Guide to the Justice of the Peace William Cary Papers, 1833 and 1838

Summary Information

Title: Justice of the Peace William Cary Papers, 1833 and 1838
Collection: AC.577
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of two handwritten documents, one dated February 1838, the other dated December 1833, signed as legal documents by Justice of Peace William Cary.

Creator: Cary, William

Biographical/Historical Note

Greenbrier County began as part of Virginia (when these documents were created) and later became part of West Virginia.

William Cary was a Justice of Peace for Greenbrier County in 1833 and remained in that position as late as 1853.

Scope and Contents

Both documents were created and filed in Greenbrier County, Virginia and signed by William Cary, Justice of Peace. One document is a matter pertaining to a will, mentioning John D. Wiley and Peter Porcupine. The other pertains medical attention, mentioning W. George Burne's Estate and John Simpkins, Dr.


These documents are arranged chronologically.

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

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish June 16, 1998. Accession number AC.2002.028

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.577: William Cary, Justice of Peace, Greenbrier County, Virginia Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1833 and 1838 ACSC_Box 17, Folder 8