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Wynne Family Papers


The Wynne Family represented in this collection settled primarily in Franklin and Wake Counties. They descended from Pate Wills Milner and his wife, Jacobina Wilson, who originated in Scotland and Wales. In 1771 the couple came to the area that would later become Louisburg, North Carolina, Franklin County. Their great-grandson, George Washington Wynne, later moved to Raleigh where he owned the G.W. Wynne Livery, Sale, and Feed Stables and dealt in horses and mules.Papers of Wynne and related families, primarily of Franklin, Wake counties, circa 1775-1910, consisting of letters; a love letter and a poem; receipts for goods, tuition and taxes, etc.; an indenture; slave receipts and slave bills ... (more below)

Title

Wynne Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.2066

Date(s)

1775-1934

Language

English

Physical Description
2.0 boxes
Abstract

The Wynne Family represented in this collection settled primarily in Franklin and Wake Counties. They descended from Pate Wills Milner and his wife, Jacobina Wilson, who originated in Scotland and Wales. In 1771 the couple came to the area that would later become Louisburg, North Carolina, Franklin County. Their great-grandson, George Washington Wynne, later moved to Raleigh where he owned the G.W. Wynne Livery, Sale, and Feed Stables and dealt in horses and mules.

Papers of Wynne and related families, primarily of Franklin, Wake counties, circa 1775-1910, consisting of letters; a love letter and a poem; receipts for goods, tuition and taxes, etc.; an indenture; slave receipts and slave bills of sale; 1863 Quarter Master's receipt; state order for audit of guardianship accounts; promissory and various monetary transaction notes; Christmas cards; a communication from Wesleyan Female Institute, and miscellaneous materials.

Creator

Unknown

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Arrangement as received and chronological therein.


Available for research


Gift of William P. D. Wynne, D.D.S., Raleigh, N.C., May 2013; May 2014.

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.


Processing and finding aid by Jennifer Davis, 2013; additional processing and description by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2014.


The Wynne Family represented in this collection settled primarily in Franklin and Wake Counties. They descended from Pate Wills Milner and his wife, Jacobina Wilson, who originated in Scotland and Wales. In 1771 the couple came to the area that would later become Louisburg, North Carolina, Franklin County. Their great-grandson, George Washington Wynne, later moved to Raleigh where he owned the G.W. Wynne Livery, Sale, and Feed Stables and dealt in horses and mules.

Among their children were daughters, Barsheba and Charity. Barsheba, though possibly never married, lived in Franklin County where she bought and sold land and traded slaves.

Charity Milner married Joshua Wynne, and to this union were three children. One son, Alan Wynne continued to live in Franklin County where he was a planter/farmer. Alan Wynne married Sophrina Josephine Pool of Petersburg, Va.

Among their children was George Washington Wynne who was married first to Elizabeth Bowers and second to Mary Sutton. In the 1880's George Washington and Elizabeth moved to Raleigh where he owned the G.W. Wynne Livery, Sale, and Feed Stables on Martin Street and dealt in horses and mules. In 1873, He and Elizabeth bought what is known as the Heck-Wynne house today on Jones Street in Oakwood.

The children of George Washington Wynne and Elizabeth Bowers were Robert and Georgiana Blanche. Georgian Blanche attended Wesleyan Female Institute in Staunton, Virginia. She later married Philip Wetmore Wiley, a native North Carolinian and resident of Raleigh during his youth. The couple later lived in Washington D.C., where Wiley had a government job.

George Washington Wynne's second wife was Mary Sutton. Both died a few days apart in January 1910 leaving behind two young children, George Bennett and Mildred Lucile. The children were raised by half-sisters, Frances and Gladys Sutton in Greensboro.


[Identification of item] PC.2066, Wynne Family Papers, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, USA.


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Papers of Wynne and related families, primarily of Franklin, Wake counties, circa 1775-1910, consisting of letters; a love letter and a poem; receipts for goods, tuition and taxes, etc.; an indenture; slave receipts and slave bills of sale; 1863 Quarter Master's receipt; state order for audit of guardianship accounts; promissory and various monetary transaction notes; Christmas cards; a communication from Wesleyan Female Institute and Louisburg Male Academy, and miscellaneous materials.


  • Milner, Barsheba
  • Milner, Patewell
  • Milner, Todd, Slave of Barsheba Milner
  • Robin Milner, Slave of Barsheba Milner
  • Wiley, Georgiana Blanche
  • Wiley, Philip W.
  • Wynne, Allen
  • Wynne, Caswell, Slave of George Washington Wynne
  • Wynne, George Washington
  • Wynne, Jack, Slave of George Washington Wynne
  • Wynne, Sophrina
  • Milner Family
  • Wynne Family
  • Louisburg Male Academy
  • Weslyan Female Institute
  • Marriage--North Carolina
  • Slave Bill of Sale
  • Franklin County (N.C.)
  • Louisburg (N.C.)
  • Wake County (N.C.)

circa. 1770's, February 6, Received of Patewell Milner seven pound four shillings

1794, August 16, Received in full by the hands of Jacobina Milner

1810, May 12, Note for pounds and shilling for Jacobina Milner, Wilson Milner involving Nathaniel Norfleet

1810, May 2, Receipt for twenty dollars of Mrs. Milner by Wilson Milner dealing with Jacobina Milner and Nathaniel Norfleet

Received of Patewell Miner thirty eight pounds by count in gold and [ ? ] pounds of silver to purchase a Negro for the said Mailner Received by me signed by Nathaniel Norfleet, and witnessed by Edward Norfleet.

1818, March, Order by the State of North Carolina that Richard Fox, Nathan Patterson, and Jack King audit the accounts of Wilson Milner as guardian of Thomas Debny.

