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Emily Norwood Michie Papers

Title: Emily Norwood Michie Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1781-1941
Extent of Materials: 1 Hollinger box
Location: Cabinet 20
Date of Accession: 1/5/2011
Donor: Donated by Beverly Webb of Wilmington, NC, and Kate Webb Ragsdale, of Tuscaloosa AL.  The Webbs share a common ancestor with Emily Norwood Michie in Judge William Norwood of Hillsborough, NC
Processor: Lori Neumeier
Subject Headings:
Scope and Content: Material includes Emily Norwood Michie’s genealogical research material, including correspondence, family trees and genealogies, family histories, research notes, transcripts of wills and a marriage bond, and applications for Daughters of the American Revolution membership.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical / Historical Note: Emily Norwood Michie was the wife of John C. Michie, a manager of the Durham waterworks.  Lake Michie, Durham’s primary reservoir, was named for him.  Emily Michie appears to have collected much of the genealogical material of the Norwood line during a forty-year time span, between 1900 and 1941.   The family is of English, Scottish, Irish, and French lineage.
Organization of Collection: Material is organized by topic and arranged chronologically or alphabetically.
Container List: Box 1
1. Correspondence, 1855-1941, undated
Correspondence is chiefly with family members discussing genealogy.  Includes letter from representative of John Sprunt Hill.
2. Last wills (transcriptions), 1781-1838
3. Daughters of the American Revolution Applications, 1939-1940
4. Family histories, undated
Includes histories of Battle, Brockenbrough,Harris, Lanier, Martin, Norwood, and Washington families
5. Genealogies and family trees, undated
Includes genealogical information for Briggs, Crenshaw,  Hoverton, Lanier, Macon, Martin, Moore, and Washington families
6. Genealogy research notes, undated
7. Miscellaneous material
Includes transcript of marriage bond between Amy Martin and William Moore (1795), enlarged photocopy of indenture (1849) and deed (1857), history of Edinburgh, and drawing