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Mobley and Buck Family Papers


The Buck and Mobley families have roots in eastern North Carolina, particulary Pitt County, going back to the 19th century, if not before. From those families there were several generations of sharecroppers on land part of or near Grimesland Plantation. The papers culminate with those of Stella Buck Mobley (died in May 2012 at age 97), who was a plantation caretaker for years, and whose son, Jenises Mobley, was killed in 1968 in Vietnam.Papers of the Buck and Mobley Family of Pitt County, ca. 1890-2013, including loose photographs, an album and remaining portions of two others; financial records of home and tobacco farm of Stella Buck and Lunnie Jay Mobley, Grimesland; personal items and off ... (more below)

Title

Mobley and Buck Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.2055

Date(s)

ca. 1890-1967

Language

English

Physical Description
2.0 boxes
Abstract

The Buck and Mobley families have roots in eastern North Carolina, particulary Pitt County, going back to the 19th century, if not before. From those families there were several generations of sharecroppers on land part of or near Grimesland Plantation. The papers culminate with those of Stella Buck Mobley (died in May 2012 at age 97), who was a plantation caretaker for years, and whose son, Jenises Mobley, was killed in 1968 in Vietnam.

Papers of the Buck and Mobley Family of Pitt County, ca. 1890-2013, including loose photographs, an album and remaining portions of two others; financial records of home and tobacco farm of Stella Buck and Lunnie Jay Mobley, Grimesland; personal items and official documents, and letters of their son, Jenies, including a 1965 Klan poster and his card of membership intent; letters to and from him during U.S. Army service, 1967-1968, until his death in combat; a book (2005) written by Sgt. Mobley's company lieutenant, with several reference to Jenies and a a personal inscription to his mother; and a 2.5 page email from Gregory C. Mobley, with his reminiscences of the Grimes Planation, where he had spent summers, 1966-1976, when his great aunt and uncle, Stella and Lunnie, served as plantation managers, caretakers; and some miscellaneous materials. Ca. 1 cu. Ft.

Creator

Unknown

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Chronological with series.



Available for research.


Gift of Gregory Cole Mobley, Apex, N.C., February 2013.

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.


Stella Buck and Lunnie Jay Mobley, Grimesland, were owners of a tobacco farm. They had one child, etters to and from him during U.S. Army service, 1967-1968, until his death in combat; a book (2005) written by Sgt. Mobley's company lieutenant, with several reference to Jenies and a a personal inscription to his mother

Stella and Lunnie Mobley served also as managers, and caretakers of the Grimes Plantation. Includes a reminiscence of a great-nephew, Gregory C. Mobley, with his recollections of planation, where he had spent summers, 1966-1976.


[Identification of item], PC.2055. Mobley and Buck Family Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C., USA.


Papers of the Buck and Mobley Family of Pitt County, ca. 1890-1976; 2005; 2013, including loose photographs, an album and remaining portions of two others; financial records of home and tobacco farm of Stella Buck and Lunnie Jay Mobley, Grimesland; personal items and military documents, and letters of their son, Jenises, including a 1965 Klan poster and his card of membership intent; letters to and from him during U.S. Army service, 1967-1968, until his death in combat; a book written by Sgt. Mobley's company lieutentant, who witnessed Jenises' death and inscribed the book to Jenises's mother; and a 2.5 page email from Gregory Cole Mobley, with the subject Stories from the Grimes Planation, where Mobley spent summers, 1966-1968, when his great aunt and uncle, Stella and Lunnie served as managers and caretakers, and some miscellaneous materials.