Guide to the Burke County, North Carolina, Order to Seize Slaves for Debt Papers, August 12, 1861

Summary Information

Title: Burke County, North Carolina, Order to Seize Slaves for Debt Papers, August 12, 1861
Collection: AC.631
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection consists of a two-page handwritten order to the sheriff of Burke County, North Carolina to seize seventeen slaves of William McKeson, Henry O'Neil, Thomas G. Walton and N.W. Woodfin for payment of a debt of $1848.34 to E.E. Greenlee, dated August 12, 1861. The slaves were seized November 16, 1861.

Creator: Doose, James R.

Biographical/Historical Note

This order to the sheriff of Burke County, North Carolina is dated August 12, 1861, and the seventeen slaves, names and approximate ages stated in document, were seized from William F. McKeson, Henry O'Neil, Thomas G. Walton, and N. W. Woodfin on November 16, 1861 to pay the debt of $1,848.34 to E. E. Greenlee.

Scope and Contents

The Burke County, North Carolina Order to Seize Slaves for Debt document is a hand-written front and back paper signed by the Clerk of Court in Morganton, James R. Doose on August 12, 1861, ordering the sheriff, B.A. Berry, to seize seventeen named slaves from owners William F. McKeson, Henry O'Neil, Thomas G. Walton and N.W. Woodfin, for payment of $1,848.34 to E.E. Greenlee. The sheriff signed that they had been taken on November 16, 1861.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

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 & Silverfish in 2003. Accessions number AC.2003.048

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, April 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.631: Burke County, North Carolina, Order to Seize Slaves for Debt Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, August 12, 1861 ACSC_Box 19, Folder 9