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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||19.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6,000 items)|
|Abstract||Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991) was a lawyer of Wilmington, N.C. He was the son of William Berry McKoy (1862-1928) and Katherine (Bacon) McKoy, and his maternal grandfather was Henry Bacon (1822-1891). The collection consists of letters, wills, deeds, business papers, genealogical compilations, albums, writings, printed matter, and other materials (originals and copies) relating to the McKoy family, Bacon family, Usher family, Berry family, and related families of the lower Cape Fear Valley of North Carolina. The papers are organized into 116 units based on names and topics. The materials were gathered or created by William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) with additions and organization by his son, Henry Bacon McKoy, and includes genealogical correspondence and writings of Henry Bacon (1822-1891), railroad executive and government port engineer.|
|Creator||McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991, collector.|
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Henry Bacon (1822-1891) was a civil engineer, railroad executive, and stock broker. Bacon was born in Natick, Mass., but lived at Smithville and Wilmington, N.C., 1867-1891, while working with the United States government engineers in connection with river, port, and coastal facilities. His son, Henry Bacon Jr. (1866-1924), was an architect. His daughter Katherine married William Berry McKoy.
William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) of Wilmington, N.C., was a lawyer and political leader. McKoy conducted extensive genealogical and historical research in connection with his family and the lower Cape Fear valley region of North Carolina. His parents were William H. McKoy and Francenia Eliza Berry McKoy. His paternal grandparents were William and Anne Hall McKoy; and his maternal grandparents were William Augustus Berry (1804-1875) and Eliza Anne Usher Berry. William Berry McKoy and Katherine Bacon McKoy had a son, Henry Bacon McKoy.Back to Top
The collection includes letters, wills, deeds, business papers, genealogical compilations, albums, writings, printed matter, and other materials (originals and copies) relating to the McKoy, Bacon, Usher, Berry, and related families of the lower Cape Fear Valley of North Carolina. The paper are organized into 116 units based on names and topics. The materials were gathered or created by William Berry McKoy (1852-1928) with additions and organization by his son, Henry Bacon McKoy, and includes genealogical correspondence and writings of Henry Bacon (1822-1891).Back to Top
Arrangement: alphabetical by individual names, family names, places, organizations, institutions, topics and other priciples. Note that original arrangement and folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.
"Descendants of Col. Wm. Rhett. Also McKoy and Rose Families" by William Berry McKoy #03803, Series: "Henry Bacon McKoy Papers, 1691-1960." Folder 2
Typescript genealogical sketch, about 160 pages, with photographs.
Typed data, copies of pertinent wills and other documents.
Typed and handwritten genealogical data, copies of pertinent letters and papers, W. B. McKoy's own correspondence, and photographs.
Loose pages of genealogy of Rhett family, with Hasell connection, and Eleazar Allen connection.
Chiefly letters and papers of W. B. McKoy as a student; also clippings and other materials about the Masonic Lodge in Wilmington, N.C.
|Folder 103-108, 500-505||
Primarily pamphlets, magazines, and other printed material, as well as memorandum books and a small amount of letters of W. B. McKoy.
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top