John Owen (1787-1841) Papers, PC.812

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John Owen (1787-1841) Papers, PC.812

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Title
John Owen (1787-1841) Papers
Call Number
PC.812
Creator
Unknown
Date
1786-1970
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Collection Overview

    Papers relating to family of Owen, Bladen Co. native and governor of North Carolina (1829-1830). Earliest items (1786-1808) concern Gervais & Owen of Charleston, S.C., including letter to John de Neufville and Son, Boston, about South Carolina bills of credit and about the South Carolina estate of a Mr. Hawkins (1786). A letter (1825) from John Owen to Bartlett Yancey comments on Andrew Jackson as presidential candidate. Items concerning Owen's slave Moreau include photograph, Arabic writings, and copy of "Autobiography of Omar Ibu Said, Slave in North Carolina, 1831," edited by John Franklin Jameson (American Historical Review, XXX [July, 1925]). Also list of slaves with birth dates (1806-1856); Margaret Owen's autograph album; a funeral invitation (1845); receipt for Confederate bonds; and diary (July 18-Dec. 31, 1864) of 2nd Lt. Henry H. Smith, Co. A, 5th Regt. NCT, describing Shenandoah Valley campaign, capture at the Battle of Winchester, and imprisonment at Winchester and Ft. Delaware, with notes on company casualties, desertions, and payments.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Owen, John
  2. Owen Family
  3. Hawkins, Mr.
  4. Yancey, Bartlett
  5. Jackson, Andrew
  6. Jameson, John Franklin
  7. Moreau (Slave)
  8. Owens, Margaret
  9. Smith, Henry H.
  10. Omar Ibu Said (Slave)
  11. Gervais & Owen (Charleston, S.C.)
  12. John de Neufville and Son (Boston, Mass.)
  13. Confederate States of America
  14. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 5th. Company A
  15. Governors
  16. Presidential candidates
  17. Slaves
  18. Slave Patrols
  19. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF OMAR IBU SAID, SLAVE IN NORTH CAROLINA
  20. Bonds
  21. Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
  22. Lieutenants
  23. Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1861
  24. Prisoners of war
  25. Winchester (Va.), 2nd Battle of, 1863
  26. Battle Casualties
  27. Death
  28. Desertion, Military
  29. Compensation
  30. Administration of estates
  31. Military Pensions
  32. Arabs
  33. Islamic Literature, Arabic
  34. Bladen County (N.C.)
  35. South Carolina
  36. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  37. Fort Delaware (Del.)
  38. Winchester (Va.)