Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Records of a DAR chapter founded in 1912 by descendents of the signers of the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Includes membership applications, minutes, yearbooks, financial records, memorials to deceased members, information on historical markers erected by the chapter, scrapbooks, and material concerning the Mecklenburg Declaration and the preservation of the home of Hezekiah Alexander.
Material relating to the authenticity of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, including a letter (1916) from Fries, an archivist and editor, to Stephen B. Weeks, North Carolina collector and historian, concerning Traugott Bagge's report that "the County of Mecklenburg declared itself free and independent of England" in 1775.
Abridged transcription of a diary of a native of Amenia, N.Y., who moved to Raleigh in 1815 to teach school. Describes her journey to Raleigh by sea and stagecoach, social events in Raleigh, and subsequent travels and teaching (1822-41) in Augusta, Ga., Amenia, Salisbury, N.C., and Charlotte. Also includes a biographical sketch by Robert S. Hutchison, her grandson, and clippings relating to him.
Collection contains of a scrapbook and a small collection of organizational records from the Charlotte, North Carolina, Junior DAR chapter.
Contains Pat Morrison's research on the Neil Morrison (1728-1784) family of Mecklenburg county, North Carolina. Includes research correspondence, deeds, wills, Mecklenburg county court minutes and estate inventories. Also includes a typescript book entitled "Some Descendants of James Morrison (1697-1778) of Providence, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina" and copies of two articles in the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society Quarterly about the Morrison family.
Photocopies of correspondence, memoirs, genealogical material, and clippings relating to the descendants of Thomas Spratt, one of the first white settlers in Mecklenburg County. Includes a memoir (1875) of Thomas Dryden Spratt with references to the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
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