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Howerton family papers, 1817-1858, Halifax County, Virginia

Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, ©1991.
Series: Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War., Series J., Part 9,, Virginia ;, reels 17-18.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Manuscript : Microfilm   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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This collection is composed of financial and legal papers of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Papers from 1817-1858 pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton (ca. 1790-ca. 1870), planter and local government official. These early papers document Howerton's official activities, and consist primarily of receipts, tax lists of various kinds, and materials relating to the imprisonment of insolvent debtors. Data on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Archives
Lists
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Named Person: Howerton family; Philip Howerton
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
OCLC Number: 244997952
Notes: Title from reel guide.
Accompanied by a printed reel guide.
Description: 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Series Title: Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War., Series J., Part 9,, Virginia ;, reels 17-18.

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This collection is composed of financial and legal papers of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Papers from 1817-1858 pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton (ca. 1790-ca. 1870), planter and local government official. These early papers document Howerton's official activities, and consist primarily of receipts, tax lists of various kinds, and materials relating to the imprisonment of insolvent debtors. Data on insolvent debtors reveals economic conditions in Halifax County in various times, indicating that insolvency was a cause for emigration elsewhere. Many items refer to slaves, including tax lists, mortgages on slaves, and references to individual slaves who came in contact with the criminal justice system.

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