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Stirewalt Family Collection

Identifier: DC0139s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of legal and financial materials, a student notebook, and family history files. The legal materials (1862-1883) include a will and a certificate of character for Valentine Stirewalt. The financial materials (1853-1878) include store receipts and a register of boarders at Catawba Springs. The student notebook (1842-1843) is Valentine Stirewalt's mathematics exercises. The family history is a photocopy of genealogical and family ancedotal information for several generations of the Stirewalt family. It includes some reminiscences of the Civil War years. Photographs related to the family are housed in the Local History Photograph Collection (see DC0139s-1 to DC0139s-8.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1842 - 1982

Biographical / Historical

Valentine Stirewalt (1824-1907) married Sarah Ann Hampton in 1849. They had 4 children: Walter Hampton (1849), Elizabeth Caroline (1853), Sarah Ann (1857), and Byrum (1859). The family lived and managed businesses in Catawba Springs and Statesville, North Carolina.


4 files_oversize (4 folders + oversize)



Physical Location

Single Manuscript Box 3s

Physical Location

Black RBR Map Case B-1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Elizabeth M. Davidson, 1982|Annette Harris Shinn, 1982

Processing Information

Processed on August 1994

Stirewalt Family Collection
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository