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Jetton Family Papers

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Jetton Family Papers

Papers of the Jetton family
MS0366

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Jetton family
Title
Jetton family papers
ID
MS0366
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1754-2005
Date [inclusive]
1726-2005
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of the Jetton and related families since the mid-eighteenth century; including mostly real estate surveys and indentures, correspondence, genealogical notes, estate records, documentation on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and receipts for consumer goods. The Jetton family has lived in northern Mecklenburg County since the mid-eighteenth century.

Preferred Citation note

Jetton Family Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The name Jetton is French in origin, and existing genealogical information tells us it literally means a disc or token, similar to a ballot. The name is likely derived from the word jetez, which means to throw, toss, or jettison; as one may jettison or toss a ballot into a ballot box. Even to this day, members of the Jetton family in the United States continue to pronounce the name in the original French, with the accent on the second syllable: je-TUN.

While there is some knowledge about the Jetton who immigrated to the New World, this information is rather obscure and tentative. According to genealogical notes found in this collection, Lewis Jetton (sometimes spelled Giton) arrived in either New York or New Rochelle sometime before 1695, and though the name is French, there is some speculation he may have come from Scotland or Ireland (possible Gallaway). The notes also say that he and his family (which included his children, Lewis, Peter and Jane), seem to have migrated to New Castle County, Delaware by 1732. It also seems that Lewis (son of the immigrant) married a woman named Jane Boroom, but this is also speculative.

Lewis had at least three children, including a son named John. As the family records are still sketchy at this point, it is not known where he was born or when. All that is definitively known about him is that he died on November 27, 1789. John married Elizabeth Brevard and had five children, including a son named Lewis. Lewis was born either in 1748 or 1749 (either in Delaware or North Carolina), married Priscilla Sharpe, and had twelve children, including a son named Alexander Brevard Jetton, born on November 25, 1783 (Lewis died in North Carolina, so he may have been the one who migrated from Delaware to North Carolina). Alexander Brevard Jetton, many of whose papers are in this collection, married Elizabeth Nantz (also spelled Nance), and had six children, including a son named John Lewis Jetton, born in 1827. A larger quantity of papers in this collection come from this individual. John married Mary Ann Potts in 1872, and had six children, including Francis Potts Jetton, born in 1884. Francis married Bettie Kareen Christenbury (also spelled Christenberry), and had four children, including Lloyd Hugh Jetton, born in 1920 and is the donor of this collection. Hugh, as he was usually called, married Florence Pangle in 1946, and had two children, including Melanie Suzanne Jetton, born in 1952. Melanie S. Jetton married David Roy Bookout in 1972, and had one child, a daughter, named Katie Melissa Bookout, born in 1979. Hugh’s son, John Alfred, married Joy Acree, and they had two sons, Joshua Abram (b. 1978) and Jeremy Aaron (b. 1982).

The papers in this collection indicate that the family bought and sold large tracts of land and were involved in cotton cultivation. Alexander Brevard Jetton was a prominent member of the community in northern Mecklenburg County (especially in the Davidson area) and, like many other locally important men of his day, administered the estates of a number of family and friends. Alexander also cared for his invalid youngest sister, Priscilla.

Alexander’s son, John Lewis Jetton, also figured prominently in the community and took on multiple roles. In addition to being a planter, he taught school for a few years, worked as a surveyor, and administered several estates. John served the Confederate war effort as a lieutenant in Company C of the 37th North Carolina regiment (also known as the “Mecklenburg Wide Awakes”), but was later discharged for medical reasons. Loyalty oaths for both him and his father are in this collection, as are a few items referring to the 37th regiment and the Reconstruction period. John later served two terms in the North Carolina legislature—1873-75 and 1891-93.

One of John’s sons, Francis Potts Jetton inherited land near the Catawba River, and built a house there in the early 1900s. He married Bettie Christenbury in 1910, and the two of them planted an oak sapling soon afterwards. This oak eventually grew large enough to shade the house and was still standing when the family sold the property late in the twentieth century.

In the late 1950s and early 60s, Duke Power Company began to plan and construct the dam that formed Lake Norman. Many privately-owned properties were eventually flooded, as well as whole towns and textile mills. In addition to Duke Power’s hydroelectric plant, the utility also began talking of the possibility of building a coal-fired power-plant in the same area. Accordingly, Duke contacted nearby residents to try to talk them into selling their property, thinking that smoke billowing from a nearby smoke stack would bring down property values. Most of the residents along Jetton Road did sell out at the time (including the Jettons) though the power plant never materialized. The 113 acres of land where Francis Potts Jetton built his house is now Jetton Park, which is owned and operated by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.

