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Lenoir family

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Works: 16 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 35 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Claims  Account books  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate 
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Most widely held works by Lenoir family
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Lenoir's diary describes a 1776 expedition against the Cherokee Indians in the North Carolina mountains. There is also a reminiscence of that expedition purportedly written by Lenoir in June 1835. Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir's diary, probably from 1852, is a record of her travel to visit family and old friends. Walter Waightstill Lenoir's Civil War diary, kept during his service in both the 25th and the 37th North Carolina regiments, describes camp life at Camp Lee in Beaufort District, S.C.; the battles and skirmishes he participated in; the loss of his leg; and his subsequent rehabilitation. Many of the writings consist of drafts of speeches and writings by William Lenoir on his military and political activities and on contemporary public issues. There are also religious, school, political, business writings, and poetry of other members of the Lenoir family. Newspaper clippings and printed material include items collected by William Lenoir on national and international politics, business, religion, social issues, human interest stories, and agriculture; pages from missionary and gardening newspapers; and other business, financial, and religious items
Patterson and Lenoir family papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous items including a diary, June-July 1841, kept by an unidentified woman on a trip from Raleigh, N.C., to New Haven, Conn., with particulary detailed descriptions of activity in New Haven and sights of Washington, D.C., with some entries by a child of the diarist; notes, ca. 1890, by Andrew Henry Patterson (1870-1928) on lectures on electricity by Prof. J.J. Thomson, presumably at Harvard University; three letters, 1895- 1896, to Eben Alexander (1851-1910), U.S. minister to Greece; and an address, ca. 1850, by the president of the Dialectic Society, University of North Carolina
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political letters are chiefly to or from William Avery Lenoir, who was active in Whig Party politics in Alabama, or from Joseph Caldwell Norwood. Some of William Ballard Lenoir's letters to brother Thomas also contain political musings, as do letters from William Bingham of the Bingham School. Topics include family members' political ambitions; Whig Party politics; West Indian slave emancipation; funding for roads and railroads; and rumors of secession. Business correspondence centers on plantation management using slaves and North Carolina and Tennessee land speculation
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters relating to politics begin in the 1790s and are chiefly from or to William Lenoir at Fort Defiance. Local and state political topics include Whig politics; lottery ticket sales in support for the University of North Carolina; William Lenoir's militia activities in 1812; internal improvements, especially lobbying for roads and railroads; and political ambitions of various family members. National politics was discussed by William Lenoir's congressional friends in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., including N.C. congressman Lewis Williams. Topics include Revolutionary War pensions; banking and international trade issues; the containment of slavery; Thomas Jefferson and his political opponents; Israel Pickens's career as a member of Congress during the War of 1812 and as Alabama governor; and distaste for Andrew Jackson
Lenoir family of Tennessee papers by Lenoir family( )

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These papers consist largely of personal letters addressed to Albert S. and Catharine Lenoir and to George Lewis Welcker, from their large family connection in North Carolina and Tennessee and from Welcker's friends in the army. There are also papers relating to Albert S. Lenoir's work as Federal issuing agent to the Cherokee Indians, and his business and planting interests, and to Welcker's army engineering work. The later papers are of the next generation. The seventeen volumes are farm records and albums
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Tax records include land, poll, and legal tax rolls; lists of land and property by household; and assessments on slaves, 1777-1831. Census papers include 1777 district inventories and names of family heads and other information for the 1840 census. Military papers cover N.C. militia and other troop activities in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Livestock records, 1773-1889, include horse stud books and records of pedigree for horses and other animals. Also included are blacksmith records, 1792-1877; medical records, 1795-1890, of treatments relating to people, animals, and pest control; and school records, 1768- 1901, documenting university and secondary education for Lenoir and Pickens families members. There is also material relating to the University of North Carolian board of trustees and school notebooks, 1768- 1835, for a variety of subjects
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selected series, some of which have been grouped together for convenience in online searching, have been cataloged separately. They are: Subseries 1.1. Correspondence, 1773-1839 (426 Series 1.1a; 426 Series 1.1b); Subseries 1.2. Correspondence, 1840-1860 (426 Series 1.2); Subseries 1.3. Correspondence, 1861-1865 (426 Series 1.3); Subseries 1.4. Correspondence, 1866-1890 and Subseries 1.5. Correspondence, 1891-1937 (426 Series 1.4,1.5); Series 2. Diaries and other writings, 1776-1940 (426 Series 2); Series 3.1. Household and plantation records, 1768-1929 (426 Series 3.1); Series 3.2. Legal and business records, 1765-1909 and Series 5. Financial and business volumes, 1781-1892 (426 Series 3.2,5); Series 3.3. Political and election records, 1775-1882 and Series 4. Land records (426 Series 3.3,4); and Series 6. Government records, 1776-1888 (426 Series 6)
Papers by Lenoir family( )

