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Clingman and Puryear family papers, 1810-1940, Surry (now Yadkin) County, North Carolina : also District of Columbia, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, ©1993.
Series: Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War., Series J,, Part 13,, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, Manuscript Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill., Piedmont North Carolina ;, reel 40.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Manuscript : Microfilm   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
The collection includes family, political, and business papers of several prominent western North Carolinians, including Mrs. Jane (Poindexter) Clingman of Huntsville, Surry (later Yadkin) County, with Poindexter relatives in Hardin County, Tenn., and others in Mississippi and New Mexico; her son-in-law, Richard Clauselle Puryear (1801-1867), Yadkin planter, Whig U.S. representative, 1853-1857, and member of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Archives
Correspondence
Sources
Named Person: Clingman family; Puryear family; Jane Poindexter Clingman; R C Puryear; T L Clingman; Poindexter family
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
OCLC Number: 259815859
Notes: Title from reel guide.
Accompanied by a printed reel guide.
Description: 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Series Title: Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War., Series J,, Part 13,, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, Manuscript Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill., Piedmont North Carolina ;, reel 40.

Abstract:

The collection includes family, political, and business papers of several prominent western North Carolinians, including Mrs. Jane (Poindexter) Clingman of Huntsville, Surry (later Yadkin) County, with Poindexter relatives in Hardin County, Tenn., and others in Mississippi and New Mexico; her son-in-law, Richard Clauselle Puryear (1801-1867), Yadkin planter, Whig U.S. representative, 1853-1857, and member of the Confederate Congress; and her son, Thomas Lanier Clingman (1812-1897), U.S. senator and Confederate general. Richard Clauselle Puryear's papers include bills, receipts, accounts, letters written from Washington, D.C., letters written and received at Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, and an account book for blacksmith and wagon-body work. Thomas Lanier Clingman's papers, 1828-1890, chefly concern his mining and mineral interests, including gold mines in Georgia, the Chestatee Hydraulic Company of New York and Georgia, the Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company of Boston, and lands and minerals in western North Carolina. Political correspondence for the 1850s is included, relating primarily to North Carolina. Also available is an account of General George Stoneman's raid, April 1865, on the Puryear family home in Yadkin County.

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