The genealogical descent from John and Elizabeth Brevard Jetton has been extensively documented into the twenty-first century, and only a fraction of it has been presented here. Among the family characteristics are a high birth rate, a low infant mortality rate and an extraordinarily long life span among most of the family members. These characteristics have combined to produce a very large number of descendants that have survived to this day. Also, the names Lewis and John have been the most popular male names in the family, and mothers’ maiden names were often used as middle names for their children.

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Scope and Contents note

The Jetton Family Papers is a large and significant collection of documentation of the Jetton family (one of the earliest families of European origin to settle in the Mecklenburg County area) and their in-laws from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century. The contents of this collection reveal the life activities of this family over the centuries. Many of the papers in this collection are letters to and from various family members, receipts for consumer goods (which provide a wealth of information concerning standards of living), promissory notes for borrowing money, tax receipts, papers relevant to slavery, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, documentation pertinent to land-ownership (land surveys, deeds, land grants and indentures), genealogical notes, papers involved in the settlement of estates, papers referring to the land that would later become Jetton Park, family photographs and more. The chronological and geographical range of this collection concerns Mecklenburg County from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2006

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lloyd Hugh Jetton in honor of his grandchildren, Joshua Jetton, Jeremy Jetton, and Katie Bookout Hudson; with contributions by Melanie Jetton Bookout and Peggy Jetton Ayers, 2007.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Patterson Family Papers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Jetton family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)

Subject(s)

  • Land tenure--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County
  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--Genealogy
  • Plantation life--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

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Collection Inventory

Genealogies 

Box Folder

Alexander family (see also McKnitt family, below) 

3 1

Brevard family (see also McKnitt family, below) 

3 2

Hager family 

3 3

Jetton family 

3 4

Jetton family (Melanie Jetton Bookout’s notes) 

3 5

Jetton family—Coat of Arms 

3 6

McKnitt family 

3 7

Nixon family 

3 8

Potts family 

3 9

Sharp family 

3 10

Torrence 

3 11

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Subject Files 1841-1993 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

Box Folder

Papers (primarily photocopies) undated 

3 12

Centre Presbyterian Church 

Box Folder

Cemetery Directory 

3 13

Davidson College 

Box Folder

Fundraising contract 1841 

3 14

Jetton family newsletter 

3 15

Jetton homes and properties - Articles 1991 

3 16

Jetton Park 

3 17

Lake Norman (newspaper clippings) 1957-1993 

Charlotte Observer 1957-1963 

Box Folder

3-A - Duke Plans a King-Size Lake 1957 

3 18

1-B - We’ll Have Fun on ‘Inland Sea’ 1959 Sept 20  

3 18

7-A - Dam Project Progressing 1960 Mar 26  

3 18

10-A - Will New Lake Be Near You? 1960 Apr 3  

3 18

Cowan’s Ford…Magic on the Catawba 1960 Apr 17  

3 18

1-C - Lake Norman area will be a Mecca for Fun Seekers 1961 Jun 18  

3 18

Old Beatties Ford Bridge will ‘go under’ June 3 undated 

3 18

Beatties Ford Bridge ‘Dies’ Today 1962 Jun 3  

3 18

1-B - Old Bridge Blasted into Catawba 1962 Jun 4  

3 18

1-B - Lake Norman Surface 17 Feet Below Dam’s Top 1963 Jun 14  

3 18

1-C - Inside Story on Dam 1963 Jul 14  

3 18

Highway 73 Bids are Asked 

3 18

State Will Relocate Some roads Covered by Lake 

3 18

Lake Norman Reported Full 

3 18
Box Folder

Newcomer’s Guide 1993 July 28 

Scope and Contents note

Lake Norman area former home to both friendly and hostile Indian tribes.

3 18

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Real Estate--Indentures 1754-1976 

Scope and Contents note

An asterisk (*) denotes oversize item. Listing shows date, party of first part, party of second part, and acreage.

