt Counties NC; GA; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family - Craven & Pitt Counties NC; GA; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Bryan Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Buck Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bull Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Cannon Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Wiley Causey Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Wiley Causey Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, John Causey Family - Craven County, NC
  • Genealogical notes and photographs (C); Cedar Grove Cemetery records
     
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Guildford County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Virginia
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Maryland
    Genealogical Notes, Cedar Grove Cemetery - New Bern, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Chapman Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names A-H) Craven & Pitt Co.
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names I-K) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names L-T) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names U-Z) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes & Photographs, Clark Family (Multiple First Names), NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (Multiple First Name Listings), NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark, John A., Jr., Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
  • Genealogical notes (C-L)
     
    Genealogical Notes, Crawford Family, Craven County, N.C.; Texas
    Genealogical Notes, Delamar Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Durant Family, Perquimans County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Edmundson Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Franck(s) [Frank] Family, Craven & Jones Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gardner Family, Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gaskins Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gatlin(g) Family
    Genealogical Notes, Gwaltney Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.; Isle of Wight & Surry Counties, Va.
    Genealogical Notes, Gwaltney Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.; Isle of Wight & Surry Counties, Va.
    Land Records 1799-1831, Gwaltney Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes Hardee (Hardy) Family - Pitt County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - J - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirk Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirkland Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirkman Family - Craven & Guilford Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Lancaster Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Lofton Family - Craven County, N.C.
  • Genealogical notes (M-W)
     
    Genealogical Notes - Miller Family - Craven & Jones Cos., N.C.; G.A.
    Genealogical Notes - Pasteur Family - Craven County, N.C.; Fla.
    Genealogical Notes - Pollard Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Powell Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Purifoy Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Purifoy Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Nicholas Purifoy - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Thomas Purifoy - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Rhem Family - New Bern, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Smith Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stocks Family - Pitt County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stokes Family - Craven, Duplin, Pitt, &Wilkes Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stokes Family - Virginia, South Carolina
    Genealogical Notes - Venters Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Wadsworth Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Ward Family - New Bern, N.C.; Onslow County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Whitehurst Family - Craven County, N.C.
  • Genealogical notes (W); eastern North Carolina cemetery records; land and legal records; miscellany
     
    Genealogical Notes - Whitford Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Tenn.
    Genealogical Notes - Whitford by Vera H. Whitford
    Genealogical Notes - Willis Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Witherington family history by Mabel B. Skinner Wethington
    Genealogical Notes - Witherington Family Eastern North Carolina
    Genealogical Notes - Wooten Family - Lenoir County, N.C.
    Land Records 1733-1915, undated
    Legal Records 1809-1866
    Cemetery Records, Eastern N.C.
    Miscellaneous Genealogical Data Eastern N.C.
    New Bern, N.C., Lot Entries 1753-1810
    New Bern, N.C. Photographs and Articles
    Miscellany

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Container List

  • Genealogical notes (A-J)
     
    Genealogical Notes, Adams Family - Eastern North Carolina
    Genealogical Notes, Archbell Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bell Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bonner Family - Beaufort County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bright Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Robert Bright Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Brinson Family - Craven, Onslow, & Pamlico Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family - Craven & Pitt Counties NC; GA; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Brooks Family - Craven & Pitt Counties NC; GA; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Bryan Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Buck Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Bull Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Cannon Family - Pitt County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Wiley Causey Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Wiley Causey Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, John Causey Family - Craven County, NC
  • Genealogical notes and photographs (C); Cedar Grove Cemetery records
     
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Guildford County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Virginia
    Genealogical Notes, Causey Family - Maryland
    Genealogical Notes, Cedar Grove Cemetery - New Bern, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Chapman Family - Craven County, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names A-H) Craven & Pitt Co.
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names I-K) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC; TN
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names L-T) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (First Names U-Z) Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
    Genealogical Notes & Photographs, Clark Family (Multiple First Names), NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark Family (Multiple First Name Listings), NC
    Genealogical Notes, Clark, John A., Jr., Craven & Pitt Counties, NC
  • Genealogical notes (C-L)
     
    Genealogical Notes, Crawford Family, Craven County, N.C.; Texas
    Genealogical Notes, Delamar Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Durant Family, Perquimans County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Edmundson Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Franck(s) [Frank] Family, Craven & Jones Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gardner Family, Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gaskins Family, Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes, Gatlin(g) Family
    Genealogical Notes, Gwaltney Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.; Isle of Wight & Surry Counties, Va.
    Genealogical Notes, Gwaltney Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.; Isle of Wight & Surry Counties, Va.
    Land Records 1799-1831, Gwaltney Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes Hardee (Hardy) Family - Pitt County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - J - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirk Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirkland Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Kirkman Family - Craven & Guilford Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Lancaster Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Lofton Family - Craven County, N.C.
  • Genealogical notes (M-W)
     
    Genealogical Notes - Miller Family - Craven & Jones Cos., N.C.; G.A.
    Genealogical Notes - Pasteur Family - Craven County, N.C.; Fla.
    Genealogical Notes - Pollard Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Powell Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Purifoy Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Purifoy Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Nicholas Purifoy - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Thomas Purifoy - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Rhem Family - New Bern, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Smith Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stocks Family - Pitt County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stokes Family - Craven, Duplin, Pitt, &Wilkes Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Stokes Family - Virginia, South Carolina
    Genealogical Notes - Venters Family - Craven & Pitt Counties, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Wadsworth Family - Craven County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Ward Family - New Bern, N.C.; Onslow County, N.C.
    Genealogical Notes - Whitehurst Family - Craven County, N.C.
  • Genealogical notes (W); eastern North Carolina cemetery records; land and legal records; miscellany
     
    Genealogical Notes - Whitford Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ala.; Tenn.
    Genealogical Notes - Whitford by Vera H. Whitford
    Genealogical Notes - Willis Family - Craven Co., N.C.; Ga.
    Genealogical Notes - Witherington family history by Mabel B. Skinner Wethington
    Genealogical Notes - Witherington Family Eastern North Carolina
    Genealogical Notes - Wooten Family - Lenoir County, N.C.
    Land Records 1733-1915, undated
    Legal Records 1809-1866
    Cemetery Records, Eastern N.C.
    Miscellaneous Genealogical Data Eastern N.C.
    New Bern, N.C., Lot Entries 1753-1810
    New Bern, N.C. Photographs and Articles
    Miscellany


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