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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 435 items)|
|Abstract||The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other materials relating to Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger of Hillsborough, N.C., and her family. The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Weissinger, her first husband George Mulholland Johnston, and her aunt Mary Williams Burke concerning family and personal matters; social affairs in Hillsborough, N.C., and Marion, Ala.; real estate; slaves; and finances.|
|Creator||Weissinger, Eliza Mary Bond, 1805-1875.|
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Mary Williams Burke was born in 1782, in Warren County, N.C., to Mary Freeman and Thomas Burke. She taught school in Hillsborough, N.C,, starting in 1810. In 1834, she moved with her niece, Eliza Mary Bond Johnston, to Greensboro, Ala. Burke and her niece later moved to Marion, Ala., where she continued teaching and tutoring until her death in 1869. She never married.
George Mulholland Johnston was born in 1800. Johnston was a merchant in Hillsborough with business connections throughout the state. In 1831 or 1832, he married Eliza Mary Bond. In August 1834, with his wife and her aunt, Mary Williams Burke, he moved to Greensboro, Ala., where he died in September.
Eliza Mary Bond was born to Frances Doherty and William Bond, in 1805. She attended school in Fayetteville, N.C., in 1821; otherwise, she spent most of her youth in Hillsborough. She moved to Greensboro, Ala., in 1834. Following the death of her husband, she moved with her son, George Doherty Johnston, and her aunt, Mary Burke, to Marion, Ala., where she later married Leonard Weissinger. Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger died in 1875.
(Adapted from a note in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, William S. Powell, editor.)Back to Top
The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other materials relating to Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger of Hillsborough, N.C., and her family. The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Weissinger, her first husband George Mulholland Johnston, and her aunt Mary Williams Burke concerning family and personal matters; social affairs in Hillsborough, N.C., and Marion, Ala.; real estate; slaves; and finances.Back to Top
Chiefly correspondence of Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger and family, especially her aunt, Mary Williams Burke. Also included is business correspondence of George Mulholland Johnston. Seventeen pages of abstracts, written by the donor, of correspondence to Weissinger and Burke are filed in folder 1.
Chiefly business correspondence between James Hogg of Hillsborough, Robert Freeman of Warren County, N.C., and George Doherty, of Hillsborough. Letters relate to real estate, slaves, and finances, including money belonging to Mary Williams Burke.
Family correspondence of Eliza Mary Bond and business correspondence of her future husband, George Mulholland Johnston. Eliza Mary Bond's correspondence is with her aunt, Mary Williams Burke, and with other friends and family members. These letters relate to family and social matters such as health, visits, and trips. George Mulholland Johnston's correspondence includes personal letters from business associates as well as more purely business correspondence. Business correspondence deals with such matters as real estate, loans, and slaves.
Continuing family correspondence of Eliza Mary Bond Johnston and business correspondence of her husband. This period also includes letters between George Mulholland Johnston and Eliza Mary Bond Johnston.
Chiefly correspondence between Mary Williams Burke in Marion, Ala., and friends and family in Hillsborough. Letters to and from her niece, also in Marion, appear as well.
Chiefly family letters to Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger and Mary Williams Burke.
Arrangement: by type.
Financial and legal papers of the family of Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger, including business papers of George Mulholland Johnston. Items include sales receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, and financial notes.
Printed material and other items collected by Eliza Mary Bond Johnston Weissinger and George Mulholland Johnston. Included are items relating to an 1823 election in Orange County, N.C., and a certificate awarded to Johnston by the Xenophilean Society of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1817.
Processed by: Connie Cartledge, May 1986; Mark Beasley, January 1987; Revised by Suzanne Ruffing, March 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
This collection was processed with the support of the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top