Box Folder

*Crown - Rachel Price - 400 acres 1754 Feb 23 

3 19

*Crown - Bartholomy Johnston - 230 acres 1766 Sep 26  

3 19

*John & Jean Black - John Jetton - 400 acres 1766 Aug 9  

3 19

*John Red(?) - D. & R. Cherry - 75(?) acres 1767 Jan 5  

3 19

*Crown John Jackson Moore - 150 acres 1768 Dec 22  

3 19

*B. & M. Johnston - John Marton - 230 acres 1768 Jan. 9 

3 19

*J.J. & M. Moore - Joseph Hobbs - 150 acres 1772 Aug 22  

3 19

*J. & S. Hobbs - Lewis Jetton - 150 acres 1777 Mar 15  

3 19

*State - Joseph Cowen - 29 acres 1787 Aug 7  

3 19

*J. &W. Cowan - Samuel Garrison - 70 acres 1779 Oct 27  

3 19

*Joseph Cowan - Samuel Garrison - 29 acres 1779 Oct 27  

3 19

*State - Patrick Gilmore - 260 acres 1793 Jun 1  

3 19

*State - Archibald Cathey - 65 acres 1796 Dec 2  

3 19

*State - Lewis Jetton - 50 acres 1798 Jun 5  

3 19

*State - Lewis Jetton - 20 acres 1798 Oct 14  

3 19

*Archibald Cathey - Lewis Jetton - 65 acres 1800 Mar 4  

3 19

*Benjamin Wallace - Samuel Scott - 80 acres 1800 Dec 5  

3 19

*Samuel Scott - Lewis Jetton - 80 acres 1801 May 16  

3 19

*Samuel Scott - Lewis Jetton - 80 acres 1801 May 16  

2 19

*Patrick Gilmore - Lewis Jetton - 260 acres 1804 Oct 4  

3 19

*Patrick Gilmore - Lewis Jetton - 55 acres 1801 Sep 16  

3 19

*Beaty & Garrison - William Weir - ? 1802 Jan 20  

3 19

*State - Lewis Jetton - 23 acres 1802 Jan 27  

3 19

*William Weir - Alexander Work, sr. - 29 acres 1804 Oct 16  

3 19

*William Weir - Alexander Work, Sr. - 177 acres 1804 Oct 16  

3 19

*George Hampton - Asaph Jetton - ? 1813 Aug 24  

3 19

Lewis Jetton - Ezekial Jetton - 100 acres 1817 Jan 13  

3 19

*Lewis Jetton - Asaph Jetton - 87 acres 1818 Aug  

3 19

Lewis Jetton - Alexander Jetton - 200 acres 1823 Aug 2  

3 19

Lewis Jetton - John Brinkley - 37.5 acres 1824 Oct 20  

3 19

*Alexander J. Work - Abner Franklin - 29 acres 1825 May 3  

3 19

*Alexander J. Work - Abner Franklin - 177 acres 1825 May 3  

3 19

*David R. Dunlap - Alexander B. Jetton - 110 acres 1840 Apr 28  

3 19

*Nantz/Lowrie - Patrick Johnson - 58 acres 1841 Feb 24  

3 19

James Johnston - William G. Potts - 12.5 acres 1842 Apr 15  

3 19

John A. Gibson - Alexander B. Jetton - 10.75 acres 1843 Feb 12  

3 19

*David R. Dunlap - William G. Potts - 745.5 acres 1853 Dec 27  

3 19

R.K. & M. - J[ohn] L. J[etton] -? 1860 

3 19

W.A. Gillespie - Wash. Connor - farm lease 1868 Feb 26  

3 19

*M/M Johnston - John L. Jetton - 221 acres 1868 Sep 9  

3 19

*Alexanders - John L. Jetton - 223 acres 1868 Nov 6  

3 19

*Johnston/Williams - W.B. Withers - .75 acres 1877 Jul 31  

3 19

*M/M Gibson - John L. Jetton - 2.25 acres 1879 Feb 22  

3 19

J.W. Summers - John L. Jetton - .75 acres 1886 May 10  

3 19

H.W. Hall - W.S. Hall - 80 acres 1889 Jul 30  

3 19

*Jetton members - Francis P. Jetton - 113 acres 1908 Aug 4  

3 19

John Brevard Jetton - M/M Gibson - 12 acres 1914 Aug 29  

3 19

*John Brevard Jetton - Heirs - 100.486 acres 1976 Apr 1  

3 19

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Real Estate--Surveys (dated) 1726-1976 

Scope and Contents note

These surveys include four types of documentation: drawn diagrams, bearings & distances, written descriptions of the surveys, and mathematical computations used to determine the acreage of the land surveyed.