1834, December 16, Note of Thomas Deby, Franklin County, paid one dollar to his Aunt, Barsheba Milner for the estate of his father and mother, Patty Johnson Debny, for whom she was administrator of the estate.

1846, April 9, Receipt of Barsheba Milner to W. Moore five shillings for goods

1829, January 29, Receipt of Barsheba Milner to Robert Shaw for goods

1826, June 16, Indenture between James Milner of Person County and Barsheba Milner of the town of Louisburg in consideration of his affection towards his sister hath given to her during her natural life a fourth part of the lot no. 52 in the town of Louisburg.

1828, January 5, For the sum of three hundred and thirty eight dollars 58 1/4 cents in full for the purchase of a negro fellow names Robin and an old fellow named Todd, and sundry articles purchased by the said Barsheba Milner at the sale of [Patewell Milner's] estate signed CA Hill.

1833, October 26, Receipt of Thomas M. Wynne to pay Charity Wynne one hundred dollars to be paid on or before the 25th of December next

1825, May 1, Louisburg, Franklin County, Letter to Dear Miss expressing his love and affection. One the back is a love poem.

1827, February 6, Receipt of Allen Wynne to D.G. Johnson for $97

1829, July 21, Receipt of Allen Wynne to Robert Shaw for $39.33

Written July 21, 1820, signed J.M.

1835. September 20, Receipt of Mrs. Sophrina Wynne from Harriet Bobbitt for $5.00 in full for her daughter, Adeline's tuition for the first session

1837, March, From Robert Wynne, Windsor, North Carolina to his sister-in-law, Sophina, Louisburg, North Carolina. Writes of general family news and describes an outbreak of illness that has killed almost all old persons and a great many young ones. He is axnious to know if his brother, Allen, has returned home.

1839, August, From Adaline B. Wynne, Louisburg to her mother, Sophrina, Lousisburg. Writes the she arrived in Windsor safely, she will go to school in a week, and is requesting her mother send her white cape.

1850, Fall Session, James C. Wynne has done especially well in all respects. Give his a fair chance & he will make an admirable scholar. He has slept late none, has 1 fault, & 116 credits- Louisburg M. Academy signed A.H. Ray-Prin.

ca. 1950's, Louisburg Men's Academy, Dear Sir, In the Institution are recognized 3 grades of scholarship in each of which are 3 shades. The 1st embraces those students whose scholarship is very good; the 2nd those of medium quality; & the 3rd those merely capable of being sustainers.

The Shades denote the relative position of the different grades.

Name James Wynne

Texts Grades Shades

Gr. Grammer 1 - 1 Anabasis 1 - 3 Sat. Grammer 1 - 1 Ovio 1 - 2 Algebra 2 - 1

Department-very good, very respectfully, Wm. A. Watkins Prin.

undated, Invitation to a party after the Coronation on May 1st.

1849, January 1, Received of G.W. Wynne $5.00 for the hire of negro man Robin for this year. Except the common clothing which the said Wynne is yet to furnish to the said Robin.

1849, Fall Session, George Wynne has in all respects done well & deserves high commendation. He has slept late 8 times, has no faults, & 77 credits. Louisburg M. Academy A.H. Ray

1850-1851, Tax Receipt

1864, July 9, Receipt from P.A. Durne(?)

1865, January 25, Tax Receipt

1868, August 6. North Carolina Senate Chamber Receipt from J.B. Debrau to George W. Wynne for sum of $100, signed R. Inge Wynne

1863, August 25, Received of George Wynne $4,000 for Zack and Caswell

Assistant Quarter Master's Office, C.S.A., to the Superintendent of the North Carolina Railroad be pleased to furnish transportation for eight sets wagons [horses?] on your Railroad from Salisbury to Raleigh on official business. Signed W. Hawkins, Captain and Assistant Qr. Mr.

1865, October 14, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sold to G.W. Wynne, Franklin County one Bay Horse, 7 years old, for the sum of $200

1865, October 14, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sold to G.W. Wynne, Franklin County one Bay Horse, 5 years old, for the sum of $200

1864, June 8, Conscript of Franklin County, G.W. Wynne exempt from military duty as an employee of the Raleigh & Gaston Rail Road Company. By order of Col. Peter Mallett, Commandant of Conscripts for North Carolina. signed Jas. A. Haywood, Adjutant

1872, April 26, From Miss H.A. Haywood to G.W. Wynne for tuition of daughter Blanche and son Robert, $14.00

1881, January 2, To P.W. Wiley, Raleigh from G.B.W., Wesleyan Female Institute, Staunton, Virginia, thanking him for the Christmas gift, a book of Tennyson poetry, and wishing him a Happy New Year.

1909, December 23, To Mrs. P.W. Wiley, 10 Randolph Pl. NW, Washington D.C. from Geo. Bennett

1909, December 23, To Mrs. P.W. Wiley, 10 Randolph Pl. NW, Washington D.C. from Geo. Wynne

1902, July 18, To P.W. Wiley, Washington D.C., from Raleigh Marble Works, $80

From George Washington Wynne to Philip W. Wiley granting permission for Wiley to marry his daughter, Georgiana Blanche. Written on letterhead of G. W. Wynne Livery, Sale and Feed Stables, No. 111 North Side Martin St., Raleigh, N.C. 2 pages.

Book belonged to Philip Wetmore Wiley (ca. 1861-1934) and contains handwritten entries of birthdays, and newspaper clippings that include death notices. Most of the birthdays lack a year of birth. Wiley was a native of North Carolina but lived in Washington, D.C. much of his adult life working as a printer with the U.S. government.