Garrett Family Collection, 1789-1864

Manuscript Collection #639

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Garrett Family Collection
    Creator: Garrett family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1789-1864) including correspondence, estate inventory, Civil War passes, land grants, letter describing death, opinion on health conditions.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 8 items , consisting of correspondence, an estate inventory, Civil War passes, and a land grant.
  • Description
     

    The collection deals mainly with the correspondence to the Winston family of Sumner County, Tennessee. Two letters are from D. L. Goodall to his cousin, Noel Winston, during the Mexican War. In the first letter (October 10, 1846), Goodall, writing from Camp Allen near Monterrey, Mexico, describes the actions of the Tennessee and Mississippi companies under General Quitman in taking a fort there, and the names and injuries of the casualties sustained by the Tennessee company; a battle he fought in Monterrey on September 23; and the surrender and armistice between General Zachary Taylor and Mexican General Pedro de Ampudia after these battles. The second letter (February 14, 1847) written from Tampico, Mexico, contains a description of a U.S. Army cattle raid on the Mexicans, waiting for General Scott to arrive, the impending battle at Vera Cruz, and Goodall's opinions on the health and condition of his unit.

    Also in the collection are two passes Noel Winston obtained from the Federal Army in Tennessee during the Civil War (1863, 1864) that allowed for freedom of movement within Federal lines and protection from property damage and trespassing by Federal troops.

    Other family items include a letter describing the death of Joseph W. and Thomas Winston's father in 1815; an estate inventory for Spellsby Coleman from 1807 that lists the names of his slaves as well as the possessions and livestock he owned; and a land grant from 1789 to William Ferrol Lewis for 1,500 acres in the Western District of North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 9, 1992, 8 items; Papers (1789-1864), primarily of the Winston family of Sumner County, Tennessee, including Mexican War correspondence, an estate inventory, Civil War passes, a land grant, and miscellaneous items. Gift of Mr. Noel H. Garrett, Greenville, N. C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Noel H. Garrett

    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

    Garrett Family Collection (#639), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by T. Earl, January 1994

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Land grant (1789)


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