Box Folder

Lewis Jetton 1726 

3 20

Rachell Price - 400 acres 1751 Mar 3  

3 20

Dennis M. Falls - 260 acres 1769 May 4  

3 20

Wilson - 80 acres 1779 May 11  

3 20

Joseph Cowen - 29 acres 1785 Nov 10  

3 20

50 acres 1799 Jun 29  

3 20

Lewis Jetton - 110 acres 1816 Feb 8  

3 20

Lewis Jetton - 100 acres 1817 Jan 7  

3 20

James S. Jetton - 110 acres 1819 Oct 28  

3 20

Alexander B. Jetton - 130 acres 1819 Oct 28  

3 20

Lewis Jetton - 30 acres 1822 Jan 9  

3 20

M.W. Alexander - 199 acres 1847 Nov 10  

3 20

J. R. Gillespie - 9 acres 1858 Aug 24  

3 20

A.C. Miller - ? 1865 Feb 19  

3 20

J. L. Jetton - 113 acres 1907 Mar 17  

3 20

F. J. Knox - ? acres 1908 Aug 4  

3 20

Heirs of John B. Jetton - 100.486 acres 1976 Apr 1  

3 20

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Real Estate--Surveys (undated) undated 

Box Folder

75 items 

3 21

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Miscellaneous 

Scope and Contents note

Includes receipts, correspondence, some clippings, a scrapbook, a teacher's grade book for 3rd and 4th grade, 1911-1912, and the July 1905 Atlanta Southern Drug Journal (no.4). Also, there is a DVD-R, "Burning the F. P. Jetton House, Aug. 22, 1992)

Box
3
Folder
22-25
Box
PDVD
item
366/1

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Three Dimensional Objects 

Three Dimensional Objects

Wax Seals British Crown Unidentified Three-bladed lancet Brass dividers and key Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence medallion, 117th Anniversary, 1892 Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence medallion, 200th Anniversary, 1975 Lenses for spectacles (3)

Box
3

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Photographs - Prints 

Box Folder item

Tintype of an unidentified woman circa 1860 

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John Lewis and Mary Potts Jetton circa 1885 

Scope and Contents note

Photocopied from a daguerreo-type.

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Mary Ann Potts Jetton Aug. 25, 1918 

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John Lewis Jetton circa 1905 

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Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton circa 1887 

Scope and Contents note

photograph of a daguerreotype

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton circa 1893 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton circa 1955 

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a photograph

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Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton circa 1955 

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a photograph

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“Aunt” Bona Potts with an unidentified girl circa 1890 

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Four young men, kneeling down in an out-door setting. Lloyd Christenbury is at left. undated 

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Davidson College group photograph, including Francis Potts Jetton circa 1890 

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Unidentified group photo of school children, including Eva Estelle Jetton (teacher). undated 

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Unidentified woman circa 1890 

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Addie Findley, age 48 circa 1890 

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Unidentified woman circa 1890 

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Three unidentified men circa 1890 

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Family of Bettie Kareen Christenbury Jetton circa 1903 

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Two unidentified men circa 1910 

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William Alexander, Mary Grimes and William Howard Jetton 1909 

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William Howard Jetton, Age 5 months 1909 

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Sarah Grimes Jetton and William Howard Jetton 1909 

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William Howard Jetton, Sidney Lewis Jetton, Sarah Elizabeth Jetton undated 

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William Howard Jetton at Rocky Face Mountain, Hiddenite, NC July 1912 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton and William Howard Jetton 1912 

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James Alexander Jetton and Catherine Knox circa 1915 

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Robert Monroe Jetton circa 1910 

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Lloyd Christenbury in a group photo circa 1915 

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Robert Monroe & Josie M.S. Jetton, with James, Lewis, Bettie, Francis, and Bettie Virginia Jetton. 

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Selina Johnston (also known as Saline Johnson), 1837-1927; one of A.B. Jetton’s slaves. Member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

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Robert Monroe Jetton, undated but probably ca. 1920. circa 1920 

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Photograph of an unidentified man undated 

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Photograph of an unidentified man undated 

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John Brevard Jetton circa 1910 

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Lewis and Rebecca Jetton circa 1911 

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At the John B. Jetton homeplace, Davidson, N.C. L-R: Miss Essie Jetton, Bettie C. Jetton. 

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Lloyd Hugh Jetton, son of F.P. Jetton circa 1930 

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Francis Potts Jetton circa 1915 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton’s Sunday school class: Vance Washam, Junior Washam, Vernon Bumgarner, Frank Bumgarner, Herbert Brown, Cloyd Goodrum, Lewis Jetton, James Jetton, Thomas McConnell, Earnest Gibson, Malvin Knox, John Knox, Thomas Knox, Harry Hall. Sept. 1920 

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Lewis Jetton, James Jetton, Bettie V. Jetton, Lloyd Hugh Jetton circa 1924 

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William Alexander Jetton (age 36). 1915 

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Robert Monroe Jetton circa 1920 

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Bettie C. Jetton circa 1950 

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James A. Jetton’s grave 1937 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton and Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton at an unidentified out-door location circa 1948-49 

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Bettie Jetton-Liffrig and Cyril Steve Liffrig circa 1945 

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Dick & Shirley Christenbury circa 1945 

