This collection is arranged chronologically by year and then by date.
Scope and Contents
The McIver Family Papers consist of correspondence, fragments, a deed, a license to preach and a hand drawn map. There are forty-nine letters; the majority, thirty-eight (38) to Rev. James C. Furman, the family’s pastor at the Welsh Neck Baptist Church, from McIver family members; twenty (20) from David Rogerson Williams McIver, eleven (11) from David’s brother, John Kolb McIver; two (2) from John’s son, William Marshall McIver, and three (3) from David’s brother, Alexander Markland McIver.
There are four letters to Sarah McIver at Salem, North Carolina. This is probably Sarah Catherine McIver, daughter of Peter Kolb McIver (1795-1872), at Salem Female Academy in Salem, N.C. There is one letter to her twin sister, Harriett Chapman McIver (1825-1857). Sarah and Harriet married brothers; Sarah married James Sessions Mims (1817-1855); Harriet married Samuel Alexander Mims (1818-1864).
The Deed is dated May 30, 1837 and is between William Hale and Duncan McIver selling a lot in Society Hill.