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|Abstract||Simeon Colton (1785-1868), native of Connecticut, was a Congregational and Presbyterian minister, who lived for some time near Fayetteville and Asheboro, N.C., where he taught at schools and preached to Presbyterian and Methodist churches. The collection includes the intermittent diary, 1851-1861, of Simeon Colton; a letter about family affairs from Elijah Colton (brother of Simeon?), 1840; and three newspaper clippings about members of the Colton family. Diary entries relate to preaching, school affairs, personal and family matters, Colton's religious views and perspective on secession, and trips to New England in 1854 and to New Orleans in 1858.|
|Creator||Colton, Simeon, 1785-1868.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Simeon Colton (1785-1868), native of Connecticut, was a Congregational and Presbyterian minister, who lived for some time near Fayetteville and Asheboro, N.C., where he taught at schools and preached to Presbyterian and Methodist churches.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2009
Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, September 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