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Lloyd Hugh Jetton and his pure Guernsey cows circa 1945 

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Lloyd Hugh Jetton and helper James Sherrell circa 1940-1945 

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Bettie V., Essie, Florence P. and Rebecca Jetton circa 1945 

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Lloyd Hugh and Frances Jetton circa 1945 

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Bettie V., Sidney Lewis, Mrs. Bettie, and L. Hugh Jetton circa 1945 

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Frances H. Jetton and child circa 1945 

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Miss Essie Jetton circa 1945 

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William Howard and Nancy Gray Jetton circa 1945 

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Bettie V., Hugh and Bettie Jetton circa 1945 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton, Mrs. Bettie C. Jetton, Bettie V. Jetton, and Lloyd Hugh Jetton. 

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Hugh Jetton, Lloyd and Ruby Christenbury, Bettie Jetton Leffrig; Shirley, Lloyd, Tooty circa 1945 

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James Richard Christenbury, age 15 1946 

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Bettie, Lewis, James, Bettie Virginia & Hugh Jetton. 

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Bettie C. Jetton circa 1945 

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Mrs. Florence Jetton 1947 

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Bettie C. Jetton circa 1945 

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Lloyd & Rubie Christenbury; Dickie & daughter. 

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Unidentified group photo. 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton, with Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton holding Melanie Suzanne Jetton 1952 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton, holding Melanie Suzanne Jetton, with Bettie C. Jetton 1952 

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Bettie C. Jetton and Ann Jetton undated 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton 1960 

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Smoke house at the original Jetton home site, removed in 1994. 1994 

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John Jetton, Aunt Rebecca Jetton, and Bettie C. Jetton, at the old Jetton Home 1961 

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Rebecca and Bettie Jetton in Lewis Jetton’s grape field. 1961 

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Lloyd Hugh & Florence at Hugh’s home, now Jetton Park. 

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Lewis Jetton’s 4 acres of grapes at home farm (now Jetton Park) 1961 

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Hugh Jetton in grape field at their home site 1961 

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Home of Bettie Christenbury Jetton and Francis Potts Jetton. circa 1910 

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Jetton family home. 

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Upping block, was at the original Jetton house. 

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Big oak tree at the original Jetton Homestead. 

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Mrs. Bettie C. Jetton. Standing in front doorway on the original Jetton home, built in 1830. Later relocated to Nantz Road in 1944. 1961 

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Mrs. Bettie C. Jetton at the original Jetton home place. 

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Bettie C. Jetton with her grandchildren: Peggie, John, Ann 1962 

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Hugh, Bettie, Lewis, and Bettie C. Jetton 1962 

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Lewis Jetton and his 3 kids: Jane, Peggy, Ann 1962 

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Hugh & Florence Jetton with their 2 kids: Melanie Suzanne, John Alfred Jetton. 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton, Bettie C. Jetton, Lloyd Hugh Jetton 1962 

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Mrs. Francis Potts Jetton, Bettie C. Jetton 1962 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton, Lloyd Hugh Jetton, Bettie K. Christenbury Jetton, Bettie Virginia Jetton Liffrig (photocopy of a photograph). circa 1960 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton circa 1950 

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Sidney Lewis Jetton circa 1960 

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William Howard Jetton circa 1950 

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Bettie C. Jetton 1965 

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Bettie C. Jetton with family circa 1960 

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Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton, burial Dec. 6, 1965 

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Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton, burial at the Davidson College Cemetery Dec. 30, 1962 

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John Jetton--Graduation picture. 1974? 

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Joshua Jetton, age 29 months. 

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Dave & Jane Jetton, Matthew & Marie Jetton 1991 

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Jeremy Jetton, 15 months. 

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Hugh & Florence Jetton 1980-1989 

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F.P. Jetton home, built 1905-1910. Fire dept, burned it down in 1992, to make way for Jetton Park. 

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New sign to Jetton Park May 14, 1992 

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Lloyd Hugh Jetton 2005 

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Honoring Dr. Hollis Jetton Rogers, naturalist, teacher and Friend of North Carolina Parks. 

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Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Huntersville, NC. Organized in 1762, educational building added in 1926, remodeled and enlarged in 1953. 

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Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. Present Sanctuary built 1870. Educational building, etc. added in 1946. Additional remodeling in 1969 and 1973 (not shown in this picture). 

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Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. Present sanctuary built in 1870, additional remodeling in 1969 and 1972 as it appears today (1976). 1976 

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Centre Presbyterian Church, Mt. Mourne, NC. Organized in 1765, present building built in 1854, William building (educational) added in 1956 (not shown). 

