Guide to the Annie Dobbin and Willett Miller Farm Collection, 1830-1970

Summary Information

Title: Annie Dobbin and Willett Miller Farm Collection, 1830-1970
Collection: AC.1258
Extent: .75 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box and 1 small oversize box)

This collection consists of land documents pertaining to the Annie Dobbin- Willet Miller farm in Todd, North Carolina. It includes land surveys and deeds beginning in the mid-19th century outlining the lands which make up the farm.

Creator: Annie Dobbin and Willett Miller

Biographical/Historical Note

The papers within this collection outline the history and formation the Annie Dobbin-Willet Miller farm in Todd, Watauga County, North Carolina. The farm is made up of lands left by Hugh A. Dobbin to his sister, Annie Dobbin and her husband, Willett Miller.

Scope and Contents

The Annie Dobbin- Willett Miller Farm Collection consists of land documents including deeds, surveys, and invoices from a Watauga County, North Carolina farm located in Todd. The documents date to a time prior to the Watauga County court house fire in which many of the county's legal records were destroyed.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by last name of the title recipient. The dates after each name denote the year of the land transaction. The documents are filed maintaining the contents of the original folders. 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of the collection is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, September 2016.

Preferred Citation

[Description of item], AC.1258: Annie Dobbin and Willett Miller Farm Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608.

Container List

  Box Folder

Isham Calloway (1853), Jordan Councill (1866), Hugh A. Dobbin (1858-1859), Hugh A. Dobbin, Jr. (1898-1906), Nancy Dobbin (1848), A. S. Eller (1903) Benjamin Greer (1842), Julius M. Love (1847), John McGuire, Annie Miller (1915- 1953), W. S. Miller (1904-1907), and Wade D. Miller (1961) deeds, invoices, and surveys, 1842-1977

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Isham Calloway (1853), Thomas Calloway (1830), Phillip Church (1835), Benjamin Greer (1841), William H. Greer (1841), John McGuire (1840, 1841), and David Sands (1835) deeds, 1830-1859

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Thomas Calloway (1830), Phillip Church (1838), H. A. Dobbin (1840-1878), [Joseph] Greer (1838), John McGuire (1841), Milar McGuire (1844), Wilson Mikell (1837), W. S. Miller (1907), and Thomas Trivette (1830-1856) deeds and surveys, 1830, 1837, 1838, 1840, 1841, 1844, 1846, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1867, 1871, 1875, 1876, 1878, 1907

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Jordan Councill (1843), H. A. Dobbin (1877), H. A. Dobbin Jr. (1903), [Joseph] Greer (1845), Julius Love (1845), Wade Miller (1970), and W. S. Miller (1903-1904) deeds, invoices, and surveys, 1843-1970

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H. A. Dobbin (1861), Jesse Greer (1842), William H. Greer (1841), and Richard McGuire (1855) deeds and surveys, 1841-1961

1 4

H. A. Dobbin and Annie Miller deeds and insurance, 1858-1960

1 5

H. A. Dobbin and Wade D. Miller deeds and land documents, 1849-1970

1 6

H. A. Dobbin survey, October 9, 1860

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Isaac Greer deed, June 18, 1845

2 3

Earl L. Miller and wife, Fairy Belle Miller; Laura Miller Pearson and husband, Joe Pearson; James J. Miller and wife, Opal Miller to Wade D. Miller and wife, Mattie G. Miller, Deed, North Carolina, Watauga County (1959) [with prior surveys of properties], 1841-1959

2 4

Richard McGuire tract deeds and surveys, 1837-1874

2 5

Annie Miller tract deed [with earlier deeds and surveys], 1843-1936

2 6

Wade D. Miller deed and invoices, 1959-1962

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