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Suggs-McEwen Family Papers


These papers relate chiefly to the southwestern Bladen County landholdings of John S. McEwen. Subsequent to his death in 1881, most of the lands were purchased by McEwen's nephew, William A. Suggs, from the other heirs.The papers, dating from 1791-1918, include bills and receipts; a few letters and plats of survey; estates papers; deeds; miscellanea pertaining to land; promissory notes; tax receipts; the Suggses family record and school papers; and oversized land grants.

Title

Suggs-McEwen Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.1875

Date(s)

1791 - 1918

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
Approx. 160
Genre/Physical Characteristic

manuscripts (6 of them xerox copies of originals retained by the donor) comprising land grants, deeds, and other land papers, bills (invoices) and receipts, tax records, or receipts promissory notes, three letters, and miscellaneous papers.

Physical Description
Items
160.00
Letters
3.00
Abstract

These papers relate chiefly to the southwestern Bladen County landholdings of John S. McEwen. Subsequent to his death in 1881, most of the lands were purchased by McEwen's nephew, William A. Suggs, from the other heirs.

The papers, dating from 1791-1918, include bills and receipts; a few letters and plats of survey; estates papers; deeds; miscellanea pertaining to land; promissory notes; tax receipts; the Suggses family record and school papers; and oversized land grants.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Suggs family.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by George Stevenson, September 24, 2003

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, October 8, 2003


John S. McEwen (1810-1881), was a farmer, schoolteacher, and county commissioner who held lands in southwestern Bladen County. Following McEwen's death, most of his property was purchased from the other heirs by his nephew, William A. Suggs (1855-1915), son of McEwen's sister Margaret A. Suggs.


John S. McEwen (1810-1881), was a farmer, schoolteacher, and county commissioner who held lands in southwestern Bladen County. Following McEwen's death, most of his property was purchased from the other heirs by his nephew, William A. Suggs (1855-1915), son of McEwen's sister Margaret A. Suggs.


[Identification of item], PC.1875, Suggs-McEwen Family Papers, North Carolina State Archive, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, Mrs. Jo Ann Tatum Morris, Hertford, N.C., 1997.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) at  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us


These papers relate primarily to the southwestern Bladen County landholdings of John S. McEwen. Following his death in 1881, McEwen's nephew, William A. Suggs purchased most of the property from the other heirs. Land grants in the collection are either those granted to members of the McEwen family or to others from whom the lands passed by purchase to John S. McEwen. Because of their size, the land grants are filed in oversize box separate from the rest of the collection.

Deeds (which are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grantee) are for lands acquired by McEwen or that portion of his lands purchased subsequently by his nephew, Suggs. There are a few plats of survey, surveyor's courses, and miscellanea in the remaining land records in the collection. Bills and receipts, as well as tax receipts, are divided according to the family to which they pertain. All of the miscellaneous papers and promissory notes relate to John S. McEwen, while the school papers relate exclusively to the Suggs family.


These papers relate primarily to the southwestern Bladen County landholdings of John S. McEwen. Following his death in 1881, McEwen's nephew, William A. Suggs purchased most of the property from the other heirs. Land grants in the collection are either those granted to members of the McEwen family or to others from whom the lands passed by purchase to John S. McEwen. Because of their size, the land grants are filed in oversize box separate from the rest of the collection.

Deeds (which are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grantee) are for lands acquired by McEwen or that portion of his lands purchased subsequently by his nephew, Suggs. There are a few plats of survey, surveyor's courses, and miscellanea in the remaining land records in the collection. Bills and receipts, as well as tax receipts, are divided according to the family to which they pertain. All of the miscellaneous papers and promissory notes relate to John S. McEwen, while the school papers relate exclusively to the Suggs family.


  • McEwen, John S., 1810-1881.
  • McEwen, Robert, d.1841.
  • Suggs, William A., 1855-1915.
  • McEwen family.
  • Suggs family.
  • Bladen County (N.C.)

Bills and receipts, as well as tax receipts, are divided according to the family to which they pertain.

Box: PC1875  
McEwen
1841-1873

18815
Suggs
1884-1915

Physical Description
3 letters

18816
John S. McEwen
1883-1887

18817
Robert McEwen
1841

This series includes deeds, miscellaneous land papers, and plats. Deeds (which are arranged alphabetically by surname of the grantee) are for lands acquired by McEwen or that portion of his lands purchased subsequently by his nephew, Suggs. There are a few plats of survey, surveyor's courses, and miscellanea in the remaining land records in the collection.

18818
Deeds

(B through E)
1793-1891
(L through McLean)
1793-1891
(McEwen)
1793-1891
(Suggs)
1793-1891
(White)
1793-1891

18824
Miscellaneous Land Papers
1849-1885

18825
Plats and Courses, , n.d.
1846

All of the miscellaneous papers relate to John S. McEwen.

All of the promissory notes relate to John S. McEwen.

The school papers relate exclusively to the Suggs family.

18826
McEwen
1842-1881

18827
Suggs
1878-1918