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Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC. Present sanctuary built in 1895. Educational building in rear, built in 1949. Present front built in 1955. 

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Photographs - Prints - Large 

Map-case Drawer Folder

White House Reception Aug. 7, 1929   1st Row 1. Worth Whitlow 2. Hermon Washam 3. Luther Pender 4. Henry Winecoff 5. James Deweese 6. John Bustle 7. Ben Washam 8. Arthur Gamble? 9. Lemont Donaldson 2nd Row 10. Ivey Proctor 11. Gaston Carter 12. John Walley 13. Homer Bumgarner 14. Ray Bustle 15. Land Bustle 16. Fletcher Wilson 17. Clayton Sherrill 18. Mellie Bustle Sherrill 19. Talf Walley 20. Fred Knox 21. Lewis Jetton 22. Webber Walley 23. Moffitt Knox 24. ? 25. ? 26. Tom Griffith 27. Lamont Mayes 28. Espie Westmoreland 29. Pres. Hoover 30. Boyce Knox 31. Coleman Howard 32. ? 33. Mr. Easom (Agr. Teacher at Cornelius High School) 34. Lester Mayhew 35. Jesse Washam 36. Caldwell Fidler 37. Glenn Mayes 38. Will Mayes 39. John Jetton 40. Willie Jetton -- ? 41. man 42. child 43. lady 44. Monroe Goodrum 45. lady 46. Mrs. Annie Goodrum 47. lady 48. Mrs. Ivey Proctor 49. Albert Hall 50. Carrie Fleming 51. Laurine Beard 52. Webb Thompson 53. Olin Puckett 54. Joe Dove 55. Harry Knox

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Camp scene of Mecklenburg County farmers Aug. 8, 1929 

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Washington, DC (individuals are not identified).

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From the Mecklenburg Gazette circa 1930 

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Wednesday, February 3, 1993, White House Visit, ca. 1930. Earl Ballard, Boyce Knox, Walter Bell, Bus Driver, John Harwell, Roderick Beard, Arthur White, Lewis Jetton, Lander Bustle, Edgar Sherrill, John Ed Baker, Cliff Smith, Lamont Mayes, Ches Proctor, Clyde Wally, Frank Sherrill, Quy Howard, Fred McConnell, Mr. Hall (back row, left to right) John Jetton, Espy Westmoreland, J.R. Withers Jr., Pete Brown, Cee Sherrill, Cleman Howard, Lee Mullen, Edmond Cashion, Mr. Karriker, Arnie Cashion, Mr. White (Arthur White’s son), Robert Alley, Mr. Eason, President Hoover, Boyce Plexico, Will Mayes, Henry Winecoff, William Howard Jetton, Flecher Wilson, Roy Holbrook, John Bustle, Tom Westmoreland, Carl Cashion, Web Thompson, Thad Lowe, Charlie Nick Shirrell, Pete Smith, Dr. W. W. Washam, Harry Torrence, Tally Mayhew, Mr. Mayes, Frank Robbins, and Ivey Proctor (Photo provided by Mr. Hugh Jetton).

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Pen-and-ink drawing of the Jetton residence across from what is now Jetton Park. 

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Individuals 1763-1969 

Brevard, Sarah 

Box Folder

Tax receipts 1833-1840   4.0 Items

1 1

Holt, Jennie 

Box Folder

Letters sent 1869-1871   3.0 Items

1 2

Houston, Eula 1938-1965 

Box Folder

Letters sent 1938-1965   3.0 Items

1 3

Jetton, Abraham, -1786 

Box Folder

Estate 1786   12.0 Items

1 4

Jetton, Alexander Brevard, 1783-1868 

Box Folder

Guardianship of Priscilla Jetton 1828-1838   15.0 Items

1 5

Guardianship of Priscilla’s land 1829-1839   9.0 Items

1 6

Letters received 1830-1853   13.0 Items

1 7

Loyalty oath 1865   1.0 Items

1 8

Papers 1820-1830   7.0 Items

1 9

Promissory notes 1826-1853   5.0 Items

1 10

Receipts 1823-1860   38.0 Items

1 11

Receipts – Consumer Goods 1826-1861   26.0 Items

1 12

Receipts – Davidson College 1847-1851   6.0 Items

1 13

Receipts – Medical services 1846-1868   9.0 Items

1 14

Receipts – Slaves 1823-1830   2.0 Items

1 15

Receipts – Taxes 1828-1868   35.0 Items

1 16

Slaves, Memorandum concerning the age of, 1844; and a slave pass 1844-1857   3.0 Items