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Personal, business, and official papers of William Lenoir, who settled in the Yadkin River valley of North Carolina in 1775, and his descendants and other relatives. Lenoir's papers detail his activities as soldier, militia officer, and local official in old Wilkes County, N.C., and as a landowner, farmer, and surveyor. Included are writings and notes by him concerning the Battle of Kings Mountain and an expedition against the Cherokees and correspondence concerning family matters and public affairs. There are extensive letters and papers of Lenoir's children and their descendants in North Carolina, especially Caldwell, Wilkes, Burke, Haywood, and Orange counties; Tennessee, especially Roane and Loudon counties; Boone County, Mo.; Greene and Hale counties, Ala.; and South Carolina. Lenoir family correspondence reflects daily life and social, economic, and political conditions in North Carolina and beyond in the 19th century, and includes letters from students in schools and colleges, from soldiers in the U.S. and Confederate armies, and from North Carolina political figures, including Lewis Williams (1782-1842) and Israel Pickens (1780-1827). Volumes include account books and small memorandum books concerning farming, livestock, horsebreeding, labor, milling, orchards, blacksmith work, lands and surveys, turnpikes, postal service, trip expenses, provisions and general merchandise, and taxes; diaries of soldiers in the 25th and 26th North Carolina regiments, C.S.A.; and school notebooks, diaries, and district listings for Wilkes County in the 1840 census
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Legal papers include court documents of Waightstill Avery and Walter Waightstill Lenoir and estate papers of Lenoir family members and others. Other papers relate to railroad and road building projects; the Linville Improvment Company and the Linville Building and Loan Association; and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's grist and lumber mill records. Financial papers include promissory notes and volumes listing notes, debtors, tax records, and bank statements. Memorandum books, 1782-1888, include notes on livestock and agriculture; rental agreements; land surveys and deeds; and records of travel and of political, legal, court, and military activity. There are also records of William Lenoir's partnership in Rousseau and Comapny. Day books, 1802-1865, and account books, 1781-1892, contain entries relating to lumber and construction, land transactions, labor and rents, and sales of crops and other items, as well as business, plantation, agricultural, and political memoranda
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Letters with a particularly political or Civil War slant include some about military life from various family members fighting with Confederate forces, including Thomas Isaac Lenoir, Thomas L. Norwood, and Walter Waightstill Lenoir, whose wound at Manassas in September 1862 resulted in the amputation of his right leg. Letters in April 1865 contain descriptions of Stoneman's descent into the Yadkin Valley
Lenoir Plantation records by Lenoir family( )

