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Mann and Midyett Family Papers


The Mann and Midyett families have had a long presence in Northeastern North Carolina and can trace their roots back to the early 18th century. The papers in this collection are from the descendents of Joseph and Elizabeth Lockhart Mann, and William and Esther Midyett.The Mann and Midyett Family Papers include correspondence, receipts, deeds, financial information, and ephemera. There are also many documents on the sale, purchase, and hiring out of slaves belonging to the Mann and Midyett families.

Title

Mann and Midyett Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.5101

Date(s)

1751-1941

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
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Abstract

The Mann and Midyett families have had a long presence in Northeastern North Carolina and can trace their roots back to the early 18th century. The papers in this collection are from the descendents of Joseph and Elizabeth Lockhart Mann, and William and Esther Midyett.

The Mann and Midyett Family Papers include correspondence, receipts, deeds, financial information, and ephemera. There are also many documents on the sale, purchase, and hiring out of slaves belonging to the Mann and Midyett families.

Physical Location

4A0

Creator

Midyett Family

Creator

Mann family

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


This collection is divided into three main series: Family Papers, Financial Papers, and Slave Documents.


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 Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010

Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010


The Mann and Midyett families have had a long presence in Northeastern North Carolina and can trace their roots back to the early 18th century. The papers in this collection are from the descendents of Joseph and Elizabeth Lockhart Mann, and William and Esther Midyett.

Joseph and Elizabeth Lockhart Mann married in January 1781. They had three children, Dorcas (1781), Sarah (1783), and Thomas Mann (1784). In 1804, Joseph and Elizabeth's daughter Sarah married Lewis Midyett, who was born in 1782, the son of William and Esther Midyett. Lewis and Sarah had six children before Sarah's death in 1818. Lewis Midyett then married Charlotte Pledger. Charlotte and Lewis had approximately seven children together. Lewis Midgett died in 1851. The papers in this collection come from Lewis Midgett's line, as well as Thomas Mann's line.

Both the Mann and Midyett families were slave holders and lived in Stumpy Point, North Carolina, on the mainland. They owned plantations and also earned their livings in various maritime activities such as fishing. Members of the later generations of the Midyett family had distinguished careers in the United State Lifesaving Service.


Formerly classified as 33MSS-101.


[Identification of item], PC.5001, Mann and Midyett Family Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Donated by Nancy Midgette Murray and Robert G. Midgette in 2008.


The Mann and Midyett Family Papers include correspondence, receipts, deeds, financial information, and ephemera. There are also many documents on the sale, purchase, and hiring out of slaves belonging the Mann and Midyett families. One document written by William Midyett in 1815, forbids the sale of a slave named Peggy and allows her to choose with which of his heirs she would live. Some of the documents in this collection are very fragile. This collection came from the estate of Arthur Louis Midgette, Sr., the superintendent of the Elizabethan Gardens from 1959-1987, who passed the documents to his children, Nancy Midgette Murry and Robert G. Midgette.


  • Mann family
  • Midyett family
  • Deeds--North Carolina
  • Shipwrecks--North Carolina
  • Slaves--North Carolina
  • Carteret County (N.C.)
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Dare County (N.C.)
  • Hatteras (N.C.)
  • Hyde County (N.C.)
  • Nags Head (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)
  • Stumpy Point (N.C.)
  • Tyrrell County (N.C.)

Folder: 1:3.1  
Receipts

6597  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1797-1873</unitdate>
1797-1873
Folder: 1:3.2  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1919-1941</unitdate>
1919-1941

Folder: 1:3.3  
IOUs
1809-1848

Folder: 1:3.4  
Purchase Orders
1830-1850

Folder: 1:3.5  
Account of Rents of Edward Mann's Plantation at Stumpy Point, North Carolina
1818-1821

Folder: 1:3.6  
Mann Family Accounts
1798-1848

Folder: 1:3.7  
Louis (Lewis) Midyett and Family Accounts
1815-1850

Folder: 1:4.1  
Family Slave Documents
1798-1822

Folder: 1:4.2  
"Hiring Out" Contracts for Eben, Slave of the Mann Family
1817-1833

Folder: 1:4.3  
Deed of Gift of William Midyett's Slaves
1815

Folder: 1:4.4  
Division of Slaves Between Thomas Mann and Lewis Midyett
1804

Folder: 1:2.1  
Correspondence

6576  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1824-1847</unitdate>
1824-1847
Folder: 1:2.2  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1925-1929</unitdate>
1925-1929

Folder: 1:2.3  
Ephemera

Folder: 1:2.4  
Marriage Certificate, Lewis Midyett and Sally Mann
1804

Folder: 1:2.5  
Mann and Midyett Family Birth Records
1751-1841

Folder: 1:2.6  
Deeds

Folder: 1:2.7  
Baum Point of Land on Pasture Tract, Manteo
1876

Folder: 1:2.8  
Public Notices

Folder: 1:2.9  
Seaman's Protection Certificate, Marcus L. Midgett
1857

Folder: 1:2.10  
Court Summons, Dare County
1875-1876

Folder: 1:2.11  
Doctor Statement for "Mr. Midyett,"
1850

Folder: 1:2.12  
Inventory of Joseph Mann Estate

Folder: 1:2.13  
W. Combs Estate

Folder: 1:2.14  
Information on Schooners owned by William Midyett and Lewis Midyett
1815-1841

Folder: 1:2.15  
Sale of the Schooner <title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Climax</title> to Lewis Midyett

Folder: 1:2.16  
Sale of the Property of the Wrecked Schooner <title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Julia A. Mister</title> in Nags Head
1851

Folder: 1:2.17  
"To the Freemen of the Eighth Congressional District,"
1845

Folder: 1:2.18  
Last Will and Testament of Edward Mann
1816

Folder: 1:2.19  
World War II Ration Books, Elma and Leo Midgette