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|Abstract||Members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families lived chiefly in Jones and Onslow counties, N.C., and of Winston County, Miss. The collection contains letters, deeds, bills of sale, contracts, genealogical material, and other items relating to William A. Cox and other members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families. Included are many deeds concerning Koonce and Cox lands; legal forms relating to the 1869 bankruptcy of William A. Cox; about ten letters dealing largely with family deaths, some of which briefly comment on farming in Henry County, Ala., 1849, and in Winston County, Miss., 1874; and genealogical charts for the Koonce family.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Primarily deeds and other legal documents, with some bills of sale, contracts, genealogical materials, and letters, concerning William A. Cox and other members of the Cox, Koonce, Battle, and Franck families. Included are genealogical materials concerning the Koonce and Battle families, several legal forms relating to William A. Cox's declaration of bankruptcy in 1869, and about 30 deeds concerning tracts in Jones and Onslow counties, N.C.
The earliest of the letters is dated 1849 and was written by Elizabeth C. Koonce of Henry County, Ala., to her aunt Elizabeth Franck of Onslow County, N.C. It discusses the death of Koonce's parents and the expectations of her grandparents' cotton crop. There are several letters dated 1874 from Michael Koonce of Winston County, Miss., brother-in-law of William A. Cox, to his niece Robena Cox, offering condolences on the death of her father, giving family news, and commenting on crops and the political situation in Mississippi. There are also a few letters from Robena Cox Harrison and her sisters, dated 1898, concerning the death of their mother, and one, 1928, from Mary Battle Eakins to Laura Koonce Sutton, containing queries and information on family connections.Back to Top
Oversized papers (OP-4588/1)Back to Top
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