Collection Number: 05643-z

Collection Title: Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)

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Size 300 items
Abstract Guilford Mortimer Mooring (1847-1916) was a farmer and politician in Pitt County, N.C. The Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers consist chiefly of land indentures, deeds, and grants; personal receipts; and receipts relating to Mooring's work as sheriff of Pitt County, N.C. Also of note are an 1862 promissory note pledging payment to Temperance Congleton for keeping a group of enslaved children and an 1867 indenture for Alexander Brown, a six-year-old orphan.
Creator Mooring, Guilford Mortimer (1847-1916)
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers #05643-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Willis P. Whichard of Chapel Hill, N.C., in October 2015 (Acc. 102324).
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Guilford Mortimer Mooring (1847-1916) was a farmer and politician in Pitt County, N.C. He was married to Josephine Moore and with her had eight children. Mooring served in Company G, 8th North Carolina Infantry in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war he transitioned from farming into politics in Pitt County. He first served as justice of the peace, then from 1876 to 1900, he intermittently served as sheriff and county commissioner. In 1910, He was elected to the state legislature. Guilford Mortimer Mooring died in 1916.

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The Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers consist chiefly of land indentures, deeds, and grants, and personal receipts for newspaper subscriptions, dry goods purchased, medical care, and county and state taxes. There are also receipts documenting the settlement of court judgments made through Mooring when he served as sheriff of Pitt County, N.C., and for expenses he incurred in that position, including his time spent in court as a witness, the jail cook's monthly salary, and possibly horse feed and post office box rental.

Also of note are an 1862 promissory note pledging payment of thirty-nine dollars one year later to the widow Temperance Congleton "for keeping a lot of negro children belonging to the minor heirs of James R. Congleton" and an 1867 indenture for Alexander Brown, a six-year-old orphan, binding him until twenty-one years of age to Henry Gurganus "to live after the manner of an apprentice and servant...during all which time the said apprentice his master faithfully shall serve, his lawful commands every where readily obey...shall not at any time absent himself from his master's service, but in all things as a good and faithful servant shall behave towards his said master."

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300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers consist chiefly of land indentures, deeds, and grants, and personal receipts for newspaper subscriptions, dry goods purchased, medical care, and county and state taxes. There are also receipts documenting the settlement of court judgments made through Mooring when he served as sheriff of Pitt County, N.C., and for expenses he incurred in that position, including his time spent in court as a witness, the jail cook's monthly salary, and possibly horse feed and post office box rental.

Also of note are an 1862 promissory note pledging payment of thirty-nine dollars one year later to the widow Temperance Congleton "for keeping a lot of negro children belonging to the minor heirs of James R. Congleton" and an 1867 indenture for Alexander Brown, a six-year-old orphan, binding him until twenty-one years of age to Henry Gurganus "to live after the manner of an apprentice and servant...during all which time the said apprentice his master faithfully shall serve, his lawful commands every where readily obey...shall not at any time absent himself from his master's service, but in all things as a good and faithful servant shall behave towards his said master."

Folder 1

1784, 1815, 1832, 1856, 1862 #05643-z, Series: "Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)." Folder 1

Folder 2

1867-1876 #05643-z, Series: "Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)." Folder 2

Folder 3

1877-1878 #05643-z, Series: "Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)." Folder 3

Folder 4

1879-1885 #05643-z, Series: "Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)." Folder 4

Folder 5

1886-1892, 1898, 1903 #05643-z, Series: "Guilford Mortimer Mooring Papers, 1784-1903 (bulk 1867-1892)." Folder 5

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2016

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2016

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