1 17

Estate 1868   4.0 Items

1 18

Jetton, Asaph, 1786-1867 

Box Folder

Papers 1813-1823   5.0 Items

1 19

Jetton, Bettie Kareen Christenbury, 1888-1969 

Box Folder

Letters sent 1910-1964   13.0 Items

1 20

Papers 1910-1963   12.0 Items

1 21

Estate 1969   6.0 Items

1 22

Jetton, Elizabeth, -1817 

Box Folder

Will 1815   1.0 Items

1 23

Estate 1817-1819   8.0 Items

1 24

Jetton, Elizabeth Rebecca, 1873-1965 

Box Folder

Banking records 1917-1959   4.0 Items

1 25

Davidson Academy 1893-1895   14.0 Items

1 26

Letters received 1907-1945   12.0 Items

1 27

Letters sent undated    4.0 Items

1 28

Receipt – medical services 1917   1.0 Items 

Scope and Contents note

Receipts – taxes (see Eva Estelle “Essie” Jetton, below)

1 29

Funeral 1965   2.0 Items

1 30

Jetton, Eva Estelle “Essie,” 1877-1963 

Box Folder

Banking records 1915-1916   59.0 Items

1 31

Letters 1914-1949   8.0 Items

1 32

Receipts 1910-1913   11.0 Items

1 33

Receipts – tax 1916-1919   5.0 Items

1 34

Receipts – tax (combined with Elizabeth Rebecca Jetton) 1910-1919   21.0 Items

1 35

Estate 1963   1.0 Items

1 36

Funeral 1963   3.0 Items

1 37

Jetton, Ezekiel, 1795-1820 

Box Folder

Papers 1818-1819   3.0 Items

1 38

Jetton, Francis Potts, 1884-1925 

Box Folder

Papers 1904-1924   16.0 Items

1 39

Jetton, Isaac, -1786 

Box Folder

Letter 1786   1.0 Items

1 40

Estate 1786-1793   3.0 Items

1 41

Jetton, Isaac G, 1791- 

Box Folder

Power of Attorney 1827   1.0 Items

1 42

Jetton, James, 1914-1937 

Box Folder

Obituaries 1937   2.0 Items

1 43

Jetton, John, -1789 

Receipts for proclamation money 1763-1764   2.0 Items


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Mixed materials   1 43
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Mixed materials   1 44

Box Folder

Estate 1789-1791   11.0 Items

1 45

Jetton, John Brevard, 1875-1966 

Box Folder

Papers 1907-1966   12.0 Items

1 46

Jetton, John Lewis, 1778-1832 

Letters 1817-1932   7.0 Items

Jetton, John Lewis, 1827-1906 

Box Folder

Civil War documentation 1861-1865   21.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

Includes impressment order, 1/10/1865, for crops for the Confederate Army

1 48

Civil War documentation – regimental record book, Co. C, 37th North Carolina Infantry Regiment 1861-1863   1.0 Items

1 49

Account books, ca. 1870-1890 (30 items) circa 1870-1890   30.0 Items

1 50-53

Executor for the estates of: 

Box Folder

Alexander, G.W. 1867   2.0 Items

1 54

Cherry, David 1885-1899   32.0 Items

1 55

Johnston, Mrs. R.C. 1867-1895   17.0 Items

1 56

Potts, Elizabeth 1860   1.0 Items

1 57

Potts, F.W. 1876-1887   88.0 Items

1 58

Potts, L.A. 1889-1895   6.0 Items

1 59

Potts, Maggie O. 1881-1886   7.0 Items

1 60

Williams, Thomas 1874-1875   12.0 Items

1 61
Box Folder

Freemasonry 1903   3.0 Items

1 62

Letters received 1856-1904   46.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

Primarily written by Eleanor S. Jetton Johnston, and Samuel Lowrie, of Helena, Texas.

1 63

Memoranda book 1856-1857   1.0 Items

1 64

Navasso Guano Co. 1884-1889   10.0 Items

1 65

North Carolina. House of Representatives 1893   5.0 Items

2 1

Papers undated   19.0 Items

2 2

Promissory notes 1870-1888   3.0 Items

2 3

Receipts 

Box Folder

Consumer goods 1842-1901   31.0 Items

2 4

Davidson Academy 1894-1910   50.0 Items

2 5

Medical services 1891-1904   16.0 Items

2 6

Taxes 1852-1906   80.0 Items

2 7

Tuition 1848-1901   10.0 Items

2 8
Box Folder

Reconstruction 1865   4.0 Items

2 9

Teaching contracts 1857-1868   3.0 Items

2 10

Telephone bill 1904   1.0 Items

2 11

Estate 1906-1916   19.0 Items

2 12

Jetton, John Sharp, 1814-1819 

Box Folder

Estate 1819-1820   5.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

Concerns the disposition of a slave named “Kate”

