MS 226
Willis and Amanda Wilson Family Papers
Early to mid 19th century family papers from Duplin County

 

††††††††††† Willis (1807-1860) and Amanda (1813-1888) and their five children lived between and just west of the area between Magnolia and Warsaw in Duplin County.They worked in corn, cotton, and turpentine.A manuscript memorandum indicates they owned twenty-four slaves.Their son, John J. Wilson, served in the Confederate army.Willis and Amanda are buried in the Pollock Family Cemetery in Duplin County (Duplin Country NC Gravestone Records, Vol. 2).

 

This collection of family papers contains the following items:

Account Bills
List the purchases from merchants in Warsaw and Clinton, newspaper subscription receipts, Wilmington inspectorsí certificates for turpentine, and tax receipts. There are also papers relating to slaves, slavesí bills of sale, lease agreements for hiring out slaves, lists of expenditures re: slaves, division of slaves.

Manuscript memorandum listing dates of birth for Willis & Amanda, their children and twenty-four slaves.

 

List of students at W. R. Bellís school (1857-1858).

 

List of subscribers to build a canal.

 

Family miscellaneous correspondence consisting of four letters and numerous envelopes.

 

Legal documents, primarily relating to land ownership.

 

Tax Receipts 1820-1830s.

 

Confederate correspondence
(primarily from John J. Wilson, Company B, 51st North Carolina Infantry)
Wilson penned twenty letters to his parents from Campbell near Kinston, and James Island and Camp McKethan near Charleston SC.Wilson evidently became ill in SC and was sent home to Duplin County where he died in July, 1863.Included is a letter from his company captain, W. R. Bell, requesting the return of Wilsonís gun and accoutrements, a manuscript tribute from Company B, and a printed letter from the CSA Treasury Department re:Accrued pay.
 


Andrea Cutlip

Special collections

November 2002 

This collection has been designated Accession Number 226 of the Manuscripts Collections, Special Collections Department, William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-3297
There are no restrictions on this collection.
Purchase Special Projects Fund September 2002

MS number/Box number/File number

Account Bills

226/01/01- receipt from Hobson and Oats May 3 through July 11- ND

 

226/01/02- Inspectorís Certificate, for Turpentine Packing- 1841

 

226/01/03- Inspectorís Certificate, for Turpentine Packing-1851

 

226/01/04- Receipt from Wilson and Hollingsworth- 1852

 

226/01/05- Receipt from Warsaw NC- 1853

 

226/01/06- Receipt from Wilson and Hollingsworth-1854

 

226/01/07- Receipt from Wilson and Hollingsworth-1854

 

226/01/08- Receipt from Bizzill & Brothers- 1854

 

226/01/09- Receipt to Morris and Bowdon- 1855

 

226/01/10- Receipt from Wilson and Hollingsworth- 1855

 

226/01/11- Receipt from S. R. Bowden- 1855

 

226/01/12- Receipt from S. R. Bowden- 1855

 

226/01/13- Receipt from Fulton and Price- 1856

 

226/01/14- Receipt from Fulton and Price- 1857

 

226/01/15- Receipt from Warsaw NC- 1857

 

226/01/16- Receipt from Warsaw NC- 1857

 

226/01/17- Receipt from Fulton and Price-1857-58

 

226/01/18- Receipt from Warsaw NC- 1857

 

226/01/19- Receipt from Southerland Carroll- 1558

 

226/01/20- Receipt from Southerland Carroll- 1558

 

226/01/21-Receipt from M.M. Monk and S. R. Bowden- 1858 to 1859

 

226/01/22- Receipt from Wilmington Journal Office- 1858-59

 

226/01/23- Inspectorís Certificate for Turpentine- 1859

 

226/01/24- Receipt from Liliturumon Aaron- 1859

 

226/01/25- Postal on Journal (paid with confederate postage) - 1861

 

226/01/26- Receipt from Hollingsworth Brothers- 1860

 

226/01/27- Receipt from Warsaw NC- 1860

 

226/01/28- Receipt from Hollingsworth Brothers- 1860

 

226/01/29- Receipt from Merriman and Newbury- 1861

 

226/01/30-Receipt from Hollingsworth Brothers-1861

 

226/01/31- Receipt from Hollingsworth Brothers- 1862

 

226/01/32- Receipt from Duplin County Court- 1863

 

226/01/33- State of North Carolina Collection District- 1864

 

226/01/34- Amanda Wilson Guardian Sales Account Receipt- 1865

 

226/01/35- Inspectorís Certificate- 1874

 

226/01/36- Death Certificate- 1863

 

Papers Relating to Slaves

 

226/01/37- List of Property including slaves- ND

 