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The Lenoir Plantation records contain the personal and business records of the extended Lenoir family in Mississippi and Texas. There is a small amount of correspondence with family and friends, including some Civil War letters, along with other personal material. The largest proportion of the collection materials is concerned with the family's business activities including financial correspondence, accounts and invoices, deeds, legal materials, and other documents pertaining to the land holdings and cotton plantation operations of the Lenoir and Blanchard families in Monroe, Clay and Marion Counties in Mississippi, and Falls County, Texas. These materials document extensively plantation cotton growing in Mississippi and Texas and the Mobile, Alabama, cotton trade from the 1840s into the 1920s. Other materials in this category include land and oil plats and maps, and plans for a gin and cotton house. The collection also contains 19th and 20th century family photographs. The papers are divided into eight series. The first, Personal, includes letters from Mary Lenoir, James Lenoir and others written during the Civil War; letters to William S. Lenoir, Sr. at Greene Springs School for Boys in Alabama, and; two letters from Methodist Bishop Robert Paine, Superintendent of LaGrange College, Alabama, in support of the graduation and qualifications of William A. Blanchard and William T. Lenoir. There are also genealogical materials, postcards, clippings, items related to Whitman H. Lenoir's service as a pilot during World War I, school notes from 1833 and a speech honoring the Confederacy, as well as yearbooks from Whitman H. Lenoir's school in Tennessee and copies of Sterling P. Lenoir's college yearbook entries. The miscellaneous items include a 1943 ration book for Ruth P. Lenoir.The second series, Business records, is the largest, comprising the financial correspondence and receipts and invoices documenting the business activities of Absalom Blanchard and his son William A. Blanchard, William T. Lenoir and his wife Mary, and their children. The family being cotton planters, there is extensive documentation on the cotton trade in their correspondence. Folder 68, however, deals with a legal suit in Texas. Folders 23, 24 and 35 contain receipts and invoices related to the Blanchard and Lenoir cotton business. There are also some documents on the slaves owned by the family. Folder 18 contains a receipt for $900 paid to Hope H. Lenoir by Absalom Blanchard for slaves Kizzy (30), Jordan (4) and Dorcas (6 weeks) in 1848. Folder 25 includes receipts for slaves named Samuel and Philip bought by William A. Blanchard in 1845 and 1847 for $575 and $600 respectively, as well as property tax receipts and a property list which include slaves. Folder 27 contains a bill of sale for slave Jordan. Folder 29 contains a fair handbill which has a penciled slave list on the reverse while Folder 44 also contains a property list featuring slaves Ned and Peter. Along with receipts and invoices for other goods and services provided to the family, there are also tax receipts, including some from the Civil War period, the bulk of which relate to Monroe County property but also to other counties in Mississippi and Texas. In addition, the series contains some bank books, soil conservation documents from 1936, and miscellany including William S. Lenoir, Sr.'s 1886 visitor's ticket for the Mobile Cotton Exchange.Series three, Legal documents, is primarily related to land. These documents include deeds to property in Mississippi and Texas from the 1840s to the 1940s, and they show how the family acquired their plantations and how these were later divided with the passing of the generations. Of particular interest are the land grant to a member of the Chickasaw tribe, Ki-am-ma, in 1840 by President Martin Van Buren and two centesimal or hundredth deeds in the names of William A. Blanchard and William T. Lenoir from 1848 relating to 27 acres of the land sold by Richard W. Anderson in Monroe County which were set aside for public buildings such as churches and schools to be used by the settlers. Folder 79 comprises an abstract of the land inherited by Whitman H. Lenoir drawn up in 1924 which gives a detailed history of the ownership of the properties. The series has a number of plats, one of which shows the purchasers of Richard Anderson's land including the Blanchard and Lenoir families. In addition there are documents related to two law suits, a holograph copy of the 1773 will of Absalom Blanchard's father Josiah, in which he bequeaths slaves Nancy and Jack and other property to his wife and son, and correspondence and documents concerning the family's investments in railroad and mining stocks, and a Confederate States of America bond for $500.Three documents comprise the fourth series, blueprints, showing plans for cotton gins and a cotton house from around 1900.Series five is a transcript of the Lenoir Plantation Journal, found in a copy of C. V. Lavoisne et al. A Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological and Geographical Atlas (1821). The original volume was returned to the Lenoir family after transcription. It comprises genealogical information, recipes and other notes recorded by family members in the book, including Blanchard slave lists.The sixth series, Publications, encompasses a variety of publications and pamphlets. Among them is a broadsheet titled "The Strange Luck of Israel Speed" purporting to be a warning against the activities of an African-American confidence man in Monroe County. It was written by the president of the First National Bank in Aberdeen, Eugene L. Sykes and was published in the Aberdeen Examiner on November 10, 1938. Folder 93 includes religious booklets and a 1918 report on German war practices, while Folder 94 holds a Rand-McNally Indexed Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of Mississippi from 1915 and Goodrich Route Book: Ohio and Indiana from 1914. Additionally there are a number of maps, showing the railroads of Louisiana, the railroads of Mexico and mines in Sonora, and a soil survey of Monroe County, all from the early years of the twentieth century. There are oil maps of the southern United States, many being supplements from Oil Weekly magazine.The seventh series, Photographs, is a collection of photographs and negatives of the extended Lenoir family, their friends and acquaintances, featuring particularly the family of William S. Lenoir, Sr. There are photographs from Ruth Lenoir's travels, and a group portrait taken at Club de la Union, Santiago, Chile, on August 18, 1937 which includes Joaquin Yrarrazaval Larrain and Harold Biggs. The contents of a cartes de visite album contains images of some extended family members but features mostly unidentified people photographed in Salem, N.C., Columbia, S.C., Waco and Galveston, Tex., and New Orleans, La..The last series, Artifacts, includes a wooden box which was used to hold documents and an iron bullet mold
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Land records, 1763-1897, relate to court cases involving William Lenoir and Rousseau and Company, a land speculation company, especially Lenoir's unsuccessful attempt to retain lands confiscated from Moravians after the Revolutionary War. Land records also relate to William Lenoir and Walter Waightstill Lenoir's other land disputes; the purchase and sale of land in North Carolina; land grants in Ashe and Wilkes counties, N.C.; surveys and evaluations of land in Watauga, Caldwell, and Catawba counties, N.C.; the Linville Improvement Company; and rental, sharecropping, and labor contracts for Lenoir family land
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Routine family correspondence accounts for the bulk of the letters, with many items relating to the lives of the women of the family. Included are letters, 1867-1869, about Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lenoir's apparent eating disorder; letters, beginning in September 1877, from Julia Adeliade Torry Oertel, wife of artist and Episcopal clergyman Johannes Adam Simon Oertel; letters of Rufus Theodore Lenoir, Jr., at the Rutherford Military Institute and other schools, and, after 1897, from him and his wife Clyde Lyndon Lenoir in Athens, Ga.; and a letter in 1937 giving a brief history of the Bingham School
Lenoir family papers by Lenoir family( )

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Business letters relate chiefly to plantation management, including buying, selling, and supervising slaves; land speculation chiefly in North Carolina and Tennessee; and William Lenoir's unsuccessful attempt to retain lands confiscated from Moravians after the Revolutionary War. Family letters express the hopes and aspirations of family members relating to mates, children, careers, and living conditions. Much correspondence relates to the lives of the women of the family. Letters discuss births, marriages, and deaths; the education of male and female family members, chiefly at the Bingham School, Salem Academy, and U.N.C.; health issues, especially relating to Waightstill Avery, lawyer, legislator, and signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration; feelings towards slavery; and William Lenoir's exploits at the Battle of King's Mountain
Lenoir family papers personal correspondence, 1861-1865 by Lenoir family( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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