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|Size||About 25 items|
|Abstract||Absalom Benton Whitaker was a cotton planter with plantations in Halifax County, N.C., and Leon County, Fla. The collection includescattered letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Whitaker's cotton plantations near Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., and Miccosukee, Leon County, Fla. Also included are items relating to the estate of John Whitaker (fl. 1800), of which Absalom Benton Whitaker was co-executor with James Whitaker (d. 1829).|
|Creator||Whitaker, Absalom Benton, 1787-1845?|
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Absalom Benton Whitaker was a cotton planter with plantations in Halifax County, N.C., and Leon County, Fla.Back to Top
Materials have been divided into two parts, each housed in a folder and arranged chronologically: Absalom Benton Whitaker papers and estate of John Whitaker papers. Included in the Absalom Benton Whitaker papers, 1826-1845, are ledger sheets, receipts, letters to Whitaker, and an inventory of Whitaker's property, probably made near the time of his death. An 11 January 1841 letter is from Whitaker's son in Enfield, North Carolina, to his father in Miccosukie, Florida. Letters 17 March and 15 August 1843 from James Stamper and 2 December 1843 from Simon Partridge were sent from Miccosukie to Whitaker in Enfield. All of these letters relate to plantation activities.
Estate of John Whitaker papers, 1814-1829, relate to the settling of that estate by Absalom Benton Whitaker and his co-executor, James Whitaker.Back to Top
Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1990
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