2 13

Jetton, Josie McLauren (Shipp), 1883-1949 

Box
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Box Folder

Letter received 1917   (1 item with attachment)

2 14

Jetton, Lewis, 1748/49-1826 

Box Folder

Papers 1793-1820   6.0 Items

2 15

Promissory notes 1799-1821   5.0 Items

2 16

Receipts 

Box Folder

Consumer goods 1786-1823   27.0 Items

2 17

Taxes 1777-1827   56.0 Items

2 18
Box Folder

Slaves 1818-1826   2.0 Items

2 19

Estate 1826-1831   12.0 Items

2 20

Jetton, Lloyd Hugh, 1920- 

Box Folder

American Guernsey Cattle Club 1942-1947   17.0 Items

2 21

Papers 1943-2000   6.0 Items

2 22

Jetton, Mary Ann Potts, 1845-1918 

Banking Records 

Box Folder

American Trust Company 1910-1916   116.0 Items

2 23

Cornelius, Bank of 1915-1918   14.0 Items

2 24

Davidson, Bank of 1916-1918   59.0 Items

2 25
Box Folder

Letters received 1871-1912   9.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

Most letters came from Josie Shipp Jetton

2 26

Letters received 1914   15.0 Items

2 27

Letters received 1914   16.0 Items

2 28

Letters received 1915-1923   28.0 Items

2 29

Letters received undated   28.0 Items

2 30

Papers 1907-1918   5.0 Items

2 31

Receipts 

Box Folder

Consumer goods 1890-1918   104.0 Items

2 32

Medical 1895-1914   16.0 Items

2 33

Tax 1907-1918   38.0 Items

2 34

Telephone 1912-1918   24.0 Items

2 35
Box Folder

Will 1918   1.0 Items

2 36

Jetton, Priscilla, 1750-1838 

Box Folder

Estate 1838-1840   3.0 Items

2 37

Jetton, Robert Monroe, 1881-1939 

Box Folder

Letters received 1914 February    20.0 Items

2 38

Newspaper articles 1914 

Box Folder

Papers 1899-1913   5.0 Items

2 39

Estate 1939   12.0 Items

2 40

Jetton, Sidney Lewis 1911-1992 

Box Folder

Papers 1988-1992   8.0 Items

2 41

Jetton, Walter Burette, 1901-1995 

Box Folder

Papers 1995   4.0 Items

2 42

Jetton, William Alexander, 1879-1943 

Box Folder

Letters received 1919   2.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

2 letters from Robert Monroe Jetton

2 43

Jetton, William Howard, 1909-1985 

Box Folder

Papers 1942-1985   5.0 Items

2 44

Johnston, Selina Watts Jetton, 1824-1927 

Box Folder

Papers undated   3.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

Concerning her life as a slave

2 45

Johnston, Eleanor S. Jetton, 1828-1896 

Box Folder

Letters sent 1867-1895   5.0 Items

2 46

Knox, Elizabeth A. Potts, 1852-1933 

Box Folder

New Charlotte Sanatorium, receipts 1931   13.0 Items

2 47

Papers 1924-1930   9.0 Items

2 48

Estate 1933-1934   65.0 Items

2 49

Estate 1935   21.0 Items

2 50

Knox, Franklin Jefferson, 1847-1928 

Box Folder

Papers 1927   2.0 Items

2 51

McRee, James 

Box Folder

Stipend receipts 1808-1829   20.0 Items

2 52

Nance, Clement C. -1854 (also spelled Nantz) 

Box Folder

Guardianship of Turner Hager 1851-1853   4.0 Items

2 53

Parke, R. D. 

Box Folder

Estate 1869   3.0 Items

2 56

Papers 1789-1853   18.0 Items

Box
2
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54

Estate 1853-1857   8.0 Items

2 55

Potts, A. Bona--Potts v. Potts 1936-1937   7.0 Items

Box
2
Folder
57

Potts, John--Eulogy undated   1.0 Items

Box
2
Folder
58

Potts, L. A, -1889? 

Executor for the estates of: 

Box Folder

Johnston, R.H. 1867   1.0 Items

2 59

Potts, J.M. 1868-1871   5.0 Items

2 60
Box Folder

Papers 1874-1888   6.0 Items

2 61
Box item

Rogers, Hollis Jetton, 1911-2003--Papers 2000-2003   3.0 Items

2 62

Steele, Elizabeth Jetton--Membership certificate for Concord (Presbyterian?) Church 1841   1.0 Items

2 63
Box Folder

Torrence, Catherine, 1776?-1843--Obituary   1.0 Items

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