Latta family c.1810 Ledger and Other Materials Now Available Thanks to Durham County Library

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A Snapshot of from the 1812-1821 Orange County for Contria Credit Ledger

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has made available some exciting materials dating back to 1812 with help from our partners at the Durham County Library!

The Latta Family Account Ledger [1812-1821] details the accounts of residents in and around Orange County at the time and includes many well known early Durham families such as the Lattas, Rigsbees, Mangums, Holloways, and Leighs.

Minutes from the School Committee of District No. 27 in Durham County from 1897 were found in between the pages of the ledger. A special item is a handwritten letter from an unidentified person writing to their sister about their time at Fish Dam School. There are also several Allen-Owen Company Receipts [1910] found alongside the ledger and a handwritten sermon.

This batch of materials is openly available for research and covers a range of topics. Genealogists looking for family histories can benefit as well as folks interested in education, entrepreneurism or religion. To learn more about the area please visit the Durham County Library website.

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