Finding Aid of the Jean M. Dempsey Photograph Collection, PHC.64


Finding Aid of the Jean M. Dempsey Photograph Collection, PHC.64


This collection includes portraits of Leonidas Marion King and Captain James H. Smith in their military uniforms and with their families.

Descriptive Summary

Jean M. Dempsey Photograph Collection
Call Number
Dempsey, Jean M.
13.00 items
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Access Restrictions

    Available for research.

    Use Restrictions

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PhC.64, Jean M. Dempsey Photograph Collection, State Archives of North Carolina; Raleigh, NC.

    Collection Overview

    The ninth plate cased images are likenesses of Leonidas Marion King (1841-1894), 6th Regiment, N. C. Troops, CSA and wife Mary Yates King (1841-1914) of Wake County, North Carolina (photos dated July, 1865). The two sixth plate cased images are of Captain James H. Smith (1832-1906), Troop G, 2nd Michigan Cavalry, USA, in uniform. The other two pictures are turn of the century snapshots of Captain Smith and his wife and their son Zeliffe Paul Smith. The collection also contains a copy of Captain Smith's war record copied from Michigan in the War compiled by Jno. Robertson in 1882.

    Arrangement Note

    The tintypes and snapshots have been placed in a postcard box. Copy negatives have been made for the permanent file.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Leonidas Marion King (1841-1894) served in the 6th Regiment, N. C. Troops, CSA. After the war Smith lived in Raleigh and became superintendent to the Federal Cemetery. He is buried in the cemetery, and his marker contains the dates March 25, 1832-January 1, 1906. His wife was Mary Yates King (1841-1914). Captain James H. Smith (1832-1906) served in Troop G, 2nd Michigan Cavalry, USA. King and Smith were great-grandfathers of the donor.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. King, Leonidas Marion, 1841-1894.
  2. King, Mary Yates, 1841-1914.
  3. Smith, James H., 1832-1906.
  4. Smith, Zeliffe Paul.
  5. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 6th.
  6. United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1866). Company G.
  7. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
  8. Acquisitions Information

    The photographs were donated to the State Archives by Mrs. Jean M. Dempsey, 1914 Jumpin' Run Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 on May 13 and July 17, 1996.

    Processing Information

  9. Processed by Stephen E. Massengill, August, 1996
  10. Encoded by Stephen E. Massengill
  11. Encoding updated by Aaron Cusick, January, 2012