226/01/38- Marriage document of two slaves Nelson and Silvia- 1838

 

226/01/39- Bill of sale for a slave girl-1838

 

226/01/40- Hiring out of slaves- 1852-1853

 

226/01/41- Will and Testament, division of property and belongings to family members- 1853

 

226/01/42- Receipts and accounts for their slaves and hiring them out to other estates-1860

 

226/01/43- Receipts and accounts for their slaves and hiring them out to other estates-1860

 

226/01/44- Receipts and accounts for their slaves and hiring them out to other estates-1860

 

226/01/45- Receipts and accounts for their slaves and hiring them out to other estates- 1860

 

226/01/46- Valued Property and Documentation of Property- 1860

 

226/01/47- Will & Testament, division of property among the children-1860

 

226/01/48- Leasing out of slave, Nelson to work on another estate-1861

 

226/01/49- Contract of Agreement for Hiring of Slave-1862

 

226/01/50- Bill for the hire of a slave- 1863

 

226/01/51- Account bill for the hiring of slave-1863

 

226/01/52- Receipt brought back by a slave-1863

 

226/01/53- Account bill for the hire of a slave-1863

 

226/01/54- Account bill for the hire of a slave-1863

 

226/01/55- Account bill for the hire of a slave-1863

 

226/01/56-Account bill for the hire of a slave-1864

 

226/01/57- Account bill for the hire of a slave-1865

 

Manuscript Memorandum

 

226/01/58- List of dates of birth for Willis and Amanda, their children and twenty-four slaves

 

W. R. Bellís School

 

226/01/59- List of students at W. R. Bell School (1857-1858)

 

List of Subscribers

 

226/01/60- List of subscribers for the construction of a canal ND.

 

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Numerous Letters

 

226/01/61- Letter to Sister from Rachel Tillinghast- 1853

 

226/01/62- Letter from Kevin Johnson- 1862

 

226/01/63- Letter from M. E. Johnson- 1863

 

226/01/64- Letter from A. R. Wilson- 1864

 

226/01/65- Numerous Envelopes

 

 

Legal Documents

 

226/01/66- Full amount of James Wilsonís Land 36 acres ND

226/01/67- Map of Property and Buck Hall ND

 

226/01/68- Part of land document from David Sloan- ND

 

226/01/69- Illegible document- ND

 

226/01/70- Inheritance of the Estate- ND

 

226/01/71- William Plantation Deed- 1762

 

226/01/72- Property Deed- 1762

 

226/01/73- Land Receipt for 1788-

 

226/01/74- Part of a bill- c.1700ís.

 

226/01/75- Land Grant granted by King George III-

 

226/01/76- Property deed from Frederick Rivenbark- 1829

 

226/01/77- Land Receipt- 1843

 

226/01/78- Property Deed- 1847

 

226/01/79- Property Deed- 1854

 

226/01/80- Division of Property Receipt- 1858

 

226/01/81- Account Summary- 1867

 

Tax Receipt

 

226/01/82- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1824

 

226/01/83- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1831

 

226/01/84- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1832

 

226/01/85- Tax Receipt for Joseph R. Ezzle- 1833

 

226/01/86- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1834

 

226/01/87- Tax Receipt for James Wilson-1837

 

226/01/88- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1839

 

226/01/89- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1841

 

226/01/90- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1842

 

226/01/91- Tax Receipt for James Wilson- 1844

 

Confederate Correspondence

 

226/02/01- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp McKethan-ND

 

226/02/02- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Smithville- 1860

 

226/02/03- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson- 1860

 

226/02/04- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Whiting- 1862

 

226/02/05- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Whiting- 1862

 

226/02/06- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Holmes- 1862

 

226/02/07- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Whiting- 1862

 

226/02/08- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Davis- 1862

 

226/02/09- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Davis- 1862

 

226/02/10- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Davis- 1862

 

226/02/11- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson-1862

 

226/02/12- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Cambell- 1862

 

226/02/13- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson-1862

 

226/02/14- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Allen- 1862

 

226/02/15- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Allen- 1862

 

226/02/16- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Whiting- 1862

 

226/02/17- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at James Island- 1862

 

226/02/18- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at Camp Whiting-1863

 

226/02/19- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson at James Island- 1863

 

226/02/20- To Amanda Wilson from John J. Wilson- 1863

 

226/02/21- To A. M. Pollack from W. R. Bell at Sullivanís Island- 1863

 

226/02/22- Letter of Death of John J. Wilson from E. Simmons Chairman and Thomas E. Keening

 

226/02/23- To Amanda Wilson from W. H. S. Taylor- Chief Division of Deceased Soldiers